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Fulvic Acid Food Supplements
The primary food / dietary supplement that is believed should be the first consideration for many is fulvic acid.

As most people have not heard of this 100% natural compound before, we aim to answer in as simple terms as possible:

What is Fulvic Acid?

  1. Fulvic acid is derived from ancient decayed plant materials dating back hundreds of millions of years. Fulvic acid is a part of the humic structure in rich composting soil. It is an acid created in extremely small amounts by the action of millions of beneficial microbes, working on decaying plant matter in a soil environment with adequate oxygen.
  2. Fulvic acid is a very small molecule that delivers over 60 times its own weight of nutrients (that include vitamins and minerals) into each of our cells.
  3. Fulvic acid increases the overall absorption in to and retention by cells of the nutrients present in both foods and supplements.
  4. Fulvic acid acts as both a 'giver' of nutrients to cells and a 'taker' of waste from cells.
  5. Behaving as a 'giver', fulvic acid is a nutrient carrier and naturally delivers nutrients into our cells. Cells require nutrients to create energy for our bodies to function and for cell construction and maintenance.
  6. Fulvic acid is also naturally combined with the earth’s most potent nutrients.
  7. Behaving as a 'taker', fulvic acid is the world’s best known free radical scavenger. Fulvic acid cleanses the cells of damaging free radicals.
  8. Behaving as a 'taker', fulvic acid cleanses the body’s cells of the salt acids that surround and harden cell walls, improving cell permeability.
  9. Fulvic acid improves the condition of every cell in the body, improving the overall health and functioning of all cells and our body.
  10. Fulvic acid is the world’s best known electrolyte. It acts like mini batteries supplying electrons to our cells.

What Does Fulvic Acid Do?

The primary role of fulvic acid to life is to deliver vitamins, minerals and nutrients through the cell wall to the inside of the cell and remove cell waste products from the cell. Fulvic acid plays this role in the cell function of humans, animals and plants.

Thus fulvic acid should often be the first food / dietary supplement to investigate before considering vitamin, mineral and nutrient deficiencies, as a deficiency in fulvic acid will reduce the amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients transported into cells, even if they are plentiful within the diet.

To simply demonstrate the effect of fulvic acid on plant cells, we placed a tea-bag in each of two glasses of cold still spring water, with one glass having just a few drops of our fulvic acid added. The fulvic acid not only accelerates the extraction of the nutrients from the tea-bag, but extracts far more that the 'control' glass. In the opinion of many, the tea brewed using fulvic acid and cold water tastes preferable to a brew using only hot water. It creates a delightfully aromatic and flavoursome cold tea drink full of the extracts that we normally attempt to get using hot water to break down the tea leaf cell walls.

Do take just a few minutes to look at our video here to see the impact fulvic acid has on the extraction of the tea, an experiment anyone can easily repeat at home...

The Fulvic Acid Supplement Choices

There are just 2 first4minerals fulvic acids products to decide between for us humans. Both are in liquid suspension and are premium products in high quality glass bottles:
  1. Life Elixir Fulvic Acid Alkaline - For the more physically active (including sports persons), or those wishing to cleanse their cells for other reasons (e.g. remnants of historical medication).
  2. Life Elixir Fulvic Acid - For people who wish to deliver vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are bound in with the fulvic acid into the cells in addition to fulvic acid's general cell cleansing function.

When we say our fulvic acids are optimal, first4minerals back this up with independent laboratory test results that prove our fulvic acids products have the highest concentration of all the main market leaders.

Who Should Be Cautious To Take Fulvic Acid?

Although fulvic acid is a 100% natural product, it is still advised that certain people should be cautious to take fulvic acid due to its role of increasing the delivery of not only vitamins, minerals and nutrients into cells, but all kinds of substances:
  1. Persons on medication are advised to consult their medical practioners about the interaction of fulvic acid with their medication, as it can deliver enhanced levels of medication to the cells.
  2. Fulvic acid can increase the effect of alcohol on the body's cells. Thus persons driving vehicles, operating machinery or undertaking an activity where alcohol consumption is advised to be moderated or restricted, should be extra cautious about the quantity of alcohol intake.

Definitions of Technical Terms


An electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water. They are essential for a number of bodily functions. All humans need electrolytes to survive. Many automatic processes in the body rely on a small electric current to function, and electrolytes provide this charge. Electrolytes interact with each other and the cells in the tissues, nerves, and muscles. A balance of different electrolytes is vital for healthy function.


Nutrients are molecules in food that all organisms need to make energy, grow, develop, and reproduce. Nutrients are digested and then broken down into basic parts to be used by the organism. There are two main types of nutrients, macronutrients  and micronutrients. The three main categories of macronutrients include carbohydrate, protein and fat. The two types of micronutrients are vitamins and minerals, and these are extra molecules that cells need to make energy.

Free Radicals:

Generally, free radicals attack the nearest stable molecule, "stealing" its electron. When the "attacked" molecule loses its electron, it becomes a free radical itself, beginning a chain reaction. Once the process is started, it can cascade, finally resulting in the disruption of a living cell.