25 grams purified resin
(6 months regular use)
> 15 % fulvic acid
• tested using AOAC standards •
Shilajit can be used both internally e.g. after dissolving it in pure, non-chlorinated water (despite the traditional ayurvedic recommendations - never use milk ! Milk may neutralise the polyphenols / anti-oxidant potential !) and externally (dissolving it in body lotion or creme is seen often in Russia).
For an extensive background and history click here
Shilajit is a complex combination of several dozens of macro- and micro elements, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, plant sterols, fulvic acid and humic acid. It has been attributed with the following properties, many of which have been the subject of research in the past decades. See our research article section below to see some of the key articles, and have a look through journal databases to learn more for yourself!
Please note: this list should not be interpreted as a list of medical claims.
Shilajit (or 'Mumijo' as it's called in Russia) is an extremely rare natural substance, only found in some mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and the Altai mountains, it is generally found in rocky cliff faces and caves at an altitude between 2000-4000 metres
Because of its rarity and its hyped reputation as a panacea (a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.) (it is also one of the last remaining 'rasayana's' in Ayurveda) a lot of people see good business opportunities. This has lead to a enormous stream of bad, unreliable and even dangerous products.
This website has an overview of 30 Shilajit products (all of them resins) and also supplies background, price and an objective quality report of all products. ORIVeDA Shilajit is also included.
What is particularly striking is that apart from ORIVeDA nobody is using the authorised AOAC lab standard to test for the main active ingredients in Shilajit: the fulvic- and humic-acid fractions. And an authenticity test - it exists, but only 2 vendors actually use it - and this includes us.
The only reasons not to test we can come up with are that the outcome is disappointing and/or ignorance of the vendor.
The number of bad or even dangerous products is high. Like, mixes of burnt sugar with propolis, Ozokerite, herbal shilajit (!?), you name it...
Let's face it, a natural substance, more rare than gold or diamonds, that takes several decades to form a layer one millimeters thick can never be available in the quantities that are currently offered online, and definitely not for low prices.
'Guaranteed levels of fulvic acid !' some sellers claim; but they don't have reliable test reports backing up their claims. Natural Shilajit - Mumijo contains at least 7 % of ashless fulvic / humic acids according to Russian research; 7% is the minimum (Russian Federal Standard). Anything below that threshold is not allowed to be sold as Shilajit - Mumijo.
ORIVeDA Shilajit contains ± 20 % fulvic acid and ± 9 % humic acids, depending on the moisture level percentages can be significantly higher. Tested in compliance with the official AOAC standards.
Processing Shilajit - Mumijo (e.g. when turning it into tablets, powder, tinctures) involves heat and adding stabilisers, additives etc, and usually involves the use of metal equipment, which means the natural composition of Mumijo - Shilajit (and the resulting synergy) is affected. Many of the amino acids will be destroyed (because of heat) and several other components will oxidise and change properties (by getting in touch with metal).
After being authenticated ORIVeDA Shilajit - Mumijo is cleaned/purified using a tried and tested -patented- Russian method based on low temperature and centrifugal processing. This is followed by air-drying to ensure a moisture level ≤ 7 %.
This is very important, because contaminated or high-moisture products easily develop mould and uncontrolled oxidation and fermentation might occur. The resulting raw material is then checked for heavy metals and other contamination (yeast, mold, e-coli, salmonella, mites) that is not allowed in food or dietary supplements. After that a sanitary certificate is issued.
You don't have to take our word for these claims. We can show you documentation - third party Certificates of Analysis. We strongly recommend to ask for this documentation in case of niche products such as Shilajit and medicinal mushroom supplements. Also have a look at resources page for more info.
SHILAJIT RESEARCH ARTICLES