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Why our fulvic acid also include some humic acid

January 06, 2021

Humic and fulvic acids are both essential for healthy plants. Using one without the other short-changes the full spectrum of benefits that the two acids provide. Further, they work in tandem to optimize growing conditions. For instance, humic acids increase the permeability of cell walls, making it easier for fulvic acids to carry nutrients into the plant. And while fulvic acids are the carrier for nutrients, humic acids make those nutrients more readily available in the soil. They also work in tandem to increase water holding capacity and stimulate root and shoot growth. Nature intended the two to work together, and we certainly recommend that same approach, whether you're applying via a soil or foliar method.

The science on humic and fulvic acids is constantly evolving, and testing methods are becoming better each year. Until recently, the two acids were lumped together and not tested separately. While we're increasingly able to differentiate the functions of each acids, there is significant crossover between the two, and it's impossible to fully differentiate them. Therefore, we believe it would be imprudent for any company to only recommend one of the acids.