What you're really doing is making in pill form, what was in stone form before- the magnesiumand calcium carbonate mixture.The problem with the cinnabar is that it's typical of what mineral minorities can be present andthat can, in some cases, be toxic. Each tablet contains-- 158 milligrams of calcium, 75 milligramsof magnesium, and then 2.81 milligrams of iron.Tenths of milligrams = not very much. 100th of a mg is almost vanishingly small to see by theeye.However, it's been widely understood for some time that on occasion, some products—thatdolomite, as a source for magnesium and calcium may well have arsenic or mercury oraluminum or lead as trace elements in this. Therefore, you need to be very careful. But if they arethere in very small quantities, it is not always necessary by the regulations-- depending on thecountry-- to show that there is a part per million or 100 parts per million or some otherconcentration.dubious product because most of the calcium and magnesium you can get from your diet.When look at the periodic table, the vertical columns of the periodic table represent elements thathave similar properties-- fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, all relatively easily gain an electron,and can be negatively charged.When go across the periodic table, we change the element one from the other as the atomicnumber increases-- boron, very different from carbon, from nitrogen, and oxygen, et cetera.Salts are charged species. The nucleus is composed of protons and the number of protonsdetermines the element. If the number of protons is six, it's carbon.There’s an equivalent number of electrons that balance the charges in the nucleus.If we were dealing with sodium, which is the 11th element, there would be 11 electrons to worryabout - solid white material. It has the consistency of hard butter and can be carved with aspatula or a knife and has a very strong chemical reactivity.When we say sodium in our diet, we do not mean elemental sodium. We mean sodium that haslost an electron. When put elemental sodium in water, catches fire as the sodium reacts withwater to deliver sodium hydroxide or lye and elemental hydrogen, which can combustimmediately.When talk about ionic bonding, we talk about the connections that take place between variouselements in many thousands of combinations.From the left side of the periodic table, we have elements like lithium, sodium, and potassium.