Acids, Alkalis and Metals
How we use them in our everyday lives
Acid + magnesium oxide = neutralisation
Magnesium is an element your body needs to function normally. Some people use it as an antacid to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Magnesium oxide also may be used as a laxative for short-term, rapid emptying of the bowel (before surgery, for example). Magnesium oxide also is used as a dietary supplement when the amount of magnesium in the diet is not enough.