Shilajit is an ancient form of herbal medicine, found in abundance in the Himalayan range. It is also found in the Altai mountains and the Andes range.
It is a naturally formed resin or a tar-like substance, which is formed after decomposition of certain herbs and plants under the rocks, for hundreds and thousands of years.
Shilajit came into prominence when villagers residing near the Himalayan range noticed large white monkeys frequently consuming this magical dark tar-like substance. Mimicking the action of these apes, the people started consuming it and very soon realized the amazing healing power of this substance.
As per research, Shilajit is known to contain about 85 different minerals as well as a rich amount of fulvic acid and triterpenes. It mostly comprises humic substances, which are formed due to the decomposition of various plants and organic matter.
Although people usually relate to Shilajit as a natural medicine to cure Male Sexual Dysfunction. It has been found to cure a variety of ailments.
A famous and ancient Indian quote is as follows.
“Shilajit can heal any curable ailments”
It has been used by ancient yogis for years. Perhaps, therefore, people living near hills and mountains are reputed for their robust health.
It is ideally consumed with warm milk; however, it may be taken with herbal tea or just warm water.
It is available in both liquid and solid form
Shilajit in liquid form can be mixed with warm milk or warm water, it can even be mixed with green tea. The dosage is 100-150 mg. Consuming more than the specified amount is not advisable as too much of it will be abusing the substance. One should take care not to consume more than 600 mg per day.
The advantage of solid Shilajit is that it can be consumed easily without the bitter taste. It is hard, when it is cold but becomes sticky once it is heated. One can simply take pure raw shilajit and cut it in small pieces. A 150 mg of this wonder medicine is approximately the size of a rice grain. The solid form of this drug can be swallowed with warm water or warm milk or green tea.
Ways to check the authenticity of genuine Shilajit
- It becomes hard at lower temperatures and softer at the warmer temperature.
- It dissolves completely in warm water or milk, leaving no residue.
- It will not dissolve in alcohol.
- It has a strong, smoky smell.
- It will not burn like a candle. When heated, it will bubble and produce an ash.
Reasons as to why Shilajit is Indispensable for Men above 40
It has been proven through research that men with low sperm count have benefited tremendously by consuming Shilajit. It is safe and available in the form of capsules, which makes it easy to consume. It has been observed that this medicine can improve the release of pleasure hormones such a dopamine. So, it is one of the best aphrodisiacs provided by nature. It naturally boosts the blood testosterone and increases libido.
Shilajit contains about 85 different minerals as well as fulvic acid. Therefore, it provides our body with the primary source of fuel, known as the ATP (adenosine triphosphate). As we age, our powerhouse becomes less effective, thereby, taking a toll on our energy level. Hence, the intake of it empowers the mitochondrial energy and stimulates the human anatomy to be more active
It is rich in minerals, amino acids, vitamins, humic, and fulvic acids. These ingredients work to build immunity in the human body and make it more adaptable. No doubt, it has been used from time infinity as a stress buster. It rejuvenates and reenergizes the tired cells in our body.
It has extraordinary anti-aging properties. It acts as a powerhouse for mitochondria energy. Mitochondria are responsible for muscle strength and hormonal energy. It also enhances and improves the functioning of an enzyme known as CoQ10. It assists in slowing down the oxidation of cells and tissues and thus, reduces aging substantially, which brings back a youthful glow.
Enhances Brain Power
It is a rich source of fulvic acid, which consists of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to avoid excessive accumulation of tau protein. Tau proteins are proteins that stabilize microtubules and are found in the neurons of a central nervous system. However, too much accumulation of tau proteins may cause damage to brain cells. This assists in reducing Alzheimer’s disease.
In our modern era, as per research, almost 3 out 4 people are suffering from anxiety or depression. The antioxidant properties in this medicine help to stimulate the brain cells and enhance proper blood circulation. This assists in curing depression.
Enhances Hair Growth
Due to the presence of various minerals, it nourishes the hair scalp and regenerates the hair growth. Many cells present in the scalp get damaged due to pollution and toxic materials present in the atmosphere. The fulvic acid present in this medicine cleanses and purifies the damaged cells and helps to nourish them, further improving hair growth.
Enhances Anti-Cancer Action
Since Shilajit has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it assists in the prevention of cancer. It can protect the body from radiation and harmful free radicals. It is known to prevent certain types of cancer like breast, ovarian and lung.
Enhances Cholesterol level
It is a rich source of anti-oxidant. It helps in reducing free radicals and therefore, controlling the bad cholesterol and enhancing the good cholesterol. Hence, Shilajit can regulate both the Serum cholesterol as well as the HDL Cholesterol. Thus, it assists in controlling cholesterol and lipid level.
Enhances blood sugar level
It has been proved through research, that it has the ability to control and reduce blood sugar. Blood sugar increases, when the insulin production from the pancreas gets affected. Shilajit with its anti-inflammatory properties protects the pancreas and controls the insulin production.
The side effect of Shilajit
There is no proper evidence about any side effect of Shilajit. However, it is advised not to have more than 600 mg as it may lead to increasing the blood temperature with the feeling of burning sensation in the feet.
So, Shilajit has innumerable health benefits. If taken with the correct dosage, it will reap a tremendous benefit to the human anatomy.