Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid is a humic substance. It is a product of decomposition and formed through geochemical and biological reactions, such as the breakdown of food in a compost heap. It can be extracted from compost, soil, and other substances to be processed into a supplement.

The percentage of Fulvic Acid in Shilajit is particularly high, researchers believe fulvic acid to be responsible for many of Shilajit’s medicinal properties. 

Dr. Andy Kahn MD  writes in his report titled “What is Shilajit?” saying, “The fulvic acid in shilajit is in its most natural and pure form. Fulvic acid is required to dilate the cell walls and transport the minerals deep into the cells.” Fulvic acid allows the 85+ minerals from shilajit to enter into the cells of the body rapidly and can effectively prolong cell life and keep it healthy for a prolonged time. 

Both fulvic acid and shilajit can be taken as supplements. While fulvic acid is typically produced in liquid or capsule form and combined with other minerals like magnesium and amino acids, shilajit is best sold in it's purest form as resin, that can be added to food and beverages. Research indicates shilajit to be less nutrient rich when extracted into powder and is strongly advised to be consumed in resin form.

Follow the links below to the supporting research.