Complete Mineral Complex is ideal for use when mineral replenishment is desired. This product is iron-free and utilizes the finest chelated minerals from Albion Advanced Nutrition for optimal absorption.
Understanding Chelated Minerals
Compounds are made up of two or more elements and chelation describes how these elements are bonded together. In
their natural state, minerals are known as inorganic elements, which means they are not biological in origin. The human
body cannot use inorganic minerals directly. It must first convert them to an organic or biological form. During the
digestive process, when an inorganic mineral is presented, this conversion process starts to work, chemically bonding
the inorganic molecule to an organic molecule. This process is called chelation and the end product is referred to as a
chelate. Hence, this chelate becomes an organic compound that can now be absorbed and used by the body.
Unfortunately, many situations can negatively impact the efficiency of our body’s natural chelation process, such as
interference from dietary fiber and phytates, a non-ideal pH, or certain medications, any of which can cause minerals to
pass through unabsorbed. Thus, in reality, it can be very difficult to get minerals from food or non-chelated supplements
to keep you at optimum health.
To compensate for this, Complete Mineral Complex contains minerals in chelated form. The old saying—“you are what
you eat”—is only half true. You are what you eat and absorb. Chelated minerals are better absorbed and used in the body.