Remember: I'm not a doctor and any health protocols or supplements that I discuss are just about my own health journey. I hope it helps someone else who is suffering with chronic health issues but you have to do your own investigating and make your own decisions. That said...
This has been floating around in my head for a while now and I finally got around to researching it in a less random way.
This is an article that came up from an MD's blog:
This site explains the difference. They recommend taking both for 3 months and then switching to their 3:1 fulvic:humic combo. Naturally they recommend their product (Vital Earth Minerals) but I found the info easy to understand (sort of!) and a good comparison of the two.
At the time of this post their combo was $34.49; the straight fulvic was $34.49 and the straight humic was $34.49. They have 7 day travel packs for about $10 each. That might be a good way to try it. Shipping was free when I put both the fulvic and humic bottles in my cart! However, it was about $10 shipping for just one of them and it was $5.48 shipping for a bottle of humic caps alone.
I just saw on their store locator map that Sprouts is a vendor. I'll be sure to look next time I'm in one! Hmm... The humic DOES have amino acids (including glutamic acid) but not l-cysteine. Same for fulvic. Same for the blend AND the super strenth. I may need to look into those individual amino acids. I guess the tryptophan will mellow me out :).
Here is the brand that a local supplement store recommends and their literature is compelling. The capsules are out for me because they have L-Cysteine which I avoid as much as MSG. The liquid does not list any amino acids but I would call before buying it; especially since it's about $40 locally. Online it's $39.99 with $5.95 shipping (for the liquid).
This brand looks interesting and the website is very detailed. It's Optimally Organic. I shy away from amino acids, though...
Here's another: Organic Defense for $39.99 and $5.15 shipping. There are no amino acids added:
This one does not mention amino acids. $24.99/8 oz bottle (1/2 tablespoon daily) ($8 shipping)
Quite honestly, I don't know which to choose. I really think this will help me make a jump forward in my health journey. I don't jump into things and have been thinking about this for at least 6 months. Putting it out here helps me think and gives me a place to come back to rethink it before buying. I hope some of you find the links helpful.
If you already use these products or are going to try them, here are some links for Amazon (I'm still deciding which one!):
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