Fulvic acid is popping up in health shops all over the world carrying taglines such as “the most important miracle of life”, “the most powerful, natural electrolyte” and “an incredible life initiator and enabler”. With declarations like this no wonder it’s all the rage, but what is Fulvic acid and why can’t health enthusiasts get enough of it?
Millions of years ago, the plant life on Earth was luscious and abundant; it grew prolifically in nutrient-rich soil containing a wealth of minerals, trace elements and microorganisms.
Today, however, there are only a few rare ecosystems that resemble those of ancient times and our soil, made poor from agriculture, pesticides, chemicals and erosion, contains very little nutrients.
As a result we are not getting the nutrients we need from the plants we eat.
But, this prehistoric, plant-based goodness has not been lost to us forever. In fact, it can be found in some very unlikely places – like the earth’s coal deposits.
Formed from ancient, decomposed vegetation compressed beneath layers of sand, sediment and rock, some types of coal contain a particularly concentrated substance that has been slowly transformed and refined over millions of years and contains all the riches of ancient plants – it is known as Fulvic acid.
Fulvic acid is a humic substance, meaning that it is a major component of organic matter.
Its primary role is to help plants better absorb the nutrients and minerals from soil at a cellular level. In other words, it converts the minerals in soil into a form that is usable by plants. With better nutrient uptake, cell respiration and energy production increases and plants grow optimally.
This natural and highly effective absorption mechanism works for plants, animals and humans alike. In fact, Fulvic acid, which contains amino acids, peptides, nucleic acid, phytochemical substances and 70 minerals and trace elements, has a myriad of uses and benefits for human health including:
Fighting free-radicals (that are damaging to our bodies)
Strengthening the immune system
Providing energy and mental focus
Improving skin conditions
Strengthening connective tissues for anti-aging
Balancing body pH
Aiding digestion by activating digestive enzymes
Supporting against chronic diseases
Balancing blood sugar levels
Neutralising and detoxifying harmful toxins in the body
What are the benefits of Fulvic acid in sports and exercise?
In sport, specifically, Fulvic acid helps to:
Reduce the impact of Carbon Dioxide during and after exercise
Reduce the impact of Lactic acid during and after exercise
Provide optimal protection against the increased production of oxidants
Provide one of the most powerful electrolytes in existence (with no colorants, flavourings or stabilisers)
Dissolve silica to maintain strength of joints and connective tissue
Provide useable oxygen directly to cells to accelerate the healing process
Offer a natural alternative to creatine without the side effects
A number of sport people including extreme fighters, cyclists, golfers, rugby players, runners, endurance athletes and body builders, as well as ballet dancers, experience the distinct benefits of Fulvic acid. It increases their energy levels, prolongs staying power and shortens recovery time.
And these are just some of the benefits.
The effects of Fulvic acid are nothing short of fascinating, it is a supplement, that I think, should be a top priority for every modern man and woman.