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Next Generation Minerals

15 April, 2017 by Van Eeghen

More natural absorption, up to 5x better bioavailability and safer? Learn about Albion Chelated Minerals...

The Choline Need

23 June, 2017 by Van Eeghen

The Choline Need: An essential nutrient with many benefits and little recognition

Spectra Finalist Nutraingredient Awards

05 March, 2017 by Van Eeghen

Spectra™ is a finalist for the 2017 NutraIngredients Ingredient of the Year Award in the Sport & Energy category

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12-14 June 2017  7th Sport & Performance Nutrition Event, Amsterdam [EXHIBITOR]

27-28 September 2017  Supply Side West, Vegas, USA [visiting]

21-23 November 2017  Food Matters Live, London, UK [EXHIBITOR]

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Van Eeghen Functional Ingredients.

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Next Generation Minerals

Vitamins & Minerals are often categorized as one group in market reports. You probably know that minerals are important to your overall health. But do you realize that minerals are every bit as, if not more, critical to your well-being than vitamins? Your blood, bones, nervous system, cells, tissues, and immune system all rely on minerals to keep your body functioning and thriving. We are not able to produce them ourselves in the body, but need to get them from food sources.

 

Today most of the minerals used in the food supplement market are an inorganic form (oxides, carbonates, sulfates, etc.), which are poorly absorbed by our bodies. Minerals found in your daily supplement could be leaving your body without ever being absorbed and put to use. In nature, the highly bioavailable forms of minerals are packaged in proteins to protect them from binding to other food, not causing irritation to the GI tract and increasing bioavailability. Two examples are iron in the form of hemoglobin and magnesium in plant chlorophyll. (see picture on the right)

Fortunately, science and patented technology can help by creating and mimicking an organic molecule in a form the body can assimilate. These special organic forms of mineral elements are known as mineral amino acid chelates. Albion’s chelates used in food and nutritional supplements provide complete organic mineral nutrition, giving our bodies the ultimate chance to absorb the minerals for our best biological advantage.

The human body is very efficient at absorbing individual amino acids. For instance, the amino acid glycine is readily absorbed across the intestinal wall. When the glycine “grabs” and bonds with a Magnesium molecule, you’ve got Magnesium Glycinate. The chelated Magnesium doesn’t break down in the digestive process. Instead it is easily absorbed, because it gets carried to your cells bound to the amino acid.

Factors like pH and ionization have influence on the absorption of minerals and their final bioavailability in the circulatory system. Chelated minerals don’t need ionization and are not pH dependent, which results in an improved absorption and higher bioavailability. Organic mineral amino acid chelates have been scientifically proven to be more easily absorbed into the human body. Part of the reason for this higher bioavailability and tolerability is that chelated minerals are absorbed intact and break apart in the intestinal cell for transport. Organic mineral amino acid chelates have been scientifically proven to be more easily absorbed into the human body. Part of the reason for this higher bioavailability and tolerability is that chelated minerals are absorbed intact and break apart in the intestinal cell for transport.

 

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