2017 Company Profiles: Albion
Investing in Science to Help the Industry Stay Strong
Balchem is a supplier of Albion Minerals, highly effective nutritional mineral forms that can be easily absorbed by the human body. These special organic molecules are known as mineral amino acid chelates; they are used in nutraceutical supplements and food fortification to provide complete organic mineral nutrition, giving consumers the greatest chance to absorb minerals for their best biological advantage.
Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma manufactures and sells Albion Minerals, its brand of scientifically validated chelated minerals, and VitaCholine, the company’s 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.
Ferrochel (Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate), TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System), Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Zinc, Vanadium, Chromium, DimaCal (DiCalcium Malate), DiMagnesium Malate, CCM (Calcium Citrate Malate), Calci-K Complex (Calcium Potassium Phosphate Citrate), Creatine MagnaPower (Magnesium Creatine Chelate), VitaCholine (Choline Bitartrate)
• Customized mineral blends
• Contract mineral chelate manufacturing
• Contract spray drying
Albion pioneered the use of fast-fourier transforming infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) as a validation technique of mineral chelates. This technology measures the bond energy between the ligand and mineral to ensure full and proper chelation. Albion remains the only mineral company that can guarantee each batch of mineral bisglycinate chelates have the molecular signature indicating that chelation has actually occurred.
R&D Efforts/Clinical Substantiation
The results of past and ongoing studies conducted by Albion scientists, and studies conducted by renowned third-party institutions using Albion minerals, have resulted in data from approximately 200 scientific studies (in animals and humans), 85 human clinical trials and 125 peer-reviewed, published studies. Albion research findings have guided the use of mineral supplements for human health by governmental, educational and business interests.
Albion will continue to increase its leadership in the future of mineral forms and delivery systems, as evidenced by the expansion of the company’s staff of R&D scientists, investment in research and the addition of a new in-house cell biology lab. Albion sets itself apart by investing in science to help the industry stay strong.
• Marie Garnich, Director of Sales
• Todd Johnson, Senior Director of Marketing