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WHAT IS FULVIC
& HUMIC WATER
?

Fulvic water and humic water may refer to the presence of fulvic acid (FA) and humic acid (HA) in rivers, creeks, lakes, and springs, or to commercially made bottled water which contains fulvic and humic additives. Fulvic and humic acids are naturally occurring, the by-product of decaying organic matter. Both are found in plants in trace amounts. Shilajit, a pitch-like substance found in mountainous regions, is rich in fulvic and humic acids. Shilajit has been used in traditional Indian medicine for several thousand years and is still used in Northern India today.

Both fulvic and humic acid contain minerals. Fulvic acid is comprised of over 70 minerals, most are ionic minerals, including amino acids, phytochemicals, and vitamins. An ionic mineral is a mineral with a positive or negative electrical charge. Ionic minerals are soluble in water and are said to facilitate the absorption of other nutrients.

Read about fulvic acid, humic acid and ionic minerals in the study “Characterization of Fulvic Acid Beverages by Mineral Profile and Antioxidant Capacity”.

Water containing FA and HA are known by many different names, including:

  • Black water
  • Trace mineral water
  • Mineralized fulvic and humic spring water
  • Ionic mineral water

Bottled water containing FA and HA frequently contains other minerals or vitamin additives.

WHO DRINKS WATER INFUSED WITH FULVIC OR HUMIC ACIDS?

Water enhanced with FA and HA is popular with health conscious people who understand the importance of hydration, may not trust tap water, and want the benefit of essential micronutrients. Some mineral waters are also alkaline (high pH). There are many studies that suggest alkaline water may have numerous health benefits.

What is a Functional Beverage?

Learn about functional beverages. There are many types of functional beverages, such as meal replacement or protein drinks, energy drinks, post-exercise recovery drinks (“ades”), and enhanced spring water (mineral water, black water, ionic mineral water).

What is Fulvic and Humic Acid?

Fulvic and humic acid are found in soil, peat, and beds of rivers, creeks, and lakes. It is comprised of nutrient-rich decayed organic matter.

What are Trace Minerals?

Trace minerals are present in plants and water. They are micronutrients. Though we only need small amounts of trace minerals in our diet, they are important to many bodily functions and general health.

Is Fulvic Acid Good for You?

Read about the purported health benefits and studies of fulvic acid. Research on fulvic acid suggest that it holds much promise in the management and prevention of several diseases.

Is Humic Acid Good for You?

Humic acid is thought to boost immunity, protect from viral infection, Read about the purported health benefits and studies of humic acid.

ANCIENT WISDOM THROUGH THE AGES

<400-700 CE

CENTRAL ASIA

Shilajit, an organic mineral that contains humic and fulvic acid*, is first used by traditional Ayurvedic medicine practitioners.

*Acid refers to the type of organic compound these ingredients are and how they behave chemically. It’s not an expression of their pH level.

1786

EUROPE

Process of humification is discovered, a key component in understanding how fulvic and humic acids are made.

2010-2014

POLAND, CHILE AND HUNGARY

Emerging research indicate the correlation between fulvic acid and benefits such as gut health, immune function and cognitive performance.

2015

CANADA

After a 4-year process, Trace Beverages is granted two Natural Product Numbers (NPN) from Health Canada, verifying the functional benefits of fulvic and humic
acid.

DOESN’T ALL WATER CONTAIN FULVIC AND HUMIC MINERALS?

Tap water (which is treated) and most bottled mineral water do not contain fulvic and humic minerals, though other beneficial minerals are present. Bottled mineral waters that contain fulvic and humic acid go by many different names: black water, spring water with ionic minerals, mineralized spring water. The water is black or dark in colour – not clear like mineral spring water.
Mineral water is usually made from spring water, so contains other essential minerals.