Is Fulvic Acid Safe?
Fulvic acid is a naturally occurring plant-based compound found in soil and in organic vegetables – and in its pure form it is not only safe, but also provides numerous nutritional and immune function benefits. However, care must be taken when purchasing Fulvic Acid to ensure that it has been prepared according to strict FDA Quality and Manufacturing Standards.
Fulvic acid has no known side effects. And, in fact, WebMD states that there are currently no known negative Fulvic Acid interactions with other substances. This means that Fulvic Acid Supplements are safe for almost everybody, regardless of medical condition or other medications or supplements you may taking. *
Risks of Fulvic Acid Supplements
However, when purchasing Fulvic Acid supplements online – especially those manufactured in foreign countries – there are three concerns of which any consumer should be aware: product purity, accurate labeling and standardized dosage.
Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter establishes strict manufacturing, packaging, and labeling requirements for all dietary supplements sold in the U.S. However, many foreign supplement manufacturers, as well as some unscrupulous U.S. supplement producers, do not abide by these FDA requirements.
For this reason it is important to look for Fulvic Acid Supplements that are manufactured in the United States by a reputable company, like Nature’s Fulvic, that adheres to (or exceeds) all FDA regulatory requirements.
Toxins in Fulvic Acid Supplements
As people have recently become more aware of Fulvic Acid’s amazing health benefits, Fulvic Acid Supplements have soared in popularity. But because of this increased demand for Fulvic Acid Supplements, some disreputable companies have attempted to “jump on the bandwagon” and cash in by selling inferior products.
Recently, certain Fulvic Acid products sold over the Internet (primarily those that were Shilajit based) were found to contain heavy levels of lead, mercury, and arsenic. As a result, cases of lead poisoning have been reported from foreign made Fulvic Acid products sold in the United States and India.
Always buy Fulvic Acid from a brand you trust, like Nature’s Fulvic, which is made in the US from organic Humate from the Wasatch Mountains in Central Utah.
Fulvic Acid Supplement Labels and Dosage
The FDA’s Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 requires that foods, including dietary supplements, have specific and detailed nutritional labeling.
When you purchase Fulvic Acid Supplements from a reputable US manufacturer who follows these regulations, like Nature’s Fulvic, you will see exactly how much Fulvic Acid and other vitamins and minerals you are getting in each dose.
For an example, compare:
Nature’s Fulvic Daily Fulvic Acid Mineral Supplements: 680 mg; 85 mg Fulvic Acid per serving
Jarrow Shilajit Fulvic Acid: 250 mg; No amount of Fulvic Acid per serving stated
As you can see, when you purchase from a manufacturer that does not follow FDA regulations you don’t know how much – if any – Fulvic Acid (or other compounds!) you are getting at all.
Side Effects of Fulvic Acid
Fulvic Acid Supplements that are soil or clay-derived – like Nature’s Fulvic – are safe for almost everybody,* with no reported side-effects. However this is NOT the case with Shilajit-derived Fulvic Acid. So it is very important to know the source of your Fulvic Acid, in order to ensure its safety.
Shilajit-based supplements may dangerously lower blood pressure in some individuals, that may cause fainting, dizziness or falls – making it unsafe for certain people with any type of suspected or diagnosed heart conditions.
And while preliminary evidence suggests that soil and clay-based Fulvic Acid actually benefits Type 2 Diabetes, Shilajit may adversely affect diabetics. Shilajit based supplements also contain high concentrations of iron – that can lead to iron overdose, bloody vomit, diarrhea, loss of consciousness, loss of skin color and even shock.
So always purchase US made Fulvic Acid Supplements that are manufactured from organic humate clays – and not from foreign Shilajit.
The Bottom Line on Fulvic Acid Safety
When purchased from a reputable US supplement manufacturer, Fulvic Acid is 100% safe, and effective in benefitting a wide variety of health issues.
But when purchased from an overseas manufacturer, or in Shilajit form, the same guarantee cannot be made.
When you purchase Fulvic Acid Supplements from Nature’s Fulvic you are guaranteed the highest standards of quality, purity and accuracy in labelling.