The Bigger Picture - Fulvic Acid
It's true, there's a huge amount of excitement and fanfare around Fulvic Acid... and this is why you need to know more about it!
People taking fulvic acid have almost universally report a noticeable improvement in their energy levels, which is likely due to better detoxification as well as reduced inflammation and free radical damage.
Take note, your body spends almost a third of its energy damping down and dealing with inflammation. Unchecked, inflammation leads to the inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and the list goes on.
Reducing inflammation should be somewhere near the top of everybody’s priorities of agenda.
Inflammation is also the major cause of rapid ageing. Consequently reducing inflammation results in increasing your available energy, and is additionally one of the most effective anti-ageing protocols you can apply. You can get old in years, but your years need not be accompanied by decrepitude in any form.
Every year you live you should be able to live in gratitude and good health.
A few of the benefits of Fulvic Acid revealed in amongst more than 1,600 studies:
- Enhances permeability of cell membranes, facilitating optimum absorbance
- Able to transport 70 times its own molecular mass of nutrients into the cell
- Able to transport 70 times its molecular mass of pollutants and waste materials out of the cell
- Optimises the effectiveness of vitamin and mineral supplements
- The above cellular optimisation results in increased energy, and vitality
- The most powerful natural electrolyte to be found in nature
- Modulates and optimises the immune system
- Antioxidant and free radical scavenger - fulvic acid behaves as an electron donor or acceptor, depending on the radical charge. In this way it renders the free radicals harmless
- Detoxifies the body from toxins and pollutants, including heavy metals
- Improves and increases bioavailability of nutrients from foods
- Improves enzymatic reactions in cells, stimulates enzyme development, and formation of enzymes
- Fulvic acid molecules often provide the building blocks for cellular enzyme metabolisms and reactions. This is part of our cellular adaptation and interaction with the environment around us
Because of its very low molecular weight, fulvic acid is able to pass easily through the protective membranes into our body’s cells. While doing so, it brings in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in the right quantities, while keeping others out.
In fact, it is able to transport over 70 times its own weight in vitamins and minerals into cells, waste products and toxins out of cells!
Fulvic acid increases the overall retention, absorption, and efficient utilization of nutrients present in both foods and supplements, improving the overall health and functioning of our body.
Fulvic acid contains a vast number of naturally occurring bioactive substances. These include supercharged antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, powerful detoxifying enzymes known as superoxide dismutases (SOD), nutrients, hormones, amino acids, natural antibiotics, natural antivirals, and natural fungicides.
According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a combination of its antioxidant and nutraceutical properties may potentially enable fulvic acid to protect us against diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
A well-known contributing factor to the development of such so-called “cognitive” disorders is free radical damage in brain cells. Fulvic acid is a proven powerful antioxidant that is known to protect cells and their internal structures from harmful oxidation and breakdown by free radicals.
How does it do this? Read on...
Fulvic acid is a powerful, natural electrolyte that can act as an acceptor or as a donor in the creation of electrochemical balance.
If it encounters free radicals with unpaired positive electrons it supplies an equal and opposite negative charge to neutralize the bad effects of the free radicals. Likewise, if the free radicals carry a negative charge, the fulvic acid molecule can supply positive unpaired electrons to nullify that charge. Specifically for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the abnormal processing of a brain cell protein called tau into insoluble filaments is believed to be a critical step in their development. This study showed that, in a laboratory setting, fulvic acid counteracts specific aspects of abnormal tau processing by reducing the length of insoluble tau filaments and even disassembling them after they have been formed. These encouraging results led the researchers to conclude that fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights into the development of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and possibly other dementias as well.
Another benefit of taking fulvic acids is that it helps to restore the body’s optimal pH level. It does this by alkalizing the body and preventing the formation of an overly acidic environment. In doing so fulvic acid assists to prevent long-term illnesses and improve our body’s defenses against harmful bacteria, fungi, yeast, and other infectious organisms.
A note for athletes and bodybuilders
The overall effect of taking full big acid has a remarkable effect on recovery times between workouts. In addition, its ability to lower inflammation whilst simultaneously assisting the cells to shed waste products for more efficiently, and again replenishing nutrients to depleted “nutrient and protein hungry” cells. This manifests in shorter recovery times and better net gains at all levels.
Increase in Testosterone levels
Testosterone is important to both men and women, and depleted testosterone levels can result in depression, infertility and erectile dysfunction in men, and abnormally low testosterone levels in women result in muscle wastage, increased body fat percentage and the depression.
Fulvic acid has been shown in studies on men to optimise testosterone levels. The below mentioned studies were done with Shilajit, and the predominant active ingredient in Shilajit extract is Fulvic acid.
In 2010, Indian researchers gave 35 infertile test subjects 200mg/day of Shilajit extract (see above note) for 90 consecutive days. When the hormone and sperm parameters were compared from day one to day 90, the research noted following improvements:
● Total sperm count rose by 61%.
● Sperm quality increased by 37%.
● Serum testosterone levels increased by 23%, and FSH rose by 9%.
Markers of oxidative damage also went down, whereas hemoglobin slightly increased.
One more recent study from 2015 showed that in healthy volunteers aged between 45-55 years, 250mg/day of Fulvic acid for 90 days was able to:
● Increase total-testosterone levels by 20%
● Increase free-testosterone levels by 19%
● Boost DHEA levels by 31% while maintaining normal LH and FSH levels.
Fulvic acid is considered the ultimate nutrient booster with benefits for endurance, muscle adaptation, nutrient absorption, hormone balance and healthy testosterone production.
It’s because fulvic acid can carry around 70 times its weight in minerals, vitamins and enzymes directly into your cells making every any other nutrients you are taking along with it, extremely bioavailable. This helps make testosterone boosting vitamin D, B3, B6 and B12 as well as minerals boron and magnesium much more powerful.
Human Case Study 2
In another study, scientist gave infertile men 200 mg of Fulvic acid every day for 90 days and the following improvements were seen:
- Testosterone Boosted by +23.5%
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) went up +9.4%*
- Significant and positive decrease of Semen Malondialdehyde (MDA) -18.7%**
*Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) plays an extremely crucial role in the production of androgen-binding protein by the Sertoli cells.
**Semen Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a strong marker for oxidative stress which is known to lower testosterone levels.
Fulvic acid is soluble at all pH levels. Science believes that Fulvic acid includes remnants of DNA from dead organic life forms which place it between the organic and mineral world. Certainly its overall beneficial synergy with living organisms lends some credibility to this possibility.