Shilajit

The Mountain Panacea

Shilajit (Sanskrit: शिलाजतु meaning“rock conquerer” and "destroyer of weakness") is one of the most powerful rejuvenatory substances in the world. Qori Inti offers a rare and true medicinal grade shilajit, wildharvested in the Nepalese Himalayas, where it is collected, purified, and consecrated by our partners in the field of traditional Tibetan medicine. Unlike most shilajit products available today, our shilajit is more than a superfood supplement, and is regarded as a sacred substance. Each artisanal batch is a unique alchemical work of art, prepared in accordance with the Tibetan Medical Tantras by one of the most respected physicians in the field of Tibetan Sowa Rigpa, meaning “healing science.”

Packaged in Miron violet glass.

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Shilajit is a resinous, tar-like mineral pitch that excretes from the rock of some of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth, mainly in the Asian continent. It contains one of the most complete nutrient profiles of any substance on earth: vitamins A, B and C esters, amino acids, ellagic acids, fatty acids, plant sterols, humic and fulvic acids as well as a vast gamut of essential micro and macro minerals in ionic form, thus making them most bioavailable to the body, meaning our cells are able to readily absorb and utilize their benefits. Shilajit is the result of nothing short of geological alchemy. Its as if the entire Gaian intelligence of its pristine and ancient eco-system and the collective body of information from the thousands of species of wild medicinal plants found therein, is contained and accessible within its black, viscous matrix. Shilajit restores and rejuvenates the body, mind and spirit. Some of its myriad benefits are: • optimizes endocrine function • increases longevity by slowing down the aging process • muscle and bone strengthening • stress relieving • fertility enhancing • chelating: extracts and detoxifies pollutants, chemicals and heavy metals from the tissues • antioxidant • anti-inflammatory • adaptogenic • immunomodulatory • balances our lipoprotein metabolism, which affects diabetics • enhances cognitive function • optimized production of adenosine triphosphate (cellular ATP) • improves sleep
Shilajit is traditionally known as a a rasayana (true rejuvenative substance) for all the koshas (the layers or levels which make up our being from the most dense, our bodies, to the most subtle, our minds and spirit.) It builds ojas (immunity and the most subtle essence of our physical vitality) as well as nourishes and tonifies all the preceeding dhatus (bodily tissues) benefiting the organs and systems within these tissue layers which include but are not limited to building the blood, strengthening muscles and bones with a regenerative power that targets both soft and hard tissues as well as modulating the production of reproductive hormones. Its rasa (taste) is astringent, pungent, and bitter and its virya (thermoregulating component) is warm and its vipaka (post-digestive effect) is pungent.

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Purified extraction of Nepalese shilajit.
Ancient Ayurvedic texts recommend optimal bioavailability of shilajit's multitudinous benefits when it is dissolved into a warm to hot lipid medium such as gently heated organic cow, goat or nut milks. The standard dosage varies depending on the effects sought. For all intensive purposes, just under .1 gram a day is considered to be an average dose, so a 50 gram jar will last 16 1/2 months and a 5.5 gram jar will last almost 2 months. .1 grams is about .02 teaspoons which can be roughly measured by slightly touching (not dipping or submerging) the tip of a teaspoon into your jar. The shilajit should not at all cover the superfice of the teaspoon, just the tip top of it. Another visual representation of this minute amount would be the size of a short grain of rice. For those intending to use this sacred substance more specifically, the Astanga Hrdayam, one of the most respected Ayurvedic texts, offers three distinct protocols – Gentle support, Moderate support and Optimal support. Gentle support: 1.35 gm daily over a 7 day period. Moderate support: .9 gm daily over a 3 week period. Optimal support: .76 gm daily over a 7 week period.

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So far I've only tried one other shilajit as well as some tablets. Yours is just so full of prana and shakti. The tablets feel "dead" to me, and once I met your shilajit I started calling the other brand, "shilajit lite." Yours is more resin-y and thick and somehow "juicy" and fresh/young/vital where the other one isn't. Your shilajit has a stronger taste/smell compared to the other brand's.

Katrina Svoboda Johnson, LMP, AHP/CAP
owner, Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop LLC

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