Health

All You Need To Know About Shilajit

Sarah Muzaffar | 24/01/2019

                                                        

Shilajit, the blackish brown tar like substance has been known among the Indian Yogis as Elixir of Life, Amrita! Today as many people are turning back to natural, herbal remedies for their health and well being, how far can shilajit be in the race of top most effective herbs. One of the most potent rejuvenating anti aging blockbuster that mankind has ever known pure shilajit is attributed as having magical properties when it comes to overall healthcare. So what is this sticky, tar like substance shilajit? Let’s get to know everything about this magical black herb.

Name:

Shilajit is Sanskrit means ‘Rock Invincible’ or ‘’conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.’’ Shilajit is popularly also known as Shilajitu in Ayurveda, Salajeet in Urdu, Shilajit Mumijo in Greek and Mineral Pitch or Resin in English. The botanical name for shilajit is Asphaltum, also recognized as black asphaltum.

Origin:

Shilajit is believed to originate from the plant life in the Himalayan region that surrounds the vastness of India, China, Tibet and other parts of Central Asia. Shilajit is a sticky, tar-like resin substance that oozes out of cracks in the Himalayan mountainous regions in the summer as temperature is raised in the rock by the summer heat. It is formed over centuries by the decomposition of plants and the activity of unique microorganisms such as Euphorbia Royleana and Trifolium Repens. Shilajit takes centuries to form, and scientists consider it a millenary product of nature.

Ingredients:

Shilajit is said to contain atleast 85+ minerals in ionic form.The primary active ingredients in Shilajit are Fulvic Acids (the fulvic acid in Shilajit is in its most natural and purest form), Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones, Humins, Humic Acids, trace minerals, vitamins A, B, C and P (citrines), phospholipids and polyphenol complexes, terpentoids. Also, present are microelements (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, manganese, chrome, iron, magnesium and other). Most shilajit compounds contain between 60-80% fulvic acid, and the greater the content of fulvic acid, the more anti-aging properties the compound contains.

Health Benefits of Shilajit

Shilajit has shown considerable potential in preventing self-aggregation of pathological filaments in the brain. This plays an important role in age-related mental decline and Alzheimer's disease development. Shilajit has also been used to improve symptoms involved with urinary tract disorders, jaundice, digestive problems, enlarged spleen, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic bronchitis and anemia.

Following are some research proven benefits provided by this magical herb from Himalayas:

Shilajit Enhances Spermatogenesis & Boosts the Production of ATP

Spermatogenesis produces mature male gametes, commonly called sperm (specifically known as spermatozoa) which are able to fertilize the counterpart female gamete, the oocyte, during conception to produce a single-celled individual known as a zygote. Furthermore, animal and human data support use of shilajit as a ‘revitalizer’, enhancing physical performance and relieving fatigue with enhanced production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). It is also proven to boost the sperm count, enhance the testosterone levels (testosterone levels indicate the extent of sexual drive and vigor) and boost FSH production (Follicle-stimulating which regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation and reproductive processes of the body). In both males and females, FSH stimulates the maturation of germ cells. In males, FSH induces Sertoli cells to secrete Androgen binding proteins. FSH stimulates the growth and recruitment of immature ovarian follicles in the ovary.

Shilajit as a Treatment for Reproductive Infertility

Shilajit contains certain types of proteins, amino acids, Dibenzo alpha pyrones, fatty acids, carotenoids, metal ions and Fulvic acid which help in the reproductive function. Fulvic acid transports the nutrients in shilajit as well as other vitamins and minerals deep into the body cells.  Fulvic acid also flushes out of all the toxns and chemicals that affect the reproductive function. It acts on various areas related to reproduction notably male infertility, development and protection of embryo, female sexual dysfunction and libido enhancement.

Shilajit Health Benefits You Can’t Ignore:

Anti-inflammation: Shilajit can have a huge impact on your health if you are achy, sore, have arthritis, or rheumatism. You will go from feeling elderly and slow to feeling that spark of youthful energy again. Use daily for best results.

Memory and Mind: Shilajit has nootropic properties, which means it helps to clear brain fog and increase memory, comprehension, and ability to focus of the task at hand.

Stress Reducer: Because of shilajit’s androgen-like properties, it helps to balance out stress-causing hormones, making it easier for both your mind and body to deal with stress signals in a healthier, calmer manner.

Immune Booster: Do you frequently catch the common cold or flu? Shilajit boosts the immune system, and has proved to be effective over and over again in many double-blind placebo tests against the common cold.

Anti Aging: Shilajit has an unparalleled power of arresting and reversing the aging process.

Helps accelerate processes of protein and nucleic acid metabolism and stimulates energy providing reactions.

Counteracts Diabetes and regulates the blood sugar level.

Purifies blood, improves functioning of pancreas and strengthens digestion.

Reduces fat, dissolves tumors, and counteracts thirst.

Promotes the movement of minerals, especially calcium, phosphorous and magnesium into muscle tissue and bone.

Stimulates the immune system and improves restoration (recovery) after exercise.

Increases levels of growth hormone in diabetic patients and is a potent anti-ulcer agent.

Beware:

There are many companies selling shilajit fake products owing to its rarity, difficulty to obtain, it being the top selling product in male sex related problems , its miraculous healing benefits and cost. Some marketers of dietary supplements pretend to sell shilajit, while in fact they are offering cheap raw ozokerite, also a humic substance, similar in appearance, but apparently without medicinal qualities. Once cleaned of impurities and extracted, Shilajit is a homogeneous brown-black paste-like substance, with a glossy surface, a peculiar smell and bitter taste.

Shilajit Purity Test:

Solubility Test

 Pure Shilajit dissolves completely in plain warm water. Add a small portion of shilajit paste in a glass of water, it will start dissolving slowly in the water and within very short time of period it gets fully dissolved imparting a golden black color to water. If the shilajit doesn’t mix properly in water, it is not a pure one or not of good quality.

Pliability

Pure Shilajit always remains in its original form. It gets melted in the hands and becomes sticky. Also, if it is placed in the refrigerator, the Shilajit becomes extremely hard. It will shatter just like a glass, if it is struck with the hammer. But, while carrying out these processes, make sure to keep it in the plastic bag to prevent its loss of this valuable herbal formulation.

Flammability

Shilajit will not burn as a candle or light in fire. If Shilajit is heated with mini torch, it forms bubble and gives rise to ash, which emanates outward. But, it won’t get burned. If it forms smoke, it is not original Shilajit. If it does not form smoke, it is Shilajit.

Usage:

To consume, simply dissolve in hot, non chlorinated water, tea or warm milk and drink. We recommend starting with a rice grain to pea sized portion, one to three times a day for general well being. Dosage can be increased for greater energy and effect.

Pure Shilajit if consumed with milk has the taste similar to black coffee. If it gives the taste of something else, then it is for sure not the pure Shilajit.

Indian Yogis realizing the healing power of Shilajit considered it to have divine powers terming it as ‘Nectar of God’ capable of healing the body of virtually any ailments and preserving youthfulness. Ancient Chinese and Indian literature mention of it as Amrit or Elixir of Evergreen Life and Fountain of Youth! Indian Yogis have been using Shilajit since ancient times. It is not uncommon to find many Indian Yogis even aged 100 years in Himalayan regions and above having similar stamina and body structure of a youth. While the markets are rife with fake, adulterated shilajit, Kashmir Box has for you the Pure Mountain Shilajit derived from the Himalayas, collected with care retaining the magical ingredient content to keep its health benefits intact. 

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