Chelated Minerals

What other names is Chelated Minerals known by?

Bore Chélaté, Calcium Chélaté, Chelated Boron, Chelated Calcium, Chelated Chromium, Chelated Cobalt, Chelated Copper, Chelated Iron, Chelated Magnesium, Chelated Manganese, Chelated Molybdenum, Chelated Potassium, Chelated Selenium, Chelated Trace Minerals, Chelated Vanadium, Chelated Zinc, Chrome Chélaté, Cobalt Chélaté, Cuivre Chélaté, Fer Chélaté, Magnésium Chélaté, Manganèse Chélaté, Mineral-amino Acid Complex, Minerales Quelados, Minéraux Chélatés, Molybdène Chélaté, Potassium Chélaté, Sélénium Chélaté, Vanadium Chélaté, Zinc Chélaté.

What is Chelated Minerals?

Chelated minerals are minerals that have been combined chemically with amino acids to form "complexes." You will see products labeled as chelated boron, chelated calcium, chelated chromium, etc.

Chelated minerals are used for supporting normal growth, stabilizing bipolar disorder, building strong muscles and bones, and improving immune system function and overall health. Promoters sometimes market chelated minerals as dietary supplements that are superior to other mineral supplements, claiming chelated minerals are used more easily by the body (more bioavailable) than non-chelated minerals. But there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, there is very little scientific information about chelated minerals.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bipolar disorder. There is some early evidence suggesting that some cases of bipolar disorder may be stabilized with a chelated mineral supplement. A research study that meets generally accepted scientific standards is currently underway in adults with bipolar disorder.
  • Use as a dietary mineral supplement.
  • Improving immune system function.
  • Building strong muscles and bones.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of chelated minerals for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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