Fulvic acid's diverse spectrum of immune responses

Immune defense mechanisms
Controlling a fragile balance
Clinical effect of Fulvic acid on incurable virus
Transfer Factor and Fulvic Factor relationships
Phytosterol connections

One of the most exciting aspects of fulvic acid is the powerful and diverse spectrum of immune system responses it stimulates in the human body. It increases the body's ability to go after viruses, pathogens, and bacterial infections of all kinds. It not only bolsters immunity, it also regulates the immune system.

Fulvic acid has been shown to increase the size of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is most prominent at puberty, after which it disappears or shrinks as we age. Such an increase corresponds directly with immunity, youthfulness and longevity.


Incurable virus

Immune defense mechanisms

Fulvic acid contains and encourages an array of many powerful defense mechanisms. It stimulates the thymus gland's ability to produce lymphocytes, which in turn produce antibodies which are intimately involved in the body's immune response.

Fulvic acid also activates and increases the body's production of macrophages and killer T-cells. Macrophages consume foreign invaders, while killer T-cells seek out and destroy them.

Human studies show that fulvic acid stimulates granulocytes, and the production of cytokines, including interferon-gamma, interferon-alpha, interferon-beta, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

Controlling a fragile balance

The various defense mechanisms produced by the body are both stimulated and controlled by fulvic acid. It is unparalleled in its ability to act as a natural  immunomudulator, providing balance. Fulvic acid gives the human body the tools it needs to supercharge the immune system or suppress it as needed.

Certain diseases are not caused by outside invaders, but by immune system's defense mechanisms attacking the body itself. This is what happens with the autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and Graves disease.

Scientists have determined that to successfully treat many serious diseases, including some incurable diseases caused by viruses, the immune system needs to be controlled selectively. Amazingly, it has been discovered that fulvic acid is able to do this naturally, suppressing certain immune responses, while increasing others. Fulvic acid's ability to selectively, inhibit/complement the body's immune response is one of the reasons it has documented success in treatment and even cure of normally incurable disease.

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Incurable virus attacked by anti-bodies

macrophages eat viruses and all foreign invaders

Killer T-Cells seek and destroy

Clinical effect of Fulvic acid on incurable virus

Until recent there had not been any cure for Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever . The drug cyclophosphamide, an immune inhibition agent, has recently proven to be a promising cure. Doctors have learned to use it to carefully control the immune system. It is also commonly used as a therapy for certain cancers. However, cyclophosphamide can have serious side effects .

Therapies described in the Material Medica, an ancient book on Chinese  pharmacological and medical procedures, gave modern-day  doctors hope that fulvic acid may hold promise as a cure for hemorrhagic fever. Because of that, the doctors undertook a comprehensive clinical study on infected patients.

Fulvic acid was compared to cyclophosphamide in two parallel hospital clinical studies. There were a total of 178 patients ranging in age from 4 to 78 years old. 100 patients were treated with fulvic acid, while 78 were given cyclophosphamide.

Due to the serious nature of hemorrhagic fever, some patients went into shock, or had difficulty urinating, were hydrocephalic, or underwent kidney failure. Appropriate emergency treatments were applied to such individuals. 

Patients were carefully monitored, testing for body temperature, breathing and pulse patterns, blood pressure, level of toxicity, degree of hemorrhage, change in urination habit and platelet count. Some patients were given EKG, brain vertebrate fluid tests, liver function tests, and blood tests.

Study results:  Average performance of the fulvic acid group in each category tested outperformed that of the cyclosphosphamide group by one-half day. Various symptoms took from 2 to 8 days to return to normal. The categories tested include body temperature, urination, platelet count, and final cure upon disappearance of all symptoms. Only one out of the 100 fulvic acid patients died, and 99 were cured. Two of the 78  cyclosphophamide patients died, and 76 were cured.

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Study conclusion:  The study concluded that fulvic acid is able to cure epidemic hemorrhagic fever by regulating the immune system. The comparison of its overall therapeutic effects indicates that fulvic acid meets and even slightly exceeds cyclophosphamide.

Laboratory studies performed by the doctors showed that fulvic acid was able to regulate and strengthen the immune systems in cells and in the body fluid, thus normalizing or enhancing immune function. The weakening of the immune system at the cellular level when patients first contracted the epidemic hemorrhagic fever could be rectified by the use of fulvic acid. Fulvic acid enhanced the cellular immune system by preventing the inhibiting T-cells from lowering their activity. This in turn reduced the chance for B-cells over-producing antibodies. The immune systems in the body fluids were strengthened and the sedimenting of the immune complex was reduced. The damage done on the blood vessel walls was less severe because the formation of brittle and permeable blood vessel walls were prevented. The disease could therefore be controlled.

The study showed that cure of hemorrhagic fever by fulvic acid was a result of the cellular immune system being able to control and eliminate virus toxins. Fulvic acid acted as an inhibitor for the transparent acidic enzyme, and prevented the lowering of its viscosity. The spread of bacterial toxin in the intercellular fluid was therefore curtailed.

Transfer Factor and Fulvic Factor relationships

Not to be confused with commercial products of similar name, the scientific term " transfer factor " was added to dictionaries in 1956.  Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines " transfer factor " as "a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell-mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell".

What this all means, is that when immune system cells have battled with specific disease invaders, they produce a substance that transfers a message of warning on to other immune cells. The newly alerted immune cells "remember" the warning message, producing the same substance, alerting other immune cells. Once alerted, the immune cells always "remember" who the specific enemy is, and how to attack it.

Because scientists were unable to actually identify this unknown immune stimulating substance, they coined the simple term " transfer factor " to describe it. Even to this day scientists still don't fully understand this substance. What they do know is that every mother (human or mammal) that breast feeds her baby, passes all of the immunity gained throughout her lifetime on to her infant. This immunity is "transferred" through her first milk, called colostrums. The most valuable "immunity weapon" in colostrum is called " transfer factor ".

Transfer factor has been studied for decades by scientists from all over the world, and thousands of studies exist. Yet to this day science still knows very little about its makeup or the mysterious ways in which it actually works.  But they do know that it works and can be the difference between life and death when disease invaders attack.

When scientists remove every larger and identifiable component from colostrum, including milk, whey, individual cells, etc., what remains last of all is the ultramicroscopic transfer factor Transfer factor has been best described as tiny fragments of molecules, possibly DNA fragments, that somehow remain functional. These fragments seem to be energized with some unknown mysterious power of self-replicating communication. 

Interestingly, in many ways the scientific studies on the mysteries and mechanisms of fulvic acid parallel exactly the studies on transfer factor . So far as we know, no other scientists have actually put the two together. Scientists working with fulvic acid know that it also is an ultramicroscopic substance that has a most unique messaging relay system that is activated when it comes into contact with living organisms. Just like transfer factor , fulvic acid sensitizes cells, passing on unique information related to immunity. It also has been shown to assist in activating protection and defense mechanisms that are able to be passed on and remain with the organism for life, even with just one contact.

All living organisms produce immune stimulating substances that help with protection from infectious disease. This includes humans, plants, animals, and microorganisms. When you understand that fulvic acid is the end product of decomposition of all once living matter, it is easy to understand how it would carry similar transfer factor-like substances. Every plant, animal, and microscopic organism involved in the process of decomposition, developed its own transfer factor-like substances while fighting off microscopic invaders, infections, and viruses. Each cycle of decomposition allows more such substances to be created. Fulvic acid is the sum total of all of this, and in that sense is Mother Nature's "first milk" or "colostrum", meant for giving defense protection messages to all living creatures. It also has the ability to pass up the food chain from one organism to the next, just like a mother's first milk passes transfer factor to her offspring.

Are they one in the same? As you study the miracles of fulvic acid, and the miracle of transfer factor , you will discover that they have a tremendous amount in common. In fact, you will find that their effects are far too similar to be coincidental.  And because the production cycles of fulvic acid involve such a diverse spectrum of living organisms, it would account for its unusual immune stimulating powers that exceed even those of transfer factor . Science needs to look deeper, because there is a definite and very important connection.

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Phytosterol connection

Studies have shown that humic substances contain highly refined and complexed phytosterols, which are generally waxy insoluble substances. Numerous plant sterols and other related substances have been discovered in humic matter..... Article Under Construction - To Be Continued


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1.  A form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to northeastern Asia that is caused by a hantavirus and characterized in its later stages by hemorrhage, shock, and kidney failure. Also called Korean hemorrhagic fever. Back to Article

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