To satisfy the rigorous requirements for Organic Certification of a wild-crafted botanical such as shilajit, Omica Organics leases two proprietary harvesting areas in the High Himalayas where we can oversee their use, who harvests there, and how, therefore ensuring no cross-contamination risk, that no herbicides or pesticides are present, and the areas are preserved. We carefully chose two spots, one above 8,000 feet and the other above 12,000 feet, for the exceptional quality and naturally high fulvic acid content of the shilajit found there. Our shilajit powder, harvested above 8,000 feet, is also Certified Star-K Kosher, ensuring its purity and cleanliness from harvest through processing, drying, storing, shipping, and packaging. Our low-heat raw extraction method produces a raw, full-spectrum water extract shilajit abundant in Dibenzo alpha Pyrones, plant-based trace minerals, amino acids, and naturally high concentrations of fulvic acid. Our shilajit is all natural, raw, vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, and has not been exposed to solvents or irradiated. US FDA regulations are followed at all times; the processing facility is FDA GMP, and ISO 9001:2008 certified. The products are tested for safety and purity in a US FDA-approved 3rd-party laboratory, and packaged in the US. We are a cruelty-free company. Omica Organics does not, nor has ever, tested on animals.