Ingredion Inc., a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, announced that it is expanding its portfolio of nutrition offerings with the addition of AQUAMIN® marine magnesium. Derived from the cold, mineral-rich European seawaters off the coast of Iceland and Ireland, AQUAMIN marine magnesium delivers 35 percent magnesium to support bone and cardiovascular health.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to overall well-being. Approximately 50 percent of total body magnesium is found in bone—the other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Health specialists have long emphasized the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in daily diets. Good dietary sources of magnesium include nuts (especially almonds), whole grains, wheat germ, fish, and green leafy vegetables. Yet as with many nutrients, daily needs for magnesium may not be met from food alone, providing an ideal opportunity for magnesium fortification.
“AQUAMIN marine magnesium complements our nutrition portfolio well by providing supplement manufacturers with yet another ingredient solution to deliver meaningful bone and cardiovascular health benefits,” said Santiago Vega, senior nutrition manager with Ingredion Inc. “AQUAMIN marine magnesium is unique compared to other magnesium ingredients because it delivers a high concentration of magnesium hydroxide from a natural source—calcined seawater.”
Numerous ongoing and published studies support the benefits provided by AQUAMIN® marine magnesium, specifically bone and cardiovascular health, as it provides bioavailable magnesium. Available in powder and granular form, AQUAMIN® marine magnesium delivers 35 percent magnesium from a natural source and health claim opportunities in supplement applications.