Biomins by Thorne Research
a complete mineral formula with aspartate chelates to promote energy production,* with copper and iron
provides all the essential macro- and trace minerals
aspartate chelates support Krebs cycle function for energy production*
made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability
Biomins contains a full complement of both macrominerals (calcium, magnesium, and potassium; minerals found in large amounts in the body) and trace minerals, including copper and iron. Aspartic acid (aspartate) is essential for energy production in the body.* Clinical reports indicate aspartate chelates can be beneficial for individuals who are fatigued, most likely because of the involvement of aspartate in energy production on a cellular level.*
Individuals at high risk for mineral deficiencies include the elderly due to deteriorating digestion, children and teenagers because of poor diet, individuals with eating disorders, and those suffering from chronic diseases. Certain prescription medications can also result in mineral deficiencies. The amount of minerals in fruits and vegetables depends on the soil they are grown in; therefore, even healthy individuals who maintain a good diet can be at risk for mineral deficiencies because of mineral-depleted soil.
Many companies provide minerals that are chelated, or bound to, whole proteins or peptides from potentially allergenic substances like soy, calling them amino acid chelates. Thorne's individual minerals are chelated to amino acids or organic acids via a molecular reaction that provides a predictable, high quality, hypoallergenic chelate.