The Delightful Dirt on Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid is a two part genius. It takes out the cellular trash, while simultaneously inserting minerals into the correct receptors and restoring our proper electrical potential, combating oxidative stress and chelates toxins.   

Scientists and doctors are begining to recognize the important potential of fulvic acid, which is a by product of  humic acid.  Because fulvic acid is derived from humate, it usually contains 60 or more minerals and trace elements that are nutritionally essential for cell health and balance (including cell growth and replication). Throughout most of human history, we have received beneficial amounts of fulvic acid compounds through our normal consumption of plants, just as nature intended. In the last century, modern use of pesticides and fertilizers, inadequate agricultural practices, errosion, and mineral depletion, have contributed to decreased microbial activity in the world’s soil deposits. As a result, adequate quantities of fulvic acid have been missing from our food crops and our soil. Why is this a big deal?  Fulvic acid transports minerals to living cells, catalyzing vitamins within cells, and metabolizing proteins, RNA, and DNA. 


“You can trace every sickness, disease and ailment to a mineral deficiency.” – Two-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling


Put Out Fires

In the rural UK, the moss Fontinalis antipyretica was traditionally used to put out fires, as it held and retained so much water. Its Latin name means, “against fire.”

The molecule of the fulvic acid is so small that it works in a variety of ways within the cell, both inside and out, especially the mitochondria, the power plant of the system. Fulvic acid acts as both a delivery service and a garbage collector, putting vital nutrients into key receptors, while at the same time, gathering toxins and pathogens for discarding.

Humic acid, often seen together in fulvic supplements, is derived from the general group of humic substances,  highly complex compounds, that are resistant to further decomposition.


fulvic from plants

I have tried several different types, some say they are fulvic, but if the taste is very acidic, it may be more humic. I am not an affiliate or anything, so I can honestly say that the fulvic recharge, although a little pricey, had an immediate effect on my energy level and sense of well being. Not being very good with the concept of “balance”, the small bottle didn’t last long. Other types, like the Docdetox, can be used in a powdered form, so you can control the strength. I don’t get the same immediate kick from it, but all products are a little different. Some are derived from ancient plant material, while others are extracted from shale or leonardite deposits. I have tried both. and prefer the plant based. 



Why This Is Important to Know About Right Now.

With the Flu “Pandemic” running rampant, the exposure to toxins, regular old germs, and the heavy metals like lead, mercury, and aluminum that get inside of us in a variety of ways, knowing that taking a little fulvic acid compound will chealate, or dispose of said toxins and heavy metals is a big plus. 

In addition, it also seems to protect the cells from excess radiation, and because it fills key receptors with the correct minerals, things that might compete with those receptors are denied entry. 

So…What is Fulvic Acid, Anyway?

It’s Dirt, kind of. Fulvic acid in it’s naturally occurring state, contains over 70 minerals, amino acids, sugars, peptides, nucleic acids, phytochemical compounds, vitamins, and fragments of plant dna. It is a component of humis, which is the end result of the final breakdown of plant matter, harvested from specific types of peat bogs, rock formations, and ancient lake and riverbed deposits. These rich substances develop slowly over time, from decades and centuries in the making, and cannot be rushed. (I’ve tried, I couldn’t make my own.) It has been long used as a fertilizer, as well as a homeopathic aid, and it’s important that you make the distinction and not try to ingest the industrial type. It’s likely not safe.  


In a landmark research paper by Dr R. Klocking, she discusses the action of fulvic acid in relation to viral attachment.

 “Preliminary in-vitro studies with Coxsackie A9 virus, influenza A virus and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) have already shown that (Humic Substances) are effective against both naked and enveloped DNA viruses (Klocking and Sprosig, 1972, 1975; Thiel et al., 1977).” “Further investigations corroborate the ability of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) to inhibit selectively viruses for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and vaccinia virus (Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).” VIRAL FUSION INHIBITION “With most viruses, the inhibitory effect of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) is directed specifically against an early stage of virus replication, namely virus attachment to cells (Klocking and Sprosig, 1975; Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).” “…it appears likely that the poly-anionic Humic/Fulvic Acids occupy positively charged domains of the viral envelope glycoprotein’s, which are necessary for virus attachment to the cell surface (Neyts et al., 1992).”


The Good News!

As a special bonus, the complexities and potentials of fulvic acid are not well known, nor of particular interest to the scientific community at this point. Few attempts to synthesize it have surfaced, due to it’s anomalies and complexity, thus the opportunity for Big pharma to patent and exploit it’s benefits  remain relatively low.

Many of these health assertions are remarkable, and have shown that they could potentially prevent many conditions and diseases, as well as mitigate electro toxicity, and increase longevity. Many of our modern ailments can be traced to the fact that our food is largely devoid of any nutritional value, and even the term, ‘organic’, is essentially meaningless according to labeling standards and definitions.  

This information could at some point, pose a real threat to pharmaceutical companies and chemical based medicine providers, but it is excellent news for those of us who are willing to eat a little dirt in the name of staying alive.


In conclusion.

 It is may belief and assertion, that us humans, in our natural state, have a symbiotic and co dependent relationship with our home Planet. The little microscopic bugs on our skin and eyebrows are supposed to be there, as are the microbes in our guts, and the minerals in the dirt, which in a perfect world, get absorbed by the plants and converted into a form that is bioavailable and necessary to our optimal health. If these things are not allowed to do their fragile dance, everything goes sideways, and we end up with a lot of preventable ailments, or find that something novel becomes something deadly because our immune systems have been rendered inefficient and progressively compromised.

I am not suggesting we stop being sensible and conscientious, or lick the floors at WalMart, but somewhere there is a balance that needs to be maintained between positive technological and medical innovations being implemented to improve and enhance our health, and those lateral innovations that ultimately undermine it.

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