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Ensuring Purity: The Role of Lab Testing in Verifying Shilajit Quality

We’re constantly emphasizing the importance of laboratory testing. Indeed, the market is saturated with low-grade Shilajit, often masquerading as premium quality. Can anyone substantiate these claims? A select few can, but this requires laboratory testing, which is not inexpensive. However, the silver lining is that once these tests are conducted, you’re essentially good to go. From our standpoint, that’s the crux of it. However, for a potential buyer, it’s an entirely different ballgame. Not everyone comprehends these tests and their implications, so we thought it would be helpful to provide a brief introduction to guide you in understanding what to look for. If you’re an experienced Shilajit user, this blog might not be for you. But for everyone else, we hope it will serve as a valuable resource. So, where should we begin?

Decoding Authenticity & Purity

Knowing if you’re buying real stuff is very important when purchasing Shilajit. The first logical step is the authenticity test.

In this test, the typical substances that make up Shilajit are examined, and an authenticity score is assigned. Keep in mind that only “authentic” Shilajit is accepted in this test, nothing else. Once you’ve confirmed that the Shilajit on offer is authentic, a new question arises: how pure is the Shilajit you’re about to purchase? This is where the purity test comes in.

During the purity test, we primarily want to determine if there are any unwanted substances present. What does this mean? Well, when we process Shilajit, it undergoes several stages. The first stage, cleaning, requires us to be careful and use the cleanest water possible. Low-quality products can have an ammonia-like smell or other chemical odors due to the substances used during the cleaning process. These shortcuts can save a lot of money, but it’s often at the expense of the end customer. Some manufacturers even mix harmful substances like fertilizers into the final product. A purity test ensures that the product you’re about to purchase is pure, meaning nothing else has been mixed in. This test is vital for the overall quality of the final product.

Navigating the Heavy Metal & Bacteria Landscape

This aspect is crucial. We inhabit a world where much of our food supply is compromised, with heavy metals posing a significant concern.

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Heavy metals and metalloids, such as mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and chromium, can disrupt human metabolism, leading to illness and even death. Heavy metal pollution has become a global issue, damaging the environment and posing severe health risks to humans. The primary contributors to this problem are rapid urbanization, land-use changes, and industrialization, particularly in densely populated developing countries. Heavy metals can infiltrate much of the food we consume regularly, often without our knowledge. Shilajit is no exception. We strongly advise caution in this regard. There are established maximum permissible levels of heavy metals in food, and our primary focus has been to stay well below these limits. We can confidently state that it would be challenging to find Shilajit with lower heavy metal levels than ours, anywhere. This is one of the most critical factors to consider when purchasing Shilajit.

Lastly, we need to address bacteria. Contamination during processing is a serious health risk, not just with Shilajit, but with any food or dietary supplement. While many microbes are harmless to humans, others can cause significant problems, spoiling food, producing toxins, causing diseases, and leading to various other issues. Microbiological testing is crucial to identify these contaminants promptly and address them before they cause irreversible harm. Shilajit needs to be tested for total microbial count, molds, yeasts, salmonella, bacillus cereus, staphylococci, and E. coli. Testing ensures the safety of everyone who interacts with your product and facility. Delaying proper safety measures is a risk that seldom pays off.

Raising the Bar in Shilajit Quality

Food safety is not a matter to be taken lightly. Unfortunately, not enough people take it seriously, particularly when it comes to Shilajit. We hope that thorough testing and increased awareness about these tests will raise the standard for Shilajit manufacturers. This substance deserves to be accurately represented, and cheap imitations or untested mixtures tarnish its reputation. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and demand proof of quality. After all, your health is of paramount importance.

More sources and info:

  1. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/metals-contaminants-food
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10335377/
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