Among other things, glyphosate works by blocking the shikimate pathway, a metabolic pathway that is important in plants for the synthesis of essential substances. Although the results of research vary, it is clear that at least a part of the glyphosate, up to about 35%, is bound to soil particles and minerals. These are then no longer available for the plant. What happens to this soil-bound residue in the future is unknown and can become a serious problem if the soil becomes saturated with glyphosate after many years of repeated use.

The chemical formula of glyphosate

Since glyphosate is a systemic agent that works throughout the entire plant, it is not surprising that the substance also remains in the plant. Degradation in plants is small, which is why the maximum amount of glyphosate allowed in our food has been increased by the government to 1000 times in recent years. Remarkably high amounts of glyphosate have been permitted since 1994 in various grains (up to 20 mg/kg) and beef and sheep kidneys (2 mg/kg). It has been shown to be present in the entire body of humans and animals, therefore in the urine, organs and even in the bone marrow. In animals it is slowly but surely becoming clear that it has a major impact on health and reproduction:
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    The blood values ​​of dairy cattle that had ingested glyphosate, were found to contain fewer trace elements/minerals than dairy cattle that had not come into contact with glyphosate. This is due to the fact that glyphosate binds trace elements and minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Glysophate also forms compounds with heavy metals such as cadmium and arsenic. These cannot be broken down by the liver and damage the kidneys.

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    Bacteria use the same metabolic mechanism as plants and therefore glyphosate also has an antibacterial effect, whereby the pathogenic bacteria usually do not appear to be sensitive and good bacteria, such as in the gastrointestinal tract, do. This is the case with cattle, where in the microflora in the rumen, the bacteria needed for a good rumen action are negatively influenced by glyphosate.

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    The immune system is also affected. For example, glyphosate appears to have an effect on IgM antibodies in dairy cows.

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    Glyphosate has also been associated with the birth of malformed piglets and a mysterious kidney disease in Sri Lanka.

Neutralizing effect of humic acid
Humic acids have a neutralizing effect on toxins produced by bacteria (82%). They also absorb heavy metals, nitrates, fluorides, organic phosphates (parathion methyl, glyphosate, organic chlorine insecticides, carbarl and warfarin). The University of Leipzig has tested the neutralizing effect of humic acids at various concentrations of glyphosate. These tests show that several humic acids are able to neutralize glyphosate (however, not all of them can). This effect has also been investigated in dairy cattle, where humic acid was shown to be able to neutralize glyphosate as well. The effect of glyphosate on the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract was neutralized. Our product PrimeHumic has been tested by the University of Leipzig and turned out to be very capable of neutralizing the negative effects of glyphosate on intestinal health.



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    First 7 days: 5 grams per 100 kilograms of body weight per day. This is to remove the glyphosate present in the body.

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    After 7 days: The dosage can be reduced to 0.5 grams per 100 kilograms of body weight. This is a maintenance dose to bind and remove the glyphosate that enters the body through food and other sources. In this way the glyphosate does not accumulate again in the body of the animal.