Healthline describes Shungite as a rare black stone made of up to 99% carbon. It is found in Shunga which is a village in Karelia, Russia. The mineral is the only known natural source of fullerenes which are 3D spherical molecules made of 60 carbon atoms. They are hollow and are also known as buckyballs. Shungite also has almost all of the minerals on the periodic table and its origins are unknown.
Protection From EMFs.
Electromagnetic frequencies are frequencies that are emitted from your phones, computers, and other electronic devices. Cancer.gov noted that these fields are invisible areas of energy and are also called radiation--produced by electricity. Radiofrequency radiation comes from wireless telecommunication devices such as our phones, smartwatches, and the like.
The FCC pointed out that there is a possible link between exposure and tumor formation in animals but these are established under certain specific conditions. The FDA says that as of to date, there is no credible scientific evidence of health problems caused by exposure to radiofrequency energy that's emitted by cell phones.
However, the idea of protecting oneself from these frequencies is highly popular and there are many minerals that naturally absorb or block them. Shungite is one of the most popular ones in this category.
Fullerenes Found In Shungite Kill Bacteria And Viruses.
Healthline noted that the fullerenes found in Shungite are a certain type of carbon nanostructure (CNS). These are different physical forms of carbon and a 2017 review of studies found that they can destroy harmful pathogens. They work by damaging the cell walls of bacteria and viruses. Also, when CNS interacts with microbes, the microbes lose electrons and die.
Shungite Purifies Water.
I once conducted an experiment with tap water a few years ago. I took several pieces of Shungite and filled a glass jar with tap water and added the Shungite. Then I placed a paper towel over it and put it in a dark corner for three weeks.
After the three weeks had passed, several friends and I held a taste testing with the water. We sipped the tap water first then the Shungite water. When I told them that the Shungite water was made with tap water, they did not believe me.
I drink Shungite water every day by adding it to my Pur water filter pitcher. Healthline noted that Shungite has been used to purify water since ancient times. And a study conducted in 2018 found that Shungite can filter water by removing contaminants and organic substances such as pesticides. Another study conducted in 2017 found that the carbon from Shungite removes radioactive compounds from water. You can read about those here.