High Mountain Shilajit
Shilajit is a
rare tonic “herbal” substance collected by local inhabitants in the
Himalayas and as far north as Russia. It has been used for thousands of years
as a tonic. Shilajit is regarded by many herbalists
as the most important natural tonic substance of Ayurveda
(the traditional Indian health care system). In Sanskrit, Shilajit
means "conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness."
Shilajit is an “exudate”
that oozes out of cracks in the Himalayan rocks and cliffs in the summer months.
It is composed of organic plant material that is thought to have been
compressed by rock for hundreds of years. After it is collected, it is
naturally purified, concentrated and processed into a potent, high-quality
Shilajit is extremely rich in plant-source
‘organic’ minerals. Most assays show that Shilajit,
depending on its source, contains between 70 and 85 complexed
minerals and trace elements. Shilajit is a humic substance, humus being the natural material that is
formed when soil microorganisms decompose organic material into elements usable
by plants. Shilajit is astoundingly rich in
nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, and phytochemicals.
main active component in Shilajit, to our knowledge,
are macromolecules known as fulvic
acids. Shilajit is extremely rich in fulvic acids (Dragon Herbs Shilajit,
from high altitude in the Himalayas, contains approximately 40% fulvic acids). Fulvic acids are
one of nature’s most astounding and miraculous molecular substances,
perhaps second only to DNA in its importance to life on this planet.
The Functions of Shilajit
Fulvic acid supports every stage of cellular
metabolism. It is thus a quintessential Qi tonic, a
substance that improves human vitality.
Fulvic acid has the ability to neutralize free
radicals throughout the body and to detoxify simple toxins. This is due to its
huge surface area and enormous total valence.
Shilajit is traditionally considered to be a
strong kidney tonic. From a Chinese perspective, it is a superb Jing tonic,
since it increases the primal energy responsible for sexual and spiritual
tonic – Tones the sexual organs, supports sexual energy and stamina
(traditionally considered to be an “aphrodisiac”), supports healthy
prostate function Qi tonic - Enhances energy and
Shen tonic - Enhances spiritual power
bioavailability and action of other herbs
– huge high-valence surface area collects debris and free radicals,
cleansing the blood and tissues of the body
carrier – binds to herbal constituents and minerals, delivering them to
catalyst – promotes the activity of minerals and organic constituents
urinary functions Supports healthy
healthy menstrual functions
the immune system
healthy fat metabolism
for general fortification and tonification of the
Who can use Shilajit
correctly processed Shilajit is extremely safe. It is
suitable in small doses for almost everyone on a regular basis, and in higher
doses for those who seek to increase vitality, strength and immunity, and by
those who wish to cleanse the tissues of the body. Shilajit
is warming, so it should be used watchfully by those with excessive fire and
may be combined with cool and yin herbs.
The Science (As We Know It)
know a lot about fulvic acids and their colloidal
nature. But what is not known about fulvic acids and
colloids is far greater.
Fulvic acids are huge molecules with the
“average” chemical formula of C135H182O95N5S2.
Fulvic acids are one of the largest classes
of dissolved organic matter, but from a scientific point of view, they are
poorly defined and of unclear origin. All fulvic
acids studied show the same pattern in the elemental composition of their
molecules and a large similarity in the molecular sets. It is thought that the
elemental and structural regularity of fulvic acid
molecules does not indicate one common precursor material and formation
process, but that their regularity is due to both the strong reworking of
source materials in the environment and the valency
of the three elements (C, H, O) from which most fulvic acid molecules are formed. Valency
is the power of an atom or radical to combine with other atoms measured by the
number of electrons which an atom will give, take, or share to form a chemical
bond; thus valency is a measure of the reactivity of
an element or active molecule. Poly-carboxylic acids with very limited number
of hydroxy groups are the major compound class in fulvic acid isolates. It appears that fulvic
acids are metastable molecules that characterize a
state of transition of diverse precursor compounds during their oxidation.
Shilajit is believed to contain a unique range of fulvic acids, which over the period of human history, has
been discovered to have specific health benefits to humans. This is probably a
result of the specific chemical nature of the special physical conditions and
forces, and the rocks and biological materials from which it was created.
Fulvic acid is considered to be one of the
most powerful natural electrolytes known to man. It enhances the permeability
of cell membranes, and can improve the healthy permeability of the digestive
tract, renal membranes and capillaries. Fulvic Acids
greatly enhance the bioavailability of trace minerals required by the body to
function optimally. The fulvic acids available in Shilajit have the ability to restore electrical balance to
damaged cells. When these fulvic acids are present in
bodily and cellular fluids, minerals become ionized – in fact, they become part of the fulvic
acid itself. Thus they become “colloidal.”
are microscopic particles suspended in some sort of liquid medium. The
particles are between one nanometer (1 nm) and one micrometer (1 μm) in size and can be macromolecules (such as fulvic acid). Thus colloids are particles larger than
molecules, but smaller than grains of sand. Mere size, however, is not the important
thing about colloids. The overwhelmingly important property of colloids is that
they have a very large surface area. To some degree, they are all
surface and their properties are those of their surfaces. This is
highly significant in the biological world.
bodily and cellular fluids, and as part of the fulvic
acid complex, minerals become organic. In this form, minerals are
safe. As such, they are perfectly bioactive and bioavailable
in living tissue. Fulvic acid then delivers these
living essences to the cells.
Shilajit enhances bioavailability and action
of other herbs. Take 2 capsules of Shilajit along
with the other tonic herbal products in your program to enhance their effect.
2 capsules of Shilajit at bedtime to gently purify
the body while you sleep.
2-3 capsules, once or twice daily for normal health maintenance, or as directed
by your health practitioner.
Ayurvedic texts suggest using Shilajit with caution when pregnant
Beware of Fake Shilajit
has been reported by experts in India that there is a considerable amount of
fake Shilajit in the Indian market place, and some of
this is exported to other countries, including the United States. The fake Shilajit has a strong smell but no effect. Also, Shilajit that is not properly processed and filtered can
contain unwanted substances. Unprocessed Shilajit is
commonly distributed outside of India.
Dragon Herbs High Mountain
Shilajit comes from very high altitude in the
Himalayas and has been laboratory tested for authenticity and purity and to be
certain that it contains no less than 40% fulvic
Specifications: 60 Capsules, 500 mg each.
Ingredients: Himalayan Shilajit Extract.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
Usage: Take 4 capsules per day, with other herbs,
or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed
up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take
the herbs, they won’t work.”
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide
produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch,
preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by
the FDA. This product is not intended to
treat, cure or prevent any disease.