(WellnessNova.com) - In a word…Fulvic Acid is dirt. Not just any dirt though; Fulvic Acid is a humic substance, one of the principal elements that make up soil and is produced by the breakdown of organic matter. In other words, it’s what is produced by compost.
Gardeners and farmers have long noted the benefits of using decayed organic matter in soil because of its ability to produce healthier plants and restore depleted nutrients to the soil, and now science has proven its benefits to humans.
What is Fulvic Acid used for?
Fulvic Acid is a popular remedy in Eastern medicine and there are tons of scientific studies on its uses and benefits to humans.
It has been studied as an anti-inflammatory, a virus inhibitor, a sleep inducer, a blood coagulant, a wound healer, an antibacterial and antifungal agent, an electrolyte, and for various other uses. The results have all been positive and have been shown to have no toxic side effects. In fact, Fulvic Acid has, in many cases, proven just as effective as accepted medicines in use today.
What are the benefits of Fulvic Acid?
- Fulvic Acid has the molecular capacity to bind itself to vitamin and mineral compounds and make them easier to absorb at a cellular level.
- Vitamins and minerals are essential for 96% of the body’s metabolic functions, and Fulvic Acid acts as a buffer, allowing those nutrients to pass through cellular membranes with ease.
- It is a powerhouse electrolyte. Fulvic Acid is a great conductor of electricity, and is even called a polyelectrolyte, literally meaning “much electricity”.
- Electrolytes are vital for cell repair and renewal. Without an electrical current, cells can’t get even oxygen to survive.
- It neutralizes free radicals. Fulvic Acid supplies free radicals with the positive or negative electrons they need to regain atomic stability and provides an equal and opposite charge to neutralize the atom, thereby preventing cell damage.
- Free radicals are rogue atoms that “steal” electrons from nearby atoms and set off a chain reaction leading to cell damage. They are produced in part by exposure to pollutants, damaging sun rays, pesticides and more.
- Fulvic Acid helps cells eliminate toxins by speeding up biochemical reactions that make cells work more efficiently, which in turn makes cell membranes more permeable, which allows cells to absorb more water and flush out toxins.
- It has positive effects on the treatment and prevention of viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Clinical studies dating all the way back to 1975 indicate that Fulvic Acid inhibits a virus’ ability to replicate (make copies) and attach itself to healthy cells.
- Fulvic Acid has been shown to have positive results on Influenza, Herpes, HIV and other viruses. One study even found that flu sufferers showed 107% improvement in their first week of symptoms just by taking Fulvic Acid!
- It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. One clinical study exposed volunteers to specific allergens and found that Fulvic Acid could be applied directly to the skin and the results were just as effective as hydrocortisone.
- Fulvic Acid is a powerful blood coagulant, and even able to stop bleeding in patients with hemorrhagic fever.
How is Fulvic Acid available?
Fulvic Acid supplements are widely available in health food stores as pills, powders and tinctures, and have been taken safely for over 60 years. In fact, our ancestors were getting daily doses of Fulvic Acid through their own home-grown foods, before modern farming practices started to pollute the soil and empty it of its natural nutrients.
There is currently no standard for the most effective dose, so a consumer should carefully take into consideration the quality of the Fulvic Acid source, as well as the processing method used to make it consumable for humans.
Who should use Fulvic Acid?
It is highly recommended for a number of illnesses including arthritis, asthma, swelling due to injury, cancer, diabetes, wounds, and a host of others.
The only contraindication is that it should not be taken with chlorinated water, since the chemicals used in sanitizing drinking water react negatively with Fulvic Acid.