Shilajit’s origin lies in the ancient plant material preserved in the dark crevices of the Himalayan Mountains. As the sun warms up the mountain and melts the snow, a soft, heavy resin seeps out and is collected by local farmers.
This thick resin is then dried and ground into a fine powder known as shilajit, meaning “rock-invincible” in Sanskrit. It has a natural smoky flavor and is high in iron.
Our Shilajit powder is meticulously harvested by hand at high altitudes to ensure the purest product possible. It is then low-temperature dried and tested to be free of pollutants. As a highly potent herb, our Shilajit Extract Powder’s general serving requirements are minimal, so a small portion goes a long way.
Mineral deficiency is a problem for many with modern diets. Sunfood Shilajit Powder not only assists with nutrient absorption through a high content of fulvic acid (40% - 60%), it provides an all-natural energy boost through all of the organic and ionic trace minerals present:
• Magnesium to fight inflammation and boost immunity
• Calcium to support healthy bones
• Potassium to help maintain healthy blood pressure
• Selenium to assist in the removal of free radicals and support healthy immune function
• Over 85 more minerals and nutrients naturally present in Shilajit rock
Where does Sunfood Shilajit Powder come from?
Millions of years ago, Asia and India collided, and after hundreds of thousands of years, the movement of these continents created what we now know as the Himalaya mountain range. As these vast pieces of land shifted, layers of dirt and rock thousands of years old loosened, rich with plant and mineral matter that had been pressurized and preserved for millions of years. Eventually, these minerals began to leach out of the rock face in the form of shilajit resin.
Himalayan mountain men discovered shilajit by observing a species of monkeys living on the mountainside. The monkeys that lived at the bottom of the mountain seemed more sickly, slower in movement, and less energetic, while the monkeys that lived in the high altitude peaks were bright-eyed, active, and appeared immune to similar sickness. They noticed the high altitude monkeys had access to a resin exuding out of the mountains. The mountain men decided to bring shilajit powder into their communities as an Ayurvedic herb. To this fact, Sunfood only harvests its Shilajit powder from the highest altitude of these mountains for the maximum trace mineral content.
Benefits of Sunfood Shilajit Powder:
Shilajit powder is an ayurvedic herb that can improve overall health for both men and women. It delivers over 85 nutrients and trace minerals to the body, as fulvic acid, which helps total nutrient absorption, provides powerful antioxidant benefits, and promotes healthy aging. What are these 85 nutrients? While you can view more on nutritional facts, among them are sterols, polysaccharides, amino acids, triterpenes, phospholipids, and more.
Think of Sunfood Shilajit Powder as a longevity supplement, because not only does fulvic acid help the body age well, it can provide support for many other systems that need balance for you to live your best life.
Physical Performance & Recovery
Shilajit works by increasing ATP or adenosine triphosphate – the body's primary fuel supply – at the cellular level. Taking this raw powder increases mitochondria performance, which is thought to be the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It boosts energy in this way; whether you just need a fuel boost after a tough workout or suffer from chronic fatigue. Many minerals in shilajit also fight inflammation, making it an excellent tool for the athlete or anyone suffering from muscle and joint pain.
Brain & Mood Function
Shilajit also works as an adaptogen, helping the body respond to stress, be it physical, emotional, or mental. Adaptogens help balance the body when it has been overexerted in any form or fashion. Shilajit's adaptogen qualities, in turn, may lead to more energy and mood stabilization.
Brain function is supported by many of the ionic trace minerals present in shilajit powder. You may experience higher levels of memory function, better mental clarity, and enhanced cognitive performance. Many nutrients in shilajit promote overall healthy aging and longevity, promoting natural cell regeneration.
Hormone Stabilization, Heart Health & More
Shilajit supports the kidneys, thyroid, endocrine, and reproductive systems of both men and women. Selenium also helps the thyroid as well as metabolism. Shilajit may promote healthy blood sugar levels and enhanced physical performance at the cellular level. It has also been proved to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol.
In men, shilajit powder has been found to raise testosterone levels, which may lead to enhanced physical performance, sex drive, and cognitive function, and decreased hair loss, loss of muscle mass, and fatigue.
Finally, Sunfood Shilajit powder helps overall nutrient absorption and aids the body in detoxification. While many of the minerals present support heavy metal detoxification, others fight free radicals and boost the body’s natural antioxidant response; which in turn raises the body's immune system.
The Fountain of Youth
It has been said that there is no ailment that shilajit powder cannot help. Not only does Sunfood shilajit powder contain many nutrients that fight inflammation and help aging symptoms such as arthritis or high cholesterol, but it also appears to work at the cellular level, promoting natural cell regeneration. It may help gastric issues, peptic ulcers, blood sugar, memory and cognitive function, metabolism, immune function, and more. Shilajit powder helps many organ systems: the heart, brain, nervous system, endocrine and thyroid function – it even promotes energy down to the core, cellular level of the body, often fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Product Size: 3.5 ounces
Sunfood Shilajit Powder is highly concentrated; Only use 1/8 tsp to 1/4 teaspoon.
Because the trace minerals in shilajit powder are ionic and raw, it is water soluble. Mix 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon in your favorite water, tea, nut milk, juice, or smoothie. If you are new to this potent substance, began with a minimal amount and work up as your body adjusts to the potency. At SunFood’s we also sell Shilajit capsules which is an another way to absorb the minerals from this superfood.
Shilajit powder is earthy and smokyin taste due to its origination in rock and land formations. It pairs well with cacao and coffee flavors. Try out Smoky Mocha recipe for a fun spin on this powerful supplement.
You may also choose to add shilajit powder to any number of tonics or treats: vegetable juice, bone broth, and more. Add to hot water for a light herbal tea flavor, or mix with your favorite herbs such as yerba mate, ashwagandha, or nettles.
Because shilajit enhances absorption of anything it is taken with, you may also choose to take shilajit powder with other supplements such as CoQ10 or MSM for a potent combination.