Our most frequently asked questions and their answers
“…in both animal and human studies, shilajit (mumie) has demonstrated a high degree of safety.” – Safety and Efficacy of Shilajit (Mumie, Moomiyo)
Most health issues and allergies can be traced to poor nutrition, poor water quality, dehydration, and mineral or nutrient deficiencies. Intensive chemical farming (through pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, etc.) and chemical laden irrigation have depleted most of the natural minerals and beneficial microbes from our agricultural lands and the plants that grown on it. Shilajit-Mumijo contains over 50 vital minerals needed for energy reactions in our cells and the growth of new cells. It’s high concentration of fulvic acid helps transport these mineral molecules deep into the body.
The minerals in Shilajit-Mumijo are in ionic form. An ion is a “reactive” atom or molecule which is either negatively or positively charged giving it a repelling or attracting nature much like a magnet. Ionic minerals allow your body to experience dynamic equilibrium due to their electrical signature. This ionic form allows these minerals to pass through the wall of the small intestine and into the blood stream and on to other areas of the body where the minerals are used for healing, growth, or cell maintenance. Additionally, Shilajit-Mumijo is full of fulvic acid which acts as a catalyst for vitamin absorption within cells allowing your body to fully absorb them. Fulvic acid also acts as a chelating agent assisting your body in removing toxic heavy metals.
Since this product is extremely safe, there are no strict guidelines for its usage. It is recommended that an average sized person take 8 drops per day. A lighter person (110 lbs.) 7 drops per day. A heavier person (250 lbs. or more) 9 to 10 drops per day. If you are suffering from an illness/condition or doing a heavy metal detox, temporarily increase the dose to 9/10 drops per day.
It is recommended that you simply add Shilajit-Mumijo to warm, filtered, non-chlorinated water, tea, or organic (healthy) milk. Traditional Ayurvedic instructions recommend that Shilajit be added to hot organic milk or taken with ghee (clarified butter) or raw, unpasteurized honey to increase delivery to the body. Vegans can take it with sesame oil or coconut oil. Follow with a cup of warm water.
It can take up to 3 months to realize a full benefit. It all depends on the level of mineral depletion in your body.
Due to its chelating characteristics, Shilajit-Mumijo may help remove toxic heavy metals, such as aluminum and mercury, from the brain. In many scientific studies these metals have been implicated as causal factors in AD and other dementias.
There is very small trace amount of phenylalanine, an essential amino acid. Any product containing phenylalanine are contraindicated in people who have been diagnosed with the genetic disorder PKU (phenylketonuria). It is for this reason why Shilajit-Mumijo should not be mixed with chlorinated water. The fulvic and humic acids in Shilajit, when combined with chlorine, create dangerous chemical byproducts. Beware of other commercially available shilajit extracts and powders that may have been processed with chlorinated water.