Jost Chemical Increases Production Capabilities for High Purity Magnesium Citrate
Jost Chemical Company is pleased to announce the expansion of its magnesium citrate manufacturing capacity for food, nutritional ingredients, and pharmaceutical applications as increased global demand continues to put strain on supply chains.
“Magnesium is a vital nutrient and is the active mineral in at least 300 known enzymes in the human body. It is required to help the body produce energy, and is crucial for protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation,” said Joseph Hardimon, Global Research Director for Jost Chemical.
Deficiencies in magnesium have been well-documented and may lead to serious health issues. Hardimon added, “Habitually low intakes of magnesium can induce changes in biochemical pathways that can increase the risk of illness over time, such as: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and even migraine headaches. More recent studies have suggested that magnesium offers calming properties, and it is thought to promote mental and muscle relaxation.”
Increased consumption of processed foods and the depletion of nutrients in topsoil, especially in North America, has made it easy to become magnesium deficient. Supplements have become important for people to attain the proper amount of this vital mineral.
“Many magnesium supplement products contain magnesium citrate because of its consistent magnesium loading, neutral taste profile, and thermal stability, making it effective in a variety of formulation applications such as pre-mixes, stick packs, gummies, tablets, capsules, and ready-to-drink beverages,” says Hardimon.
Absorption of nutrients (bioavailability), especially for minerals, is critical for efficacious supplementation. Magnesium citrate is a chelated mineral salt and studies have shown that chelates have better absorption and uptake than other magnesium sources such as magnesium oxide or magnesium carbonate.
Jost Chemical is a proud FDA-registered manufacturer of high purity chemicals that exhibit extremely low levels of vagrant metals. While the USP and FCC have firm limits on impurities that can be present in a substance, many customers come to us for applications that require purity levels beyond the USP/FCC monographs. Many of our products meet multi-compendial requirements, including USP, NF, EP, FCC, JP, GB, and ACS – and they are rigorously tested for contaminants. Every step of the process is controlled to make sure that all products meet the highest levels of purity.