Chelates is a natural means for the body to transport
minerals across the intestinal wall after digestion.
When minerals become surrounded by and bonded to
amino acids in a stable form, this is referred to
Inorganic minerals must be broken apart (inonization)
and restructured to allow it to be transported through
the intestinal wall. Ionized free minerals are known
to block the absorption of one another or to combine
with other dietary factors to form compounds that
are unabsorbable. Chelated minerals show very efficient
absorption than inorganic minerals.
There are many products on the market which are
reported to be chelates. But simply mixing inorganic
minerals with amino acids is not a true amino acid
An amino acid chelate is not as stable as the dipeptide-like
amino acid chelate due to greater exposure of the
metal in a single ring.
Two amino acids of a dipeptide-like chelate with
a total molecular weight under 1,500 is able to
penetrate the cell membrane without requiring additional
In a depetide like chelates, molar ration of metal
ions to amino acids is 1:2. Chelating minerals to
amino acids in a dipeptide like form appear to be
absorbed at a higher rate than the single-amino
acid form. It is because of their special active
transport mechanism of absorption.
Innobio has patented processes to assure the chelate
bond. Some are only complexed mixture of proteins