Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous authorized for use as a food additive in the European Union

21 Feb 2024
Discover the latest update on EU food additive regulations with the approval of Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous.

Discover the latest update on EU food additive regulations with the approval of Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous.

New EU Regulation on Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous

On February 12, 2024, the EU boldly moved by assigning Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous the E number E 345 (i), which will be added to Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. This decision will standardize the use of Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous as stabiliser and anti-caking agent in solid food supplements up to 100 000 mg/kg. The move simplifies regulations, promoting innovation and potentially leading to a healthier population.

The decision reflects a greater understanding of nutritional science and a commitment to public health, making magnesium more accessible and highlighting its vital role in our diets.

Implications for the Food Industry

The approval signifies a significant shift in the EU's food additive scene. Food and supplement manufacturers now have a clear path to innovate and improve product quality while meeting regulatory standards. This change opens doors for advancements in nutritional science and health benefits through magnesium supplementation.

Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is a crucial mineral that plays a pivotal role in various bodily functions, aiding in relaxation and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. With authorized health claims from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), including reducing tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance, normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function, maintenance of normal bones and teeth is essential in promoting overall well-being. 

Innovation Opportunities for Food and Supplement Manufacturers

Professionals in the food and supplement industry now have the opportunity to leverage the approval of Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous to innovate and create products that surpass regulatory standards. This decision serves as a stepping stone for further advancements in nutritional science and health, encouraging the development of high-quality supplements, fortified foods, sports nutrition and functional and hydration beverages.

Gadot's Offerings in the Magnesium Market

Gadot manufactures soluble Tri Magnesium Citrate Anhydrous 16%, Halal, Kosher certified, meets the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia and the European Pharmacopeia.

CAS Number: 3344-18-1

Molecular Formula: Mg3(C6H5O7)2

Recommended applications are beverages, dry blends, capsules, gummies and tinctures.

With magnesium gaining recognition for its health benefits, Gadot's offerings cater to the rising demand for magnesium products for stress management, mental health , bone and  women´s health.

To learn more about Magnesium, we recommend to read the following article by Michael Paikin: MAGnesium, a MAGic mineral.


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2024/346 of 22 January 2024 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the use of trimagnesium dicitrate in food supplements

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health


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