The Role of Fulvic Acid and Dietary Fiber

It’s no secret that good health starts from the gut, but achieving optimum gut health is not as easy as one might think. In fact, it can be a very difficult task.

Since the gut is populated with a myriad of microorganisms, both beneficial and harmful, establishing a balance can be tricky. Luckily, fulvic acid can help in this respect, by increasing the number of good bacteria, therefore restoring gut bacteria to a healthy gut.

The effectiveness of our Fulvic product depends on the species, age, and physiological condition of animals and potentially current feeds and supplements play a role.

Why you should stay on our product:

It is important that feed supplements with humates help to reduce the negative impact of certain adverse environmental factors.

Humic acid is also effective for “neutralizing neurotoxins and mycotoxins” potentially in their feed. It does happen… as feed us stored and transported around risk of exposure to moisture, mould etc.

HS ( both Fulvic and Humic acid) penetrate into the cell and are involved in metabolic processes, optimizing them and promoting the passage of inorganic ions through the intestinal wall. Thus, the stimulating effect of humic substances on individual systems and on a whole body is manifested. So far, humic preparations have been tested in various branches of animal husbandry (cattle breeding, pig breeding, poultry farming, fish farming, fur farming, equine etc.), and all the data obtained present convincing evidence of the high efficiency of humates.

Fulvic’s its ability to “reduce free radical damage” and “inflammation levels” in the body.

Fulvic acid also has the ability to “bind and eliminate toxins” in the body such as heavy metals, making it a powerful detox ally. It will help you get rid of the toxins you’ve ( or your horse) accumulated in time, so you’ll notice a boost in energy levels.

Remember: Hydration should be sufficient to ensure toxins are rid off. Water, water and enough of it! 💦

Fulvic acids are more active than humic acids due to its oxygen content that is almost double the amount of humic acid.

Fulvic Renew has a combination of both however it does not contain the added joint benefits. That’s why there is a difference in the price!

The concentrations of Ca, K, Mg, Na, Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn, and antioxidant capacities of fulvic acid concentrates together with so much more, therefore it should /can be taken in its own with no need for other supplements ….especially for the first three months. That’s when you see it’s TRUE benefits! Things really change!

Both the humic and fulvic acids are composed of neutral, acidic, basic, aromatic and sulphur containing amino acids. Low molecular weight, as compared to higher molecular weight, fractions of humic acids indicated higher abundance of amino acids.

Fulvic Acid is neither an AHA nor a BHA ….it is polyelectrolytes. Electrolytes are what allows our bodies to function properly. Cellular healing at its best! Only Fulvic Acid works inside the cell! Other supplements can’t get into the cell itself!

Better performance by improving nutritive value of feed: Humic acids stabilize the intestinal flora and thus ensure an improved utilization of nutrients. (less cravings, less feed needed as they are getting what they need)

The ingredients assist in managing stress and hormone production.

It contains nutrients and compounds like the following. These soil based probiotics are unique to Fulvic acid. Every ferment has different strains and quantities of probiotics.

With its ability to attract electrolytes and other trace minerals and transport nutrients throughout the body, fulvic acid can ensure better nutrient absorption. This also means that it enhances the body’s capacity to fight inflammation, thus leading to a stronger immune system.

Has improved the passage of inorganic ions through the intestinal wall. All these facts allowed Visser to draw a conclusion about the possibility of HA passage through cell membranes and their metabolization in an animal body.

Stepchenko [109,110] proved that adding biologically active supplements of humic na-trated that HAs improve the passage of inorganic ions through the intestinal wall. The possibility is that HA passage through cell membranes and their metabolization in an animal body,

proved that adding biologically active supplements of humic na- ture to the diets of animals stimulates metabolic processes and the digestibility of nutrients, promotes increased nitrogen deposition, and activates absorption of calcium and phos- phorus, as well as some other mineral elements. Total protein in the blood serum, which reflects supply with nutrients and macronutrients is seen.

This can be explained by better digestibility of feed nutrients and a large deposition of protein in the body of animals. In recent years, it has been reported about the use of ligno-humate in animal husbandry.

We suggest you add feed high in lignin.

Lignin is the major noncarbohydrate polymer.

Lignin is not a carbohydrate but due to its association with dietary fiber component, it affects the physiological effects of dietary fiber and hence classified as dietary fiber. Dietary fibre includes polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, lignin and associated plant substances.

Carbohydrates are covalently anchored and shielded by lignin in plant cell walls, which reduces the area of cellulose accessible for enzymatic attacks.

The existence of covalent cross-linkages in forage grasses significantly affects the ability of ruminants to digest, due to the limited access of rumen fermentation microorganisms to carbohydrates in the fodders [36]. Therefore, a better understanding of LCC structure may help to determine appropriate processes to break lignin–carbohydrate bonds, and thus to extract lignocelluloses from biomass effectively and selectively.

In a study, the serum concentrations of low-density lipoprotein, leptin, growth hormone, insulin, and triiodothyronine were significantly increased by adding fulvic acid in diets.

Lastly, sugars, starches, and fibers are important energy sources for the horse and crucial to equine digestive health.

Therefore, understanding them and utilizing them in your horse’s diet are crucial. They also are a major component of forages, a staple of the horse’s diet, and are required for digestive health.

How Carbs Work

After a horse consumes the carbohydrates found in forages and grains, the actions of enzymes found primarily in the small intestine break disaccharides and starch into monosaccharides that are then absorbed into the bloodstream, where they are converted for energy or energy storage (more on this in a moment). Dietary fibers, on the other hand, such as cellulose, hemicellulose, and pectins, are not digested by enzymes, but instead undergo fermentation.

Within the cecum and large colon are large populations of microbial organisms that have the ability to break down these complex fibrous carbohydrates into volatile fatty acids that are then absorbed and used as energy sources (calories). However, not all fibers can be fermented effectively, thereby decreasing their overall digestibility; for example, cellulose is typically only 40% digestible, hemicellulose 50% digestible, and lignin is not at all digestible. In contrast, pectins and fructans are believed to be highly fermentable and have higher overall digestibility.

The horse appears to be limited in his ability to digest starch, especially in large amounts. When horses consume too much starch (such as with a high-grain diet or a wayward horse getting into the feed bin), enzymes in the small intestine cannot properly digest it. Undigested starch will, therefore, reach the large intestine and the microbes within it. These microbes might not be accustomed to dealing with large amounts of starch, which could cause a disruption to the microbial ecosystem. This can result in the overproduction of other acids such as lactic acid and/or gas, potentially resulting in colic. Alternatively, it could result in the death of some microbes, causing them to release toxins that can be absorbed by the horse, potentially causing laminitis.

Any glucose produced by the enzyme breakdown in the small intestine is absorbed there and enters the bloodstream, causing an increase in blood glucose concentrations. This increase stimulates the release of the hormone insulin, which functions to move glucose from the blood into the body tissues, thereby bringing blood glucose concentrations back to baseline. Once in the tissues, glucose can be metabolized to produce energy, or it can be converted to fat or glycogen (a polysaccharide of glucose units found in the body) for energy storage. The volatile fatty acids, once absorbed from the cecum and large colon, can also be either metabolized to energy or converted to fat.

Carbohydrates are, therefore, considered important energy sources for the horse. Cereal grains (e.g., corn, oats, or barley) are full of highly digestible carbohydrates such as simple sugars and starch. Forages will have some simple sugars and starches, but they are higher in fiber and therefore provide less digestible energy per unit weight. For example, cereal grains have more than 3 Mcal of energy per kilogram (ranging from 3.2-3.8 Mcal/kg), while hay can range between 1.8-2.4 Mcal/kg, depending on the plant type.

While cereal grains provide more energy than high-fiber feeds, these fibrous feeds–especially forages–are extremely important to the horse’s overall health, and the horse should consume them regularly and in higher amounts than the cereal grains.

The microbes within the horse’s large intestine are highly sensitive to changes and need a constant substrate (fiber) for fermentation. Therefore, gut health (and colic prevention) is dependent on a regular supply of forage.