Zinc monomethionine - zinc in an innovative form of amino acid chelate, which is the combination of zinc ion with the molecule of methionine. Supplementation with zinc in the form of chelate brings many benefits, as this combination is stable and well-assimilable by the organism. Some data suggests higher ease of permeation through intestinal walls and better absorption of zinc in the chelated form. Methionine is the easiest absorbed amino acid by the organism, which contributes to good bioavailability of the connection of this compounds with zinc.
Zinc monomethionine is the component of the popular supplement ZMA, which is the combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. Zinc in the chelated form may disturb the assimilation of antibiotics from the group of tetracyclines and quinolone antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin). In this case, the antibiotic should be taken 2 hours before or after the application of zinc monomethionine.