PRODUCT Fulvic Acid - Leonardite
DESCRIPTION Fulvic Acid powder in a 250 ml tub
BENEFITS Fulvic acid is crucial to proper cellular absorption of nutrients. Cellular rejuvenation. Please read the research hereafter - this is an amazing product
Fulvic acid has always occurred naturally in organic plants and soils, yet its recent discovery and tremendous value is now just beginning to be recognized. It can balance and energize cell life and biological properties it comes into contact with.
If an individual cell is restored to its normal chemical balance and electrical potential, then we have given cells life where death and disintegration would normally occur.
Doctors have known for years that everyone needs at least 90 nutrients to maintain optimum health. These nutrients include a minimum of 59 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids. But eating good tasting food and swallowing a lot of vitamin pills does not guarantee absorption or utilization of these vital nutrients. When the body does not absorb nutrients the door is open for disease.
Scientists have found that fulvic acid is the element that makes nutrients highly absorbable, which gives it the ability to make a dramatic impact on all kinds of diseases and health problems that afflict humanity today. They call it the elixir of life and theorize that without it, nothing would live.
also available in capsules
Fulvic Acid – The Miracle Molecule
Fulvic acid is being called Nature’s Miracle Molecule, because it does so many things–it wears so many hats. Reported claims of benefits are a little short of astonishing. For internal use they are:• Increased energy• It’s a ferocious antioxidant and free radical scavenger• Chelates heavy metals and body toxins, removing them from the system• Transports nutrients into the cells• Extends the time nutrients remain active - potentiates the availability of essential nutrients• Increases metabolism of proteins, contributing to DNA and RNA synthesis• It’s a powerful natural electrolyte• Restores electrochemical balance
• Increases activity of a host of enzyme systems
• Helps rebuild the immune system
• Increases bioavailability of nutrients and minerals Reported beneficial claims for external use:
• Treating open wounds, cuts and abrasions
• Healing burns with minimum pain or scarring
• Eliminating discoloration due to skin bruises
• Killing pathogens responsible for athletes foot
• Acting as a wide spectrum anti-microbial and fungicide
• Treating rashes, skin irritations, insect and spider bites
• Neutralizing poison ivy and poison oak The agricultural benefits of fulvic acid have enormous potential to heal soils of the world and to neutralize radioactive and toxic wastes.
Fulvic Acid, Origin and Overview
In the beginning the earth was blessed with optimum organic growing conditions. The soil had a wealth of minerals, trace elements and rich humus soil teaming with microbes. The earth’s minerals had not been depleted from over-farming, therefore the soil was exceptionally fertile. The vegetation was very lush and abundant, as is evidenced by ancient remains that geologists call humic deposits. These deposits are quite rare and can be found in various areas of the world. Even more rare are deposits of humic substance that are exceedingly rich in a little known substance called fulvic acid.
Fulvic Acid – Supercharged Electrolyte
Fulvic Acid has been called one of the most important natural miracles related to life itself. It is an acid 3 created in extremely small amounts by millions of beneficial microbes working on decaying plant matter. 4 Because of fulvic acid’s low molecular weight 5 (small molecules) it has the ability to readily dissolve and bond minerals and nutritional elements into its molecular structure. Nutrients that have been chelated by fulvic acid are in an ideal natural form to interact with and be absorbed by living cells. 6 Fulvic Acid is so powerful that one single fulvic acid molecule is capable of carrying 60 or more minerals and trace elements into the cells.
Fulvic Acid is Lacking in Food Crops
It is a well known and publicized fact that our soils are sick from poor agricultural practices. The sterile soil conditions brought on by the overuse of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and erosion prohibit microbial activity and the formation of fulvic acid. Fulvic acid that is essential for maximum human health has been missing from our diets for generations. Re-mineralization of our bodies without the fulvic acid (that should be in the plants we eat), has little benefit. People are sick with degenerative and deficiency related diseases now more than ever. Fulvic acid supplementation is a good start toward reversing this situation.
Supercharged Electrolyte, Antioxidant, and Free Radical Scavenger
Cellular electrical energy could be called the life force of the body. When electrical energy is reduced in cells, they disintegrate and die. It is believed that electrical and chemical balances within the cell can be created and controlled by electrolytes, the body’s mini battery chargers. Scientists tell us fulvic acid is one of the most powerful natural electrolytes known to man. These supercharged molecules balance cellular life, restoring the electrical potential that was once normal to the cell by charging, regenerating, regulating and delivering their living energies to the living cells. Fulvic acid maintains the ideal environment 7 for dissolved mineral complexes, elements, and cells to bio-react electrically with one another causing electron transfer, catalytic reactions, and transmutations into new minerals. 8 It helps with human enzyme production, hormone structures, and is necessary for the utilization of vitamins. It has been found to be essential to living cells in carrying on metabolic processes. It is also one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and free radical scavengers known. It has the unique ability to react with both negatively and positively charged unpaired electrons and render free radicals harmless. It can either alter them into new useable compounds or eliminate them as waste. Fulvic acid can similarly scavenge heavy metals and detoxify pollutants.
Fulvic Acid Mineral Complexes are Better than True Colloidal Minerals
You may have heard all the excitement about colloidal minerals. But true colloidal minerals by themselves are not readily useable by cells. It is the fulvic acid in conjunction with minerals that makes them effective. Many colloidal minerals on the market contain a small amount of fulvic acid, which is responsible for any results they may produce.
Fulvic Acids Further Defined
Individual cells when properly nourished, are capable of producing many of their own amino acids, enzymes, and other factors necessary for all metabolic processes. Each cell, in addition to other processes, burns its own energy, maintains itself, manufactures its own enzymes, creates its own proteins, and duplicates itself. 9 It is essential to understand that the total metabolism of the body is the sum of the metabolic operations carried on in each individual cell.
Growth & Maintenance Nutrients
Scientists have identified at least 90 growth and maintenance nutrients which must be continuously supplied to the body to sustain healthful life. These nutrients include amino acids, major and trace minerals, vitamins and other nutritional factors.10 When these factors are supplied to our cells, the cells then create the building blocks of our life process. The building blocks present in the metabolic machinery are, in the great majority of cases, the same in other organisms of extremely different types.11 Humans can produce all but eight amino acids within their cells. The very complex process of all metabolic functions are carried on within the cell. If we fail to supply the cell with essential growth and maintenance nutrients we will experience a breakdown of these functions. When the breakdown is substantial we have the onset of disease or the manifestation of some related defect.
Sick Soils, Sick Plants, Sick People
In the beginning, our naturally fertile soils contained adequate amounts of humic and fulvic acids produced by resident microbes within the soil. They delivered nutrients and minerals to the plants. Largely our modern agriculture aims at one goal, an abundance of saleable products. Food quality is sacrificed for food quantity. Since the farmer is paid by the bushel, yield is more important than nutritional content. To control disease and force yield, excessive amounts of nitrate fertilizers are applied to the soil. Such practices stun and destroy the indigenous microbial life within the soil, which destroys vital humic and fulvic acids.
Gone Are The Minerals
When microbes are depleted from the soils, they are no longer present to convert inorganic minerals into organic minerals needed by plants. Excessive use of nitrate fertilizers inhibits the formation of normal plant proteins and stimulates an over-abundance of unused amino acids that attracts insects. 12 Since pests were created to eat diseased plants this introduces the ideal environment for increased infestation because of increased insect food supply. The farmers reaction is to apply more pesticides and fungicides to save his infested crop. This in turn inhibits or destroys even more vital microorganisms that are essential in converting minerals to plant nutrients.
These deficient, pesticide laden products are turned into “cash”, which the farmer thinks is the bottom line. Lacking in organic trace elements and other nutritional factors, but long on chemical residues from pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, these nutritionally hollow product end up on the table of America. Without taste, and deficient in organic minerals and nutrients, we peel , boil and overcook what remains and then ask “why am I sick”.
The Vitamin Connection
New breakthroughs are just beginning to emerge in the use of increased dosages of vitamins and minerals for treatment of some ailments. However, it is crucial to remember that vitamins cannot complete their function in the cell’s metabolism without the presence of the appropriate and specific mineral co-factor and fulvic acid.
Cell Wall Permeability and Absorption
One of the strongest advantages of fulvic acid minerals is that absorption greatly exceeds traditional tablet supplements. As with any nutrient or supplement, the only way your body can benefit, is if it is absorbed. Fulvic acid enhances this process. Fulvic acid makes elemental minerals and vitamins more absorbable by complexing them ( refines, purifies, combines and re-refines) into organic, ionic forms that are easily transported into and through membranes and cell walls. Once the nutrients meld into the fulvic acid complex, they become bioactive and bioavailable.
The Fulvic Acid Connection
Humic and fulvic acids have a fascinating effect on living organisms. Fulvic acid chelates and binds scores of minerals into a bio-available form used by cells. These trace minerals serve as catalysts to vitamins within the cell. Additionally, fulvic acid is one of the most efficient transporters of vitamins into the cell.
The Enzyme Connection
An enzyme is a catalyst that does not enter into a reaction but speeds up or causes a reaction to take place. Enzymes are complex proteins. Enzymes are the life force behind vitamins and minerals. Without enzyme activation in the stomach, food would simply rot, elimination would not take place, thought would cease and we would die. At the cellular level, the burning of glucose in cells for instance, requires the action of several enzymes, each working on the substrate of the previous reaction. Each cell of the body, when properly nourished, is capable of producing the enzymes needed for complete metabolism. 14 Research has shown that fulvic acid improves enzymatic reactions in cells and produces maximum stimulation of enzyme development.
Free Radicals & Antioxidants
If a healthy body is your goal, then you must take action to protect yourself against free-radical attacks. Dramatic increases of free radicals in our air, food and water in recent years have put a tremendous strain on the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Our first line of defense against free radicals is a generous supply of free radical scavengers, called antioxidants. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules or fragments of molecules that contain one or more unpaired electrons. 16 They circulate through the body causing great mischief in bonding to and injuring tissues. In addition to destroying tissue, they magnify the probability that injured cells will become susceptible to a great many infections and diseases, or mutate and cause cancer. According to Sesesi, Y. Chen and M. Schnitzer, fulvic acid has the ability to dramatically reduce the oxidative effects of free-radicals. This means fulvic acid could potentially help your body ward-off disorders such as cancer, premature aging, wrinkling of the skin and arthritis
… all of which are thought to be hastened by oxidation.
. Fulvic acid plays the role as a bi-directional super antioxidant.
Fulvic acid is a bio-available chelated molecule that can also chelate. As a refiner and transporter of organic minerals and other cell nutrients, it has the ability to turn bad guys into good guys by chelating and humanizing free radicals. Depending upon the chemical makeup of the free radical, they can be incorporated into and become a part of life sustaining bio-available nutrients. In the event that the chemical makeup of the free radical is of no particular benefit, it is chelated, mobilized and carried out of the body as a waste product Many of the substances that make up humic matter have yet to be discovered and catalogued among the know and documented organic chemicals. We are beginning to realize that what we know about Fulvic Acid is just the tip of the iceberg.
No Build-up in the body
Consumption of plant derived mineral fulvic complexes by humans for many years has shown that they will not build up in the body tissues as do metallic minerals. The following observations and theories describe the reasons why: Cells have the ability to accept or reject minerals, including aluminum, lead, arsenic, mercury, etc., at their discretion when presented as organic fulvic acid complexes. It should be considered that these minerals may not necessarily be present to “nourish” cells, but are needed to act as “electrodes” in the fulvic electrolyte solution. In that capacity they are probably most essential for bio-reactions, electron transfer, catalytic reactions and transmutations. Fulvic acid carries complexed minerals in “trace” amounts only, and should not be confused with metallic minerals. Fulvic acid has the ability to complex and remove toxic metals and other minerals from the system. Fulvic acid mineral solutions have been ingested by people for many years, yet have never been shown to cause toxic mineral build-up in humans. It is obvious that when metals, minerals and trace elements become complexed into fulvic acid, they take on an entirely new property of availability, unlike their original form. It is when fulvic acid is not present that one should seriously worry about toxic buildup from any source. This could account for the health problems that are causing concern today in our “fulvic starved” society. Aluminum makes up 12% of the Earth’s crust, and is the most abundant metallic element. Aluminum is found in biological quantities in most plants grown in soil. Most of our food crops contain 20 – 200 ppm or more of aluminum. In crops today this concentration would normally be in the absence of fulvic acid. Known biological function of Aluminum is to activate the enzymes succinic dehydrogenase. It increases survival rate of newborn infants, and according to professor Gerhard Schrauzer, head of the department of chemistry at UCSD, is an essential mineral for human nutrition. In a study that appeared November 5, 1992 in the science journal, NATURE, Frank Watt, et al (University of Oxford) used a highly accurate laboratory technique to quantify the levels of aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. To their great surprise, they found the same levels of aluminum in the brains of the non- Alzheimer’s control as they did in their Alzheimer’s patients. Watts believes that aluminum contaminated stains gave faulty results in the early studies that highlighted aluminum as a health risk.
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1 Scenecsi, N (1990). Analytica Chmiica Acta, 232, 51-75. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Elscvier.
2 powerful electrolyte – Jackson, William R (1993) Humic, Fulvic and Microbial Balance: Organic Soil
Conditioning, 329. Evergreen, Colorado: Jackson Research Center.
3acidity of fulvic acid – Schnitzer, M 91977). recent findings of the characterization of humic substances
extracted from soils from widely differing climatic zones. Proceedings of the Symposium on Soil Organic
Matter Studies, Braunsweig (117-131)
4 environment with adequate oxygen - Schnitzer, M 91977). recent findings of the characterization of
humic substances extracted from soils from widely differing climatic zones. Proceedings of the
Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Studies, Braunsweig (117-131)
5 low molecular weight – Aiken, G.R., McKinght, D.M. & MacCarthy, P (1985). Humic substances of soil,
sediment and water, New York: Wiley-Interscience.
6 absorption by cells – Azo, S. & Sakai, I (19630. studies on the physiological effects of humic acid. Part
I. Uptake of humic acid by crop plants and its physiological effects. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 9
(3), 1-91. (Tokyo)
7 effect on total Earth environment - Buffle, J. (1988). Complexation reactions in aquatic systems: An
analytical approach. Chichester: Horwood.
8 transmutate or synthesis of new minerals – Schnitzer, M., & Dodama, H. (1977). Reactions of minerals
with soil humic substances. In J.B. Dixon & S.B. Weed (Eds.), Minerals in soil environments (Chap. 21).
Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America.
9 and duplicates itself – Williams, Dr. Roger J. (1977). The Wonderful World Within You. Bio-
Communications Press. Wichita, Kansas.
10 other nutritional factors – ibid.
11 extremely different types – ibid.
12 amino acids that attract insects – Chaboussou, F. (1980) Les Plantes Malades des Pesticides –
Bases Nouvelles D’une Prevention Contre Maladies et Parasites. (Plants made sick by pesticides – New
basis for the prevention of diseases and pests). Paris
13 catalyst to vitamins within the cell – Williams, Dr. Roger J. (1977). The Wonderful World Within You.
Bio-Communications Press. Wichita, Kansas.
14for complete metabolism – Williams, Dr. Roger J. (1977) The Wonderful World Within You. Bio-
Communications Press. Wichita, Kansas.
15 maximum stimulation of enzyme development – Jackson, William R. PhD. (1993) Humic, Fulvic and
Microbial Balance: Organic Soil Conditioning. Evergreen, Colorado
free radicals, Scncsi, N. (1990).Molecular and quantitative aspects of the chemistry of fulvic acid and its16 interaction with metal ions and organic chemicals: Bari, Italy. Analytica Chimica Acta, 232, 51-75.Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.17 Schlickewei, Dr. W., (1993). Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 112:275-279, influence of humate on calciumhydroxyapatite implants18 W. Schlickewei, Dept. of Surgery (Traumatology), University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany19 U.N. Riede, Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany, J. Yu, Dept of Pathology,University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany. W. Ziechmann, Ground Chemistry Research Group, University ofGorrinfen, Germany. E.H. Kuner, Dept. of Surgery (Traumatology), University Hospital Freiburg,Germany. B. Seubert, Weyl Chemicals, Mannheim, Germany.Bibliography to Fulvic Free Radical DataMowrey, Daniel B., PH.D. (1993), p. 34, Herbal Tonic Therapies. Keats Publishing, Inc.Todd, Gary Price, M.D., (1985)., p.20-24, 113-118. Nutrition Health & Disease. Whitford Press.Steelenk, C.A. & Tollin, G. (1962) p. 59, 25-34. Biochimica Biophysica ActaSenesi, N Chen, Y. & Schmitzer, M. (1977). Soil Biology and Biochemistry.Vaughan, D., Malcolm, R.B. & Ord, 13.G (1985) Soil Organic Matter & Biological Activity. Dordriecht, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff.Jackson, William R., Ph. D. (1995). p. 261-282 Humic, Fulvic and Microbial Balance: Organic Soil Condition. Evergreen, ColoradoThe Colloidal MythDefinition of Colloidal: A colloid is “A state of matter in which the matter is dispersed in or distributed throughout some medium called the dispersion medium. The matter thus dispersed is called the disperse phase of the colloid system. The particles of the disperse phase are larger than the ordinary crystalloid molecule, but not large enough to settle out under the influence of gravity.1 Colloids as defined in physical chemistry are: A. A colloidal system, one in which a finely divided solid is suspended in a liquid: such colloids range from solutions to gels. B. A colloidal suspension. C. A substance that when suspended in a liquid will not diffuse easily through vegetable or animal membrane.2 According to Remington many aggregates, and each aggregate contains many molecules.” Thus it stands to reason that colloidal minerals exist in particle sizes many time larger than some other mineral forms. Because of their size, true colloidal minerals are not absorbed by the body.3 Remember, fulvic acid is the key to outstanding health benefits … not colloidal minerals.1 definition of a colloid – Dorland’s Illustrated Dictionary, 24th Edition
2 definition of colloids – Random House Dictionary of the English Language
3 colloids and their size – Max Motyka, M.S.. Albion Laboratories
This information is not intended to diagnose or prevent illness