Contrary to what many people think, dissolving calcium phosphate does not consist of pounding it into pieces. However, dissolving calcium phosphate outside the body is just as easy to do. Inside the body however, is another matter entirely. Calcium phosphate is welcome in the body, when found in tooth enamel and bones. But when calcium phosphate deposits in the kidneys, it causes intense pain, vomiting and blood in the urine. Unfortunately, calcium phosphate can be a health problem in the form of kidney stones.
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Things you need
- Vitamin C tablets
- Black or green tea
- Drinking water
- Table vinegar
Use an acid to dissolve calcium phosphate outside the body. Use a weak acid, such as table vinegar to do the job.
Drink 2 to 3 quarts of water a day to try and flush out the calcium phosphate deposits in your body.
Take vitamin C tablets spaced throughout the day. The goal is maximum continuous absorption. This will acidify the urine, so the calcium phosphate will slowly break up in your body. Though the US RDA requirement is only 60mg for humans, taking more vitamin C is permissable because it is water soluble. This means the excess vitamin C will leave the body in your urine.
Eat citrus fruits. Drink lemon and orange juice. Anecdotal accounts say that the citric acid in the juice will decrease the number of calcium phosphate kidney stones in the body.
Drink black tea or green tea every day. A study showed that women who drink more black tea have a smaller risk of kidney stones, which includes those formed from calcium phosphates.
Tips and warnings
- If you have large calcium phosphate deposits or kidney stones, dissolving the deposit will take longer or may not be feasible.
- This article does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you notice kidney stone symptoms or any other medical problems.
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