The mineral salts of sodium have many different functions in the body. The body cannot produce sodium itself. For this reason, the intake of sodium through food, high quality food supplements or medicines is of essential importance in order to prevent any deficiency and associated disturbances in growth. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a sodium intake of 550 mg per day for adolescents and adults1.

Sodium is involved in the cellular transport process. It is essential for the transmission to nerve and muscle cells and hence for the stimulus transport.

Sodium can be administered in the form of tablets, effervescent tablets, drinking granules, direct granules, powders, capsules, coated tablets and injection solutions.

Our products are in conformity with the standard pharmacopeias (EP, USP, DAB, DAC) and/or the conditions imposed by food law (E number, FCC) and are available in different grades, particle size distributions and bulk weights.   

1 DGE Dach-Referenzwerte für die Nährstoffzufuhr; 2nd Edition August 2015; cf.


Under the trademark PharMagnesia® Lehmann&Voss&Co. offers the following sodium compounds:

Chemical designation / SynonymsProduct description
E500 (i)
Calcined Soda
(Single) carbonic sodium bicarbonate
Sodium carbonate is a salt of carbonic acid. Sodium carbonate is an inorganic sodium salt, which is obtained through the recovery of naturally occurring sodium carbonate containing minerals or by bringing about a chemical reaction. Sodium carbonate dissolves in water with the development of heat. In the event of contact with acids, sodium carbonate is degraded and carbon dioxide develops. For this reason, sodium carbonate is used in baking powders, chocolate and cocoa products.

Sodium carbonate is used in the areas of foods, food supplements and pharmaceuticals.
Chemical designation / SynonymsProduct description
E 331 (iii)
Trisodium citrate
Sodium citrate is a colorless or white salt of citric acid and can be obtained through the neutralization of a sodium hydroxide solution with citric acid. Sodium citrate is odorless and easily soluble in water.

Sodium citrate may be used, amongst other things, as a sequestrant, emulsion stabilizer and acidity regulator.

Sodium citrate is used in the areas of foods, food supplements and pharmaceuticals.
Chemical designation / SynonymsProduct description
E500 (ii)
Sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda
Bullrich salt 
Sodium hydrogen carbonate is a colorless or white sodium salt of carbonic acid. It occurs naturally and can be obtained by bringing about a chemical reaction.

Sodium hydrogen carbonate can be used as an acidity regulator and leavening agent.

Sodium hydrogen carbonate is used in the areas of foods, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. 
Chemical designation / SynonymsProduct description
E 339 (iii)
Trisodium phosphate
Trisodium orthophosphate


Sodium phosphate is a white and odorless sodium salt of phosphoric acid. Sodium phosphate is obtained by bringing about a chemical reaction. Depending on the sodium atoms bonded in the molecule, sodium phosphate occurs as monosodium phosphate, disodium phosphate and trisodium phosphate.

In the food industry sodium phosphate is used as sequestrant, acidity regulator, emulsifying salt or solidifying agent.

Sodium phosphate is used in the areas of foods, food supplements and pharmaceuticals.
Chemical designation / SynonymsProduct description
E 514 (i) oder (ii)
Disodium sulfate
Glauber salt (decahydrate)


Sodium sulfate is a white or colorless sodium salt of sulfuric acid, which is soluble in water. Sodium sulfate can be obtained from a natural source or by bringing about a chemical reaction.

In the food industry sodium sulfate is used as a carrier for colorants. Moreover, sodium sulfate is used in the areas of food supplements and pharmaceuticals. 

Based on your requirements, we define together with you the most appropriate sodium compound for you. The focus is on solubility, flowability, purity, content and bioavailability.