What is Dolomite Powder?
Dolomite powder is a very inexpensive and useful calcium supplement for adding to coconut milk tonic, quick broths, and other beverages. Be sure to purchase the powder, not the tablets. One teaspoon contains the calcium provided by one quart of milk.
I purchased KAL dolomite powder and found that it dissolves well and is a great price too. Please note that this is an affiliate link and I get a very tiny % of each sale. This is the brand of dolomite powder that Sally Fallon recommends in the Eat Fat Lose Fat book resources section.
Here is an excerpt from the EFLF offical site FAQ about dolomite powder and heavy metals:
Q: I love using your Coconut Milk Tonic as an alternative to milk–I am very allergic to milk, even raw milk. But the tonic contains dolomite as a calcium source and I am concerned about reports of toxic metal contamination “of many randomly selected and analyzed dolomite supplements” S.T.
A: Dolomite is a rock substance that was used by traditional peoples, and is also an ingredient in many calcium supplement pills. KAL, producers of the product we recommend, reports that the legal amount of heavy metals including lead is 3 parts per million. The KAL product tests for 1 part per billion. If it is more than 1 part per billion, the batch is rejected. Note that the pdr site says “many” randomly selected supplements, not all. Dolomite is a very inexpensive source of calcium and may represent competition to other more expensive supplements. Hence, the bad press about contamination.
Here is the full label for the 16 ounce KAL Dolomite Powder:
Directions: take 1 teaspoon mixed into beverages or food. More palatable if mixed with milk, milk shakes, yogurt, yogurt shakes, homemade pasta, casseroles, baked goods, meat loaf or vegetable loaf. Store in a cool, dry place.
Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
serving size: 1 teaspoon (5g)
Servings per container: 90 (for the 16 ounce bottle)
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate from Dolomite Powder) 1100mg amt/serving 110% Daily value
Iron – 2 mg amt/serving 11% Daily value
Magnesium (as Magnesium Carbonate from Dolomite Powder) 630mg amt/serving 158% Daily value
Other ingredients: NONE
Discussion: Calcium and Magnesium provide nutritive support for normal, healthy bones and teeth, proper nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction. Phosphorus-Free. Iron provides nutritive support for healthy oxygen utilization.
KAL guarantees that NO ingredients other than those listed on this label have been added to this product.
Packaged by weight, not volume. Some settling of contents may occur.
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