Safety Facts and Side Effects About Magnesium Citrate

By: Foodchem International Corporation  08/22/2014
Keywords: Foodchem

Magnesium Citrate, CAS# 7779-25-1, is a organic compound manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White or slight yellow powder. Magnesium Citrate is widely used as acidulants. .
Is there some safety and/or health risk about Magnesium Citrate that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Magnesium Citrate is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
Suggested Dosage

As Magnesium Citrate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Magnesium Citrate for long period.
Special Groups Precaution

Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Magnesium Citrate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Magnesium Citrate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Magnesium Citrate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported. Magnesium citrate might cause allergic reaction in specific groups of individuals.
Reported Health Issues

No health issues about Magnesium Citrate reported up to now.
Related Research

1. Gastroenterology: Acute mucosal injury of esophagus and stomach induced by sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate for bowel preparation. [J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Aug]
Author: Suh JP, Choi YS, Lee SH.

2. A comparison of oral sulfate solution with sodium picosulfate: magnesium citrate in split doses as bowel preparation for colonoscopy. [Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jul 12]
Author: Rex DK, DiPalma JA, McGowan J, Cleveland MV.

3. Randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy and acceptability of split- and standard-dose sodium picosulfate plus magnesium citrate for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy. [Endoscopy. 2014 Aug]
Author: Manes G, Repici A, Hassan C; MAGIC-P study group.

4. Effect of potassium magnesium citrate and vitamin B-6 prophylaxis for recurrent and multiple calcium oxalate and phosphate urolithiasis. [Korean J Urol. 2014 Jun]
Author: Reddy SV, Shaik AB, Bokkisam S.

5. A single or split dose picosulphate/magnesium citrate before colonoscopy: comparison regarding tolerance and efficacy with polyethylene glycol. A randomized trial. [J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Jun]
Author: Kojecky V, Dolina J, Kianicka B, Misurec M, Varga M, Latta J, Vaculin V.

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