Fulvic Acid is a natural organic compound found in the earth’s soils, rock sediments and bodies of water.
Even though fulvic acid has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to help heal digestive and immune conditions, only recently has it been widely embraced by the natural wellness community.
Specifically, fulvic acid is known to boost the body’s ability to absorb electrolytes, trace minerals and to transport nutrients to the cells, which ultimately enhances the body's ability to fight inflammation, thus leading to a stronger immune system.
Here, we explain exactly what fulvic acid is, how it works in the body and why you should consider it as part of your ongoing self care routine.
How does Fulvic Acid work in the body?
Fulvic acid is best known for its ability to improve the capacity of the cells to utilise nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes.
In addition, recent studies show that fulvic acid has neuro-protective, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can slow down the ageing process, boost digestive health and support brain function.
It also acts as a ‘cleaning agent’ with an electric charge, that can help to draw heavy metals and harmful free radicals out of the body.
As an active compound, fulvic acid is most useful in the way that it helps the body to absorb nutrients, faster and more efficiently into the cells.
It works by transporting minerals into the cells and it makes the cells more permeable, meaning the minerals actually penetrate and are able to connect with the cells where they are then properly utilised.
The key importance of minerals to the body is highlighted by Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, who stated that;
“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment, ultimately to a mineral deficiency“.
For this reason, fulvic acid is being recognised as a very useful tool - because of its known benefits in assisting the body to uptake vital minerals more readily.
What Is Fulvic Acid?
Fulvic acid is a yellow/brown like substance found in naturally occurring sediment such as soil, peat and bodies of water like streams and lakes.
Fulvic acid is derived from an organic compound known as humus, which forms over time due to the gradual decomposition of plants and certain micro-organisms.
Higher concentrations of what are known as "humic acids", including fulvic, are found in greater concentrations in organic, locally grown produce, generally because of the density and richness of the soil.
However, when organic produce is not readily available or if it is too costly to buy on a regular basis, many people are turning to supplementing their diet with liquid fulvic acid as a way to replenish the lack of nutrients in today's food due to conventional farming methods.
Interestingly, fulvic acid is also known to support gut health and immune function, which is why it is also being widely adopted as a soil-based probiotic.
The Natural Properties of Fulvic Acid
Fulvic acid is known to contain multiple active nutrients and natural compounds that include:
- Trace minerals
- Fatty Acids
- Silica (known to help boost collagen synthesis making it great for anti-ageing).
The chemical names given to the natural compounds in fulvic acid include - phenolic hydroxyl, ketone carbonyl, quinone carbonyl, carboxyl and alkoxyl groups.
Together, they form an organic structure that releases hydrogen ions that cause an electric charge in the body that attracts and draws out free radicals, heavy metals and other harmful toxins.
This is how fulvic acid works as a detoxifying agent. Once it becomes reactive with metallic residues and toxins, it makes these deposits more water soluble, meaning they are then easier to flush from the body.
Fulvic Acid can also rebalance the body's pH due to its very high alkaline properties. Even though the substance itself is acidic in nature, similar to vitamin C, it has a very cleansing and alkalising effect on the body which is important for disease prevention.
How To Use Fulvic Acid
Fulvic acid has a long track record as being safe and beneficial for use for both humans and animals.
The main reasons to embrace fulvic acid and products that contain pure fulvic acid in your self care routine, include:
- To reduce oxidative stress in the body
- To manage inflammation
- To help repel viruses and bad bacteria
- To boost nutrient absorption and cellular energy
- To support healthy digestion.
On its own, pure fulvic acid has a slightly unpleasant taste, which is why many people choose to dilute it slightly with water prior to consumption, or to add it to morning juices or smoothies.
In addition to the ingestible benefits of fulvic acid, it can also be used topically to help soothe and heal inflammatory skin complaints such as stings, burns, scars, acne, insect bites, spider bites, poison ivy and athlete's foot.
Whether it be for internal or topical use, pure fulvic acid is a key ingredient that you'll find in both our immunity booster product Nature's Silver Bullet (which also contains colloidal silver), and our skin blemish aloe vera clean up gel, called Skin's Love Potion.
Pure fulvic acid is easy to find in good health food stores, or we recommend getting your hands on either of these two above mentioned signature products from our online store.
The Main Takeaway
Fulvic Acid is a versatile, naturally occurring compound that can help to boost key body functions and your resistance to sickness and disease.
It is a powerful natural antioxidant that helps to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, which otherwise can cause the destruction of soft tissues, cell mutations and the disruption of many chemical and hormonal processes.
One of the best reasons to include fulvic acid in your self care routine, is because it will help to optimise nutrient absorption in the foods you consume. However, don't forget that there are many other benefits, from gut health, to immunity support and managing viruses and skin complaints, that should make fulvic acid such a wonderful, everyday addition to your natural medicine cabinet at home.
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