What is Shilajit?

So the big question is, what is this sticky black resin? 

This thick, blackish-brown, sticky substance is made from plants and organic matter that have been trapped by many layers of rocks over millions of years in the areas surrounding India, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, Central Asia and Scandinavia.  The extreme variations of hot and cold weather combined with the massive pressure from the weight of the mountains creates the mineral rich matter to flow out of the rocks. 

Shilajit resin contains 50 percent plus fulvic acid and holds more than 85 different vitamins and minerals that the body requires. There’s nothing else like it found in nature, and this network of interconnected vitamins and minerals cannot be replicated in a lab. 

In addition to fulvic, folic and humic acid, shilajit contains zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, carotenoids, retinol, B, C, and E vitamins, and imperative phytonutrients the body requires. 

Researchers have found plant organisms in shilajit from multiple species including: Trifolium repens, Euphorbia royleana, Pellia, Minium, Barbula, Stephenrencella-Anthoceros, Fissidens, Asterella, Plagiochasma, Thuidium, Marchantia and Dumortiera. 

Follow the links below to the supporting research.