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Fulvic minerals are derived from a compound that is found in soil and formed from the decay of ancient plants and animals. In recent years, fulvic minerals have become a trendy supplement that is used for a broad range of health benefits. However, there is nothing new about fulvic minerals.
Fulvic minerals are formed over thousands of years by the action of millions of microbes breaking down plants and animals into humus, a component of soil. Humus is the result of decomposing organic matter being recycled back into the food chain through the process of mineralization, which reduces decaying matter to the smallest possible forms so they can be absorbed by plants and animals on the cellular level.
Fulvic minerals are one of the products of mineralization that are found in humus. They are the part of the humus that contains the smallest ionic mineral particles. Both the tiny size and electric charge of these particles contribute to the healing profile of fulvic minerals. The small size allows them to cross cell membranes within the body and the ionic charge attracts and binds to toxins, making them more easily eliminated.
Fulvic minerals also contain essential nutrients and trace minerals that are lacking in our depleted soils. Replacing these vital components of nutrition in our diets is yet another reason that fulvic minerals benefit our health in many ways.
The medicinal components of humus were first discovered by ancient Himalayans and have a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic medicine. In recent decades, fulvic minerals have proven to directly benefit many of the most common health problems of our time.
Fulvic minerals enhance nutrient levels in the body in two ways. Firstly, they are naturally rich in important nutrients. Our Premium Fulvic Minerals contain more than 100 trace minerals that are vital for good health, along with electrolytes, fatty acids, silica (which rejuvenates skin), prebiotic fibers and probiotic cultures. Additionally, fulvic minerals are rich in antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
Secondly, studies have shown that fulvic minerals increase the activity of digestive enzymes and improve digestion, making the nutrients we eat more available to our organs.1 Fulvic minerals also enhance nutrient absorption by transporting minerals and other key nutrients to cells and making the cell membrane more permeable.
This benefit extends beyond foods to other supplements and medicines. When consumed with fulvic minerals, they are better absorbed by the body and better utilized by the organs that they are intended to influence.2 Fulvic minerals have the ability to enhance the absorption of beneficial nutrients and medicines without increasing the absorption of toxins that may be present in foods or drugs.3
1. "Effects of fulvic acid on growth performance and ... - NCBI." 9 Jan. 2017, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28089895. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
2. "Comparative evaluation of humic substances in oral ... - NCBI." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25755978. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
3. "Facilitated Bioaccumulation of ... - NCBI." 21 Oct. 2016, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27718559. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
Poor gut health leads directly to inflammation and diseases. Fulvic minerals nourish the microbiome, eliminate parasites and pathogens from the digestive tract and heal the gut.
Studies have shown that fulvic minerals can be used to remedy SIBO (small intestine bacteria growth), inflammatory bowel disorders and intestinal ulcers.1
Additional investigations have found that fulvic minerals prevent and slow the spread of colorectal cancer, one of the leading causes of death worldwide. This disease is directly related to obesity and chemicals that are released from fat cells. One particular chemical that is excreted by fat cells, resistin, has been found to support the development and metastasis of malignant tumors.
Metastasis is the most life-threatening issue associated with cancer, resulting in a poor outlook and causing 90% of cancer-related deaths. Metastasis is supported by the adhesion of cancer cells in the lining of the colon and in the sites to which it spread in the body secondarily. In studies, fulvic minerals proved to prevent resistin from fueling the growth of cancer and reduced adhesion in both the colon and throughout the body. It is regarded as an effective treatment for cancers that are caused by resistins.2
Furthermore, fulvic minerals nourish and balance the microbiome. This helps to heal the gut lining, reduce bodywide inflammation and enhance immune function. Fulvic minerals contain prebiotic fibers which the gut bacteria use to produce important chemicals, like short-chain fatty acids which nourish the brain and serotonin which is important for emotional wellbeing.
Fulvic minerals are also a good source of probiotics, which means they add diversity to the microbiome. In fact, studies have shown that six weeks of fulvic mineral supplementation increases the diversity and number of beneficial gut microbes, while decreasing pathogenic species.3
Parasites are more common than you might think and cause health problems including nutrient deficiencies, muscle and joint pain, skin irritations and break outs, weakened immune function and unexplained fatigue. Fulvic minerals boost the effectiveness of anti-parasitic herbal remedies by ensuring that the herbs survive the acidity of the stomach. They also absorb the toxins that are released by parasites as they die and heal the tissues that have been damaged by parasites.
1. "Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid in ...." 10 Sep. 2018, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151376/. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
2. "Fulvic Acid Attenuates Resistin-Induced Adhesion of ... - NCBI." 9 Dec. 2015, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691117/. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
3. "Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid in ...." 10 Sep. 2018, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151376/. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020.
Fulvic minerals are regarded as nootropic. That means they contain nutrients that support brain health, resulting in enhanced cognition, memory, creativity and motivation.
An investigation found that within just 5 days of supplementing fulvic minerals, levels of dopamine and related neurotransmitters associated with learning and memory increased. These findings were consistent with improvements in learning and retention that were observed in the study participants.1
Fulvic minerals offer protection from cognitive decline and dementia by reducing oxidative stress and eliminating toxins from the body and brain. In a landmark study that was published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011, fulvic minerals proved to reduce the harmful plaque that builds up in the brains of people who suffer from dementia.2
The plaque buildup interferes with electrical signalling within the brain causing reduced cognitive abilities. It is believed to be a result of free radical damage, either due to dietary or environmental impact coupled with genetics. Fulvic minerals reduce the stress on the body and eliminate toxins which causes a resulting decrease of plaque in the brain.
1. "(PDF) Effects of Shilajit on memory, anxiety and brain ...." 2 May. 2015, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275715043_Effects_of_Shilajit_on_memory_anxiety_and_brain_monoamines_in_rats. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
2. "Fulvic acid inhibits aggregation and promotes ... - NCBI." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21785188. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
Fulvic minerals support the regulation of the immune system. They support healthy inflammatory reactions to acute wounds and infections, while decreasing chronic inflammation to restore balance to the body. This has been shown to alleviate inflammatory conditions, including asthma, allergies and eczema.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease associated with inflammation coupled with oxidative stress and changes in the gut microbiome. Fulvic minerals reduce inflammation, balance the microbiome and increase antioxidant activity in the cells of the pancreas that produce insulin. Studies also show that fulvic minerals reduce high blood sugar and enhance insulin utilization in test subjects. Researchers conclude that fulvic minerals has the potential to reverse Type 2 diabetes.1
Another inflammatory condition that affects millions of people is rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints of the hands and feets and results in damage to the tissue of the heart and other organs. In lab tests, a formula containing fulvic minerals was found to reduce swelling and pain and improve range of motion in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis.2
Inflammatory diseases decrease quality of life and increase the rate of mortality. Fulvic minerals are an effective tool, along with healthy changes in diet and lifestyle, for healing inflammation and the chronic conditions that are related to an inflammatory state.
1. "Shilajit attenuates streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus ...." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.2650090110. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
2. "Herbo-mineral formulation 'Ashwashila' attenuates ... - NCBI." 29 May. 2019, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6541602/. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
Fulvic minerals support the immune system, in part by fortifying the microbiome, reducing inflammation and preventing oxidative stress. Fulvic minerals offer protection from bacterial infections, including respiratory infections and urinary tract infections as well as viral infections such as the flu and common colds.1
Additionally, a study published in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery found that fulvic minerals are effective for treating topical drug-resistant fungal and bacterial infections. The study reported that fulvic minerals also accelerated the healing of wounds due to its antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties.2
A separate study observed that fulvic minerals supplementation directly correlated to an increase in antibody production in just two weeks. Researchers additionally reported an increase in lymphatic tissue in both the spleen and ileum of the small intestine that reflected enhanced immune function.3
Fulvic minerals can be taken to boost immune function to prevent infection as well as to fight off an existing infection.
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2. "Carbohydrate-derived fulvic acid is a highly promising ... - NCBI." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26406424. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
3. "Effect of fulvic and humic acids on performance ... - NCBI." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21073632. Accessed 11 Mar. 2020.
Many people report increased energy and improved sleep after taking fulvic minerals. This is believed to be due to the decreased inflammation and free radical damage, increased detoxification and higher consumption of nutrients, including trace minerals and electrolytes. In fact, Dr. Michael Lam, a well-known expert on adrenal fatigue, recommends fulvic minerals for overcoming the fatigue associated with impaired adrenal function and to calm the nervous system and relieve stress.
Studies conducted by Doctors Without Borders further report that fulvic minerals contain electrolytes which activate and energize all of the organs and functions in the body. Electrolytes help to protect cells from damage caused by emotional stress, chronic infections, poor diet and lack of sleep.
Fulvic minerals also support healthy energy levels by nourishing the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the “powerhouses of the cells,” responsible for converting oxygen and nutrients into energy that fuels cellular processes throughout the body. Fulvic minerals enhance nutrient delivery to the mitochondria and provide the optimal balance of electrolytes that mitochondria require to produce energy. Thus, fulvic minerals allow the body to produce more energy at a faster rate.
Fulvic minerals are believed to be safe for all people with no known side effects.
However, it should be noted that side effects caused by detoxification can be experienced when taking fulvic minerals. This can include cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches and nausea. Be sure to support your drainage pathways to minimize the symptoms of detoxification and to allow your body to thoroughly release toxins.
When taken with meals, fulvic minerals increase nutrient absorption and counteract pesticides and other harmful chemicals in foods. Take half an hour before eating or two hours after eating to maximize systemic detoxification.