What Is Shilajit?


What is Shilajit and where does it come from?

Shilajit is not in any way a new product, it has been used in Asia for several thousands of years already. Shilajit is a black or dark brown compressed substance of humus and plant materials which have been pressed together under rocks for millions of years. Shiljait is found in a number of different places, it is often connected to the Himalayan mountains but can also be found in for example Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and Tibet. The substance, Shilajit, has been called ”Conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness”, which for many reasons is a well deserved name. Shilajit contains an impressing 85+ minerals, including zinc, iron, magnesium and leucin to name a few. Apart from that Shilajit also contain trace elements which the human body either need or benefit from and fulvic acid which helps the body to take up all the minerals in Shilajit. Due to the these high levels of minerals and other elements Shilajit has for a long time been used to make people feel better, improve performance and to increase general health. Some sources goes as far to say that Shilajit is capable of curing almost any kind of disease, which is why Shilajit often is considered to by a ayurvedic medicine rather than a supplement.

 

What are the benefits of Shilajit?

As we touched upon in the last section, Shilajit has a lot of different benefits when it comes to health related issues. Several studies on Shilajit have been made and research has shown that Shilajit can increase your brain function or hinder the degradation of the brain function, one study from the International Journal of Alzheimer's disease even argued that Shilajit potentially can help Alzheimer's patients. Studies has also showed that Shilajit can decrease cellular damage in your body which essentially means that it can, potentially, slow down the aging of your body. Another study in the Journal of Medicinal food argues that Shilajit can improve the human bodys response to exercise and the study also found that Shilajit improved muscle adaptation and decreased fatigue. Shilajit can in other words potentially help you lose weight faster and increase muscle volume faster than you normally could. Furthermore to name a few additional benfits, Shilajit can help people with anemia, overall health, chronic fatigue, fertility, heart health and one study even showed positive results for liver cancer patients who used Shilajit. The potential benefits are without any doubt huge. Its is important however to remember that all people do not get the same effect from Shilajit and the substance is still in need of a lot more research.

 

Side effects of Shilajit

In almost all aspects this is a very safe supplement or medicine if you like. It is however not recommended to eat unprocessed or raw Shilajit since it can contain fungus, heavy metal or other substances that can make you ill. Furthermore it is always best to talk with a doctor before you use any kind of supplement or medicine and especially if you are being treated for any medical issue at the moment or if you are pregnant or lactating. It is also not recommended to use Shilajit if you have to much iron in your blood, since Shilajit contains iron. And lastly, it is possible to be allergic to Shilajit or some of the substances in Shilajit which makes it extra important that you are careful when using this supplement or as already mentioned that you consult with a doctor before using Shilajit. Different kinds of Shilajit You can buy Shilajit in many different forms, it can either come in solid-, powder- or liquid form or as resin, a solid form or as tablets or capsules. The different forms differ a lot both when you look at price, how you use the product and the effectiveness of the product. There are several argument for why you should use any of the different kinds of Shilajit but we will focus on resin, the form of Shilajit that we believe is the best when you consider the effect of the product and how much you will get for your money spent. First of all resin is easy to use, you can for example add a piece in a cup or tea or other hot beverage. Furthermore, compared to powder, capsules and tablets, resin is more pure. This is because the Shilajit in powder- tablet- or capsuleform is mixed with other substances before it is sold. And lastly all these forms suffers the risk of being overheated during the production process which leaves you with a less effective product. When you buy Shilajit in the form of resin you can be certain that there are no other substances added to the product. Shiljait in resin form is also easy for the body to take up compared to other forms of Shilajit and lastly, as long as you store it in a cold and dark space the product will lasts for a very long time.

 

How do you use Shilajit in resin form?

As mentioned in the last paragraph you can put the resin in a hot beverage. However, since Shilajit melts in temperatures over 20 degrees celsius, you can put a piece in your mouth and let it melt or swallow the piece before it melts. The ways you can consume Shilajit resin are almost endless and you can try out different ways yourself, just make sure to not overheat the product. A hot beverage is okey, but if you put it in the oven on, for example 200 degrees celsius you could potentially waste the product. You can notice effects from Shilajit after as little as 10 days, but it sometimes takes a longer time. We recommend that you start of with a small amount, not larger than the size of a fingernail, once a day. After a while you can increase the amount, or simply use the product 1-3 times per day if you want to.

 

Procautions

It is naturally PURIFIED, according to traditional requirements, with spring water. Because we obtain our shilajit at the source, and not through wholesalers and middlemen, we are able to select only the top grade shilajit. We deal directly with high altitude villagers who have been hand collecting Shilajit for many years.

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