Studies Prove Humic / Fulvic Acid is an Effective Antiviral:
But Can it Treat Coronavirus (Covid-19)?
The nonprofit scientific organization Clinical Education, which represents the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), published a comprehensive study of the medical research on humic acid’s antiviral properties. After compiling and reviewing hundreds of studies they stated: “Humic Acid may work for most, if not all, viral infections.”
While that is a very broad claim, it is also one that is backed-up by more than three decades of scientific research. As a results of this and other studies, many people are asking us if this means that “humates” (Humic and Fulvic acid) are also effective in preventing or treating the new, novel coronavirus.
Obviously, because the Covid-19 virus only appeared a few months ago, no known scientific studies have yet been conducted that specifically research Humic / Fulvic acid’s effectiveness on Covid-19. For this reason we can make no claims whether Humic / Fulvic acid has potential to battle coronavirus (Covid-19)
Instead, we will look at the myriad other studies researching the antiviral effects of humates on other viruses. And we will try to present these highly technical studies in lay terminology – so you and your health care provider can decide for yourself if Humic / Fulvic acid is something you wish to consider as part of your daily health regimen.
Scientific Studies on Humic / Fulvic Acid as an Antiviral
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a type of flu – albeit a far more deadly one than most. Since we know of no studies on Fulvic acid and coronavirus, let’s start with a study from back in the 1970s that explores the effects of humates on influenza A – as well as other viruses.
In a study entitled “Medical Aspects and Applications of Humic Substances” doctors at the Institute for Antiviral Chemotherapy in Germany reported that Humic substances were effective against both naked and enveloped DNA viruses in studies on the influenza A virus and the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
Numerous other studies have found that Humic / Fulvic acid also effectively battles the Herpes Simplex virus. A 1992 study by Durre and Schindler showed that application of Humic acid significantly reduced or even completely suppressed herpes in mice.
And, a 1996 study published by Schneider et al. on humates and HIV (the virus responsible for AIDS) reported that Humic acid “was found to strongly inhibit HIV-1”.
Most notably, in 2002, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a report centered on Humic acid’s antiviral properties for preventing viral diseases such as influenza, herpes, chicken pox, mononucleosis, Ebola virus and Hanta virus. The government’s National Institutes of Health study concluded that Humic acid was highly effective in preventing disease when taken before certain viruses invaded the body.
How Humic / Fulvic Acid Fights Viruses that are “like” Coronavirus
Remember, we know of no studies that have been conducted on Humic / Fulvic acid’s potential to battle coronavirus (Covid-19). But we do know that all viruses operate in basically the same way: by invading a body’s living cells and rapidly quickly hijacking the cells’ machinery to reproduce itself at exponential rates. As these millions of virus cells reproduce themselves, they take over the body causing disease and death.
And, because viruses are not technically “alive” (like bacteria are) you can’t “kill” them the same way. To fight viruses you have to stop them from reproducing. Antibiotics kill bacteria, but have no effect on viruses like the flu, HIV, herpes or the coronavirus. But antiviral substances can affect the cells in a way that stops viruses from reproducing themselves.
In very basic terms, many viruses “like” Humic / Fulvic acid on a molecular level. So these viruses “binds” to the microscopic humate molecules in places where they might otherwise be binding to the body’s cells – stopping the virus from infiltrating the body’s cells. And if the virus can’t bind to the body’s cells, it can’t hijack its DNA to make more copies of itself.
Think of it this way: if Mr. Virus is already kissing Miss Fulvic, he can’t simultaneously kiss Mrs. Body-Cell … so Mr. Virus can’t infect Mrs. Body-Cell.
More scientifically, this concept was proven in studies in the 1970s through the 1990s and stated this way: “With most viruses, the inhibitory effect of Humic Acid is directed specifically against an early stage of virus replication, namely virus attachment to cells” (Klocking and Sprosig, 1975; Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992)
Can Humic / Fulvic Acid Fight Coronavirus?
So, many people are asking us “if scientists and the government have proven that humates are a highly effective antiviral, can Humic / Fulvic acid help fight coronavirus (Covid-19)?”
The answer is that because the coronavirus is so new we know of no studies on the effectiveness of humates against Covid-19. So, that begs the question: is it safe to try supplements like Nature’s Fulvic during these times of heightened concern about wellness? And the answer to that is absolutely.
Fulvic acid is 100% natural and organic and is derived from plant matter that was naturally composted over millions of years. Often called “the miracle molecule” Fulvic acid contains the micronutrients and minerals that 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. Even further, Fulvic acid has no known adverse reactions when taken with other supplements.
Fulvic Acid – Natural AntiViral Supplements
We cannot make any claims about Fulvic Acid’s specific effects on coronavirus infection. But, in light of the scientifically proven antiviral properties and health benefits of Humic / Fulvic acid, there is no reason not to take Nature’s Fulvic supplements as part of your health regimen.
Since there are no risks – and many documented health benefits – many people are considering Fulvic acid as an essential part of their routine for living a healthy life during these challenging times.