Organic trace minerals: Enhanced stability ensures efficacy

Organic trace minerals: Enhanced stability ensures efficacy

Recent research indicates that when compared to inorganic minerals, the use of chelated minerals has benefits beyond simply enhancing bioavailability.

The chemistry of complexation or chelation has created a great deal of confusion in the animal feed industry, yet official definitions remain vague and unhelpful. As an example, some of the most recent changes to the classification of different zinc products authorized for use in the EU are summarized in the table, EU classification of organic zinc products, from which it is clear that official control definitions do little to differentiate between the various products on sale.