How & Why Chelates (key-lates)
The basis of Albion’s products is science. Science that is researched, developed and then verified by third party sources. These third party sources take the form of independent clinical studies, independent scientific associations whose sole purpose is to catalogue molecules by structure and finally acceptance by strict government regulatory bodies around the world.
The basic philosophy of Albion products is to create an organic mineral compound that is more effective and bioavailable than its inorganic mineral counterpart. We create these compounds in the laboratory under strict conditions that mimic our own digestive processes for making chelates. The building block for all our chelated minerals are the highest quality amino acids. Amino acids are a very important protein chain that is both used in many bodily functions as well as created by the body for specific purposes in the body.
The two short video modules shown on this page illustrate firstly what a compound is and secondly what an organic compound is. The illustration of the amino acid glycine shows the smallest of all the amino acid structures and how it is bonded in a very special way to a nutritional mineral resulting in an organic compound. The type of bond the atoms make in this molecule are what is so important and sets it apart form other mineral compounds. The unique chelate bond makes a connection at two point on the mineral forming a ‘ring’ with the amino acid….Please see these two short videos to see and understand more.