Humic acids are the organic components of soil, peats, brown coals, shales, and lake sediments, formed from decomposed plant material. They are complex, long-chain molecules, varying in molecular weight from 5,000 to 50,000 daltons. Humic substances are the most abundant source of non-living organic material found in nature.
The humic acid utilized in Humic Acid Membrane-Active undergoes a specialized proprietary extract and purification process, and has an average size of about 50,000 Daltons. These large molecules are very flexible and have enhanced conformation and attachment capacities.* This humic acid can bind to cell surfaces with no adverse effects on the cell itself or on cell growth, and can stimulate normal, healthy resistance and immune response.*
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules||Amount Per Serving|
|Humic Acid||750 mg|
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine.
As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 capsules two times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Pregnant or nursing women, or children under the age of 4 should use only under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. Children 4-12 years old take half an adult dose.
Clays, soils, and other earth substances have been utilized for health in many cultures for thousands of years. A practice common worldwide in folk medicine is to pack a deep scratch or wound with mud from special places. In the Chinese Materia Medica Pharmacological Compendium, Li Shi Zhen described the use of many natural humic-containing substances, such as various forms of clay and mud. In modern times, China has taken the lead in researching humic substances, and medical schools and hospitals have published hundreds of research papers.* The Indian Ayurvedic tradition utilizes an earth substance, the prized shilajit, also known as “asphaltum”. Humic Acid Membrane Active could be considered a highly refined and purified form of shilajit.
Humic acid contains a wide range of essential minerals, and it can increase cell wall permeability, facilitating the transport of minerals to the cells.* Humic acid has antioxidant activity, helps neutralize and remove toxins, and supports a general sense of well-being.*