Fulvic acid promotes extracellular anti-cancer mediators from RAW 264.7 cells, causing to cancer cell death in vitro.

Fulvic acid promotes extracellular anti-cancer mediators from RAW 264.7 cells, causing to cancer cell death in vitro. “The FA-CM augmented MCA-102 fibrosarcoma cell apoptosis; however, an NO inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine (NMMA) slightly inhibited the FA-CM-mediated MCA-102 fibrosarcoma cell apoptosis, which was accompanied by low levels of NO. In the present study, we found that FA inducesContinue reading “Fulvic acid promotes extracellular anti-cancer mediators from RAW 264.7 cells, causing to cancer cell death in vitro.”

Humic acid inhibits HBV-induced autophagosome formation and induces apoptosis in HBV-transfected Hep G2 cells.

Humic acid inhibits HBV-induced autophagosome formation and induces apoptosis in HBV-transfected Hep G2 cells. This is very interesting in vivo research.  From the abstract, the researchers wrote “Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) utilizes several mechanisms to survive in the host cells and one of the main pathways being autophagosome formation. Humic acid (HA), one of theContinue reading “Humic acid inhibits HBV-induced autophagosome formation and induces apoptosis in HBV-transfected Hep G2 cells.”

Humic and Fulvic Acid Investigated for Osteoarthritis and Hay Fever, others

A recent review in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that there may be more new evidence supporting humic and fulvic acid’s roles in supporting health. “Humic substances are effective in the suppression of delayed type hypersensitivity, rat paw oedema, a graft-versus-host reaction and contact hypersensitivity in rats. They reduce the C-reactive protein levels of patientsContinue reading “Humic and Fulvic Acid Investigated for Osteoarthritis and Hay Fever, others”

Dr Richard Laub Discusses Humic and Fulvic Acid for Human Health.

Dr Richard Laub was researching humic acid for many years. When a pharmaceutical company (and now, more than one) began researching synthetic oxyhumates for drug discovery, he began his own research into the natural earth mineral compounds in humates and their effects on human health. The results are simply stunning. http://www.fulvicmineral.com/uploads/6/7/7/3/6773870/fulvic_and_humic_-studies.pdf

Lead Binding to Soil Fulvic and Humic Acids: NICA-Donnan Modeling and XAFS Spectroscopy.

In a study published in the journal Environmental Science Technology the activity of different kinds of humic acid forms are compared in terms of their ability to bind to lead (Pb).  The group found that “Pb binding to humic substances (HS) increased with increasing pH and decreasing ionic strength.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24040886

New Study Shows Humic Acid Reduces Heavy Metal Toxicity in Fish

Another animal study strengthens the case for natural organic matter (NOM) containing humic acid as a way to remediate heavy metal excess in the environment and in living things. Published in the journal Ecotoxicology Environmental Safety, JD Oullet et al concluded ” Collectively, these findings suggest that metal accumulation caused by chronic 45 percent PWE exposureContinue reading “New Study Shows Humic Acid Reduces Heavy Metal Toxicity in Fish”

WHAT IS HUMIC ACID?

The study of humates (primarily comprised of humic acid and fulvic acid) is a relatively new subject, particularly as it pertains to human health.  A growing body of research suggests that these novel compounds may be very beneficial to living things, from plants and soil to animals and human beings. To the naturalist these connectionsContinue reading “WHAT IS HUMIC ACID?”

Shilajit (Humic acid) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Very impressive study showing dibenzo-α-pyrones , and fulvic acids from Shilajit were effective against CFS in rats. Shilajit reversed the CFS-induced increase in immobility period and decrease in climbing behavior as well as attenuated anxiety in the EPM test. Shilajit reversed CFS-induced decrease in plasma corticosterone level and loss of adrenal gland weight indicating modulationContinue reading “Shilajit (Humic acid) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

WHAMC—A chemical equilibrium model and computer code for waters, sediments, and soils incorporating a discrete site/electrostatic model of ion-binding by humic substances

WHAMC—A chemical equilibrium model and computer code for waters, sediments, and soils incorporating a discrete site/electrostatic model of ion-binding by humic substances This is a pretty interesting 1994 paper from the Institute of Freshwater Ecology in the UK, proposing a new model for exploring ion-binding by Humic Acids.  The author E. Tipping notes “WHAM combinesContinue reading “WHAMC—A chemical equilibrium model and computer code for waters, sediments, and soils incorporating a discrete site/electrostatic model of ion-binding by humic substances”