Can Fulvic Acid Treat or Prevent Coronavirus?
As leaders in the production of Fulvic Acid supplements, we are frequently asked by people if Fulvic Acid (a known antiviral substance) can also treat or prevent coronavirus (Covid-19). The short answer to that important question is that – at this point in time – we don’t know; and in fact scientists do not yet know what does treat the novel coronavirus.
The long answer, however, is that many scientific studies – including research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – have shown that Humic / Fulvic acid, when consumed before some viruses invade the body, can be highly effective in preventing certain other diseases.
This article makes no claims as to whether Humic Acid and/or Fulvic Acid can prevent or arrest illness from the coronavirus (Covid-19). However, we would like to share the promising research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has concluded that Humic acid is a highly effective general antiviral.
How Scientists Believe Humic / Fulvic Acid Fight Viruses
Scientific studies have shown that if a host cell is penetrated by a virus before the introduction of the Humic / Fulvic Acid, the virus will continue to reproduce. But, once the virus reproduces and releases new viruses into the bloodstream the presence of Humic / Fulvic Acid can prevent the new generation of viruses from attaching to additional new host cells.
Research shows that humic acid, of which fulvic acid forms part, binds so strongly to viruses that it can actually displace them from a cell surface. In vitro studies have shown, for example, that if you allow herpes simplex viruses to attach to host cells and then add humic acid to the solution, it will displace viruses from infected cell surfaces. That is, humic acid has a greater affinity for the virus than the virus does for the host cell. Thus, humic acid can actually displace a virus even after it has attached itself to the surface of a cell.
It is important to note that these studies were not conducted on the coronavirus specifically – since this strain of virus (Covid-19) has only recently surfaced. However, many people are already asking us if Humic / Fulvic Acid may also be effective in quelling the reproduction of the coronavirus in the body, since it has proven general antiviral properties.
NIH Study on Humates as an Antiviral
Almost twenty years ago the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was already studying the antiviral properties of Humic / Fulvic acid. And in 2002 the NIH published a report entitled “Broad Spectrum Antiviral Effectiveness of Humates”.
This NIH study centered on Humic acid’s antiviral properties for preventing viral diseases such as influenza, herpes, chicken pox, mononucleosis, Ebola virus and Hanta virus. The published results of the National Institutes of Health study revealed that Humic acid was effective in preventing disease when taken before a virus invaded the body.
Subsequent tests were performed on multiple other virus types (but not the coronavirus) all of which further confirmed that Humic acid offers broad antiviral protection. (CLICK HERE to read more about this research).
There are many similarities between the Covid-19 virus and the Ebola virus (EBV) and Hantavirus – including risk of severe respiratory distress – although they are not the same virus. So we cannot state if the same antiviral effects of Fulvic acid proven in the NIH study will be effective against coronavirus, as well.
Fulvic / Humic Acid – The 100% Natural, Nontoxic Antiviral
In addition to having proven antiviral properties, these same tests showed that Humic acid bound itself to human cells but was not itself toxic – and that the Humic / Fulvic acid did not inhibit or interfere with the body’s normal cell development or reproduction.
In other words, unlike harsh antiviral medications, Humic / Fulvic acid does not have any “contraindications” or harmful and dangerous side-effects. This does not mean that humates are a substitute for medications prescribed by your treating physician. (Never discontinue a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor.) But it does mean that Humic / Fulvic acid can be safely taken for its antiviral properties by almost any man, woman or child.
Fulvic acid is 100% natural and organic and is derived from plant matter that was naturally composted over millions of years, resulting in the purest most concentrated form of organic matter referred to as humates. Often called “the miracle molecule” Fulvic acid contains the micronutrients and minerals the body needs to maintain health – and nothing else. Not a single medical study has ever shown any risk, side-effects or complications from taking Fulvic acid as a supplement.
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While we can make no claims about Fulvic Acid’s specific effects on coronavirus infection, scientific studies have proven its well-documented antiviral properties. Readers are encouraged to discuss the benefits of Fulvic acid, and any other supplements they are taking, with their personal health care providers – so that they can draw their own conclusions as to what is best for them.
Since there are no known risks – and many documented health benefits – perhaps you too will consider Fulvic acid as part of your routine for living a healthy life during these challenging times.