- What other names is Humic Acid known by?
- What is Humic Acid?
- How does Humic Acid work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Humic Acid.
People take humic acid for stimulating the immune system and treating the flu (influenza), avian flu, swine flu, and other viral infections.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stimulating the immune system.
- Treating viral diseases.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of humic acid during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Humic acid might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using humic acid.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011