Benefits of Shilajit - One of The Most Curative Herb In The World

Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “Conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness” and ‘Winner of rock’. Its other names are Silajit and Silaras in Sanskrit Shilajita Mumiyo, Mineral pitch, Asphalt, Jew's pitch, Mineral wax, or Ozokerite in English. Shilajit is a natural resin found in the sacred Himalayan areas. The effect of resins on the body has a special meaning in Ayurveda. Slightly soluble, resins act slowly by entering the bloodstream into the system, they act on the regeneration of our tissues and cells. Therefore, resins are common in Ayurveda, but also in Chinese and Tibetan medicine, which just like Ayurveda, value and use Shilajit. In Russian medicine, it is called Mumio and is generally accepted and expanded as a nutritional tonic and a powerful natural remedy that recovers the body from severe conditions, illness, exhaustion and loss of strength. As a biostimulator, it has a beneficial effect on the human body, renews and strengthens the whole organism. It acts as a rejuvenating tonic, revitalized and aphrodisiac. Its active substances deeply strengthen, restore bones, joints and the whole organism, which is why Shilajit is suggested to people after difficult therapies such as radiation or chemotherapy. His powerful action is attested by his name, shila - stone and jit - victorious. So Ahilajit could be called a powerful, victorious stone whose earthen structures affect, strength and recovery so much that a man becomes as strong as a rock.

Among countless benefits that Shilajit brings, in this article we highlight the most important ones. 

1. High altitudes, weakness (acute mountain syndrome)

High altitude sickness can be triggered by low pressure in the atmosphere, low temperatures or strong wind. Some studies show that shilajit could have positive impact on problems occurring on high altitudes.

Shilajit acts as an antioxidant increasing energy levels, immunity and brain function, helps to fight inflammation and excess fluid from our bodies.

2. Muscle degeneration

If you feel your muscles get tired quickly during your workout we recommend trying Shilajit. Shilajit improves your muscle adaptation and recovery while you engage in a physical workout. This way you´re helping your muscles build more strength and, thus, improving their endurance.

3. Chronic fatigue

In India, Shilajit has been used for helping rejuvenation and regeneration of the whole organism. A study shows that Shilajit helps fighting fatigue and in the same time increases the energy levels overall.

4. Longevity

Shilajit contains fulvic acid that has antioxidant anti-inflammatory properties. This way, it can help decrease free radicals and cellular damage of the whole organism.

5. Anemia

Iron deficiency is the one main reason for anemia. Shilajit has a high level of iron so it helps to create a balanced amount of this important blood production element. This way, Shilajit reduces the symptoms of anemia such as lightheadedness and headache. It also raises hemoglobin levels, which is extremely important for the transport of oxygen to our tissues. 

6. Alzheimer´s disease

As mentioned above, Shilajit has a powerful fulvic acid that reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer´s disease. It affects untangling the proteins that get more tangled as the disease improves.

6. Alzheimer´s disease

As mentioned above, Shilajit has a powerful fulvic acid that reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer´s disease. It affects untangling the proteins that get more tangled as the disease improves.

7. Male fertility

There is a study showing that Shilajit has some effect on male fertility. In this study, 60 infertile male patients took Shilajit two times a day for 3 months. The results showed that they raised the mobility of the sperm

28 patients who completed the treatment showed notable improvement in spermia, total sperm count and motility which all plays an important role in male fertility.

8. Detoxifying properties

Although more studies are necessary, it is considered that fulvic acid contained in Shilajit may increase the blood flow as well as help absorbing the nutrients from the food. Also, fulvic acid supports detox by getting rid of the toxins in our bodies.

Possible side effects of taking Shilajit

Despite the fact that Shilajit is generally a safe herb to consume, it is not recommended to take raw or unprocessed Shilajit. That is due to its heavy metals, free radicals and possible fungus contained in a raw form.

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