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|TUMS® does not contain aluminum as an active ingredient.
Some TUMS® are formulated with dyes that may contain non-absorbable aluminum in very trace amounts. This aluminum is complexed, not free aluminum, which again means that it is not available for absorption by the body. Although aluminum can be a neurotoxin in large amounts, no clear connection between aluminum intake and the development of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, or Lou Gehrig's Disease has been established. Aluminum is poorly absorbed from the intestines and the small amount that is absorbed is excreted by the kidneys, so no accumulation is expected. Moreover, calcium has been shown to reduce aluminum absorption and can thereby protect against aluminum entering and building up in the body.
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