Found at high altitudes within some of the great mountain ranges of the world, Shilajit (Asphaltum Punjabianum) is cultivated when microbes digest a mixture of minerals and decomposed plants over time, creating a dark, sticky resin. While its specific phytochemical makeup varies depending on the region it is harvested from, Shilajit is considered a panacea (a remedy for all diseases) in Ayurvedic medicine because of its effectiveness in the treatment of various ailments. In the west, Shialjit is becoming a popular herb for rejuvenation and beyond.
You may notice Shilajit in powder, resin, or liquid form. Depending on the source, either of these options will provide you with the benefits of this herbal ally. When extracted correctly, a powder form can be even more potent than resin or liquid.
Traditionally used in Ayurveda as medhya rasayana, a rejuvenative tonic to support and nourish memory and intellect.
†Shilajit (purified shilajit)… 500 mg
Adults: 1-4 times per day. Take with food. Directions of Use: Add 1/4 tsp of 500 mg (1 serving) to a glass of water or milk and consume.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes or are taking medications to regulate blood sugar levels. Based on Ayurveda, do not use with hot, natured foods. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have kidney disorders, gout, gouty arthritis, and/or are susceptible to kidney stone formation.