Better-for-you beverage company blk., the leading purveyor of natural functional water and other nutritional products made with Fulvic minerals, has received conclusive evidence that their main ingredient demonstrates anti-aging benefits at the cellular level. A recently sponsored cell study conducted at UCLA was initiated and designed by the brand’s Medical Director, Dr. Melina Jampolis, using a new method of testing nutrition compounds.
The HUVEC cell model involves using human cells and stressing them with a large dose of sugar which usually leads to cell aging. By looking at the degree to which cell aging is prevented, this study confirmed what ancient civilizations, and traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal practices have touted for thousands of years – fulvic acid and minerals have a direct effect on anti-aging.
Although the cells used in this study were human (HUVEC stands for human vascular endothelial cells), this was not considered a human trial. Consumption of fulvic minerals through a beverage does not deliver them directly to the cellular level as some are lost in the complex digestion, absorption, and metabolic processes. The findings are a breakthrough for a company that strives for accurate scientific claims and touts the authenticity of the health properties of its beverages.
Dr. Melina Jampolis shares, “This in vitro study shows incredible promise that the anti-aging benefits of fulvic minerals are clinically significant and confirms my belief about the incredible and numerous health benefits of this remarkable natural compound. It certainly commands further attention and study to further assess various doses of this incredible compound.” While a follow-up study is underway to figure out dosing and ultimately how to deliver maximum benefit to consumers, the company is excited and energized by the findings.
CEO of blk. Sara Bergstein adds, “You can’t just go out and buy any Fulvic acid and minerals off the shelf or on Amazon, add it to water, and expect to get the benefits. The source of fulvic acid and the processing matter. That is why blk. has always been a company interested in contributing to the scientific study of the multiple benefits of high-quality Fulvic acid, not just in selling “black water.” This research is incredibly validating for us and compels us to endorse further exploration that will benefit our products and therefore our customers.”
Fulvic Fusion™ Technology makes water black and the compound also has amazing, diverse health benefits to help your body do better what it naturally does best, including supporting a healthy immune system, gut health, a healthy inflammatory response, skin health, brain health, and more.
blk. water is a functional beverage that uses only high-quality natural ingredients and helps support a healthy lifestyle. blk. is infused with Fulvic trace minerals – a super nutrient and one of the most powerful polyphenols known. Fulvic has been used for thousands of years, prompting numerous peer-reviewed, independent studies, which have reported broad beneficial results relating to improved health and disease prevention – including supporting gut health, brain health, healthy immune function, detoxification, and reducing inflammation. blk. water is black in color due to nutrient-rich minerals which are naturally dark. With a pH of 8+ and electrolytes, blk. water delivers the power of a sports drink while maintaining the purity and taste of water, without any carbs, calories, or sugar. blk. is gluten-free, kosher, and vegan, making it the perfect go-to replenishing wellness beverage that tastes refreshing and clean.
SOURCE: blk. Functional Beverages