Humic acid is a polymer produced in the soil through the physical, chemical, and microbiological transformation of decaying plants - a process called “humification”.

A collective term for different compounds obtained in the process of humification, humic acid is characterized as a loose assembly of aromatic polymers, with varying molecular weights, structural properties and reactivity. Herbalists in Rome and China have used humic acid for thousands of years; the scientific research of its uses began in Europe in the 18th century. In modern times, several trials have demonstrated the beneficial effects of humic acids on the immune system1,2*; some studies suggest that it may support a healthy immune system during seasonal challenges3.* Studies also show the supplementation of humic acids can support colon microbiota, a key factor in immune homeostasis4.* Humic acids also possess chelating properties - the ability to bind heavy metals and toxins, and support detoxifying systems in the body5.*

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  4. Swidsinski A, Dörffel Y, Loening-Baucke V, et al. World J Gastroenterol. 2017;23(5):885-890. doi:10.3748/wjg.v23.i5.885
  5. de Melo BAG, Motta FL, Santana MHA. Mater Sci Eng C. 2016;62:967-974. doi:


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