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Fulvic Mineral Complex be 100% Fulvic in Solution?
Fulvic is a natural component within humic minerals; all humic
substances contain approximately 3% to 7% fulvic. Using a gentle
proprietary extraction process, we have isolated the fulvic from our
ionic humic source material and this is what we bottle - 100% fulvic
with enough water added to keep it in a liquid state.
take other supplements will I be getting too many minerals?
Many people wonder if they will be getting “too many minerals” if they
are consuming other products that also contain minerals…such as a high
dose calcium supplement. The answer is no because Vital
is extracted from plant material – not rocks or clay. When
plant-derived fulvic enters the system, it is immediately recognized as
nature’s essential substances. It triggers the proper
responses that utilize the minerals where they’re needed, discarding
those that are not needed. Ionic, plant-derived minerals will not build
up in the tissues the way metallic, clay-based minerals can.
take more than 1oz. per day?
Yes, it can be very beneficial to take a double or even a triple dose,
depending on body size and health goals.
The nature of Humic and Fulvic are such that they will enhance and
assist natural body functions whenever possible. We recommend that you
listen to your body and
notice what dosage makes you feel the best; which could essentially
mean adjusting your dosage daily based on the physical and
environmental factors you encounter.
Dealing with tension? Feel free to take an extra dose of Humic and
Fulvic to support healthy well-being and peace of mind during
occasional stress. They also enhance the body's ability to produce
energy on a cellular level giving back your natural edge.
Vital Earth's Fulvic NOT a colloidal?
Colloidals are solid particles that are simply being held in suspension
in a liquid. They are too large to pass through cell membranes, so they
offer little benefit. There
are no colloidal minerals in any of our mineral products.
The size of a colloidal is 1 micron. Humic/Fulvic is so much smaller it
is measured in Angstrom. An Angstrom is a measurement of very small
things such as light beams, atoms, and molecules. 1/10,000 of a micron
= 1 angstrom. This means that Humic/Fulvic is 10,000 times smaller than
Ionic, angstrom-sized minerals can pass directly through cell membranes
contact. They are literally absorbed directly into cells without the
need for any digestive process. The effect Humic/Fulvic has on cells,
due to its dramatic absorption characteristics, are what give it the
remarkable benefits over and above other forms of minerals.
fulvic commonly called "Fulvic Acid"?
Back in the 50’s, U.S. researchers used chemicals and acids to extract
fulvic from ancient deposits of humic material. The process left a vile
aftertaste, killed off most of the fulvic, and made the product highly
acidic. That is when and why “acid” became part of
the fulvic name in the
U.S. In other parts of the world, the benefit of “unprocessed,”
pH fulvic is well known and has been used for centuries.
As fulvic was introduced to the American public, commercial
manufacturers continued to use the old acid based extraction process.
Their only concern was producing a colloidal product with a high
mineral count because they did not understand the crucial role fulvic
plays in maintaining optimal health.
can't I get Fulvic from the fruits and vegetables I eat?
In a perfect world we would all consume nutrient rich fruits and
vegetable and there would be no need to supplement our diets with
fulvic; it would be readily available in our food supply.
Unfortunately, our current farming practices use chemicals and
pesticides that kill the microorganisms that create fulvic. Because
of this, fulvic minerals are severely lacking in today’s fruits and
vegetables. Even our farm animals, who are now consuming inferior diets
lacking fulvic, are mineral deficient themselves.
Fulvic created in nature?
In nature, Fulvic is created by microbial activity at the roots of
plants. Its function is to dissolve and convert the metallic mineral
molecules in soil into a form that is usable
by plants, animals, and people. Plants cannot uptake minerals into
root system until they have been converted by fulvic into an
ionic, organic form.
Once the minerals are converted (dissolved), plants uptake the powerful
fulvic substance that is loaded with ionic minerals and trace
elements into their root system. Plants then become saturated with
When the fulvic microorganisms in soil are destroyed, plants are not
able to take the undissolved metallic and clay minerals into their root
systems. The minerals remain in their original inorganic form in the
soil, unusable by plants, causing the plants to become mineral
To complicate matters, the mineral content of our soils is extremely
low right now. Farm lands have been overused and minerals are not being
replaced the way nature intended. What is being found is that many
non-organically raised fruits and vegetables contain high levels of
unhealthy chemical fertilizers and low levels of healthy minerals.
Our fruits and vegetables may be large, uniform, and beautiful but
testing shows the nutrient content is lower than in years past. Foods
with high fulvic content are very difficult to obtain, making it
essential that we supplement our diets with this essential substance.
can I expect to see results?
If you really want to get an accurate picture, start a log right now of
how you are feeling, how you are sleeping, how tired you feel after
work, and what
cravings you are experiencing, etc. (Download our great
and start tracking your results). Consistent use of Humic and/or Fulvlc
offers many benefits. Very shortly after beginning Humic
and/or Fulvic many people find that, as their cells begin
receiving the extra nutritional boost, changes will occur naturally in
their bodies that promote normal energy levels, restful sleep, and
Once this happens they go about life and forget how they felt
previously unless there is some reference to look back on. When they
look back on their log they are amazed at the difference. It’s just
human nature…you really don’t notice when you are sleeping soundly
... most people only notice when they’re NOT
Please remember that ill health is usually
the result of years and years of nutritional deficiency, so you must be
realistic in your expectations. Reclaiming good health could
take some time and effort. But what is the alternative?
nutritional deficiency is an ongoing process of feeding your body
consistently and conscientiously. We think it’s worth the small effort
it takes to give your body the nutrition it needs to function at peak
levels and maintain optimal health.
there any side effects with Humic/Fulvic?
taken as directed, there are no known negative side effects or
toxic build up. As Humic and Fulvic help enhance the body's
natural ability to detoxify and remove harmful compounds, some people
may experience unpleasant reactions for a few days. If this happens, we
suggest you cut your dosage of
minerals down to a level that eliminates the symptoms, then build back
up to the suggested dosage slowly.
will I have to keep taking Humic and Fulvic?
That all depends on whether you continue eating nutrient-deficient
foods containing chemicals, preservatives and dyes, hydrogenated oils,
refined sugar, drink chlorinated water, are exposed to pollutants and
dangerous chemicals, consume caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated
beverages, or smoke.
The sad reality is that additives, chemicals, preservatives, and
harmful food processing techniques are a part of all our lives now.
About all you can do is try to eliminate or reduce exposure to toxic
substances and supply adequate nutrition to properly nourish your body.
Humic and Fulvic supply essential minerals, help enhance normal
detoxification and antioxidant response, and they support healthy
Even modest dietary revisions, with increased vitamin and mineral
intake, have been shown to have significant benefits.
We think one of the simplest solutions is to add Vital Earth products
your daily routine.
taking the correct "form" of a mineral so essential?
The minerals in Vital Earth’s fulvic are in an ionic, plant
"form". This means once they enter the body the proper metabolic
responses occur that allow them to be utilized where they’re needed.
Ionic organic minerals cannot be retained as toxins in the tissues the
metallic or clay based minerals can.
Have you ever heard of anyone getting metal toxicity from vegetables?
No; it’s because the minerals are in a “plant derived” form – they have
been converted into a form that is useable by humans as nature
Fulvic facilitates this change of mineral form.
these plants and benefit
from the mineral content, but don’t get toxic mineral/metal build up
from this source. Humic and Fulvic are plant-derived mineral
compounds supplying over 70 essential trace minerals and elements.
about all those minerals that we’re told we should avoid, such as lead,
arsenic, mercury and more?
Plants commonly contain all these. The difference is that they’re in a
plant derived form – they are organic minerals. They will not build up
in the body tissues, as do metallic and clay-based minerals.
When presented as ionic fulvic/humic complexes, cells have the ability
accept or reject minerals, including aluminum, lead, arsenic, mercury,
etc., at their discretion. Because people have been so conditioned that
all these minerals are bad under any circumstance, many people don’t
realize that these minerals may not necessarily be present to “nourish”
cells, but are needed to act as “electrodes” in the fulvic electrolyte
They are absolutely crucial in facilitating bio-reactions, electron
transfer, catalytic reactions and transmutations. In other
may not necessarily be directly used by the body…but are just
“enabling” chemical reactions; the same way baking powder causes a cake
to rise when liquid is added to the batter. You don’t add the baking
powder for any reason other than to trigger the rising action.
It is obvious that when metals, minerals and trace elements become
complexed into fulvic, they take on an entirely new property of
availability, unlike their original form. It is when fulvic
present that one should seriously worry about toxic buildup from any
uses for Humic and Fulvic:
Humic and Fulvic are beneficial topically as well. They can benefit the
body's natural healing of abrasions, cuts, wounds, insect bites, and
numerous other skin complaints. They may neutralize poison ivy and
poison oak, and may assist with normal healing of burns with a minimum
Keep an extra bottle of Humic or Fulvic in the fridge and here's why..
Humic and Fulvic can be used for infrequent indigestion
and to support already normal digestive function.
If you've eaten an
especially "chemical filled" meal:
Maybe you went to dinner at a friend’s house and they
salad dressing (high fructose corn syrup, MSG, vegetable oils), a
flavored rice side dish (MSG in multiple forms, colorings, artificial
flavorings), and meat raised with growth hormones and antibiotics, then
you drank a few glasses of wine laden with sulfites...and now you don’t
feel so good! Take a
couple capfuls of Humic or Fulvic before you go to bed to assist your
body's natural ability to flush all those toxins and chemicals from
your system. You'll thank yourself in the morning!
Humic/Fulvic detoxifies chlorine by-products from the body
One of the most beneficial characteristics of Humic and Fulvic is that
they both assist natural detoxification of impurities from the body,
including chlorine by-products and
more. Humic/Fulvic complexes with toxins inhibiting absorption and
elimination from the body.
So if you are actively reducing your exposure to chlorine as much as
possible, Fulvic Mineral Complex, Mineral Blend Fulvic-Humic, and Humic
Minerals all provide an excellent way to support your body's natural
Eliminating chlorine totally is difficult because it's everywhere. When
you eat out, vegetables have been rinsed in it, iced tea was made with
it, silverware was washed in it. All you can do is try to minimize your
exposure the best you can, and do your best to choose products and
cleaning supplies that don't contain it. Many people use filters
on their faucets and shower heads to eliminate exposure to chlorine.
Every little bit will help. Fortunately, chlorine does dissipate over
time, but avoiding direct exposure as much as possible is still best.
Humic/Fulvic become toxic when mixed with chlorinated water?
Chlorine is toxic - NOT Humic and Fulvic. Chlorine
when mixed with ANY organic substance; this includes vegetables,
Fulvic leach toxins out of plastic bottles?
We have encountered some misinformation that we think consumers should
be aware of. The word on the Internet is that liquid supplements
bottled in plastics are absorbing the toxins from the plastic, and
these toxins are then being ingested by unknowing consumers. This is
simply false, inaccurate, irresponsible, and clearly uninformed.
And here's why in a nutshell:
Dangerous and harmful plastic containers are made of polycarbonate, or
polyvinyl chloride, and contain an additive called Bisphenol A (BPA).
But not all plastics contain BPA. There is another class of plastic,
used specifically for consumables, which are made of entirely different
components, all of which are non-toxic. This non-toxic type of plastic
is called HDPE. You can be certain that no toxins will ever be leached
from these types of bottles because no toxic materials are contained in
HDPE is the type of bottle used for all Vital Earth's liquid
supplements, as well as 90% of all health food store products. This is
not new. Reputable manufacturers have been protecting consumers against
harmful BPA for years now. To repeat, there is no BPA in our bottles.
If any other manufacturer disputes this information, please ask them to
show you the specific scientific studies that show Bisphenol-A,
polycarbonate, or polyvinyl chloride is in HDPE bottles. To tell
consumers that all plastics are alike is irresponsible. This
mis-information either comes from being mis-informed or there is an
ulterior motive based on using fear to sell their products when they
don't have any other marketable benefits.
As a side note: Don't forget about your pets!
Many chew toys are made from plastics that contain BPA.
take Vital Earth products while on prescriptions?
Yes, but don't take them at the same time. Please allow at least 2
hours between taking your supplements and your medications. This will
allow your body to assimilate each independently.
you mean by the term "pH"?
Body acidity and pH: pH is how acidity and alkalinity are measured. The
scale ranges from 14.0 pH, which is top of the alkaline scale, down to
7.0 pH being neutral, and on down the scale with 0.0 pH being the
bottom of the acidic side of the scale.
There are many liquid minerals on the market today that are highly
acidic, with an acid pH in the range of 2.0 pH to 4.0 pH due to their
processing techniques. Also, when chemicals are used, unhealthy
toxic chemical residues remain in the product and are ingested. The end
product must be flavored and sweetened to mask the vile taste.
Here’s a quick and general reference of the various effects of
acid/alkaline pH levels in the body:
This chart refers to body acidity levels, not the pH level of products.
The pH level of a product can affect the pH level of the body which is
why it is important to beware of chemically induced acidic pH levels in
Body pH level chart:
health and energy
of metabolic acidosis
digestion, hard to lose weight
Times less oxygen to the cells
acidosis, cancer and degenerative disease
Times less oxygen to the cells and life threatening
As you can see, maintaining the proper acid/alkaline levels in the body
is essential to good health.