GENERAL FULVIC QUESTIONS
[UPDATED Feb 2023]
There are several levels of quality and purity when it comes to fulvic acid:
- The lowest grade is AG or agricultural use. As the the name states, this
grade is used to enrich soils and provide nutrition for plants.
- The mid-level food grade is safe for human consumption and is further
purified from AG grade. This is the most common form found on the
market and about 99% of supplements use this grade.
- The highest grade is nutritional/pharmaceutical grade fulvic acid (this is
what used in AEON™). This is only used in the top 1% of premium fulvic acid
supplements. This grade undergoes ultra-filtration and purification,
making it more bioavailable and soluble in liquids.
Fulvic acid is dark and can appear almost black in colour because it contains
a high amount of ionic minerals and natural carbon. It is derived from special
nutrient rich deposits found within the Earth.
Shilajit is a raw material that comes in the form of thick tar-like substance that in extracted from special geological deposits. Often used in
Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners have for hundreds of years, revered it’s seemingly magical properties.
Shilajit is chock full of nutrients and most importantly – fulvic and humic acids. Fulvic and humic acids are the result of natural decomposition of plant matter and the components responsible for shilajit’s efficacy.
Shilajit does have some challenges. It has been previously banned in Canada due to it’s heavy metal content and other potential toxins such as mycotoxins. It has also been known to have a smell and taste that is that is undesirable.
AEON fulvic acid supplement is extracted from an exceptionally pure, highly concentrated fulvic acid organic deposit in northern Alberta, Canada. We then use a patented process to purify it and to remove substances like mycotoxins that are present in all forms of shilajit. Mycotoxins are the result of the mold and fungi that aided in that initial decomposition of source plant matter.
It also far more soluble, has no taste and much easier to accurately dose than shilajit. AEON comes in handy single serve packs that dissolves in your favourite beverage without mixing.
AEON also contains 100% purified and filtererd fulvic acid and humic acid. Shilajit typically only contains 0.96%-6% humic and fulivc acids.
Fulivic acid has many scientifically validated benefits and these 12 are the
most commonly referred to:
- Increases energy and reduces fatigue
- Strengthens immunity
- Increases cognitive function and decreases the risk of age-related cognitive diseases
- Increases nutrient and supplement absorption
- May help with high blood sugar, diabetes and obesity
- Lowers free-radical damage and acts as a powerful antioxidant
- Supports a healthy gut and microbiome
- Improves muscle function and increases testosterone
- Naturally detoxifies and chelates heavy metals
- Helps to decrease inflammation
- May slow down aging and increase longevity
- Protects and repairs skin
Fulvic acid has a multitude of benefits for your body. It acts as a natural adaptogen where it brings your body’s systems in to harmony. Science calls this process homeostasis.
Fulvic acid is completely safe for human consumption and has been used for
centuries in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine in various forms such as shilajit for health benefits. It is used in many medical fields and has been
the subject of hundreds of scientific trials. Be sure to use food grade or higher
to ensure safety and efficacy.
Daily consumption of fulvic acid is recommended for the best benefits.
Fulvic acid is a potent nutrient transporter and when taken together with other supplements, can help shuttle nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids into your cells where they are needed most.
Shilajit is an Ayurvedic remedy used for centuries that is derived from ancient decomposed organic materials. Most shilajit products contain less than 8% of fulvic acid with most around 1-2% fulvic acid. Science has demonstrated that fulvic acid is shilajit’s active ingredient and why it works.
The best way to take fulvic acid is first thing in the morning mixed in clean non-chlorinated water before any coffee or foods.
Fulvic acid can be taken any time of the day, but is most effective when taken on an empty stomach before or between meals.
Fulvic acid is best taken at least once daily. For more acute issues, it can be taken several times a day.
We always recommend you consult with your health care professionals first before undertaking ANY form of supplementation including AEON. Fulvic acid has been used for thousands of years safely in the crude from of shilajit by pregnant women. In modern times it has been recommended by many naturopaths and integrative medicine doctors during pregnancy, but there is not enough evidence to make a conclusive statement either way at this time.
SKIN & BEAUTY
Fulvic acid delivers nutrients into and out of the cell and benefits at every stage of cell regeneration. In terms of skincare, blackheads, pimples, dry skin, and wrinkles all show improvement from fulvic acid.
One of the reasons for this is the high concentration of antioxidants that prevent oxidative damage and free radical stress. This mechanism benefits the skin by reducing inflammation, firming the skin (wrinkle prevention and reduction), reducing scars and helping with fading, and repairing potentially
cancer-causing sun damage.
Fulvic acid protects the collagen and elastin cells in the skin which also prevent wrinkles and keep a bright, smooth, youthful look. Protecting the collagen and elastin also retains strength in the skin, which will make it harder for wrinkles to form.
Fulvic acid helps promote water absorption into the cells. This keeps the cells hydrated. This in turn keeps the cells plump, bright, and hydrated.
This hydration can also help prevent acne. If the skin is dehydrated, sebum
secreting cells are called into action, releasing oils onto the skin. The oils can then clog pores which in turn can create acne and blemishes. This hydration in the skin can prevent excess sebum production.
Another major way fulvic acid helps keep skin bright and beautiful is from the components of the compound itself. Fulvic acid is high in oxygen. This amount of oxygen helps with cell turnover, which can improve acne, dull skin, dry skin, and help prevent and reduce wrinkles.
Fulvic acid contains strong detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent androgenetic alopecia (a strong form of hair loss). In addition it improves nutrient absorption and claims to help deliver keratin to the hair, making individual strands stronger.
Fulvic and humic acid with their ability to transport nutrients into your cells can help control that neurochemical release because your cells more efficiently absorb the nutrient in its system. Your body won’t think it needs any more nutrients thus curbing your appetite naturally. And that can result in actual fat loss without stimulants or synthetics!
Fulvic acid is an increasingly popular supplement in the world of gut health. It has been proven to restore and prevent leaky gut by promoting good bacteria, as well as providing and transporting vital nutrients and minerals to intestinal cells. AEON fulvic acid is abundant in a number of probiotics and includes a single strain IN2 probiotic that does not need refrigeration. Both these components are effective in benefiting your gut and overall health and well-being.