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It's no secret that nourishing our bodies with all the essential nutrients it needs is key to living a long and healthy life. But obtaining these vital nutrients is becoming increasingly more difficult due to a combination of two things— major processing of foods coupled with the depletion of nutrients in our soils!
Sound worrying? A little right? Or maybe it doesn’t seem such a big deal to you at the moment. At the end of the day, is getting all these nutrients right now going to be a matter of life or death? Probably not, but over time continuing to neglect this important aspect of your diet may force an unexpected health concern to spring up like a mushroom on a wet morning.
However, as always nature has an answer. In fact, a lot of people are supplementing with it today. Yes, it's good old fulvic acid or ‘natures miracle molecule,’ as it’s sometimes referred to. And in this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know, including what it is, the health benefits, and why supplementing is so important. (1)
Let’s dive in!
What Is fulvic acid?
Fulvic acid is a yellowish-brown natural occurring chemical compound found in substances such as soil, peat, lakes, streams, and shilajit.
It has a very high, alkaline pH that makes up one component of the highly nutritious humus layer (not to be confused with your favourite chickpea spread!)
This partially decomposed organic matter is created by millions of beneficial microbes that break down decaying plants and animals.
Fulvic acid helps activate all the essential nutrients and minerals in the soil so that they are easier absorbed by plant cells to grow strong and healthy.
Unfortunately, with today’s modern farming practices and increased use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, our soils have been all but destroyed, leaving them depleted of Fulvic acid which makes it very difficult to obtain enough even through a healthy balanced diet.
The diagram below shows a comparison of the three main humic substances:
What is fulvic acid made up of?
The most common form of fulvic acid is derived from fulvic shale which is a rich source of trace minerals containing a whole host of beneficial nutrients and active compounds such as:
- Trace minerals
- Fatty acids
- Amino Acids
How does fulvic acid help your body?
Fulvic acid is bioavailable with a small molecular size which helps us recognise, absorb and utilise nutrients and vitamins more easily from the food we eat by transporting them directly to all the cells in our bodies.
This, in turn, can lead to a positive impact on many common health problems like:
- Alzheimer disease
- Digestive disorders
However, these days with the limited availability of fulvic acid from natural resources many of us have developed nutrient deficiencies within our bodies that open up pathways for diseases to thrive.
To lead a healthy lifestyle it’s therefore crucial that we take the necessary steps to make sure we’re getting enough of this ‘miracle molecule.’
What health benefits can you expect from fulvic acid?
Can help improve hair, skin and nails
Fulvic acid should be an essential part of your skincare routine as it can naturally enhance your body’s ability to produce collagen which is directly related to better hair, skin and nails.
It also has the ability to act as a histamine blocker with recent studies showing it to have had a significant improvement on eczema and other conditions such as recurring dermatosis.
Can help with gut health, immune function, inflammation and diabetes
Numerous test tube studies have been carried out that indicate the effectiveness of fulvic acid on immune health. A recent study concluded that fulvic acid can activate the immune system to kill bacteria, reduce oxidative stress and influence the microbiome possibly improving gut function. (5)
Furthermore, animal studies note that fulvic acid improves growth performance and intestinal health conditions. (6)
May boost brain health
Additionally, animal studies have shown fulvic acid to be linked with decreased swelling and pressure in the brain as well as enhanced memory function. (10)
Can lower cholesterol
High cholesterol is a worry for many people and is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease. In a study carried out on 30 people fulvic acid was found to raise HDL (good) cholesterol helping to improve heart health. (11)
Can improve oral health
Shilajit, a natural substance that’s particularly high in fulvic acid has been used for years to treat oral health in countries like India and Pakistan. It’s thought to have specific components that help to inhibit the formation of cavities and the growth of oral bacteria. (12)
Can boost cellular function (anti-ageing)
Mitochondria, the energy-producing organelle of cells holds the secret to healthy, youthful-looking skin and to protect our mitochondria we must combat oxidative stress with antioxidants.
Why you should take a fulvic acid supplement?
As previously discussed, factors such as mass farming and extensive use of synthetic chemicals have destroyed most of our soils delicate humus layer. Now there’s little to no fulvic acid remaining in most conventional produce.
Many people have instead turned to consuming organically grown fruits and vegetables. However, the problem still remains as even the levels of fulvic acid in these foods is relatively low and difficult to regulate. It’s also not possible to apply fulvic acid topically from food where it can be of such great benefit.
For this reason, supplementing has become popular and the main way of adding this important compound into our diets. But there are many supplements on the market today which makes choosing a quality product difficult especially if you’re not familiar with what to look out for.
“Much of the ill health and lack of vitality people complain of today can be traced to a deficiency in minerals and trace elements in our diets. The food we eat is no longer keeping us healthy. Modern farming methods have depleted the natural mineral reserves of the soil and, as a result, the foods we eat are increasingly deficient in the nutrients needed for proper functioning of the body.”
– Marie-France Muller MD PhD, Author of Colloidal Minerals and Trace Minerals
Revitacell Fulvic Restore: Fulvic Acid Supplement
Here at Water For Health, we provide a fulvic acid supplement of the highest quality derived from an exclusive humic deposit in Alberta, Canada— a source that gives maximum benefits to your body.
Features of Fulvic Restore include:
- Low in heavy metals
- Extracted without the use of solvents or chemicals
- Derived from 100% ancient decayed plant matter
- High fulvic acid content in hydrophobic form (Most absorbable)
- Low molecular weight
- Rich in trace minerals, electrolytes and amino acids
But why choose Fulvic Restore
So by now, you’re probably wondering why should you choose this product over a different fulvic acid supplement?
And without getting too scientific or fancy here’s why…
Fulvic restore retains more of the active ingredients (humic and fulvic acid) with less of the undesirable heavy metals and comes from a preferable freshwater source.
The only ingredients used are water, naturally-occurring fulvic acid, and trace minerals. Basically, it’s a fulvic acid supplement that’s as natural and as pure as it gets.
Oh, and did I mention it’s likely to be the most concentrated natural fulvic acid supplement on the UK market today?
Fulvic restore comes in a 100ml dark glass bottle to prevent light damage and the recommended serving is 2ml (one dropper full) per day. That’s a whopping 50 day supply per bottle!
What some of our customers are saying…
“Natural clean source of fulvic acid with minerals. Natural and therefore far better than most other mineral supplements, and easy to absorb. Many health benefits of fulvic acid.” – A.L
“ I’ve given five stars as Fulvic acid does what it says and restores by giving the body the necessary ammunition to keep us healthy and well. There is nothing more precious than good health.” – R.J.M
“Good competitive price for a quality product” – D.C
The Bottom Line
Fulvic acid is essential to the proper transportation and absorption of nutrients and minerals throughout the body. Its benefits are vast ranging from improved hair and skin, reducing inflammation and proper functioning of the immune system.
But it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain from natural food sources and thus supplementing has become the primary way to enable our bodies to receive this ‘miracle molecule’ in sufficient quantities.
Fulvic Restore is a naturally occurring, highly concentrated fulvic acid supplement sourced from the finest quality humic deposits to assist our bodies with the uptake of all vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in the most convenient way possible.
Written by Kieran Higgins, Health Writer.
Water for Health Ltd began trading in 2007 with the goal of positively affecting the lives of many. We still retain that mission because we believe that proper hydration and nutrition can make a massive difference to people’s health and quality of life. Click here to find out more.