By Angie Mohr and Christine Dubyk

50 million years ago when India and Asia collided and the Himalayas were formed, tropical ecosystems were compressed between the earth’s plates for millions of years. They reached their maximum stage of decomposition and became a nutrient dense biomass that ascended upwards with the growth of the mountains until all of that increasing pressure inside  forced it outwards through the cracks high up in the mountains. 


Shilajit is this dark thick tar-like substance and has a broad and potent effect on health and longevity.  It has been used for over 3,000 years and has been known as the destroyer of mountains and weakness.






Shilajit was discovered when man discovered monkeys endangering themselves to reach high in the mountains to get to it. They noticed that the monkeys near the bottom of the mountains who didn’t access the tar-like substance were much scrawnier, weaker and more aggressive than the strong, virile, and robust monkeys higher up in the mountains who did consume the shilajit.



Shilajit is rich in fulvic and humic acids, the end products that are left over when microorganisms have completely broken-down organic matter.

Fulvic acid increases cell permeability, resulting in better absorption into cells, tissues and organs of not only the nutrients in Shiljit, but also of other foods and supplements that are taken with it. All this while simultaneously removing toxic chemicals, pathogens and waste matter, keeping the cells vital, youthful and full of energy, part of the anti-aging mechanism. The humic acid binds with and breaks down toxins and heavy metals within the body. 

Shilajit contains 70-85 organic ionic trace minerals in their purest form, one important reason it is so sought after. There are not many sources of rich mineral content left on the earth. We are essentially made of minerals which makes this fact one of the most important reasons for taking Shilajit. 

Shilajit also contains benzoic acid, hippuric acid, ichthyol, ellagic acid, resin, polyphenols, triterpenes, trace vitamins, sterol, aromatic carboxylic acid, benzocoumarin, amino acids and phenolic lipids.

From increasing energy and mental clarity to protecting the heart, shilajit has a large range of benefits for the body and mind. It could be a promising natural treatment for people suffering from cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Bioactive molecules in the shilajit called dibenzo-alpha-pyrones help to prevent brain cell degeneration, which in turn can enhance memory and concentration. It is also used for allergy symptoms by reducing the sensitivity of mast cells invading antigens which reduces allergic reactions. It can modulate the immune system by increasing the sensitivity of macrophages  that travel around looking for toxins, debris and any invaders, resulting in improved phagocytosis. It also activates lysosomes within tumor cells causing apoptosis of the cancer cells. 

The best Shilajit comes from the Altai mountains in Russia. The only brand I use is the Golden Mountain brand from Siberian GreenAs well as being cost-effective, the Golden Mountain brand focuses on sustainability and eco-consciousness.  Siberian Green manufactures their product using proprietary technology that is designed to ensure the best possible purification and maintains all the benefits of this naturally unique product.  It is 100% pure, and harvested with no preservatives or colourants.  


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8 Responses

  1. Thank you. This sounds like it will answer a number of issues I’m having. (I was looking for something to remove heavy metals safely and it looks like this will do that, and so much more! (Also feel that I have brain fog) Pls tell me how much I should start with, and how to work up to more. Thank you so much!!!

    1. I just started with a small amount each day. I don’t prescribe. The product comes with instructions.

    1. When toxins are broken down they are often converted to forms of substances that the body can use for good, but yes it also helps the body shed them through bowel movements, sweat so make sure you have regular bowel movements any time detoxing.

    1. I would choose shilajit every single time. It has all the minerals plus fulvic acid and more, and does help with absorption of nutrients taken or eaten at the same time as the Shilajit.

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