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Have You Heard of Fulvic Acid or Shilajit?

Fulvic acid, a natural compound found in Shilajit, has numerous health benefits.

By Karen Truhe, MPH

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Fulvic acid, a compound found in soil, is becoming popular in the supplement world for an array of health benefits, including enhanced gut health, brain health and as an immune booster.

Shilajit, a natural substance found in the Himalayan mountains and used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, is a rich source of fulvic acid. In fact, Ayurvedic practitioners still use shilajit today to treat conditions from asthma to diabetes.

In a 2011 study published in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shilajit was found to have potential benefits in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease when taken as a dietary supplement.

In a 2018 review article, shilajit was noted to ensure proper immune system function. The authors also suggested that the supplement could improve the gut flora, aid in nutrient absorption and potentially support the healing of other gut-related disorders.

Who Should Avoid Fulvic Acid?

Like many supplements, there simply isn’t enough data to suggest whether or not it is safe to take fulvic acid when pregnant or nursing.

Patients with autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, should discuss with a doctor before starting to take fulvic acid, shilajit or any new supplement.

We recommend:

Trace Minerals Research Ionic Fulvic Acid Dietary Supplement

Take 1 mL daily with juice or food.

SunFood Raw Shilajit Powder

Add 1/8 or ¼ teaspoon daily to your favorite beverage.

Jarrow Formulas Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex

Take 1 capsule once daily.

For best results, follow the dosing guidelines on the product’s packaging and do not exceed the daily recommendation.

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