Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate – Flake Form
Our Magnesium Chloride Flakes are made from salt extracted from an ancient seabed under Northern Europe. The salt at this location has taken millions of years to produce and yields Magnesium Salt of unparalleled quality. The Magnesium Chloride found at this location is comparable, if not better, the that found at the Dead Sea.
What is Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate?
Magnesium Chloride is a salt found in salt lakes all over the world and is usually extracted from the Dead Sea, the Great Salt Lake or Ancient Underground Seabeds. It's the main constituent of Dead Sea Salt, making up more than 33% of its weight. Magnesium Chloride is a desiccant and attracts moisture from the air even in solid flake form. It's a white, odourless salt with a bitter taste and has been used for many centuries for its health benefits.
How to Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate can be added to marine aquarium water to increase Magnesium levels. Correct Magnesium levels help maintain the appropriate carbonate and calcium levels to allow coral and algae growth. Low Magnesium levels can result in a lower pH which affects coral growth and thus reducing the aquariums health.
Magnesium Chloride is often used as a De-Icer. It can increase the freezing point of water and is usually applied before ice forms as a preventative measure. Magnesium Chloride is less harmful to plant life and the tarmac/concrete that's it applied to.
Magnesium Chloride is a pharmaceutical alternative to Magnesium (as pure Magnesium is a reactive soft metal). It's often prepared into medical supplements to increase Magnesium levels.