Benefits of Fulvic and Humic Acid

Why mineral deficiencies are so widespread and one way to fix the problem with humic and fulvic

It’s no secret that in recent decades soil minerals have become depleted, and because of this, our food quality has declined. We are seeing record amounts of plastic pollution, chemical exposure, and lower nutrient levels. It is becoming incredibly difficult to find nutrient dense food for our families, and it is debatable whether or not it’s even possible to get enough nutrients solely from food anymore.

A Missing Piece?

While it was once enough to avoid all processed foods, artificial colors, flavorings, refined sugar, artificial hormones, pesticides, and herbicides, that may not be enough to meet nutrient needs today Even a diet of fresh produce, organic proteins, and high quality fats may be lacking in key minerals due to lack of soil quality. Our food just isn’t what it used to be.

Why Food is Depleted of Minerals

In the last 100 years, over farming, monocropping and the use of chemical pesticides and artificial fertilizers in commercial, large scale agriculture has depleted the soil of minerals to dangerously low levels. We no longer hunt and gather our foods from pristine, healthy soils, as farmers don’t put the same healthy and remineralizing compost back into the soil.

In the old days, farmers had to carefully replenish the nutrient levels of their fields and pastures with compost, crop rotation, and soil rest intervals to maintain soil fertility.

Now, they bypass this replenishing process through the use of chemical based fertilizers (that allow crops to continue growing), but deplete the soil of naturally occurring minerals and pH balancing microorganisms.

Mineral Depletion is Getting Worse Every Year

Soil mineral depletion has been a growing problem over the past several decades:

There is deep concern over continuing major declines in the mineral values in farm and range soils throughout the world.
-Conclusion of the 1992 official Rio Earth Summit from the United Nations

This conclusion was based on information showing that over the past 100 years, the mineral levels in agricultural soils has drastically dropped on average by 72% in Europe, 76% in Asia, and 85% in North America.

The outlook is bleak:

Mineral depletion of the soil is so bad in the US, that in 1997, you’d have to eat 26 apples to get the same amount of iron from an apple eaten in 1950.
-Dr. August Dunning

You’d have to eat even more apples today as the onset of new GMO seeds and more intense chemical pesticides have been introduced that further deplete the soil.

It’s a global phenomenon too, and isn’t much better in Europe:

In the UK, researchers started tracking nutrient content of food at the University of London’s King College. They found that between 1940 and 1991, that fruits and vegetables have lost on average between 20%-60% of their mineral content.
-Marin Hum, “Soil mineral depletion”, in Optimum nutrition, Vol. 19, No. 3, Autumn 2006.

What do Minerals Have to do With Health?

The short answer? EVERYTHING.

Every living organism, including bacteria, plants, animals, and humans, need minerals to function properly. Humans need a wide array of minerals in specific amounts. The problem isn’t (yet) that minerals are no longer in the soil, it’s just that they’re present in much smaller amounts than what we need for health.

Trace Minerals

Trace minerals are also referred to as trace elements or essential minerals and they can be a serious concern to your health if they’re lacking. Trace minerals work synergistically with other minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids in a wide variety of biochemical reactions.

As Minerals in the Soil Go Down, Disease Goes Up

As soil has been rapidly depleted over the last century and even more intensively in the past 30 years, it’s not a surprise that diseases of every kind have accelerated rapidly over the same period:

mineral deficiency and disease rates

What Happens When Your Mineral Levels are Low?

When you’re deficient in one or more minerals, your body can start to show symptoms.

For instance, those deficient in Magnesium, may have constipation, anxiety, depression and sleep problems. Zinc is vital for immune function so zinc deficiency can increase the chance of illness or skin problems. Selenium is important for normal heart function and for fertility, especially in men. In fact, research has shown a link between severe selenium deficiency and Sudden Death Syndrome (a name for the unexplained cardiac related deaths of people under age 35 with no apparent heart disease).

Even minerals just needed in tiny amounts, like copper, are vital, as a deficiency of copper can lead to irregular heartbeat or even more severe heart problems.

Essentially, the body starts to break down in a state of mineral deficiency, as it simply does not have the necessary elements to function correctly.

Dr. Linus Pauling (who won the Nobel Prize… twice) concluded after years of studying that:

You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.

How to Get Enough Minerals in Your Diet

I’ve been researching ways to protect my family from the negative health effects of mineral depletion, as it’s a serious problem, considering the widespread implications it can have on the human body.

We already consume a lot of nutrient dense protein and produce from fresh, local sources, and grow our own food whenever possible.

In an ideal world, we could get all of our minerals from food. But since that may no longer possible, supplements can help.

Mineral supplements are nothing new, they have been around a long time. However, not all mineral supplements are the same. You may think that a regular, over the counter mineral or multivitamin and mineral supplement is replenishing your body and meeting your mineral needs, but even the best supplement will contain less than 40 minerals and very few trace elements.

What I discovered is that there is a huge difference between organically occurring and inorganic minerals.

The Difference Between Organic and Inorganic Minerals

Minerals derived in their natural, ionic state are known as organic minerals. This kind of mineral actually chelates or naturally removes inorganic minerals from the body, which is good thing, because you don’t want minerals staying in your system for too long, or they can become toxic (hence the need for daily replenishment).

Organic minerals occur naturally in plants, which are supposed to extract 70-80 minerals from the soil and pass them on to the plants we eat, or the plants that animals eat (and those minerals should then pass from plant to animal to us).

Also, ionic minerals cannot be stored in the body for longer than a few hours, they are much like the water soluble vitamins; therefore, they cannot build up to toxic levels in the soft tissues.

Inorganic minerals that are found in multi-vitamin or mineral supplements often come from ground up stone or mineral deposits. Because these substances are not living substance (like plants), the minerals are typically not as bioavailable.

The Best Organic Mineral Supplements?

As I began researching substance that could help reverse this widespread mineral depletion, I came across some intriguing substances called Fulvic and Humic Acid. The more I studied them, the more I realized they might be the solution to a variety of health problems caused by soil depletion, as mentioned above.

Master Mineral #1: Humic Acid

Humic Acid is a naturally occurring ‘deep earth’ substance that’s a byproduct of humification, a process that has taken place over millions of years.

Humification requires certain unique geological conditions of pressure and temperature as well as the right combination of organic substances, which, over time, compresses this organic matter into a new and uniquely beneficial substance called Humic Acid.

In short, Humic Acid a mineral rich compound created from seaweed that existed millions of years ago.

Why does this matter?

Humic Acid is an extremely powerful substance that has preserved organic minerals and trace elements from ancient living organic fruits and vegetables as well as ancient seaweed. It’s a unique substance that cannot be chemically reproduced, and it works rapidly in the body to replenish nutrient levels.

How Does Humic Acid Work?

On a cellular level, Humic Acid does its primary work outside the cell by preventing viruses and toxins from attaching, reducing inflammation, fighting malignant cell growth, and reversing many serious conditions by turning on physiological switches in the body that regulate disease.

In the stomach, it helps with processing foods and attacking foreign invaders and toxins. Humic Acid removes toxins from the gut before they ever enter the cells, allowing the immune system to function at peak performance.

What are Humic Acid’s Benefits?

Research over the last few decades has identified some of the potential benefits of humic acid:

  • Fights cancer: (Yuan, Shenyuan; Fulvic Acid, 4 1988; in Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition: June 1993)
  • Fights thyroid tumors: (He, Shenyi, et al; Humic acid in Jiangxi Province, 1 (1982))
  • Enhances sleep: (Bingwen Su, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1985))
  • Fights viruses: (Klocking and Sprosig, 1972, 1975; Thiel et al., (1977))
  • Reverses eye diseases: (Related to Viruses): (Guofan, Tang, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1984))

Master Mineral #2: Fulvic Acid

Don’t confuse folic acid with Fulvic Acid.

Fulvic Acid is another ‘deep earth’ substance that’s extracted in special regions of the world containing these rich organic minerals at about 200-250 feet underground.

Like humic acid, fulvic acid is formed during the seaweed humification process that takes place over time. Fulvic Acid is the first set of molecules formed when the seaweed was entombed or buried as a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago covering the sea beds and ancient, mineral rich seaweed.

As time goes on, the seaweed and other organic components come together with Fulvic acid to form Humic acid (with the right pressure and enough time). Fulvic acids are actually the precursors for making Humic acid. Fulvic acid is a much smaller molecule than Humic acid, and it works uniquely in the body.

How Does Fulvic Acid Work?

On a cellular level, Fulvic acid also does most of its work inside the cell, making the cell membranes more permeable and carrying nutrients into the cells.

One of the many benefits is that cells are getting a higher volume and a more usable form of nutrients. Fulvic acid binds together with water (depending on the Fulvic Acid’s purity and concentration) and helps support the body’s natural detoxification process.

What are Fulvic Acid’s Benefits?

According to the research, it can:

  • Strengthen the immune system: (Jingrong Chen et al, jiangxi humic acid, 2 (1984))
  • May reduce pain: (Yuan, Shenyuan; et al; Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition: June 1993)
  • Lessens free radical damage: (Fitoterapia, Volume LXVI, No 4, 1995, pg. 328.)
  • May stop ulcerous colon infections: (Yuan, Shenyuan; Fulvic Acid, 4 1988; in Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition: June 1993)

Best Sources of Fulvic and Humic Acids

As with any source of food or substance, there are higher quality sources than others. When researching this, I found that there are basically 8 sources of Humic and Fulvic Acid in the world from 5 different countries:

Russia, Canada, China, Mexico and the United States.

However, most Humic and Fulvic Acids on the market are low grade, what is known as Leonardite, or Brown Coal.

From my research, the Humic and Fulvic Acid that comes from New Mexico is much higher in mineral content and potency than anything else I was able to find. It has an incredibly high, alkaline pH and is superfine, meaning it is more bioavailable to the body.

A simple test: If you want to see the difference between a high quality Humic and Fulvic acid supplement and a low quality one, place the Humic and Fulvic acid in water and see how well it dissolves. Its dissolubility is a good indication of its concentration and its ability to bind to water to become more bioavailable to your body.

One of the leading researchers on Fulvic and Humic Acid, Antony Haynes, has stated that the deposits in New Mexico are the most concentrated in the world.

The Fulvic and Humic Acids I Use

My family has begun taking BlackMP Living Powder, which is the highest quality fulvic and humic acid supplement I could find.

They have a great pre-made black water drink, but it is much more cost effective to make your own with their powder. This also avoids a lot of plastic exposure from the bottles and is lighter to ship.

BlackMP Living Powder’s Fulvic and Humic Acid is sourced from New Mexico, and their extration process separates the Humic and Fulvic acid, creating greater bioavailabilty.

Humic Acids and Minerals

This powder has a wide variety of minerals and trace elements in organic form (77 to be exact).

I also verified that their powder is GMO free, not exposed to acid rain, has no chemicals or artificial ingredients, is free of pesticides, and is certified organic and certified kosher (to my knowledge it is the only certified organic Humic and Fulvic Acid supplement available).

The Benefits of “Blackwater”

Personally, I’ve noticed an uptick in my energy and overall sense of increased well being. I’ve had better mental clarity as well. And that may be due to the mineral content, but could also be in part from another aspect of mineral powder.

This Blackmp not only contains Humic and Fulvic Acid, but soil based organism probiotics.

As we know, probiotics are essential for good health and spore form probiotics are a powerful tool in the fight against disease because they repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria and crowd out the bad bacteria. Studies have shown that spore form probiotics can pass through stomach acid better than regular probiotics that do not have a protective coat around them. As someone recovering from autoimmune disease (where there is almost always an underlying gut issue), the probiotics in black powder have been the most gentle for my stomach and my body responds well to them.

A Special Offer

Supplements are expensive. I get that. So is real food. I understand that too. Unlike simple things like homemade laundry detergent or DIY cleaners, I have not found any DIY ways to get these specific minerals in the diet from food alone. While I wholeheartedly believe that a nutrient dense diet is a huge key to good health, and don’t think that the best supplements in the world will be beneficial if we aren’t also nourishing our bodies with food, I’ve also found careful supplementation helpful in some cases.

I’ve been using this mineral powder for about a year and love it. I was able to negotiate an amazing (50%!) discount for any Wellness Mama readers… so if you decide to try it, make sure to use the code “wellnessmama” to get the discount at this link.

Resources and Sources:
Yuan, Shenyuan; Fulvic Acid, 4 1988; in Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition: June 1993
He, Shenyi, et al; Humic acid in Jiangxi Province, 1 (1982)
Bingwen Su, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1985)
Klocking and Sprosig, 1972, 1975; Thiel et al., (1977)
Guofan, Tang, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1984)
Jingrong Chen et al, jiangxi humic acid, 2 (1984)
Fitoterapia, Volume LXVI, No 4, 1995, pg. 328.
How to Replace Minerals in the food supply
About Humic and Fulvic Substances II
Interview with Antony Haynes, Autoimmune Summit 
Fulvic Acid: A critical Substance to Human Health 
Marin Hum, “Soil mineral depletion”, in Optimum nutrition, Vol. 19, No. 3, Autumn 2006.

Have you ever taken fulvic/humic acid suppliments?

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  1. Thanks for this informative post, Katie.
    I first heard about fulvic acid in Ty Bollinger’s “The Truth About Cancer” series last year. I recall one doctor saying that it was the one thing he made sure to give his family each and every day. Since my husband developed a “high grade but non-invasive” bladder cancer a year and a half ago, we have added this supplement to our regimen. I bought the one we are taking from Swanson Vitamins, but didn’t know about purity, etc. I like the idea of the added soil-based probiotics as I, too, have suffered from many digestive issues in the wake of recovering from Cushing’s syndrome.

    A couple of questions: First, how long will a bottle last if three people are taking it? Second, how long is the offer of fifty percent off good? I would like to put off ordering until the end of the month.

    Thanks again,
    Rene’

    • The offer should be good indefinitely on the powder. If you take the full amount, there are 30 servings per bottle.

      • I tried using the discount and it says the coupon has expired. Can you check this for us? I really want to buy this! thanks

  2. Great information wellness mama. Never realized we are missing out on such important minerals for our bodies. I would love to order this mineral powder since you have offered such a huge discount. Can you tell me when does this discount code ends.

  3. Wow! What a fantastic discount! Hopefully, I will be able to afford to buy it now. Thanks for negotiating such an awesome deal for us Katie!

    • Cant get the link to work? Shows full price in cart

      • I just checked it and it should be working (WellnessMama) but only on the powder, not other products.

  4. This is a good article about what we can do to help us replenish our minerals. Do you give this to your kids? Mine are 11,8,6,and 3. My 11 year old has been diagnosed with Type 1 for 4 years and I’m always trying to find something that may help her. I’m buying it soon.

  5. I heard about the benefits of Fulvic acid supplements during one of the recent The Truth About Cancer episodes. There are so many supplements that might be beneficial to my health and I can’t afford them all. Vitamin D3 with K2 is one that I can’t live without. From September 15 through March 25th, it’s impossible to get enough sunlight to produce Vit D from the sun if you live as far north as I do (100 miles south of Chicago). So supplementation is absolutely necessary. I’ve had my Vit D levels checked regularly since 2011 and have been low off and on so my body is not absorbing it very well for some reason. I just started using the combo D3 with K2 and hope that will make a difference in how my body utilizes it. I’ve heard from many sources that it’s important to take them together as K2 is a critical co-factor for D3, as well as calcium and magnesium too.

    • Hi, Where did you get the vitamin D3 and K2 Combo? I am alway looking for what we should take?

      • Melissa,

        I buy the Thorne Research liquid Vit D3 + K2 combination: http://amzn.to/1lsWbCH

        It’s $23.50 for a 1 oz. bottle that lasted me 5.5 months. I have been taking 8 drops daily which equates to 4,000 IUs of Vit D3 and 800 mcg of Vit K2. It’s time to get my Vit D levels checked again. I am curious to see whether I have been absorbing it better in this form. Previously, I had to take 10,000 IUs of straight Vit D3 in tablet form to keep my Vit D blood level up around 45. 10,000 is a very high amount but my body wasn’t absorbing it properly.

        Thorne Research is one of the brands that rarely go on sale and all websites have to sale for the same price, which is set by Thorne Research. What I really like about Thorne Research supplements is that they are very pure and they don’t use binders, coating, etc. such as magnesium stearate, that might interfere with the absorption of the supplement.

  6. Is this safe for children or is it a adult supplement only?

  7. I love this article…I have thought for years that our food was lacking in minerals…I had no idea that one could supplement in this way with some so organic…
    My question is since this is a probiotic is it enough to quit taking the probiotic that I already take or should I still keep supplementing that also?
    Thanks
    Linda

    • You need a variety of probotics. I vary my types of probiotics with several sources, just like you need to vary your exercises to keep your muscles guessing and strong.

  8. Good morning Katie and thanks for all your hard work in bringing us such helpful and healthy information. Just one question if you could help me out: is there any harm in taking mineral supplements even if you aren’t sure you have a deficiency? Example: after reading up on magnesium, I started taking a 200mg Magnesium Citrite supplement every day, without determining if I had an actual deficiency (I had twitchy muscles in my eye and calves, anxiety, restless sleep and heart palpitations so I figured why not). I took it for a week and felt worse. My question is, can I take the fulvic – humic acid without having any tests done? Thanking you in advance, take care 🙂

    • I would consult your doctor with a question like that…

    • Try using Magnesium malate or a combo of malate , oxide and citrate.

    • I had most of your symptoms and they got so bad I ended up in the emergency room. My potassium was dangerously low. The thing is, the symptoms for low and high potassium are similar, so you could be over-dosing. I too believe you should get to your doctor and have blood work done.

  9. Thank you for posting! I think this could be a missing link to my diet as I am on the path to healing my GI issues. I’m questioning if the probiotics in this powder would substitute for the probiotics that I take? Do you take an extra probiotic or does the powder contain enough for you?

  10. Katie,

    Thanks for all your research, I’m always thinking about the problem of mineral depletion too.

    What does it taste like? Can you slip it into a smoothie unnoticed?

    Do you have to drink some every day, or is 2-3x/week okay too?

    Thanks!
    Kelly

    • It really doesn’t have much of a taste…. maybe a slight soil type smell. It could definitely slip into a smoothie, but would dye the smoothie black 🙂

      I would think 2-3x a week would be great

  11. Last weekend I started drinking black water. It’s awesome it has no taste but it really helped my headache go away after my by monthly detox. ( from eating 2 days worth of fast food) and I can’t believe you brought up the topic of this !! Awesomeness

  12. This is so interesting; thank you for sharing all of your research! As you mention, supplements can get expensive, especially as families grow (we are a family of 5) and budgets tighten. Do you think it would still be beneficial if i made sure everyone drank these minerals, say 3 days a week? I know it wouldn’t be as helpful as every day, since they are eliminated so quickly, but do you think they would still be worth taking less frequently to make them more affordable long-term? Thanks!

  13. Facinating! Katie, I know you’re expecting-have you continued to use this while pregnant? Are there any precautions?

    • Interested to hear the reply to this Katie

      • Yes, I’m taking daily while pregnant…

  14. I am going to try this for myself and my family. I and two of my kids have Celiac Disease. I went undiagnosed for about 20 years. We are on a light GAPS protocol (currently nursing), and everything you have recommended to help heal the gut. Over the last few years you’ve completely changed our health! I currently take BioKult probiotics (usually 8 per day). Do you take the blackwater with biokult? Thank you so much for all of your help!!

    • So glad to hear you and your family are doing well. I do take black water with probiotics (currently using Prescript Assist, but used Bio Kult for years when focused on gut healing). I just like the prescript assist during pregnancy but both are great.

  15. Would separation of 2 acids cause the substannce not to work as nature intended or be harmful in some way? Thank you for the article, it is very informative. I’ve never heard of these acids before.

  16. You say we can get 50% off the black mineral powder…. is that a one time thing? Where it applies tobone bottle. Or is it a multiple times buy as much as i want?

    Thanks! This stuff sounds great!!
    Amanda

    • The discount only applies to the powder but it should work on any order.

  17. Thank you for sharing!

  18. So have you stopped taking probiotics now that you are taking this?

    • I take them less often, but being pregnant, I still take Prescript Assist probiotics pretty regularly as well as this.

  19. Also, do you stop taking magnesium when you take this?

  20. Thanks for info. But when I click the link for discount, I only see regular price of $70 for 30-day supply, way too expensive. Is the discount no longer available?

    • I just checked it and it should be working (WellnessMama) but only on the powder, not other products.

  21. Hi Katie…
    How does this kind of re-mineralization compare to marine phytoplankton? Is there a difference that has you choosing to do both land-based Humic and Fulvic AND ocean-based marine phytoplankton?

  22. I am wondering if i am getting some of these minerals in the spring water i collect from a nearby spring in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where I live. Do you know if real spring water would tend to contain these types of minerals?

    • And thank you so much for so freely sharing the wealth of information you have worked hard to collect!

  23. Can you tell us how fulvic and humic acid compare to Activation’s Oceans Alive and Trace Minerals ionic ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops? Also, can you recommend the most effective test to determine the status of minerals in one’s body? Thank you!

    • They all do different things. Unfortunately, there is not really a good single test for mineral status since some (like magnesium) are not easily tested by blood tests (only a small amount of the body’s magnesium is in the blood). From what I’ve researched, it would take a mixture of blood, hair and muscle analysis to get a good idea of mineral status in the body.

  24. They don’t honor the your coupon code

    • I just checked it and it should be working (WellnessMama) but only on the powder, not other products.

  25. Hi Katie!
    I wrote two comments recently, but now i don’t see them. Mayb they were considered as advertisement, because they inclucec a link. I have searched for an option to write to you an email in this case, but didn’t see such. I trust your research and oppinion and really wanted a help. I’m from Bulgaria and there is no distributor of the powder supplement you suggest( i didn’t find this supplement wnywhere online in Europe). And shipping costs are too high to order from USA . Only the onlinestore i have included as a link have very acceptable shipping cost to Bulgaria(4$) and i order a lot of supplements for my family from there. That’s why i have showed a supplement of minerals from this place. So, please, give me your oppinion. I don’t want to bye low class/quality supplement. Thank you very much!

    • I just looked at that brand and I haven’t had any personal experience with them but they look good….

  26. Read your in depth article about Fulvic & Humic. Its very interesting and ensightful. On your recommendation, I ordered, and received my bottle today. By the way, thanks for the coupon..! My question is that I understand my your article the Black mp Living Powder is the best, but are there more than one best that you found in your research that you could recommend? I would like to have at least two or three that I can try as an option.

    Thanks so much for this and all your amazingly wonderful recommendations. Love your back to basics approach to life and living. It reminds me so much of life as I was growing up when the only thing we were concerned with was Measles, Chicken Pox and Polio.

    Best to you.

    • This is the only brand that I found that I was comfortable with, but if I find others, I’ll definitely add them

  27. Hi Katie! Do you take these everyday or skip one day a week for more effectiveness? How about giving them to your kids? Thanks!

    • I take almost every day and give to my kids a few times a week. It doesn’t seem to lose effectiveness with regular use, as it is nutrient based…

  28. Hi Katie, do you give this to your kids also?

  29. I read your article with enthusiastic fascination. Its amazing to me how as a society we have been missing such importance nutrients is our modern diets. Thank goodness for you, and our ability to research through being open-minded and take control of our health, since most doctors are only trained to wait for a problem and then attempt to ‘fix’ it. I look forward to your Blog in my inbox with anticipation as to what you are going to share in the new issue.

    With your recommendation and coupon (thank you.!) I began my new regimen of adding Black Water to my supplemental diet each day.

    Thanks for your knowledge, your research and most of all sharing this with your public.

  30. This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing this research. I’m not a great mixer of powders and liquids for drinking, as a general rule. Do you think this can be put in capsules and just taken as a capsule? Thanks!

  31. This was eyeopening! Wow, I did not realize that mineral deficiencies were so widespread in our society.

    I purchased the Black living powder you recommended and have been using for a few weeks. I think it’s helping my skin clear up!

  32. I find some trace minerals supplements to cause me stomach pain. Do you think this is likely to happen with this particular one?

  33. Hi there. After reading your posts on this topic, I had a conversation with our homeopathic expert who is always preaching to get your vitamins and minerals from whole food sources.. just like your blog says. However I asked her about humic and fulvic and she still believes that these are still made for plants to digest.. not us.. regardless of it being ancient seaweed bc that seaweed would have metamorphed… for lack of a better word.. petrified… thus once again making it not bioavailable to the human body. I am so confused…bc you are both very reputable. What am I or she missing.?

  34. Hi Katie, I just joined your blog. My husband has Crohns and since this fulvic and humid acid seems to help celiac disease I was wandering if it might help him and if so if I could get the link to order would be great. Thank you, Marie

  35. Hi – I am sorry that I cannot reference the medical article, but I remember reading that Fulvic Acid had proven very beneficial for removing the “white matter” that shows up in brain scans of people with MS. Also, that children with Sensory Issues on the Autistic Spectrum, showed the same “white matter” in their brains when their brains were scanned. After reading all the health benefits Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid are said to have, my daughter and I tried it on her son – who is Autistic. We just added it to his drink. I really does seem to help, he is doing very well. We have been doing this for about of year. We have started adding it to all my other grandchildren’s drinks about 3 times per week. No complaint on taste, even with the picky eaters. I cannot prove it was this, as of course we make as many healthy changes to their diets as possible. Just sharing, in case it helps someone.

  36. Just received my bottle. The coupon code still works! It turns the water black but with very little taste to it. My mom and I are trying it out while whe is visiting me (I’m thawing her out this month. I’m in FL she’s living in OK) We can’t wait to see the benefits. Thank you agian for all of your great posts 🙂

  37. Hi Wellness Mama,
    I was wondering if you take this as your only probiotic supplement or if you use this in combination with prescrit assist?