Aquarium Manual
Chelation Explained

alkalinity information

What are Chelated Minerals?

Most animals cannot digest raw minerals. ie: eating a nail will not provide iron in a form that an animal can metabolize and use for nutritional needs. Many diets and chemical additives do not process minerals in a substantially utilizable way. The mineral may be there. But the animal cannot access the nutrition. Chelated Minerals are minerals that have been bonded to amino acids for easier digestion and increased availability to the animal.