How to dissolve calcium phosphate

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How to dissolve calcium phosphate
Calcium phosphates are found in tooth enamel, bone, and some kidney stones. (Teeth and Mouth image by Sujit Mahapatra from

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
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Black or green tea
  • Drinking water
  • Table vinegar

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  1. 1

    Use an acid to dissolve calcium phosphate outside the body. Use a weak acid, such as table vinegar to do the job.

    How to dissolve calcium phosphate
    (essig image by Angelika Bentin from
  2. 2

    Drink 2 to 3 quarts of water a day to try and flush out the calcium phosphate deposits in your body.

    How to dissolve calcium phosphate
    Water will flush out small calcium phosphate deposits in the body. (grey glass pitcher and glass and water image by Maria Brzostowska from
  3. 3

    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.

    How to dissolve calcium phosphate
    Taking vitamin C tablets throughout the day means more efficient absorption. (vitamin image by Dmitry Sosenushkin from
  4. 4

    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.

    How to dissolve calcium phosphate
    Orange juice has citrus acid which can dissolve calcium phosphates. (orange and orange juice image by Kovac from
  5. 5

    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.

    How to dissolve calcium phosphate
    Women who drink black tea everyday are less likely to have kidney stones. (blue cup and tea from a blue teapot image by Maria Brzostowska from

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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