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4 Tips for Sourcing Fulvic Acid – Part 1: Age of Deposits

Sourcing a quality humic or fulvic acid depends on the raw material


The science behind the health claims of humic and fulvic acid comes from analyzing humate material that is millions of years old.

There are three sources of condensed humate in the world. By scientific definition, a humate is made by the decomposition of plant matter over millions of years.

The 3 main types of humate deposits in the world are:

  • Coal deposits (lignite or leonardite) = 400-250 million years ago

  • Shilajit = 55.6 million years ago and earlier Cambrian Era estimated

  • Prehistoric compost = MLG-50 Mineral Logic = 33.9 million years ago

Fulvic and humic acids are humate. Humate – humin, humus, humic acid – is formed by the decomposition of plant and animal matter by microorganisms in the soil. Humates are found in all types of soils around the world. There are global deposits of rich concentrations of humates – the Himalayas, Western US, Southern US, South America, and others.

The molecular complexity of Shilajit and MLG-50 is highly bioactive and many consider them to be the molecules that sprouted life on Earth. Nutritionally and energetically, this type of humate has tremendous potential for human health. Ancient records show thousands of years of use in the case of Shilajit as a life elixir and multi-purpose remedy. MLG-50, by lab analysis, is very similar yet, when we test for fulvic acid on popular brands of Shilajit, MLG-50 has far more fulvic acid than any Shilajit we have tested using the recognized standard Lamar/ISO testing method.

We can also attest to the fact that MLG-50 has known flavonoids like resveratrol, has both marine nutrients as well as freshwater nutrients, and our fulvic acid is both fulvate and free form. The constituents of MLG-50 provide incredible support, from pure energy essence to trace minerals missing in our diet and the capacity to activate the other ingredients in a health formula or functional food.

Non-GMO, Allergen-Free, and Vegan-Friendly

The breakdown of organic material for long periods of time condenses these plant compounds down to their essential molecules. Therefore, they are safe for vegans, have no allergens, and no GMO material.

USDA Organic

Because humic and fulvic acid is not grown or cultivated like plants, it cannot be certified under the USDA Organic symbol although, technically all three of the above sources are formed from organic material.

Which Deposit is the Best?

Coal is high in humic acid. If you want a good source of humic acid, this is an option however harsh chemicals are needed to extract the humic acid. Therefore, steep marketing issues arise with humic acid.

Of the two, humic or fulvic, fulvic acid has the greater health benefits however there are some applications where humic acid shows promise.

Shilajit and prehistoric compost have not developed into coal and contain more nutrient complexity. They allege to be high in fulvic acid. The Lamar standardized test is most important to elucidate accurate comparison between fulvic products.

Fulvic acid is condensed humic acid. Humic acid is a large molecule that, over millions of years, becomes smaller and smaller in a profound way that is impossible to synthesize. So small in fact that its molecules can pass through cell walls with nutrients attached and is considered to have a nutrient-transport action. In truth, there are several biological actions performed by fulvic acid that does enhance the metabolism of nutrients.

At Mineral Logic we tell buyers that premium fulvic is like hand-picked, shade-grown coffee. To make a phenomenal cup of coffee, you must start with the best quality beans. The origin and development of our deposit was a perfect storm of major prehistoric events that created the unique blend of organic micronutrients that we harvest.

MLG-50 appeals to formulators who want organic-compliant, efficacious products, with multi-functional ingredients.

Prehistoric deposits of ancient compost are your best most bioactive sources of fulvic and humic acid. Watch for our next tip about quality and quantity.

Whether your products fall under the categories of nutraceutical, beverage, functional food, or body-care, fulvic acid may very well be the supplement to set you apart, to truly assist you with helping your customers reach optimal health.

Contact us today for more information.

Disclaimer: Our fulvic products are for supporting overall health by way of supplying minerals, trace minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, and other micro-nutrients. Our products are NOT meant for the treatment mitigation or prevention of any disease or health ailments.


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