What are Chelated Minerals?
Organic chelation is the natural process of building an amino acid, peptide, or polypeptide fence around a specific metal so that it is available for absorption and utilization within the body. There is a considerable difference between chelated minerals and inorganic minerals. Chelated minerals consist of a mineral attached to an amino acid to assure better absorption than is possible with inorganic minerals. Minerals attached to orotic acid (a nucleic acid) are known as orotates and as such are more easily transported across the cell membrane and into the cell. The same holds true for mineral aspartates which consist of various minerals attached to aspartic acid (an amino acid) which is known to be involved in energy production within the cell itself. Chelation Functions In The Following Ways: 1. Food digestion, absorption and assimilation. 2. Formation and control of numerous body enzyme systems. 3. Synthesis of hormones. 4. Reduction of damage resulting from toxic substances. 5. Movement of vitamins, hormones, minerals and other nutrients to required tissues and organs. 6. Regulates interrelated functioning of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones, etc. in the body's cellular metabolic processes. All metabolic systems of the body using metals require organic chelated or complexed metals. All mineral chelates, gluconates, sulfates, etc., have different absorption potential.