Advanced mineral nutrition! Essential mineral in chelate form for optimum absorption. What is Vitacost Chelated Manganese - Albion® Manganese Glycinate Chelate? Vitacost Chelated Manganese - Albion® Manganese Glycinate Chelate is a high quality chelated form of the mineral manganese. Chelated minerals are minerals that have been chemically bound to another molecule (typically an amino acid) to form a complex. Chelation naturally occurs during digestion after stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. Amino acids bind to minerals assisting their transport through the intestinal walls. Unfortunately the body is not efficient at producing chelated minerals. So Albion developed an exclusive technology that mimics the body’s natural chelation process producing readily absorbable organic chelated minerals in supplement form. Glycine an easily identified and efficiently absorbed amino acid is the chelator (binding agent) most commonly used in Albion formulations. Albion chelated minerals are:. Produced in laboratories under carefully controlled conditions utilizing an advanced patented chelation process. Nutritionally functional with an ultimate glycine-to-mineral molar ratio. Clinically researched and chemically validated with TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System). Guaranteed pure and stable. How does Vitacost Chelated Manganese - Albion® Manganese Glycinate Chelate support health? Manganese is considered an essential mineral because it is required for proper function of the body. Supplies 10 mg of manganese per single-capsule serving. Why choose Vitacost Chelated Manganese - Albion® Manganese Glycinate Chelate? Features Albion chelated manganese for optimal absorption. Includes a proprietary absorption-support nutrient blend with ginger root black pepper (Piper nigrum) digestive enzymes and prebiotics to further support absorption. Contains 180 servings per bottle. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.