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ORIVeDA guarantees both the authenticity and quality - our product was validated using acknowledged objective tests.
Shilajit (or 'Mumijo' as it's called in Russia) is an extremely rare natural substance, only found in some mountain ranges like the Himalaya and the Altai mountains.
Because of its rarity and its hyped reputation as a panacea (it is also one of the last remaining 'rasayana's' in Ayurveda) a lot of people see good business opportunities. This has lead to a enormous stream of bad, unreliable and even dangerous products.
This website has an overview of 30 Shilajit products (all of them resins) and also supplies background, price and an objective quality report of all products. Oriveda Shilajit is also included.
What is particularly striking is that apart from ORIVeDA nobody is using the authorised AOAC lab standard to test for the main active ingredients in Shilajit: the fulvic- and humic-acid fractions. Go to the quality control page for our objective test results. And an authenticity test - it exists, but only 2 vendors actually use it - and this includes us.
The only reasons not to test we can come up with are that the outcome is disappointing and/or ignorance of the vendor.
It can be used both internally e.g. after dissolving it in pure, non-chlorinated water (despite the traditional ayurvedic recommendations - never use milk ! Milk neutralizes the polyphenols / anti-oxidant potential !) and externally (dissolving it in body lotion or creme is seen often in Russia).
Below is a brief list of its properties*. For a very extensive background and history click here (external website - opens in new window ).
Immunological effects of 39 mushroom supplements compared. [source]