Oxalic Acid

Definition of Oxalic Acid:

A substance that when joined with calcium in the body forms insoluble salts and hinders iron absorption from food.  It is found in such vegetables as spinach, chard and rhubarb.

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...as a treatment
“...However, the oxalic acid content of spinach means that only about 5% of its calcium is absorbed – the same is true of other high oxalate greens such as chard and beet greens...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“..."Relationship Between the Serum Concentration of Oxalic Acid and Ascorbic Acid in Chronic Renal Insufficiency", Gerold, M., et al, Nieren-Und Hochdruckkrankheiten, May 1992;21(Suppl...”
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Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...Oxalic acid in vegetables such as rhubarb, spinach and chard, and phytic acid in some grains may form insoluble salts with magnesium, causing it to be eliminated rather than absorbed...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...One of the main objections to mega-dose vitamin C use has been the possibility of developing kidney stones from elevated oxalic acid levels in the urine...”
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