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I had a recent bout with kidney stones, had to have them blasted out and now all is mostly well, except for a small one still left.
It was a calcium oxalate stone, and my doctor recommended limiting foods high in oxalate acid, which is food like chocolate,beets,nuts,spinach, berries, rhubarb, ect. plus drink plenty of water, of course.
So when I came across Vega I was happy to see how much good nutritional value it contained!
What I am wondering is if this vega supplement contains a vast amount of oxalates, considering that the ingredients are derived from sources such as berries and spinach.
Im just trying to find a supplement to get the vitamins and nutrients I'm missing from all the dark and leafy greens that I am disappointed to abstain from, without the extra oxalates of course!
Im sure you would need some sort of chemical test to understand the amount of oxalates in a specific product like this, but hopefully someone will have an answer!
Thanks a lot!
Hi Steven. You have absolutely nothing to worry about regarding Vega One's oxalic acid content since it contains plenty of calcium to block it's absorption even though small to moderate amounts of oxalate in the diet are harmless. The other good news is that clinical studies have shown that vitamin B6 and magnesium significantly helps prevent calcium-oxalate kidney stone formation and re-occurrence in over 90% of people who take this combination of nutrients on a daily basis. Taking mega-doses of vitamin C or 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day and drinking plenty of water supposedly helps prevent kidney stones. In an emergency situation, 2 ounces of olive oil + 2 ounces of lemon juice taken straight followed by a large glass of water can be very useful for eliminating kidney stones in less than 24 hours. Here's more info: