A common question in the health and superfood community is how to use shilajit. There are various different ways you can include both the powder and resin forms into the daily diet. The simplest method is to mix it with warm water or tea (it is recommended that you should always use purified water). Stir in the shilajit which may take around five to ten minutes. Shilajit is water soluble so stir until it is completely dissolved. When mixing with water, it will turn a dark brown color when completely dissolved. You can even enjoy this amazing superfood mixed with warm milk. You should only use a half teaspoon of the powder or just a pea size scoop of the resin when starting out and eventually work up to a full tablespoon. It is recommended that you drink it on an empty stomach every morning or you can split the dosage into twice a day. Even if you don’t have time to mix up a drink in the morning you can just put the resin directly into your mouth or under your tongue and let it dissolve (this works best with the resin form).
If you don’t desire the taste you can try some additional herbs in the mix to offset the taste. A sweet herb like astragalus or even ashwagandha may help mute the taste. Mixing shilajit in warm milk might even help mask the taste. With that said, it’s probably easiest to just mix it in with warm water and it is thought to be that many will develop a taste for shilajit over time.
How to use shilajit with other recipes
Try shilajit in a shake with a great recipe from Super Man Herbs. This will probably work best with the powder form but if you only have the resin you can dissolve first in water. Just add a few ingredients into the blender with some water and you got yourself a powerful shilajit shake. The ingredients include one banana, a few Brazilian nuts, 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds (great for adding body to the shake), a scoop of whey protein, tablespoon of raw cacao powder, dandy blend (basically roasted dandelion roots which are also a good alternative to coffee), a few dashes of cinnamon, 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey. The banana and the honey combined should be enough sweeter, but if it’s too much then maybe try one or the other or cutting the amount of each. Add the shilajit powder or the dissolved resin and some water. The water amount is really up to your desired liking and how thick you want the shake to be. It is important to blend well to fully mix in the coconut oil and chia seeds. Enjoy!
David Wolfe has a great shilajit latte which is a part of the longevity program. Start with adding a mild tea and about 2 ounces of raw organic vegan almond milk to the blender. Continue adding 2 teaspoons of shilajit, one heaping teaspoon of ground vanilla bean, a full dropper of marine phytoplankton, heaping tablespoon of honey and coconut oil and blend well. This drink is an incredible coffee replacement loved by all in the raw food community.
If you’re looking for a great snack, Shokuiku has the perfect shilajit kale chips recipe. Check out this quick video with step by step instructions.
How to use shilajit for men and women
Shilajit uses are for everyone as it has been given the top ranking in Ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Rex Wilson is a strong advocate of shilajit for its endurance and stamina benefits as well as its ability to stimulate hormone production in both men and women. Shilajit is one of the most nutrient dense mineral substances on the earth with high levels of vitamins, minerals, humic acids and fulvic acids. One of the largest problems today is demineralization. Today many doctors see Americans not receiving the proper amount of mineral intake. This is mainly due to bad eating habits and most food today is lacking in mineral substances. This makes shilajit uses very important for both men and women in order to re-mineralize the body. The ultimate results will include enhanced energy levels, cleanse and detoxifying the body, organ function support, weight loss and eventually suppressing the craving for unhealthy foods.
Shilajit is the complete package filled with many essential nutrients that will benefit you in so many ways. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to improve your overall health then shilajit could be just what you need.