Not all humic substances are capable of the health-promoting effects described below. Only special humic substances can be used, especially for internal use. Natural Humin by the company Discusfood contains high-purity humic substances, especially made for aquariums and ponds. Here the effects are guaranteed. The raw products used for Natural Humin are subject to constant controls and quality checks. They are characterized by highest purity, stability and safety. The raw materials are approved for pharmaceutical use, i.e. they are approved for manufacture and use as medicinal products.
Allegedly comparable products from other manufacturers often contain questionable additives. However, substances such as the carcinogenic formaldehyde or inorganic acids (mostly phosphoric acid) have no place in the aquarium. In contrast, Natural Humin contains high-purity natural humic substances. Natural Humin is also completely pH-neutral
What are the benefits of humic substances in aquaristics?
The main known positive activities and effects are:
- pollutant binding, especially of heavy metals in water and animal
- protection of the mucous membrane and intestinal walls
- optimization of food intake and utilization
- support of the calcium balance especially in soft water biotopes
- improvement of growth
- stress management
- strengthening of the immune system
- prevention of spawning fungus
- increase in spawning readiness of discus fish, invertebrates and all other fish
- support of healing processes at lesions and wounds
- decrease of the infection pressure caused by parasites, algae and fungi
- yellow/brown coloring, the black water effect
The activities and effects mentioned above have been scientifically researched and documented. There are no known negative effects of humic substances in water. Without humic substances, all biotopes with soft acidic water would be significantly poorer in species diversity, as recent research by the Humboldt University of Berlin has shown. Conversely, this means that a certain concentration of humic substances in the aquarium water is absolutely necessary for a species-appropriate keeping of all soft water animals.