Flash back to elementary school when science teachers emphasized that while white was the presence of all colors because it reflects light, black is the absence of color because it absorbs light. Although not quite the same as the visual spectrum, Oakland, N.J.-based blk. Beverages LLC’s same-named product has taken on those dark aesthetics thanks to the absorption of its key ingredient: fulvic acid.
“Fulvic acid in its natural state is found most readily in the soil of the plant, and the plant cells [themselves] have a pretty critical role,” says Albie Manzo, vice president of marketing for blk. Beverages.