Shilajit can be found in various places around the world but the most potent mineral pitch tends to come from mountainous regions in Asia and Russia. Due to specific altitude and temperature factors, the climate of mountain ranges such as the Altai and the Himalayas create the perfect ecosystem for the mineral-rich compound to form into the widely-sought gooey black substance.
Of all the ideal regions to mine this “mineral pitch”, we have determined after years of research that the best shilajit comes from the Altai Mountains. We fully endorse the shilajit from this region and are excited to bring it to you.
Located at the very center of Central Asia, the Altai Mountains are more than just the perfect generative zone for shilajit. Truly the picture of health and peace, few foreigners travel to this land where only a handful of people have lived for hundreds of years. Those who know the Altai region feel close to nature and respect the purity of this ecosystem. The virtually untouched mountain range also makes it home many rare or threatened plants and animals. This oasis is naturally the best place to find the purest shilajit.
Altai Mountains, Russian Altay, Mongolian Altayn Nuruu, Chinese (Pinyin) Altai Shan, complex mountain system of Central Asia extending approximately 1,200 miles (2,000 km) in a southeast-northwest direction from the Gobi (Desert) to the West Siberian Plain, through China, Mongolia, Russia, and Kazakhstan.
The Air Up There
At Sayan we know well the effect the Altai Mountains have on the formative process of 100% pure shilajit. Our lab results even prove it. Indian Ayurvedic practitioners also know the secrets of this region and have been visiting it for thousands of years to pluck the gooey balm from the rocks of this unique mountain range.
So, what is it about these mountains that make it such a prime region for generating this prized substance that takes multiple millenniums to form?
Mostly, it has to do with three factors: clean environment, elevation, and temperature.
A clean, untouched environment makes a big difference. The Altai Mountains are known to some around the world as the “Green Pharmacy of the Earth” because its pristine, unpolluted air and toxin-free ecosystem are ideal reproductive grounds for many types of plant matter.
Also, the purest shilajit forms at altitudes ranging between 14,500 and 16,000 feet above sea level, making the Altai Mountains ideal elevation with its highest peak at 14,783 feet. The pressure from the weight of the mountains at this high elevation, combined with the extreme temperature changes between winter and summer, allows the plant matter to decay over time and form into mineral-rich shilajit.