by Sunny Datko
Fulvic Acid offers many physical, chemical and biological benefits to your garden. It gets its name from the Latin fulvus, meaning yellow, describing its color. Its natural buffering, chelating and extremely high ion-exchange properties make mineral elements easier for plants to absorb. This results in increased plant vitality, resistance to environmental stress and improved crop quality and yields.
1. Chelates Nutrients
Fulvic acids can chelate inorganic nutrients and heavy metals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, cobalt, lead and potassium. Once the calcium and iron ions have been chelated they cannot react with phosphate, sulfur or oxygen and precipitate out of solution.
2. Increases Absorption
Fulvic acid greatly increases the absorption through the cell membrane, across the cytoplasm and directly to the nucleus of cells. Once inside the plant cells, fulvic acids become catalysts that makes sure the cells get precisely the amount of nutrients they need and chelate harmful toxins, reducing them into a harmless form.
3. Transports Minerals into Cells
Because the molecular weight of fulvic acid is so low, it can easily transport nutrients in the plant. In fact, fulvic acids are able to transport over 60 times their own weight in minerals into cells. The fulvic acid actually transforms these minerals and metals into elaborate fulvic acid molecular complexes that have vastly different characteristics from their previous metallic mineral form.
4. Increases Resistance to pH Fluctuations
Plants treated with a regular diet of fulvic acid have a greater resistance to fluctuations in pH. The fulvic acid acts as a shock absorber because the nitrogen it contains is slowly released. This is extremely important because excess acidity will make minerals insoluble to plants while an alkaline pH will burn the plant.
5. “Free-Radical” Scavengers
Fulvic acids act as “free-radical” scavengers, supplying vital electrolytes, enhance and transport nutrients, catalyze enzyme reactions, increase assimilation, stimulate metabolism, chelate and change inorganic minerals into organically complex minerals, solubilize, energize, and transport major and trace elements to the site of need, and demonstrate amazing capacity for electrochemical balance.
Try Fulvic Acid in Your Garden Today
To produce strong, hearty crops rich in vitamins and minerals, we recommend using Mad Farmer NUTS to supercharge your nutrients and optimize the health of your plants. Its natural buffering, chelating and ion exchange properties will result in increased vitality, resistance to stress, and improved harvest quality and yield. Try NUTS today to help ensure that your plants meet their highest growth and nutritional potential.