Balchem Corporation is a global leader in choline, microencapsulation and chelated mineral technology. Committed to providing products with superior performance, Balchem’s unique and proprietary technology offers the most efficient and cost-effective source of select nutrients for supplementation and fortification. The Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma business unit manufactures and sells Albion® Minerals brand of scientifically validated chelated minerals, and the VitaCholine® brand of the essential nutrient choline. Both brands provide premium ingredients that offer superior delivery of health benefits and are built on strong science and innovative technologies recognized worldwide for their quality, efficacy and safety. Balchem’s premium ingredients provide consumers with proven benefits in cognition, vitality and a healthier metabolism across dietary supplement, infant formula, and food and beverage applications.
Minerals are essential to life, but cannot be manufactured by the body. With Albion, science and patented technology have been combined to create an organic molecule in a form the body can readily assimilate. These organic forms of mineral elements are mineral amino acid chelates.
Inorganic sources of minerals can cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, toxicity with larger doses, and mineral interactions that may suppress rates of absorption. Albion minerals chelated with amino acids have shown greater bioavailability and utilization in humans. Less irritation has been indicated in human studies from ingesting these minerals as metal amino acid chelates.
Albion pioneered the use of Fast-Fourier Transforming Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) to identify bonds between the ligand and mineral, and to verify the molecular structure is that of a true chelate.
With more than 150 patents, Albion is continuously working on ways to improve mineral delivery systems.
Albion’s mineral products include: chelated calcium products, Ferrochel® fully chelated, more bioavailable iron, several forms of Albion magnesium amino acid chelates, a totally reacted, nutritionally functional zinc bisglycinate chelate, boron, copper, chromium, manganese, potassium, selenium and vanadium. For more information please visit www.AlbionMinerals.com.
Balchem is the leading manufacturer of choline and offers its branded VitaCholine as a premium, quality ingredient.
Choline is essential for single carbon metabolism, neural function, and cognitive health. After many years of study, an RDI (recommended daily intake) for choline was established this year recognizing its essentiality. Today, a large part of the population does not consume enough choline in their diets, necessitating supplementation. Choline plays a key role in cholinergic memory function, and is essential during natal development, and throughout life. Choline also contributes to cell membrane integrity, as part of the phospholipid membrane.
VitaCholine® brand choline salts are added during manufacturing to help fortify infant formula, dietary supplements and foods and beverages to support choline intake essential for all life stages. To learn more about VitaCholine, visit www.vitacholine.com.
Balchem Human Nutrition & Pharma
52 Sunrise Park Rd.
New Hampton, NY 10958
Tom Druke, Marketing and Branding Leader. TDruke@Balchem.com
Eric Smith, VP Global Sales. Esmith@balchem.com
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.