Humic acids are the missing link in our food chain - literally so many foreign researchers believe.
Indeed, today we are not in the best environmental situation. We lack vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, we are poisoned by the air of big cities, we are attacked by microbes and allergens, not to mention bad habits.

And most importantly, today we cannot rely on our food. This is especially true for vegetables and fruits. The soils for growing crops around the world are depleted. And only the vitality of mineral-rich ancient soils is still preserved in the deep layers of the earth in the form of humic substances. With the advent of new biotechnologies, it has become available to us.

What are humic acids made of?

Humic acid is a large, long chain of molecules that can be isolated from coal, soil, or peat deposits. Its integral component is fulvic acid, the properties of which are sometimes considered separately.

The complex of humic and fulvic acids is an extremely powerful combination for improving the body. It has a high bioavailability. Its composition contains a full range of minerals, amino acids and trace elements.

These include natural polysaccharides, peptides, up to 20 amino acids, vitamins, minerals, sterols, hormones, fatty acids, polyphenols and ketones with subgroups including flavonoids, flavones, flavins, catechins, tannins, quinones, isoflavones, tocopherols and others. There are about 70 useful components in total. Such a saturated polymorphic structure causes a variety of positive biological effects of humic acids.

Fact: it has been found that humic acids are able to change the structure of water, turning it into "melt". As you know, meltwater has a healing effect on living organisms. The water in human tissues also has a melt structure.

Humic acids in cosmetology

The rich composition of humic substances, which include both humic and fulvic acids, ensures their natural effectiveness, due to which humic substances are in demand both in medicine and cosmetology. And since they are also completely safe, their special demand in natural cosmetics and care products is not surprising.

Humic acids create a favorable background for the work of any organ and tissue in the human body: pH, blood circulation, nutrition, oxygen supply, hormonal balance. And the skin is our largest organ. This is especially important for her.

As for the dermis itself, humic acids begin to act already on its surface, therefore:

  • they are an excellent regenerant;
  • they have anti-allergic activity;
  • they are able to remove lipoproteins and cholesterol from the body, balancing fat metabolism and preventing local fat accumulation, that is, they correct the work of the sebaceous glands:
  • they improve the structure of the hair, preventing its loss by improving the microcirculation of the scalp.

Wellness masks, baths or wraps containing a complex of humic and fulvic acids:

  • improve the general condition of the skin;
  • they demonstrate analgesic effect;
  • relieve inflammation; eliminate swelling, bruises;
  • they help to take care of your hair.

Humic acid is successfully used to care for healthy skin for preventive purposes or for problematic skin prone to various dermatoses. Humic acids are especially good in the composition of anti-dandruff, oily seborrhea, and hair loss. Fulvic acids are a natural corrector of sebum production (sebum).

Humic substances are most actively used in cosmetology in mud treatment: masks, ointments, wraps, applications – this is an excellent skin cleansing, detoxification, antioxidant effect, nutrition with necessary macro- and microelements, minimizing allergic reactions, minimizing fat traps.

At the same time, veins are treated in parallel, normal blood flow is restored, pain goes away, the disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect of humic acid is manifested.

How humic acids affect the body


The humic complex has a pronounced ability to maintain chemical balance in the body. Depending on the situation, humic acid can behave as a donor or as an electron acceptor. This makes humic acid a powerful natural antioxidant, a trap for free radicals that damage the protein structures and DNA molecules of cells, disrupt their genetic code and make, in particular, the development of oncological diseases possible. This aspect is especially important for residents of Russia, whose epidemiological studies have revealed a significant deficiency of antioxidants.


Humic acids show high antiviral activity. A molecule of humic acid wraps the virus like a "fur coat", blocking its entry into the cell and preventing reproduction. At the same time, humic acid sends a warning signal to the immune system about the appearance of an invader. This pushes the immune system to fight the virus, which is in a vulnerable position as a result of binding by a humic acid molecule. As a result, the amount of the virus is reduced, and the immune system is more successful in coping with the disease.

The inhibitory effect of humic acids is directed against the early stage of virus replication, therefore, the preventive use of humic acids is possible, in particular, during influenza epidemics.


Humic acids are a powerful complexing agent, binding and removing heavy metals (lead, mercury, copper, cadmium, cobalt, zinc and others) from the body. Entering the human body through air and food, heavy metals can accumulate in tissues. When they reach a certain concentration, they cause severe poisoning and cellular mutations.

Heavy metals are not excreted from the body on their own if no therapeutic measures are taken. Humic acids are actively involved in liver metabolism and act as a filter for heavy metals. They capture and immobilize the toxic substance, preventing it from entering into a chemical reaction. After that, the toxin is easily removed from the body.

Long-term use of humic acids generally has a beneficial effect on liver function. The level of liver enzymes is normalized, cellular respiration is stimulated, and the regeneration of damaged liver cells is accelerated.


Adsorption by humic acids has its own characteristics. It is not a mechanical enterosorbent, but a complexing agent that acts more intensively than conventional physical enterosorbents. As a result, humic acids are able to stop diarrhea and other digestive disorders much faster. Due to their light tanning effect, the intestinal mucosa is compacted, its permeability decreases and excessive release of tissue fluid into the intestinal lumen, which helps to avoid excessive water loss during diarrhea.

Humic acids have the property of forming a thin gel film on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, protecting the body from infections and toxins. If the villi of the intestinal epithelium are inflamed or have already been destroyed, humic acids penetrate into the subepithelial tissue and contribute to their restoration. This is how they differ from the well-known physical adsorbents (activated carbon, silicates and clay minerals), which remain unchanged on the mucous membrane. Thanks to the protective gel film, pathological impulses from the peripheral nerve endings of the intestine also decrease, pain syndrome passes, normal peristalsis and tone are restored.

As an enterosorbent, humic acids exhibit another important property. It has been proven that against the background of the use of humic acids, only toxins and excess minerals are selectively excreted from the body. That is, the amount of useful trace elements necessary for the body is not lost when taking humic acids.

Thus, being an enterosorbent, humic acids in the usual dose do not affect the internal balance of nutrients. The wide composition of organic acids of humic substances helps, in addition to the action of digestive enzymes, to break down food particles in the gastrointestinal tract. Humic acids inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, stimulate the growth of the natural intestinal microflora, improve protein digestion and absorption of calcium, trace elements, and nutrients.


Humic acids have an established antibacterial effect on the following pathogenic microorganisms: C. Albicans, Prot. Vulgaris, Ps. Aeruginosa, S. Typhimurium, St. aureus, St. epidermidis, St. pyogenes. They significantly accelerate the metabolism of bacteria, which leads to increased destruction of microbial cells. In the intestine, humic acids neutralize pathogenic microflora. The associated bacteria and toxins are eliminated naturally.


One of the most pronounced effects of the use of humic acids is an increase in the overall immune response. Humic compounds regulate the amount of glycoproteins in the body, which affect the balance of T- and lymphocytes. In addition, they activate the synthesis of interleukins 1 and 2, the production of endogenous interferon, gamma globulins, which leads to the activation of suppressed functions of the immune system. A number of medical studies show that humic acids are able to exhibit anti-cancer properties, inhibiting tumor growth, as well as suppressing the action of viruses capable of causing cancer. Fulvic acid reduces protease activity, which reduces the metastatic activity of cancer cells.


Humic acids have an anti-inflammatory effect. They accelerate the healing of wounds and ulcerative defects due to increased fibroblast proliferation, activation of water, protein and fat metabolism. They also have an inhibitory effect on the synthesis of inflammatory mediators - prostaglandins. Locally, tissue hyaluronidase is activated, which accelerates wound healing. The inhibitory effect of humic acids on proteolytic enzymes that damage vascular walls and skin has been established.


Due to the ability to recognize and bind substances in excess in the body, humic acids form and remove complexes with cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins from the body, which makes them effective in combating atherosclerosis and its consequences.


Humic acids reduce the sensitization of the body by actively binding and removing allergens from the body. At the same time, allergy symptoms disappear, the number of eosinophils in the blood is normalized, and stable remission is achieved.


Humic acids regulate the action of stress hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands (adrenaline, norepinephrine). Increased levels of adrenaline and norepinephrine indicate an increased level of anxiety. Excess hormones are blocked by humic acids and do not reach their receptors in cells. In addition, the ability of humic acids to influence the saturation of red blood cells with oxygen improves overall well-being and causes a person to gain strength.