Why our Fulvic
- More Fulvic
- More bioactive
- Less sodium/salt due to our 100% natural process
- Superior separation technology
- Thoroughly tested for contaminants under Australian Food Standards
- Complies with all Australian Laws
Introduction to Fulvic
Fulvic acid is derived from humic substances. Humic substances are natural occurring and can be found to a small extent in fertile soils, compost, in some swamps and rivers. But it is abundant in deposits around the world that are rich in oxidised lignite, sometimes called humate. These deposits are the remains of ancient forests that have been subjected to heat, pressure and microbial action over millions of years until they have broken down to become what we call humic substances. Within humic substances there is a small component called fulvic acid and this component is the most bioactive part, meaning that it has the most beneficial effect on living organisms, plant or animal, compared to all the other fractions within humic substances. Our fulvic acid, despite its name, is only weakly acidic with a pH level of about 5.5 to 6. To put this into perspective apples have acidity levels between 3.3 and 4.0, and beer has an acidity of 4.0. The lower the number the greater the acidity, and neutral being is about a pH level of about 7.
Our fulvic is derived using the latest technological breakthrough enabling us to extract fulvic acid without using any chemicals offering the world the purest fulvic acid available. Our process is 100% natural and our technology allows us to target the specific sizes of molecules. We have put together a unique, proprietary blend.
Purity, Concentration, pH & Blend
These are the four attributes that make Fulvic Acid Australia a leader in the industry.
Offering you the best quality Fulvic on the market.
The purity of our fulvic acid is reflected in its very low salt levels measured as electrical conductivity. Our low levels are a result of our superior separation technology. Only the natural salts that are in fulvic are present.
Other companies produce fulvic through a chemical process known as base-acid extraction, in which they dissolve the oxidised lignite with a highly alkaline chemical then add a concentrated acid such as hydrochloric or sulphuric acid which makes all the fractions of the oxidised lignite precipitate out except for the fulvic. What remains however isn’t just the fulvic, but water and extremely high concentration of salts formed from the base-acid extraction in a dangerously acidic solution of pH 2 that would be harmful to ingest. (See section on pH)
Purity and being 100% natural are the hallmarks of The Natural Edge.
Most competitors’ fulvic acid products derived by chemical extraction has hardly any Fulvic acid. The Natural Edge special blend has many times the levels of fulvic acid compared to most other fulvic acid products.
Ask for a Lamar Test so that you can compare. Here is ours.
The third measure of quality is pH. This slightly acidic pH is dictated by the natural pH of humic substances which are generally of minor acidity. Our fulvic has a stable and unadulterated pH that is non-caustic and relatively neutral.
Competitors deliberately manipulate pH to separate the fractions of humic substances and recover fulvic acid. The pH of a solution containing humic substances is first raised to approximately 10.0 using a strong base such as potassium hydroxide. At this pH, larger sized humic molecules precipitate out of solution leaving the both medium and smaller humic molecules (humic acid and fulvic acid, respectively). The solution is once again manipulated using a strong acid such as hydrochloric acid. Once a pH of 2.0 is achieved, the humic acid molecules fall out of solution and fulvic acid remains. The pH of this solution is unnaturally acidic and dangerous to plants and humans when it is applied undiluted. Moreover, such acidity can solubilize metals to toxic levels and destroy microorganisms. Competitors will often raise their product’s pH to a more neutral level by adding more of a caustic base. However, in doing so another detriment manifests in the form of increasing the already high level of salts.
Fulvic acid is a naturally occurring fraction of humic substances. The fulvic acid molecules colloidal poly-dispersed and amorphous, in other words starting from the basic molecular structure (C14H12O8) there exists a variety of sizes of these molecules from small to large, often expressed in varying molecular weights from low to high. Fulvic Acid Australia’s fulvic represents a spectrum of molecules with varying sizes. The Patented extraction technology allows us to target the specific molecular sizing and come up with the optimum blend of low to high molecular weight fulvic acid molecules.
Our fulvic is unique. It also complies with all Australian Standards and offers the most powerful fulvic acid compared to all other fulvic acid products on the market.
We have encountered many fulvic/humic products that are simply not what they state they are.
Some are quite dangerous to consume.
Below are some of the tests our raw materials go through that makes our product simply superior.
Our LD50 test for toxicity as part of our commitment to quality and safety, we commissioned two toxicology studies to assess the acute oral toxicity of our Fulvic Powder and Humic Powder products. The studies were carried out in compliance with OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Compliance Monitoring and with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Good Laboratory Practice Standards, 40 CFR Part 160 (2).
Our Fulvic Powder and Humic Powder products were independently tested. The tested dose for both products was 2000 mg/kg (product weight/body weight). All doses were administrated orally to the animal test subjects. The test subjects were then observed for 14 days after dosing. In both studies, the test subjects appeared normal after dosing and throughout the observation period and no mortalities were observed. Gross necropsy of the test subjects revealed no abnormal findings. According to the conclusions of both study reports, the acute oral LD50 of the test item (i.e., Fulvic Powder or Humic Powder) was found to be in excess of 2000 mg/kg and not concluded to present a significant acute toxic risk if swallowed. Applying this finding to a 70 kg person, a dose of either 140 g of Fulvic Powder or 140 g of Humic Powder would not present a significant acute toxic risk. This amount is in large excess of any reasonable or recommended dose*.
*Fulvic Acid Australia suggested daily intake is 150mg (140g = 933x daily intake)
We are displaying our testing here so that you can be confident that our food product is both safe to consume and of high quality.
We want you to know that thorough testing has also been completed for both microbial contamination and heavy metal contamination.
Our fulvic powder gets tested for ingredients and microbial contamination in Canada by CARO Analytical Services
Both of these labs are TGA & food compliant labs who also retest for Microbial contamination.
We send the product to ALS Pharmaceutical to test the product for both the nutritional panels of our liquid & capsules.