After doing hours of research on probiotic supplements, a dog owner may decide to finally go with a soil-based probiotic, or SBO for short, but will then be faced with the question of do they get one with Fulvic and Humic acid? What do they do to help with the probiotics’ overall effectiveness? Are they really beneficial or necessary? This article will dive into facts regarding the soil-based probiotic, Safe Guard, and its hearty addition of Fulvic and Humic acid.
Safe Guard is a probiotic supplement for dogs that includes the bacterial strains, Bacillus coagulans (B. coagulans) and Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis), and the complex materials Fulvic and Humic acid. Most probiotic supplements do not include this powerful duo, making Safe Guard one of the few who realize and utilize their many health benefits.
What is Fulvic acid?
Fulvic acid is a by-product of organic material that has decomposed in the earth’s soil. It is high in antioxidant properties and is a natural source of pre and probiotics. High antioxidants will help to improve brain health. It also has marked effects on modulating the body’s immune system, as well as being an excellent anti-inflammatory and reducing the release of pro-inflammatory cells or histamines that can cause issues like allergic reactions, asthma, and atopic dermatitis.
This compound has been used in eastern medicine (Ayurveda) for over three thousand years. Although this was through an indirect use because it was found to make up about 20% of a tar-like substance called Shilajit, which has been used for many medicinal purposes. Shilajit was found to have immune-boosting, antioxidant, antihypertensive, and diuretic effects. Those who use it also claim that when applied topically it can have antiseptic and analgesic results.
Fulvic acid was also found to have pro-inflammatory effects in animals. When a Fulvic acid supplement was applied topically there was a significant reduction in the size of wounds associated with staph infections of the skin.
When ingested with a probiotic, Fulvic acid will improve the overall gut flora of the gastrointestinal tract and nutrient absorption as well as reduce or resolve inflammatory issues of the stomach and bowel.
What is Humic acid?
Humic acid is formed by the process of humification and like Fulvic acid, is also found in the decomposition of organic material in the soil. Humification involves the natural chemical and microbial activities that will transform the dead remains of living matter into humic substances. The process of humification has fascinated active thinkers and scientists alike since the time of Sanskrit and ancient Rome.
Because Humic acid is rich in many minerals, but most important trace minerals that are difficult to obtain just through a typical diet, and has a profound effect on the gut’s natural microbiome, it is a great addition to probiotics.
How do they work together?
Fulvic and Humic acid alike will help to transport nutrients to the cells more effectively, boosting the body’s absorption rate of nutrients and fighting inflammation within the digestive organs. Both have been found to combat inflammatory bowel disease.
When taken along with a probiotic, even in its small doses, Fulvic and Humic acid will cause fast and significant improvements in the ratio of good bacteria living within the gut. This will reduce constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and other stomach and intestinal sensitivities. They work particularly well together to work against slow GI motility, making them a great supplement in dogs with chronic constipation.
Using Safe Guard
Incorporating Safe Guard with Fulvic and Humic acid into your dog’s daily regimen may not be exactly like them going outside and eating some dirt or grass off the ground, but it is very close. It will provide them with similar benefits as to when they were in the wild ingesting foliage and eating as they would naturally.
The SBOs in Safe Guard will introduce happy and healthy bacteria into the gut, more than just eating soil out of the yard. Unfortunately, thanks to all the fertilizers and pesticides used today on farms and public places, the once rich and hearty soil is lacking its original abundant nutrients. These harmful chemicals have killed or destroyed most of the natural and organic compounds in the soil, like our lovely probiotics and fulvic/humic acid, making it much less healthy than before. This is why the product Safe Guard is as close as it will get to their past of eating off the ground.
Happy gut, happy dog
It is important to have a healthy gut, so that reflects in our immune system to fight off illness and disease. Safe Guard with Humic and Fulvic acid will work together to help the body maintain a proper balance and protect against possible life-long illnesses and improve defense from harmful bacteria and other organisms.