Surely you have seen a black colored drink that is causing a lot of curiosity. No, we are not talking about coke. It is a “black water” that lately is trending.
Actually it is an energy drink, with a “special” component that has been known since ancient times.
Energy or hypertonic drinks has been used since ancient times in East and Latin countries. But it was not until the 1980s that its consumption spread, first in Europe, after an Austrian brand began to market a very famous energy drink today, and quickly spread throughout the world.
This “dark water” , in particular can be considered a hypertonic drink because it contains an element that provides this energy and natural wealth.
It is fulvic acid .
THE HUMIC ACID
The fulvic acid comes from humic acid, that is considered a variety of humic acid.
The humic acid is an organic material of black or brown color , which is soluble in water. It is produced by microorganisms that break down dead organic matter .
Therefore it is formed by organic compounds deposited in the soil, such as humus or peat.
By its very nature it is an excellent fertilizer for the cultivation of the land.
In addition to improving water retention and circulation, it improves the availability of nutrients. Since it adheres to micronutrients so that they can be absorbed by plants more easily.
This same effect is also stimulated in the case of its consumption by animals or people.
Therefore, it is considered an excellent “chelating agent” , since it has the property of being combined with bivalent and trivalent positive ions, forming stable complexes, without toxicity, which can be easily eliminated through urine because it is also soluble in water.
THE FULVIC ACID: A GIFT FROM THE EARTH
The fulvic acid , as we have said is a humic acid, with a particular yellow or brown color . Also soluble in both acids and alkaline substances of any pH level.
Fulvic acid is considered one of the most beneficial substances that exist in nature.
Features that make it so “special”:
1. Its origin is organic , since it is formed from dead forms of organic life, rich in nutrients beneficial to the health of plants and animals.
2. It has a great capacity to penetrate even the mitochondria, due to its lower molecular weight.
3. For its low content in carbon and higher content oxygen .
4. As it is a humic acid, it is also an excellent mineral chelator and facilitates its transfer to the body.
5. It retains minerals and ionizes them, that is, charges them with positive ions to allow a better and faster absorption in the body.
6. Interestingly, toxic minerals and pathogens are also chelated but they are provided with a neutral charge that hinders their access to the living organism.
7. Therefore, they also contribute to detoxify the body, since they limit the absorption of toxic and heavy metals, the famous free radicals, and help eliminate them.
For all these peculiarities, fulvic acid is considered “source of life and health . “ It provides a wide variety of beneficial substances that improve and maintain the vitality of the body.
BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF FULVIC ACID ON BLOOD
Apparently there are many.
With the presence of fulvic acid, the levels of red blood cells and hemoglobin are maintained at normal levels .
And even red blood cells acquire a greater capacity to transport oxygen.
It also acts by dilating the cell walls , which allows greater permeability of said cell walls.
In turn, as we have said before, this greater permeability makes it easier to transfer minerals . In fact studies have shown a 16% increase in calcium in trials done with cattle.
THE FULVIC ACID: AN “ALLY” AGAINST MICROBES
Fulvic acid does not stop surprising us! According to research studies in this regard, it promotes and at the same time inhibits microbial activity.
That is, it makes a “smart” selection, determining each bacterium or virus a specific load.
Curiously it has an inhibitory effect on certain fungi and pathogenic bacteria , and on the other hand it promotes beneficial bacteria .
Among them it inhibits the following pathogens: Candida albicans, Staphylococcus pyogenes (causes pharyngitis, otitis, ect.), Staphylococcus Aureus, Staphylococcus Epidermidis (affects the skin and mucous membranes), Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (a pathogen that affects the respiratory tract) and Salmonella typhimurium.
THE FULVIC ACID AND ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Another benefit of fulvic acid is that it boosts the immune system.
On the one hand, the metabolization of chelated sugars allows the production of glycoproteins that bind to cells, facilitating communication between cells and prevents them from becoming unbalanced.
In turn, the improvement in cell communication provides a better recognition of dead cells and thus the immune system activates the necessary mechanisms more effectively for the reduction of infections.
It also has an antiviral action , blocking the penetration of the virus into the cell wall, specifically with rhinoviruses . These pathogens are very common in humans, they cause common colds.
THE “DETOXIFICANT” ACTION OF THE FULVIC ACID
As we have said before, fulvic acid is a chelator that helps the absorption of beneficial minerals and in turn hinders the absorption of toxic metals by cells.
It stops toxic minerals and neutralizes them by preventing their mobility or chemical reaction.
Therefore, fulvic acid acts as an intelligent and allied “filter” .
OTHER BENEFITS OF FULVIC ACID
It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps regenerate the liver, reduces and blocks the production of stress-causing hormones, since it regulates hormonal production.
THE USE OF FULVIC ACID IN CROPS AND LIVESTOCK
Since antiquity, fulvic acid has been used in cultivation and livestock .
Its well known benefits have been a source of organic substance nutrients and minerals stimulating the growth and health of crops and animals.
Its use in crops and livestock has allowed to increase yields and strengthen its resistance to diseases.
While no longer applies in the traditional mode and “natural” through of natural fertilizers, compounds of decaying organic matter, it’s still applicated through chemical supplements synthesized in the laboratory and industrialized.
Its application in culture is through powders or liquids applied directly to the seed before it is planted or directly on the plant already grown.
As we have said it improves the health of the earth and acts as a fertilizer .
But in addition the fulvic acid applied in foliar solution has another very curious advantage: it somehow replaces sunlight .
In other words, it activates the process of photosynthesis when the climatic conditions are not appropriate due to the shortage of sunlight .
For this reason it is commonly used in the cultivation of greenhouses, landless crops, golf courses, parks, soccer fields, etc., to have “ always green plants” even at times of the year that are not favorable for the optimal growth of it.
It also promotes and contributes to improve the health in animals and people.
Fulvic acids are essential for the growth of both plants, animals and people.