Magnesium peroxide provides many additional benefits of magnesium, which are attributed to its capacity to release oxygen progressively when used as directed. Magnesium is an ideal carrier for the oxygen, since it is an antacid and alkalizes the gut fluid, enabling the oxygen to dissolve. Magnesium Peroxide progressively liberates the oxygen upon contact with the acids in water and also imparts a beneficial high alkaline reaction to water to which it is added. Oxygenated Magnesium has additional advantages over other forms – such as significantly greater mineral ionisation.
white or yellowish powder
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The majority of magnesium peroxide exported to the United States is used in the hydraulic fracturing process used to extract natural gas from shale. A small amount may also be used for soil bioremediation (to decontaminate soil).