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By: Brad King – Leafsource
Geologists have discovered a handful of extremely rare, and very rich, humic deposits in various locations around the globe. These deposits are the decomposed and fossilized remains of prehistoric rain forests, and freshwater sea beds and they are now available for us to benefit from in numerous ways.
Why would you want to take humic acid as a supplement?
The most important thing to understand is that humic substances are manufactured by plants and are 100% organic in nature even though they contain most, if not all, trace minerals. By consuming natural, organically-bound minerals, the body is able to recognize them as a food source and instantly utilize them to enhance all cell life.
Due to the rarity and multitude of these organically-bound trace minerals, consuming a humic and fulvic acid supplement purely for the organic trace minerals, would be reason enough, but there are so many more reasons to consume humic and fulvic acids.
For instance, humic acids are also comprised of powerful biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and carbon. Numerous studies show that humic and fulvic acid have the ability to bolster our immune systems , protect the body from fungal and bacterial infections , excess inflammation , and numerous viruses, all the while helping to increase the absorption of beneficial nutrients and helping support optimal detoxification—especially where heavy metals are concerned.
Aside from all of its incredible applications, and of course its sheer magnitude of nutrients, the research on humic acid is quite solid when it comes to inhibiting numerous viruses from invading our cells. Why is this so important you ask? Because at any given moment, we are living with an unfathomable amount of viruses that have the ability to commandeer your cells and use them to manufacture viral DNA. For instance, when you get infected by a flu virus, every single infected cell in your body produces about 10,000 additional flu viruses. If you were to total the number of flu viruses within a few days of the flu, it would equate to over 100 trillion ! And that’s just one virus. If you multiplied the amount of stars in the universe by a factor of 10 million, you’d come fairly close to the amount of viruses that exist! Have I got your attention now?
Humic acids have been documented to nullify almost any virus they come in contact with. Researchers from the Institute for Antiviral Chemotherapy in Jena, Germany have discovered humic acids remarkable ability to block many viruses from attaching to cells and transmitting their DNA (which is how they create more viruses). They have documented these powerful inhibitory effects especially in Influenza A virus (the virus that causes the flu) as well as herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes). However other observations show that humic acid has a powerful effect against many other viruses including, HIV-1 and HIV-2 and cytomegalovirus (CMV) .
So as you can see, a viable humic and fulvic acid supplement can prove to be most useful as a strong preventative agent, as well as a powerful but safe therapeutic one. In a world where we are bombarded by viruses, microbes, fungi and nutrients that are all but void of nutrients essential to health, humic and fulvic acids may just be what the body is crying out for.


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