Shilajit Resin: The Best Way To Take It
Shilajit Resin and Heat
A question we get asked often: if shilajit resin is placed in hot water or other hot beverages like milk or hot tea, does it lose its potency? In other words, does heat destroy its nutritional value or properties?
The answer is no.
Genuine shilajit is millions of years old and is not negatively affected by heat. It is a fulvic mineral complex and none of the nutrients are destroyed or diminished even by boiling. In fact, heat is helpful for assimilation according Ayurveda. If you use pure shilajit with hot liquid it is beneficial as it warms the Agni (digestive fire) and this allows the body to better absorb and integrate nutrients. We would only caution against using chlorinated water that comes from your kitchen tap if you are connected to city water services. Chlorinated water has all sorts of chemical byproducts, which are hazardous.
Otherwise, do experiment with various solutions to discover what tastes best to you.
Alternative Ways to Consume
Many people report greater energy by dissolving Himalayan Shilajit directly under the tongue. This is a perfectly fine method as the resin is highly soluble and absorbable just by itself. To super charge assimilation, Ayurveda recommends taking shilajit resin with hot milk (we recommend organic goats milk), honey, ghee (clarified butter), or sesame oil. If you take your resin straight, try it with a teaspoon of honey, ghee or have a cup of hot water afterwards to warm up the digestion.
Our favorite way to take it is by mixing it with a tablespoon of Chyawanprash (which contains honey, ghee, black sesame oil and warming spices) in a cup of hot milk or hot water first thing in the morning for immediate nourishment.
So go ahead and mix your shilajit in your favorite hot drink. It dissolves in a warm liquid within a couple of minutes by flattening the portion with the back of a spoon and stirring.