the dirt on fulvic humic acid

The Dirt on Humic Fulvic Acid

Maximize Your Dog’s Immune System With Humic Fulvic Acid

It’s In The Dirt –

What is FULVIC ACID (Humic Acid)?

Humic acid/extract can be extracted from any material containing well-decomposed organic matter – soil, coal, composts, etc. Extraction is by way of treatment of these materials with a solution of sodium hydroxide. This dissolves much of the organic matter present. If we then take this solution and add enough acid to drop its pH to about 2, organic material will begin to flocculate and can be separated from the liquid portion. The flocculated material is humic acid. What remains in solution is fulvic acid.

Soil extract materials, particularly the class of substances known collectively as Humus, humics, humic Acid(s), or humates, have been widely used in a number of applications for many years.

Fulvic acid occurs naturally in plants and soil and can be thought of as the elixer of life because without it, life would not exist. Because the molecular weight of fulvic acid is so low, it can easily transport nutrients in the body. In fact, fulvic acids are able to transport over 60 times their own weight in vitamins and minerals into cells.

Every scientific test of Humic/Fulvic Acid has conclusively proven that it is most effective and efficient if taken on a regular basis to maintain health and as a preventative alternative to modern, less natural remedies.

With new strains and mutations of microbes and viruses constantly popping up around the globe, our pets (as well as our own) immune systems are being challenged like never before and it is important to implement health conscious routines like supplementing with Humic/Fulvic Acid.

The “powers” of Humic Acid

Fulvic acid (Humic acid) consists of an immense arsenal and array of naturally occurring phytochemicals, biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, super oxide dismutases, minerals, nutrients, enzymes, hormones, amino acids, that have natural properties that stimulate “friendly” microbial activity to weaken and destroy “bad” bacteria and viruses and fungus. Farmers have known for many years that feeding humic acid literally heals cows of mastitis, makes manure odorless, makes animals more docile, helps pigs, chickens, etc. be productive and reduce the need for antibiotics.

Maximize Your Dog’s Immune System with Humic Fulvic Acid

Humic Acid has been found to assist the body in manufacturing the glycoproteins that balance and regulate the various components of the immune system!

Humic substances regulate the immune system cells and prevents either the T or Killer cells from becoming out of balance. Excessive killer cells can attack bone and joints causing arthritis. Humates cause the immune system to recognize its own dead cells thereby reducing infection. Baylor Medical School is currently researching humates both topically applied and internally dosed for burn victims to reduce infections. Russian scientists are using the same principle for the treatment of radiation sickness.

Natural Anti-Viral 

Fulvic/Humic acid “binds so strongly to viruses that it can actually displace them from a cell surface. In vitro studies have shown, for example, that if you allow herpes simplex viruses to attach to host cells and then add humic acid to the solution, it will displace viruses from infected cell surfaces. That is, humic acid has a greater affinity for the virus than the virus does for the host cell. Thus, humic acid can actually displace a virus even after it has attached itself to the surface of a cell. Humic Acid is first a preventative, because it interferes with a virus’ ability to attach to a host cell, penetrate the host cell, and reproduce itself. Scientific studies have demonstrated that if a host cell is penetrated before the introduction of the Humic Acid, the viral reproductive process within the host cell is not halted.” –

Life Sustaining Minerals

To the workings of living cells, Humic acid restores electrical balance to damaged cells, is vital in bringing substantial amounts of nutrients and minerals into water solution and delivering their living energies to the cells. Humic/Fulvic acids greatly enhance the bio availability of important trace minerals and regenerate and prolong the residence time of essential nutrients in the cells as well as modify the damage or toxic compounds such as heavy metals and free radicals.

Detoxifying Properties

Just as fulvic acid carries life-sustaining minerals to the body,it also captures and naturally nutralizes toxins and  toxic metals from the body. Fulvic acid, a component of humate, is a strong chelator. It is unique in its
chelating ability. Life sustaining minerals, when chelated by fulvic, are placed in a chemical state (phyto-state) such that they are readily absorbed by the cell or organism. Toxic heavy metals are also chelated but placed in a chemical state that is difficult for cellular absorption.

Detoxification takes place within first three to four days of usage. It has been reported in both humans and animals to eliminate food poisoning within minutes and loosens the bowels due to detoxification for about three or four days after starting to ingest it and then stools return to normal.

Virus Cancer Connection and Humic/Fulvic Acid

The relationship of viruses to cancer is not too surprising, considering the mounting evidence that shows that there is a missing link in our food chain that is allowing viruses to run rampant in their attack on humans, animals, and even our food crops. What may surprise you most is that drug companies have sponsored extensive secret studies for the purpose of profiting from this dire situation, when in fact inexpensive and effective natural solutions exist.

Many medical studies show that humic substances, especially humic acids, have the power to protect against cancer AND the related cancer causing viruses.  Studies often show reversal of deadly cancers and tumors using special humic substance therapies.

The Whole Dog recommends : Fulvic Ionic Minerals

All Natural,Water Extracted Fulvic Ionic Minerals are known worldwide as the purest source on Planet Earth! It contains Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid, 77 Trace Minerals in their optimal Ionic form, Electrolytes and Amino Acids, and is a multi-directional Antioxidant. Alkaline the body, break the bonds of inorganic matter then transform them into organic matter and remove them from the body, break down salt acids surrounding cell membranes to make them more permeable, transport nutrients into cells and transport toxins out of cells

While this product is currently being sold for humans it is being used for pets as well with wonderful results!

One quick note: if you use too much humic acid (more than 0.5% w/w in your pet’s food), they may experience diarrhea for the first few days – do not be alarmed, this usually has to do with detoxification as mentioned above. But after that the stools should become normal again.

Discover the Research for Yourself:
In-vivo and In-vitro mutagenicity studies on natural humic acid (HA). Bernacchi, F.; Ponzanelli, I.; Barale, R.; Bertelli, F. Conference Paper 37 Riunione scientifica, October 1991, Alghero, Italy. ATTI-A ssociazione Genetica Italiana, 1991, Vol. 37, Pages 49-50.

The use of a processed humic acid product as a feed supplement in dairy production in the Netherlands. Thomassen, B. P. H.; Faust, R. H. Conference Paper IFOAM; IFOAM 2000, the world grows organic international scientific conference,August 2000, Basle. Page 339

Humic acid induced growth retardation in a sertoli cell line, TM4 Chen, Y. J.; Lin-Chao, S.; Huang, T. S.; Yan, M. L.;Lu, F. J. Life Sci, 2001; Vol. 69; Issue 11; Pages 1269-1284.

Effect of sodium humate on animals irradiated with lethal doses. Pukhova, G. G.; Druzhina, H. A.; Stepchenko, L. M.;Chebotarev, E. E. Radiobiologiia, 1987; Vol. 27; Issue 5; Pages 650-653.

Results of an oriented clinical trial of ammonium humate for the local treatment of herpes virus hominis (HVH) infections.Schiller, F.; Klocking, R.; Wutzler, P.; Farber, I.Dermatoi Monatsschr, 1979; Vol. 165; Issue 7; Pages 505-509.

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While I will continue to provide educational articles and information for you, most of these are general in nature. Therefore, I encourage you set up an appointment for a consultation with me to tailor a program specifically for your pet’s needs. This is particularly imperative in pets with complicated health issues, or if you’ve done a lot of outside reading and have conflicting information. A consultation includes a personalized diet and holistic lifestyle suggestions that are custom-tailored to your own pet’s individual and personal needs


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Updated 2020

The information offered on this website and in Dr. Jeannie’s consultations is intended to provide general guidance, suggest additional options to think about, and other areas to explore, based on your dog’s condition. Nothing on the web site or during a regular consultation constitutes traditional allopathic veterinary advice

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any virus related disease.



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