The recommended Shilajit dosage is about 100 – 200 mg and should not exceed 500 mg per day. To help ensure that you are using the recommended amount we offer a dipping tool that approximates the dosage. If you do not have the tool you can simply use a kitchen utensil to measure a pea size amount per serving. For best absorption of Shilajit you can place it under your tongue or mix it with a liquid of your choice. Your beverage can be hot or cold, however, you should never boil Shilajit.
If you want to take it a step further to find your bodies optimal dose, begin by taking a dose about the size of a grain of rice (100 mg) once per day. For a few days, take the same amount 2-3 times a day. Then gradually increase the amount of shilajit taken with each dose up to a large pea size (300 mg) until you achieve the desired benefits.
Factors that will affect the amount of Shilajit required for you include:
Body mass index (BMI)
Be aware of undesired side effects such as problems sleeping or digestive discomfort. Side effects are typically temporary and a sign that you should decrease the dosage before trying to increase again giving your body more time to. If you experience any symptom that is unmanageable or moderate to severe seek consultation with your healthcare professional.
When To Take It
For best absorption, we found the best time to take Shilajit is in the morning on an empty stomach. Consider taking Shilajit an hour before meals if you are consuming it throughout the day. If you must take it with food, you should increase the dosage to feel the effects. Be careful not to consume more than 300mg per serving. Shilajit is not recommended for consumption at night as it may interfere with your sleeping patterns.
Shilajit Side Effects
Currently, there are few studies or reports about the side effects of Shilajit. If you are pregnant or have a serious health condition, you should consult with your healthcare provider before taking Shilajit. We recommend avoiding the use of Shilajit if you have or at risk for the following conditions:
If you have chronically high iron in the blood
If you have a very serious heart / high blood pressure issue
If you are currently ill with an infection
Shilajit is not recommended for babies or toddlers (younger than 3 yrs)
How to Store
For long-term use, Shilajit should be stored inside the refrigerator or in a cool place. Shilajit is more commonly kept at room temperature, so we provide a light-proof, airtight jar that will increase the shelf life of your Shilajit. It is normal for Shilajit to change states from solid to liquid depending on the temperature. If the Shilajit hardens you can warm it for an easier scoop. Try to not to over-tighten the cap. If you have any difficulty opening the jar, place it under running hot water for about a minute and try again. After you open Shilajit it can be stored for a period of 2-3 years. Please be sure to keep our products out of the reach of children as over-consumption and small parts are hazardous and may be fatal.
Hormone and Cancer Medication
Shilajit is an organic supplement that helps with the delivery of nutrients to the cells. At this time there are no studies that support contraindications with particular supplements or medicines. For the same reason, we do not recommend taking it together with prescription drugs. If you are currently on medications while taking Shilajit remember to keep a minimum of a 2-hour gap between the two. If you are currently on medication or have an acute or chronic illness please consult with your healthcare provider before taking Shilajit.
Tap water often contains chlorine which is a very reactive chemical when introduced to other molecules. It can form some toxic substance like dioxin, DDT, PCBs, etc. together with Shilajit or other organic supplements. It is advised that you utilize distilled, spring, alkaline or active charcoal carbon filtered water when diluting or mixing Shilajit.
In order to give you the purest Shilajit, we spent a lot of time and effort to preserve its natural molecular bound. Therefore, it is important that you avoid boiling or cooking the Shilajit, as, it will lose some of the important properties which it had in raw form. We advise that you do not expose it to continuous heat above 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you prefer your Shilajit in hot tea, you may add it to already brewed beverage right before consumption.
Shilajit is beneficial to treat a hangover, however, should not be taken together with alcohol as side effects are unclear. We do not recommend taking it together as it won’t produce any positive health effect and may increase the level of alcohol intoxication.
Please be cautious when taking Shilajit with any products that may trigger an allergic response as it may have the potential to make the immune systems more sensitive when initially consumed. Stop taking Shilajit if any severe allergic reactions occur and seek medical attention immediately.