Sodium humate is a salt of humic acids. It has an absorbing, antimicrobial, chelating and pH-stabilizing effect. Due to these diverse properties, sodium humate is used for a wide range of applications. It is used in agriculture to improve growth, whereas animal husbandry and aquaculture use it as a feed supplement. In addition, sodium humate is used in technical processes – for example in the optimization of drilling fluids or the treatment of wastewater – and in the cosmetics industry.