Iron plays an important part in the metabolic processes of the animals, being a vital representative in the cells of all mammals. The function of the iron in the body is limited almost exclusively to the oxygen transport in the blood, through the hemoglobin. It is also present in some enzymes that catalyze reactions of cellular oxidation.
In the past, Iron was added to feed mostly in the inorganic form, for example, Ferrous Sulphate, but very few of them was absorbed by the animal body as most of them were excreted and this cause cost problem and environment problem.
Now, we are good position to offer the Organic Iron products at the form of Iron Glycinate and Iron Methionine.
The Organic Iron is the third generation of trace mineral feed additives. They are manufactured with metal ion bound to amino acid molecule which form ring compound with proper structure. This organic ring compound is very stable when passing the pre-intestinal volatile environment which allows the organic manganese to reach the target organs and tissues to maximize the utilization of trace minerals. At the target organs or tissues, the Organic Iron is absorbed as a whole molecule by the way of peptide path and amino acid path. Meanwhile, the metal ion was bound into a complete molecule and this reduces the antagonistic functions. The best bioavailability of Iron then will be well ensured.