Swanson Albion Chelated Zinc supports the immune system, prostate health and is essential to normal testosterone function. Our capsules contain 30 mg of Albion amino acid chelated zinc.
The chelated form of zink is the result of the mineral becoming chemically bound to amino acids in a very specific manner. Chelation occurs during the digestive process to facilitate transport of minerals across the intestinal wall so that they may be utilized throughout the body. Amino acids are not the only "chelators" available, but they are ideal for minerals. The body is very efficient at absorbing individual amino acids, and Albion has identified the amino acid glycine as the preferred molecule for creating organic chelated minerals. Glycine is readily identified and absorbed across the intestinal wall, and Albion's glycinate chelates are actually small enough to transport right to the cells themselves!