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Ranty Snippet #1

So I was looking at Priceline online shopping this morning, searching for drandruff treatments. Whenever I go to Priceline I have great difficulty finding decent shampoos and other hair products that I can use as I have a very dry and sensitive scalp and skin in general. To my dismay I found this:

http://www.priceline.com.au/index.php/sitemap-import/weight-and-vitamins/vitamins-and-supplements/homeopathy/kali-sulph-skin-balance-125.0-tab

Now I know that these things exist and they have to be sold somewhere, but my favourite shop and for $10!? Anyway, I thought I would homour Mr Schuessler so I clicked ingredients, “Each tablet contains 0.5mctg of the mineral Tissue Salt Potassium Sulphate in a lactose base.”
Does anyone know ho much an ‘mctg’ is? No? Neither does the first page of Google results… Even when I search for ‘mctg homeopathy’ I don’t get an explanation. Anyone who can figure it out, lemme know!!

Anyhoo, what is Potassium Sulfate?

Apparently it’s an acidity regulator, AKA Food Additive 515. Is the potassium sulphate only there to preserve the lactose base of the tablet?

According to Martin and Pleasance site they contain:

Calc sulph (Calcium sulphate)
Kali mur (Potassium chloride)
Kali sulph (Potassium sulphate)
Silica (Silicon dioxide)

Calcium sulphate is a firming agent (Additive 516)
Potassium chloride is a gelling agent (Additive 508)
Silicon dioxide is an anti-caking agent (Additive 551)

References

http://www.priceline.com.au/index.php/sitemap-import/weight-and-vitamins/vitamins-and-supplements/homeopathy/kali-sulph-skin-balance-125.0-tab
http://www.dh.sa.gov.au/pehs/food/additive-code-numbers-nov06.pdf
http://www.martinandpleasance.com/products/comb-d-skin-disorders-125-tablets-schuessler-tissue-salts/

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