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What is calcium acetate used for?

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In brief: Calcium compound

Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels.
Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it.

In brief: Calcium compound

Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels.
Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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