Technical Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Natural electrolytes and dissolved mineral complexes from an ancient deposit of natural organic plant material
Contains no sugar, artificial flavour or colour.
One to two or tablespoons in the morning as a digestive aid. May be mixed with orange, grapefruit, or cranberry juice to reduce the stringent mineral taste. Take supplemental fibre and minerals at different times because fibre decreases the body's absorption of minerals.
- 500 ml
- 1 Tablespoons/Day = 32 Servings
- 2 Tablespoons/Day = 16 Servings
Minerals are required by every organ, gland, and muscle in the body to function properly. Over 900 common medical problems are directly linked to mineral deficiencies.
The 74 different minerals in Fulvic Acid Minerals are 100% bioavailable because they are chelated.
The mineral content of fruits and vegetables depends on the soil they are grown in. Erosion and modern farming methods have seriously depleted the minerals available from plant food sources making supplementation a necessity for good health.
Organically grown foods must have a humic soil base composed of degraded organic compounds and soil. Farmers who grow crops with chemical fertilizers and pesticides destroy the humus beds and microorganisms of the soil. A century ago, our farm lands boasted a foot of humic soil whereas today it is less than four inches. The amount of organically viable land fertile enough to produce nutritious and healthy foods diminishes each year as does the health of those eating the nutritionally deficient plants.
It has been known since 1936 that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless. There are two groups of minerals - macro and trace. Macro minerals which are needed in larger amounts include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Trace minerals such as zinc, boron, iron, chromium, selenium and iodine are needed in minute amounts but are essential to good health. For instance, boron is needed for calcium uptake; iodine helps to metabolize excess fat and is needed for a healthy thyroid gland; and chromium is involved in the metabolism of glucose.
Minerals need to be chelated, bound to a protein molecule, to be bioavailable. (Mineral assimilation without chelation is only about 10%.) Fulvic acid, a by-product of plant photosynthesis, is the strongest chelating agent known. Fulvic acids enter into all life processes within plants and animals. They act as free radical scavengers, supply vital electrolytes, enhance and transport nutrients, catalyze enzyme reactions, increase assimilation, chelate macro and trace minerals, and enhance electrochemical balance. Fulvic acid is what makes the trace minerals in Fulvic Acid Minerals 100% bioavailable.
In light of the fact that our food supply is nutritionally deficient, supplementation has become a necessity rather than a luxury if we want to maintain good health.
Fulvic Acid Minerals Questions & Answers
What is the source of Springboard's Fulvic Acid Mineral ?
Fulvic Acid Mineral is extracted from an ancient organic humus bed that was living plant matter containing all of the major and trace elements when these deposits were stored.
What is the difference between Fulvic Acid Mineral and other mineral drinks?
The fulvic acid content and the extraction method. Photosynthesis produces mucopolysaccharides or sugars which are exuded at the root level. Microorganisms ingest the polysaccharides and produce humic and fulvic acids. Humic acid dissolves minerals in the soil then the fulvic acid supplies the minerals to the plant via the root system. The minerals are then 100% bioavailable because they have been naturally chelated by the fulvic acid. Mineral complexes from rock, clay, salt beds or lakes are inorganic because they have never been assimilated by a plant and reduced to an ionic form. (The body can only assimilate about 10% of an inorganic mineral complex.)
The minerals in Fulvic Acid Mineral are extracted with purified cold . This method does not destroy the fulvic acid. Many other mineral preparations are extracted using sulfuric acid, a method which produces a high sulphur, high solid (mostly sulphur), low carbon, and low fulvic acid end product. Low carbon and low fulvic acid levels are the prime indicators that a mineral product is inferior.
Just how important is the role of fulvic acid in humans?
Fulvic acid assists every stage of cellular metabolism and is the most powerful, natural electrolyte known. It restores electrical balance to damaged cells, neutralizes toxins and can eliminate food poisoning within minutes. When it encounters free radicals with unpaired positive or negative electrons, it supplies an equal and opposite charge to neutralize the free radical. Fulvic acid acts as a refiner and transporter of organic materials and cell nutrients.
If fulvic acid is so important, why haven't I heard of it before?
Outside of technical circles, fulvic acid is virtually unknown. In plants, fulvic acid stimulates metabolism, provides respiration, increases metabolism of proteins and activity of multiple enzymes, enhances the permeability of cell membranes, cell division and elongation, aids chlorophyll synthesis, drought tolerance, crop yields, buffers soil pH, assists denitrification by microbes, contributes to electrochemical balance as a donor or an acceptor, decomposes silica to release essential mineral nutrients, detoxifies pollutants such as pesticides and herbicides.
Why is the carbon content in Fulvic Acid Mineral so high?
Carbon is the main ingredient in the formation of fulvic acid. The higher the level of carbon, the higher the content of fulvic acid. A product with low levels of carbon does not have very much fulvic acid and consequently will not work well.
Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer's Disease. Is the aluminum in Fulvic Acid Mineral harmful?
A refined mineral or metal produced by man should not be confused with a naturally chelated ionic form of aluminium, arsenic, lead, or any trace element derived from plant life. Aluminium is the second most prevalent element on earth and organic aluminium is in every food we eat. Combined with fulvic acid, organic aluminium forms aluminium silicate which is harmless to the body. (One gram of beans contain 200 mg. of aluminium silicate. If it were harmful, people who eat beans as a staple would all have Alzheimer's disease.) All minerals found in plants are bound to an organic compound composed of amino acids, proteins or acids. Plant form minerals are ionic rather than metallic elements.