In a new white paper, the company explains how it compared three different USP sources of magnesium citrate ingredients in pectin-based gummies.
Innophos (Cranbury, NJ) shared new data indicating that its Chelamax chelated magnesium citrate ingredient may outperform some other magnesium compounds when it comes to formulating pectin-based gummy supplements. In a new white paper, the company explains how it compared three different USP sources of magnesium citrate ingredients in pectin-based gummies.
“Gummies are a popular delivery form for dietary supplements, vitamins, and other nutraceuticals,” the company stated in a press release. “However, gummy production can be challenging due to the complex interactions between the ingredients. With consumer interest in magnesium at all-time highs, dietary supplement manufacturers are focusing on magnesium citrate because it is known for its solubility, bioavailability, and low reactivity, making it an ideal ingredient for gummy production. Yet, manufacturers struggle to make magnesium gummies that set properly, have an appealing texture, and have higher magnesium loads.”
In pectin-based gummies tests Innophos conducted, the company said that Chelamax’s performance was superior to two other USP sources of magnesium citrate compounds tested. Pectin gummies made with Chelamax had a more pleasing texture, less stickiness, and a higher loading level of magnesium, the company says.
“Magnesium gummies made with Chelamax magnesium citrate…improve the texture and sensory experience of gummies, making them more appealing to consumers,” said Karen Winkowski, PhD, Innophos’s vice president of technology, in the press release.