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Yes, it does sound like the MC Hammer song from the from the early 90s… “too legit, too legit to quit,” but it really is too legit to quit.  Shilajit is the latest health, fertility, youth, wellness enabler we’ve heard of.  Gianna de la Torre, our good friend and acupuncturist, turned us onto the stuff swearing that it would grant us heaps of energy and help Mary keep her hormones level as they continue readjusting post-baby and tapering off breastfeeding.  The other side bar benefits are that it is touted as anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and a catalyzer of vitamins.  Why wouldn’t you take it then?!

Well, for one thing it tastes like sh*t.  And it is expensive– $60- $80 for the small tin pictured above.  BUT considering you only take a rice grain to pea size amount each day, that tin will last you a long time.  And what us Shilajit exactly?

Shilajit is an ancient herbal substance containing over 85 minerals and trace elements the human body needs to function optimally and fulvic acid which helps the body absorb these minerals at a cellular level. Shilajit has been consumed as a dietary supplement for thousands of years in Asia because of the many health benefits it provides.

Cafe Gratitude has a delicious hot beverage called ” I am Immortal,” which has Shilajit in it, or you can just go for it and scoop out a bit with a knife, roll it up into a ball and put it under your tongue.  So there you have it!  We’re not quitting it any time soon.

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