I’ve seen chronic disease in my vet clinic for more than 15 years. And it’s my life’s purpose to keep digging to find and eradicate the root causes of those illness.
Over time (and with much research) I’ve discovered that one of these root causes is mineral deficiencies.
“You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling
In today’s society, mineral depletion is a serious health concern for all beings. Historical minerals … meaning minerals that were abundant before the industrial farming age … are vital to support the physiological process of life.
These minerals were once obtained through food. But now they’re almost completely depleted from the soil … which means the food you feed your dog is missing them too.
Mineral Supplementation: The Problem With Quality
Doctors and naturopaths have been recommending mineral supplementation for a very long time. Yet the real truth is that most supplements don’t come close to providing the minerals your dog needs. Some of the “best” mineral supplements contain fewer than 40 minerals … and very few trace elements.
Organic minerals come from plants that used to extract 70 to 80 minerals from the soil. That’s the smallest number you’d want in your dog’s diet. Those minerals transfer from the plants to the animals who eat them (deer, cattle, rabbits), then to your dog who eats that prey. Your dog can also get them directly when he eats certain plants.
You can also use mineral supplements, but you need to be careful. Synthetic minerals stay in the system way too long … and most can be destructive and toxic to the body. Minerals should act more like water-soluble vitamins. That’s why they need replenishing daily through natural sources.
Correct synthesis of organically-derived minerals feeds your dog’s cells. In some parts of the world, the earth’s ionic process charges minerals in their natural ionic state. They even bind to toxic minerals or heavy metals to remove them from the body. Nature is so cool!
Signs Of Mineral Deficiency
Here are a few symptoms of mineral depletion you might see if your dog isn’t getting enough:
- Skin disease that is often mistaken for allergies
- Low immunity (chronic infections) or hyper-immunity (autoimmune disease)
- Endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism
- Gastrointestinal disorders (soft stool, constipation, chronic vomiting, poor appetite)
- Pica (eating indigestible things like sticks, plastic)
- Poor absorption of food
- Organ malfunction
- Brain disorders, such as seizures
How Humic And Fulvic Acid Help With Mineral Deficiencies
Your dog needs electrolytes and other trace minerals. These help with proper metabolic functions, digestive health, and nutrient assimilation.
Soil-based minerals can help counteract mineral depletion (and environmental toxins) that lead to chronic health problems. Two of the most important source of minerals are humic and fulvic acid. Research shows these minerals have many health benefits.
Humic acid is a vault of organic minerals and trace elements. And it helps optimize the absorption of food and supports the immune system to work at its best!
Humic acid is in fruits, vegetables, and even ancient seaweed. But chemically reproducing this natural material is completely unattainable!
Humic acid works on a cellular level. It focuses on the outside of the cell. There, it intercepts toxins and viruses … preventing them from attaching to the cell.
Humic acid also fights inflammation by hampering malignant changes in cells (when cells become tumor-producing cells). It can also regulate disease, rebalance pathologies and replenish nutrient levels. And its chelation and detoxification attributes mean it also benefits the gut helps remove toxic intruders.
Fulvic acid is the king of soil-based minerals. It’s a fossil-like organic acid that exists in unique areas of the world … about 200 feet deep into the earth! It’s the original set of molecules created from sea vegetation millions of years ago … when the ice age in Canada covered the mineral-rich seabeds.
Fulvic acid is a by-product of humification … the forming of humic substances from decomposed plant remains (in this case, seaweed). Over time, the earth assimilated other organic ancient fruits and vegetation … and with the correct compression and age, it formed humic acid.
On a cellular level, fulvic acid teams up with humic acid. Humic acid is extracellular … while fulvic acid is a much smaller molecule that focuses on the intracellular level. It does this by creating more permeability of the cell membrane. This allows more bioavailable nutrients to enter the cell. It’s paramount in helping the body remove toxins.
More Ways Humic And Fulvic Acid Help Your Dog
Now you know how humic and fulvic acid can help prevent mineral deficiencies … but that isn’t all it can do. Let’s look at some of the other ways they can help your dog.
1. Boost The Immune System
Gut Health = Healthy Immune System
Fulvic and humic acids are full of nutrients that can promote a healthy gut. They contain electrolytes, fatty acids, silica, prebiotics and probiotics … which all support the microbiome. This boosts the body’s defense against pathogens … like harmful bacteria, fungus, yeast, and other organisms.
These acids can also ease SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and inflammatory bowel disorders. And they can combat infections … by improving the body’s defense against harmful bacteria, fungus, and yeast.
2. Improve Brain Health
A study published in 2012 showed that fulvic acid can lower Tau … a type of protein that can affect cognitive disorders. It lowers the length of Tau fibrils and disassembles their performance. This can decrease disease progression. Fulvic acid is also full of antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage … which can lead to cognitive disorders.
3. Protect Your Dog From Toxins
Dogs are bombarded by toxins in the environment. Fulvic and humic acids have ion-selective electrodes … so they can attract heavy metals that enter the body.
Heavy metals come from …
- Prescription medications
- Household products
- Air pollution.
Fulvic and humic acids offer natural chelation therapy … to rid the body of these harmful toxins.
RELATED: How to detox your dog …
How To Give Fulvic And Humic Acids
You can add humic and fulvic acid to your dog’s meal using a supplement. You can use a supplement with just humic or fulvic acid or one that’s combined with other beneficial ingredients that will help with your dog’s overall health.
If using a humic and fulvic powder, you want to give it to your dog based on his weight …
Under 30 lbs … up to 227 mg
31 to 59 lbs … up to 558 mg
60 to 89 lbs … up to 765 mg
Over 90 lbs … up to 1,110 mg
Mother Nature wants to keep us (and our dogs) thriving. And we need to try as hard as we can to support our earth in regaining its balance. If we do that, I have no doubt we can find the health and balance we all strive for in the lives of our beloved dogs.