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From Siberia With Health

Shilajit is collected in inaccessible mountain gorges, rock crevices, and caves, which usually coincide with the habitats of bats and rodents.

Harvesters prefer solid raw Shilajit, black conglomerates with a specific smell, where the natural resin is mixed with stones, grass, sand. They are crushed, soaked in water, and defended, waiting for the ballast to settle. Then the dark liquid is thoroughly stirred and filtered through gauze. Excess moisture is removed by evaporation. It turns out a purified Shilajit – a thick viscous mass of dark brown color, completely soluble in water.

Ancient traditions of collecting Shilajit of indigenous Siberian people.

The inhabitants of Siberia have for many centuries preferred to collect during the period from the feast of Ivan Kupala (July 7) to Ilyin's Day (July 20). Historians explain this by the ancient traditions of collecting herbs in this region. According to the beliefs of indigenous tribes of residents, it was from July 7 to July 20 that pagan spirits transmitted their power to herbs, stones, resins, and other natural elements.

Slightly different traditions were in Southern Siberia. So, the indigenous people began collecting Shilajit on the holidays of the heyday of Nature, the Orthodox Trinity, or the Slavic holiday Zelenets (Birch Day), when the onset of summer is celebrated for three days, that is, either in the very last days of May or in the first week of June. This is not surprising, since it is much milder in the south of Siberia than in its other regions.

Siberians believed that resin collected on Trinity Day, or better on its eve, was considered the most healing and was used by healers and shamans to treat the most complex diseases and ailments. They were gathered in clean light clothes by the younger members of the family (clan) – young men and women.

It is important to understand that Shilajit is a powerful biological stimulant and, when interacting with drugs, can lead to unpredictable consequences. That is why we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before taking this remedy.

In each case, the doctor prescribes the dosage and method of consumption, but there are general recommendations following the body weight. Today we will look at what people drink Shilajit and which from this list is the most suitable option for your health.

Some people take the Shilajit with a cup of strong coffee. With coffee, the taste of Shilajit is definitely better: this natural remedy gives coffee an interesting aroma and a unique flavor.

The choice of coffee as an additive to the Shilajit is a personal preference for each person. It all depends on your tastes, daily routine and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Many people think that drinking coffee Shilajit is not correct, since coffee in large quantities negatively affects human health. However, this is all an outdated stereotype - you can drink the Shilajit with whatever you want (of course, except for alcohol!). This unique remedy is very well absorbed by the human body.

Shilajit is a special product that appeared naturally. As a rule, it consists mainly of resins flowing from crevices in permanent rocks. It is precisely this feature of the natural origin that this remedy is considered an invaluable source of useful trace elements that help restore the human body and completely cure some diseases.

However, even this unique remedy has some limitations and side effects. Is an allergic reaction possible when taking Shilajit?

One of the most noticeable restrictions of Shilajit is an age restriction. It should not be given to children under 12 years old, because there has still not been relevant research in pediatrics.

Shilajit should not be taken by persons with poor blood clotting, because it thins the blood, changing its rheology.

An allergic reaction is one of the possible side effects of Shilajit. It is the main reason why allergy sufferers should start taking it with caution, constantly observing the body's reaction to this remedy.

There are no official statistics and detailed research results on this subject, but in general, there are very few reports of allergies. In any case, if you should consult your doctor before taking a course of this unique natural remedy.

In an ideal world, our foods and drinks should contain high levels of fulvic minerals, but this is usually not the case with our modern food sources. Consequently, most people are deficient in various minerals, and gut problems prevent many people from absorbing nutrients properly, even if they are readily available in food.

Already today, science knows an effective and universal remedy for normalizing the level of minerals and nutrients in the human body - this is Shilajit, harvested in the Altai mountains.

In many ways, the numerous healing properties of this unique natural remedy can be explained by the presence of fulvic and humic acids. Let's take a closer look at what properties these components have, how they are similar and how they differ from each other.

Shilajit is still one of the most difficult to harvest natural remedies, while the popularity of this "gift of nature" is only growing.

Unfortunately, the source of the Shilajit is very limited. This means that the problem of small reserves of Shilajit in nature is more relevant than ever.

In other words, Shilajit is a non-renewable resource, and more and more of it is being consumed. Obviously, the moment will come when the supply of this remedy will simply run out.

Some experts argue that at the current level of consumption, the Shilajit will disappear from our planet in 100-150 years, some experts express the opinion that humanity will lose a unique natural remedy in 25-30 years. It is rather difficult to say which of these experts is right and which is wrong. Still, the Shilajit reserves assessment one of the mysteries for modern science.

Today there are two leaders on the natural shilajit market: Altai "mountain resin" and Himalayan shilajit. Let's try to compare these two amazing remedies and understand which of them you can confidently entrust treatment of your body.

The natural formation process of Altai shilajit has been studied in sufficient detail, almost 100%. Of course, the fact that the origin of natural resin from the Altai mountains is known for certain to science is a huge advantage of shilajit from Russia.

Both of the remedies discussed in the article have both pros and cons. However, the potential of Altai shilajit is still not fully explored, experts consider it more promising. While Himalayan shilajit is a time-tested medicine...which, unfortunately, is often been faked… or simply diluted..

Which shilajit to choose, a natural resin from the serene Altai mountains or an ancient medicine from the distant Himalayas, is up to you, however, the decision to take shilajit should only be made after consulting a healthcare specialist.

May you live to be a hundred!

Collecting shilajit is a hardworking process since the deposits of this natural product are located high in mountainous areas. But the extraction of raw shilajit is only the first stage on the way to obtaining a finished remedy.

To obtain a pharmacological balm, it is necessary to properly purify the natural substance. The preservation of the healing properties of the shilajit depends on how accurately the cleaning technology is maintained. Improper purification reduces all the beneficial properties of the shilajit to zero.

In its natural form, shilajit is a raw material from which a biologically active substance is extracted. Also, pure shilajit, raw natural material contains various impurities (sand, remnants of rocks, etc.).

The purification of raw natural resin is carried out using water vaporization, Triphala decoction, centrifugation, and evaporation. After using these purifying techniques, impurities settle or float and are then eliminated. Let's take a look at each of the methods in more detail

For a long time and to this day in different countries of the world, the resin-shaped Shilajit has many different "local" names. As an example - in Central Asia region the Shilajit (Mumijo) is termed"asil" or "argalitash" and translated from local languages as "the best", "the superior" "priceless", "very rare". In Buryatia region of Russia, south of Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet regions - "bragshun" and may be translated as "rock juice", "rock blood", "rock nectar", "juice of rock jewels", in Myanmar - "chao tun" - "blood of the mountain".

English medicine of the past borrowed a lot from Indian healers. In India, this remedy is called “shalajidi” ("destroyer of weakness"), and now in English, one of the names of the remedy is “shilajit”, which is a derivative of the Indian name.

So, why in Siberia, one of the main modern sources of shilajit, instead of the traditional for English-speaking people "shilajit", the bizarre word "Mumijo" is used? Well, there are several explanations for this.

Theoretically, Shilajit (Mumijo) can be stored forever. Why? Because it was stored in its regular organic form in mountains for thousands of years, isn’t it? However, we need to mention here that the preservation of the beneficial properties of the purified shilajit still depends on the storage conditions.

In the refrigerator or other cool place at a temperature from +4° to +7°C, (+40°F-+45°F) the density of the shilajit or fulvic content percentage practically does not change at all. If stored in normal room temperature (below +77°F or +25°C) it can be safely stored for 2, 3, 5 years – as long as the manufacturers claim on packaging – this is for long they got certification from respective governing bodies. They simply kept it for that period in their manufacturing labs and proved that the shilajit is not losing its properties. As you can imagine this is done more for simple certification properties, rather than actual shelf life of shilajit which is effectively 100s or 1000s of years (again if stored properly). 

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