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Fulvic Acid Extracts - Ancient, modern medicine

If you haven't heard of fulvic acid extracts yet then pay close attention. Fulvic acid is an extremely powerful rejuvenating substance. It is extracted from humic substances (aka humus, no not the chickpea spread) which are organic compounds that make up a large portion of soil, peat, and coal. Fulvic acid extracts are packed full of over 70 naturally occurring, plant-derived trace minerals and 12 amino acids that are essential building blocks for life. The molecules are nano-sized, meaning they are small enough to penetrate into all cells of the body, making them one of the few ways to deliver essential nutrients deep into the body's tissues. Furthermore, the structure of fulvic acid that allows it to carry all of these nutrients also allows it to pick up toxins in these tissues. This makes fulvic extracts an invaluable tool for detoxification of all parts of the body, including hard to reach areas like the brain!

I have been so impressed by the results I have seen when putting patients on fulvic acid extracts that I now use these exclusively as my toxin binders in detoxification protocols. In my patient base I have seen a big increase in reports of:

  • Better energy

  • Clearer mind and improved ability to think

  • Improved memory

  • Improved digestion

  • Less pain

  • Decreased allergies and eczema

  • Improved mood (less depression and anxiety)

  • Fewer colds and viral infections

  • Improved skin tone

I titled this article ancient, modern medicine because Fulvic acids have been used for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. Indians call it rasayana (rejuvenator) and have traditionally used it in the form of Shilajit (a substance that contains high levels of fuvic acids). Historically this substances has been known to balance the immune system, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and slow the aging processes. In the USA we are only starting to catch up with the use of these substances, which makes them seem like a new, modern miracle.

Regardless of what condition you are struggling with this is the kind of super nutrient compound you want on your side. When taken internally it will help you restore the function of tissues and cells throughout the body by supplying the building blocks and removing the toxins that are damaging the body. It can also be used topically to heal eczema.

Fulvic acids used to be something we got in our diets regularly, from the fertile soil that ended up on our food and eating plants grown in fertile soil. Today, our farming practices have largely destroyed the quality of soil and we tend to wash every speck of dirt off of our produce. As a result, we really aren't getting these important nutrients in our diet regularly. This is part of why we are having an epidemic of mineral deficiencies and why I believe supplementing with fulvic extracts is an essential part of anyone's healing journey.

My favorite reason to use fulvic acid supplementation is due to its protective and healing effects on the brain. They have even been shown to inhibit the formation of tau protein, as well as help untangle existing tau protein! This is an essential part of protecting oneself from and reversing Alzheimer's disease!

At the date of writing this article, my favorite fulvic acid extracts are from a company called CellCore Biosciences. They actually make a number of proprietary fulvic acid extracts, but the one that is useful for just about anyone is called BioActive Carbon Minerals. Their extracts come from the peat of pristine lake beds (not from coal), are free from any heavy metals, are extracted with distilled water, are free of preservatives, and are packed in glass bottles (so they don't leach plastics into the product). This is the product I actually use for myself on a daily basis. If you would like to try out this product you can simply go to and create an account. You will need a practitioner code to access the products and you are free to use mine: DLZJAGP3

I recommend trying it for 3 months to realize the full benefits, but you will likely start noticing a difference within a couple weeks!

Here is a complete list of the substances within Fulvic acid:

Major components: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

Minerals: Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Calcium, Carbon, Cerium, Cesium, Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Fluorine, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Indium, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulfur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thulium, Thorium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium.

Amino Acids: Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Serinine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.

Other constituents: polyphenols and flavonoids

~Dr. Schull

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