Studies Conducted with Fulvic and Humic Acids.
Over 50% of hospital patients noticed that they were able to sleep more relaxed when treated with fulvic acid, a humic extract. Improved sleep came as an added benefit since the patients were already being treated with the fulvic acid for various chronic diseases. Bingwen Su, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1985), as in: Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition. June 1993; IHSS, Sevilla, Spain.
Hospital studies have shown that patients with normally incurable epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever were able to be successfully treated with humic extracts, which stopped bleeding, restored circulation, removed clots, was anti-viral, and significantly bolstered and regulated the immune system Yinzhang Cui, Humic Acid, as in: Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition. June 1993; IHSS, Sevilla, Spain.
Extensive hospital eye clinic studies using humic extracts showed 100% success in curing eye diseases caused by virus, bacteria, or fungus, also healing ulcerous wounds, relieving inflammation, and stopping hemorrhaging, without side effects. Guofan, Tang, Jiangxi Humic Acid, 3 (1984), as in: Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition. June 1993; IHSS, Sevilla, Spain. ‘Remarkable bone regeneration and resorption characteristics were identified when the animal bone implants were impregnated with a low molecular weight humic substance (fulvic acid) prior to transplant in to patients. The bone implant then became highly osteoconductive, and served the host tissue as a “guide-line” for the deposition of newly developing bone tissue. The same transplant procedure without the fulvic acid showed no signs of regeneration during the course of the experiment.
While on the lookout for a new group of active agents with the ability to promote wound healing, the doctors came across the humic substances. The doctors said that the bone resorption is most easily explained by the known ability of humate to induce the activation of leucocytes. They said that previous experiments had established that the humic substances are able to bind to calcium-containing compounds, stimulate granulocytes, and block the infectivity of the HIV virus.’ Extracts From: “Medical Aspects and Applications of Humic Substances” Regarding the Antiviral Activity of Humic Substances. Prof. Dr. Renate Klocking & Dr. rer. nat. Bjorn Helbig. Institute for Antiviral Chemotherapy, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, GermanyMULTIPLE VIRUSES INHIBITED “Preliminary in-vitro studies with Coxsackie A9 virus, influenza A virus and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) have already shown that (Humic Substances) are effective against both naked and enveloped DNA viruses (Klocking and Sprosig, 1972, 1975; Thiel et al., 1977).” “Further investigations corroborate the ability of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) to inhibit selectively viruses for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and vaccinia virus (Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).”
HERPES “The effect of (Humic/Fulvic Acids) on an early stage of herpes virus replication has been confirmed by the results of animal experiments. The number of lesions in the cornea of HSV-1-infected rabbits was strongly reduced when a solution of the (Humic/Fulvic Acid) was applied into the conjunctival sac of the eye along with or immediately after the infectious agent.” “Current interest is directed to the prophylactic effect of (Humic/Fulvic Acids) on recurrent HSV infection.” “It is known that topical application of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) may significantly reduce or even completely suppress experimentally induced herpes in the mouse ear (Durre and Schindler, 1992), though the mechanistic basis of this effect remains to be elucidated.”
HIV “A low-molecular weight (Humic/Fulvic Acid) (HS 1500, M.W. = 1500 Daltons), was found to strongly inhibit HIV-1 in vitro (Schneider et al., 1996).”
NON-IRRITATING “Studies on the mechanism of action revealed virus penetration into host cells as the target of the anti-HIV-1activity. (Humic/Fulvic Acid) has passed a panel of pre-clinical tests including eye irritation according to Draize, as well as pregnancy risk in rats. Neither sensitizing nor irritating effects were detectable in concentrations of up to 10% HA/FA (Wiegleb et al., 1993; Lange et al., 1996a,b).’
CONCLUSION “Taken together, results so far show that Humic Substances are promising candidates for prophylactic rather than therapeutic use in the treatment of viral diseases.”
Scientific studies have demonstrated that if a host cell is penetrated before the introduction of the Humic/Fulvic Acid, the reproductive process is not halted. HOWEVER, after the virus reproduces, the host cell releases the new viruses into the bloodstream. At this point, if Humic/Fulvic Acid is present, it can prevent the new generation(s) of viruses from attaching to additional host cells. This is a therapeutic action that the above research has not specifically verified in procedure, hence the above conclusion. Further, the interaction of Humic/Fulvic Acid regarding the aforementioned viral studies would also be presumed to work for most if not all viral diseases. Other studies are currently on going throughout the world. FULVIC/HUMIC ACID REFERENCES ON HUMAN/ANIMAL STUDIES (with on-line documentation in English):
FULVIC/HUMIC References RELEVANT TO HUMANS/ANIMALS without on-line abstracts:
Help For Flu Vaccine ShortageNatural humic acid coats viruses and makes it more difficult for them to attach to healthy cells and multiply. It has shown to reduce viral counts in numerous patients with a variety of viral inflictions including hepatitis and HIV.
(PRWEB) November 5, 2004 — Viruses are extremely small organisms that can easily get inside cells. They are parasitic in that they enter healthy cells where they reside and feed off these cells. They raise their young within these cells to be spread to other cells inside and outside the body (through sneezing, excretion of body fluids, sexual transmission, etc.) Viruses contain a receptor-binding protein that keeps them attached to the healthy cell. This protein encapsulates the virus and makes it resistant to attacks from the immune system. Humic acid is a nutrient from the soil that dilates a healthy cell and causes permeability so it can enter.
When Fulvic Acid finds a virus it coats it with a substance that not only prevents the virus from attaching to a healthy cell, but also sends a signal to the immune system alerting it of the invader. This kicks the immune system into action against the virus that has been laid vulnerable by this coating. As explained by Dr. Howard
Peiper in the book, “Live Disease Free” (to be released in December, 2004) special processing by some supplement manufacturers creates a “viral infusion inhibitor” that prevents the virus from reproducing. Therefore, viral counts are reduced and the immune system is more successful in ridding the body of the virus before it can gain a foothold and create an illness. Humic acid is selective and seems to know which cells are virus laden. It coats only those cells, leaving the healthy cells alone so the immune sys-tem will attack only the virus. Studies have shown no negative side effects when using humic acid.
The National Institute of Health in 2002 concluded that humic acids exhibit effects both as a preventive and a curative from a broad range of viruses. They also indicated that if taken before introduction of the virus, patients exhibited a strong prophylactic effect. As quoted from Experientia, 1972 28(5) by Klocking and Sprossig, “Medical studies show that difficult respiratory illnesses common in children are readily resolved with humic acid dietary supplementation.” With results like these humic acids would be a worthy addition to a dietary regime during the flu season. Radioactive Reactions with Fulvic and Humic Substances
According to Szaloy, radioactive elements react with humic substances and require only a brief time until equilibrium is reached.
F.W. Pauli stated that the solubility, migration, and accumulation of uranium are influenced by humic and fulvic acids. The fuel discharged from the light water reactors is contaminated with substantial Szalay, A. (1958). The significance of humus in the geochemical enrichment of uranium. Preceedings of the 2nd International conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic energy, 2, 182-186. (London: Pergamon) amounts of plutonium and uranium. These ions react with humic compounds at a much more rapid rate than do copper, nickel, lead, or cadmium ions. 117 Pillai and Mathew agreed that it would not be unrealistic to presume that the geochemical behavior of plutonium and uranium is influenced by humic substances. They reported the presence of plutonium in purified organic material extracted from coastal sediments and indicated the possibility of the accumulation of plutonium on organic surfaces because the concentration of plutonium increased over time. As they confirmed that the organic matter solubilized the plutonium, they discovered that the addition of organic matter inhibited the hydrolysis and precipitation of the added plutonium. It was further reported that this scenario duplicates the action with uranium and other radioactive elements. 118 Rashid stated that nuclear reactor wastes contain unused uranium, the basic fuel, and long-lived fission product nuclides and actinides, including plutonium, strontium-90, zirconium-95, iodine-129, cesium-137 and cesium 135, all in abundance. Activated metals such as cobalt-60, iron-59, and manganese-54 also are present in reactor waste. He states that the basic reactions of these materials with humic substances are parallel to those of other transition and trace metals. 119 “Radioactive elements have an affinity for humic and fulvic acids. They form organo-metal complexes of different adsorptive stability and solubility. Uranium and plutonium are influenced by humic substances as are other polluting metals, each being solubilized and absorbed, thereby annihilating the specific radioactivity.” 120
117 Pauli, F.W. (1975). Heavy metal humates and their behavior against hydrogen sulfide. Soil Science,119, 98-105. 118 Pillai, K.C., & Mathew, E. (1976). Plutonium in the aquatic environment: Its behavior, distribution and significance. In Transuranium nuclides in the environment (pp. 25-45). Proceeding of the Sumposium, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. 119 Rashid, M.A. (1985). Geochemistry of Marine Humic Substances. New York: Springer-Verlag. 120 W.R. Jackson PhD. (1993) Humic, Fulvic, and Microbal Balance: Organic Soil Conditioning (pp. 762-763).