slaked/pickling lime (calcium hydroxide)

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  1. Peata

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    I'm thinking of getting this and using it for calcium in place of some of the milk I drink.

    Does anyone know how much is safe to take daily?
    How much calcium per spoon (1/4 or 1/2, teaspoon, etc.)
    Is there anything it should not be mixed with?
    Any other cautions?
     
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    I have taken both doses you mentioned and had no noticeable effects either way.
    It was probably beneficial at the time because I was keeping my calcium:phosphorous levels good.
    I was drinking it most days in the beginning of Peating although haven't partaken in several weeks.
    I personally use calcium glucarate and pearl powder for my extra dose of calcium each day.
    I think it is a good product to have on hand though, and its cheap.
    I read that 500 mg of Calcium should be the maximum taken in one meal.
    Although milk has much more than that if you drink a quart in one sitting. 1200 mg
     
  3. burtlancast

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    Slaked lime is one of the most alkaline substances known to man; aren't you afraid on it's effect on the gastric juices ?

    Some people absolutely cannot tolerate such substances, like baking soda.
     
  4. Mittir

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    You are right. It is used to neutralize acid in OJ or other acidic juice.
    Tropicana adds calcium Hydroxide in their calcium+ Vitamin D Orange juice.
    I do not think anyone should ingest it on
    its own unless the amount is very small, as found in masa harina.
    Slaked lime only should be used in acidic juice to lower acidity.
    I mentioned it many times in my posts that i add slaked lime in my OJ to reduce acidity.
     
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    Peata

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    Yes, I should have made clearer I intended to mix it with liquid rather than taken straight. I remembered that Mittir used OJ. But I'm glad to have it clarified that it should only be used in acidic liquids, sounds very important.
     
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    Peata

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    So you're not using it to add substantial calcium, rather just a pinch to neutralize OJ -and whatever calcium you're getting is just a little bonus?
     
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    Linus Pauling used to buffer his Vit C with baking soda; i wonder what slaked lime + vit C would result in, lol
     
  8. Mittir

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    It depends on the sourness of OJ. 1 gram of calcium hydroxide has about 500 mg of calcium.
    If i am not drinking OJ, I use lemon juice . I can usually add 1 gram of calcium hydroxide to
    neutralize few tbs of lemon juice. RP thinks calcium carbonate is better than calcium
    citrate ( calcium citrate = slaked lime + lemon juice or OJ, some calcium ascorbate too).
     
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    OK, thanks for info. I am going to look into other sources for calcium instead.
     
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