“Eat right and exercise.”
This seems to be the gold standard for recommendations when it comes to getting and staying healthy – but what if you are exercising regularly and eating a well balanced diet of organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, and still feeling tired, weak and unfocused?
It’s not just about getting the right nutrients into your diet, but how how body is able to utilize those nutrients. For many people, vitamins and minerals are not being efficiently transported to the cells where they are needed due to poor digestion. Instead, they are just being flushed out with other waste material.
There may be a solution to this all too common issue – fulvic acid.
There is a lot of positive buzz around the benefits of fulvic acid these days. Fulvic acid is a naturally occurring organic substance most known for its ability to increase the bioavailability of minerals and nutrients in the body. This is due to its low molecular weight that allows it to pass through the body’s membranes easily and go directly into the cells, taking vital minerals and vitamins with it.
This is extremely beneficial since poor digestive health (an all too common issue) hinders the body from breaking down food and absorbing nutrients from food efficiently.
In addition, it is said that without proper chelation by fulvic acid (the process by which inorganic substances bind to organic substances for transportation in the body), minerals are only 10% effective.
Fulvic Acid Benefits:
In addition to its powerful ability to improve the absorption rate of nutrients and minerals, fulvic acid is also known for these health benefits:
- Dissolves and remove toxins from the body
- Neutralizes free radicals due to its high antioxidant levels
- Supports protein synthesis
- Supports the metabolism
- Improves the body’s electrolyte balance
In effect, fulvic acid supports:
- Healthy skin and hair
- The immune system
- Memory and focus
- Hormone balance
- Reducing pain and inflammation
What is fulvic acid and why do we need it?
Fulvic acid is a component of humic acid. Both fulvic acid and humic acid are found in humus (not to be mistaken with the delicious mediterranean dish hummus) – organic soil matter which is formed when leaves and other plant material are decomposed by soil microorganisms.
However, due to modern day farming methods, our soil has been depleted of minerals, fulvic acids and humic acids that are necessary for optimal health. Fruits and vegetables get their mineral content from the soil, so even someone with a diet rich in produce can find themselves with mineral deficiencies that can lead to serious health conditions.
Natural and mineral rich sources of fulvic acid: Fulvic acid is most commonly found in organic vegetables, blackstrap molasses and Shilajit. Shilajit is an organic substance that is formed over centuries when humic matter transforms into a dark, resinous substance typically found in soil and rock. It is a rich source of trace minerals, fulvic and humic acids.
Authentic Shilajit™ not only contains a wide variety of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, boron, selenium and many others, but it also has naturally occurring fulvic acid that will help to deliver these minerals straight to the cells where they are needed. In addition, if taken with any other vitamin or herb, the benefits of fulvic acid in Shilajit will support the absorption rate and efficacy of these nutrients.
It is important to note that while pure Shilajit is known to be one of the highest sources of fulvic acid, it will never have a set percentage of fulvic acid because it is a naturally occurring substance with varying levels of nutrients. Beware of any brands that claim a standardized percentage in their products as they have very likely added fulvic acid to the Shilajit.