MAG365 is made up of two ingredients: Magnesium Carbonate and Citric Acid. These ingredients, when combined with warm water, convert into ionic magnesium citrate. The addition of hot water causes the carbonate in the magnesium carbonate to disperse which causes a “fizz.” The magnesium ion is then forced to bind to the citric acid, creating ionic magnesium citrate.
Ionic is a word that is not only easily misunderstood but can be hard to understand due to its multi-faceted nature. Read below to learn more about what ionic means.
If one mixes up MAG365 in a glass of water and allows it to finish fizzing, you will see the MAG365 formulation appears translucent like water and looks as if nothing were added.
However, if one then mixes another brand of magnesium citate powder in a glass of water, there will be a clear and obvious difference. There will be no “fizz” or activation process and the competing magnesium citrate powder will have settled on the bottom of the glass, often leaving the liquid murky and unblended.
Why is it that? Because MAG365 is in an ionic solution. There is a difference in the science between how MAG365 magnesium citrate behaves and how other magnesium citrate powders behave, and understanding the difference is where words like “ionic” and “salt” come into play. These words are common in the industry and are used in the way that “organic” is the industry standard for pesticide-free food.