There is absolutely nothing special about the usage of Shilajit. The same principles that are used for food supplements or multivitamins can also be applied. You have to pay attention to the dosage, as well as the frequency of use to be sure that your body metals level is in balance.
Please watch our short youtube shilajit video and then check step by step guide below.
There is a usual saying that, “if the use of a thing is unknown, its abuse is inevitable.” This is so true! However, in order to avoid the abuse of liquid shilajit due to its form, it is of great essentiality that you know how to use it.
Our average liquid shilajit dosage is about 100 – 150 mg and should not exceed 600 mg amount per day.
Just to ensure you use the right dosage, there is a stainless steel spoon or disposable wooden stick included in the package. Kindly use it to measure the average single serving amount.
Dip it into the shilajit by an approximate third, or half of an inch for are a stick or just a full measuring steel spoon. The quantity remaining on the spoon is an average single dosage an adult should intake. It is advisable that you utilize butter knife or any other measuring spoon.
Mix liquid shilajit with water or other drink, instead of taking it straight. Your drink might be hot or cold, but don’t ever boil the shilajit.
Some people do ask if it is better to take shilajit with goat milk, well, it actually depends on what you want. Mixing shilajit with milk isn’t anyway different from mixing it with honey. So, you can definitely do that too. All those recipes have a cultural or dietary sense, but no relation to shilajit itself!
For better digestion, you can mix shilajit with your favorite drink. Let’s say the drink of choice for you is a green tea – then mix it with a green tea.
Solid form of shilajit isn’t like the liquid one due to its compact surface area. Hence, it is easy to be administered orally without being affected by its bitter taste. An average dose would be 100 – 150 mg and should not exceed 300mg per serving.
Cold solid shilajit is hard, but it becomes sticky when it’s too hot. Therefore, keep it warm and use a scissors/knife to make a cut. 150mg serving size is equal to a rice grain / one-third size of a pea.
Put a single serving amount of raw shilajit in your mouth, and swallow when melted. You can drink with water or other drink right away.
You may also dissolve solid shilajit in water and take it as a liquid shilajit. In this case, put the single amount in your drink and stir it for a 5 second.
Powder Extract And Altay Shilajit
Powder Shilajit is a very strong extract made from pure shilajit with a single serving amount of 100mg. Please do not exceed 250mg amount per day.
Altay shilajit is the widely available and cheaper product because the Altay region has a relatively lower attitude where Shilajit may be easily collected by anyone. Most of the Shilajit in the market (goo, resin form) comes from Altay, Siberia. The single serving amount is 150mg and should not exceed 300mg amount per day.
Please use the included stainless steel spoon to measure the amount for each different types of shilajit.
When Should I Take Shilajit
You may take shilajit early in the morning, as well as during the day. However, we do not recommend its intake at night or before going to bed. Take it apart from any food. But if you must take it with food, kindly increase its dosage. Nonetheless, be careful not to let it exceed 300mg per serving.
You may take shilajit 1-2 times a day, 4-6 days in a week. The optimal dietary session is 1 month. You may take those sessions 2-3 times a year. Limit the frequency of intake as the well as the amount for a single serving per day if you would like to take it through the entire year.
Who Should Not Take Shilajit
As of now, there aren’t many studies or report about the side effects of shilajit. If you are pregnant or under serious health condition, you should consult with your doctor first before taking shilajit. We would also recommend avoiding using shilajit in the following situations:
- If someone has chronically high iron blood
- for people with very serious heart / high blood pressure issues
- during the time of being sick from the infection
- giving it to the babies or toddlers (younger than a 3yrs)
How To Store Shilajit
Liquid shilajit should be stored inside the refrigerator or in another cool place. You can also store it at a room temperature. When you mix it with a hot content, it should be good for consumption during the same day.
Cold mixtures and creams may be stored for 2 weeks. You can store cold distilled water mixture in the refrigerator for many months.
On the other hand, solid shilajit should be stored at room temperature. You can also place it in the refrigerator, but when it becomes cold, you may have some difficulties producing a dosage cuts. If it is too hard, use a hairdryer and scissors to produce a cut. When it becomes way too hot, it may stick to the container and in this case, you need to cool it down.
Shilajit itself has antibacterial and antifungal properties, but we still recommend that you store inside close jars. For liquid shilajit, use an extra plastic cap provided, together with an original cap. Try to not tight up the cap. If you have any difficulty opening liquid shilajit, place it under the hot water for about a minute and try again.
After you open shilajit, it could be stored for 2 – 3 years. However, kindly keep it away from the reach of children.
The ways of using Shilajit and other possible applications
The simple and most effective way of taking shilajit. You can do it every time even on the go and get an immediate boost of energy, attention and better mood.
What could be a better beginning of day than a cup of tea/coffee enriched with pleasure from shilajit? You can also add it to your smoothie then all those raw nutrients would absorb better.
Cream and Tonics
Shilajit has a plenty of minerals to support healthy skin condition. It could be a hundred of recipes and all about the same principle. Take a liquid shilajit or mix 1 part of solid with 2 parts of distilled water to make it liquid. Then mix 2 part of liquid shilajit with 3 parts of your cream. The cream could be anything that is working and organic. For example, as an anti-inflammatory solution make turmeric and ginger cream with shilajit. Green Coffee and Camu Camu with shilajit may be your general skin care. Use your knowledge and imagination + shilajit. Make your own creams and never apply the substances that you can’t eat. Try to prep a fresh cream at any single time.
Shampoo and Soap
Dissolve 5gm of liquid shilajit per 16oz of shampoo or liquid soap and use it as usual. Regular use may improve the condition of your skin, calm your scalp, help hair growth and improve hair pigmentation.
Shilajit has many ingredients that play an essential role in any lifeforms. It can give as many benefits to you as for your pets. Have you ever seen your dog or cat eating the dirt or litter? They do it because their organisms want to get the Fulvic Acid and minerals instinctively. For the proper dosage use 1mg of Shilajit per pound of body weight. Add it to their meal or water 2-3 times a week.
The most of shilajit made from decomposed plants. Every gardener knows it is needed for living plants to be healthy and grow better. The Fulvic content in Shilajit acts as a catalyst for soil enzymes which work the same way as enzymes in the human body, so you can imagine how beneficial both drenching and foliar spraying would be for your plants. Mix a 150mg of Shilajit with a gallon of water and use it for your plants twice a month.
You can read more about specific benefits of the external/internal use in our shilajit benefits article.
What To Avoid When Using Shilajit
Hormone and Cancer medication.You can take any organic product together with shilajit. It is even better because Shilajit helps with nutrients delivery to the cells. For the same reason, we do not recommend taking it together with prescription drugs. That better distribution might play a negative role if the dosage was strictly regulated. You can take Shilajit when you are taking other meds, but you have to keep at least a 2-hour gap between them. If you are under serious health conditions, you have to consult with your doctor first.
Tap Water. Tap water is most likely chlorinated. Chlorine however happens to be a sort of chemical that reacts with other molecules easily. It can form some toxic substance like dioxin, DDT, PCBs, etc. together with shilajit or other organic supplements. Therefore, instead of using tap water, it is advised that you utilize distilled, spring or active charcoal carbon filtered water.
Heat. We spend big efforts to preserve natural molecular bound in our shilajit. If you boil/cook an organic product, it will lose some of the important properties which it had in raw form. We advise that you should not expose it to continuous heat above 165F. You can put it in a hot tea right before the consumption, but do not brew or boil it together.
Alcohol. Shilajit is very useful from a hangover, but taking it together with alcohol may give an unusual effect. Sometimes it works like an energy drink that wakes you up. Other time it may increase the level of alcohol intoxication (being drunk). We do not recommend taking it together because it won’t produce any positive health effect, rather, could get you accidentally overdosed.
Let us know if you have any other question about how to use shilajit.