Users of shungite say the stone has the ability to shield you from EMF emissions. Many people refer to an old 2003 studyTrusted Source, where shungite reportedly protected rats against electromagnetic irradiation.
Yet, the study is outdated and only involves animals. This phenomenon has some support theoretically, but more research is needed to see if there’s any benefit for humans
Traditionally, water infused with shungite has been used for:
- sore throats
- gastric issues
- kidney problems
- liver problems
- gallbladder issues
- autoimmune disease
- pancreatic dysfunction
- chronic fatigue
Fullerenes, which are found in shungite, are a type of carbon nanostructure (CNS). CNSs are different physical forms of carbon.
According to a 2017 review of studiesTrusted Source, CNSs can destroy harmful pathogens. They reportedly work by damaging the cell walls of bacteria and viruses. Additionally, when CNSs interact with microbes, the microbes lose electrons and die.
However, it’s unclear what this means for human disease. More studies are needed to understand how the fullerenes in shungite can specifically affect pathogens.