How to Take Shilajit (Moomiyo)

Shilajit is a sticky tar-like black substance which forms as a result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. 

Pure Shilajit contains 85+ minerals in ionic form including gold and silver. It usually consists of 60-80% organic matter, 20-35% mineral matter, and 5% trace elements. The primary component of shilajit is fulvic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. 

Shilajit (Moomiyo, mumujo) has been known as a natural rejuvenator of the body for thousands of years.

Shilajit health benefits

Studies show that shilajit has many health benefits:

  • increases the testosterone level;(1)
  • may prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease;(2)
  • may reduce symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome improving energy levels;(3)
  • slows the aging process, protects against free radicals and cellular damage; (4)
  • fights iron deficiency anemia;(5)
  • aids in male fertility by increasing the sperm count and motility;(6)
  • may improve heart health;(7)
  • regulates hormones and immune system;(8, 9)
  • helps bones regenerate; (10, 11)
  • aids in breaking addictions. (12, 13)

How to Take Shilajit (Moomiyo)

The recommended daily dose of shilajit for adults is 300 to 500 mg per day

? Dissolve a portion the size of a grain of rice or a pea size of shilajit resin in liquid and drink 1-3 times a day. You can also take shilajit powder twice a day with milk. (source: Dr.Axe)

? It’s best to take shilajit in the morning on an empty stomach. Take for 10 days, then take a break for 5-10 days. Repeat the cycle 3-4 times. 

If shilajit is in solid resin form then a 1/3 size of a green pea equals to about 150-170 mg of shilajit. 

1 rice grain size of solid resin shilajit equals to 100 mg of shilajit. 

Shilajit resin size and amount:

  • 1 green pea size solid shilajit resin – 500 mg;
  • 1 rice grain size solid shilajit resin – 100 mg;
  • 1/16 teaspoon shilajit powder – 150 mg.

Soft resin shilajit or liquid shilajit serving sizes can vary depending on how soft or diluted they are. 

How to Make Shilajit Taste Better?

? Soft or liquid shilajit resin can be mixed with honey which makes it taste like coffee. 

? You can reduce the taste by swallowing frozen pieces of shilajit with water. Take a small amount out with the point of a knife and form into little balls on parchment paper.  Freeze the balls and put them into a container after frozen. Store the container with balls in the freezer. Every morning put one ball of shilajit in your mouth and drink it down with water. Make a half pea sized balls to get 250 mg of shilajit. 

Where to get Shilajit?

Shilajit is sold in different forms: solid, soft resin, liquid, or powder.

How to test shilajit for purity: 

  • Pure shilajit easily dissolves in water and leaves no residue. If it doesn’t dissolve or mix well with water, then it’s not pure.
  • Pure shilajit doesn’t dissolve in alcohol. 
  • Pure shilajit doesn’t burn when it comes in contact with flame. It starts bubbling and produces an ash like substance at the end. 
  • Shilajit holds its form, can melt in hand, can become sticky. 
  • Pure shilajit becomes very hard in the refrigerator. 

Shilajit is not easy to handle. It sticks everywhere. When it’s dry, it can be hard as a rock. So the easiest way is adding some liquid to it and melting it. As mentioned above, pure shilajit completely dissolves in water. 

Where to get shilajit:







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