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Magnesia for production of pharmaceutical additives

High purity caustic calcined magnesia (or calcined magnesium oxide) is used for the production of pharmaceutical additives such as magnesium acetate, magnesium stearate and basic magnesium carbonate.

While pharmaceutical grade MgO specifications concern very high purity synthetic grades, Grecian Magnesite’s high purity natural grades with high Mg content, low iron & trace elements, low acid insolubles and carefully adjusted reactivity, can be invaluable as intermediates for the production of acetates, stearates and basic magnesium carbonates or upgraded MgO grades.

As producers of magnesium oxide we can even provide a custom touch to adapt our products to meet your specific needs. Just get in touch with our sales engineers and R&D teams to guide you through our product portfolio and determine the solution that fits you best.

This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood.

Some brands are also used to treat symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart.

Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with “water pills” (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (such as severe diarrhea/vomiting, stomach/intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes).

We are only now slowly beginning to fully comprehend the physiology and chemistry of magnesium in terms of its diverse functions.

It is involved in several hundred enzymatic reactions in the body, is a vital constituent of bones and teeth, and is essential for nerve conduction in the central nervous system. Although the bulk element Magnesium has long been the object of research, new areas are constantly being discovered in the spectrum of its efficacy.

These include, for example, its role in the treatment of depression or its long-underestimated importance for good bone health in old age.

A diet sufficiently rich in magnesium is therefore extremely important, especially in the later years of age. As a manufacturer of magnesium salts we are able to make a vital contribution to the prevention of magnesium deficiency. We supply magnesium in a variety of compounds for a vast range of applications, both, as an additive in foods and an ingredient in nutritional supplements.

In the field of medicine, our magnesium salts are employed in infusion solutions, as antacids or laxatives. In the production of pharmaceutical products, especially tablets, magnesium salts are used as anti-caking and film-forming agents, and carriers. As the manufacturer of numerous pharmaceutical grades, we also produce magnesium salts to customer specifications.

In cosmetics, magnesium salts are for example often used as excipients, functioning as bulking agent or as viscosity regulator.

In our production of magnesium salts for industrial applications, we are able to vary miscellaneous physical parameters, such as bulk density or particle size. In one application magnesium carboxylates can be used to modify the antistatic properties of polyester films, to change the adhesion of plastics in glass/plastic compounds, and as carriers of liquids or anti-caking agents in solids.