Fulvic acid supplementation has risen in popularity in recent years due to its various health benefits. For instance, it purportedly aids nutrient absorption and rebuilds the immune system, and it is a potent antioxidant that helps to reduce free radical damage.
Fulvic acid is broadly described as a family of naturally-occurring organic acids and compounds found in the humus, which is part of Earth’s soil matter.
According to Free Mind Health’s general description of its components, fulvic acid contains a “vast amount of naturally-occurring biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, superoxide dismutases, nutrients, enzymes, hormones, amino acids, natural antibiotics, natural antivirals, and natural fungicides”.
Several scientific corners support these claims and suggest that further investigation is warranted. Fulvic acid, or FvA, has been known to science and biochemical communities for some time. For example, a review article in the Journal of Diabetes Research references to a naturally-occurring FvA-rich substance called Shilajit used in Ayurvedic medicine as early as 3000 years ago. The article also notes that fulvic acid may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of type 2 diabetes symptoms.
And as the research continues, we’re defining in clearer terms how fulvic acid and similar types of humic acids could play an increasingly important role in improving our general health and well-being.
The reasons for this are fairly easy to identify. As the mass-produced foods we eat become more processed, much of what we consume today contain fewer nutrients than they once did.
Our bodies also require assistance to extract nutrients from food, which is where fulvic acid can benefit us, whether it’s consumed as a supplement or simply as an element in foods, such as organic vegetables and blackstrap molasses.
Additional identified benefits of fulvic acid include:
- Fulvic minerals are supercarriers of various critical minerals, which can move up to 60 times their weight of minerals into the body’s cells.
- Fulvic minerals are a highly effective antioxidant as they are uniquely capable of neutralising both negative- and positive-charged free radicals.
- Fulvic minerals are the best electrolyte known to man, which regulate hydration and micro-electrical cell activity.
- Fulvic minerals consist of 45% oxygen, which fuels muscle activity, reduces muscle fatigue and lactic acid build up and improves recovery rate.
- Fulvic minerals dissolve silica and carry it to our joints, which means there is collagen available for building stronger joints.
- Myriad applications
These benefits can help active individuals and athletes and can assist in the management of diabetes, improve skin health, and improve general health and well-being. Fulvic acid can even serve as a hangover cure!
While we wait for academic research to further recognise these claims, many are finding the benefits of using supplements containing fulvic acid.
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