Frequently Asked Questions




  1. Will I turn blue from taking silver boost?
  2. What is the difference between Humic and Fulvic acid?
  3. What makes a mineral available?
  4. What is Humate?
  5. What is a colloidal mineral?
  6. What is Volcanic Material?
  7. What is fulvic acid? Where is it found?
  8. What are Fulvic Acid's metabolic effects?
  9. Why take supplements? The effects of chemical farming. What is Humate?
  10. Where are the products produced?

A. Excessive doses of colloidal silver over a long period of time can cause silver to build up under the skin giving a blue apperance, however are silver is ionic form and as had no known side effects when used as directed.

A. Prior to dinosaurs inhabiting the earth there were plants and microbes. There was one continent called Pangea and the air was tropical; warm, humid and full of CO2. So much plant growth occured that most of the CO2 was converted to plant matter and the richest supply of oxygen ever recorded was produced. Those plants were deposited in vast quantities and buried. Extreme pressure produced oil. Under less extreme conditions along with microbial action was produced coal and shale. Uprising of the earth exposed Leonardite, a shale comprised of decomposed plants. If you dissolve the shale in water you get humic acid, a large organic molecule. If you acidify the humic acid a small portion is extracted, fulvic mineral.

 A. Minerals exist in two forms: as metals and as organic substances. The human body is not designed to absorb and use minerals in metallic form. Organic minerals are metals that have been chelated and have thereby become bio-available. Minerals are chelated by being dissolved in Fulvic soultion, which is a part of humic substances. When a mineral is chelated by being dissolved in fulvic minerals, the fulvic minerals combines with the mineral to form organic mineral complexes that can be used in plant and animal metabolism. Fulvic mineral organic mineral complexes pass easily through the semi-permeable cell wall and perform metabolic functions that metallic minerals cannot. This simple factor has moved them up a notch on the food chain and puts them in a form that plants and the human body can use. The Fulvic molecule is the smallest molecule know to science.



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 A. Humate (carobonatious shale) is formed from massive deposits of prehistoric vegetation. This layer was built up over thousands of years through the natural processes of life and death. Humic substances is a generic term for the complex of acids found in humate, and in the soil and plants around us. The remains of plants deposited in layers in New Mexico range from a few inches to as much as 50 feet in thickness.



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 A. A colloid is a small mineral particle that keeps its identity and is capable of being in liquid suspension. This does not mean this particle is liquid only that it is small enough to be suspended in water. In themselves colloids, which are metallic, are not usable by the body. They need the presence of fulvic acid to chelate them and render them usable by the body.



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A. The volcanic material used in Morningstar Minerals products originates in the magma flows deep inside the earth. It comes to the earth's surface through volcanic action and is the best available representation of the mineral composition of the earth. Volcanic material contains metallic minerals which are naturally chelated by the action of the humic and fulvic acids in humate.

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 A. Fulvic acid is a part of the humic structure of rich, composting soil. It is created by microbes working on decaying matter in a soil environment. Hence, it exists in all rich soils which have not been degraded through improper farming methods and the use of modern chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Fulvic acid is found in plants also, which take it into themselves and use it in their metabolism, and then pass it on to us when we eat plants rich in fulvic. Fulvic acid is found in usable form in humate also. Fulvic acid from humic deposits usually carry 60 or more minerals and trace elements in organic complexes that are necessary for life.



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Q. What are Fulvic Acid's metabolic effects?

 A. Some of the more important effects of fulvic acid are:



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 A. Farming practices, as we know them, rely on a very limited number of concentrated chemicals for fertilization of the land. These chemical fertilizers, because they are in no way natural in form, have the effect of destroying the microbes which make fulvic acid in the humus in the soil. The result is that minerals become unavailable to the crops being grown. What minerals are available are quickly taken from the soil. Many farmers do not take the effort to replace these in the soil, as replacement requires resting the fields for up to a year and the ongoing replacement of humus and other materials which result in the return of the beneficial microbes. The result is that we grow food that is not fully mineralized and which does not provide us with all of the minerals we require for optimum metabolism and health.



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A. All of our products are produced and manufactured by Morningstar Minerals in Farmington, New Mexico.



Without the presence of an adequate amount of fulvic acid and organic mineral complexes, our food grows and sustains us, but does not provide all the minerals and nutrients that should be present. The result is that we become deficient in nutrients and more susceptible to degenerative diseases.


  • Fulvic acid is one of the most powerful natural anti-oxidants and free radical scavengers known.
  • Fulvic acid is a detoxification agent. Heavy metals and other pollutants are either altered into new usable (bio-available) products or are eliminated as waste by virtue of being transformed into material which the body can manage.
  • Fulvic acid enhances and increases the absorption of other compounds such as herbs, vitamins, tinctures, minerals and foods with which it is combined.
  • Fulvic acid transports vitamins into the cells and acts as a catalyst in the use of vitamins in the cell.


It is possible that fulvic acid is the single most important substance for life as we know it. Without fulvic acid, no mineral can be safely absorbed into a living plant or animal.


The vast majority of colloidal mineral supplements on the market today consist of metallic mineral colloids. Some manufactures contend that the small size makes it possible for the colloidal mineral to pass through the membrane of a cell wall. While this may be the case, the metal is still a metal mineral which has not been chelated. Hence, colloidal minerals are not organic and are not bio-available.

In our view non-chelated colloidal minerals are not as safe as the naturally chelated minerals we see in our supplements. This is because colloidal minerals are metals and may remain in the body until a potentially harmful concentration has been reached.


The beneficial substances found in humate are predominately carbon, chelated minerals, amino acids, Humic and Fulvic acids. Perhaps the most important humic substance is Fulvic acid, the beneficial properties of which have been documented by a number of universities and scientist around the world.


Fulvic acid can be used to chelate minerals by placing the two together in appropriate amounts. The chelation process does not need to take place in the soil or in a plant, but can occur in our stomachs just as effectively. They then form bio-available organic mineral complexes which are immediately available to us. Morningstar Minerals products are all natural and chelation occurs naturally by the dissolving of colloidal metallic minerals in fulvic mineral solution.


The only way we can take in all of the minerals we need for optimum health is to take a supplement. The difficulty is in knowing which supplement to take. The information provided here, in the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, is intended to assist in that choice. This information can be verified by your independent research and is not intended to be used for diagnosis or for the determination of treatment.

Diagnosis should always be undertaken by a qualified health care professional of your choice.


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