Organic Trace Minerals For Improving Livestock Production

Element has an important role in a variety of metabolic events in the body. Two major categories of sources available for trace element supplementation: organic and inorganic sources.

Inorganic sources are common sulfates, chlorides, oxides, carbonates of the elements, and they may differ in their bioavailability. Another category is often referred to as the chelate. Mineral chelates of organic trace minerals that are designed to increase intestinal absorption and increase bioavailability. 

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Various categories of organic minerals

Metal is a product resulting from complexing the metal salts that are soluble with certain amino acids. For example, one of the most common metal complexes of zinc methionine is made by combining zinc sulfate and acid methionine amino acid. 

Unlike other common complexes including copper lysine and methionine manganese. This complex is the most effective and efficiently absorbed in the intestines of all organic minerals.

The metal amino acid complex is characterized by a metal atom (eg zinc) complex with several single amino acids. Each molecule is still a metal ion and an amino acid but has a variety of amino acids in the mixture.

For example, the zinc complexes in this category, will include a mixture of zinc methionine, zinc, lysine, leucine zinc, cysteine, etc.

Currently glycinate trace minerals using glycine as increasingly popular as a glycine ligand are easily absorbed in the intestine and transported directly to the cells. Glycine zinc chelate supplementation to improve the growth performance of pigs and broiler birds.

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