By: Brad King, M.S., MFS
Vitamins and minerals that come from nature, say a fruit or a vegetable are not only vitally important to our wellbeing, they are downright essential. Nature provides these nutrients in a form that is both accessible to our cells, but also recognizable.
There is one law of nature we can never fool, and that is the law of synergy. You see, nature never works in isolation, and what a plant contains in the way of nutrients are highly nutritious and are always in the company of their numerous cofactors, all of which help the nutrients perform their jobs to their highest capacity.
What if you could supplement with nutrients that were derived straight from the plant kingdom and were available in a form your body actually craves? Well you can! Geologists have discovered a handful of extremely rare, and very rich, organic deposits in various locations around the globe. Referred to as humic and fulvic acid, these deposits come from the decomposed and fossilized remains of prehistoric rain forests that existed millions upon millions of years ago when the earth was actually pristine.
Why would you want to take humic and fulvic acid as a supplement?
The most important thing to understand is that humic and fulvic acids are completely natural, are the end breakdown products from plant material, and are 100% organic in nature - even though they contain most, if not all, trace minerals. By consuming natural, organically-bound minerals, the body is able to recognize them as a food source and instantly utilize them to enhance all cell life.
Due to the rarity and multitude of these organically-bound trace minerals, consuming a humic and fulvic acid supplement purely for the organic trace minerals, would be reason enough, but according to myriad research, there are so many more reasons to consume humic and fulvic acids.
For instance, humic acids are also comprised of powerful biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants (more powerful than anything ever seen before), vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and carbon. Numerous studies show that humic and fulvic acids have the ability to bolster our immune systems, protect the body from fungal and bacterial infections, lower excess inflammation, increase the absorption of beneficial nutrients, help support optimal detoxification—especially where heavy metals are concerned, and even block viruses.
The research on humic acid is quite solid when it comes to inhibiting numerous viruses from invading our cells. Why is this so important you ask? Because at any given moment, we are living with an unfathomable amount of viruses that have the ability to commandeer your cells and use them to manufacture viral DNA. For instance, when you get infected by a flu virus, every single infected cell in your body produces about 10,000 additional flu viruses. If you were to total the number of flu viruses within a few days of the flu, it would equate to over 100 trillion! And that’s just one virus. If you multiplied the amount of stars in the universe by a factor of 10 million, you’d come fairly close to the amount of viruses that exist! Have I got your attention now?
Humic and fulvic acids have been documented to nullify almost any virus they come in contact with. Researchers from the Institute for Antiviral Chemotherapy in Jena, Germany have discovered humic acids remarkable ability to block many viruses from attaching to cells and transmitting their DNA (which is how they create more viruses). They have documented these powerful inhibitory effects in almost all viruses they are tested against, including Influenza A (the virus that causes the flu) as well as herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes).
So as you can see, a viable humic and fulvic acid supplement can prove to be most useful as a strong preventative agent, as well as a powerful but safe therapeutic one. In a world where we are bombarded by viruses, microbes, fungi and nutrients that are all but void of nutrients essential to health, humic and fulvic acids may just be what the body is crying out for.
This column is sponsored by Good 'n' Natural in Steinbach.