How To Take Shilajit (updated 2019) | Purblack

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. Its popularity and demand have led to poor manufacturing practices, and if you are doubtful about the origins of the 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 could introduce additives like fulvic acid. They still claim that it is authentic. Genuine shilajit like Pürblack is only available in resin formulation, 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?

How To Take Shilajit 

First, of, 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 during the day or anytime, although the best time it seems is in the morning, on an empty stomach, before breakfast. As to shilajit dosage, how much shilajit to take daily would entirely depend on your lifestyle, activity, weight, and if you have any medical conditions. We recommend consulting a doctor before taking if you have any medical conditions; otherwise, 250mg to 500mg is adequate once or twice a day. For some of our customers, a higher dosage up to 1 gram may be sufficient. It should not cause any concern though, as 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. This is useful if you are having trouble keeping up with your intake or you are taking it to improve your sleep. We highly encourage that your shilajit use is consistent as possible for the best effects. 

How To Use Shilajit in Milk

Century-old records 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. We recommend you roll a small pea-sized portion of the resin and take it directly like a pill, or have it dissolve in your mouth. The taste and smell may be something you need to get used to.  You still have to mind the shilajit dosage time and be consistent. Results are best achieved with consistency. 

How To Take Shilajit Capsules

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

Be careful though, they may contain additives or could be purely imitation. 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. 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 or bottle 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.
  • 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 the powder are easier to dissolve in water, tea, coffee, and milk. They are difficult to measure without a specialized measuring tool.  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. 
  • You can dissolve the resin in water, tea, coffee, honey, and even juice. If you dissolve it in water and have some leftovers, we recommend refrigerating the solution as soon as possible.  Use tepid water only.
  • 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.

In the end, regular use of shilajit and consistency is key to getting its benefits. It has been proven by science that shilajit resin will help the body support healthy bodily function 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 those 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.

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