As we enter summers last month, with vacation travels tapering, HU-Healthy series continues our highlight of Dr. Josh Axe’s top seven reasons why HUmic Acid MINERAL.
I just finished a 3-state customer visit trip to the Midwest. As I sat in airports and boarded planes, I was reminded of the daily planet pollutions we take in and the free radicals we are exposed to daily. Great timing, as we look at FREE RADICAL DAMAGE AND INFLAMMATION and how HUmic Acid MINERAL is an effective antioxidant and electrolyte.
We all have FREE RADICALS living inside of us. “They have roles for fighting pathogens (pathogens or infectious agents are a biological agent that causes disease or illness to its host), supplying energy and regulating hormones. However, too many FREE RADICALs, speeds up the aging process and results in disease formation. The combination of our exposure to environmental pollutants, low nutrient intake, and harmful activities like smoking, too much UV light exposure and eating processed foods (a major cause of weight gain), has created a big problem in regard to raising free radical damage. Body weight is impacted not only by what people eat and how much they exercise, but also by our lifestyle and environment.”
HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL contains antioxidants that counter the effects of free radicals and also help detoxify the body of many toxins that contribute to the problem: chemicals used in agriculture, radioactive waste and heavy metals, for example. It also helps extend the permeability and life of cells by providing electrolytes that have numerous functions within the heart, muscles, brain and digestive tract.
A Little More on Gut Health –
America’s culture of prescription drugs plays a role in weight management – and also affects gut health. Antibiotics, are the most-prescribed medication in America. Nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half, on two. Antidepressants are the second-most prescribed drug in the U.S., and many of those drugs have been linked to weight gain.
Antibiotics contribute to weight gain and other health issues, such as LEAKY GUT SYNDROME and ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, thanks to their effect on gut health. Antibiotics are prescribed to rid the body of bad bacteria. However, in the process, they wipe out the good bacteria, this is why antibiotics can be dangerous. Good bacteria, also known as probiotics, are integral to GOOD GUT HEALTH and maintaining a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria.
** See HUmineral’s BLOG, March edition HU-Healthy Share on “Got a GOOD GUT”.
2014 Jun;24(2):106-12. doi: 10.3109/08982104.2013.839998. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
The impact of HUmic and Fulvic Acids on the dynamic properties of Liposome Membranes: the ESR method.
Man D1, Pisarek I, Braczkowski M, Pytel B, Olchawa R.
1Institute of Physics, Opole University , Opole , Poland .
This paper presents the results of research on the influence of two fractions of humic substances (HS): fulvic acids (FA) and humic acids (HA), as a function of concentration, on the liposome membranes formed from egg yolk lecithin (EYL). The concentration of HS in relation to EYL changed from 0% to 10% by weight. The influence of HS on various areas of membranes: interphase water-lipid, in the lipid layer just below the polar part of the membrane and in the middle of the lipid bilayer, was investigated by different spin labels (TEMPO, DOXYL 5, DOXYL 16). The study showed that HA slightly decreased the fluidity of the analyzed membranes on the surface layer, while FA significantly liquidated the center of the lipid bilayer. The strong effect of both fractions of HS on the concentration of free radicals as a function of time was also described.
Free Radicals and Antioxidants in normal Physiological Functions and Human Disease.
- 1Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia.
National Inst. of Health – Antioxidant Research
National Inst. of Heatlh – Inflammation Research