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The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) released new findings on World Osteoporosis day that concludes nearly 90 % of those using the new IOF Calcium Calculator are getting insufficient dietary calcium based on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations. The survey includes data from over 6000 both men and women worldwide. This free online tool (http://www.iofbonehealth.org/calcium-calculator) allows […]


When one thinks of nutritionally important minerals, certain elements come to mind: calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron, to name a few. However, other elements can be equally important for long term health – starting in utero. MacKay, Wong and Nguyen report in the Natural Medicine Journal (July 2015, Vol. 7 Issue 7) that emphasizes the […]


A research team lead by Dr. Rebecca J. Scmidt at the University of California Davis Department of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine (MIND Institute) has identified a link between insufficient maternal iron intake and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a part of the CHARGE (Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment) Study. […]


While recent reports have suggested calcium supplementation may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, a paper published in the May 2014 issue of Osteoporosis International provides a contrasting view. J.M. Paik and colleagues report in a prospective cohort study of 74, 245 women in the Nurses’ Health Study that no independent associations between […]


A large, randomized study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Nutrition has once again demonstrated the benefits of Magnesium.  The study found that compared with those subjects with the lowest intake of magnesium, those with the highest intake had a 34% reduction in mortality risk from all causes -including cancer – and […]


Cytocal™ is a unique form of multi-amino acid chelate, delivering 15% elemental calcium in a proprietary matrix primarily consisting of enzymatically hydrolyzed soy protein isolate. In a randomized, double-blind, crossover human-clinical trial, Cytocal™ delivered more calcium to the blood in a shorter period of time when compared against calcium carbonate (the most commonly used calcium […]


US News has published an article listing the most important minerals for seniors: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/05/25/the-best-vitamins-and-minerals-for-seniors The winners? Calcium and Iron. While the report emphasizes the importance of these minerals, it overlooks the role mineral chelates play in both improving absorption and minimizingside effects. Biotron’s clinical study data confirms these clear cut benefits of true mineral chelates. […]


Recently, calcium has been the subject of some attention grabbing headlines.  Articles published in well respected, peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine have suggested that excessive calcium  (over 1400 mg daily) may cause an increase of cardiovascular disease related deaths in men, and more recently a […]


When it comes to mineral chelates in human nutrition, there are different models. Some manufacturer’s products are carefully conceived and produced with attention to detail, emphasizing strong science. Others amount to little more than unreacted physical mixtures of starting ingredients. Few have clinical substantiation. The best way to differentiate a true mineral chelate is to […]


We agree.  If you seek outstanding results – at anything – you’ve got to start with the fundamentals.  If your goal is good health, focus on the basics: a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein, exercise and plenty of sleep.  To these, add the basics in terms of supplementation: vitamins and […]


Biotron's mission is focused on improving and producing scientifically validated mineral chelates and complexes that are highly compatible with human physiology.

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