To Your Health
July, 2008 (Vol. 02, Issue 07)
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How do we get these complexes back into the soil, and what can we do in the meantime to replenish the organic trace minerals in our bodies? A piece of the answer to both questions lies in a substance called fulvic acid.

Fulvic acid (not to be confused with folic acid) is the end result of repetitive plant decomposition, and is the first biological step in changing inorganic trace minerals into organically complexed, soluble trace minerals that can be used by both plants and animals.

Fulvic acid is produced as plant matter decays over long periods of time and utilized in trace amounts by microorganisms in the soil. The process takes hundreds of years and can't be duplicated in the laboratory. Fulvic acid has an extremely small (ultra-chelated), low molecular weight that might beneficially modify many essential biochemical, electrochemical and metabolic processes, and yet, the greater scientific community still is largely unaware of its role.

Further research might show that fulvic acid can be used to resuscitate some of our soil and possibly our food sources and bodies. Until this can be accomplished, high-quality supplements remain our best defense against food devoid of life-sustaining, organically complexed minerals and nutrients.

Richard Drucker, ND, is a licensed naturopath who has been performing concentrated research and work in the natural health and nutraceutical fields for more than 20 years. He is the CEO of Drucker Labs (