Fulvic acid is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in certain soils, plants and plant-based foods. According to the "Fulvic Acid Report" by Vital Health Supplements, the benefits of taking fulvic acid internally include: providing the body with more energy; transporting nutrients to cells, which allows them to be more easily absorbed and utilized; and improving the immune system. When applied externally, fulvic acid also treats athlete's foot, burns, open wounds and various skin conditions. Unfortunately, due to modern farming processes, it is difficult to incorporate fulvic acid into most diets, but there are some foods that contain the substance.
According to an article titled, "Fulvic Acid – Is this the Missing Natural Nutritional Link" by Natural Matters, the use of farming chemicals like pesticides drastically reduced the amount of fulvic acid and other minerals present in soil. Since organic farmers don't use pesticides or other chemicals, organic vegetables are far more likely to contain fulvic acid than nonorganic vegetables. Due to the diversity of soil, there is no simple way to measure the amount of fulvic acid in vegetables. The best option is organic vegetables that grow directly in soil, such as potatoes and radishes.
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Organic blackstrap molasses is another good source of fulvic acid. According to Natural News, these roots grow anywhere from 6 1/2 to 15 feet below the soil. The depth of the roots ensures that they comes in contact with fulvic acid at some point in the growing process. Blackstrap molasses is a thick, syrupy substance often used as a sweetener.
Shilajit is a substance derived from rocks in the Himalayan Mountains, according to Natural News. Since it is mainly made up of fulvic acid, the terms are often used synonymously. Shilajit is most frequently sold in a powder form in health food stores. It is reported to have a bitter taste.
Fulvic acid supplements may be the easiest way to add fulvic acid to any diet. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA. They also may also have different effects on different people. Therefore, it's important to talk to your health care provider prior to taking any new supplements. After talking to a health care provider, visit local health food and supplement stores. Most fulvic acid supplements are marketed simply as mineral supplements. Check the ingredient list to be sure fulvic acid is included. If mineral supplements are not readily available at local stores, they can also be purchased through various online vendors like Amazon.