I loved all of your questions yesterday about the smoothie ingredients. Thank you for your curiosity! One of the herbs that contribute to beauty and longevity is Sheilajit. This is one of the top herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine tradition.
Shilajit is rich in minerals and comes from in between layers of rocks in ancient mountain ranges such as the Himalayan and Hindukush ranges of the Indian subcontinent.
As said by David Wolfe, “Shilajit is microbially digested plant and mineral matter that has been incubated and pressurized for tens of thousands to millions of years through seismic and geological shifts.”
From what I understand, as the Earth shifted over time, organic matter adjusts to movement as the planet evolves, and minerals collect between its layers. Apparently minerals seep out of the layers and, as observed, monkeys who ate these minerals were stronger and more social.
Even when we buy organic produce, the soil is often deficient in essential minerals and our bodies need minerals. Without the balance of minerals over time calcifications build up in weak areas and manifest as kidney stones, cataracts, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, etc.
With our western lives of stress, environmental toxins and refined foods, our bodies become acidic and, in order for there to be homeostasis in the blood, the calcium will be leached from our bones to alkalize the blood and this calcium may collect in our tissue, around our skeletal structure, and even in our brains.
It is speculated that the fulvic acid in Shilajit can dissolve the calcium crystals and eliminate them naturally.
Shilajit is potentially the most significant herb one can consume in order to mineralize the body with the full spectrum of dietary minerals and trace minerals needed for human health. It is also said to have the ability to dissolve calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate crystals in the tissue and around the bones.
Make sure the one you buy is cold water extracted so that it sustains all of the organic and ionic dietary minerals, trace minerals, and ultra trace minerals.
I trust The Longevity Warehouse and Ultimate Superfoods which are excellent online sources for Shilajit.
If you are new to Shilajit, start with 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon and increase as you become accustomed to the potency.
1-2 t maca powder
1 T raw cacao powder
1/2 t shilajit
1/4 t Ashwagandha
1-2 T Lucuma
1 t Vanilla
1-2 T coconut butter or oil
1 T Cacao nibs
1 cup Almond milk (home made)
Blend long enough to warm slightly and enjoy.