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Fulvic Acid FAQs

We answer your burning questions about fulvic acid in our FAQ section.

General Fulvic Acid Questions

What Is Fulvic Acid?

Fulvic acid is the natural end product made up of groups of compounds formed when organic matter is broken down by macro- and microorganisms.

Read: What Is Fulvic Acid?

What Fulvic Acid Does…

Fulvic acid does a lot for virtually every living creature and plant on our planet. What fulvic acid does for humans is voluminous: cognition, hydration, nutrition, detoxification, and more.

Read: Fulvic Acid Benefits

In plants, it is a similar story. FA allows for enhanced nutrient absorption from the soil microbiota to the plant cells, making nutrient transport more efficient and effective, leading to higher quality and larger quantity yields.

Is Fulvic Acid Good For You?

The short answer is yes, fulvic acid is good for you. Fulvic acid is a powerful antioxidant that fights off potential damage from free radicals and toxins that enter your body through your digestive and respiratory systems as well as your skin.

There are some situations that require extra care, and you can read about those in our blog: What Is Fulvic Acid: Precautions

When To Take Fulvic Acid?

Our owner, Jason, likes to take his fulvic acid drops immediately after waking up in a glass of filtered unchlorinated water. This is to take advantage of the excellent hydrating action of the electrolytes within the fulvic acid complex.

Others prefer to wait until 30-60 minutes prior to when they eat so that the assimilation of the nutrients from their food is enhanced.

Where Does Fulvic Acid Come From?

Fulvic acid can be derived from a number of sources. It can be found it humic and fulvic mineral deposits, composted material, peat bogs, leonardite/lignite/coal, and humus.

Where To Buy Fulvic Acid?

The best place to buy fulvic acid is here at humful.com.

How Much Fulvic Acid Should I Take?

With Humful’s fulvic acid complex drops, we suggest using 10 drops (0.5ml) in a glass of filtered unchlorinated water. If the earthy flavor is not your thing, you can use juice, smoothie, tea, or beverage of your choosing.

Is Fulvic Acid Organic?

Yes, Humful’s fulvic acid drops is organic in that it is free from artificial chemicals and is derived from organic sources. However, fulvic acid is made primarily from fulvic minerals, and minerals are not able to be certified organic from any certifying body, like the USDA, Oregon Tilth, etc.

About Gut Health

Is Fulvic Acid Good For Leaky Gut?

Fulvic acid promotes can increase beneficial bacteria in our gut by 30% or more, which leads to a stronger gut barrier that protects against leaky gut.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5296205/

Does Fulvic Acid Help With Digestion?

Fulvic acid does help with digestion by making the transportation of nutrients and minerals easier, as well as reduces the amount of inflammation in the digestive system.

Is Fulvic Acid A Probiotic?

Fulvic acid is not directly a probiotic, however it does help regulate the beneficial microbiota in your gut, meaning the end goal of boosting good bacteria in the gut can be achieved.

Can You Take Fulvic Acid On An Empty Stomach?

Most of our customers are taking fulvic acid on an empty stomach, though that is not necessary if you have a sensitive digestive tract. Some fulvic acid products are made from lower quality raw materials, and harsh chemicals may be used during the production, and products made from that lower quality material may cause a burning sensation without food, and sometimes even with food.

Our fulvic acid utilizes a proprietary water-only process to extract fulvic acid from high quality raw material. No wetting agents, acids, alkali, binders, fillers, nor any other additives are used to produce Humful Fulvic Acid Complex.

Does Fulvic Acid Help With Fatty Liver?

According to a Korean patent, they tested rats who had alcoholic fatty liver. As a result of providing a group of rats a diet with 0.01% Fulvic acid, they found that, “Fulvic acid has a prophylactic and antioxidant effect against acute liver injury.”

Source: https://patents.google.com/patent/KR20120108797A/en

About Cognitive Health

Is Fulvic Acid A Nootropic?

Nootropics are compounds that can increase cognitive performance in areas like long and short term memory, focus, and markers of intelligence. Fulvic acid provides the brain with important trace minerals needed for optimum functionality, and can be considered a nootropic.

Does Fulvic Acid Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Much more research is needed to make that determination. However, fulvic acid does help with in one important aspect regarding protein aggregation. Tau fibrils cause protein tangles in paired helical filaments (PHF) may prevent the brain from forming neural connections. In a 2011 study, fulvic acid demonstrated the ability to shrink and deform these PHFs, which may lead to new ideas on the creation of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21785188/
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18368143/
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28800454/

Does Fulvic Acid Detox Neurotoxins?

Fulvic acid is a potent antioxidant, and has a powerful ability to bind with inorganic compounds to make them more easily removed from tissues and cells. Heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminum are neurotoxins that can kill nerves and brain cells on contact.

Being able to bind to these toxins so that the body can more easily remove them is one way to detox from neurotoxins.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22105345/

Does Fulvic Acid Detox Neurotoxins?

Fulvic acid is a potent antioxidant, and has a powerful ability to bind with inorganic compounds to make them more easily removed from tissues and cells. Heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminum are neurotoxins that can kill nerves and brain cells on contact.

Being able to bind to these toxins so that the body can more easily remove them is one way to detox from neurotoxins.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22105345/

About Hair, Skin, and Nails

Does Fulvic Acid Help With Allergic Responses?

Yes, fulvic acid can help with the reduction in histamine release. This shows promise for folks who may be dealing with skin issues like eczema, which in a study a small cohort demonstrated significant alleviation of some aspects of eczema that was better than emollient therapy alone.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21331654/
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21931500/

Does Fulvic Acid Boost Collagen?

Responsible for giving skin its structure and elasticity, collagen is a protein that does all of that and more. Fulvic acid is being researched in the anti-aging industry as an organic acid that may stimulate the production of collagen in the body.

Does Fulvic Acid Improve Skin Appearance?

Yes, Fulvic acid does enhance the appearance of skin in several ways. First, it is thought to boost the important protein collagen. Fulvic acid enhances hydration, which will help the skin retain moisture. It is also a potent antioxidant which can help revitalize damaged skin cells, leading to a more radiant and youthful appearance. it’s anti-inflammatory effects can reduce inflammation in the skin, and can even help reduce allergic reactions that affect the skin.

Does Fulvic Acid Fight Skin Infections?

Fulvic acid is has demonstrated antiviral and antifungal properties. For instance, in a 2012 study, fulvic acid demonstrated that it was minimally affected by the biofilm resistance of candida albicans, and was effective at disrupting the cell membrane activity in planktonic and sessile cells across all strains.

Source: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00116/full

Can You Use Fulvic Acid As A Toner?

Yes you can use fulvic acid as a toner. Simply add a couple drops of fulvic acid into water, and you have an instant toner that can cleanse the skin of fungus, bacteria, and other harmful organisms that take advantage of our pores.

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