Bluebonnet’s Albion Chelated Multimineral Caplets are a high potency; fully reacted amino acid chelate multimineral supplement formulated with advanced chelating agents, including: malates, citrates and glycinates. Bluebonnet Nutrition Iron-Free Chelated Multiminerals are available in easy-to-swallow caplets for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Albion Laboratories has developed a process that produces a stable, nutritionally functional mineral chelate, which provides reliable and effective mineral nutrition. Albion's patented technology replicates the body's natural chelation process, essentially turning inorganic minerals into small, highly bioavailable organic molecules (non-ionized). This process ensures that the mineral will remain stable throughout digestion and ultimately result in maximum absorption.
Dietary minerals serve a life-sustaining function by helping your body operate properly and remain strong. Minerals build skeletal and soft tissues, and they also regulate processes - such as heartbeat, blood clotting, internal fluid pressure, nerve reactions, impulse transmissions, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, acid/base balance to keep the pH of the body neutral, as well as enzyme and hormone systems.
In addition, dietary minerals make up 60 to 80% of all the inorganic (non-carbon containing) material in the body, and they fall into two categories: macrominerals and microminerals. There are seven macrominerals, also known as major or bulk minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur. They are present in virtually every cell in the body and at least 100 mg of each are needed daily just for normal functioning and well-being.
Microminerals, commonly called trace minerals, are required in smaller quantities - typically less than 100 mg per day. Still, some are considered "essential" for good nutrition. Essential microminerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Unfortunately, dietary minerals have low bioavailability, which means in their natural state, they are not readily available for use in the body. This is because minerals are too big and bulky with high molecular weights, so they are unable to cross the intestinal membrane intact. To enable dietary minerals to pass through the intestinal wall where they can be absorbed into the blood stream, they are usually attached to a "carrier." This is why minerals are found in various forms like magnesium aspartate and calcium citrate.
Mineral chelates (pronounced KEY-lates) are minerals bound to special "carriers" like amino acids and are particularly effective in propelling nutrients into the blood stream. Few nutritional substances cross the intestinal wall as quickly and easily as amino acids, thanks to their unique active transport mechanism of absorption. By linking the two, the amino acid is able to transport the mineral across the intestinal lining into the body, so it can be put to use. However, to be transported intact, the mineral must have a stable bond to the amino acid. Simply mixing minerals with amino acids - a basic ionic and hydrogen bond - will not produce a stable product. Mineral "chelates" created in this manner often lose their integrity during digestion and compromise the nutrient's availability.
Calcium (macromineral) is the most abundant mineral in the body found primarily in the teeth and bones, supporting their maintenance and growth by making them dense and strong. A small amount of calcium is present in blood plasma (1%) and other body fluids, where it influences muscle contraction, nutrient passage through cells, nerve transmission and blood clotting. Dietary sources high in calcium include milk, cheese, fortified cereals and green leafy vegetables.
Iodine (micromineral) is vital for proper physical and mental development. Iodine helps produce hormones in the thyroid gland, which regulates the conversion of fat to energy, stabilizes body weight and regulates metabolic reactions involved in oxidation. These hormones are also needed to help form bones and keep skin, nails, hair and teeth in prime condition. Dietary sources high in iodine include table salt, milk, fish and eggs.
Magnesium (macromineral) helps maintain muscles, nerves, bones, and teeth and is essential for carbohydrate and protein metabolism, cell reproduction, and smooth muscle action, including heart muscle tone. Magnesium is required for cellular metabolism and energy production. It also facilitates absorption of calcium and potassium and the processing of vitamin D. Dietary sources high in magnesium include milk, cheese, green leafy vegetables, yogurt, grains, apples, bananas and wheat bran.
Zinc (micromineral) is vital to a multitude of biological functions, including immune resistance, digestion, reproduction, physical growth, blood sugar/insulin control, taste and smell. In fact, zinc supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence. Immune cells, pancreas, salivary glands and the prostate gland secrete zinc. Dietary sources high in zinc include meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, brewer's yeast, dairy products, beans and lentils, yeast, nuts, seeds (especially pumpkin seeds) and whole grain cereals.
Selenium (micromineral) is a constituent of glutathione peroxidase, an antioxidant enzyme that helps neutralize the effects of free radicals, heavy metals and other toxins within body tissue. Selenium supports the immune system, promotes energy production, and plays a role in tissue elasticity and pancreatic functions. In addition, selenium helps support the health of menopausal women, as well as the reproductive health of men by assisting in the production of healthy semen. Dietary sources high in selenium include whole grains, bread and fish.
Manganese (micromineral) helps produce the enzymes that metabolize protein and fat, as well as being utilized in the manufacture of sex hormones and breast milk in females. Additionally, it has been shown to help neutralize free radicals, stimulate growth of connective tissue, and support normal nerve and brain function. Manganese is also necessary for normal skeletal development and pituitary gland activity and enables the body to utilize vitamins C, thiamin, biotin and choline. Dietary sources high in manganese include whole grains, eggs, blueberries and beet tops.
Chromium (micromineral) is an essential nutrient required for normal sugar and fat metabolism. It works primarily by augmenting the action of insulin and by stimulating fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for brain function and other body processes. Plus, it activates enzymes that drive numerous essential chemical reactions, as well as assisting in nucleic acid metabolism, growth and immune function. Dietary sources high in chromium include eggs, beef, whole grains, cereals, spices, mushrooms, coffee, tea, broccoli, brewer’s yeast and molasses.
Copper (micromineral) aids iron absorption by playing an important role in the formation of red blood cells, specifically hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. It helps produce elastin and collagen that enable wounds to heal and helps convert amino acids into pigments (melanin), adding color to hair and skin. Dietary sources high in copper include breads, grains, broccoli, eggs, oysters and liver.
Molybdenum (micromineral) is needed for normal cell function and nitrogen metabolism. It is part of xanthine oxidase and aldehyde oxidase, which are both involved in the body's production of genetic material and proteins. In addition, molybdenum helps break down sulfite toxin build-ups in the body, leading many to believe that this trace mineral has antioxidant properties. Dietary sources high in molybdenum include milk, lima beans, spinach, liver, grain, peas and other dark green leafy vegetables.
Boron (micromineral) aids in the body's ability to use calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. It also assists in normal brain function and recognition. Dietary sources high in boron include green leafy vegetables, bananas, peaches and apples.
Potassium (macromineral) is found in both intra- and extracellular fluid and plays a major role in fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as heart muscle activity. It is also necessary for carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. Together with sodium, potassium is required for growth, building muscles, and transmission of nerve impulses. Dietary sources high in potassium include bananas, vegetables (especially legumes), whole grains, citrus fruit, apple cider vinegar, molasses, fish and unprocessed meats.
As a dietary supplement, take three smaller easy-to-swallow caplets daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Serving Size = 3 Caplets
Servings per Container: 20
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) - 400 IU (100%DV)
Calcium (as malate, citrate, bisglycinate chelate) - 1000mg (100%DV)
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate chelate) - 20mg (111%DV)
Iodine (as potassium iodide) - 225mcg (150%DV)
Magnesium (as oxide, bisglycinate chelate) - 400mg (100%DV)
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate) - 25mg (167%DV)
Selenium (as glycinate complex) †† - 10mcg (14%DV)
Copper (as copper bisglycinate chelate) - 1mg (50%DV)
Manganese (as manganese bisglycinate chelate) - 10mg (500%DV)
Chromium (as chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate) - 100mcg (83%DV)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum glycinate chelate) - 75mcg (100%DV)
Potassium (as glycinate complex) †† - 99mg (3%DV)
Betaine HCI - 100mg*
Glutamic Acid HCI - 100mg*
Horsetail Powder - 10mg*
Boron (as amino acid complex) †† - 3mg*
Vanadium (as vanadium nicotinate bisglycinate chelate) - 50mcg*
* Daily Value not established.
†† Albion Advanced Nutrition Amino Acid Complex
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose, stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silica, vegetable glaze.
Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Also free of yeast, gluten, barley and sugar.
Minerals are shown in their elemental value.
Bluebonnet KOF-K Certification #K-0000700