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  • Shilajit, is an oily, tar-like mineral wax. It is mainly found in the Himalayas. It is similar to other stone oils such as asphaltum, mumijo
  • Shilajit is an ancient herbal substance containing over 85 minerals and trace elements the human body needs to function optimally and Fulvic acid which helps the body absorb these minerals at a cellular level. Shilajit has been consumed as a dietary supplement for thousands of years in Asia because of the many health benefits it provides
  • Shilajit is an exudate from rock layers in high altitude zones of mountain ranges. It is formed by organic and plant compounds that have been compressed by layers of rock. As a result of high temperatures and pressure, the compounds can change into shilajit
  • The most effective Shilajit comes from the highest points of the Himalayas, approximately 16,000 – 18,000 feet above sea-level
  • Although used in cosmetics and food supplements by a significant number of companies, shilajit’s regulatory status remains somewhat unclear. Because of this, and the low quantities available to the European market, the product remains a niche product
  • Shilajit contains a wide range of minerals at varying content levels. The main ones are calcium, potassium and magnesium.
  • The purity and potency depends upon the location and altitude the Shilajit is harvested from, the purification techniques used and, most importantly, the quality of the Shilajit
  • When any of the four grades of Shilajit are purified the result will be a black tar like resin. In order to select the highest grade, one must first see the colour and type of rock the Shilajit is found in before it is purified
  • The most important quality determinant for both unprocessed and standardised shilajit is the content of fulvic acids, with a higher content of such acids resulting in a higher quality product.
  • In Europe, shilajit is most commonly sold as a food supplement. The European market for the product is quite small. Standardised shilajit extract is the most common form of shilajit commercialised in Europe, with a much smaller share for the raw material - mostly to herbal practitioners
  • Food supplements containing shilajit are both produced by European companies and by manufacturers in origin countries, such as India. When sourcing from Indian producers, European buyers often import shilajit as a final product from Indian manufacturers, which is then sold on the European market
  • Nepal exported 5 tonnes of natural bitumen to the EU in 2013. With regard to other possible sources of shilajit/mumijo, only Georgia (48 tonnes), India (7 tonnes), Turkmenistan (122 tonnes) and Iran (148 tonnes) reported exports to the EU.
  • India exported shilajit powder worth USD 1.2 millions with total quantity of 21 tons. United States is the largest buyer of shilajit powder followed by United Kingdom and Germany
  • About Shilajit
  • Chemistry of Shilajit
  • Product profile

Product Information

  • Shilajit Powder
  • Shilajit Tablet
  • Capsules

Technical  & Processing Information

  • Understanding the composition
  • Formulation
  • Extraction & Purification
  • Purification & Detoxification
  • Preparation of Sahaj Vati
  • Shilajatu processed in different media
  • Humic Acid
  • Complexation


  • Process for preparing purified shilajit composition from native Shilajit
  • Delivery system for pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic ingredients
  • Process for purification


  • Product & applications
  • Health in High Altitude environment
  • Memory Enhancement
  • Medicinal Benefits
  • HIV - Reverse Transcriptase
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti Aging

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  • Company & products - europe


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