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The following research is provided in support of the noted benefits of fulvic. If the summaries here ignite your curiosity feel free to click on the links provided to access the full script or, where the paper is not freely available, the option to purchase a copy.

Antioxidant activity of fulvic acid: A living matter-derived bioactive compound

The scavenging properties of fulvic acid, in comparison to reference compounds, was investigated. Fulvic acid was found to scavenge a range of free radicals in a concentration-dependent way. The study concluded that fulvic acid was a good candidate for use ‘as an accessible source of natural antioxidants’. 

-        Rodriguez, NC, Urrutia, EC, Gertrudis, BH, Chaverri, JP and Mejia, GB, 2011, Antioxidant activity of fulvic acid: A living matter-derived bioactive compound, Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 9 (3&4), 123-127.  

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Inhibition effects of fulvic acids of different origins on the production of superoxide anion radical

The interaction between fulvic acids derived from different sources and the superoxide anion radical O2 was studied. O2 concentration decreased in the presence of all fulvic acids. Several possible processes associated with this observation were proposed including fulvic acid scavenges O2, binds it into its structure, or scavenges other radicals which can transform to O2. In any case, results demonstrated the ability of fulvic acid to interrupt the chain reaction of oxygenated free radicals. 

-       Wang, C, Liu, Y, Wang, Z and Peng, A, 1998, Inhibition effects of fulvic acids of different origins on the production of superoxide anion radical, Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 66, 171-179

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Reactive oxygen species scavenging ability of a new compound derived from weathered coal

The scavenging activity of three fulvic acids towards the reactive oxygen species (ROS) superoxide radical (O2) and hydroxyl radical (OH) was studied. All fulvic acids displayed scavenging activity towards the ROS while some also demonstrated pro-oxidant activity; reducing metal ions which can cause free radical generation. Fulvic acid was concluded to have both free radical reducing and metal-chelating activity.

-       Ueda, J, Ikota, N, Shinozuka, T and Yamaguchi, T, 2004, Reactive oxygen species scavenging ability of a new compound derived from weathered coal, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 60, 2487-2492

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Antilipid peroxidative property of Shilajit

This study investigated the effect of Shilajit on lipid peroxidation (the oxidative degradation of lipids which results in cell damage) and antioxidant glutathione content in rat liver homogenate. Shilajit inhibited lipid peroxidation in a dose dependent manner, and significantly reduced the rate of decline of glutathione, highlighting the antioxidant potential of Shilajit. 

-       Tripathi, YB, Shukla, S, Chaurasia, S and Chaturvedi, 1996, Antilipid peroxidative property of Shilajit, 10, 269-270

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