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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.

Fulvic and humic acids decrease the absorption of cadmium in the rat intestine

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is mainly composed of humic and fulvic acids which have the ability to form complexes with metal ions in solution, affecting the bioavailability of these metals when ingested. This study investigated the influence of DOC on the intestinal absorption of cadmium (Cd) in rats. In deionized water, more than 99% of the Cd was complexed to DOC, resulting in decreased absorption of Cd through the intestinal mucosa. 

-       Glynn, AW, 1995, Fulvic and humic acids decrease the absorption of cadmium in the rat intestine, Arch Toxicology, 70, 28-33

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The favourable effect of humic acid based complex micro-element preparations in cadmium exposure

This study assessed the effect of a humic acid based complex on blood and urine cadmium (Cd) levels and liver, kidney and blood tests, of men working in Cd exposure for a number of years. Results showed that supplementation with the humic complex reduced the absorption of Cd.

-       Hudak, A, Naray, M, Nagy, I, Molnar, M, Gomory, I and Ungvary, G, 1997, The favourable effect of humic acid based complex micro-element preparations in cadmium exposure, Orv Hetil, 138, 22, 1411-1416


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Effect of fulvic and humic acids on performance, immune response and thyroid function in rats

Fulvic and humic acid were assessed for their effect on immune response in rats. Supplementation with both compounds resulted in significant humoral immune support and also elongated it in time. 

-       Vucskits, AV, Hullar, I, Bersenyi, A, Andrasofszky, E, Kulcsar, M and Szabo, J, 2010, Effect of fulvic and humic acids on performance, immune response and thyroid function in rats, Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 94, 721-728

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Effects of shilajit and its active constituents on ‘brain function’ in rats

This study assessed the effect of processed Shilajit (Sh-P), native Shilajit (Sh-N) and a preparation of Shilajit’s active components (ethyl acetate extractives and fulvic acids) on brain function in rats. Sh-P and its active constituents showed significant support for healthy brain function and mood. 

-       Ghosal, S, Lal, J, Jaiswal, AK and Bhatthacharya, SK, 2008, Effects of shilajit and its active constituents on ‘brain function’ in rats, Phytotherapy Research, 7, 1, 29-34. 

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