Shilajit may be one of the world’s most unique substances. It is formed by the compression of organic material between layers of rock over hundreds or thousands of years. During the summer months, this biomass literally exudes out of deep fissures in the rocks of the Himalayas. Here are the top 10 reasons why everyone should get to know it:
Shilajit the Adaptogen
Shilajit has been classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt or process both internal and external stressors. It has been used for thousands of years to fight stress and fatigue, while rejuvenating and regenerating tired cells.
Shilajit the Energizer
Shilajit works by increasing the production of the body’s primary fuel supply, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This energy supply is made by the mitochondria in every cell as they convert food into ATP or energy. As we age, the mitochondria make less and less ATP.
Shilajit the Anti-Aging Agent
The mitochondria manufacture about 95% of the cellular energy of the body, which dramatically reduces with age. The mitochondria are responsible for muscle strength, hormonal energy and, as it turns out, shilajit is a powerhouse for mitochondrial energy, along with an enzyme called CoQ10. Shilajit alone has been shown to activate, stabilize and revitalize CoQ10, making it more available to boost mitochondrial energy production.
Shilajit Battles Fatigue
In one study, mice were given shilajit for 21 days before exposure to a stress procedure. They were forced to swim daily for 15 minutes for 21 consecutive days. They were then given a series of stress tests for endurance and anxiety. The mice that took shilajit had significantly less stress and anxiety compared to the group that were not given shilajit.
Shilajit the Turbo-Charger
One of the secret ingredients in shilajit are the humic acids, which speed up the transfer of electrons and energy to the mitochondria. Studies suggest this is like a turbo-charger in your car, but for your mitochondria. (1,3) In nature, humic acids found in soils are what break down nutrients and deliver them to plants in a digestible form. In the body, they play a similar role.
Shilajit Slows an Aging Brain
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is critical for brain function, memory and attention. Stress and aging decrease levels of acetycholine, and shilajit has been found to inhibit the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine.
Shilajit the Brain Detoxifier
Proteins like beta-amyloid plaque and tau can build up over time in the brain and cause nerve damage related to cognitive decline. Shilajit has been shown to drive oxygen, minerals and nutrients into the brain tissue and support the brain’s natural ability to drain these potentially damaging proteins.
Shilajit the Fight-or-Flight Blocker
It is accepted that fight-or-flight stress from the sympathetic nervous system is degenerative for the body. The opposite calming parasympathetic nervous system is the rebuilding, repair, rejuvenate, rest-and-digest nervous system. Shilajit has been shown to increase parasympathetic activity, supporting health and longevity.
Shilajit the Heart Health Herb
Shilajit has been shown to support heart health with lower heart rates, breathing rates and healthy blood pressure when under stress.
Shilajit Boosts Performance and Pleasure
Shilajit has been shown to boost performance and reduce worry when under stress. It was also shown to trigger the release of pleasure hormones such a dopamine.
*** Anti-disease properties ***
The properties of shilajit are especially beneficial for those suffering from:
- Genitourinary disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Nervous disorders
- Kidney Stones
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- And much more
SHILAJIT SIDE EFFECTS
If used in the right way and dosage, Shilajit is not associated with any serious side effects. In cases where someone takes iron supplements along with shilajit, it could lead to building up of an excess iron in the blood, as Shilajit contains a pretty high amount of iron. In very rare cases, it could aggravate gout or lower the blood pressure. But apart from those three cases, Shilajit is perfectly safe even in higher than normal quantities.
Side effects from shilajit may be indicative of a low-quality shilajit, or something that claims to be shilajit but is not really so. Be aware that many shilajit supplements on the market aren’t exactly what they’re reported to be. Some of these contain fertilizer. Others contain toxic heavy metals. Be sure you’re getting the right stuff.
Possible fulvic acid side effects may similarly occur, if taken in an isolated form, as it’s not in the same arrangement that a real shilajit will be in.
For many, shilajit is best taken with food to minimize any lightheadedness that can occur.
However, it’s always a good idea to listen to your body and stop taking Shilajit if you notice symptoms of an allergic reaction, which may include nausea, dizziness, increased heart rate, itchiness etc. Keep in mind that this counts for everything we ingest and there were no reported cases of severe allergic reactions to Shilajit.
If you take a very high dose, Shilajit might increase uric acid levels which in turn can lead to increased bile levels resulting in more problems. However, this happens only when a very large dose is administrated.
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