January 15, 2024

Fulvic and Humic acid…mother nature’s gift

Fulvic and humic acid is becoming one of my favorite supplements for mine and my family’s health. This powerful gift from mother nature provides us with so many benefits!

Fulvic and humic acid is becoming one of my favorite supplements for mine and my family’s health. Fulvic and humic acids are organic compounds found in soil, peat, and natural water sources and made from the bacterial fermentation of mother earth otherwise known as Humic substances. These substances can react with all chemical compounds of a living being1. This electron transport that they provide makes them a catalyst for cellular activity, similar to NADH and FADH (molecules important in the production of ATP – the energy source for our body).

When and why to use fulvic and humic acid?

We used to eat our crops with humic and fulvic residues, so there was no need to supplement. Unfortunately, our modern farming practices have all but eliminated this essential part of our diet. Plus, our soil is becoming more and more deplete of vitamins and minerals, and we are exposed to more artificial hormones, pesticides, and herbicides today then ever before. Even if we eat organic, wild caught, free range meats and plants we are still being exposed to more toxins today than in years past. We need a way to help our cells fight these elements to have optimal functioning and prevent chronic disease and symptoms. That is where fulvic and humic acids come in.

Humic and fulvic naturally carry 72+ plant-based, ionic macro, micro and trace minerals in ideal ratios for human health. A single daily serving can help you get the trace minerals often missing in our foods today.

Fulvic primarily works at the cellular level making the cell more accepting of nutrients from our food and helping our immune system to function, and humic (a larger molecule) has its greatest action in the gut acting as a binder for toxins such as heavy metals and other toxins (mold, glyphosate, etc), it acts as a prebiotic to feed our beneficial bacteria, and helps to maintain our gastrointestinal mucosal lining so we can keep our bugs where we want them!

Benefits of fulvic and humic acid:

  1. IMMUNE MODULATION: has pro and anti-inflammatory effects on the immune system. In other words, fulvic and humic acid can induce an immune response and inflammatory cytokine expression as well as reduce inflammation through immune modulation. Fulvic acid has been shown to reduce COX2, prostaglandin release, lipopolysaccaharide from the gut and tumor necrosis factor alpha as well as histamine showing a positive effect of allergies. Interestingly enough, when there is immune activation from a foreign invader or infection fulvic and humic acids are inflammatory and stimulate the immune system producing a bimodal effect and ensuring proper immune function3.
  2. ANTIVIRAL AND ANTI-CANCER
  3. OXIDATIVE STRESS REDUCTION: As an antioxidant these compounds reduce myocardial (heart) damage, reduce lipid peroxidation, increase glutathione (our mega antioxidant) production, superoxide dismutase (antioxidant pathway in the body), and catalase activity3.
  4. GUT HEALTH: Fulvic and humic acid can shift our microbiome composition, increase the activity of our pancreatic enzymes and thereby enhancing nutrient absorption3, and humic acid in particular is known to support the gut lining or mucosal barrier function.
  5. DETOXIFICATION: Fulvic and humic acids make our cells work better by providing a catalyst for nutrient absorption by our cells, ensuring proper immune function, modulating our gut microbiome, supporting our intestinal lining, and binding to and removing toxins from the body.
  6. BRAIN HEALTH: Our brains are under constant attack by free radicals, but fulvic acid may help limit the number of active free radicals in the body through its antioxidant potential. As we age, our brains can fill up with tau proteins and amyloid beta. Fulvic and humic acids have the ability to “untangle” these proteins to prevent and treat cognitive impairment2.

Are all fulvic and humic acids created equal?

Since these elements are made from microbial fermenation of soil we want to make sure we are using clean, nutrient dense soil to produce these beneficial compounds. Humic and fulvic deposits can be found all over the world with varying degrees of purity, concentration, and mineral composition.

My preferred choice for this powerful supplement is through Mother Earth Labs which comes from the USA in a area known as Fruitland Formation in New Mexico. This incredibly vast and unique area was once a large Cretaceous estuary where fresh and saltwater met – ideal conditions for incredibly rich and abundant plant life and a multitude of different plant species. Each and every batch is third-party tested to ensure “biochemical redox antioxidant support” – a fancy term to describe the benchmark of highly energetic and oxygenated substances.

I have teamed up with Mother Earth Labs so I can provide my audience with a discount on their products. Visit Mother Earth Labs and use code WOWHEALTH for a discount on every purchase.

To sum it up!

Our world is becoming increasingly toxic and its hard to avoid these toxins in everyday life, so it’s important to have something onboard, on a daily basis, to enhance cellular functioning and detoxification.

Fulvic and humic acids are mother nature’s gift! I use this product with the adults and kids I see in my practice and I take this product daily myself. Different conditions require dosing practices. I do recommend consulting with a functional practitioner who can really help to identify your nutrient needs based on your symptoms, history, and lifestyle practices.

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References:

  1. A. V. Vucskits, I. Hulla´ r, A. Berse´ nyi , E. Andra´ sofszky,M. Kulcsa´ r, and J. Szabo (2010). Effect of fulvic and humic acids on performance, immune response and thyroid function in rats. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2010.01023.x
  2. Cornejo A, Jiménez JM, Caballero L, Melo F, Maccioni RB. Fulvic acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):143-53. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110623. PMID: 21785188.
  3. Winkler J, Ghosh S. Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Diabetes. J Diabetes Res. 2018 Sep 10;2018:5391014. doi: 10.1155/2018/5391014. PMID: 30276216; PMCID: PMC6151376.
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