Advanced mineral nutrition! Essential trace mineral in chelate form for optimum absorption. What is Vitacost Chelated Copper - Albion® Copper Glycinate Chelate. Vitacost Chelated Copper - Albion® Copper Glycinate Chelate is a high-quality chelated form of the mineral copper. Chelated minerals—which are minerals chemically bound to another molecule (typically an amino acid)—are better transported and utilized throughout the body. Chelation naturally occurs during digestion after stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. The amino acids bind to minerals allowing them pass easily 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. Guaranteed pure and stable. How does Vitacost Chelated Copper - Albion® Copper Glycinate Chelate support health? Minerals are required for normal growth and maintenance of the body. Supplies 100% of the Daily Value (2 mg) of copper per single-capsule serving. Copper assists in the formation of healthy red blood cells*. Why choose Vitacost Chelated Copper - Albion® Copper Glycinate Chelate? Features Albion chelated copper 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 60 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.
"I've read that if you take zinc you need to also take copper at a different time since they can't both absorb at the same time. We take copper in the morning and we get zinc in our multi- vitamin at night. This is a tiny pill which pleases my husband who does not like to shallow big pills."