We often read or hear about the word natural Shilajit in videos or in blog posts. This creates a little confusion in the minds of people who do not have adequate knowledge about this natural substance as to whether the Shilajit they are buying or using is natural or not.
According to a blog post published on healthline.com (https://www.healthline.com/health/shilajit), Shilajit is a sticky substance found mainly in the rocks of the Himalayan mountains. It takes centuries to develop from the slow decomposition of plants.
As we know, natural Shilajit rock is found at the high altitude of certain mountain ranges such as the Himalayas, the Hindukush, and the Karakoram. The Shilajit rock itself comes in different shapes and forms and we cannot consume natural Shilajit in its original form. The chief reason is that it contains large amounts of heavy metals in quantities enough to be fatal for the human body.
Can we manufacture Shilajit in a lab? The answer is yes and no.
They say it takes millions of years to form the Shilajit rock. Up until now, we have not heard of it being produced in a lab. Having said that, there is nothing that is impossible. Advanced medical technology has already done wonders in modern-day societies and Shilajit would not be exceptional.
Shilajit is still not widely available in modern societies due to its scarcity. That is one of the reasons why the processing of purification from the Shilajit rock is still done through traditional techniques. It won’t be long before modern societies especially big pharma discover its true potential. One day, we may see drug companies manufacturing Shilajit in the labs.
However, when you do want to try some natural Shilajit, it is important to do some research on the suppliers before making a purchase. The internet is full of imitations or low-quality of Shilajit. Most Shilajit products available in the marketplace (particularly on the internet) today are sold by unregulated or unlicensed vendors. Do your research to find an authentic supplier to consume natural Shilajit products.