Mineral Health Support contains 6.3% of 'Naturally Occurring' Fulvic Acid in the form and quantity that Mother Nature intended along with over 74 trace minerals.!
Fulvic acid usually carries 74 or more minerals and trace elements as part
of its molecular
complexes. These are then in ideal natural
form to be absorbed by plant roots and interact with living
Plants readily absorb high amounts of fulvic acid, and maintain it in their structure. This is why you do NOT add minerals to Fulvic Acid. Your minerals should already contain the Fulvic Acid in a naturally occurring form and quantity.
Fulvic acids are naturally occurring organic acids that are part of the structure of rich soil. It is an acid created in extremely small amounts by the action of millions of beneficial microbes working in a soil environment with adequate oxygen. These Microbes convert minerals into organic forms which are then absorbed by plant roots. Click here for the difference between Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid.
Plants don't convert anything really; the soil is the stomach of the plant.
Fulvic acid usually carries 74 or more minerals and trace elements as part of its molecular complexes. These are then in an ideal natural form to be absorbed by plant roots and interact with living cells.
Plants use the converted minerals they absorb and complex them into organic molecules in their cells that combine to make the RNA and DNA of the cell, etc. Otherwise the minerals are expelled, never absorbed at all, or exuded back into the
Competitors say they have "100% fulvic acid" or "100%
fulvic acid in solution" Guess what, it is 100% of the
smaller % of fulvic acid in their minerals and is just a play on words...don't
According to Mother Nature, the ideal amount
of "naturally occurring" Fulvic
Acid is approximately 5-7%. There
is no such thing as 100% (organic) fulvic acid as many companies claim. If there was, you couldn't drink it, it would eat through your tongue.
you are going to buy copy-cat minerals and they cannot prove the quantity
of fulvic acid in their minerals then you are being ripped off!
Fulvic acid is present in every true plant-derived,
The same cannot be said for
elemental minerals which are derived from rocks, shells, sea beds and certain
clays. While elemental (chelated) mineral supplements may claim to have
of minerals, they cannot compare to the safety and availability of plant-derivedsubstances.
have the pH of water or are "a body-friendly ph"
so guess what you are buying? Unless your minerals have a
pH of at least 2-4% then you are not getting the benefits of fulvic acid
and you are throwing money down the drain.
Fulvic acids can 'fix' high-molecular-weight ORGANIC compounds and cause them
to become water soluble. Fulvic acid also has the ability, over time, to chelate
inorganic elements, metals and other inorganic compounds and turn them into
organic molecules thus making them soluble, low-molecular-weight, and
Some companies are bottling Humic Acid meant for agricultural use only and claiming it is Fulvic Acid. Humic Acid is useless because it is too large to pass through the kidneys... Beware
Quote from www.fulvic.com
"Fulvic acid is nature's perfect medicine. It is by far the world's most complex and diverse substance. Fulvic acid is actually a whole universe within a single molecule. A good analogy would be to compare the medical implications and complexities of Fulvic acid to all the sands of the seashore, where all of the world's man-made pharmaceutical drugs combined would not even
rate as one single grain of sand".
Mineral Health Support contains 6.3% of 'Naturally Occurring' Fulvic Acid in the form and quantity that Mother Nature intended along with over 74 trace minerals!
SilverStream Research presents...Internet Issue Vol. 1 - Issue 209 Pages 1 thru 4 Inclusive
A Special Focus On
The Miracle of Fulvic Acid
If you are currently supplementing with minerals labeled ionic or colloidal, the discovery and understanding of fulvic acid should excite you.
Nature has provided us with every nutrient that we need to live a long, healthy, and active life. Unfortunately, we're no longer able to enjoy all of the earth's goodness because of the way we process our already fragile foods to death. It doesn't
help that our soils have been ravaged and that the animals we eat are regularly
given steroids to artificially stimulate their growth.
Plants, the Soil, and Your Health
You may wonder why we can't
receive the same nutritional value from the plants that we eat as we can
from plant-derived minerals in a liquid form. The primary reason is that
the soils that are used to grow our fruits and vegetables today have been
depleted of their natural resources. Soil no longer has the abundant vitamins,
minerals, and other nutrients that it once did.
Today, farmers are pressed for time and force their fields to produce crops that yield high quantities of vegetables and fruits - with very little regard to the nutritional content of the foods that are grown. So that growth can be hurried along, we've begun to 'supplement' our
farmlands with high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K),
but very little else.
It is a widely known fact that when high amounts of nitrates are present, plant protein formation is increased. Such an excess of nitrates can also cause an overabundance of amino acids. If the amino acids aren't
used by the plants, they can attract insects. Of course some organic farms
are a bit better, but the quantity of nutrients still pale in comparison
to a good liquid, plant-derived mineral product.
second reason that our plants fail to nourish us properly is because the
soil has been depleted of beneficial microbes. These microbes are necessary
for plants to convert inorganic substances to organic. Without this conversion
the plants become deficient in minerals. This means that those who eat the
plants can also become deficient.
have known for years that everyone needs at least 90 nutrients to maintain
their health. These nutrients include a minimum of 70 minerals, 18 amino
acids, and three essential fatty acids. To obtain these nutrients we are
admonished to eat at least 57 different sources of food each week. For most
people this admonition is much less than practical and sometimes completely
impossible. The monetary budget required to obtain such a diverse list of
foods would be enormous. Even discounting the monetary aspect, almost no
one has a large enough selection of foods at their disposal to satisfy these
Even if it were possible to eat a 'balanced' diet
which consisted of the proper portions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats,
etc., you would still be nutritionally deficient. Why? It is due to the fact
that the foods that we eat are heavily processed (canning, cooking, microwaving,
etc.) and nutritionally bankrupt.
only alternative that we have is to supplement our diets with good, high-quality
nutritive substances such as antioxidants, vitamins, and plant-derived minerals.
of the most popular ways to increase your intake of minerals is through the
use of liquid minerals (sometimes known as ionic or colloidal). This type
of mineral supplement has special properties that no others do. However,
before you run out and grab a bottle, you should be aware that not all colloidal
minerals are the same.
In today's highly competitive marketplace, many manufacturer's would have you believe that one colloidal or ionic mineral supplement is just as good as another, it simply isn't true. Most liquid, plant-derived minerals are a unique and superb source for over 70 different minerals. Since almost everyone, regardless of their social or economic status, is horribly mineral deficient, mineral supplementation is a logical place to start. While this form of supplementation doesn't
fulfill all of your nutritional needs, it may help reduce the possibility
of developing several disorders. Osteoporosis, cardiovascular disorders,
arthritis and others are all disorders that have been directly linked to
a lack of minerals.
The Role of Fulvic Acid and Plant Nutrition
By definition, fulvic acid is "a water-soluble, natural organic substance of low molecular weight which is derived from humus, often found in surface water." - Water
of true, plant-derived minerals are called humate deposits. These deposits,
if they contain water-soluble, bioavailable elements, will also contain high
amounts of humic acids. Fulvic acid is one of several subclasses of humic
acids are composed of a complex mixture of partially decomposed organic materials.
These acids are endowed with the ability to chelate positively charged ions,
such as elemental minerals, that are absorbed by plants. This natural chelation
allows plants to store both vitamins and minerals and helps to increase their
Fulvic Acid and Organic Transmutation
The absorption factor of ionic minerals greatly exceeds traditional tablet supplements. This is one of their strongest advantages. However, those who take plant-derived colloidal minerals are often concerned by the fact that, when the manufacturer's list the contents of the supplement, the names of heavy metals appear on the label. While this alarms many people, it shouldn't.
The fact is that true organic, plant-derived minerals do not contain heavy
plant-derived minerals are able to be safely used by your body because of
the fact that nature has acted upon them and transformed them into organic
material rather than allowing them to remain in their elemental form. This
is called organic transmutation.
A driving force behind this miraculous transformation is fulvic acid. The reason that labels list 'heavy metals' is that even once elemental minerals are transformed and stored within plants, they retain their original chemical names. Again, once an elemental mineral is reacted on by fulvic acid and photosynthesis, it is changed from inorganic to organic. This process is often called transmutation. As we read in 'Biological Transmutations,' fulvic
acid can actually transmutate magnesium and vegetal silica into a form of
calcium that can be used by humans. The elemental vs. organic aspect of colloidal
minerals is discussed further in Issue #205.
Fulvic acid is present in every true plant-derived, organic mineral. The same cannot be said for elemental minerals which are derived from rocks, shells, and certain clays. While elemental mineral supplements may claim to have a wide range of minerals, they cannot compare to the safety and availability of plant-derived substances. It should be noted that fulvic acid itself can contain as many as 60 different mineral compounds - this
is above and beyond any other source of minerals with which it is joined.
is discussed in "The Value of Organic, Plant-Derived Minerals" (Issue
#205), when positively charged minerals are absorbed by plants, their
bioelectrical polarity is changed to a negative charge. Whenever normally
toxic minerals, such as iodine, are absorbed and transformed by plants, they
become non-toxic. It may be the chelation factor that accounts for the ability
of fulvic acid to neutralize the toxicity of heavy metals such as lead. The
actual mechanism that fulvic acid uses to chelate minerals has yet to be
ascertained. Although we know that this neutralization happens, the mechanics
of the process are still one of nature's secrets - a secret that we benefit
Fulvic Acid Increases Bioavailability
the important role that fulvic acid plays in the production of ionic minerals,
it is also renowned for its ability to make vitamins and minerals absorbable
to plants. It accomplishes this by complexing elemental minerals into organic
forms that are easily transported into and through the roots and membranes
As discussed in Hippocrates Corner #205, plants absorb minerals and vitamins through root 'hairs' - one
ion at a time. Interaction between fulvic acid and the elemental mineral
must take place before this absorption can happen.
minerals come into contact with fulvic acid, in a water medium, they are
naturally dissolved into an ionic form. These minerals literally become part
of the fulvic acid itself. Once the minerals meld into the fulvic acid complex,
they become bioactive, bioavailable, and organic. Thus, when elemental minerals
are transformed into an organic state, through a natural chemical process
involving fulvic acid and photosynthesis, they are safe to be used by both
humans and animals.
The presence of fulvic acid also acts as an important protective agent whenever toxins are used to reduce the insect population that often besiege non-organically grown crops. According to A. Szalay, fulvic acid has the ability to dramatically detoxify herbicides, pesticides, and other poisons that it interacts with - this
includes many radioactive elements. This detoxification process may extend
to animals and humans, since we are the end-users of these plants.
previously stated, the soil from which our food is grown is severely depleted
of vitamins and minerals. For plants to remain beneficial to us, it is imperative
that they absorb the greatest possible amount of these substances. For this
reason, nature provided fulvic acid. The very presence of fulvic acid enables
plants to maximize their uptake of vitamins and minerals.
This means that whenever you eat plants that have been in the presence of fulvic acid, your body can assimilate more of nature's
building blocks with which to build and maintain your body. Another benefit
of fulvic acid is that it actually potentiates the availability of essential
nutrients. Potentiation is a term that describes how long an ingredient can
Nature's Protective Force
more you study organic substances, such as fulvic acid, the more you will
be impressed by nature.
The phytochemicals (plant chemicals) found in nature provide us with an astounding array of benefits and protection. For instance, soy provides us protection against certain cancers and acts as an adaptogen, antimutagen, and is full of active enzymes - if
it comes from soy sprouts and not the processed bean. Fulvic acid also acts
as a source of protection from environmentally induced oxidation.
interested in maintaining their health should note that free-radical damage
(oxidation) has been implicated in over 60 disorders.
For years we've
known that antioxidants are extremely beneficial in our fight against disease.
As such, the scientific community has focused a major portion of their attention
towards well-known antioxidant substances. This research has shed light on
many extremely powerful free-radical fighting nutrients such as proanthocyanidins.
If a healthy body is your goal, then you must take action to protect against free-radical attacks. If you are taking colloidal minerals that contain fulvic acid, you're
on the right path. Fulvic acid is a very powerful antioxidant.
According to N. Senesi, Y. Chen, and M. Schnitzer, fulvic acid has the ability to dramatically reduce the oxidative effects of free-radicals. This means that fulvic acid could potentially help your body ward-off disorders such as cancer, premature aging, wrinkling of the skin and arthritis - all
of which are thought to be hastened by oxidation.
Enzymes are Activated by Fulvic Acid
Whenever we eat, our body sets into motion a complex series of actions designed to break down the foods that we've
eaten. It then converts these digested foods into energy and building materials.
The actions that take place on the foods that we ingest would not be possible
if it were not for enzymes.
Without enzyme activation, food would simply rot in our stomach, elimination could not take place, thought would cease, and we would die. Enzymes are the 'life-force' behind
vitamins and minerals.
anything that we can do to strengthen and protect these enzymes will further
our hopes of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
you have only a finite number of enzymes that are available to your body,
supplementing them from outside sources (such as with raw fruits and vegetables
and enzyme supplements) is an absolute necessity.
good news is that the presence of fulvic acid actually increases the activity
of several enzymes, including: transaminase, invertase, and alkaline phosphates.
of the potentiation of certain substances, fulvic acid may also have a positive
effect on RNA and DNA. According to several researchers, the actual content
of DNA in cells and the synthesis of RNA is enhanced by the presence of fulvic
acid. Furthermore, if you supplement with traditional vitamins and minerals,
their bioavailability may be enhanced by the addition of fulvic acid.
Fulvic Acid and Organic Tissue Growth
modern day medical wonder is our ability to actually remove damaged tissues
and bones from the human body and replace them with healthy bones and tissues.
Unfortunately, such transplantation is also very risky. Transplants of this
type are sometimes rejected.
lower the incidence of rejection the most desirable donor tissues come from
alternate sites of the same body. Unfortunately, this requires a separate
surgery. Extra incisions mean more discomfort and a longer period of healing.
The only other alternative is finding a donor from other sources.
one experiment, patients who required the replacement or transplantation
of bone were treated at the University Hospital in Freiburg, Germany using
fulvic acid as part of the therapy. Due to the lack of human donor tissues,
animal bone in the form of bovine calcium hydroxyapatite, an inorganic calcium
compound, was used.
problems with such a procedure is that neither animal bones or inorganic
calcium are readily absorbed by the human body. However, these problems were
circumvented with the use of fulvic acid.
fulvic acid was inserted into the animal bone before replacement, the patients
experienced dramatically improved regeneration of the transplanted bones.
fulvic acid was so readily accepted and used by the patients that their bodies
became highly osteoconductive. This means that new bone tissue began to form
at an accelerated pace, thereby enhancing growth and healing. The inorganic
calcium was also absorbed by the body due to the fact that the fulvic acid
had transformed it into an organic compound. At the end of the experiment
it was noted that, without the introduction of fulvic acid into the bone
tissues, healing was not accelerated and regeneration did not take place.
Cell Wall Permeability and Absorption
with any product or nutritive supplement, the only way that your body can
benefit from it is after it has been absorbed. The same is true of plants.
Before a plant can properly process minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients,
they must be incorporated into their structure. Fulvic acid actually enhances
this absorption process.
Prior to elemental minerals being converted and stored by a plant as plant tissue, fulvic acids begin to ionize them. Without fulvic acid, the substances that surround plants would not be able to be absorbed since the root 'hairs' are
single ion chambers that pull nutrients into them ion by ion.
However, when fulvic acid acts upon a substance its molecular size and weight is altered. This enables it to pass through cell membranes - including
the semi-permeable membranes that line your intestines.
searching for organic, plant-derived minerals, make certain that they contain
fulvic acid. This will ensure that you get the highest quality available.
you would like more information on plant-derived minerals or other superior
supplements, please contact the person who gave this newsletter to you.
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