Trace elements have an important role in various metabolic events in the animal body. Generally, there are two broad categories of trace elements available to be sourced: inorganic and organic sources. The inorganic minerals may interact with fiber, phytate, tannin, oxalate, silicates or other minerals in the gastro-intestinal tract, which may interfere with their absorption so currently more and more companies have developed different kinds of organic minerals, also called chelated minerals, to offer better bioavailability. Common organically bound trace minerals used in animal nutrition are iron, copper, zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium. Here is the list of some famous chelated trace mineral manufacturers with their brands:
Availa from Zinpro Performance Minerals, https://www.zinpro.com
Availa, from Zinpro Performance Minerals, is built on a unique, patented molecule that consists of one metal ion bound to one amino acid ion – called a metal amino acid complex.
Zinpro is one of the best companies in the world manufacturing and marketing their organic minerals. Zinpro Availa series includes Availa Plus, Availa-4, Availa Z/M, Availa ZMC, Availa Sow, Availa Zn, Availa Mn, Availa Cu, Availa Fe and Availa Dairy. All these products are specific amino acid complex and their combination. Respectively, they are:
Availa Zn: zinc amino acid complex
Availa Cu: copper amino acid complex
Availa Mn: manganese amino acid complex
Availa Fe: iron amino acid complex
Availa Sow: combination of zinc amino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex and copper amino acid complex
Availa ZMC, combination of zinc amino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex and copper amino acid complex
Availa Z/M, combination of zinc amino acid complex and manganese amino acid complex
Availa 4: combination of amino acid complexed zinc, manganese, copper and cobalt
Availa Plus: combination of complexed zinc, manganese, copper and cobalt
Zinpro has also another product line called Original Line. This serious of products is to combine a known amino acid with a single metal ion to form specific chemical entities. They are:
COPRO: cobalt glucoheptonate
CuPLEX: copper lysine complex
MANPRO: manganese methionine
MICROPLEX: chromium methionine
ZINPRO: zinc methionine complex
Bioplex from Alltech, https://www.alltech.com
Bioplex offers a range of trace minerals that provide mineral nutrition in a form as close to nature as possible. Bioplex minerals are trace minerals that are bound to amino acids and a range of peptides. They are easily absorbed and readily metabolized, optimizing animal performance. Bioplex trace minerals (zinc, manganese, copper, iron and cobalt) are co-factors in enzymes critical to the animal’s defense system, growth and reproduction.
Bioplex series of products includes:
Bioplex Zinc: Zinc chelate of protein hydrolysate
Bioplex Copper: Cupric chelate of amino acids hydrate
Bioplex Manganese: manganese chelate of protein hydrolysate
Based on the basic Bioplex Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Iron, Alltech has developed different serious of Bioplex products for different marketing areas in the world.
Mintrex and MAAC from Novus International, https://www.novusint.com
MINTREX is a chelated trace mineral that optimizes key production parameters above levels obtained by other chelated mineral sources, directly increasing customer profitability. Only MINTREX can improve your bottom line by increasing salable meat, decreasing mortality, improving feed efficiency and improving immune response.
MINTREX series includes the following products:
MINTREX Zn: zinc chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine
MINTREX Cu: copper chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine
MINTREX Mn: manganese chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine
MINTREX Blends: blends of MINTREX ingredients
MAAC is another series from NOVUS International. MAAC chelated trace minerals were the first chelates recognized by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). These minerals are highly bioavailable due to their combination with a glycine ligand. This allows the mineral to survive the harsh gut environment to be properly absorbed in the small intestine. MAAC series includes:
MAAC Zn: zinc chelate of glycine, hydrate
MAAC Cu: copper chelate of glycine, hydrate
MAAC Mn: manganese chelate of glycine, hydrate
MAAC Fe: iron chelate of glycine, hydrate
BASF glycinates, https://nutrition.basf.com
BASF glycinates are suitable for all types of premixes, mineral and mixed feeds. The flowability and mixing behavior of the product is excellent and eases homogeneous distribution in all types of feed. The EU maximum contents are given per kg of feed based on the assumption that the animals are fed mainly with complete feed.
Different from many other manufacturers for chelated trace minerals, BASF used glycine as the specific amino acid to bond the mental ions. Glycine has the smallest molecule weight in the amino acid group and this helps to make the organic minerals to be easily absorbed by the animal organs. The BASF glycinates series includes:
BASF Copper Glycinate: copper chelate of glycine hydrate
BASF Zinc Glycinate: zinc chelate of glycine hydrate
BASF Manganese Glycinate: manganese chelate of glycine hydrate
BASF Iron Glycinate: iron chelate of glycine hydrate
B-Traxim from Pancosma, https://www.pancosma.com
Unique range of organic trace minerals (Zn, Cu, Mn, Fe…) with a patented crystalline and polymer structure; The science-based tool to improve profitability; Patented spraying technology leading to micro-sized particle.
Pancosma is making their chelated minerals B-TRAXIM with glycine too and their B-Traxim products include:
B-TRAXIM 2C Cu: copper chelate of glycine, hydrate
B-TRAXIM 2C Fe: iron chelate of glycine, hydrate
B-TRAXIM 2C Mn: manganese chelate of glycine, hydrate
B-TRAXIM 2C Zn: zinc chelate of glycine, hydrate
KeyShure from Balchem, https://www.balchem.com
KeyShure® and KeyShure® Plus Chelated Minerals combine excellent quality and reasonable prices to provide the best value per unit of bioavailable nutrient. The products include:
KeyShure Zinc: zinc chelate of amino acids hydrate
KeyShure Iron: iron chelate of amino acids hydrate
KeyShure Copper: copper chelate of amino acids hydrate
KeyShure Manganese: manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate
There are also many other chelated trace mineral manufacturers in the world making chelated trace minerals or organic trace minerals for animal nutrition, for example, Aminotrace from Schaumann, B.I.O Key from Biochem, BioMet from Norel, Chelmax from Arkop, CuxTrace from Kaesler, Plexomin from Phytobiotics, Sintomin from Sintofarm, etc.
Our chief technician was involved in the research of chelated minerals from 1980s and we started to manufacture and market these items from late 1990s. As a one of the Chinese chelated trace mineral manufacturers, our products include the glycinate and methionates and we have already sold throughout China and exported to overseas countries for decades. Our products have been proven to be much efficient to animals and what’s more, cost-effective to farmers. If you want to know more about our products and our company, please just message us to get a reply.