Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid, Leonardite, Humalite, Shilajit
Humic Acids are one of the main the answers to turning the bodymind around to the more anabolic state, where Selfhood can accumulate and grow, rather than merely hold its own against the tide of metabolic decay. Humic acids, the organic remains of life in the Mesozoic Era (252-66 million years ago) act as catalysts, transporters and chelators to the metabolic processes within the suboptimal, degenerate condition of the modern industrial human. Humic and fulvic acids are complex aromatic macromolecules (polymers) with amino acids, amino sugars, peptides, and linking compounds.
Ancient carboniferous humic deposits include Fulvic Acid, Leonardite, Humate, Shilajit, however for the purposes of this discussion I will refer to them collectively as Humate materials. Leonardite is oxidized organic matter, which has not reached the state of coal. Due to its extremely bioactive molecular structure Leonardite's biological activity is said to be about five times stronger than other humic matter. While Shilajit is a black or brown bitumen-like tar that seeps out of rock layers in the Himalayas during the heat of summer. Shilajit material or extract which has been standardized to include or contain 10% Humic Acid and/or 10% Fulvic Acid. In comparison Alberta Humalite contains at least 80% humic acid.
The fulvic acid in Humate materials from prehistoric deposits make elemental minerals more bioactive and bioavailable, and absorbable by complexing them into organic, ionic forms and have previously been absorbed by rich plant life and returned back to earth. Humate materials contain around 85 types of minerals in the natural ionic form that are easily transported through cell membranes and which are vital for maintaining the equilibrium of energy metabolism in our body. Plus Humates amplify the benefits of other herbs by enhancing their bio-availability.
Fulvic Acid plays a vital role in penetrating the cell walls and transporting minerals deep into cells. This increased "transportation" and membrane penetration is the most important synergistic property of Humates that helps in arresting and reversing the aging process. With a sufficient supply of minerals and vitamins deep into the body cells the energy metabolism process in the body is well maintained. The heavy metals in humates are organic ionic minerals and will not build up in the body tissues as do metallic minerals and in fact they remove inorganic minerals from the body tissues. When you remove the heavy metals from the body the calcium deposits in arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer's, atheriosclerosis and pineal gland atrification also disappear.
Thus Humates play an important role in boosting the energy metabolism process in the body, increasing respiration, raising membrane permeability, promoting nutrient uptake, detoxing heavy metals, stimulating growth, increasing protein synthesis, feeding desirable microorganisms, stimulating enzymes, catalysing metabolic reactions, chelating metal ions, and increasing % nitrogen. Fulvic acid is a powerful bi-directional super antioxidant that can eradicate any form of free-radical. That is it can act as an electron acceptor or as a donor if it encounters free radicals in the creation of electrochemical balance. Along with selenium, fulvic acid also increases the activity of the body's main antioxidant glutathione peroxidase.
The spiritual significance of Humate materials as an adaptogen and anabolic enhancer is through their enhancement of physical and mental energy and performance. But they also allow for more spiritual consciousness through the removal of heavy metals, plaques and toxins from the body. The hormone Melatonin levels decline with age largely through the calcification of the pineal gland. The fulvic, humic, ulmic, and oxalic acids in Humate materials melt the apatite crystals out of the pineal gland, along with the inorganic metallic minerals in the body tissues. Melatonin has been shown to be protective against DNA and neuron damage, and it has a stimulatory effect on the immune system. But the trypamine, serotonin, melatonin, DMT pathway is known to be the foundations of spiritual consciousness.
In plants humic substances improve the availability of nutrients and have been reported to increase CO2 uptake, synthesis of ATP, respiration of mitochondria and to raise photosynthesis….thereby enhancing soil ferility and plant growth. Soluble Humic Acids also stimulate root and top growth, nutrient uptake & chlorophyll production, and stimulate soil microorganisms. Thus humic acids promote anabolism and fecundity without undesirable side effects. The smaller molecules of Fulvic Acids have the highest cation exchange capacity (500 -1100 meq/100g), and are soluble at normal pH ranges in soil, make nutrients highly available, are more easily be leached, and can be absorbed by plant roots. Humic Acids and their salts are larger organic molecules and have a cation exchange capacity around 300 - 700 meq/100g; they hold lots of nutrients in reserve releasing them slowly, but continuously to plants as they decompose.
The raw material of all Black Earth products is humalite – a weathered type of sub-bituminous coal found only in Alberta. High in humic and fulvic acids yet low in ash and toxic metals, this humalite is said to be superior to lignite and leonardite. Black Earth’s dry humalite products contain at least 80% humic acid. http://www.blackearth.com/products/