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5 Things You Need To Know About Chelate Minerals

Updated: May 7



1. Chelate Minerals Are Better Absorbed 1

a. Compared to inorganic minerals such as

i. Oxides

ii. Sulfates

iii. Carbonates


2. Chelate Minerals are Better Tolerated 2

a. Over 80% of the individuals in clinical studies; involving chelated minerals vs inorganic forms, had minimal to no Gastrointestinal issues: nausea, diarrhea, or constipation


3. Chelate Minerals are Efficacious: Faster Results

a. 90% of mineral chelate clinical studies shown an increase in physiological bioavailability /faster mineral uptake, elevating low biological mineral levels in less than 3 weeks, in comparison to months for inorganic minerals


4. Chelate Minerals Provide Amino Acid benefits

a. High quality mineral chelates will be bonded to specific amino acids(Lysine, Arginine, Glycine, Creatine) vs whole protein substances( rice protein, soy protein) Added benefits from these amino acids include:

i. Lysine- immune function

ii. Arginine- blood flow

iii. Glycine- cognitive function

iv. Creatine- muscle formation


5. Chelated Minerals have SPECIFIC molecular characteristics; which need to be present or it is ineffective

a. SIZE: to meet the physiological chelate requirements the molecule needs to be under 800 Daltons.

b. STRUCTURE: heterocyclic(5 sides)ring structure, where the amino acids bond to the mineral

c. VALID Ligand: the amino acid needs to be able to form such a ring structure with the roper valence and available electrons.

d. Clinically Verified, Validated, and Proven

Albion Minerals is the most well respected mineral chelate manufacture in the industry because they comply with the above Chelate characteristics and they have clinically validated the molecular structure. Albion Minerals patented the chelation process of bonding amino acids to minerals.

Albion Minerals has over 180 clinical bioavailability studies with humans, animals and invitro(cell labs) which provide positive evidence of the superior nature of absorption compared to ionic or inorganic forms of minerals.



Minerals are an essential Key to life.

The important takeaway regarding minerals is: Our bodies cannot make a mineral, hence minerals needs to be obtained from external food and or supplements.

The below video provides a visual understanding of how this process works in the body.

https://youtu.be/7xCzqA79QpY

What is the History of a Mineral Chelate?

The science of chelation goes back to the early 1900’s when the term was defined as such:

The word chelation is derived from Greek χηλή, chēlē, meaning "claw"; the ligands lie around the central atom like the claws of a lobster. The term chelate was first applied in 1920 by Sir Gilbert T. Morgan and H. D. K. Drew, who stated: "The adjective chelate, derived from the great claw or chele (Greek) of the lobster or other crustaceans, is suggested for the caliperlike groups which function as two associating units and fasten to the central atom so as to produce heterocyclic rings."

What is the History of Albion Minerals?

Albion was founded by Dr. Harvey H. Ashmead in 1956. As a pharmacist, Dr. Ashmead brought an overriding philosophy to his fledgling company that still exists at Albion to this day: “To help improve the circumstances of his fellow man.”

After studying the results in thousands of animals, research with human subjects began in 1968. In 1970, Albion introduced a line of patented amino acid chelates designed to support human nutrition.

“Over the past 64 years, Albion has pioneered research with unique and natural mineral delivery systems that have resulted in changing the world’s way of dealing with plant, animal and human mineral nutrition. This has led to healthier lifestyles in humankind and more food through greater production in plants and animals.” ~ H. DeWayne Ashmead

Using Chelate Minerals are absorbed better guarantees a faster favorable outcome for the health issue you seek to help.3

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.



1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11688075/


2https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/sites/default/files/uploads/chelated_minerals.pdf

3 https://bit.ly/3oBkdgd






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