CALABASH CHALK

CALABASH CHALK
Calabash chalk, also known as Nzu or Calabar stone, is not a vitamin. It is a type of edible clay rich in various minerals like calcium and magnesium, commonly used for its earthy flavor.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Calabash chalk is a type of clay. Some people, especially pregnant women, eat calabash chalk as medicine. But calabash chalk contains heavy metals like arsenic and lead, which can be dangerous.

Despite serious safety concerns, calabash chalk is used for morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and skin care, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Calabash Chalk, also known as Nzu or Calabar stone, is a naturally occurring clay mineral rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, and trace minerals. While not a true vitamin, some communities believe its consumption can improve digestive health and provide essential nutrients.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Calabash chalk is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It contains lead and other heavy metals that can cause severe adverse effects when consumed in large amounts or for a long time.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calabash chalk is safe or what the side effects might be.

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Calabash chalk is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It contains lead and other heavy metals that can cause severe adverse effects when consumed in large amounts or for a long time.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calabash chalk is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Calabash chalk is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It contains lead and other heavy metals that can cause severe adverse effects to the infant when consumed in large amounts.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of calabash chalk depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for calabash chalk. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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