Life Elixir contains more than 100 naturally occurring substances derived from our pristine anic deposit including:
- 9 Macro Minerals
- 10 Trace Minerals
- 57 Trace Elements
- 18 Amino Acids
- 17 Organic Acids (including humic and fulvic acids)
- 5 Vitamins
116 in total
It’s no secret that the organic acids in fruits and vegetables are simultaneously nourishing and detoxifying. Life Elixir contains an abundance of these acids from prehistoric plant matter decomposition. The acids also participate in the delivery of the nutrients contained in the respective foods.
Life Elixir fulvic trace mineral supplement contains plant origin acids of a wide variety and diversity.
There is not a single fruit or vegetable that contains all the organic acids that Life Elixir does!
Life Elixir contains Nature’s most unique and complex molecules in the form of organic acids, minerals, trace minerals, amino acids and vitamins. This gives Life Elixir a host of ways to impart health producing effects via its many constituents. By increasing the permeability of the cell membrane the organic acids in Life Elixir link to nutrients in the digestive tract and blood stream delivering them into the cell at an increased and more effective rate. This results in a noticeable sense of well being and reduced susceptibility to disease. Energy levels increase while endurance and stamina is enhanced considerably.
What is the difference between Fulvic acid and a fulvic acid bound mineral?
In nature, fulvic acid exists in two forms. The first is fulvic acid that is in the free form state remaining unbound to other molecules such as minerals, it is extremely reactive. The second is fulvic acid that is bound to minerals called fulvates often referred to as Fulvic Minerals. Life Elixir contains an abundance of both these fulvic forms!!
What about other organic acids?
Life Elixir Fulvic Minerals also contain many other organic acids besides fulvic or humic acid. Laboratory research has shown that Life Elixir contains the following additional organic acids.
- Acetic Acid (200 ppm) – Weak acid; second simplest carboxylic acid; vinegar is dilute acetic acid, often produced by fermentation and subsequent oxidation of ethanol. For most of human history, acetic acid bacteria of the genus Acetobacter have made acetic acid, in the form of vinegar. Vinegar is typically 4-18% acetic acid by mass.
Results of a research study in Japan suggest that acetic acid may help control blood pressure and fat accumulation. Investigators in Europe looked at the influence of sodium acetate and acetic acid on blood glucose and other biological responses to a mixed meal in healthy subjects.
In the United States, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Available medications containing acetic acid have been approved by the FDA to treat infections of the outer ear canal, bacterial vaginitis, head lice and ear wax impaction. Mayo Clinic.com recommends acetic acid for conditions ranging from acetic drops for ear infections to diluted vinegar for thrush, plantar warts, nail fungus and impetigo.
- Fumaric Acid (1600 ppm) – is found in mushrooms, lichen, and Iceland moss. Fumarate is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle used by cells to produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from food. It is formed by the oxidation of succinate by the enzyme succinate dehydrogenase. Fumarate is then converted by the enzyme fumarase tomalate. Human skin naturally produces fumaric acid when exposed to sunlight. Fumarate is also a product of the urea cycle. Synthetic Fumaric acid can be toxic if enough is ingested while the organic plant form produced no toxic side effects.
- Lactic Acid (100 ppm) – Higher acidity than acetic acid. In animals, L-lactate is constantly produced from pyruvate via the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in a process of fermentation during normal metabolism and exercise. In industry, lactic acid fermentation is performed by lactic acid bacteria, which convert simple carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or galactose to lactic acid. Lactic acid bacteria also promote bowel health.
Production of lactic acid in the body stimulates the production of glucose and glycogen in the liver resulting in more energy. Both these molecules are important sources of energy for the body. Once lactic acid is released in the exercise schedule, the body spends extra calories for its absorption. Lactic acid helps in quick use of dietary carbohydrates, thus increasing calorie burn. It is very helpful in reducing body weight. Lactic acid helps to stimulate the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. It thus helps in increased physical growth. Once the released lactic acid is absorbed the body, gradually the body improves at processing and utilizing this fuel. In succeeding workout sessions, the metabolism of the body becomes better. After the absorption of this released lactic acid, the body muscles gain strength and the overall aerobic capacity of the body is enhanced.
Lactic acid released in the body stimulates the endocrine system. This results in more production of natural anti-aging serum that helps to prevent the body against the withering effects of aging. The net result is a younger skin and healthy body.
As the duration of exercising with lactic acid increases, you tolerance and stamina for strenuous exercising schedule also increases.
Research has shown that secretion and utilization of lactic acid helps to improve the secretion of testosterone- the male sex hormone. Thus more exercise, leads to increased secretion of lactic acid, which will ultimately lead to a better sex life. Formation of lactic acid helps to keep the body healthy.
- Malic Acid (200 ppm) – Is made by all living organisms and contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of fruits.
The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle. In the C4 carbon fixation process, malate is a source of CO2 in the Calvin cycle. In the citric acid cycle, (S)-malate is an intermediate, formed by the addition of an -OH group on the si face of fumarate. Malic acid occurs naturally in all fruits and many vegetables, and is generated in fruit metabolism.
One of the most commonly touted benefits of malic acid is its ability to help reduce pain. Although malic acid takes several days of consistent consumption for the supplement to take full effect, it can start to reduce pain as quickly as 48 hours after the first supplement.
Malic acid helps boost energy levels and is an essential component in the Krebs cycle, a process that turns carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy and water in the body. If there isn’t an adequate supply of malic acid in the body, the Krebs cycle can’t function properly, leading to fatigue. Malic acid is typically used to improve sports performance when taken in supplement form.
When applied to the skin, malic acid is used to remove dead skin cells, reduce signs of aging — including wrinkles — aid in the treatment of acne and promote the production of collagen, a type of protein that serves as a major component of the skin.
- Succinic Acid (200 ppm) -Succinate plays a role in the citric acid cycle, an energy-yielding process. Succinate plays a role in the citric acid cycle, an energy-yielding process. Succinic acid can be converted into fumaric acid by oxidation.
Succinic acid is used in the food and beverage industry, primarily as an acidity regulator. It is also sold as a food additive and dietary supplement, and is generally recognized as safe for those uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Succinic Acid (also called Amber Acid) has been used in Europe as a natural antibiotic and general curative for centuries. Succinic acid makes up a large part of natural Baltic amber. Succinic Acid is also a natural constituent of plant and animal tissues. A powerful anti oxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals and disruptions of the cardiac rhythm, succinic acid has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system, and helps compensate for energy drain in the body and brain, boosting awareness, concentration and reflexes, and reducing stress.
- Benzoic Acid – (800 ppm) Benzoic acid occurs naturally in many plants and it serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites. Salts of benzoic acid are used as food preservatives…Benzoic acid inhibits the growth of mold, yeast and some bacteria. Benzoic acid is relatively nontoxic Benzoic acid occurs naturally as do its esters in many plant and animal species. Appreciable amounts have been found in most berries (around 0.05%). Ripe fruits of several Vaccinium species (e.g., cranberry,V. vitis macrocarpon;bilberry, V. myrtillus) contain as much as 0.03– 0.13% free benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is also formed in apples after infection with the fungus Nectria galligena.
- Phenylacetic Acid (200 ppm) – Phenylacetic acid has been found to be an active auxin (a type of plant hormone), found predominantly in fruits. However, its effect is much weaker than the effect of the basic auxin molecule indole-3-acetic acid. In addition it is used as an antimicrobial. It is also the oxidation product of phenethylamine when acted on by the enzyme monoamine oxidase found in humans and many other organisms. It is also employed to treat type II hyperammonemia to help reduce the amounts of ammonia in a patient’s bloodstream by forming phenylacetyl-CoA, which then reacts with nitrogen-rich glutamine to form phenylacetylglutamine. This compound is then secreted by the patient’s body.
- Shikimic Acid (1600 ppm) – Is an important biochemical metabolite in plants and microorganisms. The shikimate pathway is a seven step metabolic route used by bacteria, fungi, algae, parasites, and plants for the biosynthesis of certain amino acids. South Korean researchers found that extracts and essential oils of star anise exhibited strong antifungal properties when tested against Candida albicans. In the Dec. 10, 2010, issue of “Korean Journal of Medical Mycology,” they said their findings confirm that extracts from Illicium verum are promising candidates for use as antifungal agents. Star anise contains high quantities of Shikimic Acid.
- Ferulic Acid (900 ppm) – As a component of lignin, ferulic acid is a precursor in the manufacture of other aromatic compounds. The etymology is from the genus Ferula, referring to the giant fennel (Ferula communis). Ferulic acid is one of the components of asafoetida, the dried latex from the giant fennel (Ferula communis). It is one of the phenolic compounds found in the invasive plant species carpobrotus edulis and contributes to the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the plant. It is an antioxidant in vitro in the sense that it is reactive toward free radicals such as reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS and free radicals are implicated in DNA damage, cancer, and accelerated cell aging. Animal studies and in vitro studies suggest that ferulic acid may have direct antitumor activity against breast cancer and liver cancer. Ferulic acid may have pro-apoptotic effects in cancer cells, thereby leading to their destruction. If added to a topical preparation of ascorbic acid and vitamin E, ferulic acid may reduce oxidative stress and formation of thymine dimers in skin. There is also a small amount of research showing oral supplements of ferulic acid can inhibit melanin production in the process of skin whitening.
- Caffeic Acid (2700 ppm) – Is found in all plants because it is a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of lignin, one of the principal components of plant biomass and its residues. Caffeic acid is found at a very modest level in coffee, at 0.03 mg per 100 ml. It is one of the main natural phenols in argan oil. It is found at high level in some herbs, especially thyme, sage and spearmint (at about 20 mg per 100 grams), at high levels in spices, especially Ceylon cinnamon and star anise (at about 22 mg per 100 grams), found at fairly high level in sunflower seeds (8 mg per 100 grams), and at modest levels in red wine (1.88 mg per 100 ml) and in applesauce, apricot and plum prunes (at about 1 mg per 100 grams). It is at super high level in black chokecherry (141 mg per 100 grams) and in fairly high level in ligon berry (6 mg per 100 grams).It is also found in barley grain and in rye grain.
Caffeic acid has a variety of potential pharmacological effects in in vitro studies and in animal models, and inhibitory effect of caffeic acid on cancer cell proliferation by oxidative mechanism in human HT-1080 fibro sarcoma cell line has recently been established.
Caffeic acid is an antioxidant in vitro and also in vivo. Caffeic acid also shows immunomodulatory and anti- inflammatory activity. Caffeic acid outperformed the other antioxidants, reducing aflatoxin production by more than 95 percent. The studies are the first to show that oxidative stress that would otherwise trigger or enhance Aspergillus flavus aflatoxin production can be stymied by caffeic acid. This opens the door to using natural fungicide methods by supplementing trees with antioxidants.
- Protocatechuic Acid (300 ppm) – a type of phenolic acid. It is a major metabolite of antioxidant polyphenols found in green tea. Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. PCA extracted from Hibiscus sabdariffa protected against chemically induced liver toxicity in vivo. In vitro testing documented antioxidant and anti- inflammatory activity of PCA, while liver protection in vivo was measured by chemical markers and histological assessment. Açaí oil, obtained from the fruit of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea), is rich in protocatechuic acid (630 ± 36 mg/kg)., Protocatechuic acid also exists in the skins of some strains of onion as an antifungal mechanism, increasing endogenous resistance against smudge fungus. It is also found in Allium cepa (17,540 ppm).
- Gallic Acid (7500 ppm) – is a type of phenolic acid. Gallic acid is an organic acid found in foods such as blueberries, apples, flaxseeds, tea leaves, oak bark, walnuts and watercress Gallic acid is found in a number of land plants, such as the parasitic plant, Cynomorium coccineum, the aquatic plant, Myriophyllum spicatum, and the blue-green alga, Microcystis aeruginosa.
A 2009 laboratory study published in “Pharmaceutical Research” showed that gallic acid extracted from grape seeds induced the programmed death of prostate cancer cells.
Another study published in the March 2006 issue of the journal “Toxicological Sciences” states that gallic acid possesses significant anti-inflammatory properties and prevents the expression of inflammatory chemicals including cytokines and histamines. The researchers of the study state that gallic acid may be used to treat inflammatory allergic diseases.
Certain animal studies, such as the one published in the May 2010 issue of the “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,” indicate that gallic acid possesses significant antioxidant activity and may protect the liver from the harmful effects of free radicals that are formed as a result of various metabolic processes in the body.
Gallic acid may also benefit diabetes patients by triggering the release of insulin by the pancreatic cells, says a study published in the January 2010 issue of the “Phytothreapy Research.” However, they may not replace your existing diabetes medications, and do not use them without consulting your doctor.
Fungi, especially Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, produce a harmful toxin known as aflatoxin that can contaminate foods such as nuts, peanuts, corn, wheat and cottonseed. However, gallic acid has the ability to inhibit the enzymes responsible for the production of aflatoxin by the fungi, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and may thereby help develop an environmentally friendly way to deal with aflatoxin.
- Cinnamic Acid (1400 ppm) (all isomers) – occurs naturally in a number of plants. It is obtained from oil of cinnamon, or from balsams such as storax.It is also found in shea butter. Cinnamic acid has a honey-like odor. Cinnamic acid is also part of the biosynthetic shikimate and phenylpropanoid pathways.
Cinnamic acid is an organic acid occurring naturally in plants that has low toxicity and a broad spectrum of biological activities. In the search for novel pharmacologically active compounds, Cinnamic acid derivatives are important and promising compounds with high potential for development into drugs. Many cinnamic acid derivatives, especially those with the phenolic hydroxyl group, are well-known antioxidants and are supposed to have several health benefits due to their strong free radical scavenging properties. It is also well known that Cinnamic acid has antimicrobial activity. cinnamic acid derivatives, both isolated from plant material and synthesized, have been reported to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Acids, esters, amides, hydrazides and related derivatives of Cinnamic acid with such activities are here reviewed.
Cinnamic acid, a naturally occurring aromatic fatty acid of low toxicity, has a long history of human exposure. We now show that Cinnamic acid induces cytostasis and a reversal of malignant properties of human tumor cells in vitro. The concentration causing a 50% reduction of cell proliferation (IC50) ranged from 1 to 4.5 mM in glioblastoma, melanoma, prostate and lung carcinoma cells. Using melanoma cells as a model, we found that cinnamic acid induces cell differentiation as evidenced by morphological changes and increased melanin production. Moreover, treated cells had reduced invasive capacity associated with modulation of expression of genes implicated in tumor metastasis (collagenase type IV, and tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase 2) and immunogenicity (HLA-A3, class-I major histocompatibility antigen). Further molecular analysis indicated that the anti-tumor activity of cinnamic acid may be due in part to the inhibition of protein Isoprenylation known to block mitogenic signal transduction. The results presented here identify cinnamic acid as a new member of the aromatic fatty acid class of differentiation-inducers with potential use in cancer intervention
The natural organic acids contained in Life Elixir result from the microbial breakdown of plant matter containing organic acids and can be found in fruits and vegetables. The subsequent decay and depositing of the plant matter on the surface of the Earth also produced additional organic acids. This process continued for 34 million years eventually forming rich deposits of fulvic minerals along with these organic acids.
More about Organic Acids:
Fruit acids and vegetable acids are beneficial only in their organic forms or as acid salts. The artificially prepared acids, sold in soft drinks and in other man made forms, never produce the beneficial effects that one obtains from the organic origin acids. *
The combined organic acids or salts consumed in food are generally changed in the body into alkaline carbonates, thereby increasing the alkalinity of the blood and secretions. The uncombined acids either form alkaline carbonates, or are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water.
Conclusion: Life Elixir is a powerful body alkalizing substance with a rich organic acid content that cannot be found in any one or combination of fruit or vegetables.