How to Take Shilajit


Shilajit is a nutrient-dense mineral substance that is made up of plant matter and is consumed as an herbal supplement. It’s commonly taken by people seeking to increase testosterone levels, boost energy, and even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. However, research on the alleged health benefits are inconclusive. Shilajit commonly comes in powdered form or as a resin. Although it’s natural and safe, shilajit shouldn’t be consumed in its raw or unprocessed state. To take shilajit, mix the powdered version in a hot beverage or smoothie to help mask the bitter taste. The liquid or resin form of shilajit needs to be dissolved in hot liquid before you consume it. Do not take shilajit if you have sickle cell anemia, hemochromatosis, or thalassemia.

Part 1
Mixing Powdered Shilajit

Mixing Powdered Shilajit on How to Take Shilajit

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Because shilajit is classified as an herbal supplement, it isn’t monitored for quality by government health agencies. When you buy shilajit, make sure you’re getting it from a good source so you can be sure of the purity.[1] Research the company and look for endorsements from medical doctors before you buy shilajit online to make sure they’re legitimate. Powdered shilajit can have additives and fillers that lower the purity, so check the ingredients on the label for any added substances. Look up independent reviews of the company and their product at .Medical Warning: Some people areallergic to shilajit. If youstart to develop a rash,increased heart rate, ordizziness after consumingshilajit, stop taking itimmediately and seek medicalattention. Talk to your doctorbefore taking shilajit to makesure it’s safe for you.Medical Warning: Some people areallergic to shilajit. If you start todevelop a rash, increased heart rate,or dizziness after consuming shilajit,stop taking it immediately and seekmedical attention. Talk to your doctorbefore taking shilajit to make sureit’s safe for you.Medical Warning: Some people are allergic toshilajit. If you start to develop a rash,increased heart rate, or dizziness afterconsuming shilajit, stop taking itimmediately and seek medical attention. Talkto your doctor before taking shilajit tomake sure it’s safe for you.Medical Warning: Some people are allergic to shilajit. If you start todevelop a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness after consumingshilajit, stop taking it immediately and seek medical attention. Talk toyour doctor before taking shilajit to make sure it’s safe for you.Medical Warning: Some people are allergic to shilajit. If you start to developa rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness after consuming shilajit, stoptaking it immediately and seek medical attention. Talk to your doctor beforetaking shilajit to make sure it’s safe for you.

Mixing Powdered Shilajit on How to Take Shilajit

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Shilajit is often found in powdered form, which is just as potent as the liquid or resin variety. The powder is light and can be blown away easily so carefully measure it out with a measuring spoon so you don’t waste any of it.[2]Be careful not to breathe in the powder while you’re measuring it or it could irritate your nasal passages.

Mixing Powdered Shilajit on How to Take Shilajit

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Powdered shilajit dissolves well in a hot beverage so adding it to your cup of hot water or tea is a great way to mix it. Shilajit has a bitter taste, so adding it to hot milk can help it taste better.[3] You can use soy or coconut milk as an alternative. Using water, milk, or tea that is hot but not boiling will help the shilajit dissolve more effectively.

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Because of its peculiar smell and bitter taste, adding honey can help mask the taste and odor of your shilajit beverage. Add enough honey to make it as sweet as you want it to be.[4] Use an herbal tea like chamomile for added benefits. Add 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) of turmeric or cayenne powder to hot milk with shilajit to for flavor and additional antioxidants. Add the powdered shilajit to a smoothie to mask the bitter flavor even more.

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Use a spoon to give your beverage a good stir so the powdered shilajit gets thoroughly dissolved. The shilajit will settle at the bottom of your drink and taste really bitter if you don’t mix it well enough.[5]If you add shilajit to a smoothie, be sure to blend it well.

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Powdered shilajit should not be consumed more than twice a day for the best benefits. Drink your shilajit on an empty stomach so it’s more effective.[6] A great way to consume shilajit is to drink it in the morning before you eat breakfast and in the evening before dinner. Shilajit is not toxic, but it won’t be as effective if you consume it too often. Talk to your doctor before giving shilajit to children.

Part 2
Dissolving Shilajit Resin

Dissolving Shilajit Resin on How to Take Shilajit

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Shilajit isn’t monitored for quality or purity by governmental health agencies, so you need to be sure you buy your shilajit from a trustworthy source. Get your shilajit from a legitimate vitamin store or from an honest company that stands behind their product. Research the company and their history before you buy shilajit online. A sure sign that the company and product is legitimate is an endorsement from a licensed medical doctor. Pure shilajit resin will hold its form and will not separate into clumps when you apply pressure to it. Check independent reviews and tests of the company and their product at .Medical Warning: Talk to yourdoctor before you start takingshilajit to make sure it’s safefor you. If you start to havesymptoms of an allergic reactionlike a rash, increased heartrate, or dizziness after you takeshilajit, seek medical attention.Medical Warning: Talk to your doctorbefore you start taking shilajit tomake sure it’s safe for you. If youstart to have symptoms of an allergicreaction like a rash, increased heartrate, or dizziness after you takeshilajit, seek medical attention.Medical Warning: Talk to your doctor beforeyou start taking shilajit to make sureit’s safe for you. If you start to havesymptoms of an allergic reaction like arash, increased heart rate, or dizzinessafter you take shilajit, seek medicalattention.Medical Warning: Talk to your doctor before you start taking shilajit tomake sure it’s safe for you. If you start to have symptoms of anallergic reaction like a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness afteryou take shilajit, seek medical attention.Medical Warning: Talk to your doctor before you start taking shilajit to makesure it’s safe for you. If you start to have symptoms of an allergicreaction like a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness after you takeshilajit, seek medical attention.

Dissolving Shilajit Resin on How to Take Shilajit

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The recommended dosage of liquid shilajit or resin is about 1⁄2 gram (0.018 oz). That’s a portion of resin about the size of a green pea. Use a stir stick or a butter knife to remove a pea-sized portion of the shilajit from the container.[7]Many jars of shilajit that you can buy include a wooden measuring stick that is labeled with the correct dosage.

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Place the end of the stick with the resin on it into the cup of hot liquid. The resin will start to dissolve and mix with the liquid as soon as you submerge it. Stir it up to mix it thoroughly.[8] Use milk or herbal tea to help mask the bitter, burnt flavor of shilajit. Use coconut milk or soy milk as an alternative. Shilajit resin must be dissolved in hot liquid or it won’t fully break down and mix with it.

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Shilajit doesn’t need to be consumed immediately, so let your drink cool down so you don’t burn yourself. While powdered shilajit can settle on the bottom of the glass, shilajit resin will fully dissolve in hot liquid.[9]Wait at least 5 minutes after you stir the shilajit into the hot liquid before you drink it.

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Shilajit is safe to take on a daily basis without any negative side effects. For the best benefits, consume shilajit on an empty stomach so it’s absorbed faster and more effectively.[10] Consume shilajit resin before you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner so it’s absorbed on an empty stomach. Shilajit can become less effective if you consume it too often, so stick with up to 3 times a day for the best results.