What is Vitacost Albion Chelated Manganese?Vitacost Albion Chelated Manganese 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 bodys 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 processNutritionally functional with an ultimate glycine-to-mineral molar ratioClinically researched and chemically validated with TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System)Guaranteed pure and stableHow does Vitacost Albion Chelated Manganese support health?Manganese is considered an essential mineral, because it is required for proper function of the bodySupplies 10 mg of manganese per single-capsule servingWhy choose Vitacost Albion Chelated Manganese?Features Albion chelated manganese for optimal absorptionIncludes a proprietary absorption-support nutrient blend with ginger root, black pepper (Piper nigrum), digestive enzymes and prebiotics to further support absorptionContains 180 servings per bottleExceptional quality at an extraordinary valueAbout VitacostAll Vitacost products are laboratory tested to meet FDA standards for identity, purity and composition. All products are tested for heavy metals, microbiology and contaminants. Vitacost products are produced in a NSF Certified facility.