Name(s): Magnesium carbonates (i) Magnesium carbonate (ii) Magnesium bicarbonate (Magnesium hydrogen carbonate).
Classification: Acidity regulator, Anticaking agent.
Function Details: Acidity regulators, alkali, and anti-caking agents.
Origin: Produced from magnesium hydroxide, but also occurs as a natural mineral.
Dietary Restriction(s): None, E504 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
Side Effect(s): Laxative.