Magnesium stearate

Magnesium stearate is a hydrophobic pharmaceutical excipient, which in the narrower sense consists of a magnesium ion and two stearates. It is used, among other things, in tablet, capsule and powder production. Magnesium stearate is a very commonly used lubricant that improves gliding properties and prevents sticking to the surfaces of machines - for example, in tableting.

Magnesium stearate is available as a pure substance in pharmacies. It is contained as an excipient in numerous medicines and especially in tablets.

Structure and properties

Magnesium stearate is a hydrophobic compound of magnesium and a mixture of solid organic acids, mainly consisting of varying proportions of magnesium stearate and magnesium palmitate of plant or animal origin.

Magnesium stearate is present as a white, very fine, light powder that is greasy to the touch. It is practically insoluble in water.

Magnesium stearate


Magnesium stearate is very commonly used as a lubricant. It improves lubricity by reducing friction and adhesion. Magnesium stearate prevents the powder from sticking to the machines during production - for example, to the punch during tableting.

Fields of application

Magnesium stearate is used as a pharmaceutical excipient for tablet, capsule and powder production, among other applications.

Magnesium stearate in Mastic Comfort Masticlife

The magnesium stearate contained in Mastic Comfort (sachets) is of vegetable origin. So is magnesium stearate vegan? Our magnesium stearate is suitable for vegans and vegetarians because it is derived from natural plant sources.

Because mastic gum is a purely natural plant substance, we always choose ingredients that are such that we produce premium quality dietary supplements with Chios mastic.

Benefits of Mastic Comfort Masticlife

The finest quality Chios mastic is crushed into a fine powder, which combined with inulin and stearate is the content of Mastic Comfort sachets. These mastic sachets are designed for comfortable use, for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules.

  • all Mastic Comfort ingredients are of vegetable origin
  • Mastic Comfort is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • gluten and lactose free
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the digestive tract 
  • use: 2 sachets per day
  • high mastic content in a sachet: 800 mg
Mastic Comfort Magnesium stearate
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