Considered the ultimate nutrient booster, Fulvic Acid works in a way that helps us absorb and use other nutrients better — such as probiotics, vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and minerals.
So what is fulvic acid exactly, and how does it benefit health?
Fulvic acid is found in the earth’s soil as a by-product of microbial metabolism processes, which means it’s produced when organic plant matter decomposes and millions of beneficial healthy bacteria are released.
Why We Need Exposure to Soil-Based Organisms and Organic compounds like Fulvic Acid
There’s no question your health and that of your children is directly related to the quality of the food you eat. The quality of the food, in turn, is dependent on the health of the soil in which it is grown. The organisms in soil have an impact on the health of our food. Part of what makes fruits and vegetables good for us is the phytonutrients in them. Phytonutrients are part of the plant’s immune systems. Organisms in the soil that we might think of as pests actually stimulate plants to make more phytonutrients. Animals seem a little smarter than humans as they will show a preference for pastures growing on a healthy soil whereas we just buy vegetables and accept the taste.
With the nonstop use of antibiotics, food pesticides, hand sanitizers and detergents, along with antibacterial overkill, in our germ-fearing culture which might seem like a good thing — but in reality, just like other animals we are meant to come into contact with earth’s many organisms and compunds. Today, the fact that we live in an oversanitized world poses real health problems, including lowering our ability to absorb nutrients from our diets, impairing immunity, and raising susceptibility to infections and other illnesses. Where children once spent long hours outdoors, they now spend long hours inside sitting in front of screens (often on floors scrubbed clean with anti-bacterial detergents). The rising rates of asthma, allergies and other autoimmune conditions among children may be the culmination of a dirt-free childhood. The soil used to produce much of our food today is not just ‘dead’, it’s deliberately toxic to many life entities. And we wonder why children are sick with unnatural allergies and reactions to food…
On top of acquiring less natural bacterial organisms from the outdoors, we’re also running low in many key nutrients due to modern farming practices that deplete soils and lower plants’ antioxidants, vitamins and mineral content. Most adults and children today come into contact with less dirt, soil, organic crops or plants, and ocean water than past generations did, meaning our immune systems don’t have the chance to become familiar with many different organisms and therefore don’t learn to protect us as well as they could.
In the past, our food supply was higher in naturally occurring fulvic acid and other nutrients because soils were less depleted, pesticide/herbicide chemicals were sprayed far less often, and people were less concerned about sanitizing their produce until it was squeaky clean.
Because our immune system is largely made of healthy bacteria that live within the gut and thrive off of various nutrients, our overly clean, highly processed lifestyle makes absorption of nutrients more difficult and raises the risk for many health problems and deficiencies associated with poor gut health. Research has shown that exposure to more natural organisms found in soil, such as fulvic acid, has benefits for:
• boosting nutrient absorption
• improves detoxification
• gut health
• cognitive functioning
• improving energy levels
• protecting us from infections, viruses, yeasts and fungus
• boosting skin health
• slowing down aging
Something unique about fulvic acid compared to other organisms found within soil is that it’s able to easily pass through cellular membranes, allowing it to be properly absorbed and also boosting assimilation of other nutrients or supplements. Fulvic acid is currently available in liquid form. A simple daily dose of 8ml twice a day in mineral water (preferably on an empty stomach) is needed.
Some healthy tips:
Gardening can help boost your mental well-being and may help promote a healthier microbiome.
Take a trip to the park or do hiking trails with your family.
For those who make their own kombucha at home:
Too much scoby? Add it to your garden soil. This can help improve the quality of your soil.