Magnesium lactate dihydrate is produced by complete neutralisation of lactic acid with a high purity magnesium source and subsequent crystallisation. Magnesium lactate is mainly used as mineral source in food and beverages, food supplements, foods for particular nutritional purposes, and pharmaceutical preparations. Due to its neutral taste and high solubility, it is the magnesium salt of choice for mineral fortified liquid applications. As an organic mineral, it is preferred over inorganic sources because of its superior bioavailability and physiological compatibility.
Magnesium lactate is supplied as a white or almost white crystalline powder. It has a neutral taste, is practically odourless and has a good solubility in water (84 g/l).
Jungbunzlauer magnesium lactate is supplied in accordance with the requirements of the the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) and of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), always in their latest versions.
The following granulation types are available:
- White crystalline powder
- Practically odourless
- Neutral taste
- Mineral content of 10%
- Good solubility
- Highly bioavailable
- Allergen and GMO free
- Highly bioavailable magnesium source in beverages, food and pharmaceuticals
- Acidity regulator
In Europe, magnesium lactate is allowed in food supplements (Directive 2002/46/EC). In addition to existing national allowances in some countries, magnesium lactate is on the positive list of the new Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006 on food fortification. It is listed as mineral salt in the EU Regulation (EC) No. 609/2013 on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes, and total diet replacement for weight control.
In the USA, magnesium lactate can be added to foodstuff for fortification. Jungbunzlauer magnesium lactate is self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) up to 20 % of the daily value (DV) of magnesium when used in fortified food and beverages and in full compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It can be added as a favouring agent in beverage, beverage powders and dairy alternatives at a level up to 0.25 %.
In the Codex Alimentarius magnesium lactate is listed as food additive and additive permitted for use in food in general, unless otherwise specified, in accordance with GMP.
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