Magnesium Stearate

What is Magnesium Stearate?

Magnesium stearate also known as Stearic Acid is a type of salt. It is used to bind sugar in hard candy. [1]

How is Magnesium Stearate used in food?

Magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and calcium stearate, made by hydrogenating cottonseed or palm oil, are used throughout the supplements industry as lubricants. They are added to the raw materials in supplements so that production machinery will run at maximum speeds. These fatty substances coat every particle of the nutrients, so the particles will flow rapidly. This ensures that production schedules will meet profit targets.