Deep Earth Minerals’ formulations have been refined over several years of dedicated studies explored by its parent company, Sharpa Ventures. Below is a summary of effects found by experimentation and peer-reviewed research. While we recognize our supplements’ profound results, we cannot guarantee specific effects or that these products will work for you. We fully recommend speaking with your doctor on the topic of Humic & Fulvic Acids, trace minerals and other listed contents, and how they will personally affect YOU before use.
Humic Acid Research Summary
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Free Radical Scavenging
Humic acid has been scientifically shown to be a free radical scavenger. Free radicals are “broken” molecules that are off-balanced from the standpoint of having too many electrons on them. They are dangerous to healthy, living cells. Free radicals can interfere with our DNA, causing all sorts of degenerative and ill effects.
Humic acid is a potent chelator as well. A chelator is a molecule that binds metals, including toxic heavy metals. It is able to scavenge for these heavy metals and eliminate them from the body. It seems to increase the permeability of cell walls, allowing for easier transfer of nutrient metals. Research indicates that humic acid can bind to essential metals as well; it can provide nutrients to living things growing in the soil. By binding to healthy metals, humic acid can aid in their absorption in the body.
Humic acid may have anti-inflammatory properties. While its full effect is not understood, it has been shown to diminish cervical inflammation in some subjects with cervicitis.
In the years before we depleted our growing soil, humic acid was a natural part of the food chain. Without it, we’re missing something that seems to have healthful benefits against infection, heavy metal toxicity and dangerous free radicals.
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