There is no sense to supplementing an expensive organic or complexed mineral that is not absorbed as such, but merely functions as an inorganic mineral once it reaches the absorption site in the SI.

The ideal mineral ligand complex should be:

  • Water soluble (for solubilisation in intestinal lumen).
  • Stable at the physiological pH range 2 to 7,4 (to prevent dissociation before reaching the

absorption site).

  • Stable in the presence of chelating agents.
  • Absorbed from the GIT as a complex.
  • Result in improved availability of both mineral and ligand, which will culminate in improved animal