What is oxalate?

Answer Plants and animals produce oxalate, which is a salt that forms when oxalic acid mixes with sodium, potassium or calcium. Ingestion of a significant amount of oxalate can cause health problems such ... Read More »

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What is urinary oxalate?

An oxalate is a salt or ester of oxalic acid, naturally occuring in humans as well as plants such as spinach and rhubarb. Urinary oxalate, found in urine, can become a type of salt the body is unab... Read More »

Oxalate & Gout?

Gout is a painful type of arthritis. Oxalate, especially calcium oxalate, is a common type of kidney stone that may develop as a side effect of gout. These stones are extremely painful to pass.

What is calcium oxalate?

Calcium and oxalic acid are present in many familiar foods. The two substances combine to form calcium oxalate, not a problem for most healthy people. However, those with a predisposition to kidney... Read More »

How to Dissolve Calcium Oxalate?

Calcium oxalate is an ionic compound with the chemical formula CaC2O4 and a salt of oxalic acid. It's highly insoluble and dissolves poorly in water. One method for dissolving calcium oxalate in th... Read More »