Raw Materials: Natural Source of 74+ Minerals
Humic and fulvic acids are naturally produced in healthy soils by beneficial microbes as organic material is broken down. Humic and fulvic acids start their journey in the soil, which will ultimately take them throughout the biosphere to support life everywhere they go – to plants, animals, and human beings.
In the soil, humic and fulvic acids transform inorganic mineral rocks and mineral metals into their activated, ionic (water-soluble), “cell-ready” forms. This is the only mineral form that plants and humans can use. Humic and fulvic acids transport these minerals out of the soil and into the cells where they are needed in just about every metabolic process.
Humic and Fulvic Acids: Nature’s Own Nutrient Transformation And Transportation System
Humic and fulvic acids make it possible for plants to receive the nutrition — especially minerals — they need to thrive and carry out a host of vital, life-giving functions. We rely on the soil microorganisms and the humic and fulvic acids they produce to be healthy and thrive as well. When we consume plants,
"cell ready" minerals produced by humic and fulvic acids are delivered to our cells. Our bodies can use them immediately.
Our bodies are used to receiving these nutrients in this way. Just as plants do, humans need humic and fulvic acids along with the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, phytonutrients, and other vital nutrients they naturally carry to be healthy and thrive!
Humic acid provides intestinal cells with much-needed nutrients and helps to support a beneficial environment so cells can function at their best. Most importantly, it provides the building blocks for the production of digestive enzymes. Without an adequate amount of digestive enzymes, food is not digested properly and can become impacted and then putrefy. Bacteria, yeast, and fungus thrive in this environment and excrete toxins. All of these toxins from putrefied food and microbial secretions are absorbed back into the body as it tries to absorb missing vitamins and minerals, as well as water when we are not properly hydrated.Humic acid also provides much-needed fiber that is missing in most diets. Humic acid is among the best fiber supplements anyone can take. Additionally, humic acid helps create a healthy microbial balance by supporting “good bacteria” with plant-based nutrition. It can also help eliminate candida, viruses, and other types of problematic microbes from the intestinal tract.
Unfortunately, U.S. crop plants contain only a fraction – as much as 80% less – of the humic substances, fulvic acid, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals, and other nutrients they contained roughly a century ago (according to a U.S. Senate Report provided by the USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Why Is the Soil Micronutrient Content So Low?
Fertilizers and pesticides used in modern agricultural practices destroy or severely stunt the growth of microorganisms that produce humic and fulvic acids in the soil.
When humic and fulvic acids are not in the soils, “cell-ready” minerals are not made available to plants, and subsequently are not in our food sources. This includes all common food sources: fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats. Foods today have roughly 30-40% the mineral content they did 100 years ago.
Even organic farming methods that protect the microorganisms deplete humic and fulvic acids, because these acids are used by plants faster than they can be replaced naturally. Some organic farmers, especially large growers, are now supplementing soils with organic agricultural humic compounds as part of a sustainable agricultural program.
Despite even the best efforts to eat a balanced diet, our food sources no longer contain the vitamins, fulvic minerals, and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong.
Where Do The Best Raw Materials Come From To Make The Best Humic and Fulvic Acid Supplements?
Concentrated raw humate material used to make humic and fulvic acids can be found all over the world. However, not many sources are suitable to use in making humic and fulvic acid supplements. Raw humate deposits were formed from prehistoric plant material – primarily from the Cretaceous period – that have been compacted over time.
In the area that is today the northwest corner of New Mexico, conditions were ideal in the Cretaceous period to produce some of the highest-quality humate mineral ore in the world. There are millions of acres in this pristine area, which is far from civilization and pollution. Humate mineral ore from specific areas of the Fruitland Formation carry a very high fulvic acid concentration and a desirable mineral profile essential to support optimum human health. Our tract of raw materials for this alternative health care supplement is derived from one of these areas. It meets exacting benchmarks that define a superior quality raw material, such as fulvic acid content, a desirable mineral and element profile, and absence of heavy metals that may be an issue in raw humates from other areas of the U.S.
Important Note: While our humates already carry a high concentration of fulvic acid, we blend in super-concentrated fulvic acid to achieve the 70:30 ratio of fulvic to humic acid that is in Raw Material Basic Formula. This is an ideal ratio for human health. (Most humic to fulvic acid ratios are a 10:90 ratio. These solutions contain very little fulvic acid.)
When starting a supplement containing concentrated humic acid, it is important to do so slowly. Humic acid is a powerful detoxifier, and intestinal detoxification symptoms are common if started too quickly. Most practitioners are aware of this and will advise you to start slowly. One teaspoon a day, depending on the individual, is generally advised for a week. A person can work up by adding a teaspoon a week until they reach an ounce, providing they don’t experience detox symptoms, such as diarrhea and nausea.