Start with a rice grain-sized portion (approximately 100mg) 1-3 times a day for general well being. This amount may be gradually increased to a pea sized-portion for greater potency and effect. Use the included stainless steel spoon to remove desired portion of Shilajit from container.
Dissolve a portion in hot, non-chlorinated water or other warm beverage and drink. May also be swallowed or dissolved under the tongue, but be warned it has a strong bitter flavor that some will find unpalatable.
In Ayurveda it is recommended that Shilajit be taken with hot milk, ghee (clarified butter) or honey. Vegans may take it with sesame oil or coconut oil. For Vatta imbalance sesame oil is recommended, for Pitta use ghee, and for Kapha take with honey.
Taking Shilajit with other herbs
According to Ayurveda, Shilajit possesses a property called "Yogavahi" which means that it enhances the properties of other herbs. It acts as a catalytic agent for increasing the absorption and efficacy of other tonic agents.
Therefore, you can also combine Shilajit with other herbal remedies, such as our Authentic Chyawanprash™ to increase their effect. A popular combination in India is to combine Shilajit with Ashwaganda (Indian Ginseng) for supporting the reproductive system in Men. Women will often combine with Shatavari for the same purpose.