Updated: Mar 16
Shungite is a deep black rock that was discovered in 1792 in Shunga, Russia. There are lots of theories on where this rock originated or “came” from since it is found in one geographic location and contains almost all of the elements on the periodic table. It has a make-up of organic compounds, like any carbon does, but dates much older. Its molecules are hollow and unique. They are made up of Fullerenes or 3-D spherical molecules made of 60 carbon atoms which make a pentagonal structure. There are a couple grades of Shungite, the best being Noble or Elite. When you are looking to buy, if you see geometric shaped pieces, they are not elite, they are a lower grade. Elite Shungite is made up of 90% carbon which has so many benefits and the lesser the grade, the lesser the carbon content.
Shungite is said to provide protection and shields emf radiation (electromagnetic radiation fields). I put it all around the house particularly near anything that receives emf's, or gives off positive ions like tv's, monitors, modem, any appliance or anything cordless or wireless.
There are many ways to use Shungite, but the most common is to wear it, carry it with you, place it around your surroundings and infuse it into your water (using for internal and external use).
I always have some infusing on my counter in a glass carafe that I use to fill my water bottle each day. One day a friend came over who knows I always have “interesting” experiments going.... (He just comes to expect the unexpected with me). He saw my carafe and said, “so what Ya got growing in here?” It reminded me that I have been meaning to do this post for a while and need to get it done.
For water, it structures and purifies by removing heavy metals, such as copper, mercury and lead. It removes toxins such as phenols, and chemicals like fluoride, chlorine, pesticides, contaminants and radioactive compounds. It is resistant to chemicals, and helps with antihistamine reactions, slows cancer and HIV cell growth. It eliminates up to 95% of bacteria in water, removes E. coli and streptococcus cells. For this reason, it has been used in hospitals in Russia for many years. The carbon nanostructure (CNS) damages cell walls of bacteria and viruses. On microbes it damages the cell wall and makes them lose electrons causing them to die. Shungite also releases into the water calcium, magnesium and oxygen making it more beneficial. To make it add 50-70 grams of cleaned Elite Shungite /1 liter of water and let it set for 1-2 days
Because Shungite is only found in one place in the world it makes the stone rare, and many want to cash in on the market. This means you need to be diligent about purchasing quality stones from a reputable source. Check any reviews and some even comes with a certificate of authenticity. Here is how to tell if what you have received is genuine Elite Shungite. It will light a flashlight up if pressed IN PLACE of the battery! To do this, unscrew the top off the light and touch the stone to the top connected to the light bulb. If the light comes on, it is real! No other rock will do this.
This is how to tell if what you have is Elite Shungite. It will light a flashlight up if pressed IN PLACE of the battery, touching both poles! No other rock will do this.