Natural variations in composition and its relative rarity have given rise to adulterated and counterfeit shilajit products, and testing methods used to determine humic acid and fulvic acid levels in shilajit have proven unreliable.
Due to these issues the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, AOAC International, developed a consensus-driven testing standard for verifying and establishing the contents of humic ores such as shilajit.
Above is the third party laboratory AOAC test report for our current batch of PlantPills Gold Standard Shilajit Paste, batch number SI-AK-01.
This is dated as 18th November 2019, and in addition to validating authenticity, shows Fulvic Acid as 9.9%, Humic Acid as 4.25%, Sulfur as 0.884%, organic matter as 40.1% and Moisture as 23.2%.
This batch has a use-by date of November 2023.