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I want to use shilajit. Will you suggest me how can I take the dose. Is it harmful with hot water in the morning?

3 Doctors Answered
Not harmful.
The recommended shilajit dosage guidelines will help you get the most benefit out of taking purified shilajit resin, sometimes referred to a mineral pitch. There are varying grades of shilajit. The guide addresses use of the highest grade (Gold Grade). Before taking any product, do your homework to ensure it is real shilajit and not a synthesized imitation. Note that powder forms are most often imitations created with fulvic acid from fertilizer and inactive, cheap fillers. To find your optimal dosage, begin by taking a piece about the size of a grain of rice (~100 mg) once per day. In a few days, take the same amount 2-3 times per day. Then gradually increase the amount of shilajit taken with each dose up to a large pea size (~300 mg) until you achieve the desired benefits. Do not be greatly concerned with getting the portions exactly right or exactly the same each time you take it. Use the same shape (elliptical like rice or round like a pea) each time to ensure that you have relative consistent amounts. By following these recommendations, you will find how much shilajit you should take. Factors that will affect the amount of shilajit required for you include: • Body size • Body mass index (BMI) • General health • Metabolism • Food and other lifestyle choices • Benefits sought • Your personal molecular chemistry (granted, this one is a mystery!) As with any new experience for your body, you may experience undesired effects such as difficulty sleeping or digestive discomfort. These are usually temporary and an indicator that you should step down the dosage for a few more days then try to increase the amount taken giving your body more time to adjust. Of course, if you experience any symptom that you would describe as stronger than mild seek consultation with your healthcare professional. How to Take Shilajit-Ayurveda practitioners recommend taking shilajit with one or a combination of the following organic ingredients to increase delivery of the adaptogenic effects to the body: • hot milk (we recommend organic goats milk) • ghee (clarified butter) • raw, unpasteurized honey • Sesame oil Vegans may prefer to use coconut oil, herbal teas, or spring water. Do NOT use chlorinated water which comes from your kitchen tap if you are connected to city water services. Experimenting with various solutions and recording your experiences will help you find the best delivery method for you. Shilajit dissolves in a warm liquid within a couple of minutes. Flattening the portion with the back of a spoon and stirring speeds the process. When to Take Shilajit To maximize absorption, the best time to take your dosage of shilajit is on an empty stomach in the morning. If you find that shilajit produces immense energy then don’t take it in the evening as it may cause sleep difficulty for some people. Yes shilajit can be taken before or after breakfast. We prefer hot goats milk instead of cow's milk.
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