This is a compilation of articles, studies and testimonies on the healing power of these ancient acids.
How to get started with Fulvic & Humic Acid :
Listed below are a few ways you can utilize the powder:
• Drink – We recommend starting out slow with the powder, as it is very powerful. If you have an inflammatory condition, are pregnant or nursing or have an autoimmune condition, consider starting out with ½ teaspoon in a footbath for a week before using internally. The following week you can take 1/16 up to 1/8 teaspoon internally and lower the dose even further to a sprinkle if you have any detox reactions. Drink a glass of water every hour to help the body shuttle out the toxins if you start feeling nauseous. Doing it this way will ensure you’ll not have issues with toxins trying to move quicker that the body can handle. If you go at your body’s pace, you should be fine. For everyone else, we recommend starting out at 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon once or twice a day and work up to the full dose on the packet.
• Foot Bath – We recommend using ½ to 1 teaspoon of fulvic in a footbath. You can also add to an ionic bath
• Detox Bath – The pack states 1 tbsp for a detox bath. Depending on bath size, you may want to use between 3-6tsp.
• Face Mask – We recommend using ½ teaspoon of fulvic, ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a tsp of water. You can also add essential oils to the mix and/or aloe. Check out our face mask and bath recipe Guide.
• Shampoo – Add ¼ tsp into your shampoo bottle. We have had reports of fuller, thicker hair using this approach.
• Toothpaste – You can sprinkle a pinch onto your toothbrush, or dip toothbrush into the bag. You can also make your own toothpaste with fulvic, bicarbonate of soda and even add a drop of essential oils such as geranium, red thyme and add water to mix into a paste. (Use same amount of fulvic to bicarbonate of soda for example ¼ teaspoon fulvic powder, ¼ teaspoon of fulvic) This can also be used on gums.
• Mouthwash – You can mix some fulvic powder with water and use as a mouthwash, use a pinch with some essential oils or add to coconut oil for Fulvic oil pulling.
• Poultice / Paste – These are used to treat a specific area of the body. All you do is make a paste, apply onto the area and wrap in cling film / saran wrap. We recommend using the same amount of fulvic as baking soda and add water until it makes a paste. You can even add essential oils (if you understand therapeutic treatments for different oils) Leave on the area for 20 minutes and rinse off.
🌱Fulvic & Humic Acid Benefits:
• Anti inflammatory – Fulvic contains potent anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce inflammation in the body. These properties help to fight free radicals and keep the body free of harmful chemicals. Free radicals gain access to our bodies through processed foods and environmental pollutants / toxins. Taking Fulvic boosts the body’s supply of antioxidants and stimulates our natural endorphins, which triggers a lesser pain response on the nervous system. This can then improve nerve pain, muscle pain, arthritis, headaches and other conditions relating to an inflammation response.
• Cell regenerating – Fulvic stimulates the mitochondria, and penetrates in the cell creating more cellular energy. The high humic content offers a great connective tissue support for strengthening the body as a whole at a cellular level. We find when people take fulvic it helps with acne, stopping the ageing process, wrinkles, rosacea and other skin issues.
• Hormone balancing – Black Oxygen Organics Fulvic / Humic acid is a pH of 9, meaning it is alkaline. Fulvic restores the optimal pH levels, helping to regulate hormone production and boosting immunity. People often report improvement in menstrual cycle, hot flushes, mood swings and brain fog.
• Chelating – We live in a toxic world, with pesticides, fluoride, pollution, heavy metals, & preservatives, Fulvic helps to chelate (pulls and binds) toxins, which enables the body to remove heavy metals, parasites, and toxicity from the body.
• Adaptogenic – Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that have been used for centuries to help the body combat stressors – whether that be physical, chemical or biological. Fulvic helps to strengthen and increase our immune system and create more white blood cells.
• Increases Energy & Reduces Fatigue – Fulvic acid has been proven to increase energy levels through a number of mechanisms. Boosting energy starts with the mitochondria, which are small organelles within cells that fuel our energy levels. Mitochondria are found within the nervous system, muscle tissue, brain, gut, heart and many other areas of the body. Mitochondria take oxygen, as well as other nutrients, and produce energy from these substances
• Increases Cognitive Function and Decreases the Risk of Age-related Cognitive Diseases – If improving your cognition, and preventing the early onset of debilitating brain disorders sounds appealing, then fulvic & humic acids should be an essential part of your supplementation routine.
• Increases nutrient and supplement absorption – Fulvic acid helps your body absorb more nutrients by increasing cell permeability. In order for cells to effectively absorb nutrients, they require electrolytes in order to allow for the flow of ions. Fulvic acid is high in electrolytes. According to research, fulvic acids (made up of very small sized molecules) are comprised of highly active hydrogen, carbon and oxygen molecules which easily pass through cells membranes. The strong charge of fulvic acid helps increase the absorption of key nutrients and vitamins, both from the food you eat and the nutritional supplements you take.
• Supports a healthy gut and microbiome – Research has made it clear that poor gut health is the backbone of inflammation and many diseases. One common condition that fulvic acid can help to treat is leaky gut. Leaky gut is defined by excessive permeability of the gut, leading to inflammation, compromised immunity, chronic inflammation and various other autoimmune reactions. There is emerging evidence that fulvic acid has a lot of therapeutic potential to improve gut based diseases. Introducing fulvic acid into your diet as a supplement can help to increase the ratio of good bacteria in your gut, and therefore reduce symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea and food sensitivities. The alleviation of these symptoms can help to improve diseases such as small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
• Improves muscle function & increases testosterone – Fulvic acid has been shown to be a great way to improve your recovery rate after a workout, as well as increase overall muscle strength and endurance. One way in which fulvic acid can help to improve physical performance is by replenishing electrolytes after a workout. This helps to hydrate your muscles and prevent cramps. Because fulvic acid helps to increase mitochondrial function and increases the production of ATP, this leads to an increase in physical performance – specifically with regards to strength and explosiveness. Another way that fulvic acid can improve physical performance and muscular strength is through its effect on the endocrine system and its ability to increase testosterone levels. The combined increase in ATP through increased mitochondrial efficiency and the increase in testosterone will work synergistically to improve recovery, muscle hypertrophy and performance.
• Protects & repairs skin – Evidence has shown that humic acids help improve skin health. One study published in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology concluded that fulvic acid supplementation significantly improved symptoms associated with eczema compared to other commonly used eczema treatments. Because fulvic acid has been proven to help with nutrient absorption, this also means that nutrients become more bioavailable for your skin, allowing for deeper penetration.
Fulvic acid truly is an underrated natural compound rivalled by few others for its plethora of health benefits. Only Black Oxygen Organics has the superior ratio of BOTH fulvic and humic acid in high concentrations – to deliver the BEST and MOST POTENT solution in a one-stop-shop for all your health needs.
💗💥 Common Questions Answered💥
1. You can begin with a
• foot bath 👣
• mud bath 🛀🏼
• face mask😍
2. Start slow and with a low dosage.
• 1/8 to 1/4 tsp in
3. Increase as you feel ready.
👂🏻 to your body
4. Yes, you can drink and do mask and baths daily
5. Yes, it is safe for kids to drink
6. You can even brush your teeth with it.
No it does not stain.
7. Animals do well too.
Sprinkle Fulvic powder on their food or in their water or you can bake dog treats with Fulvic powder – 1/4 tsp per 40 lbs
8. Detox reactions?
If you get constipated or detox too fast,
Slow down. Drink plenty of water.💦
9. Safe for pregnant and nursing?
Minerals are not only safe but essential to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Start with one week of foot baths 1/8 tsp in hot water. Slowly increase dosage every day until you get to full dose if you have no detox symptoms. You may start ingesting the second week at 1/8th tsp. For more information search for posts made by Be See who is a pregnant detoxification specialist in our group that helps break down further this question.
10. Safe for autoimmune?
It’s especially beneficial for those with autoimmune and neurological issues since those people have high levels of toxicity and depletion. I USED TO have autoimmune. The most important thing with dosing is that you START SLOW and listen to your body’s response to know when to increase your dose. Skip a day of detox symptoms occur until they subside. Follow pregnancy dosing instructions. The sicker you are, the slower you should start, even starting at just a pinch in water if you are at the point of being bedridden. Drink lots of water.
Let’s talk die-off symptoms. Also called detox symptoms, herxing (herxheimer reaction) or a healing crisis.
We get this question a lot.
It’s the reason we encourage everyone to go low and slow with dosage to avoid these symptoms.
However, it’s not as intimidating when you understand the science behind it all. 🤓
** Not everyone will experience this! **
But if you are- then this is for you!
The die-off process is broken down into three distinct phases:
1. Cell death
2. Immune response
👉 In phase one, as we treat pathogens like parasites, bacteria and yeast, they begin to die. During this “cell death”, we see the breakdown of biofilms (which acts as a shield or protective home for the bacteria, parasites or yeast living inside, making them difficult to detect and remove).
When this happens you then see the release of endotoxins and glycoconjugates as these toxins are being released and are no longer hiding in your GI tracts, etc. It can cause an inflammatory response in your body as it starts to fight these.
Because inflammation is at the heart of die-off symptoms, many other sources of inflammation can be confused with them. These other sources of inflammation could be mental/emotional or stress-related, new gut irritations, or other forms of stress on the body. Which is also why some of us notice an emotional response to detox.
👉 Then you have the immune response.. phase 2.
Your immune system starts working overtime to kill and clear these toxins from your body to avoid infections hanging around. Lipopolysaccharides (bacteria) specifically, is also an exogenous pyrogen or fever-inducing substance, which explains the flu-like bacteria die-off symptoms experienced by many people during this phase.
Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system and needed to overcome infection, it can, temporarily, lead to symptoms like aches and pains, skin rashes, headaches, etc, which we often describe as die-off.
👉 This is where detox comes to play in step 3.
All of the broken down biofilm and released toxins, parasites, bacteria, etc need to go somewhere.
With a healthy GI tract, strong intestinal lining and regular motility, most of these toxins would move through the large intestine and be excreted via the stool. However, people with a gut infection or overgrowth don’t always have a healthy GI tract.
This can be problematic when you have a significant release of pathogens and toxins at the same time.
It is why we encourage that you support your detox pathways as we clean up our bodies! ♻️
Firstly via the lymphatic system and liver, which help filter your body’s waste, before being sent to other drainage organs such as your kidneys, colon and skin.
For many of those suffering from years of chronic digestive symptoms, these detox pathways can become blocked or sluggish. This means the body struggles to eliminate these toxins and allows them to recirculate in the body. This inability to eliminate toxins can make bacteria, yeast and parasite die-off symptoms more noticeable and last longer.
The most common bacteria, yeast and parasite
die-off symptoms are:
> Body aches and pains
> Skin rashes or reactions
> Mood symptoms
> Respiratory phlegm or stuffy/runny nose
> Increased GI upset
> Flu-like symptoms
So.. what can you do to help your body if you notice is struggling? Here are a few tips.
• Elimination diet. Switching to a real-food based diet that eliminates processed foods, refined sugar and other ingredients that feed pathogens will often cause the bad bugs to starve as we cut off their food supply. 🍋🍊🥦🥕🍎🥑🍆
• Hydration. You hear us say this a lot. It helps to flush toxins out through the systems. 💦
• Dry brushing your lymphatic system to keep it moving. 🏃♀️ It helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage.
• Rest. Healing can be hard work, especially if your body is trying to fight a heavy load of pathogenic infections or parasites. During the early phase of an elimination protocol, you need to give yourself space to rest without placing too many additional stressors on the system. 😴
•Liver support. You can try adding thistle and dandelion supplements. 🌼🌿🌱
BOO is a binder but some may need added support in the first few weeks of detox. GI binders like clay or chlorella can help eliminate the toxins as well.
• Epsom Salt Soaks. For one, they are relaxing. They can increase magnesium levels to help with aches and pains and keeping you regular. They also help draw toxins from the skin and it can increase sulfate levels which is very helpful for liver detox. 🛀
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of the causes of die-off symptoms and why it’s so important to listen to your body as you begin to take the steps to help it recover!
We want to help you get the most out of these incredible minerals. 🖤
Just remember, you didn’t get this way overnight and it’s all apart of the process. 🥂
If you want to know all the reasons you want to use Fulvic/Humic acid from Black Oxygen… Here’s your list of WHY’s for Fulvic & Humic Acid
Fulvic and humic acid are complex naturally occurring substances which have substantial proven health benefits verified by thousands of published studies.
Fulvic acid is an organic compound naturally found in the earth’s soil and bodies of water. It is created as a consequence of millions of microbes breaking down decaying matter during a process called humification.
FULVIC ACID CONTAINS OVER 80 BENEFICIAL NUTRIENTS INCLUDING:
• Amino acids
• Natural detoxifying compounds
• And much more
Over the last century, excess agriculture, monocropping, and the overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in large-scale commercial agricultural operations has resulted in a drastic depletion of nutrients in soil.
Unfortunately, we no longer receive an abundance of minerals in our food as we once did.
The good news is that you can get the benefits of fulvic acid and the nutrients it contains by taking a quality supplement.
If you’re interested in learning more about how fulvic acid can help improve your health, then keep reading, as we’re about to cover 12 proven health benefits of fulvic and humic acid.
1 INCREASES ENERGY AND REDUCES FATIGUE
Fulvic acid has been proven to increase energy levels through a number of mechanisms.
Boosting energy starts with the mitochondria, which are small organelles within cells that fuel our energy levels.
Mitochondria are found within the nervous system, muscle tissue, brain, gut, heart and many other areas of the body.
Mitochondria take oxygen, as well as other nutrients, and produce energy from these substances.
Energy is stored as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which the body uses to carry out a number of processes in the body .
More ATP means more energy, which is why athletes take a supplement called creatine, proven to help increase ATP and subsequently increase energy levels.
Research has shown that shilajit (which contains fulvic acid) attenuates chronic fatigue symptoms, most likely through maintaining mitochondrial function and integrity .
Fulvic acid has been shown to deliver more of the key nutrients to the mitochondria, and increases the uptake of oxygen.
Fulvic acid also helps to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance in cells.
A healthy electrolyte balance helps to increase the flow of electrons, which the mitochondria utilize as building blocks for creating energy .
Fulvic acid will help prime your body to create more energy at a more efficient rate, and therefore minimize fatigue, leading to an increase in mental acuity, physical performance and endurance.
2 STRENGTHENS IMMUNITY
Your immunity is largely dictated by the food you consume.
The gut is the primary center for your immune system. When your gut is healthy, your immune system tends to be healthy.
Therefore, the food that you consume affects both the health of your gut and your immune system.
Conditions such as inflammatory bowel syndrome and leaky gut leave your body vulnerable to disease due to the health of your gut being compromised.
Fulvic acid supplementation can help to restore your immunity by restoring your digestive health.
Research has also shown that fulvic acid is anti-microbial, which may further help to protect the body against infectious disease [4, 5, 6].
3 INCREASES COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND DECREASES THE RISK OF AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DISEASES
There is emerging research showing that fulvic acid has nootropic properties .
A nootropic is a substance which can help increase markers of intelligence and cognitive performance, such as working memory and one’s ability to learn and retain information.
One study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 concluded that fulvic acid has a range of antioxidant properties .
Researchers stated that fulvic acid has the potential to improve and protect cognitive impairments, such as those which fall under the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
The underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease causes the blockage of other neurons from making connections.
This eventually leads to memory loss, dementia, overall confusion and other debilitating symptoms.
Alzheimer’s disease is caused primarily by the malfunction of proteins which causes the entanglement of neurons (also known as protein aggregation) [9, 10].
Protein aggregation is what leads to the inability for the brain to form new connections, which leads to the gradual cognitive degeneration experienced by those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Fulvic acid was shown to help untangle these neurofibrillary tangles, shortening their length.
This result is a promising sign that fulvic acid may aid in the prevention and amelioration of Alzheimer’s disease.
If improving your cognition, and preventing the early onset of debilitating brain disorders sounds appealing, then fulvic acid should be an essential part of your supplementation routine.
4 INCREASES NUTRIENT AND SUPPLEMENT ABSORPTION
Fulvic acid helps your body absorb more nutrients by increasing cell permeability.
In order for cells to effectively absorb nutrients, they require electrolytes in order to allow for the flow of ions. Fulvic acid is high in electrolytes.
According to research, fulvic acids (made up of very small sized molecules) are comprised of highly active hydrogen, carbon and oxygen molecules which easily pass through cells membranes .
The strong charge of fulvic acid helps increase the absorption of key nutrients and vitamins, both from the food you eat and the nutritional supplements you take.
One study looked at the effectiveness of shilajit (which contains fulvic acid) and is effect on iron absorption.
Researchers observed that rats who were given 500 mg of shilajit had higher levels of hemoglobin, hematocrit and red blood cells, compared to the group who didn’t consume any. These results confirmed that the shilajit helped to increase iron levels .
5 MAY HELP WITH HIGH BLOOD SUGAR, DIABETES AND OBESITY
Global obesity rates are higher than ever.
In today’s world, people eat more food, and move less. This is primarily the result of our sedentary lifestyles and easy access to calorically dense foods.
One-third of people in the United States are either prediabetic or type 2 diabetic.
This concerning statistic is a direct reflection of the sharp increase in obesity over the last few decades.
The exact cause of type 2 diabetes is still being debated. Most researchers agree that it’s caused by the overconsumption of calories.
Many researchers also agree that type 2 diabetes is further exacerbated by a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Research has shown that fulvic acid can decrease hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in diabetic rats .
Other research shows that fulvic acid can increase antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the beta cells of the pancreas .
A study from the Journal of Medicinal Food found that obese individuals who used pure shilajit responded better to exercise those who didn’t .
The results on fulvic acid, blood sugar, exercise and obesity are promising. However, these results do not mean fulvic acid is a viable replacement for a healthy diet and exercise program.
Rather, this research suggests that the mechanisms associated with fulvic acid, blood sugar, exercise and obesity, make it one of the best supplements to combine with a healthy diet and exercise program .
6 LOWERS FREE-RADICAL DAMAGE AND ACTS AS A POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
When oxygen molecules are split into individual atoms they have unpaired electrons.
These atoms then become free radicals, which are unstable and are pulled towards other atoms or molecules with the intention of bonding to them.
When this process continues chronically, it is called oxidative stress.
Over time, oxidative stress causes damage to cells which leads to an increased risk of a range of diseases, as well as premature aging and skin damage such as wrinkles.
Free radicals are simply a by-product of the body’s chemical processes, yet are essential to life. Free radicals are naturally occurring in the body, and paradoxically, they play a role in fighting against disease. Free radicals supply energy to the body, as well as play a role in regulating hormone function.
Free radicals become problematic when they are too many of them .
There are a number of factors in our modern environment which exacerbate oxidative damage, such as being exposed to excessive UV light exposure, consuming too much processed foods, smoking, as well as a a scarcity of nutrient-dense foods .
Consuming antioxidants (present in many fruits and vegetables) is one way to decrease oxidative damage and slow aging.
Fulvic acid is also a great way to fight the effects of free radical damage, as well as to clear the body of compounds which can contribute to this problem.
Fulvic acid has a very high ORAC rating. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity . The higher the ORAC rating is, the higher the antioxidant effects.
A study published in the Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment concluded that the antioxidant properties of fulvic acid support the idea that fulvic acid should be used in pharmaceuticals as an accessible source of natural antioxidants .
7 SUPPORTS A HEALTHY GUT AND MICROBIOME
Research has made it clear that poor gut health is the backbone of inflammation and many diseases .
There is an ancient substances called shilajit which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years.
This ancient medicine originated in India and is still used in traditional medicinal practices in many parts of Asia.
Shilajit, which contains fulvic acid, has been used primarily to improve gut and digestive health, as well as immune-based conditions (which predominantly stem from compromised gut health).
One common condition that fulvic acid can help to treat is leaky gut.
Leaky gut is defined by excessive permeability of the gut, leading to inflammation, compromised immunity, chronic inflammation and various other autoimmune reactions.
There is emerging evidence that fulvic acid has a lot of therapeutic potential to improve gut based diseases .
Another factor which defines whether the gut is healthy is the ratio of good to bad bacteria.
While bad bacteria will always exist in the gut, too much bad bacteria causes a host of problems.
Introducing fulvic acid into your diet as a supplement can help to increase the ratio of good bacteria in your gut, and therefore reduce symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea and food sensitivities.
The alleviation of these symptoms can help to improve diseases such as small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
8 IMPROVES MUSCLE FUNCTION AND INCREASES TESTOSTERONE
Did you know that shilajit was officially used by the USSR, as well as their space and Olympic teams as a means to improve workout recovery and minimize weakness?
Fulvic acid has been shown to be a great way to improve your recovery rate after a workout, as well as increase overall muscle strength and endurance.
One way in which fulvic acid can help to improve physical performance is by replenishing electrolytes after a workout. This helps to hydrate your muscles and prevent cramps.
Because fulvic acid helps to increase mitochondrial function and increases the production of ATP, this leads to an increase in physical performance – specifically with regards to strength and explosiveness.
The increase in ATP is ideal for athletes or a recreational gym goers.
Another way that fulvic acid can improve physical performance and muscular strength is through its effect on the endocrine system.
One study found that men between 45-55 who used shilajit for 90 days experienced a significant increase in testosterone .
Testosterone is the primary male hormone present in both men and women and is responsible for muscle hypertrophy (growth), maintaining a low and healthy body fat percentage, as well as improving overall physical performance.
The combined increase in ATP through increased mitochondrial efficiency and the increase in testosterone will work synergistically to improve recovery, muscle hypertrophy and performance.
9 NATURALLY DETOXIFIES AND CHELATES HEAVY METALS
Humic acids are a natural form of chelation therapy.
A chelate is defined as a compound which is bounded to a central metal atom.
Fulvic acid acts as a natural and non-invasive form of chelate therapy, and helps to remove dangerous heavy metals from the body.
Humic acids contain carboxylate and phenolates, which give humic acids the ability to act as natural chelates .
Research has shown that fulvic acids act as a potential mitigator of toxic metal absorption, as seen by reducing toxic metal agents in water .
One reason why fulvic acid is so powerful for both digestion and energy levels is due to its ability to detoxify the body.
Consuming humic acids helps to bind and break down toxins and metals which are consumed through one’s diet.
These toxins and metals can also make their way into the body through other environmental pollutants, such as household products and air pollution.
10 HELPS TO DECREASE INFLAMMATION
Research has confirmed that fulvic acid can decrease proinflammatory markers .
Chronic inflammation is one of the key driving factors of disease.
Chronic inflammation simply describes a range of illnesses which cause and accompany inflammation for a prolonged period of time.
While inflammation is a natural and healthy process in the body in acute bursts, chronic inflammation will cause pain, discomfort, and worst of all, increase one’s chances of developing a range of deadly diseases.
Because fulvic acid helps to ease inflammation, it is therefore likely that it will help to decrease pain associated with inflammation, such as joint pain, arthritis, headaches, migraines and other muscle pains.
The high electrolyte content of fulvic acid also helps reduce swelling and decreases inflammation.
Research has confirmed the anti-inflammatory properties of humic substances.
A mini review published in 2015 concluded that the antiinflammatory action of humate (the potassium salt of humic acid) helps to inhibit the release of inflammatory-related cytokines .
Cytokines are a number of different substances which are secreted by cells of the immune system which affect other cells.
There are a wide variety of cytokines. Some cytokines help to reduce inflammation and promote healing, while other cytokines (i.e pro-inflammatory ones) exacerbate inflammation.
Proinflammatory cytokines are something we want less of as they are positive mediators of inflammation. Thankfully, fulvic acid helps to inhibit proinflammatory cytokine secretion.
11 MAY SLOW DOWN AGING AND INCREASE LONGEVITY
Contemporary scientific research surrounding longevity and aging is exciting, with new discoveries constantly being made.
New models of aging research suggest that one of the primary driving factors of aging is dictated by the health of an individual’s mitochondria [28, 29].
Aging can be simply defined as the body’s decreased ability to recover from stress, and more specifically, the ability of the mitochondria to recover from stress.
Take exercise as an example.
Exercise, despite being healthy, is acutely stressful on the body. A young person can take much more stress through exercise and therefore can recover faster.
As one ages, their ability to recover from exercise decreases due to their inability (down to a cellular level) to be as resilient to stress as they once were.
With more mitochondria comes more energy and a stronger resilience to stress. The number and state of one’s mitochondria is sharply correlated with aging. We also require mitochondria so that the body can create its own antioxidants.
And so as we age we are given the cliche advice of “eat healthy” and “move more”, which helps serve our mitochondria.
Fulvic acid not only helps to protect your mitochondria from damage, but it also helps increase the ability of the mitochondria to produce energy for longer periods of time .
Although there haven’t been any specific clinical trials observing an association between fulvic acid consumption and longevity (yet), the promise is there for fulvic acid to be a powerful anti-aging compound.
Because fulvic acid is anti-inflammatory, protects against oxidative stress, and is good for the mitochondria, it is more than probable that fulvic acid is incredibly beneficial for those of us trying to live a long and healthy life .
12 PROTECTS AND REPAIRS SKIN
Evidence has shown that humic acids help improve skin health.
One study published in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology concluded that fulvic acid supplementation significantly improved symptoms associated with eczema compared to other commonly used eczema treatments .
Because fulvic acid has been proven to help with nutrient absorption, this also means that nutrients become more bioavailable for your skin, allowing for a deeper penetration.
Fulvic acid truly is an underrated natural compound rivalled by few others for its plethora of health benefits. Only Black Oxygen Organics has the superior ratio of BOTH fulvic and humic acid in high concentrations – to deliver the BEST and MOST POTENT solution in a one-stop-shop for all your health needs.
🦷 Oral Health Blueprint for Strengthening Teeth And Gums
You may be investing a lot of effort into your overall health right now, ensuring your immune system, digestive system, sleep routine, and stress levels are in fighting shape. But, make sure you’re not overlooking one crucial piece of the puzzle:
➡️ your dental health.
After all, where does the digestive system begin? Our oral health represents our overall health.
If you were to look up the digestive system in an anatomy and physiology textbook, you might be surprised to learn that the digestive system actually begins in the mouth. In fact, the mouth has its own microbiome (“oral biome”) which determines the health or disease of the so-called oral cavity. And, just like in the rest of the body, signs and symptoms in the mouth can indicate underlying disease —and not just disease of the mouth.
🦷 How Your Oral Heath Reflects The Rest of Your Body
Signs of disease in the mouth, like bad breath, gingivitis, cavities, dry mouth, and others may reflect some systemic health issues you may not even know are there. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Periodontology followed a population of African Americans with normal kidney function. Those who had severe periodontal disease were at four times the risk of later developing chronic kidney disease compared to those without severe periodontal disease within about five years. While gum disease and kidney disease may seem unrelated, it’s the underlying imbalances driving both that tie them together.
🦷 Here are some signs and symptoms of the gums and teeth and some of the potential causes:
If you have red gums, you likely have been told you have “gingivitis,” inflammation of the gums. Red gums can also indicate inflammation throughout the body. Gingivitis is associated with uncontrolled blood sugar levels and diabetes. However, there are many other potential causes or contributing factors, such as smoking, dry mouth, vitamin C deficiency, immune deficiency, or bacterial or viral infections. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease.
Pale gums may be an indication of a hormone-related infection called menopausal gingivostomatitis. This happens because of atrophy of the mucosa surrounding the teeth with lowered estrogen and reduced blood flow and can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Pale gums can also be caused by other conditions that reduce blood flow to the gums, such as anemia, or from certain infections.
Yellowish gums (as opposed to simply pale), especially along the teeth, can also indicate gingivitis. A yellow area on the gum, surrounding a tooth, is a sign of infection, like an abscess. The yellow comes from the pus that comes with the infection.
Bleeding gums can mean you have a lot of inflammation in your body, that you’re deficient in vitamin C or vitamin D, or that your hormones need help. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, bleeding gums may also be caused by vitamin K deficiency, bleeding disorders, some types of cancers, infections, and certain medications (namely, blood thinners.)
Cavities can be an indication of oral dysbiosis, dry mouth (as the saliva isn’t there to remineralize the teeth), systemic inflammation, increased blood sugar levels. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “The decline in estrogen that occurs with menopause also puts women at greater risk for bone loss or osteoporosis and inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth (called periodontitis). Loss of bone, specifically in the jaw, can lead to tooth loss. Receding gums can be a sign of bone loss in the jawbone and also expose more of the tooth surface to potential tooth decay.”
In short, balancing your blood sugar levels (by changing your diet and adding a few strategic supplements), as well as balancing your hormones play a major role.
Dry mouth can indicate underlying blood sugar issues or diabetes. It can also be caused by autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, nerve disorders, HIV/AIDS, radiation or chemotherapy, or certain medications.
🪴Why Women Are More Sensitive to Oral Health Issues
According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Women have an increased sensitivity to oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. These hormonal changes not only affect the blood supply to the gum tissue, but also the body’s response to the toxins (poisons) that result from plaque build up. As a result of these changes, women are more prone to the development of periodontal disease at certain stages of their lives, as well as to other oral health problems.”
In general, women’s unique hormonal balance makes them prone to oral health issues, which we know can affect their overall health. It’s a vicious cycle. That’s why it’s especially important for us to take a serious look at our oral care routine.
🦷Take Care of Your Oral Health to Promote Overall Health
Not only can oral signs and symptoms indicate other health issues, but oral disease can also trigger or contribute to other health issues.
For example, periodontal disease can actually be a trigger for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In addition, links have been made between periodontal disease and these serious health issues:
*️⃣Pre-term or low birth weight babies
Dysbiosis of the mouth microbiome can even lead to dysbiosis of the gut microbiome. That occurs when saliva is swallowed and travels down through the rest of the digestive system. Ultimately, the negative impact on the balance of bacteria, gut barrier function, and the increase in inflammatory cytokines can contribute to autoimmune diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.
So, what’s the solution? Taking your oral health seriously and optimizing your oral hygiene.
Mineral loss. Not good for bones, definitely not good for teeth.
In the old understanding of how minerals are incorporated into the body, there was a notion that the minerals were there while we were growing as children and the bones and teeth were strong or they weren’t, dooming a person to a life of “soft bones” or “soft teeth.”
A better understanding of how hard tissues, like bones and teeth, developed and led to a better understanding of the role of calcium in bone health and an awareness of how calcium-rich diets can improve bone health throughout an entire lifespan, not just the growing years. And yet, we were still told that teeth were only helped by minerals in childhood.
Happily, we have a much better understanding of mineral processes in the oral environment now than we have ever had before. We understand that lost minerals can be reintroduced to the teeth, and that remineralization strategies can make a huge difference for tooth health. While the enamel framework of a tooth is not naturally rebuilt by the body if it is lost, the minerals that fill out that framework can be replenished throughout daily life. Sure, the minerals can be lost, but they can also be replaced with stronger or weaker minerals based on what minerals are available.
There are more tools in the dental health kit than the dental drill. Using our understanding of how to strengthen weakened teeth has given us a blueprint for remineralizing teeth.
🪴 High pH – The Right Environment – BOO Fulvic Acid has a PH of 9
There’s a reason that paints and glues specify a temperature range at which they need to cure. The right environmental conditions lead to the right finished state. The same is true of the oral environment and keeping healthy teeth. A high pH environment allows for remineralized teeth.
There is a natural pH cycle in the mouth it drops after eating or drinking sweetened beverages, becoming more acidic, then the high acid environment dissolves minerals out of the teeth. In a healthy mouth, the pH rises with saliva after eating, allowing those minerals to redeposit on the teeth. If anything interrupts the rise in pH (frequent snacks, low saliva, etc.), there is a chance the minerals will be stripped away.
Keep the pH levels high by ingesting, brushing and swishing with Fulvic acid powder to help replenish the minerals that were dissolved away. This will give you the best chance at remineralizes your teeth.
Xylitol – The Finishing Touches – Chew organic gum or mix some xylitol powder in with your Fulvic powder for a winning combination toothpaste
Xylitol, a natural sweetener derived from birch trees or plant fiber, is a surprise champion for tooth health. It helps maintain oral health in multiple ways. In addition to killing cavity-causing bacteria by starving it to death, xylitol increases calcium absorption. It also helps raise saliva pH, making the oral environment more friendly for remineralization.
By following the blueprint for remineralized teeth, you have an almost foolproof way to re-harden your teeth, increasing their beauty and their strength.
Many health issues stem from micro-bacteria that starts in dental work (anyone with fillings or who has had a root canal is most vulnerable), and Fulvic acid kills that bacteria. It also restores enamel. Fluoride disrupts proper iodine absorption and interferes with conversion of T4 to T3 for proper thyroid function (amongst other unsavory things), Now you can make your own fluoride-free toothpaste at home, but unlike other “natural” toothpastes that make your teeth more vulnerable to cavities, it contains many minerals that can be used by the body to replenish lost enamel minerals and encourage new bone growth and development.
Fulvic Acid has an alkaline PH which reduces harmful bacteria and fights acidity, gently whitens and polishes teeth and removes stains, while reducing plaque and tartar.
🪥The Problem with Typical Toothpaste
It’s vital to take care of your dental health for the benefit of your whole body. You probably already know that excess sugar can harm your dental health, as it throws off your oral microbiome. But, the very things you use to care for your teeth may be working against you. Typical toothpaste and dental products can be downright toxic, and they’re used in one of the most highly absorbent parts of your body.
🪴Some of the most problematic ingredients found in toothpaste are:
Fluoride is in many toothpastes, even natural ones. Fluoride is a neurotoxin which can build up in your pineal gland over time. The pineal gland helps to regulate circadian rhythm by producing melatonin. If the pineal gland is doing its job of producing adequate melatonin, it’s going to be difficult to get good sleep. Not only that, but a decrease in melatonin levels is associated with increased risk of chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
According to a report by the National Academies of Sciences’ National Research Council, fluoride is also an endocrine disruptor. While the mechanisms have yet to be identified, there is good amount of scientific evidence to back up this claim. Calcium balance and enzymes that activate hormones are some of the ways fluoride may work against hormone balance. Fluoride also inhibits the thyroid gland. In fact, in the 1950s, Fluoride was used to suppress an overactive thyroid.
Since fluoride works against enzymes, it can have a very negative effect on the microbiome whether it’s in the mouth or the gut. In the gut, prolonged exposure to fluoride is associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
*️⃣Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
A surfactant (detergent or foaming agent). The manufacturing process (ethoxylation) sometimes results in contamination with dioxanes, which are known to be carcinogens. SLS may also negatively impact the oral microbiome.
Triggers intestinal inflammation. Carrageenan is used in animal studies to trigger Ulcerative Colitis, an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This can also lead to an increased risk of cancer.
Titanium dioxide is a whitening agent that has toxic effects on the neurological system and the immune system. Basically, it can lead to brain inflammation, allergies, and cell damage.
Hydrated silica is harsh abrasive that may be damaging to the teeth and gums.
When a product’s ingredient label says “natural flavors,” the company has no requirement to disclose the ingredients. Since we don’t know the ingredients, we don’t know whether they include toxic chemicals.
⁉️So then what are my options⁉️
🔆Well, let’s do a comparison:
🚫Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride:
Active Ingredient: Sodium Monofluorophosphate (0.76% (0.15% w/v Fluoride Ion)). Purpose: Anticavity. Inactive Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Saccharin.
❌The Safety Warning on the label should really give us a clue:
Safety Warning Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
❗️Yikes. Keep toothpaste away from children? It seems like we are supposed to teach them about oral hygiene from early on.
Furthermore, this market leader contains many of the ingredients discussed above —none of which belong in your mouth.
🛑Time to find another option. So, what about the popular “natural” option, Tom’s of Maine?
⛔️Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine has been marketed as a “natural” and healthy product. What most customers don’t know is that Tom’s of Maine is now owned by Colgate-Palmolive.
Let’s take a look at their fluoride-free option.
⛔️Tom’s of Maine Fluoride-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste:
Calcium carbonate, glycerin, water, xylitol, hydrated silica, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil and other natural flavors, sodium lauryl sulfate, zinc citrate, Chondrus crispus (carrageenan), sodium bicarbonate.
Again, here we have sodium lauryl sulfate and carrageenan, both of which can trigger disease, including cancer. The one ingredient that is of value here is calcium carbonate as it cleans teeth. Apart from that, there is nothing in Tom’s toothpaste that fights bacteria, helps with remineralization, or promotes healthy salivation.
✅There are, however, clean dental products that’ll truly help you do just that: clean your mouth, and support a healthy oral microbiome. In fact, these products are so good, they can help cavities repair themselves because they remineralize teeth. And what’s the best part? You can make it yourself at home!!! We also promote healthy dental practices like oil pulling, an Ayurvedic technique where you swish oil in your mouth, removing toxins. For those who suffer from receding gums, regular oil pulling can reduce the impact of my receding gums.
❇️Here’s how to make your own toothpaste at home using one or more of these ingredients together to formulate your own powdered toothpaste!
✅Fulvic Acid – the main ingredient – Fulvic acid comes from ancient soil —humus, or peat. This extract contains over 70 trace and macro minerals, 14 amino acids, 5 vitamins, and 16 organic acids. The fulvic acid helps the cell absorb and use nutrients more efficiently. It also helps in the detoxification of the mouth, helping to heal and repair tissue.
✅Calcium Montmorillonite Bentonite Clay (food grade) – This green clay is a mild abrasive that helps to polish and whiten teeth. It’s rich in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica and potassium, which help support remineralization of the teeth and are also beneficial to the gums.
✅Kaolin Clay – This white clay is rich in naturally occurring silica. It’s a very fine powder. As a result, it gently cleans teeth with its mild abrasiveness. It also absorbs toxins and helps remineralize the teeth.
✅Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) – Baking soda is a mild abrasive that helps clean and whiten teeth by removing built-up plaque. The alkaline powder in baking soda can also help prevent bacteria from growing in your mouth
✅Himalayan Salt – Himalayan salt can be used in the toothpaste to stimulate the natural production of saliva, helping to balance the oral microbiome and keep the mouth clean. Salt also helps to soothe inflamed tissue.
✅Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita) – This oil comes from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory which helps prevent gingivitis.
✅Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum or Cinnamomum verum) – This oil comes from the bark From the bark of a Cinnamon tree, native to Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is the most effective essential oil at killing the bacteria that cause tooth decay (cavities).
✅Clove Essential Oil (Eugenia Caryophyllata) – This oil comes from the clove evergreen tree. It has long been used in the dental industry to numb the gums. Clove is the most effective ingredient against the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. It’s a powerful antioxidant oil that adds a spicy flavor.
✅Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) – This oil comes from the leaves of the Tea Tree Plant, a tall shrub in the myrtle family. Tea tree essential oil is antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Two of its constituents, cineol and propanol, can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque.
✅Anise Essential Oil (Illicium Verum) – This oil comes from the fruit of the anise plant. It’s antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal. It also adds a pleasant, licorice-like flavor.
♻️5 Steps to Detox Your Mouth
How Your Oral Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body
✅Step 1: Detox | Tongue Cleaner – brush a pinch of Fulvic acid powder onto your tongue and let sit for 30 seconds to one minute before brushing off.
Benefits: Physically removes bacteria and toxins from tongue to freshen breath and reduce bad bacteria. Your body detoxes all night and delivers waste to the tongue—this is the only effective way to physically remove bacteria from your mouth (a toothbrush is ineffective and redistributes the gunk).
How to: Place on tongue as far back as comfortable. Brush off or use a tongue scraper to remove the unwanted coating. This is best done first thing in the morning.
✅Step 2: Brush Teeth | Homemade Mineral Toothpowder
Benefits: Your homemade Fulvic toothpowder can help to control bad bacteria while gently cleaning and supporting remineralization with bioavailable minerals. A key to preventing and controlling gum disease is brushing around and under the gum line where bacteria and plaque accumulate.
How to: Wet the toothbrush and shake off any excess water. Dip the top half of your toothbrush in the powder (you don’t need much). Brush gently at a 45-degree angle using a light circular motion, paying close attention to getting under the gum line.
✅Step 3: Floss | Infused Activated Charcoal Flossers (I get mine from target)
Benefits: Physically removes plaque, bacteria and debris at the gum line and in between teeth while delivering essential oils (bad bacteria fighters) and fulvic acid (trace minerals). Not flossing has been linked to a host of diseases—and not only in the mouth.
✅Step 4: Detox | Oil Pulling Mouthwash – Add a punch of Fulvic powder and a few drops of essential oils
Benefits: Controls bacteria, detoxes mouth and can help detox body systemically (based on frequency and length of time pulling).
How to: Take a teaspoon-sized sip, swish and pull oil through your teeth and gums for a minimum of 5 minutes and up to 20 (the longer the better to get the full effects of detoxing your mouth and body). Spit into garbage) when done and rinse. Then brush your teeth.
Do this at least 2 to 3 times a week. If you have an active infection (eg. cavity, gingivitis) consider oil pulling 3 times daily. Hard to find the time or can’t do it first thing in the morning? Consider pulling while you’re in the shower. This is best done in the morning.
✅Step 5: Detox & Boost | Fulvic Mineral Powder Drink
Benefits: Nourishes teeth and gums from the inside out while also boosting electrolytes/hydration and detoxing liver. Fulvic acid provides bioavailable forms of trace minerals, macro minerals, naturally occurring vitamins, amino acids and organic acids to every cell.
How to: Add 1/4-1/2 tsp to your morning glass of filtered water along with a big twist of lemon and a pinch of sea salt (such as Himalayan salt), to your morning coffee or tea or to your favorite flavored drink pack. This is a powerful way to detox and rehydrate. This is best done in the morning on an empty stomach.
Why settle for simply “non-toxic” oral care when you can actually improve your dental health with beneficial oils and minerals? Good health starts in the digestive tract… which starts with your mouth! ✨😁
🌿 Plant Derived Minerals vs Metallic Minerals and why as a natural health and wellness coach do I only recommend the synergy of BOO Fulvic & Humic acids?
If you’re taking vitamins without minerals, you’re wasting your money.
“The human body needs at least 60 (plant) minerals to maintain a disease and ailment free state” and “Vitamins are basically useless in the absence of minerals” – Dr. Gary Price-Todd
THREE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ???
– How many people are diagnosed and given drugs without the doctor asking how are your mineral levels?
– Why don’t the drugs work for so many conditions?
– Why are so many people seeing incredible results when they consume the high quality synergy of BOO Fulvic and humic acids?
Understanding The Basics (As Nature Intended)
What you must understand is that nature did not intend for you to eat soil, rocks or clay, have you tried it?
Well if you buy mineral supplements or food fortified with minerals, 9 times out of 10 you will be doing just that… and eating metallic minerals that your body does not understand and struggles to absorb. In fact, if the levels of metallic minerals are high enough they can be toxic. Plants are supposed to digest metallic minerals, NOT YOU.
Did you know metallic minerals are changed by the plants to become water soluble minerals? These are the minerals that both animals and humans can safely eat, in fact, we must eat if we want to be healthy. It’s exactly the same for the following minerals as well.
Most scientific studies isolate minerals and vitamins from each other in order to study and market them. However, the natural proportions of Plant Derived Minerals created by Mother Nature suvh as humic and Fulvic acids synergise for the best digestion and balance possible. Most importantly, they are pure, 100% natural, plant digested and are the absolute best for the optimum health of both animals and people.
You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and renew itself in order to achieve a healthy life. The raw materials so vital to your health can be challenging to find. Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation and acid rain have eroded life giving minerals from our soil.
Mineral deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food. Because of this, our food is lacking in the essential plant minerals necessary to live a long and healthy life. It’s not surprising that when your body is robbed of essential plant minerals it is unable to repair, rebuild and protect itself against illness and disease.
The shocking fact that millions are suffering around the world because of mineral depletion in the soils has been confirmed by THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, The UK Ministry of Agriculture, UNICEF and The Royal Society of Chemistry. Even tests on USA soil show a massive 85% depletion!! This is devastating to our health.
“The root of all disease is directly related to a lack of minerals” – Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Winner)
This one sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history: ” You get all the nutrition you need from the four food groups.” – Dr. Wallach
“We should be eating plant based minerals” – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD. ND.
THERE IS NOT ONE ENZYMATIC PROCESS INSIDE OF THE BODY THAT DOES NOT DEMAND A MINERAL
DEFICIENCY CAUSES DISEASE, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. MINERALS ARE NECESSARY FOR
VIRTUALLY EVERY SINGLE METABOLIC PROCESS THAT HAPPENS IN THE HUMAN BODY.
🌿 Here’s how it’s supposed to work…
-The plant digests the metallic minerals from the soil.
-The plant adds a hydrogen atom and completely changes the molecular structure of the metallic minerals.
(The metallic minerals are transformed into ‘food state’ minerals).
-The human or animal eats the plants containing ‘Plant Derived Minerals’.
-The human or animal can absorb nearly 100% of the plant derived minerals that all the cells in the body need for them to work correctly.
🌿 …and here are 4 simples reasons why there is so much unexplained bad health around the world:
-Soils globally are dramatically depleted of minerals, up to 85% loss.
-Modern food processing is stripping out minerals.
-Minerals you buy in shops are cheap, mainly metallic and ineffective with minimal absorption.
-The vitamins you are actually getting from food are basically useless in the absence of minerals.
🌿 ‘Organic’ Vs `Inorganic’ (Metallic Vs Plant Derived)
Plant Derived Minerals are truly the most efficient way to get your minerals. You can absorb almost 100% of them. Metallic Minerals are MASSIVE compared to Plant Derived Minerals. Plant Derived Minerals have a small particle size. To give you a comparison: a red blood cell is 7 microns. A Plant Derived Mineral particle is 0.01 micron (or less): that is 1/7000th the size of a red blood cell.
Due to its nanite size, BOO fulvic & humic acids move easily into cells including crossing the blood brain barrier. It bonds to nutrients, carrying up to sixty times its molecular weight in nutrition into the cell. BOO Fulvic acid also bonds to waste inside the cell, removing up to sixty times its weight in toxins, heavy metals and pesticides.
Plant Derived Minerals move around in our bodies through our blood, and we store these minerals in our cells. The small size of Plant Derived Minerals is ideal. The negative charge means they are easily attracted and absorbed in the intestine.
Currently, there are two types of mineral product on the market. First, there is the inorganic metallic mineral product which is a combination of rocks & clays (the cheap ones you find in shops that are chemically extracted and processed) and secondly, there is the organic plant derived mineral product which consists of a combination of minerals derived from prehistoric plant material you can find in the synergy of BOO Fulvic & Humic acids.
Those inorganic metallic minerals consisting of rocks & clays, whether from plain inorganic sources or chelated inorganic sources, have an electromagnetic charge that is positive. The minerals from organic sources, consisting of plant derived minerals, have an electromagnetic charge that is negative. Whether the electromagnetic charge is positive or negative is a major factor that affects mineral availability and subsequent absorption: unfortunately, it is a factor about which very little is understood by manufacturers, consumers and health professionals alike.
It is plants and their unique chemistry that are responsible for the conversion of a mineral’s electromagnetic charge from positive – found in rocks and clays, to negative – found in all plants. Minerals are absorbed by plants in their free positively-charged independent ionic state. A plant’s root hairs are the sites of absorption of nutrients from soil and water. Because of chemical processes in the plant during photosynthesis which involve chlorophyll, the positive electromagnetic charges on the minerals are changed to negative.
You now understand why humans were intended by nature to derive
their minerals by eating plants as opposed to rocks and dirt!
The electromagnetic charge of organic sourced plant minerals is one of the most important factors affecting the rate of intestinal absorption. Manufacturers of organic-sourced products have recently confused this complex issue of electro-magnetics by stating that the human intestine is negatively charged and therefore, negative minerals would be repelled rather than absorbed: Perhaps the following explanation will clear up this misunderstanding…
All living cells – (the cells of the intestine are no exception) – produce an electrochemical gradient which is positive on the outside and negative on the inside due to the action of the sodium-potassium pump. There has been some question about this since some of the physiology textbooks state that the wall of the intestine is negatively charged. The covering of the intestinal wall, the endothelium, is, according to the textbooks, negatively charged due to the fuzzy coat of hyaluronic acid which is a mucopolysaccharide. However, this negative charge only occurs when the pH is 7 (neutrality). At a pH of 7, the carboxyl groups of glucuronic acid, a monosaccharide of hyaluronic acid, is completely ionised creating a negative charge at the intestinal wall.
The problem with this theoretical explanation of why the intestinal wall may be negatively charged is that a pH of 7, neutrality, is simply incompatible with life!
As living organisms, we have millions of chemical and enzymatic processes going on at all times. Our body fluids are, at any moment in time, at various points in the body: either a pH of more than 7 (alkaline) or a pH of less than 7 (acidic). At pH’s other than 7 (neutral), all living cells, as discussed above, produce an electrochemical gradient which is positive on the outside. Therefore, negatively charged plant derived minerals are attracted to a greater extent than their positively charged inorganic counterparts.
The reason for the lower absorption percentage for inorganic metallic minerals, as compared with organic plant derived minerals can now be understood. It is due to the fact that these types of minerals, sourced from inorganic rocks and clay, whether chelated or not, have a positive charge. The intestinal wall has an extracellular charge which is positive. Like charges repel one another, thus impeding absorption. The positively charged intestinal wall attracts particles that are negatively charged. Since opposite charges attract there is a much greater absorption of plant derived minerals.
Elemental (metallic) Minerals, that are not plant derived or positively ionised cannot be absorbed correctly, they can accumulate in joints and tissues causing toxicity and disease.
Perhaps this can help to explain why an isolated Fulvic or isolated humic acid derived from rock or shale did not give you the same results as the synergy and potency that can be found in BOO Fulvic acid.
Minerals and Taste
“We all know 8 minerals are sufficient to raise large, red, juicy tomatoes, but many times if you were blindfolded while eating, you would have trouble identifying the tomatoes due to a lack of taste. The lack of taste is due to a lack of minerals which causes a lack of Brix. Soil depletion is the only reason today’s plants contain no more than 16 to 20 minerals, on average, compared to at least 75 minerals millions of years ago.
Mineral Requirements in Animals and Humans
“Millions of years ago the soil near the earth’s surface, where our plants are grown, was saturated with dozens of minerals. At least 84 minerals were available nearly everywhere and some areas of the planet did contain 100 minerals. The plants of prehistoric times were rich in minerals because there was an abundant supply for them to feed upon from the soil. When a plant grows it draws available minerals from the soil.
We now know the mineral content of plants has been severely altered throughout the last several million years and drastically altered during the last 100 years.
“When man began to till the soil, wind and rain erosion began to take its toll along with continuous cropping which gradually caused the soils to lack minerals. In fact, this can result in ‘dead fields’ where NOTHING will grow, farmers then need to scatter fertilizer (minerals) on the soil. Mineral depletion also compromises a plant’s immune system so it has weakened defences. This results in the need for carcinogenic pesticides. “What a sad state of affairs we have gotten ourselves into”.
“According to research in the animal husbandry field and The National Science Foundation, animals require at least 45 minerals, 12 essential amino acids, 16 vitamins, and 3 essential fatty acids. According to Gary Price Todd, M.D., the human body requires at least 60 minerals for optimal health and basically the same other essentials as animals.
Only 8 minerals are available in any kind of quantity in most of the food we eat today. We know plants can make vitamins, amino acids and varying amounts of fatty acids, if they are healthy from being grown in soils containing abundant minerals. If the soil lacks minerals, the plant is stunted because a plant cannot make minerals.”
All over the world now, our soils are mineral deficient because of the extended use of fertilizers and “maximum yield” mass farming methods.
Do your body a favour and treat yourself to
Plant Derived Minerals that can be found in BOO Fulvic acid on a daily basis.
Mercury, fluoride, aluminium. They’re all really bad for us, right?
We’ve heard for years about numerous health issues, deaths and birth defects caused by heavy metal poisoning from metals such as lead and arsenic. There are elements and minerals that are toxic if they come from an inorganic or metallic source and in large amounts.
When plants use minerals from the ground, they are digested, making them ionic or electrical in nature. This makes it easier for your body to assimilate and use the minerals at a cellular level. Inorganic minerals aren’t easy for your body to use. They’re stored in the tissues and eventually large amounts build up and become extremely toxic.
Mother Nature has provided us with wonderful plant based trace (micro) minerals and elements in very safe minute amounts, delivered in a way that your body can use them properly and benefit greatly from them. They are essential for good health if they come from an organic or plant source such as BOO Fulvic acid. For example, we all know how healthy apples can be, especially if they are spray free or organic. However, did you know that an apple contains 3-5 mg of aluminium and trace amounts of lead, arsenic and mercury? Another example is iodine, which in an organic form is necessary for health, however non-organic or metallic iodine can kill you.
We need to be careful of exposure to heavy metals because these ions are stored in the cells where they compete for biological space with vitamins, minerals and proteins. The result is that cells become toxic and malnourished because the heavy metals are taking up all the room in the cells.
Research shows that Fulvic Acid and organic plant derived minerals have the unique capacity to bind with these toxins and heavy metals and literally carry them out of your body every day.
🌿 Metallic Aluminium vs Water Soluble Aluminium
It is the second most abundant mineral on the earth, second only to silica. Aluminium is in virtually every food we eat!
Let’s take some common foods like broccoli, grapes, almonds, apples, carrots, tomatoes:
5 contain significant amounts of aluminium!
Celery has over 190,000 ppb per 100 grams
Nutmeg has over 113,000 ppb in 100 grams
2 contain arsenic!
5 contain strontium!
How could this possibly be?
It’s because they are no longer poisonous, but in contrast, are all very healthy in their water soluble form.
Please note that this is NOT the metallic kind of aluminium that is contained in many deodorants; used for cooking pots and pans or contained in aluminium foil. Please avoid this kind of aluminium as it is very bad for your health.
Do you know that one glass of skimmed milk contains more aluminium than one week’s supply of the Paradise Nutrients’ minerals?
Found in edible plants such as mushrooms…
Gives us healthy cartilage and fingernails amongst other functions in our body
So, metallic arsenic will kill you dead, but plant derived arsenic is needed within your body!
Do you also know that most people, even medical practitioners, do not understand this principle? Consequently, they are not aware of the difference between the two types of minerals. If you didn’t know it before, you’re learning it right now!
According to food chemistry, plant derived minerals are 98% to 100% absorbed by the body.
In brief, just to make sure you are clear… you cannot just eat dirt containing iron ore, iron filings or rust flakes and expect to absorb them into your system. But when you eat plants that have grown on top of iron ore, or soil containing iron filings or rust flakes, that’s entirely different. You will also receive the iron if you consume animals who have eaten those same plants. Your body can readily extract the iron your body needs for health. Similarly, it is the same for all minerals, whether it’s aluminium, iron, arsenic, mercury, lead, fluoride, calcium etc. etc.
All the foods on this list contain colloidal arsenic. You’ve been eating it every day!
Black Pepper and most spices
Celery (over 190,000 PPB of Aluminium in Celery –approx 100 gram)
Corn, (lots in corn)
Nutmeg (over 113,000 PPB of Aluminium in approx 100 gram)
Wheat (lots in wheat)
and the list keeps on going…
Who’d have thought that the mercury mentioned in the above list is not harmful at all, but in fact is required by your body for health. Whenever mercury may be listed as an ingredient of fresh food produce or meat, you have nothing to worry about.
You’ve heard though that we should be wary of the mercury found in fish, which is talking about metallic mercury, not water soluble mercury. Do you see the difference?
The bigger the fish, the faster it swims, the more wary we should be, in fact, I wouldn’t consume any large fish. For example shark meat which is commonly called flake, because they are the top of the food chain. Each fish in turn eats other fish smaller than themselves so the mercury builds up the larger the fish is.
Have you ever wondered if you are receiving the correct amount of minerals in your diet?
Are you taking a mineral supplement? If so, you need to take a good look at the bottle to see if your supplement contains just a few minerals or whether it contains the whole spectrum of minerals as found in Fulvic and humic acids. Moreover, there’s a good chance if you bought your mineral supplement from the supermarket, the local chemist, pharmacy or even from a health shop, that you are not consuming the right kind. For the most part, I’m sorry to tell you, they won’t be doing you much good.
Plant Derived Minerals such as Fulvic and humic acids are Absolutely Essential for Health
Now that you know about plant derived minerals vs metallic minerals, if you are desiring to supplement your diet with a large variety of these minerals, you couldn’t do better than those provided by BOO Fulvic and humic acid with its unique blend of Fulvic and humic for optimal cellular remineralization. As an integrative nutrition health coach who has helped countless people improve their quality of life with this product, they come with my highest recommendation. The powder is also so versatile that it can suit everyone, one way or another!
👉🏼FULVIC ACID’S ROLE IN AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS SUCH AS: RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA
There’s a body of research and scientific papers indicating that fulvic acid offers a significant spectrum of benefits for people afflicted with various autoimmune conditions.
⤵️These benefits are summarised below.⤵️
👉🏼Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and, to a degree, fibromyalgia are all arthritis-related conditions triggered by a defective immune system (collectively called autoimmune conditions). When one’s immune system, responsible for fighting viruses, bacteria and germs, cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and one’s healthy cells, it creates auto antibodies that attack healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation pain and damage in various parts of the body.
Although the direct causes of specific autoimmune conditions are not yet fully understood, doctors have found that people with rheumatoid arthritis have lower levels of common antioxidants in their blood in the years before the disorder is diagnosed. Also, arthritis (but also osteoporosis, cardiovascular disorders, and others) has been directly linked to a lack of minerals.
Fulvic acid certainly possesses properties, which make it a good candidate for helping in various autoimmune conditions:
(1) Fulvic acid contains lots of phytochemicals of ancient plant origin, which have the most valuable nutrients, provide anti-oxidant action and have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
(2) Fulvic acid effectively helps to dissolve vegetal silica for collagen, it thus repairs, strengthens and protects connective tissue: ligaments, tendons and joints.
(3) Fulvic acid is known to be one of the strongest natural anti-oxidants and free-radical scavengers. It is proven that fulvic acid can effectively neutralise and even repair some free radicals, which limits free radical damage.
(4) Fulvic acid provides the most effective cellular oxygenation in Nature. Its molecule, by weight, is made of 45% oxygen, 45% carbon and the balance of 10% is made of hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur. This highly bio-active and bio-available oxygen goes straight inside body cells providing sustained energy, cleansing and protection.
(5) Fulvic acid chelates into its molecular structure more than 70 minerals and trace elements, which are then effectively transported to the body cells. Many of these essential elements are conductive, which makes fulvic acid a natural electrolyte
The baleotherapeutic use of peat, rich in humic substances (humic and fulvic acids), is practiced for centuries. Traditional indication for such therapies are rheumatic and gynaecological diseases. Many clinics in Europe offer peat therapies for muscoskoskeletal diseases: degenerative and deforming arthroses, gout, osteoporosis, muscular rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, rehabilitation after operations and accident, and skin diseases: chronic eczema neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
Not only do the humic substances relieve swelling from joint inflammation, they have been shown to bond to the collagen fibers to aid in repair of damaged tendons and bone. Tendon strength has been shown to increase by as much as 75%.
Fulvic acid and vegetal silica appear to have the unique ability to interact positively with degenerative calcium deposits and unhealthy bone structures in the body. Arthritis sufferers taking a combination of fulvic and humic acids and vegetal silica have noticed an immediate and marked increase in discomfort, and this has continued for 1 to 2 weeks or sometimes longer after beginning of use. This discomfort is believed to be due to the breakdown of calcium deposits in the joints and its ongoing and subsequent mobilization, dissolution, and removal. It is further believed that these calcium deposits react with the fulvic and humic acids minerals, and silica and transmutate it to more suitable forms that become beneficial to the body.
🚀Fulvic acid has been shown to be a great way to improve your recovery rate after a workout, as well as increase overall muscle strength and endurance.
▪️One way in which fulvic acid can help to improve physical performance is by replenishing electrolytes after a workout.
💪🏼This helps to hydrate your muscles and prevent cramps.
👣 Because fulvic acid helps to increase mitochondrial function and increases the production of ATP, this leads to an increase in physical performance – specifically with regards to strength and explosiveness.
▪️The increase in ATP is ideal for athletes or a recreational gym goers.
▪️Another way that fulvic acid can improve physical performance and muscular strength is through its effect on the endocrine system. One study found that men between 45-55 who used shilajit for 90 days experienced a significant increase in testosterone.
🔍Testosterone is the primary male hormone present in both men and women and is responsible for muscle hypertrophy (growth), maintaining a low and healthy body fat percentage, as well as improving overall physical performance.
▪️The combined increase in ATP through increased mitochondrial efficiency and the increase in testosterone will work synergistically to improve recovery,
muscle hypertrophy and performance.