Fulvic acid is a humic substance that is the end product of the complete breakdown of once living things, mostly plants. It is found in dirt and is essential for health.
For several decades scientists have been researching the benefits of fulvic acid. So far, over 40 benefits of this acid have been found. One of the most important benefits is its relationship with minerals, particularly the minerals found in our food.
Soil that has been enriched, with material such as leaves, grass clippings, compost, etc. along with microorganisms, will eventually produce fulvic acid. Plants grown in this soil will absorb minerals and fulvic acid from the soil. Getting fulvic acid along with the minerals is essential for plants to be organic (having organic minerals.) We want organic minerals in our food, not inorganic.
What is meant by the term ‘inorganic minerals?’
Humans and all living things on this planet are based on carbon. Our food needs to be carbon based also in order for us to be healthy. Fulvic acid makes that happen.
When plants absorb fulvic acid and minerals, the fulvic acid attaches carbon to the minerals making them organic. However, today’s understanding of ‘organic’ is that something is grown without pesticides, etc. Yet, the scientific definition is actually ‘living’ or having the carbon molecule. All minerals having the carbon molecule are truly organic, while those without carbon are inorganic. In fact, carbon allows our bodies to recognize the minerals for usage.
Why is this important? If we eat foods with organic minerals, our bodies will utilize 100% of the minerals. If some are not needed, our bodies simply dump the excess.
That is not the case with inorganic minerals. Because there is no carbon, our bodies only recognize about 10-15% of these minerals. What do they do with the unused minerals? They store them in the joints, muscles, and organs where they cause trouble.
The major problem is that our bodies do not get rid of these minerals and they do not use them unless carbon and fulvic acid are present. If both are present, the fulvic acid attaches the carbon to the inorganic minerals making them organic. Over time, the body will use these formerly non-useable minerals. Unfortunately, it can be a painful process as the body breaks down minerals that are stored in the joints.
What does this mean for our food supply?
That’s a good question. It could mean that most of the food being grown by mass production does not have the available minerals that organically grown food supplies have. The mass produced food may not have fulvic acid either.
During the decades research on fulvic acid, it has also been found that this acid acts as a transporter of minerals throughout our bodies. So we need it for this purpose as well as the attaching of carbon to the minerals.
Some researchers are coming to the conclusion that this lack of fulvic acid is a contributory factor to the decline in health of people worldwide. Buying organic produce and taking organic minerals with fulvic acid can help counteract that decline.
What’s interesting is that in the book of Genesis in the Bible, it says that God made man from the dust of the ground. Whether we believe that or not, scientists do know that we need to get trace elements, of everything found in dirt, in our food. This includes even the poisonous elements such as arsenic or mercury. However, we need trace elements in the organic forms with the carbon molecules. The inorganic forms, without carbon, are poisonous to us.
So, if you are having health problems or suspect that the food you are purchasing is not doing the job, you might consider changing to organically grown food and taking food based supplements with minerals and fulvic acid. Sometimes, making simple changes in our way of doing things can make major changes to our health and well-being.