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What is magnesium sterate used for and what is it made of?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Diluent

Magnesium stearate is often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders.
In this regard, the substance is also useful, because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid tablets; magnesium stearate is the most commonly used lubricant for tablets.

In brief: Diluent

Magnesium stearate is often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders.
In this regard, the substance is also useful, because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid tablets; magnesium stearate is the most commonly used lubricant for tablets.
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Dr. Stephen Cirelli
Pain Management
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In brief: Used in making pills

It is a salt made from magnesium and stearic acid.
It is used in pharmaceuticals to make pills and capsules. It is also used in hard candy to bind sugar. You can see magnesium sterate every day in bathtubs as it is a major component of soap scum in bathtub rings.

In brief: Used in making pills

It is a salt made from magnesium and stearic acid.
It is used in pharmaceuticals to make pills and capsules. It is also used in hard candy to bind sugar. You can see magnesium sterate every day in bathtubs as it is a major component of soap scum in bathtub rings.
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