Magnesium phosphate is one of the forms of magnesium phosphates and it is a magnesium acid salt of phosphoric acid with the chemical formula MgHPO4. Magnesium Phosphate is naturally found in humans such as found in the brain, spinal cord, heart, liver, lungs, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, intestines, thyroid gland, as well as the nerve and muscle cells. Magnesium phosphate occurs as a white crystalline powder and hygroscopic in nature. It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.
Magnesium phosphate is manufactured by partial neutralization of phosphoric acid with magnesium oxide and drying the resultant product.
Magnesium phosphate is used as an emulsification agent and acid regulator. Magnesium phosphate emulsifies two liquids that do not blend easily. Magnesium phosphate is used in food as an antioxidant synergist. Magnesium phosphate also acts as a stabilizer which enhances the taste and appearance of dishes and preserves their flavour. Magnesium phosphate with other sodium phosphates is used as a buffering agent to acidity in soft drinks. Magnesium Phosphate has been found in natural foods like vegetables and grains. Magnesium phosphate has also been used as a nutritional supplement. Magnesium phosphate is often used as a hot drinks and beverages.
Magnesium phosphate is effective in treatment of piercing, stinging or shooting pain, pain that appears irregularly, migraines, colic, painful cramps, nervousness, restlessness, constipation & fever blisters. Magnesium phosphate is also used for treating blood phosphate levels that are too low and for preventing kidney stones.
Magnesium phosphate is used to treat steel to withstand corrosion and is used extensively in the steel industry. Magnesium phosphate is used extensively in toothpaste and in the farming industry as an animal feed.