As is known, on Earth there are two largest universal processes of transformation of organic substances - photosynthesis and humification. In the process of photosynthesis, organic compounds, conditionally, "appear", are synthesized. In the process of humification, conditionally, they break up and pass into other forms.
Before becoming Shilajit, "organic" for many hundreds of years passes many physical and chemical transformations and only under certain conditions becomes Shilajit. Unnecessary substances are destroyed and leave the Shilajit, while the useful substances remain and saved in their biologically active form. Shilajit is becoming a completely different, unique natural product, which has special healing properties.
To obtain a quality Shilajit, there must be several extremely important and infrequently encountered conditions: the purest mountain regions and a combination of different herbs, the optimal temperature regime in winter and summer, the saturation of the Shilajit minerals of limestone rocks, the duration of the Shilajit maturation process provided by difficult human access to these regions.
The time factor also plays a significant role. Organic substances gradually turn into humic acids, which, in turn, "pull" the elements from the rocks, accumulating them in Shilajit. Obviously, these processes take time - hundreds, and sometimes thousands of years.
Plants form the basis of the biological mass of Shilajit, are the source of so-called biologically active substances. Microorganisms contribute to processing, changing forms of substances, the formation of humic acids, providing pharmacological action Shilajit.
A lot of negativity arises from the realization that animal forms of life take part in the formation of Shilajit: pikas and rock voles, representatives of a detachment of hares and hamsters. At the same time it is forgotten that without their participation the creation of Shilajit is not possible, but the role that they play is unique, irreplaceable. It is the pikas are engaged in the collection of ecological pure herbs of their region and put them in the crevices of rocks into stacks weighing up to 20 kg! They live in very severe climatic conditions and their indefatigable diligence resemble bees. A feature of their vital activity is also that their digestive system does not digest the herbs completely. Herb materials are not only preserved in a biologically active form, but also acquire the possibility for a certain kind of "polymerization", "gumization", turning into a resinous substance, which does not occur without participation of pikas.
It is the pikas that collect and fold the grass - the basis of the Shilajit biomass - in the crevices of the rocks, and also stimulate the polymerization of organic substances, making an indispensable contribution to the formation of Shilajit.
It is appropriate to recall here that bees are similarly acting: they collect nectar from flowers and partially digest in their organisms. The product of such partial digestion - honey - we perceive unconditionally positively. Beeswax - wax is excreted by glands on the tummies of bees - is also perceived very well. It remains to be hoped that negative attitudes towards the origin of Shilajit, in essence similar, will eventually be defeated by sanity.
Of great importance in the formation of Shilajit are humic acids, the basic substances of Shilajit, which provide its pharmacological action. One of the characterizing features is the ability to fracture rocks. Apparently, sticking a solid resinoid thin film to the surfaces of rocks, they "pull" from rich rocks various elements. Such films have resin-like properties - they solidify in the sun and do not allow the exchange of Shilajit with oxygen of air. Thus, Shilajit "sorbs" and "holds in" the elements collected from the rocks, as well as the biologically active substances of plants, the main mass of which it is. Perhaps our ancestors were well aware of these processes, and therefore one of the names given by Shilajit, for example, by the inhabitants of Mongolia, Tibet, Transbaikalia, sounds like "overcooked by mountains".
Quality of humic acids in the structure of Shilajit can also be determined at home: Shilajit of natural moisture (12%) should be stretched into long (50-60 cm) yarns. Apparently, this demonstrates the preservation of humic acids - high-molecular compounds, polymers.
Both humans and plants need both organic substances and elements, but elements do not "accumulate", they must constantly enter the body from the outside. Mountains, soil, Earth accumulate elements in large numbers, but not in the form in which the human body can take them.
And only Shilajit, being a natural product, accumulates both elements and organic compounds in a wide variety, preserving them in a biologically active form, in a form that allows them to be assimilated by the human body.