Studies of patients with gastric and duodenal ulcers showed that 91.1% had condition improve when treated with fulvic acid. Treatment showed no side effects, substantially diminished pain, with few relapses, with 61.1% of patients being completely cured. Xinsheng Zhu, Fulvic Acid, 9 (1991)
Studies show that humic, and especially fulvic acids do occur naturally in the human diet. Waters from streams and rivers running through forested land contain dissolved humic and fulvic acids. Humic and fulvic acids occur in living plants grown in organic humus containing soils, and humic and fulvic acids have been isolated from live plants. Humic and fulvic acids have been found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals and are absorbed. They circulate with the blood and are metabolized in the liver. In 1988, Dr. S. A. Visser reviewed the medicinal value of humic substances in an article entitled: “Effects of humic substances on higher animals and man; the possible use of humic compounds in medical treatments”, which was presented at the International 25 Humic Substance Society meeting in Sevilla, Spain. His findings showed that the medicinal applications of humic and fulvic acids can be external as well as internal.