Much has been said (and written) about Shilajit and its beneficial properties. This one a kind natural substance has amazed countless different people throughout the history of mankind, with its potent effect on our well-being. After all, it’s filled with over 85 vitamins & minerals, Amino acids, Ellagic acid, DCP’s & DBP’s…and of course, one of the key players, Fulvic acid. We feel that it doesn’t get enough attention, so its time to dig around this exceptional component of Shilajit a bit more thoroughly.


Fulvic acid goes into a subclass of diverse compounds known as humic substances, which are actually a by-product of organic degradation from microorganisms.  In reality, it looks like a yellow-brown substance found in natural materials such as Shilajit, soil, peat, coal, and bodies of water such as streams or lakes. What separates Fulvic acid from the other humic substances is a set of special physical and chemical properties. Its soluble at all pHs has a small molecular weight and a high oxygen content while being of a yellow color (unlike Humic acid that is brown and soluble at alkaline pHs).

What is really interesting is that Fulvic acid can change with geographic location. For example, in Israel, Fulvic acid isolated from clay contains ~2.0% (m/m) nitrogen, and the one isolated from sand contains ~4.4% (m/m) nitrogen. In addition, Fulvic acid isolated from Israel has ~49% (m/m) carbon whereas the one from Italy has ~39% carbon content.


Before we begin with this part, it’s worth remembering that while Fulvic acid is being used in Ayurvedic medicine for approximately 3000 years, modern science has not fully researched all of the health effects of Fulvic acid. While that doesn’t mean that these health effects are not present, it has not been fully researched and approved by the FDA.

That being said, its currently undergoing extensive research and we know more about it every day. So, what are its supposed effects on our health?

Well, Fulvic acid should have immune-modulation, antioxidant, diuretic, antihypertensive, and hypoglycemic effects. In addition, when applied externally, it is claimed to be an antiseptic and analgesic. Fulvic acid is shown to decrease pro-inflammatory markers but can also activate the immune system to kill bacteria. It has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress. Besides that, it can also influence the microbiome and possibly improve gut functions and gut health. It can also speed up recovery time, improve skin conditions, boost energy levels, and has on-going numerous researches about its effect on other diseases and aliments.


Normally, if you’re a healthy person, you get enough Fulvic acid with a good and quality diet. Since that’s not always the case, supplements like Shilajit can greatly improve the quality of your life.  This way, we can get the required dosage of Fulvic acid every day and make sure our body gets all the needed nutrients. Read more about it here.

And as always, If you have any underlying diseases or health problems you should always check with your doctor before taking any supplements. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Fulvic acid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.  Stay on the safe side and avoid use!

So, while even though Fulvic acid is very healthy for consumption, it can (like most of the stuff on our planet if taken in bigger quantities) cause damage to our health. And by that, we mean people that don’t take Fulvic acid in the form of Shilajit, that actually has a balanced amount, but instead take pure FA in bigger dosages. Trust the nature and the gifts it has provided for us and all will be fine.

Mountaindrop Shilajit is a perfectly balanced natural supplement that will make sure you get the most potent and health beneficial effect out of every single ingredient in it. 

Sources and more info: 

  1. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1320/fulvic-acid
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151376/
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fulvic-acid
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/fulvic-acid
  5. https://www.onnit.com/academy/fulvic-acid-benefits-uses-and-side-effects/
  6. https://draxe.com/nutrition/fulvic-acid/
  7. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2018.00235/full