Gadot Biochemical Industries Expands its Magnesium Citrates for Food and Beverage

HAIFA BAY, Israel– The use of magnesium, especially magnesium citrate, is rapidly growing, which has prompted Israel-based Gadot Biochemical Industries, one of the leading global manufacturers of citrate-based ingredients and fortifying minerals and phosphates for the food, beverage industries, to expand its product line of magnesium citrates for food and beverage manufacturing.

Researchers predict global consumption of magnesium citrates will continue to increase, energized by the mounting consumer health and wellness awareness. According to a recent report from Global Info Research, by 2023, magnesium citrate global consumption is expected to increase to 7825 metric tons (MT) annually, with an average increase rate of 4.93% from 2018 to 2023.

Further, according to a market analysis by 24 Chemical Research, over the next five years the global magnesium citrate market is expected to reach a 3.6% CAGR in terms of revenue. The global market size is expected to hit $47 million in the U.S. alone by 2024, up from $40 million in 2019.

Magnesium, a vital element found in every tissue of the body, is necessary for the normal functioning of cells. The body needs on average 300 mg of magnesium per day, and the need for magnesium increases with the excessive alcohol consumption and increased use of laxatives and antacids, plus high levels of mental and physical stress. This can all lead to the development of magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium deficiency can lead to fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, mood instability, insomnia, back pain, cramps in the lower calf muscles, arrhythmia and dry, brittle hair and skin. Long-term magnesium deficiency also accelerates the development of atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and kidney stones.

Of all the magnesiums on the market, the most bioavailable are those that are organic; in the organic sector, citrate-based minerals provide a high percentage of organic mineral content. Magnesium citrate, which is both well tolerated and absorbed within the body, participates in most metabolic reactions and helps to promote the production and consumption of energy. As a nutrient, magnesium citrate has many advantages due to its biological properties. Principally, magnesium in its citrate form has high bioavailability.

The growing awareness of the need for higher magnesium consumption to promote good health including sport activities prompted Gadot to develop and expand its product line of magnesium citrates for food and beverage fortification. Gadot’s magnesium citrate as well as its calcium and zinc citrates are based on citric acid, a common organic metabolite.

Citrates are among the best conductors to the cells. They reduce the release of calcium in urine, lead to better absorption of vitamin C and various minerals, and help to neutralize toxins and nitrates. Citrate is also an instrumental component in the energy cycle of cells (Krebs cycle), the fundamental mechanism whereby carbohydrates, fats and proteins are converted into carbon dioxide and water to generate usable energy.

“Citrate-enriched minerals have numerous applications in the beverage and food industries, and their integration serves to enhance the overall quality of products while augmenting bioavailability,” said Ohad Cohen, CEO of Gadot Biochemical Industries. “Our GADOMAG+ provides high bioavailability, mineral content, favorable organoleptic characteristics, with an emphasis on solubility and purity. These attributes provide a solution to many of the fortification complexities inherent in the enrichment process. For example, Gadot’s entire magnesium product line is uniquely suited for the treatment of citrus-based beverages, reducing the amount of acidulants required in some cases. “Our citrate-based minerals provide the solubility of up to 20% mineral content for liquid products, even in applications that are clear,” he explained.

In addition to GADOMAG+, the company offers GADOMAG K, a citrate-based magnesium and potassium compound, in the form of a white odorless powder, designed to supplement liquid food products conveniently with a readily absorbable form of magnesium. According to Cohen, it is ideal for use in soy- and dairy-based food and beverage applications.

Gadot also offers GADOCAL+, a highly bioavailable citrate-based calcium source for food and beverage products, notably as a calcium fortifier, acidity regulator and firming agent.

With broad experience in developing innovative products tailored to the unique specifications of each customer, Gadot Biochemical Industries has earned a worldwide reputation for quality, service and responsiveness. To many of its customers Gadot has become a strategic supplier. Over 95% of Gadot’s production is exported to foremost companies in the food and beverage industries.

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