Are you reaping the Benefits of Humic and Fulvic Acid for Your Pets?
You might be using them for yourself.
Just like you, your pets need MINERALS. Why does your pet (and you) need minerals?
- Cellular Metabolism.
- Building blocks of tissues (teeth, bones).
- Nerve transmission (1).
- Maintaining enzyme systems.
While they are added to commercial dog food, many pet professionals and pet parents, wonder if these are absorbable for your pet. While this absorption does take place in the digestive tract, some forms of synthetic minerals and vitamins are just not as available to your pet’s body as other forms.
The pH of the digestive system, mineral and mineral interactions and the components of the diet matter in the absorption and utilization of minerals.
Can fulvic and humic acid complete nutrients? Let’s explore these!
They do have some great potential benefits for pets!
This post will talk about:
- What Humic and Fulvic Acids Are.
- The Difference Between The Two.
- The Benefits of Humic and Fulvic Acid for Pets
- Finding Sources of These Acids for Pets.
- Precautions to Take When Giving Your Pet Humic and Fulvic Acid
- Frequently asked questions.
What are Humic and Fulvic Acid?
Humic and fulvic acid are organic compounds found in soil and water. They are produced by the decomposition of organic matter such as dead plants and animals.
Both humic and fulvic acid are rich in minerals and other nutrients that are essential for plant growth.
Both your food, and your pet’s, depend on the soil to grow. Whether it’s an animal that grazes on grass, or vegetables that grow, the connection to soil is obvious. Soil needs to be rich in nutrients to support life.
Soil has a ton of benefits, externally, especially for horses!
Soil, its role in cleaning toxins, and its role as a nutrient source, is an interesting topic.
“Soil serves as both a ‘source’ and ‘sink’ for contaminants. (2)”
Soil can be a ‘sink’ for environmental toxins like lead and cadmium. It can also harbor mold and fungus, many of which are beneficial to the earth.
In our certification course, our Practitioner, Amanda Panacea teaches our students all about mold, how it’s role is decomposition, and how we cannot live on this earth without it!
Soil can also be a reservoir for mold, and for glyphosate, a common herbicide that may leach out certain minerals from plant matter. Specific minerals include Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, and Calcium (3).
The acids work as middle men. They chelate minerals and make them available for the plant. They also help the soil retain water.
The Difference Between Humic and Fulvic Acid
Humic acid is a larger molecule that is insoluble in water, while fulvic acid is a smaller molecule that is soluble in water.
The latin name for humus is soil, and the soil contains dark matter later to be named humic acid. This helps plants grow. Research is showing the benefits for humans and pets too.
Fulvic acids are soluble in water, no matter the pH.
Because of its larger size, humic acid is slower to break down in the body and is therefore less readily available for absorption. Fulvic acid, on the other hand, is readily absorbed by the body and is more quickly available for use.
Both humic and fulvic acid contain a range of minerals and other nutrients that are essential for health. However, fulvic acid is generally considered to be more potent and more easily absorbed than humic acid.
How Humic and Fulvic Acid Can Improve Pet Health
Studies have shown that these earth acids can have a range of potential benefits for pet health.
Humic and fulvic acid can help to improve digestion by increasing the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut. This can help to improve nutrient absorption and reduce the risk of digestive issues such as diarrhea and constipation. The kudos really go to the humic acid for increasing the quality of the gut microbiome (3).
Humic and fulvic acid are rich in minerals and nutrients that are essential for energy production. By energy production we do mean in the cell. That’s our Cellular Metabolism dial.
In animal studies, these acids are shown to increase cellular respiration in the mitochondria in the livers of rats (4).
It may be due to the ability of the fulvic acid to increase mitochondrial membrane potential. Increasing membrane potential is cell protective (5).
What does this mean for your pet?
By providing these nutrients, which support the mitochondria in cells, they may help to increase energy levels and reduce fatigue (6).
Improved Immune Function
Humic and fulvic acid have been shown to have immune-boosting properties. By supporting immune function, they can help to reduce the risk of illness and disease in pets. This support comes in the form of anti-inflammatory properties in the fulvic acid. Many issues in your pet can be inflammatory in nature, and fulvic acid has been shown to reduce “the release of pro-inflammatory mediators from cells (6)”
This may result in an improved appearance of skin and coat.
Fulvic acid is a binder and a great detoxification ally. It is particularly beneficial if you suspect you OR your pet may have a heavy metal load. They may also detoxify pesticides. The do this through chelation and absorption.
Humic acids may also support detoxification by acting as a shield (6). These substances may bind heavy metals and pesticides. The act as a cell protector and may even increase protection of bacterial responses (7).
How to Incorporate Humic and Fulvic Acid into Your Pet’s Diet
Humic and fulvic acid can be incorporated into your pet’s diet in a number of ways.
One of the easiest ways is to use a supplement that contains these compounds. These supplements are available in a range of forms, including powders, capsules, and liquids.
When choosing a supplement, it’s important to look for one that is specifically formulated for pets. This will ensure that the dosage is appropriate and that the product is safe for your furry friend to consume.
You can also incorporate humic and fulvic acid into your pet’s diet by feeding them foods that are rich in these compounds. This can mean foods grown organic soil, but any fresh whole food, that is species appropriate, is beneficial to your pet.
Using fresh foods, like leafy greens, root vegetables like carrot, turnip, beets, and even some dandelion, in appropriate amounts can give your pet natural fulvic acid.
Seaweed is a good source of fulvic acid and other nutrients. It can be added to your pet’s diet in moderation. If your own seaweed sheets are unsalted and without flavorings, then your pet can have some too. Always keep breed, pet’s weight, and food amounts in mind when feeding your pet.
Easy Supplements of Humic and Fulvic Acid for Pets
When it comes to choosing the best sources of humic and fulvic acid for pets, it’s important to consider the quality of the product. Look for products that are made from high-quality ingredients and that have been tested for purity and potency. Some supplements combine both of the acids, and some use them separately.
Other sources of humic and fulvic acid for pets include seaweed, leonardite, and shilajit. Leonardite is a type of coal that is rich in humic acid. It is often used as a soil amendment and can also be used as a supplement for pets.
We carry PoliPet.
We love PoliPet products for pets, as they combine their carbon technology process with probiotics for a fantastic boost to your pets digestive health!
If you are looking for humic and fulvic acids in a pet specific binder, Renew, or Boost, are great choices! Renew contains humic and fulvic acid, electrolytes, and polysaccharides to support your pets detoxification processes.
You can access all of these PoliPet products in our online store!
Poli Pet Nourish is a daily pet supplement that has been formulated to provide gut support in the form of over 6 Billion Probiotic CFUs, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes and antioxidants.
This product is made to support mitochondrial function the production of ATP. Boost improves your pets ability to detoxify while improving energy levels.
This balm is primarily intended for pets with paw and skin issues such as chaffing and allergies, topical treatment of skin conditions, and prevention of absorption of harmful chemicals and toxins through the paws including glyphosate. We also recommend using if for Winter Paw Protection! Check out our Instagram Series on this!
This also contains “Earth” acids, along with Melatonin, L-Theanine, Lavender and Chamomile.
Hip & Joint:
Looking for joint support WITH minerals, AND Anti-inflammatory properties! PoliPet Hip and Joint is it!
Pets can benefit from binders too. This one contains short- and long-chain carbons, which move body wide, to remove environmental elements that pets pick up along the way. Renew moves beyond the gut, with electrolytes, humic and fulvic acid compounds, and polysaccharides. Help repair damage and promote increased energy production at the cellular level.
Precautions to Take When Giving Your Pet Humic and Fulvic Acid
While humic and fulvic acid are generally safe for pets, it’s important to take some precautions when giving your furry friend these compounds. Here are some things to keep in mind: amounts, quality and any allergies.
- Choose high-quality products that have been tested for purity and potency. Poor-quality products may contain contaminants that could be harmful to your pet.
- If your pet has allergies or sensitivities, it’s important to check with your veterinarian before giving them humic and fulvic acid.
- While side effects are rare, some pets may experience digestive upset when first starting to take humic and fulvic acid. If your pet experiences any side effects, stop giving them the supplement and consult with your veterinarian.
Frequently Asked Questions About Humic and Fulvic Acid for Pets
Q: Can humic and fulvic acid be given to all pets?
A: Yes, humic and fulvic acid are generally safe for all pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. When in doubt always check with your veterinarian.
Q: Can humic and fulvic acid be given to pets on medication?
A: It’s important to check with your veterinarian before giving humic and fulvic acid to pets on medication. While they are generally noted as safe, they should be cross referenced with any medication by a licensed professional.
Q: Can humic and fulvic acid be given to pregnant or nursing pets?
A: It’s important to check with your veterinarian before giving humic and fulvic acid to pregnant or nursing pets.
Q: How long does it take to see the benefits of humic and fulvic acid in pets?
A: The time it takes to see the benefits of humic and fulvic acid in pets can vary depending on the individual pet and the specific health issue being addressed. Some see changes within weeks, while others report that over a month did take place before any apparent changes. Since it is hard to verbally communicate with pets, keep in mind that changes may appear subtle for you.
Let’s wrap up!
Humic and fulvic acid are organic compounds that are rich in minerals and nutrients that are essential for plant and animal health. Studies have shown that these compounds can have a range of potential benefits for pet health, including improved digestion, increased energy, improved immune function, and better skin and coat health.
If you’re considering incorporating humic and fulvic acid into your pet’s diet, it’s important to choose high-quality products and to follow the recommended dosage on the product label. As always, it’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian before starting any new supplement or dietary regimen for your furry friend.
With the information in this ultimate guide, you can unlock the potential benefits of humic and fulvic acid for your pet and help them live a healthier, happier life.