One of the top herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine tradition is actually a mineral pitch called Shilajit. Shilajit is a pale-brown to blackish-brown pitch or tar that exudes from layers of rocks in several mountain ranges of the world, especially the Himalayan and Hindukush ranges of the Indian subcontinent.Shilajit is microbially digested plant and mineral matter that has been incubated and pressurized for tens of thousands to millions of years through seismic and geological shifts.
As the Earth shifted, organic matter folded upon itself, trapping minerals between its layers. Eventually, the magnetized minerals made their way out through the crevices of the mountain in ionic and dual-ionic form. The medicine men of the Himalayas became aware of Shilajit by watching animals, particularly white monkeys, living in the areas where the Shilajit was arising out of the rock strata.
They clearly noted that the same species of monkey at the top of the mountain were strong, virile, agile, and more communal while the monkeys at the lower region of the mountain were more sickly, slower, and discordant. The monkeys at the top of the mountain were consuming the mineral pitch (Shilajit) while the monkeys below did not have access to it. Based on these findings, these ancient healers began incorporating Shilajit into the medicinal repertoire of their regions.
Eventually, through thousands of years of time-proven benefits, Shilajit came to be considered the #1 tool in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional herbal system of India.
Shilajit is potentially the most significant herb one can consume in order to mineralize the body with the full spectrum of dietary minerals and trace minerals needed for human health. It is also said to have the ability to dissolve calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate crystals in the tissue and around the bones.
Calcium belongs in the bones and when we eat acidic foods, breathe acidic air, endure excessive stress, and other environmental factors, the calcium can leach from our bones (to neutralize the acid) and get deposited in our tissue, around our skeletal structure, and even in our brains. It is speculated that the fulvic acid in Shilajit can dissolve the calcium crystals and eliminate them naturally.
Shilajit is a super longevity substance that can be ingested every day!
Ingredients: Cold Water Extracted Shilajit.
Concentration: 3% fulvic acid.
Because our Shilajit is a cold water extract, it sustains all of the organic and ionic dietary minerals, trace minerals, and ultra trace minerals. This is different from Shilajit produced by other companies that do not contain the high level of minerals.
Our Shilajit is considered to be an Ayurvedic Herb as it is a potent mineral supplement, whereas other companies sell more of a Fulvic Acid Concentrate. The Longevity Warehouse Shilajit is a mineral powerhouse, delivering 88+ dietary minerals and trace minerals along with fulvic and humic acid. One of the benefits of the lower Fulvic Acid content is that you can take more of our Shilajit to mineralize your body faster. Fulvic Acid is fantastic, but the real "magic" of Shilajit is the organic and ionic dietary and trace minerals.
Container Size: 4 oz.
Servings Per Container: Depends on serving size.
Serving Size: If you are completely new to this herb, it is best to start small (1/16-1/8 teaspoon), and gradually build up as your body adapts to its potency to 1/2 teaspoon or more.
Suggested Usage: Shilajit can be added into a multitude of foods to increase its medicinal benefits. Shilajit is quite earthy in flavor, with an almost coffee aroma. It pairs deliciously with Cacao!
Add to elixirs, tonics, smoothies, homemade ice creams, puddings, fruit and/or vegetable juices, water, etc. Small amounts (1/4-1/2 tsp) of Shilajit mixed in pure water tastes like a light herbal tea.
Larger doses (1 tsp-2 TBSP) of Shilajit can be stirred in warm herbal tea (yerbe mate, pau d'arco, cat's claw, nettles, horsetail, etc) or in pasture-raised, grass-fed, raw cow or goat's milk. (Traditionally, Shilajit was consumed in raw milk, so it naturally works well with rich and creamy smoothies or elixirs.)
Another combination that can be useful is to mix Shilajit with MSM. Add as much Shilajit with as much MSM as you desire, equal parts of each, into 32oz of water. The Shilajit assists in breaking down the MSM molecules further because of the fulvic acid content. The MSM opens up the permeability of the cell wall allowing the minerals in and assists with wicking the toxins out. (Ideal amount: One heaping tablespoon of each. However, you must work up to this amount, beginning with 1/8 tsp and increasing slowly.)
Storage Instructions: Keep tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.