R&D: Magnesium: More Needed-- January 2011

According to the "Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010," magnesium is an essential mineral for the body, and many Americans may not be getting enough. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health's Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet--Magnesium, up to three fourths of the U.S. population consumes less magnesium than is recommended.

This shortfall could drive consumers to look for magnesium fortification in a variety of foods. To help get ahead of this next potential trend, food manufacturers can try Mag-nificentÆ, a product from ICL Performance Products LP.

Mag-nificent supplies the essential minerals magnesium and phosphorus in one ingredient to support the recommended dietary guidelines. It contains two of the three minerals specified for the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and can be used in infant formulas, geriatric beverages, nutritional supplements, vitamins and ready-to-eat cereals, according to ICL.

A "Supplier Solutions" item in the November 15, 2010, issue of Prepared Foods' E-dition. (posted online 10/26/2010) discusses the nutritional benefits of magnesium and the recommended daily allowances for men, women and children. For the original, complete article, go to http://bit.ly/hRe9k8.pf

For more information:
ICL Performance Products LP * St. Louis
Nadeen Myers * nadeen.myers@icl-pplp.com
314-918-4914 * www.icl-perfproductslp.com