Magnesium supplements - delivering a critical nutrient
Magnesium is considered a 'super-hero nutrient' as it is essential for a wide range of vital functions. It is particularly crucial in maintaining normal energy metabolism and electrolyte balance – this means that a lack of magnesium can cause over-excitability of nerve cells, leading to muscle cramps. Magnesium supplements can not only reduce muscle cramps, but also improve tiredness and fatigue. There are a huge range of other benefits as well, since magnesium has such diverse functions in the body.
Magnesium is important for:
- Normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Electrolyte balance
- Nervous system function
- Protein synthesis
- Blood pressure regulation
- Normal muscle function
- Normal psychological function
- Maintaining bones and teeth
- Cell division
- Heart health
In the heart, magnesium plays a key role in modulating neuronal activity and muscle contraction by regulating ion transporters. Additionally, it supports regulation of vascular resistance, calcification, epithelial maintenance, and thrombosis.
In combination with the vitamins
- B6 and B12, which help regulate elevated levels of the amino acid homocysteine - a known risk factor for heart disease
- and B3, which can help lower triglyceride levels which are also so associated with heart disease
magnesium can positively impact heart health.
HERMES PHARMA’s new supplement Heart Health 'On the Go' with magnesium and B vitamins offers a convenient way to increase the intake of these beneficial micronutrients. The product contains 300 mg magnesium, 20 mg vitamin B3, 2 mg vitamin B6 and 75 μg vitamin B12:
Read more about the new FDA Qualified Health Claim for Magnesium and the Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure
Given this range of health benefits, there is a huge and growing demand for magnesium supplements. However, many of the available supplements are tablets or capsules, and over 50% of people have difficulties in swallowing these types of products. Modern-day consumers increasingly expect convenience, with many choosing to stop taking supplements if they struggle.Therefore, companies providing magnesium products must offer consumers a positive experience in order to succeed in today's competitive market. User-friendly dosage forms offer the opportunity for forward-thinking healthcare companies to set themselves apart.
User-friendly magnesium supplements
The key advantage of our products is that they are easy to take and developed with the consumer in mind. Our pure magnesium products are available in a range of user-friendly dosage forms, including:
Orally disintegrating granules
150 - 400mg, which can be poured directly into the mouth
120 - 365mg, which dissolve on contact with water to create a pleasant-tasting drink
365 - 400mg, (non-) effervescent, are supplied as a powder or granules that dissolve in water to create an enjoyable drink
Our user-friendly magnesium supplements provide a range of benefits compared to conventional tablets and capsules. In particular, they:
- Are easy to swallow
- Have an excellent taste and mouthfeel
- Are convenient to use
- Integrate easily into daily routines
In addition to pure magnesium products, we also offer products that combine magnesium with other nutrients, such as:
- Magnesium plus vitamin C, vitamins B3, B6, B9 and B12, vitamin D3, vitamin K2
- Magnesium plus other minerals or trace elements such as calcium, potassium, selenium, zinc
- Lifestyle products containing magnesium, vitamins, minerals and super foods such as matcha/green tea, acai, guarana, ginseng, L-carnitine
How you can benefit from our magnesium offering
Developing user-friendly magnesium products can be challenging, so successful companies need access to first-class expertise. At HERMES PHARMA, we have been developing and contract manufacturing magnesium products in user-friendly forms for more than 40 years – and now have more than a hundred products. In addition, our sister company, HERMES Arzneimittel, markets its own branded magnesium product line biolectra which is manufactured by HERMES PHARMA.
This extensive background in magnesium ensures we are well-equipped to deliver high-quality and regulatory-compliant products and services. We manufacture according to GMP standards and our premises are FDA Food Facility registered. Depending on your needs and any country-specific requirements, our products can be marketed either as food/dietary supplements or medicinal products.
With customers ranging from midsized healthcare companies to big pharma, we are experienced in working successfully with different partners around the world. Whether you are looking to co-develop a new supplement or in-license one of our existing products or concepts, we can support you on your journey to market success.
To learn more about our magnesium offering, see the 'Minerals & Vitamins' and 'Lifestyle' sections in our product portfolio. Download our Product & Development Portfolio now (please note, download requires registration of contact details).
If you are interested in fully customized products, please contact us.