The Secrets of Humic Acid Part 1
- Humic acid cannot chemically synthesize.
Humic acid is the remains of animals and plants, mainly the remains of plants. It through the decomposition and transformation of microorganisms, as well as a series of geophysical and chemical processes formed and accumulated aggregates of a class of organic compounds. Humic acid is the self-assembled supramolecular structure of relatively small and complex molecules from different sources. The structure is so complex that it cannot be replicated today.
- The activity of humic acid is very low under the natural condition.
Humic acid can be found in natural sediments such as soil, forests, and silt, including all mineral source humic acid products currently extracted from naturally deposited leonardite/lignite, weathered coal, and peat. These sediments were formed over millions of years, and humic acid was not completely decomposed or leached into the water. This indicates that humic acid is extremely difficult to dissolve and inactive in its natural state, otherwise it is impossible to deposit and preserve.
- Only when humic acid is converted into salt (humate) can it show biological activity.
In 1949, a former Soviet scientist called Lydia Khristeva extracted a solution of sodium humate from soil samples and used it to irrigate plants. They found that it greatly promoted plant growth and root development. This is the first time that after natural humic acid has been found and proved to be converted into sodium humate (potassium) salt; the biological activity of humic acid has increased dramatically, more than 100 times.
- How humic acid activity is released.
The chemical and biological activities of soil humic acid and weathered coal, lignite, and peat humic acid are very low, because the valence vacancies in their molecules are occupied by metal ions in minerals, and the molecules themselves are tightly entangled in a "ball". If humic acid is to be used as a biological stimulant, it must be transformed into a form with high chemical and biological activity levels, that is, "open" tight molecular spheres to make water-soluble humic acid or soluble humate. When humic acid is in soluble form, it can easily chelate nutrients, promote root development, improve crop resistance, and improve quality and yield.