The mineralogical definition of Shungite is as follows:  A 98% carbon, non-crystalline, non-graphite, structurally heterogeneous, vitreous, black mineral with a semi-metallic shine. And the highest quality Shungite is found only in one location – in the area called Karelia on the Finnish-Russian border, near the town of Shunga from where its name derives.

Formed around 2 billion years ago at the beginning of the geologic period known as the Proterozoic this shiny black mineral has been around since before the dawn of man and has long been recognised for its benefits to health.

Shungite is composed of a type of carbon called ‘fullerenes’ and extensive research into its properties has discovered that natural fullerenes derived from Shungite normalise cellular metabolism, increase enzyme activity, stimulate the regeneration of tissues, increase the resistance of human body cells and also possess anti-inflammatory properties. In addition Shungite is able to combat and neutralise toxins in the body and assists in repairing wounds.

But probably the most remarkable thing about Shungite is that it may be the single most important discovery to combat the health dangers of exposure to electro-magnetic radiation (EMR).

What we call ‘bioenergy’ is the many layers of energy that surround all living things – including us. The science of ‘Bioenergetics’ studies these layers and fields with a focus on what is called the ‘vital field’. Any change in the immediate energetic environment around us will have a measurable effect on our ‘vital field’ and these measurements can be used to evaluate how much we are being positively or negatively affected and influenced by the external environment.

For centuries many ancient traditions have recognised small ‘energy wheels’ or vortices within the human energetic body and they are called chakras. The effect of EMR on the chakras is also being tested by scientists in relation to the shungite phenomenon.