Why is it good when something is “chelate”?

It might have caught your attention that among our products there are several products with a name containing the word “chelate”. Let’s find out why is it so important to emphasise this, what are the major things we need to know about chelate and why is it good!

 Why is it good when something is “chelate”?

The replenishment of minerals is crucial for everyone, but it is even more important for athletes. Physical work resulting in sweating, sport activity or simply a long walk in 30 degrees are enough for our body to loose minerals, trace elements and water. Sometimes this loss can be so extensive, that certain functions of the body get disturbed, which is manifested in dizziness,  fainting, muscle cramps, exhaustion etc. Replenishment is vital, but how do we know what to choose?

Many times when we take magnesium or zinc, we don’t realise that we are talking about metals. Our body also needs them for its appropriate functioning.

Magnesium-chelate and zinc-chelate. What are these good for?

Magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue as well as to normal functioning of the nervous system and to the maintenance of the electrolyte balance. It also participates in normal energy-yielding metabolism. So when you are working out hard, you are sweating and your muscles are also under stress, you are losing a lot of magnesium.

Zinc participates in macronutrient metabolism. Zinc contributes to protein synthesis and plays a role in maintaining normal fertility and reproduction. It contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nail and skin. It supports the protection of cells from oxidative stress. It contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone level in the blood, furthermore it contributes to the maintenance of the immune system.

Quality and chemical bond?

When choosing vitamins or minerals it is important that our primary selection criteria is not the price of the substances, but rather value-for-money. Which means that we are looking for good quality at a reasonable price. The chemical bond between the active agents of the product is a good indicator of quality. Maybe a few memories from chemistry lessons will help you to explain why. The bonding of atoms comes with various stability. Of course you don’t have to memorise the entire chemistry textbook to be able to choose the right dietary supplement, but it is worth learning a few things about the given formulas.

Chelate is a chemical bond, which is becoming more and more popular, because it is a very precious novelty enabling very good absorption.

Furthermore chelated compounds are not only result in better absorption, but they also prevent the effectiveness of the factors inhibiting absorption, such as phytic acid or oxalic acid. So if you choose a dietary supplement containing a chelated bond, you don’t have to worry about quality, as this is one of the latest and most effective formulas.

The product range of BioTechUSA now includes Magnesium + Chelate and Zinc + Chelate, which both contain chelated active agents!

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