Farming practices, as we know them, rely on a very limited number of concentrated chemicals for fertilization of the land. These chemical fertilizers, because they are in no way natural in form, have the effect of destroying the microbes which make fulvic acid in the humus in the soil. The result is that minerals become unavailable to the crops being grown. What minerals are available are quickly taken from the soil. Many farmers do not take the effort to replace these in the soil, as replacement requires resting the fields for up to a year and the ongoing replacement of humus and other materials which result in the return of the beneficial microbes. The result is that we grow food that is not fully mineralized and which does not provide us with all of the minerals we require for optimum metabolism and health.
Without the presence of an adequate amount of fulvic acid and organic mineral complexes, our food grows and sustains us, but does not provide all the minerals and nutrients that should be present. The result is that we become deficient in nutrients and more susceptible to degenerative diseases.
- Fulvic acid is one of the most powerful natural anti-oxidants and free radical scavengers known.
- Fulvic acid is a detoxification agent. Heavy metals and other pollutants are either altered into new usable (bio-available) products or are eliminated as waste by virtue of being transformed into material which the body can manage.
- Fulvic acid enhances and increases the absorption of other compounds such as herbs, vitamins, tinctures, minerals and foods with which it is combined.
- Fulvic acid transports vitamins into the cells and acts as a catalyst in the use of vitamins in the cell.
It is possible that fulvic acid is the single most important substance for life as we know it. Without fulvic acid, no mineral can be safely absorbed into a living plant or animal.
The vast majority of colloidal mineral supplements on the market today consist of metallic mineral colloids. Some manufactures contend that the small size makes it possible for the colloidal mineral to pass through the membrane of a cell wall. While this may be the case, the metal is still a metal mineral which has not been chelated. Hence, colloidal minerals are not organic and are not bio-available.
In our view non-chelated colloidal minerals are not as safe as the naturally chelated minerals we see in our supplements. This is because colloidal minerals are metals and may remain in the body until a potentially harmful concentration has been reached.
The beneficial substances found in humate are predominately carbon, chelated minerals, amino acids, Humic and Fulvic acids. Perhaps the most important humic substance is Fulvic acid, the beneficial properties of which have been documented by a number of universities and scientist around the world.
Fulvic acid can be used to chelate minerals by placing the two together in appropriate amounts. The chelation process does not need to take place in the soil or in a plant, but can occur in our stomachs just as effectively. They then form bio-available organic mineral complexes which are immediately available to us. Morningstar Minerals products are all natural and chelation occurs naturally by the dissolving of colloidal metallic minerals in fulvic mineral solution.