A common question we get from customers is whether humic and fulvic minerals are safe for everyone.
Humic and fulvic minerals are naturally occurring compounds that have been around for a long time, and they have a very well-established safety profile (although, of course, we aren’t doctors, and you should talk to a healthcare professional before starting a new supplement).
Here’s what the research says about the safety of humic and fulvic minerals, who can take them, how you might react to them, and more.
What Are Humic and Fulvic Minerals?
Humic and fulvic minerals come from a substance known as “humate.”
Humate is a combination of organic substances that are the result of decomposed fresh water plant matter. In the case of BEAM Minerals, the humate we use has been concentrated over hundreds of thousands of years and is found about 10-12 feet below the surface of the earth. It’s incredibly rich in minerals, antioxidants, and other micronutrients[*].
Our humic and fulvic mineral supplemengts are purified versions of humate. They contain a very stable, predictable ratio of essential minerals, in a liquid form that is close to 100% bioavailable and that your body can absorb within minutes.
Are Humic and Fulvic Minerals Toxic?
The short answer is no. Humic and fulvic minerals are not toxic, and they do not contain toxins.
In a 2020 study, researchers tested the purity of humic and fulvic minerals and found them to be non-toxic.[*].
They also tested the effects of taking humic and fulvic acid at high doses, daily, for 90 days. The researchers found no evidence of general toxicity, carcinogenicity, organ damage, or genotoxicity, and concluded that humic and fulvic minerals are not toxic and caused no adverse effects, even when taken at quantities far above a standard dose[*].
Humic and Fulvic Minerals Actually Help You Detox
Not only are humic and fulvic minerals free of toxins—they actually help pull toxins from your body. They act as binders, adsorbing and deactivating heavy metals, other damaging compounds and environmental toxins such as glyphosate and nanoplastics, then flush them from your system altogether.
In fact, humic and fulvic minerals are such effective detoxifiers that they’re regularly used in animal feed (to prevent cattle from absorbing toxins)[*], to cleanse soil and protect plants (by pulling up and deactivating heavy metals so they’re no longer harmful)[*], and for removing pollutants that cause inflammation in humans[*].
Humic and fulvic acids are powerful detoxifiers. They’re not only safe—they bind to and deactivate toxins that are actively harming you, then help you get them out of your system.
Are There Side Effects to Taking Humic and Fulvic Minerals?
The vast majority of our customers experience no side effects from taking humic and fulvic minerals. In fact, most people report significant improvements in their energy, mental clarity, sleep, and more.
However, a very small number of customers experience Herxheimer reactions after taking humic complexes. A Herxheimer reaction happens when you detox too rapidly, releasing stored toxins (damaging bacteria, pesticides, heavy metals, and so on) that are moving rapidly through your body for excretion.
Basically, if your body has a more critical need to detoxify, using humic mineral substances can cause your body to experience Herxheimer reactions such as a rash or a headache. Fortunately, if you experience a Herxheimer reaction, there’s an easy fix. You can read more about Herxheimer reactions, and how to adjust the way you use humic to give your body time to adapt and detoxify more slowly.
We are not doctors, and you should always talk to a medical professional before starting a new supplement.
However, in our experience with thousands of customers, and based on a large body of research, we can say with confidence that humic and fulvic minerals are safe for virtually everyone.
If you want to increase your energy levels, enhance your mental clarity, nourish your cells, and balance your mineral levels, we suggest trying our humic and fulvic compounds for yourself. They taste like water and you can take them in 30 seconds every morning. You may be surprised by how good they make you feel.