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Magnesium Carbonate

Also Known As : Magnesite


Usage Tips

  1. It can be used to keep powdered foods from clumping.
  2. It is used in salt, sugar powder and dairy products.

Common names and forms

  1. Magnesium carbonate


Magnesium carbonate is an inorganic salt in the form of white odourless powder. It is obtained by mining the mineral magnesite. It is used as a mineral supplement.

Health benefits

  • It is helpful to treat painful migraines.(1)
  • It is very effective to balance the phosphate levels in people with chronic kidney diseases.(1)

Selection Guide

It is used for color retention in foods.


Magnesium carbonate can cause flatulence, diarrhea and acidity with regular use of it. It can also cause gallstones and nausea.(2)

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