People use fulvic acid for conditions such as allergies, eczema (atopic dermatitis), cancer, Alzheimer disease, and others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Hay fever. Early research shows that taking fulvic acid by mouth for 7 days might help reduce allergic reactions in people with allergies to pollen.
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis). Early research shows that applying fulvic acid 5% to the skin twice daily for 4 weeks might improve some symptoms of eczema.
- Alzheimer disease.
- Lead toxicity.
- Infection of the airways.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Fulvic acid is POSSIBLY SAFE when used for up to 4 weeks. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if fulvic acid is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Autoimmune diseases: Fulvic acid might increase the activity of the immune system. It might therefore worsen some autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). People with these conditions should be cautious or avoid fulvic acid altogether.
Kashin-Beck Disease: There is some concern that fulvic acid in drinking water might increase the risk of developing Kashin-Beck bone disease. It is thought that the risk is greatest in regions where people do not receive enough selenium in their diet.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with FULVIC ACID
Some medications are taken to slow blood clotting. Fulvic acid might increase how quickly blood clots. Taking fulvic acid with these medications might reduce their effects and increase the risk of blood clots.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with FULVIC ACID
Fulvic acid can stimulate the immune system. In theory, taking fulvic acid might decrease the effects of medications that decrease the immune system.
Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), and other corticosteroids (glucocorticoids).
Thyroid hormone interacts with FULVIC ACID
Fulvic acid affects thyroid hormone levels. In theory, taking fulvic acid with thyroid hormone might interfere with therapy to make thyroid function normal. People receiving thyroid hormone should use fulvic acid cautiously.
Be cautious with this combination
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