Humic acids – as an alternative to antibiotics

The benefits of antibiotics as growth promoters and also for the stable health of farm animals have been reviewed from all angles in the scientific literature many decades ago.

However, to date, scientists and researchers have expressed much more arguments against the expanded use of antibiotics, since a whole set of recognized negative consequences completely negates the expected positive effect.

Regular use of antibiotics leads to the development of resistant pathogenic bacteria, which is a serious problem and risk to human and animal health.

To avoid the overuse of antibiotics, or at least to reduce their inclusion in feed, a large number of new feed additives have been tested over the past decade, among which humic acid-based additives occupy a special place.

Humic acid supplements have been tested on pets in many independent studies around the world, and promising results have inspired new research.


Humic substances are natural, natural, since they arise as a result of the decomposition of organic substances.

What are the active ingredients of humic substances:

  • humic acids
  • fulvic acids
  • fulmic acids
  • other trace elements

Humic acids in medicine and veterinary medicine

In veterinary medicine, humic substances are used as antidiarrheal agents, analgesics, antitoxic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulators and antimicrobials in accordance with the recommendations of the Veterinary Committee of the European Medical Agency for the Evaluation of Medicines.

Antitoxic properties of humic acids in relation to excess of heavy metals and antiviral activity have also been noted in studies involving humans.

Modern research on the effect of HA on mycotoxins

Humic acids have recently been found to be very successful in inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi, reducing the effects of aflatoxicosis. HA has been shown to successfully mitigate many of the toxic effects of aflatoxins; the results obtained in the course of research showed that humic acids have a very high ability to adsorb mycotoxins. The protective effect is also associated with sequestration of aflatoxins in the gastrointestinal tract, which reduces their bioavailability.

Humic acids – as an alternative to antibiotics

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