Overview of Magnesium stearate

What's Magnesium stearate ?

Magnesium Sterarate, also referred as magnesium octadecanoic a metal derivative synthesized from sodium stearate and magnesium. It is a fine white powder that is free of sand. it has a distinctive smell and is slippery sensation when it comes in contact with skin. This powder is insoluble in water as well as ethanol and ether and is used primarily as for lubrication, anti-adhesive agents and glider. It is especially suitable for the preparation of oils and extracts, and the prepared granules possess excellent fluidity and compressibility. Useful as a flow aid in direct compression. It can also serve as an aid to filtering, a clarifying agent, and as a foaming agent, in addition to an effective suspending agent as well as a thickening agent for liquid preparations.

An application area of Magnesium stearate:

1. Magnesium Stearate is used in medicinal products and health care products

Magnesium is a unique alternative material that could be used as a film-forming coating material suitable for preparations of solids a thickener for suspension liquid preparations that are suspended, similar things. Magnesium Stearate is safe and edible. It is also extensively utilized as an additive to health products. It is often used as a coating for tablets, as it is able to help in the release of health products at precise times as needed as well as lubrication. Active ingredient.

2. . magnesium stearate can be found in cosmetics

Magnesium , stearate, is most commonly used in powdery cosmetics, such as talcum blush, powder and eye shadows, among others. It improves the adhesion as well as the lubricity of various powders on the skin, mainly covering smoothing, stretching, and smoothing. Adhesion, absorption, etc.

3. Magnesium-stearate is used as a preservative in food

Magnesium stearate is mainly used on foods that have been pressed (tablet sweets or milk tablets, nuts chips or dietary fiber tablets honey tablets and others. ) that can improve liquidity, anti-stickiness, and lubricity of the product and also improve the surface of the tablet. The gloss helps make the tablets complete and smooth and can be used in process addition.

Also, magnesium Stearate is widely used in coatings for rubber, plastics and textiles, and many other industrial areas.

It is a great lubricating and dispersion stabilizing additional. It can also be utilized as the filter aid, a clarifying agent, a foaming agent, and an agent for thickening and suspending of liquid preparations.

Magnesium Stearate harmful to the human body

Magnesium Sterate is insoluble water and organic solutions and organic solutions, but it is soluble in hot ethanol and acids. When the body ingests magnesium-stearate, magnesium will chemically interact with gastric acid , resulting in magnesium chloride and stearic acid. Magnesium chloride is soluble in water . It can be excreted by sweat and urine. Furthermore, it can be absorption and digested by the body. So, magnesium stearate will not cause harm to human beings.

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