Chelation is the process of attaching specific organic molecules to a mineral in two or more places to form a ring structure. The molecules hold the mineral like a claw, acting as a fence to protect the mineral from adverse interactions with other substances. In the body's natural process of digestion, organic acids and amino acids are used to naturally chelate minerals and help transport them across the intestinal wall.
Amino acid chelates are minerals such as calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, etc. which are chemically bonded to amino acids in two or more places. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein which is essential for the body's growth. Since the human body is very efficient in absorbing amino acids, minerals attached to amino acid will also be easily carried into the body. Once inside the body, the amino acids will be utilized by the body to build protein and release the attached minerals for other functions.
Benefits of Chelation:
Minerals and Health:
Minerals are important for proper body functions. Listed below are the important minerals, which are associated with certain body functions: