How To Take Shilajit

Shilajit dissolved in a glass of water.

Shilajit is packed with nutrients, minerals, and bioactive compounds, the reason why it is revered in Ayurvedic and Eastern European holistic medicine. Before using it, you need to make sure it is pure and genuine. The popularity and demand for shilajit have led to poor manufacturing practices, and if you are doubtful about the origins of your shilajit, it is best not to use it all.

Due to the exploding popularity of shilajit, many unscrupulous companies may be using shilajit alternatives. Additives may be added that could cause severe damage to your health. Shilajit is rare in nature, and many companies would either dilute their shilajit into a mixture or turn it into a powder where they then introduce additives like fulvic acid. They still claim that it is authentic, which is misleading. Genuine shilajit like Pürblack is only available in resin, the way nature made it and the way it should be. 

But let us assume that you got yourself a jar of Pürblack or another top-grade shilajit resin. How do you use it, how often and when? 

First, there is no substitute for reading the instructions manual that came with your box. Following the instructions is the best way to take shilajit. Every purchase of Pürblack comes with an instruction booklet that should tell you how to use the resin properly.  Any reputable company product should come with instructions, and in case yours did not, you can take shilajit as recommended below.

Dosage of Shilajit

You can take shilajit anytime in the day, although the best time it would be in the morning, on an empty stomach, before breakfast. Regarding shilajit dosage, how much shilajit to take daily would entirely depend on your lifestyle, activity, and weight. We also recommend consulting a doctor before taking if you have any medical conditions. 250mg to 500mg is adequate once or twice a day. For some, a higher dosage of up to 1 gram may be sufficient. There should be no problem with high doses shilajit is considered safe up to 2 grams per day and even more. It also does not cause any damage to the liver and the kidneys, as one human clinical trial found.

Shilajit Dosage Time

The best time to take shilajit is in the morning, before food. If you are taking shilajit at night, it is best after a meal as well. This is useful if you are having trouble keeping up with your intake or you are taking it to improve your sleep. We encourage that you maintain consistency in taking shilajit for the best results.

How To Use Shilajit in Milk

Century-old records like the Sushruta Samhita recommend taking the resin with milk. Milk can help mask the pungent smell and is advisable if you are sensitive to strong tastes. You can also take it with juice, tea, honey, and coffee. We recommend dissolving a small amount of resin in a glass of water, preferably tepid and not boiling or overly hot. Pürblack resin has been purified in a way, which allows us to process a resin closest to its natural state. Using boiling water may destroy some of the heat-sensitive components.

How To Eat Shilajit

The best way to take in shilajit is to ingest it directly like a pill. We recommend you roll a small pea-sized portion of the resin and take it directly, or let it dissolve in your mouth. The taste and smell may be something you need to get used to.  You still have to mind your shilajit dosage intake times and be consistent. 

How To Take Shilajit Capsules

Some companies offer shilajit in capsule or tablet form. They are likely the powdered variety and we do not advise the purchase of those. The benefit of shilajit capsules is its ease of use and that they already come in a specified dose. You avoid tasting the smokey and pungent taste of pure shilajit as well. Pop a capsule or tablet with water and that is it. 

The problem with tablets and capsules is that they almost surely contain additives or could be purely imitation.  They might contain a little shilajit but in some cases, no resin at all. There is no way for you to identify what has been added to create shilajit tablets or capsules. Most shilajit capsules are fake, so buyer beware. 

Liquid Shilajit

Some vendors have their formulation in tincture or liquid form. Others sell their version in a more viscous state, like hemp oil. It does have its advantages. For one, you could scoop and pour them on a glass of water and stir the same way you would with powder or resin. The liquid form does have one major drawback. It is a watered-down version of shilajit, which is going bad. This is a reason why most liquid shilajit has an absolutely horrible smell. 

You can create a liquid shilajit form with the shilajit resin. To make a solution, dissolve some resin in a glass of water. Make sure to refrigerate the leftover solution or when you are saving some for the later day.  

To summarize:

    • 250mg to 500mg is the recommended daily intake, but this may change depending on weight and activity. Intake consistency is key for the best results. Potent resin-like Pürblack will deliver results as little as 100mg.
    • It is preferably taken in the morning before a meal or in the evening after food If you are taking it to help with sleep.
    • Each form has its advantages and disadvantages. The resin, liquid, and powder are easier to dissolve in water. They are difficult to measure without a specialized measuring tool, and many contain little to no shilajit.  Tablets, capsules, and in solid forms are easier to take in and comes in defined dosages already. The problem is there is no way to ascertain precisely if the entire capsule or tablet is all shilajit. Authenticity is a problem too.
    • You can dissolve the resin in water, tea, coffee, honey, and even juice and shakes. If you dissolve it in water and have some leftovers, we recommend refrigerating the solution as soon as possible.  Use tepid water only. Do not use boiling water.
    • You can roll a pea-sized portion and take like a pill. If you have shilajit powder capsules, you can ingest them directly taking note of your intake times.

Regular use of shilajit and consistency is key to getting most of the benefits. It has been proven by science that shilajit resin will help the body support healthy bodily functions and push it to reach its highest potential. Studies also showed that the resin can be included in a comprehensive organic supplementation and may be able to boost the effectiveness of other supplements to deliver a more impactful effect. 

Pürblack™ Live Resin

Pürblack is now on a 4th generation Live Resin formulation and now contains True gold and silver to support healthy brain function and joint health. Pürblack exceeds any other traditional shilajit in the market. Pürblack values transparency and will be able to show proof of authenticity and chemical analysis to all their resin formulations. Each jar will come with an instructions manual.

Pürblack cares about its customers. If you have questions about the product contact us via email.