Updated 10/8/23; Originally posted 2/16/22
Everyone knows that your body needs minerals and vitamins but what are fulvic and humic minerals?! For me, they are an important way to keep my body functioning like a brand new and superbly tuned engine. They provide the tiny amounts of important elements that I am not getting from my diet, even though I eat fabulous organic, local food. They encourage my body to cleanse itself from the inside out of harmful chemicals that my own body makes and that I am exposed to daily in this industrial, pharmaceutical, and technological age we share.
Read on for an explanation of what humic and fulvic minerals are, how they differ from each other, and how they can help you avoid disease, live longer, and feel better not older!
Table of Contents:
- Where to Buy Fulvic and Humic Minerals
- What are Humic and Fulvic Minerals
- Are Humic and Fulvic Minerals Electrolytes?
- Benefits of Fulvic Mineral Complexes
- Benefits of Humic Mineral Complexes
- Importance of Exposure to Soil Bacteria
- How to Take Fulvic and Humic Minerals
Where to Buy Fulvic and Humic Minerals
Because of my experience with fulvic and humic minerals, I offer them for sale at my wellness center in La Plata, MD.
- Bottles of BEAM Minerals are available for purchase in the lobby of Zen and Vitality for existing and new clients.
- You can purchase bottles of BEAM humic and fulvic minerals online using my affiliate link for home delivery.
- When you become a wellness studio client, you can opt into a Detox Package including Infrared Sauna sessions, BEAM fulvic and humic minerals, Red/Infrared Light Therapy sessions, yummy algae, and Ionic Detox Footbath sessions!
What are Humic and Fulvic Minerals?
Fulvic and humic minerals are trace mineral sources that are incredibly bioavailable to your cells. They are plant based arrays of complex mineral structures that come directly from decayed plants and the soil they grew in. They are the result of soil microbes breaking down the cells of plants and releasing their processed mineral structures that your cells will soak up with pleasure.
Fulvic and humic minerals provide the trace minerals that your cells need (tiny amounts) rather than the macro minerals that you need in higher quantities (like calcium and magnesium). Because they are from plants that lived millions of years ago, they do not provide toxic materials that humans have put into the air, soil, and water during the industrial and technological age that we live in.
Think of it this way: fulvic and humic minerals contain the essence of healthy, live plants with no work required by your body to digest and pick out those important mineral complexes.
Are Humic and Fulvic Minerals Electrolytes?
They are! In fact, they are electrolytes in a chemical form that goes quickly and directly into your bloodstream and can be used immediately by your cells – no waiting necessary. Standard mineral supplement pills or electrolyte powder blends need to be broken down into their little bits – trace minerals – in order to be used by your cells. This digestion process takes time, energy, materials, and is sometimes fraught with challenge.
Fulvic and humic complexes contain over 70 different minerals that modern day foods often do not have due to depleted soils from conventional farming techniques.
Fulvic and humic minerals are special because they have the full spectrum of minerals that humans need and they increase your absorption of the rock star minerals like calcium, zinc, and the others that you need in large amounts.
The high mineral availability of fulvic and humic complexes work so well that you might soon find you don’t need as much coconut water, electrolyte powder, or gatorade. You will still need salty minerals like sodium and potassium that you can get from LMNT salt or your other favorite supplement. You will still need your magnesium too (I love Neuro-Mag)! Fulvic and humic minerals could make all the difference in your endeavor to heal and stay healthy!
9 Benefits of Fulvic Mineral Complexes
Fulvic mineral complexes are tiny structures that easily travel through your cell walls to work their magic inside your cells. They boost your ability to assimilate the nutrients you eat, drink, and supplement into every cell.
Fulvic complexes are like taxis that run between your blood and your cells. They transport nutrients from the blood into the cell and toxins out of the cell and into the bloodstream so the cell is cleaner, healthier, and can work better. Fulvic minerals are actually huge taxis because they can carry up to 60 times their weight of nutrients into a cell and up to 60 times their weight of toxins out of the cell. Wow!
What can you expect from adding fulvic minerals to your wellness routine?
- Less sugar cravings
- More energy
- Higher metabolism
- Better use of antioxidants for cellular health
- Lower inflammation which leads to lower aches and pains
- Higher absorption of fatty acids, probiotics, and phytonutrients
- Greater immune function
- Calmer nervous system
- Faster progress on your cellular detox goals
This yellow tinged liquid (for optimal bioavailability) should have a mild, pleasant flavor if any taste at all – like spring water is ideal. If yours tastes yucky and you have to chase it with something yummy, your brand of fulvic minerals is not very bioavailable! Fulvic mineral complexes have the fascinating ability to change their ionic charge from positive to negative which means they can help change the acid/alkaline levels around them. Magical!
8 Benefits of Humic Mineral Complexes
Humic mineral complexes are large structures that overwhelm the size of a single cell. They are so big that they can not fit through the holes in your capillaries! They support your cellular health from inside your blood vessels.
Humic mineral complexes are like trash barges floating in the river of your blood. The complexes efficiently move cellular waste products to your detox organs so they can get the trash out of your body. Activated charcoal is a great way to bind toxins in the gut; humic minerals do the same thing for the blood.
What can you expect from adding humic mineral complexes to your wellness routine?
- Easier digestion
- More restful sleep
- Easier pooping – an essential detox method!
- Less aches and pains
- Less muscle cramping
- Higher heavy metal detox in brain and fat cells
- Improved mood and cognition
- Better hormonal balance
This liquid formulation (for optimal bioavailability) is rich brown in honor of the soil it came from. Its taste is mild and earthy and should definitely be pleasant. Humic minerals blend well into your morning coffee, dilute your first glass of water of the day, or go down easy as a shot.
Importance of Exposure to Soil Bacteria
If you grow food in your own organic garden, you have plenty of exposure to the beneficial bacteria in your garden soil – particularly if you have to clean under your nails when you are done! For nutrient dense plants, you might add humic and fulvic acids to your soil. These acids are created with a different chemical process than the humic and fulvic mineral complexes that I take for my human cells.
Children develop a healthy microbiome when they play outside and dig in the garden. Adults need the same in order to maintain their health!
If you do not have the time, energy, or green thumb to grow your own garden, fulvic and humic minerals combined with eating fresh, locally grown organic foods give you the nutritional benefits of soil bacteria in your are and from times of old.
How to Take Fulvic and Humic Minerals
Fulvic and humic mineral complexes are gentle and easily absorbed on their own. You can take them on an empty stomach or with food, in the morning or the evening, during a fast or as you feast (occasionally!). Mix them into your morning coffee or just enjoy a shot of nutrition!
Be sure you avoid chlorine – particularly in your drinking water (hello city water!) since the chlorine will break down the beautiful compounds in your fulvic and humic mineral complexes and thereby waste your money. Use a filtered and unchlorinated water for your own health and that of your mineral complexes!
As you add these to your wellness routine, you make no other changes. As you keep with it (past the first week if daily use), you will find your body’s need for your other electrolytes and mineral supplements diminishing.
If you are exercising heavy or starting to feel “off” – take a bit extra.
Remember that your body uses these trace minerals all the time and you will be experimenting to figure out what the optimal intake level is for you. Sometimes you will want more, sometimes less. Some people feel the boost immediately, others take a few weeks to notice the changes to their aches, energy, and brain function.
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