California Proposition 65 Approval
Vital Earth's raw humic source undergoes California Prop 65 testing.
This testing reveals the heavy metal content of our
is virtually non-existent and is defined as non-toxic according
to the Proposition's standards. (If
you're not exactly sure what CA Proposition 65 is,
Here's a good information page)
Vegetal bio-mass minerals
/ Humic is scientifically classified as "Vegetal bio-mass minerals" and
does not contain heavy metals. Since every single
within fulvic/humic comes from plants, the
body readily recognizes them and immediately assimilates them; the same
as it would assimilate the various minerals found in broccoli, lettuce,
or fruit for example.
Being organic, they are fully utilized by the
body, not rejected and therefore stored in fatty tissue as a
the way an elemental metallic mineral would. You never hear about
people getting mineral toxicity from fruits and vegetables, even though
they all contain a wide variety of minerals that are erroneously
thought to be dangerous.
All our minerals are also OMRI certified (meaning it is
cleared for use on
organic farms). To receive OMRI certification, the source
undergo heavy metal testing. Our humic source is also certified "free
of heavy metals" in Canada (they have much stricter testing standards).
Our lab is cGMP certified and undergoes routine FDA inspections.
the "form" of a mineral is so important
There is a drastic difference in metallic, inorganic minerals versus
plant-based ionic, organic minerals. Understanding
the difference in mineral "forms" is one of the
most difficult things to explain because people have been so
conditioned to believe that certain minerals are bad, no matter what
circumstance. Many newsletters and reports do not distinguish
between the "form" of the mineral.
Minerals in the wrong form are highly toxic, and minerals in an organic
form are highly beneficial.
All minerals come in two forms, organic and inorganic
Fulvic / Humic is NOT a heavy metal
Your body can only absorb up to 10% of the wrong form (inorganic)
minerals. The remaining 90% become an unusable substance that is
rejected and left to build up, to potentially toxic levels, in your
organs and soft tissue.
problem with exposure to the "bad" forms of minerals (metallic
elemental minerals) is that the body doesn't recognize them as food.
When this happens, normal assimilation cannot happen. The body then
rejects and stores this "mystery" substance in the tissues and
organs, where it builds up and becomes toxic to the system.
to toxic elemental minerals is possible from a variety of unsuspecting
sources; contaminated ground water, pollution, industrial activity,
paint, etc. It is not uncommon to have whole communities of
with abnormally high mercury levels when there is a coal powered
electric plant in their town, for example.
Organic minerals trigger essential biological reactions
Organic minerals set in motion a variety of chemical reactions which allow vitamins and other essential nutrients to fuel our bodies. Without the proper form of mineral, these reactions are unable to take place, making it unlikely your body will absorb and use the vitamins it needs.
Minerals we erroneously think of as highly toxic, such as lead,
aluminum, or arsenic are actually very beneficial and necessary when
they are consumed in their organic form. They serve to facilitate many
bio-reactions that are only possible when they are present. Every
single organic, plant derived mineral serves some sort of
beneficial purpose. That's why a balance of ALL the minerals
they are presented in
nature is very beneficial to the body. Organic minerals enable
chemical reactions in the body, and trigger many beneficial processes.
So, you can see that whether or not a
toxic is totally dependent on the form it is in.