Albion Human Nutrition received approval of its self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status and has applied for two patents for Iron Taste-Free™, a patented ferric glycinate ingredient.
Iron Taste Free is a highly bioavailable and safe alternative for iron supplementation in pediatric suspensions and fortification of food. With bioavailability similar to ferrous sulfate, its organoleptic properties are far superior. Iron Taste Free’s absorption is regulated by ferric reductase, an enzyme that converts the ferric iron form to the absorbable ferrous form. The ferric reductase activity responds to the body’s iron levels, ensuring the safety profile for Iron Taste Free. Albion received formal approval of the GRAS status from its GRAS panel in October of 2013.
In addition to GRAS approval, Iron Taste Free is supported by two patent applications as a buffered absorption and ferric absorption promoter. These mechanisms increase the area in which the Iron Taste-Free remains in solution and available for absorption. As a result, a greater portion of the solution is subject to conversion to a more absorbable form.
Founded in 1956, Albion is a manufacturer of patented forms of mineral amino acid chelates and other mineral organic forms. For more information, please visit albionhumannutrition.com.