What is so special about Shungite?

What is so special about Shungite?

Grounded Kiwi is all about bringing natural solutions to our modern lifestyles that can help protect us and support our physical and spiritual well-being. 

I first discovered Shungite in 2021 and instantly 'connected' with it and wanted to know more. It felt like a perfect fit to bring together with Earthing. "The Earth will provide for us if we let her".

Shungite is an amazing mineral (sometimes referred to as a crystal) with a rich history of use for its traditional healing, cleansing, and energy protection properties. It has been making waves in the health and wellness world in recent years. 

Shungite is gaining popularity as a natural and holistic way to enhance overall well-being and protect against the ever-increasing amount of unnatural frequencies and pollution in our world's air, water, and land. 
The growing body of anecdotal evidence supporting its benefits is a testament to its effectiveness, providing reassurance to those seeking natural healing and wellness solutions.  


What is Shungite?

Shungite is a type of carbon-rich mineral believed to have formed billions of years ago and is only found in one place in the world - Karelia, Russia. It's estimated to be around 2 billion years old, making it one of the oldest minerals on the planet! 

This black, glossy rock comprises a complex combination of carbon, including fullerenes (discovered by Buckminster Fuller), unique carbon molecules in the shape of a ball only found naturally in shungite. These fullerenes found within Shungite are what is believed to have the most healing effect on our bodies. 

Isn't that incredible! This beautiful gift to humanity is only found in one place and is the ONLY substance to contain fullerenes naturally! 


Different Types of Shungite

Shungite isn't just good for water. There are three different types of shungite: Elite Type 1 (Sometimes called Nobel), Type 2 (Black), and Type 3 Regular (Grey), and each type has its own unique properties and uses. 

Elite shungite, for example, is the rarest, making up only 1% of all Shungite deposits. Elite Shungite is said to have the highest concentration of fullerenes, making it the most sought-after type for its potential health benefits. Made up of 98% Carbon, it is one of the highest carbonised materials on Earth. 

I always take a chunk of this in the car or when travelling by air. Cars and planes are like tin cans, where the EMF bounces around. Its good to have some protection from this :)

Type two Shungite has a black colour of approximately 64% carbon and is often used in jewellery for protection from EMFs and overall well-being. In contrast, Type 3 shungite is more commonly used for construction and other industrial purposes.

Grounded Kiwi has only type 1 & type 2 Shungite, which we reckon will offer our community the most protection. 

Type Two 'Flower Of Life Pendant' (Above)

People also use Shungite for various other health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and protecting the body from electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). Some even claim that Shungite can alleviate headaches, stress, and anxiety. While more research is needed to fully understand the potential health benefits of Shungite, many people report positive results and find it to be a natural, holistic way to improve their well-being.

Shungite has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its healing properties. It is believed to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Its powerful cleansing and purifying properties make it a popular choice for use in saunas, spas, and other wellness treatments. 


How Shungite Protects against EMF

Regina Martino, a Bioenergetics researcher located in France, has been studying Shungite since 2006. In her studies, she discovered that Shungite has the highest ability to realign our vital energy field. 

In her book 'Shungite' 2014 She states that just having Shungite on or near your body can transform unnatural EMFs into biologically compatible frequencies, thereby reducing the effects of the EMFs that are ever present in our daily lives from Wi-Fi, 5G, Cell towers, Smart meters, TVs. 

Ideally, Regina recommends that we have Shungite around and on us daily. Wearing a necklace/pendant will protect us while we move around, and we will have Pryamids / Cubes in the home to create 'safe zones''. 

We use Shungite plates on our cell phones, TVs, laptops, and other small devices. We also use larger Pyramids next to our Wi-Fi, smart meters, and larger radiation-producing devices if we can't eliminate them by removing them from our lives or turning them off. 


Shungite Water

One of the most popular uses of shungite is water purification. Shungite water is made by soaking shungite stones in water, which is said to neutralise harmful chemicals and other contaminants. Some potential benefits of shungite water include better hydration, increased energy, healing digestive illnesses, and reduced stress levels.

To support these claims, a study conducted by the National University of Food Technology in Kyiv, Ukraine, found that shungite can purify water by removing heavy metals and organic pollutants and placing trace minerals back into the water, making it 'live' water again. This study provides scientific evidence for the traditional use of shungite in water purification. 

And the best part? Making shungite water at home is super easy. All you have to do is put shungite stones in a glass or pitcher of water and let them soak for 24-48 hours. It is a fantastic way to start the day by drinking two glasses of Shungite-infused water first thing in the morning.



In conclusion, Shungite is a mineral gaining popularity for its versatile uses and potential health benefits. Whether you're looking for a natural way to purify your water, protection from the ever-increasing amount of EMFs, or potentially help enhance your overall health, Shungite is worth checking out. With its unique composition and centuries of use, Shungite continues to amaze and inspire people all over the world.

It's noteworthy that much of the research on Shungite is in Russian, with the Western world only just beginning to recognize the significant health benefits of incorporating Shungite into our daily lives. 


Source: https://www.cabdirect.org/globalhealth/abstract/20203252781


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