Patent Number: 6,166,071

Title: Zinc amino acid chelates having ligands comprised of glycine and a sulfur-containing amino acids

Abstract: A zinc amino acid chelate formulation is disclosed comprising zinc ions being chelated by an amino acid ligand mixture comprising glycine and a sulfur-containing amino acid wherein the ligand to zinc molar ratio is from about 1:1 to 2:1 and wherein the glycine to sulfur-containing amino acid molar ratio is between about 1:6 to 6:1.

Inventors: Ashmead; Stephen D. (Clearfield, UT), Wheelwright; David C. (Clearfield, UT)

Assignee: Albion International, Inc.

International Classification: A23K 1/16 (20060101); A23K 1/175 (20060101); C07F 3/00 (20060101); A61K 031/315 (); C07F 003/06 (); A23K 001/175 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017