Introduction

Metalosate products are patented chelated minerals specifically designed for foliar application on plants.

ALBION is the world leader and innovator in mineral amino acid chelate nutrition. Since its establishment in 1956 Albion has sought to manufacture highly bioavailable nutritional mineral forms and to understand their function and prove their effectiveness through third party research and clinical studies. This deep understanding and continued research has kept Albion on the leading edge of product development and application. With two sales divisions under the corporate umbrella, Albion serves the plant and human nutrition industries worldwide. 
With the corporate offices located in Clearfield, Utah, Albion has an affiliated distribution network that reaches into nearly 100 countries. The organic mineral compounds, such as mineral amino acid chelates, specialized mineral salts and mineral complexes, manufactured by Albion can be found in a wide variety of products that nourish and enhance life. Some of these products include foliar applied fertilizers for high value crops, and pharmaceutical grade chelates used in mineral supplements and food for humans. Only Albion has the scope of application and continued innovation in mineral nutrition for life.
Backed by sound science and over a 100 patents from manufacturing processes to food applications, Albion is your trusted source for safe, proven, effective, organic minerals
 
Albion’s Metalosate products are the result of necessary elemental minerals bound to organic molecules in a chelated form. Chelation is the process of attaching a specific organic molecule to a mineral in two or more places to form a ring. The molecule holds the mineral like a claw, surrounding and protecting it from adverse interactions.
Metalosate products are patented chelated minerals specifically designed for foliar application on plants.  
Albion produces mineral nutrients chelated with amino acids. Since amino acids are the basic building blocks of protein found in all living organisms, the chelation of minerals with amino acids provides a tremendous advantage in the efficiency of absorption and translocation of minerals within plants. Only Albion has the patented technology to make the Metalosate amino acid chelates.
Metalosate is unique because our minerals are chelated with amino acids. Since amino acids are the basic building blocks of protein, they are natural molecules found in all living things. Chelation is the process of attaching a specific organic molecule called a ligand to a mineral ion at two or more sites to form a ring structure. 
Chelates can be either synthetic or natural. EDTA, DTPA, EDDHA and similar molecules are examples of synthetic chelating agents. Hemoglobin and chlorophyll are examples of natural chelates. Albion's amino acid chelates are chemically very similar to naturally occurring chelates found in plants, animals, and humans.  
The advantage of using natural chelated forms of minerals is that the amino acid ligands surround and protect the minerals from adverse interactions. These interactions can take place in a solution, in the soil or on the surface of the leaf. They often render non-chelated minerals unavailable to the plant. Because Albion uses natural amino acids to chelate the minerals, they are rapidly absorbed, translocated and metabolized by plants, animals, and humans.