Humic Acid

18/Description

About

Humic acid is a chemical produced by decaying plants. People use it to make medicine.

People take humic acid for stimulating the immune system and treating the flu (influenza), avian flu, swine flu, and other viral infections.

How it works

There isn't enough information available to know how humic acid works.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Stimulating the immune system
Treating viral diseases
Other conditions

Concerns

There isn't enough information available to know if humic acid is safe. Laboratory research and population research has associated humic acid with joint disease, circulatory disease, and thyroid disease.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of humic acid duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Humic Acid.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Humic acid might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using humic acid.

Interactions

No information available.

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