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The Mineral Magnesium

Indispensable for Performance

Whatever you expect your body to achieve it will require magnesium (Mg) to do it!. Every movement, every bit of mental activity requires it – and our heart needs it to beat regularly. Magnesium is essential for muscle tension and relaxation; it regulates nerve excitability and promotes cell division. It is involved in the activation of more than 300 enzyme reactions. Magnesium participates in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and plays an important role in the cardio-vascular system.

An Adequate Supply is Essential

If properly supplied, the body of an adult human will contain approximately 25 grams of magnesium. More than half of this will be present in the bones, 40% will be stored in soft tissues, while the remainder is dissolved in blood and in other body fluids, such as gastric juices.  As magnesium cannot be produced by the body itself it needs to be supplied as part of the daily diet.


Deficiencies may arise if this supply is insufficient, as may be the case in an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. But deficiencies may also be caused by periods of increased requirements, such as pregnancy, lactation or as a side effect of certain medications.

An Important Component of Health

Magnesium is one of the essential elements in the body, and may significantly affect health. Magnesium deficiency may produce the following symptoms: muscle cramps and tension, depression, anxiety, nervousness and irritability. The cardio-vascular system may react with high blood pressure, arrhythmia and angina pectoris. Disruptions of the metabolism may range from type II diabetes to metabolic syndrome to kidney stones. Gynaecologists consider magnesium deficiency a cause of menstrual cramps, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.

High-Purity Epsom Salts As A Source Of Magnesium

K+S KALI GmbH offers high-purity epsom salts (magnesium sulphate-heptahydrate) for a great variety of applications in the pharmaceutical and the food industry. Our epsom salt products are of natural origin, meet all legal requirements and are certified by independent agencies, in accordance with recognised international standards. And of course we deliver worldwide – reliably, safely and regularly.


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