Sea Moss Vs Shilajit – Amazing Benefits but Which One Is Better?


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I’m going to be talking about sea moss and shilajit. Sea moss and shilajit are two very different things, but their reported benefits are kind of along the same lines. 

After making a video where I tried out shilajit, some people asked me my opinion as to which one is best for them to take or if they should just take both as part of their daily routine. 

I’m going to share my experience of both and tell you which one I think is the more effective option if you are looking to introduce one of them into your daily routine…

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Sea Moss and Shilajit – Which One Should You Try?

Sea Moss vs Shilajit – My Personal Experience

You may know already, if you’ve watched any of my previous videos, I use sea moss regularly. I often talk about the positive effects I’ve had with it, and continue to have with it.

Sea moss has really grown on me, no pun intended.

After exploring sea moss, I gave shilajit a try, which is a totally different thing. It’s a thick black or dark brown coloured goo that compared to sea moss, has similar reported benefits such as improvements in concentration, energy levels and some consider it a testosterone booster as well. I didn’t check my test levels before and after trying it so I can’t say if it did anything in that area. But overall, it was a positive experience.

After I made a video talking about my experience using shilajit, a few people asked me, Stuart, if you had to go for just one, sea moss or shilajit, which one would you go for?   

Sea moss and shilajit both have their strengths and weaknesses and when used in the right way can be effective, so I totally understand why somebody would ask which one is the better one to take.

Sea Moss and Shilajit – What Exactly Are They?

What is Sea Moss?

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Sea Moss and Shilajit -Which One Should You Try?

Sea moss which is scientifically known as Chondrus Crispus is a type of seaweed or algae. What you’ll find a lot of people saying is that it contains 92 of the 102 minerals that the human body consists of, including zinc, iodine, magnesium and some vitamins too. 

And so the idea is that with taking it regularly you’re replenishing what your body needs.

Sea moss is taken for a whole host of reasons, some people cook with it, some put it in their morning coffee, some even use it externally and put it on their hair and skin. It’s really versatile.

What is Shilajit?

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Sea Moss vs Shilajit -Which One Should You Try?

To briefly explain if you have no idea what shilajit is, it’s a rich gooey dark black or brown substance primarily found in the himalayas in Asia, it’s formed over centuries due to the slow decomposition of plants. So it’s really potent stuff. 

You’ll most likely see it being sold in small jars and also in capsule form. 

How Do You Find Good Quality Sea Moss and Shilajit?

Finding Good Quality Shilajit

Finding good quality sea moss that’s been prepared properly and safely can be a bit more of a hassle than shilajit. I’ll elaborate. When I was initially looking for shilajit to make the video I made, I spent about a week researching how to find good quality shilajit and what to look out for as a red flag, and actually finding a good supplier online wasnt that hard. 

I was actually lucky enough that a friend had a supplier that he recommended to me but if I didn’t use him, I was totally ready to buy shilajit from a few sources I had found online.

So overall, finding good shilajit was not hard at all. 

Finding Good Quality Sea Moss

When it comes to finding good quality sea moss, I found it (and continue to find it) a little more tricky. I’ve been taking sea moss for maybe 2 years now and over this time I’ve bought from several places. 

One of the challenges when it comes to buying sea moss is that some sellers, not all of them, don’t produce their sea moss uniformly and so one jar could taste and make you feel completely different to a jar you buy maybe two weeks later, and the problem I mentioned in a previous video is that sea moss isn’t a standardized product. It’s a kind of folk medicine so you don’t actually know what the potency of a spoon full of sea moss could be. 

Different sellers have different practices and preparations and then there’s the problem of whether the sea moss has been grown organically or if it’s been pool grown which is a big no no in terms of its effectiveness and quality. Trust plays a big part.

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Sea Moss and Shilajit -Which One Should You Try?

This doesn’t just apply to the gel form of sea moss either, when it comes to sea moss tablets or gummies which are quite popular, as they are packaged and dried products, you don’t really know truthfully how long they’ve maybe been sat on a warehouse shelf for. Like I said, trust plays its part here. 

It’s an unregulated thing, the dosages aren’t standardized and it’s very much a folk medicine so you’re taking it at your own risk, you just have to be cautious of people who may be more focused on making money off you rather than providing you with a good quality and honest product. 

So in terms of finding a good seller, I actually found shilajit easier to find, and sea moss is a little trickier. 

It might be worth mentioning, I do have a guide that gives you tips on what to look out for when it comes to buying sea moss. This guide has a recommended list of reputable sellers that I use if you do need it. 

Free ‘How to Buy Sea Moss’ Guide

As you may know, I’ve made a few videos of me sharing my experience of using sea moss and a few things I’ve learnt along the way. 

If you need help on what to look out for and how to buy high quality sea moss, I created a free guide which you can find below.

Get Your Free Sea Moss Guide Here ↗

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Sea Moss vs Shilajit – Which One is More Effective?

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Sea Moss Vs Shilajit – Shilajit capsules are an option

When it comes to which one is more effective between sea moss and shilajit I would say this.

Shilajit is good and I did feel a difference from using it, but it tasted awful. I know you can get shilajit in a capsule form, which can fix the problem of the taste, which is great, but even knowing this, my preference is still sea moss. Why is that?

I’m just well into the routine of taking sea moss now. I put a spoon or two of sea moss gel in my morning smoothie every other day and I’m good. Some people put it in tea, soups and even their morning coffee.

I feel like the first time I ever tried sea moss the effects were more of a kick in the face (lol) than when I first tried shilajit. Shilajit did work, but it was more of a slow build, which is common with a lot of natural remedies.

Another thing I didn’t like about shilajit was the taste and smell of it, it was quite hard to get past and also the preparation was a bit of a hassle for me.

That’s why I think I would always prefer sea moss over shilajit.

I do still buy sea moss in gel form, but if I come across the leaves at a reasonable price and they tick all the boxes, I’ll buy them and just make the gel myself. It’s a really simple process. If you want to know how to make sea moss gel for yourself, I made a video detailing the process.

Conclusion – Sea Moss vs Shilajit

When it comes to The question of which one is better between sea moss and shilajit, the answer is that it really depends on you.

I would encourage you if you can to try both for one week each, have a break of 3 days between, and see how each one makes you feel.

The reason I say that is because some people swear by shilajit and some people swear by sea moss, and some people even take both! But if you’re going to take only one, you have to fairly judge each one and properly figure out which one suits your body better. 

It would be impossible for me to tell you which one you’ll prefer.

Have you tried either one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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