Brief introduction of Magnesium Oxide MgO
Magnesium Oxide MgO is a mineral supplement used to increase blood magnesium levels. It is a white solid, usually in powder form. It contains more magnesium than other magnesium supplements and is often used to prevent or reverse magnesium deficiency. Magnesium Oxide MgO is made by burning magnesium with pure oxygen.
In some Magnesium Oxide MgO supplements, the oxygen is exposed to magnesium salts from underground sediments or salt beds. Products made in this way tend to be less expensive than pure Magnesium Oxide MgO, but the quality may not be the same as it depends on the type of magnesium salt used in the process. The molar mass of Magnesium Oxide MgO is 40.3 grams per mole. Magnesium Oxide MgO's empirical formula is MgO, which contains approximately 60% elemental magnesium, the highest percentage of any type of magnesium supplement.
MgO also interacts with hydrochloric acid (HCL) to form magnesium chloride salt and water. Because magnesium is a molecule that cannot stand alone, it needs to be combined with something to be taken in supplement form. Magnesium Oxide MgO binds to oxygen, while other supplements, such as magnesium chelates, bind to amino acids. The salts of Magnesium Oxide MgO have antacid, laxative and muscle relaxant activities.