Does Shungite Really Work?
Posted on By Jenn
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Since it’s arrival on the market several years ago, Shungite’s popularity and its numerous known uses has positively skyrocketed. With its desirability in the marketplace growing it came to be known as somewhat of a miracle mineral, capable of increasing our well being and protecting the human body from harmful radiation and environmental assaults, especially those presented by EMFs (electro-magnetic frequency). But with so much hype surrounding something that the majority of the population considers “new,” we wanted to answer the number one question we get in the shop: Does it really work? Read on to get the answer.
Shungite is over 2 billion years old. While it is largely unknown how the mineral deposits where the stone is found formed, theorists suggest that the carbon rich substance was likely created by marine sediment enriched with the organic remains of ancient organisms. Shungite gets its name from the Shunga Village, near Lake Onega in Karelia, Russia where the largest deposits of the mineral are found. The curative properties of Shungite have actually been utilized since the early 18th century, but fell out of large scale use during various points in history. Believed to heal the ill when exposed to the naturally occurring springs that filtered through the Shungite rock, it was largely utilized as a treatment in Spas in the local area and as a water purifying agent and “cure all.”
Shungite’s Healing Benefits
Much like we use charcoal to purify water, this carbon heavy material was found to not only clean and disinfect water, but also provided its user with a better overall constitution and re-invigorated health. It wasn’t until the 60’s that actual scientific research was able to prove Shungite’s health benefits with the discovery that the mineral contained fullerenes, which are powerful biological anti-oxidants.
Fullerenes boost the regenerative properties of human tissue and can improve a persons resistance to stress. These fullerenes give Shungite its unique physical, chemical and geo-protective qualities, the uses of which are still being developed for a broad range of applications like: water treatment, restorative therapy, radiation shielding, stealth technology and chemical decontamination.
Shungite’s modern and most notable use is as a shield from Electro-Magnetic Frequency, or EMFs. Radiation from cell towers, electronic devices and increased exposure to pollution in our air, soil and water systems cause immense free-radical damage to the body. Free-radicals are harmful molecules that degrade the cells in the body causing pre-mature aging. Prolonged exposure to these free radicals can even lead to a breakdown of the immune system and decreased resistance to diseases like cancer. Shungite’s absorptive and protective qualities can help mitigate damage caused by these rogue molecules and neutralize some of their adverse effects by shielding the body and increasing the presence of fullerenes, bringing the body back into balance. And while fullerenes are present in all three types of Shungite, each type has characteristics and uses that will vary.
Which Type is Best?
There are three types of Shungite available, each with unique benefits.
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