Having a relationship with the earth and soil is crucial for maintaining good health. In the past, people were exposed to a greater variety of natural organisms and soil products (1). The fulvic acid in soil is one of those compounds that humans were regularly exposed to through their food supply and lifestyle (2). However, modern farming techniques often leave little time for fulvic acid accumulation, and many people are consuming a highly processed sanitized, diet, which can lead to deficiencies in key nutrients and a weakened immune system. (3,4)
Why We Must Establish a Healthy Relationship with the Earth
Exposure to natural soil products like fulvic acid has numerous health benefits, including improved digestion, nutrient absorption, gut health, immunity, cognitive functioning, energy levels, protection from infections, skin health, and reduction of aging. By spending time outside and getting our hands in the soil, we can increase our exposure to these beneficial organisms and improve our overall health. (5)
Studies have shown that even short periods of exposure to natural environments can improve mood and reduce stress levels. Therefore, it is important to find ways to connect with nature, whether that means gardening, hiking, or simply taking a walk outside. By fostering a relationship with the earth, we can nourish our bodies and minds and promote long-term health and well-being (6). But with all those benefits, are there any benefits to consuming part of nature and taking in humic substances (soil components), internally?
What are Humic Fulvates?
Humic and fulvic acids are compounds that can be found naturally in soil and water. These powerful substances have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can improve nutrient absorption and digestion. They can also act as detox shuttles that support the body in detoxing toxins and heavy metals. (7)
We may not be getting enough of those compounds due to the fact that modern-day farming depletes the soil of humic/ fulvic compounds. Many potential health benefits come with the use of fulvic acids, such as nutrient and energy boosts, immune system support, and improvement in skin health. Including organic fruits and vegetables in your diet, as well as taking supplements containing fulvic acid, are some ways to add this beneficial compound to your daily routine. (5,6)
How do Humic Fulvates Work in Nature and in the Body
How to Revitalize Your Body with Humic and Fulvic Acids
Digestive & Detox Benefits (4)
Fulvic acid helps to improve gut health and immune function by nourishing the digestive tract and supporting healthy probiotics
It also helps to boost digestion and nutrient absorption, providing raw nutrients and aiding in mineral transport and cell permeability
Humic acids are beneficial for digestion and increasing energy as they act as natural chelators, aiding in the detoxification of toxins and metals that enter the body
Anti-inflammatory Benefits (9)
Fulvic acid contains antioxidants that lower free radical damage and inflammation, as well as provide electrolytes with numerous functions within the body
Many users report improved energy levels, likely due to detoxification, lowered inflammation and higher intake of nutrients
Studies show that fulvic acid's electrolytes help reduce swelling and associated pain, while an electrolyte imbalance can worsen symptoms
There is some evidence that humic acids have antimicrobial properties that protect the skin and treat wounds or irritations caused by microbes
Why Consider Humic and Fulvic Acid Supplements?
What to Look for In a Humic Compounds Supplement?
Fulvic acid- Smallest humic compound
High quality, clean source - Absolutely no contamination!
Adjunctive trace elements are also a great idea!
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