Many Shilajit brands claim the ultimate test of quality is how well the resin dissolves. There is certainly some truth in this, but the quality of Shilajit is much more complex than just its solubility.
The overall humic substance content of a good quality Shilajit should be 80% plus. These polymer compounds are highly varying combinations of organic molecules (carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acids).
This 80% figure includes fulvic acids and humic acids. Humic acids are both hydrophobic (not soluble in water) and hydrophilic (soluble in water) fractions. And unless an isolation process has been employed (freeze drying to create powder products), then there will always be some hydrophobic acids present.
The higher the humic acid content of a product, the more hydrophobic acids will be present. This will result in the presence of ‘sediment’ in the bottom of your drink. But it’s important to understand that with a genuine Shilajit resin, this sediment is good - it is still beneficial humic matter, and not a marker for quality.
To say it’s otherwise, would be the same as saying freshly squeezed orange juice with pulp present, is not as good as juice where the pulp has been removed.
For any genuine Shilajit resin, the presence of insoluble matter will only be in the form of hydrophobic humic acids.
Our Mongolian Shilajit contains both higher fulvic and humic acid content (as verified by a third-party lab test) than our regular Altai Shilajit. The higher humic acid content means there will be some sediment in the bottom of your drink - drink it up! It’s good for you!