Medically reviewed on June 7, 2018
Dolomite also is known as dolomitic limestone.
What is Dolomite?
Dolomite is a form of limestone, rich in approximately equal parts of magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate. It is found widely throughout the world. Dolomitic limestone contains about five times as much magnesium and five eighths as much calcium as ordinary limestone. Dolomite also contains small amounts of chlorine, phosphorus, and potassium, in addition to more than 20 other trace elements.
What is it used for?
Dolomite long has been used as a source of calcium and magnesium for animal feeds. Dolomite now is available in a number of dosage forms including tablets and chewable wafers, to be taken as dietary supplements. In animal models, minerals from dolomite are well absorbed. Research reveals no animal or clinical data regarding the use of dolomite as a magnesium and calcium supplement.
What is the recommended dosage?
There are no recent clinical studies of dolomite to provide a basis for dosage recommendations.
Contraindications have not yet been identified.
Information regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation is lacking.
None well documented.
The use of pure dolomite supplements has not been associated with toxicity.
Products contaminated with heavy metals are considered hazardous.
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