What is a Mineral Chelate? Do Amino Acid Activated Minerals Make a Difference?

Why we include TRAACS® Amino Acid Activated Minerals in our Formulations?

  • 4 x higher in absorption
  • efficient cellular uptake
  • 100% Nutrient dense
  • Very Tolerable
  • Clinically Validated
  • Nano sized for cell membrane permeability.

It is all about the structure and “form”, kinda like swimming, cycling & running 

The patented technology was developed by Albion Minerals

These minerals are designed to maximize absorption by bonding an amino acid to the mineral; making an organic ‘mineral chelate’. This makes the minerals 4 x more absorbable than an non chelated (inorganic)minerals. Most sports nutrition products contain inorganic forms; Magnesium oxide; calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, carbonyl iron etc.

Inorganic Minerals forms Waste Energy:

The body needs to convert inorganic minerals into ‘organic’ minerals for the body to recognize, then absorb.

We know there is a better use of your energy other than converting minerals into absorbable forms. Your cells are doing their best to keep harmony and maintain a ‘homeostatic’ or ‘balanced’ environment. The cells are struggling enough with the limits of endurance training and racing.

TRAACS® endurance minerals are more efficient and effective for metabolic uses. We don’t see an effective use of your cellular energy put into converting a mineral into a ‘usable’ form when it can be entirely put towards ATP energy conversion. 



Although ALL minerals are important; we find that Magnesium is a precursor to an excess of 300+ metabolic processes, cellular and enzymatic functions and has significant impact on health and peak performance.

Magnesium is vital for the conversion of muscle glycogen to glucose, your body’s fuel during intense exercise, as it is needed to generate ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

Magnesium also is critical for muscle function and is the antagonist to Calcium. Calcium supports the contraction function of muscles while magnesium supports the relaxation or lengthening of muscle tissue and fiber. For endurance athletes a deficiency in this mineral that can make or break a podium spot, cause a DNF, cause electrolyte cellular malfunction, excessive salt loss and hypokalemia.

Cramping is associated with the imbalances of muscle fiber, minerals deficiency, and neurological impulses. There are many schools of thoughts regarding the rational of muscle cramping however TRAACS® Magnesium has shown greater reduction in the reoccurrence of leg cramps as compared to inorganic Magnesium forms without GI issues.

The study was conducted on a more demanding metabolic environment; being the biochemistry of pregnant women with up to a 50% reduction of leg cramping.

The organic Magnesium form as TRAACS® Magnesium bisglycinate chelate has been clinically evaluated as better tolerated and higher absorbed.

The last thing an athlete needs is to have GI issues i.e. diarrhea leading to additional dehydration, during training and racing.

Magnesium supports the intracellular electrolyte regulation of the sodium potassium pump. The synergistic effects of Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Phosphorus, and Magnesium all require a homeostatic environment within the cell to support the minerals crossing into and out of the cells.

Osmotic drinks serve a purpose of fluid rehydration; however the mineral forms, as electrolytes, within this formulations need to be questioned as to the ‘actual ability to be absorbed’.