According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a combination of its antioxidant and nutraceutical properties may potentially enable fulvic acid to protect us against diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
A well-known contributing factor to the development of such so-called “cognitive” disorders is free radical damage in brain cells. Fulvic acid is a proven powerful antioxidant that is known to protect cells and their internal structures from harmful oxidation and breakdown by free radicals.
Specifically, for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the abnormal processing of a brain cell protein called tau into insoluble filaments is believed to be a critical step in their development.
This study showed that, in a laboratory setting, fulvic acid counteracts specific aspects of abnormal tau processing by reducing the length of insoluble tau filaments and even disassembling them after they have been formed.
These encouraging results led the researchers to conclude that fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights into the development of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and possibly other dementias as well.