Vital Earth product's faq

Q. What is the difference in Fulvic Mineral Complex and Super Multi?
A. One is a mineral product and the other is a vitamin product. Fulvic Mineral Complex is 100% fulvic in solution, with nothing else added. Although Super Multi does contain fulvic minerals, it was designed to be a high potency multi-vitamin product. It contains a lengthy list of essential co-factors which are included in the formula to assure the highest absorption of the vitamins.

Q. Since Super Multi contains minerals, why should I also take Fulvic Mineral Complex? Can't I just take Super Multi and get everything I need?
A. Because of the extreme mineral deficiency we face everyday in the foods we eat, the amount of minerals in Super Multi is not an adequate daily dose of minerals. Super Multi was designed to be a vitamin product. To support the absorption and utilization of the vitamins in the formula, Super Multi also contains an impressive number of important co-factor ingredients, with the most important one being fulvic minerals.

Since vitamins cannot be absorbed and used properly by the body unless minerals are present, about 1/3 of the bottle is liquid fulvic minerals. This assures you're getting maximum absorption of the vitamins in Super Multi. For optimum health you must provide the minerals that were meant to be in our foods, but no longer exist because of our current farming practices. To meet the daily requirement for both vitamins and minerals, most of our customers take Super Multi and Fulvic Mineral Complex together.

Q. If I take both liquid products, Fulvic Mineral Complex and Super Multi, should I be concerned about giving my body too many minerals?
A. No, because the minerals in Fulvic Mineral Complex are organic. Once they enter the body they do not stay in their original form. Proper metabolic responses occur that either allow the minerals to be utilized where they're needed, or if there is overabundance of minerals, they are simply flushed from the body. Organic minerals do not build up in the tissues like metallic or clay based mineral products which can remain in the tissue as toxic residue. Plus, organic minerals also have the capacity to "flush out" toxins from the tissues and are highly effective for removing harmful metallic minerals from the body.

Q. Why do the nutrients in Super Multi exceed the RDA guidelines?
A. The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) was originally established to provide a standardized base line of nutrients to prevent diseases like scurvy and other deficiency diseases. RDA guidelines are upgraded as new research surfaces. However, the RDA’s set the amount needed to meet the requirements of the average healthy person. Anything less than perfect health and perfect living conditions and the RDA is too low. RDA does not take into account modern day life that is filled with stress, pollutants, preservatives, food dyes, chlorinated water, or contaminated air that drain nutrients out of our bodies.

All nutrients, the forms of nutrients, and strengths, were selected for the synergistic affect they have on each other and the results these co-factor relationships produce for the consumer.

Q. What is fulvic and why does Vital Earth put it in their products?
A. Fulvic, a natural ionic molecule, is rapidly being recognized as an important key in many scientific breakthroughs of the 21st century. Fulvic is one of the most crucial factors in the reversal and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of good health. Nature made it abundantly obtainable, but like many things, man has interfered with this vital process and it is no longer available in adequate quantities in the foods we eat. You must provide your body with this essential component through supplementation.

Fulvic’s function is to balance and energize all cell life and biological properties it comes in contact with. If you can restore individual cells to their normal chemical balance and electrical potential, then you have given those cells life. What if the newly energized cells belong to a liver, a heart, or a the thyroid? Those organs could have the potential to function at peak performance. Scientists believe disease is rampant today because people are so deficient in fulvic and the minerals, trace elements, and nutrients it contains. By adding fulvic to our liquids, nutrients are dissolved and complexed by the fulvic electrolyte, making them bio-chemically reactive, mobile, and readily absorbable.

When fulvic is present in the body, nutrients are dissolved into the simplest ionic form and disappear into the fulvic structure, ready to be utilized; fulvic transports nutrients right into the cells. It can often transport many times its weight in dissolved nutrients and elements. This increases assimilation above and beyond normal liquids.

Fulvic increases absorption of oxygen and changes the pattern of metabolism of carbohydrates. It intensifies the metabolism of proteins and regulates immune system function. It also greatly enhances enzyme development and reactions in cells. Because we felt fulvic was so important, we bottled it in its pure, unaltered form, Fulvic Mineral Complex, and added it to our other formulas. Vital Earth’s Fulvic Mineral Complex is 100% fulvic in solution and has an alkaline pH of between 7.0 to 7.8 (recent batches have tested as high as pH 8.9). Now you can see why it’s called “Nature’s Miracle Molecule”.

Q. Why is the "form" of the mineral so important?
A. The minerals in Vital Earth’s fulvic are in an organic, plant derived "form". This means once they enter the body the proper metabolic responses occur that allow them to be utilized where they’re needed. Organic minerals cannot not be retained in the tissues as toxins like metallic or clay based minerals can.

Q. Why isn't Fulvic Mineral Complex sweetened and flavored like some other mineral products on the market?
A. Because of our processing methods, Fulvic Mineral Complex is naturally very mild tasting and requires no sweetening or flavoring. Finding out how a product is processed is a crucial factor when choosing a mineral product. All the amino acids are naturally occurring. There are no sweeteners, flavorings, or preservatives in the formula. We do not use any chemicals, heat or pressure extrusion in our extraction process.

Our product is extracted using only purified, cool, non-chlorinated water, which accounts for its naturally mild taste. Fulvic Mineral Complex is 100% fulvic in solution and has an alkaline pH of between 7.0 to 8.9. The pH level is another way of telling if a product has been processed with chemicals, since chemical acids lower the pH, making them very acidic.

We feel that the addition of fulvic is so crucial to the absorption and utilization of all nutrients that we put it in all our other products, Super Multi, Gluco Matrix, Cal-Mag Liquid, Cal-Mag Capsules and our Vital Greens capsules to boost effectiveness.

Q. Are there any side effects with Fulvic?
A. When taken as directed, there are no known negative side effects or toxic build up. On the contrary, fulvic helps neutralize or remove toxic elements from the body. Occasionally, if a customer has an excessive amount of toxic build up, they may experience flu like symptoms for a few days while the toxins are being removed from the body. If this happens, we suggest you cut your dosage of minerals down to a level that eliminates the symptoms, then build back up to the suggested dosage slowly.

Q. If I have a health issue would it be helpful to take more than the normal dosage of one ounce per day of Fulvic Mineral Complex?
A. Yes, it can be very beneficial to take a double or even a triple dose, depending on body size and severity of the health issue. Because there is no danger of any toxic build up, many people with health challenges take 2 to 3 ounces per day.

The nature of fulvic is such that it will enhance and help to restore natural body functions whenever possible. So instead of covering up symptoms, fulvic is working to energize cells and boost immune response. We recommend that you listen to your body and notice what dosage makes you feel the best; which could essentially mean adjusting your dosage daily based on stress, fatigue, excessive physical activity, or environmental factors you encounter.

Q. Since Vital Earth's fulvic has an alkaline pH of 7.0 to 8.9, will this help reduce body acidity?
A. Another benefit of our proprietary processing is that our product retains a 7.0 to 8.9 alkaline pH. Fulvic can be a powerful aid in controlling body acidity because it neutralizes acids in body fluids, and increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. Acidity is a well known factor in many diseases, so anything that can help increase the body’s alkalinity is a tremendous benefit.

In the highly competitive world of liquid mineral products, it’s no small feat to produce a product that is 100% fulvic in solution, with an alkaline pH of 7.0 to 8.9. Why do we go to the extra effort? So our customers can have more energy, sleep better, focus better at work or school, and reverse diseases.

Q. Can I give the liquid formulas to children?
A. Yes, they’re wonderful for children, and most kids love the taste. They can be given straight from the bottle, or added to their favorite juice. Many parents report amazing successes with overly energized children and childhood related diseases such as blood sugar imbalances. Many children become calm, focused, pleasant and eager to learn.

We recommend 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of body weight; not to exceed 1 ounce per day.

Q. Can I take Vital-Earth supplements while I am on medications?
A. If you are taking prescription drugs, we would advise you to check with your doctor to see how you can best integrate Vital Earth products into your current care.

Q. Isn't it highly toxic to consume fulvic with clorinated water?
A. Chlorine becomes dangerous when mixed with any organic substances; this includes vegetables, fruits, etc. Yes, our product, Fulvic Mineral Complex, is an all natural organic substance which is plant derived. The good thing about our fulvic product is that it is a powerful detoxifier and has the ability to remove dangerous toxins from the body, including chlorine and more.

Q. What is the shelf life of the products and do they have to be refrigerated?
A. As per FDA requirements, most of our products are stamped with a shelf life of 18 months. The “Shelf Life” for supplements refers to the period of time the product will retain the full potencies listed on the Supplement Facts panel. Our products will not “spoil” after the expiration date.  Regarding refrigeration: It is only necessary to refrigerate the liquids once they have been opened.