Does Shungite Protect Against EMF?

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As awareness of EMF grows, people are seeking more ways to protect themselves.

One inexpensive solution is shungite. 

But you might be wondering:

Does shungite work? Is it actually effective?

I dug into the research to find out, and this article presents what I found.

Let’s dig in.

What Is Shungite?

Shungite is a lustrous black mineral discovered in the Karelia region of Russia, particularly near the Shunga Village.

The term “Shungite” can refer to whole chunks of the stone or simply pieces or shards that contain it – something you’ll want to keep in mind as you shop.

Although located primarily in the Karelia region, shungite is mined in other parts of Russia as well, mostly near old coal mines and sites where volcanoes have erupted.

The purity of Shungite is attributed to the high temperatures of such sites.

When it comes to EMF protection, shungite is often used in shielding items like EMF jewelry and filters.

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How Does Shungite Reduce EMF?

Shungite is made up of more than 98% carbon, which has some impressive absorption abilities. Carbon is also a main component of graphite and diamonds.

In addition, scientists discovered that shungite possesses fullerenes.

The term “fullerenes” pertains to molecules composed primarily of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere or tube-like shape.

In short, it’s a special carbon-based molecular formation, and shungite is among the only known natural source of fullerenes on Earth.

Besides its absorption properties, fullerenes are among the most powerful antioxidants. As a result, Shungite helps protect body cells from harmful free radicals.

As for its mechanism of action, Shungite can do any of the following:

  • Magnetize
  • Neutralize
  • Or destroy free radicals

In other words, this mineral has the ability to absorb or completely neutralize the frequencies from EMF radiation, which has been proven through research.

Additional Benefits of Shungite & Other Ways to Use It

Aside from EMF protection, Shungite provides many other health benefits as well.

1. Shungite the Water Purifier

For centuries, Shungite has been used as a natural way to purify water.

There are a lot of methods available for making water safe to drink, such as water filters, iodine, boiling, and chlorine drops.

However, as these methods eliminate ALL microorganisms and other bacteria (the good and bad), the overall quality of water is affected.

Sometimes, other water purification methods carry the risk of increasing heavy metals and salts in our drinking water.

Shungite, on the other hand, is all natural, safe, and effective. Plus, it gets bonus points for being easy to use!

All you have to do is clean the Shungite stones to remove dust and other unwanted particles, then place them in your water.

Shungite water is believed to be effective for:

  • Reducing inflammation and acne (through topical application)
  • Detoxification
  • Alleviating headaches, chronic respiratory illnesses, and digestive issues

2. Shungite as an Antibacterial and Antifungal Agent

Its antibacterial properties were used for medicinal purposes long before the 18th century.

As an antibacterial, it is helpful in healing wounds and burns. While as antifungal, it helps protect against yeast-based infections in the ear and mouth.

The Different Forms of Shungite

Shungite is categorized according to its carbon content.

  • Shungite 1 contains 98% carbon
  • Shungite 2 has 35% – 80 % carbon
  • Shungite 3 possesses 20% – 35% carbon
  • Shungite 4 only has 10 % – 20% carbon
  • Shungite 5 has less than 10%

Shungite products can consist of any of these levels.

Unfortunately, manufacturers can call their bracelet a “genuine shungite bracelet,” while only providing a form of shungite with less than 10% of carbon.

With that said, you need to verify a product’s carbon content before buying.

Remember that the higher the carbon level, the more effective the EMF protection and cleansing ability.

Here are some popular shungite products you might come across:

Necklaces: These are said to help treat both chronic and acute conditions. They may also help to improve blood pressure and other body functions.

Pyramids: Purifies items at home and shields against electromagnetic radiation emitting from computers, microwaves and other electronic devices.

Powders: People use shungite powder to mix in water and apply topically to benefit from its antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.

Bracelets: I only look at shungite bracelets in light of EMF protection, but many others boast its ability to help improve circulation and stamina.

Shungite for Cell Phones: They make tiny adhesives that are simple to use. You just remove the double sided tape and attach it to your desired location. People use them to help absorb EMFs from their cell phones and tablets.

Cubes: These are similar to the pyramids, just a different shape. People use them on their desks in front of their routers. Computers, or wireless printers. Anywhere you would like to mitigate EMF radiation.

Shungite Tiles: Same concept as the pyramids and cubes, just a different shape depending on your preference.

Here’s a video that uses an EMF meter to show how much shungite reduces electromagnetic radiation:

Do Experts Think Shungite Is Effective?

Let’s look at some studies:

Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing:

According to a 2014 study on the fullerene composition of shungite, it can be useful in many practical applications in the fields of science and industry. It has been proven that shungite, along with zeolite, can be used in water treatment as alternatives to carbon.

Institute of Geology, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences:

Another study by A. Z Zaidenberg published in 1997 showed that the protective and absorptive abilities of this rock is thanks to its unique carbon and mineral content. This study showed that Shungite was able to purify water from an oil spill very effectively. Additionally, the study also stated that it is its high conductivity that makes the electrochemical treatment of Shungite filters possible.

Journal of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity:

More recent studies conducted in 2017 concluded that Shungite can be used as a treatment for various inflammatory and oxidative diseases.

Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine:

In a 2003 study, researchers studied the shielding effects of shungite against electromagnetic radiation and its effects on rats. The animals were exposed to 37 GHz of nonthermal radiation. The rats that were shielded with shungite experienced far less damage than those who were not shielded.

Final Verdict: Does Shungite Really Work?

Considering the studies that reveal the benefits shungite provides, I believe shungite is an effective and inexpensive solution to protect against EMF.

Electromagnetic radiation shielding is my primary concern, but the many other benefits of shungite are pretty impressive.

More research is still needed to prove its other health claims, but its carbon fullerene composition is undeniable, and that’s what makes it effective in reducing EMF.


29 thoughts on “Does Shungite Protect Against EMF?”

  1. This is some really greta information! Do you think that wearing Shungite as a necklace or bracelet is dangerous in any way? I have been told that is can cause health issues in the long term? Also how do you test for carbon percentage?

    • Hi Joela!

      I’ve never read credible evidence that shungite is harmful in any way. Whenever I have a question or doubt about safety or side effects, I always do a search within the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health database. When I run a search for shungite and side effects (or other synonyms like harmful, dangers, etc), it returns zero studies/reports.

      Here’s a good video tutorial for testing shungite –

      Hope that helps!

  2. In a 2003 study, researchers studied the shielding effects of shungite against electromagnetic radiation and its effects on rats. The animals were exposed to 37 GHz of nonthermal radiation. The rats that were shielded with shungite experienced far less damage than those who were not shielded.

    Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine


  3. Do you know how does a cell phone sticker of Shungite protect when the radidation is around it? I test with EMF meter (trifield TF2), around the cell phone. There is no difference at all. Hope it works but not able to justify my rational mind?

    • Hi Raj,

      I don’t recommend cell phone stickers. In my experience, they don’t provide adequate protection and make the user feel shielded when they really aren’t. I personally keep my phone on airplane mode when not in use, then use speaker phone when I do use it. Otherwise, I’d go for a shielded cell phone case over stickers.

  4. I would like to hear your opinions on Orgone ( not Organite) products please. Many thanks!
    Also, could you pls recommend a trustworthy company that make high quality Shungite products. Many thanks!

    • Hi Mary,

      Orgone is in the “energy healing” arena. I like to stick to products made with conductive materials that have measurable attenuation rates. Orgone doesn’t fall into that category, therefore I personally do not recommend it. However, I am admittedly not very educated on ‘life force energy’ topics. That’s kind of a whole other ballgame that I don’t get into.

      For shungite, Karelian Heritage is reputable.

  5. Here is a very good interview with a military bioweapons/EMF expert, etc., Nancy Hopkins with Project Camelot. She studied shungite. One thing I want to make clear is that while shungite is effective against the negative effects of 3G and 4G, it does not mitigate the negative effects of 5G. Nancy Hopkins also made this clear in a subsequent interview. We need to mention this fact so as not to give people a false sense of security against 5G just because they have shungite. I will not purchase shungite from someone who is not transparent about this fact.

    • Hi Cecille,

      Thank you for that interview. I think it adds a lot of value to this article. However, I want to point out that I never discussed 5G in this post. Therefore, I never said nor suggested that shungite is effective against 5G – as I don’t believe it is.

  6. I have found references that shungite needs to be run under water to be cleaned periodically, so it does absorb but then at some point it if ‘full’ and then – according to my EMF meter – it actually radiated radiation. So this was a bit scary. I am also concerned about putting shungite in water because I wonder about heavy metals perhaps?
    So I use shungite and find it helps me deal with EMFs but I do rinse under that tab regularly to make sure they don’t go into overload. Does anyone have a similar experience? I would love to hear about it as I have not seen this discussed anywhere.

  7. Hi Jordan…. I just received several items from Karelian Heritage and have been testing them for their effectiveness using a Trifield TF2 meter. So far I’m not impressed as after using several items including cell phone stand, elite shungite chunks, pyramids, I have yet to see any measurable reduction in EMF’s as shown in the above video using microwave oven as an example. It’s definitely not my meter as I tested my wireless router using an SYB gaiter to cover it, and meter shows absolutely an amazing reduction of RF from router. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Hi Gary,

      I apologize for the delay in replying. I was out of town due to a death in the family. I think shungite is only helpful when placed between you and the EMF source. Some of the products carried by Karelian Heritage and others don’t follow that principle. And shungite won’t reduce ambient EMF levels. When you conducted your tests, was the pyramid or chunk directly in front of the EMF source?

  8. Hi Jordan…. if you really believe that video posted above, then I have just lost any faith in you that I was trying to have. If you are in fact an EMF expert then why post such a bold untruthful video?

    • Hi Gary,

      What is it about the video that you find untruthful? Did you try to replicate that test and didn’t get the same results? I’m always open to learning more and the possibility of being wrong. Thanks!

  9. This is just my personal experience but I believe I reacted badly to wearing shungite. I was wearing 2 shungite bracelets, a necklace, and drinking water filtered through shungite. Over the couple weeks I did so, I started feeling very tired, developed headaches and also experienced negative mood changes like irritability, sadness, and anxiety. My skin coloring became more pale and my lips even started getting bluish. I had bought the bracelets for my mom as well, who quickly stopped wearing them because she felt she was getting electric shocks from them and feeling tired. I stopped drinking the water, but continued wearing the jewelry and felt worse. Finally, I stopped wearing the bracelets and necklace and slept better than I had in weeks, woke up feeling like a new person, my normal coloring came back, and my attitude and emotional state went back to normal. Of course this is my personal experience, and I can not validate the quality of the shungite, although I purchased the items from different sellers which makes me think it was the shungite itself. I do have shungite objects around my wifi router and computer and that does not seem to negatively impact my health, but I would have some caution with wearing or ingesting shungite, and definitely pay attention to how you feel if you are doing so.

    • Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you for sharing your experience. Yes, listening to your body, paying careful attention to how it reacts to things is so, so important. Everybody’s body is different. When I was battling Lyme, it was all trial error. What worked great for someone else, totally trashed me. EMF protection strategies are no different! Thanks again, and I’m so glad you identified the source of the issue pretty quickly!

  10. Any opinions or experience with Tesla crystals?

    Also do you think the Tesla car is cooking their passengers alive? 😳 I guess that would apply to all electric cars.

    • Hi Susan,

      I don’t have any experience with Tesla crystals, so unfortunately can’t comment on that. As for electric cars, you are correct, they’re not good for anyone but especially not EMF sensitive individuals. But cars with built-in bluetooth and wireless are just as bad.

  11. So basically, Shungite is only effective as a shielding material. Wearing jewelry will only reduce EMF absorption around the area it is worn and has no significant impact on background levels or how much of that background the unshielded parts of your body absorbs. So from a health physics standpoint, what is the primary organ of concern in regard to EMF exposure? Brain? Heart? Kidneys? Until they start making clothing infused with Shungite, it appears there is no realistic way to reduce whole body exposure to EMF other than to remove sources. I suppose one could build a panic room in the house and line the walls with slabs.

  12. Hi Jordan,

    you said above that the shungite stone doesn’t reduce ambience EMF levels. that you have to identify where does the electric field comes from. but if you have different places in your room, you can only choose one point? will only clean that?

    effectivity is then limited to that?


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