Humic substances are the major breakdown products of organic matter found throughout nature (i.e. soils, waters, sediments, shells). This occurs as a result humification, the decomposing action of millions of beneficial microbes on dead plant and animal materials. Humic substances can be divided into 3 main components; humic acid, fulvic acid and humin. Essentially, humic acid is a powder mined from the earth, produced by biodegradation of dead organic plant matter, such as kelp. Fulvic acid is an important component of humic acid. It usually contains over 60 minerals and trace elements that are nutritionally essential for cell health and balance.

These are considered to be the most chemically active compounds in soil and contain many nutritional phytochemicals. However, it is said that due to modern use of agriculture chemicals, soil erosion and mineral depletion, there has been a decrease in microbial activity in the world’s soil deposits.

Some have considered humic acid the 3rd nutritional element, in addition to vitamins and minerals, to obtain optimal health.

 

Health Benefits

STRESS -> Humic acid helps regulate the effects of stress on the body.

DETOX -> Humic acid helps to bind to/chelate and selectively eliminate toxic heavy metals from the body by working like a magnet to attract them. It is effective in transforming metals and minerals into readily absorbable forms and can bind with pollutants. In addition, when humic acid binds to beneficial or nutrient metals (i.e. iron, zinc), it helps increase absorption rates. Therefore, humic acid helps eliminate harmful heavy metals while also aiding in the body’s absorption of nutritional metals!

INFLAMMATION -> Humic acid helps control inflammation in the body. Excessive inflammation is at the root of arthritis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, mental decline, osteoporosis, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, intestinal disorders, etc.

IMMUNITY -> Humic substances are one of nature’s most powerful viral inhibitors and work to block viruses from latching onto and entering cells, cutting off their ability to infect healthy cells while at the same time, altering the immune system to attack the virus. In addition, humic acid is believed to be one of nature’s most powerful immune modulators, increasing low immunity and balancing high immunity!

CELL HEALTH -> Humic acid increases the permeability of cell walls, allowing them to more easily respirate, hydrate, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. Fulvic acid is a powerful organic electrolyte, used to help cells achieve a vital electrochemical balance.

ALKALIZING -> Humic acid has a pH of 8.5 and is extremely alkalizing.

ENERGY -> Humic substances stimulate mitochondrial energy production at a cellular level.

ANTIOXIDANT -> Fulvic acid reacts with unstable electrons to render free radicals harmless, changing them into new useable compounds or eliminating them as waste.

 

Other Complementary Ingredients

Choline helps to make acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter needed for brain and memory function. It also keeps the liver healthy by helping to move fats from the liver to cells in the body. In addition, it helps create phosphatidylcholine (PC), which is important for making fatty substances used to form cell membranes. Therefore, choline is a crucial ingredient in both brain and liver support.

Vitamin C supports immune function, works as an anti-viral and antioxidant as well as assists in heavy metal detoxification.

Look for a combination of these ingredients to balance immunity, control inflammation and support detoxification!

 

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Pamela Thiessen completed an Advanced Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Manitoba before she discovered the power of nutrition and natural health. This new found passion led her to seek employment at Good N Natural. Fascinated by the incredible benefits of healthy eating, she was inspired to enroll into the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Program, where she attained a diploma in holistic nutrition. She also holds her Canadian Natural Product Advisor certification. This accumulation of knowledge and her desire to promote health and educate individuals has led her into the marketing and consumer education role at the store. Her goal is to help others improve their quality of life and experience the joy that comes along with healthy living, in hopes of improving the community as a whole.

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