Fulvic acid

background

Fulvic acids are a type of humic acid, a product of decomposed organic matter. Fulvic acids make up humic substances found in soil, decayed vegetation, coal, streams, lakes, and oceans. Fulvic acids are more commonly found in water, whereas humic acids are more commonly found in soil. Fulvic acid is a yellow to yellow-brown substance.
Fulvic acid is thought to be made by microbial sources but appears to lack life-sustaining or energy-providing properties. Fulvic acid is of interest as a nutritional supplement. It may be found in a liquid as a part of mineral mixtures. Evidence in support of fulvic acid for any use is lacking.

Related Terms

Concentrated fulvic acid, fulvic acid powder, humic acid, Nordic fulvic acid, organic humic acid, oxifulvic acid, peat, shilajeet, shilajit, Suwannee river fulvic acid.
Note: Due to similarities with fulvic acid, humic acid is discussed in this monograph; however, the focus is on fulvic acid.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
 
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) (Grade: C)
The treatment of cretinism (stunted physical and mental growth due to untreated deficiency of thyroid hormones) with sodium fulvate has been discussed. Further details are pending.