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A Riddle of Positive Ion Proportions

What do cell culture, cooking beans, and soft water all have in common? You just gotta get rid of those pesky calcium and magnesium ions. To transfer cells to a new container, use EDTA to CHELATE IT OUT! To soften those bean skins and prevent the beans from exploding, use salt to ION EXCHANGE IT OUT! To keep your shampoo properly beautifying those tresses, DOUBLE-WHAMMY IT OUT!
posted by sunnichka on Jan 15, 2013 - 9 comments

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2, a fat-soluble vitamin also known as menaquinone, was long thought to be a different version of the more commonly known Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone, best known for its role in clotting). But recent studies have shown that poor Vitamin K2 status is associated with a number of other health issues, including increased risk of coronary artery disease and frature. By directing calcium from soft tissues into your bones, K2 reduces soft-tissue calcificiation, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), and increases bone density. [more inside]
posted by pie ninja on Jul 13, 2012 - 64 comments

Calcium supplements, not so good.

Calcium supplements linked to significantly increased heart attack risk.
posted by storybored on May 26, 2012 - 30 comments

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Please ensure that you have your copybook at hand. Calcium, you may know it as Jinny, or Ninny, or Peter's Peck, but whatever you call it, Calcium, valency 1, atomic weight 44 is one of the most important elements known to mankind.
posted by nile_red on Feb 3, 2006 - 32 comments

I've got some ocean front property in Arizona, from my front porch you can see the sea...

The Coral Calcium scam. Coral Calcium products are on fire right now, with infomercials and brochures claiming that the miracle supplements can cure everything from fatigue to cancer. Of course there is no scientific evidence supporting any of these claims and one of the two men featured in the infomercials is a convicted felon named Kevin Trudeau. New FTC actions are ongoing and The Mayo Clinic has just sent out a letter to patients warning that the broad range of benefits claimed by those marketing some Coral Calcium products are simply too good to be true and that if the calcium indeed comes form the Okinawa area as claimed, it could be contaminated with lead.
posted by bargle on Jun 11, 2003 - 15 comments

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