All You Need To Know About Shilajit
The blackish brown tar like substance which is extracted from the mountain ranges of Himalayas and is known as Elixir of Life is your superfood of all time - Shilajit.
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.
The word Shilajit is a phonetic adaptation of Hindi word Silajit, which in turn goes back to Sanskrit word Silajatu. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word is"mountain tar". The first element “Sila” meaning "pertaining to, or having the properties of a rock, mountain, the second - ''Jatu” denoting gum, lac; any tarry substance. Shilajit is also termed as mineral oil, stone oil, mountain blood, destroyer of weakness, rock invincible or the conqueror of mountains.
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 the 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 micro organisms such as Euphorbia Royleana and Trifolium Repens. Shilajit takes centuries to form, and scientists consider it a millenary product of nature.
Shilajit is said to contain 85+ minerals in ionic form.The primary active ingredients in Shilajit are Fulvic Acids, Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones, Humins, Humic Acids, trace minerals, vitamins A, B, C and P (citrines), phospholipids and polyphenol complexes, terpenoids. Also, present are microelements (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, manganese, chrome, iron, magnesium and others). 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.
Shilajit Health Benefits You Can’t Ignore:
May benefit with Alzheimer’s
Shilajit may show a 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 may also be used to improve symptoms involved with urinary tract disorders, jaundice, digestive problems, enlarged spleen, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic bronchitis and anemia.
Enhanced Spermatogenesis & Boost in 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 the use of shilajit as a ‘revitalizer’, enhancing physical performance and relieving fatigue with enhanced production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). It may also boost the sperm count, enhance the testosterone levels and boost FSH production (Follicle-stimulating which regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation and reproductive processes of the body).
May Be Beneficial For Reproductive Infertility
Shilajit contains certain types of proteins, amino acids, Dibenzo alpha pyrones, fatty acids, carotenoids, metal ions and Fulvic acid which may 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 all the toxins 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 may 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.
For Skin Care
Shilajit can be used for skin problems like dullness and acne. The anti inflammatory properties of Shilajit help protect against the cellular damage caused by free radicals. You may mix it with your regular face packs to get the naturally glowing skin
Memory and Mind:
The nootropic properties of Shilajit may help to clear brain fog and increase memory, comprehension, and ability to focus on the task at hand.
Because of shilajit’s androgen-like properties, it may help balance out stress-causing hormones, making it easier for both your mind and body to deal with stress signals in a healthier and calmer manner.
Immunity Booster: Do you frequently catch the common cold or flu? Shilajit boosts the immune system, and has proven to be effective over and over again in many double-blind placebo tests against the common cold
Anti Aging Blockbuster: Shilajit has an unparalleled power of arresting and reversing the aging process. It Helps accelerate processes of protein and nucleic acid metabolism and stimulates energy providing reactions.
Some Other Benefits Include
- May Counteract Diabetes & Regulate the Blood Sugar Levels
- Purifies blood, may improve functioning of pancreas and strengthen digestion.
- May help in reducing fat & dissolve tumors as well.
- Promotes the movement of minerals, especially calcium, phosphorus and magnesium into muscle tissue and bone.
- Stimulates the immune system and improves restoration (recovery) after exercise.
- May increase the levels of growth hormone in diabetic patients and is a potent anti-ulcer agent.
Shilajit Purity 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 a 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.
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 struck with the hammer. But, while carrying out these processes, make sure to keep it in a plastic bag to prevent its loss of this valuable herbal formulation.
Shilajit will not burn as a candle or light in fire. If Shilajit is heated with mini torch, it forms bubbles and gives rise to ash, which emanates outward. But, it won’t get burned. If it forms smoke, it is not original Shilajit.
To consume, simply dissolve in a warm, non chlorinated water, tea or milk. We recommend starting with a rice grain to pea sized portion, once a day for general well being. Dosage can be increased for greater energy and effect but should not exceed 1 gram per day.
Realizing the healing power of Shilajit, it is considered as the ‘Nectar of God’, capable of healing the body from 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.