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Magnesium is a mineral used by the body to help maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. It is also used in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. 



Meal defines what form an ingredient is in. A meal ingredient has been ground and dried for use in a food product. 



Meat by-products are non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals. It includes but is not limited to lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, blood, bone, partially defeated low-temperature fatty tissue, stomach or intestine freed of their contents. 



Metabolise is the chemical reactions in the body's cells that change food into energy. Bodies need this energy to do everything from moving to thinking to growing. 



Microbes are tiny living things that are found all around us and are too small to be seen by the naked eye. The body is home to millions of microbes, also called microorganisms.



The microbiome is the collection of all microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and their genes, that naturally live on our bodies and inside us. Although microbes are so small that they require a microscope to see them, they contribute in big ways to human health and wellness.



Microencapsulation is defined as a process in which particles of solids or droplets of liquids or gases at micron sizes are surrounded by a coating material or embedded in a homogenous or heterogenous matrix to create small capsules with many useful properties.



Minerals are substances naturally formed in the Earth. Minerals are typically solid, inorganic, have a crystal structure and are formed by geological processes naturally.




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