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 to Ayurveda, making it amongst the best ways to eat Shilajit. 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 how to take Shilajit resin in a way that tastes best to you.
Alternative Ways to Take Shilajit Resin
Many people report greater energy by dissolving Authentic Shilajit™
directly under the tongue. This is a perfectly fine method to eat Shilajit in its raw form 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 eat shilajit is by mixing it with a tablespoon of Authentic 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 natural shilajit resin into 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. Experiment with various solutions to discover how to best take Shilajit resin. Let us know your favorite way to take Shilajit on our Facebook page.