Iron is essential for transporting oxygen in the bloodstream but can be challenging to digest. Inorganic iron supplements, such as ferrous sulfate, have low bioavailability and can cause gastric upset. Albion chelates bind iron to amino acids of low molecular weight to produce a natural, organic chelate that remains intact in the stomach and is small enough to be absorbed through the intestinal wall.


The properties of our two iron ingredients make them an excellent solution to problems caused by iron salt forms, such as ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate.

Ferrochel® (ferrous bisglycinate chelate) is a highly bioavailable form of iron that is well tolerated, non-reactive (electrically neutral), safe (GRAS), Kosher, and Halal. Studies have shown Ferrochel® to be superior to ferrous sulfate in preventing anemia during pregnancy and much better tolerated (non-constipating, lower overall gastric side effects). Ferrochel® is the best choice for prenatal supplementation.

Taste-Free Iron (ferric glycinate) has been demonstrated to be safe and effective. It is covered by 2 patents and is GRAS, as well as Kosher and Halal. Its low reactivity and taste-free features make it ideal for fortifying certain foods and being used in supplement forms, such as chewables, liquid, and drop suspensions. When it comes to iron ingredients, we are excited to support your business needs.

When iron is added to products it can help support your consumer’s active lifestyle. Our chelated minerals and technologies offer solutions for various markets. Explore our iron products to see how each has a unique function and offers important health benefits to your consumer.

*These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate

Taste-Free Fe

Ferric Glycinate

Iron-Source Characteristics

BenefitsFerrochel®Iron Salts
High bioavailabilityv
Electrically neutralv
Well-tolerated, easy on the gutv
Viable for dairy products, even with pasteurizationv
Pro-oxidant effect*v
Cause of flavor in foodsv
Cause color changes in foodsv
Interferes with other nutrient absorptionv
Requires Vitamin C for absorptionv

*Pro-Oxidant Effect is a negative characteristic of the vast majority of iron salts. This reactive tendency is what gives these other iron forms many of their undesirable effects.

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