AgTonik and Mineral Logic Adopt Fulvic Acid Test to Help Consumers Compare Products

The Lamar test for fulvic acid gives consumers a reliable way to compare products.

Consumers were faced with the almost impossible task of making accurate comparisons of products containing fulvic acid because suppliers used different methods of measurement — Ralf Ostertag

AgTonik LLC and its affiliated company Mineral Logic LLC have adopted technical standards that give consumers a reliable and accurate way to compare products containing fulvic acid by just reading the product labels.

AgTonik, a manufacturer and supplier of fulvic acid products for plant and livestock use, and Mineral Logic, which makes and sells fulvic acid products for human consumption, both have adopted the Lamar Standardized Method for measuring the concentration of fulvic acid — a method that has become the de facto standard accepted by leading industry trade groups.

“Up until now, consumers were faced with the almost impossible task of making accurate comparisons of products containing fulvic acid because suppliers used different methods of measurement that could produce widely varying results,” said Ralf Ostertag, chief science officer at AgTonik and Mineral Logic.

Companies that use methods that measure both humic acid and fulvic acid as one substance generally overstate the concentration of fulvic acid on product labels, Ostertag said. Consumers who buy products tested under these methods will get an inaccurate sense of the strength of the fulvic acid component.

“Product samples that once tested between 9 and 10 percent fulvic acid content are coming in at less than 3 percent using the Lamar method,” he said. “Some samples of leonardite extractions that typically showed a 2 percent fulvic acid content will now result in…

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