During exercise, oxidants are produced which can cause damage to cells and tissues. These oxidants are actually produced by our own metabolism and, as sportspeople have a faster average metabolic rate than non-sports people, their requirements for anti-oxidants is higher. An oxidant is a very unstable molecule which basically wants to become stable again. To do this it has to ‘steal’ from other molecules which, if those molecules are not anti-oxidants, cause damage. The importance of preventing this is highlighted by the fact that in some circumstances, oxidants cab attack DNA. The complex structure fulvic acid makes it far more powerful an anti-oxidant than any other nutrient known.