Shilajit is not magical and does not have fast-acting benefits. It works similarly to vitamins or minerals. It shall not be a substitute for a proper diet or lifestyle. Shilajit provides the number of nutrients to the body and its effect may be described differently from case to case (as we have different bodies and different issues). We tried to list most of its effects according to feedbacks, books, and research but you shall not expect anything for yourself as it is never guaranteed for a dietary supplement.
About 8 of 10 people feel some effect from taking Shilajit but no one ever feels the entire list we describe below. The sure thing - Shilajit is safe and it doesn't have serious side effects like drugs.
Please note that the approach to wellbeing is not just what we eat, as what we do and think gives the major tone for health.
Shilajit is a truly amazing substance that is full of benefits for all living beings. It has arisen from the sophisticated craftsmanship of nature. The combination of organic trace minerals, humic and fulvic acids, amino acids, carbon-60, plant-based antioxidants, and many other beneficial organic acids sets it apart from all other superfoods.
Please watch this short YouTube video about what Shilajit does and its ingredients.
Shilajit provides a number of minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and other organic compounds that play relevant roles in body metabolism. Metabolism is a complex web of biochemical processes in the body where the nutrients derived from ingested food are converted into forms that can be utilized by the body and eventually trigger most of the body’s functions including those of the immune and nervous systems.
Synergy Metabolic Effect
Fulvic acid, Trace Minerals & Bio-Active elements aid Metabolism for the better body performance
While the immune system is responsible for cleansing, recovery, protection and rejuvenation, the nervous system has some effect on energy levels (mood), brain function, reactions, and libido to some degree. In essence, the elements shilajit contains are used in metabolic processes that balance functions of all body systems.
Because shilajit has been found to contain around 85 minerals in their ionic form along with other nutrients and organic compounds, it’s no wonder Shilajit is thought of as a panacea in Ayurvedic medicine. No other single supplement provides so many nutrients essential for metabolism, energy production and overall wellbeing and vitality. Shilajit is considered a tonic or adaptogen; a tonic is a substance that helps to balance body systems, boosting those that are low-functioning and calming those that are overstressed.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Rasayana refers to both the science of rejuvenation and a category of substances and protocols that enhance longevity by increasing vigor, vitality, and strength of body and mind, delaying aging, and warding off illness. Shilajit is considered a Rasayana supplement, an adaptogen that may help rebalance and restore the body’s natural functions. It has been used for millennia as an ancient tool to rebalance the body’s inner energies and enhance overall wellbeing and vitality.
Not only does shilajit contain its own wealth of vital nutrients, some of the nutrients it has, such as fulvic acid, fatty acids, cysteine, methionine, proline and lysine,1,2 also improve the absorption and usage (bioavailability) of other consumed nutrients. So taking shilajit actually improves the way your body digests and uses the rest of your diet! This is helpful, given the modern issues surrounding soil depletion and reduced nutrition of the foods we consume compared to even 50 years ago. Shilajit, therefore, may help your body function better rather than offering unique benefits of itself. It is, however, one of the richest natural supplemental sources of fulvic acid as well as humic acid.
Shilajit has numerous benefits for both men and women. But women are more worried about the appearance of their skin and look for remedies that promote quick skin regeneration, help with pimples, tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Shilajit may benefit your skin by enriching it with all required nutrients and elements.
Shilajit assists with the absorption of dietary vitamins that improve skin functions, largely due to its high fulvic acid content. In terms of boosting skin vitality, here are some additional nutrients in shilajit that contribute to a radiant complexion:
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How to Prepare:
Melt shilajit with one teaspoon of cold water till it forms into a solution. Mix jojoba oil, rich cream, and shilajit solution together.
Apply the mixture on the skin evenly, leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
It is becoming quite well-known that detoxing can help boost your energy levels, improve skin condition and even help reduce your weight. Giving your body the right nutrients improves your body’s natural cleansing functions. Shilajit provides minerals needed to metabolic processes that balance all body functions including cleansing.
Manganese, molybdenum, iron, zinc and copper are all vital for the creation of enzymes that function as the body’s primary antioxidant defense against oxidative stress and constitute a huge part of our immune system. These three enzymes are involved in the way the body removes all toxins from your system. Zinc, in particular, is known to up-regulate the production of metallothionein in the body,10 a protein that the body naturally produces to remove heavy metals .
Knowing how to support the body’s natural detoxification processes can save women from the unpleasant experiences of fasting and harsh detox regimens and cleanses.
How to Prepare:
Blend mint, grapefruit, lemon, and cucumber together then add some water. Leave it to brew for 5 to 7 hours. Next pour the mixture into a glass, add shilajit and mix it properly. The juice is ready to drink.
Drink it on an empty stomach 2-3 hours before food in the morning daily during your cleansing.
Studies show that stress levels among our ‘do it all’ generation of females are 50% higher than in men.12 With so much on their plate, it’s no wonder women feel more tired, forgetful overwhelmed and depleted these days! Luckily, shilajit can help! It may help to reduce stress and fatigue boosting your energy level.
Shilajit contains the trace minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium, both of which are utilized by the mitochondria in all cells to produce ATP, the body's source of energy. It is commonly known that for the majority of essential trace minerals deficiencies result in fatigue and weakness. It is also well documented in both human and animal trials that shilajit helps boost energy levels13.
It remains unclear whether shilajit has a direct or indirect effect on reducing or calming the body's stress response. However, if the cause of stress is related to being fatigued, shilajit may help with it.15,16 Shilajit also appears to have an overall calming effect and acts to relax the muscles, - assuming you don't get hyperactive and partake in intensive exercise!
How to Prepare:
Put mint and chamomile flowers into a cup and add boiling water over it. Leave it to brew for about 15 to 20 minutes. After brewing, let the tea cool down and add shilajit then mix it thoroughly.
Drink twice daily 2 hours apart from food for 2 weeks, and see if it makes any difference. Avoid taking it in the 6 hours before bedtime for the best results.
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Bone is always undergoing a balanced process of building new bone and resorbing or dissolving old, damaged bone. When estrogen levels drop after menopause, the balance of osteoblast and osteoclast production and activity becomes lopsided. Osteoblasts are cells responsible for the process of laying down new bone, and osteoclasts are cells that resorb or dissolve bone. Osteoblasts also secrete osteoprotegerin (OPG), a substance that blocks bone resorption factors. When estrogen levels drop, so does osteoblast activity and OPG production, making more room for osteoclast production and activity.
In the first 3-4 years after menopause, a woman's body starts to have calcium loss. After 60 years of age, calcium absorption from our diet is reduced. In older years (ie. 80s), vitamin D production by the kidneys slows down.
You ought to be aware by now that shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, which helps you to more easily absorb nutrients.19,20 Out of these shilajit constituents, the amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, boron, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, silicon and strontium are of particular interest to bones as all of them are involved in the strengthening of bones and joints.21
How to Prepare:
Blend pieces of dried apricots with almond milk thoroughly then add shilajit. Pour into a glass, your healthy smoothie is ready!
Take it twice daily for one month.
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Anti-aging products are highly sought after by middle-aged and elderly women because the effects of aging begin to show in the skin and in the face. The fulvic acids, humic acids and magnesium found in shilajit can act as anti-aging agents!
Due to several compounding factors like difficulty chewing food or impaired nutrient uptake, elderly individuals are at a higher risk of developing nutritional deficiencies (especially magnesium), which naturally disables cells from being able to make antioxidants, efficiently produce energy and repair themselves.
Shilajit helps optimize nutrient absorption thanks primarily to its fulvic acid content and to it being a reservoir of many trace minerals and amino acids that cells need to regenerate and function at their peak. In spite of this, don't get too excited - shilajit will not make you immortal, but it may contribute to more graceful aging and encourage cellular health and longevity in elderly people who fall into the above categories.
Fulvic acids enhance the absorption of nutrients, which is an issue for women as they get older. This rejuvenates women as impaired nutrient absorption can cause a metabolic shortfall and consequently make the effects of aging more severe. Fulvic acids also act as antioxidants.
Magnesium is involved in the production of enzymes that act as antioxidants. This revitalizes women as constant oxidative stress on the cells is a significant cause of many of the effects associated with aging.
Humic acids have antioxidant functions, thereby slowing down the wear-and-tear effects accumulated stressors have on the cells during aging. The success of shilajit is determined by a person's unique biochemistry and genetics, which is typically why results vary.
How to Prepare:
Dice up the kiwi, banana, and spinach, mix until smooth and add coconut or almond milk. Then put a pinch of cinnamon and shilajit into the beverage and mix it all.
Take it once daily, early in the morning apart from food. Be sure to do this one month ON, three months OFF cycle for the best outcome. We recommend 10-15 minutes of yoga and stretching before drinking your smoothie for even better results!
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Shilajit can help women who experience mood swings or need to perform well under stress, as it enhances mood, mental activity and energy levels.
Shilajit is a source of many nutrients and compounds, magnesium included. It is a well-known fact that magnesium is involved in the synthesis which is responsible for making us feel good, improving our mood and easing stress.
Shilajit also may benefits your brain due to its content of phospholipids, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium, boron, chromium, essential amino acids, and fatty acids, all of which can improve your mental focus and performance.
Also, shilajit is a fantastic natural energizer. Mitochondria serve as the powerhouses of cells in the body. They convert nutrients and oxygen into vital ATP, which is the source of energy for the metabolic activities our bodies undergo. Shilajit improves oxygenation and nutrient absorption and enhances the function of mitochondria.
How to Prepare:
Pour 2 cups of water into a cup then add blended honey with grated ginger and shilajit. Mix it up thoroughly.
Take it once daily early in the morning. Be sure to do this one month ON, three months OFF cycle for the best outcome.
Shilajit works as a natural energy booster and is used to reduce physical weakness and improve stamina. It may facilitate blood circulation, which in turn improves oxygen transport as well as the removal of CO2 and lactic acid from the muscles.
Shilajit also contains arginine and many other amino acids which help in building muscle mass. Arginine directly increases the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) in muscle tissue, which dilates blood vessels and has been associated with promoting increased energy production, better muscle function, enhanced fat breakdown and improved muscle strength when combined with muscle-building exercise.
Many of these minerals are also required by our mitochondria – the “powerhouse” of all cells – to make energy. One of the main minerals needed for this is phosphorus, the main ingredient in adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage compound. When ATP is broken down in the body, energy is released. It is also worth mentioning that ATP cannot be utilized by our cells without being bound to magnesium.
Lastly, shilajit is loaded with electrolytes, which are known to help with post-workout recovery when one breaks a real sweat. Considering its potential regenerative and energy-boosting properties, it makes sense that it may aid post-workout recovery.
How to Prepare:
Blend lemon juice or chopped lemon with honey and shilajit in a tall glass till all dissolved. Next pour coconut water and swirl it. Throw in ice cubes, and your energy drink is ready.
Take the drink after a workout for ten days straight and see if you feel the difference.
Shilajit is beneficial for men as well! It contains components that might be useful for male potency and fertility. Zinc and selenium are fairly well-established male nutrients that may increase sperm motility. Pregnane is required for the production of elements that are needed for strong male potency. Shilajit offers a natural solution to boost men's wellbeing and strength.
In one experiment performed on 60 men, 100 mg of shilajit twice daily offered positive results, facilitating enhanced sperm count and motility, as well as boosting potency that is responsible for libido and masculine traits in males. Scientists noted that shilajit constituents were found directly inside the semen samples being observed. However, more research is needed.
How to Prepare:
Dice up dried apricots and walnuts into small pieces. Then add shilajit, sesame, and honey into the bowl. Mix it properly. It is ready!
Take the mix once a day. Use until you feel the difference, up to 2-4 weeks.
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Shilajit can help boost energy levels, enhance muscle function, and support blood circulation, all of which are essential in sustaining an erection and promote lasting stamina.
Shilajit has on occasion been nicknamed “Indian Ginseng”, revealing its well-known traditional usage with just a quick web search. The compounds in shilajit work to increase nutrient absorption, deliver nutrients the body is lacking in and helps the body function optimally and more youthfully.
Shilajit has zinc, selenium, and magnesium, which are vital trace minerals required for better male performance. Furthermore, shilajit contains pregnane that may affect libido. Taking supplements containing all these elements may therefore enhance libido, stamina, and performance.
Arginine is an amino acid that is a well-known sports nutrition supplement because of its ability to produce nitric oxide (NO). NO production is important in male erection, and NO-boosting substances are often used to enhance male performance, especially with age. Shilajit may contribute to improved male performance due to arginine content.
We have received feedback from clients expressing just how well shilajit worked for them in improving their erections and performance.
How to Prepare:
Dice the date fruits into tiny bits. Then, mix it with ginseng, pine nuts, shilajit, and honey.
Take the mix twice a day. Use until you feel the difference, up to 2-4 weeks.
In general, men pay less attention to their health and diet. Men are also less likely to go to the doctor and therefore suffer more from digestive issues such as indigestion, constipation, bowel problems.
There are many clinical data from experiments conducted in Russia that show that shilajit may be great for improving digestive system in the following ways:
It may stimulate stomach acids,36 bile and the secretion of intestinal mucous,37 all of which aid in the digestion of food and with peristalsis. Shilajit may help to balance stomach acidity. It may help the body to deal with gut discomfort38 and sensitivity.39, 40
Shilajit acts as a gastric tonic and helps bring equilibrium to the functions of the digestive system.41 It aids the absorption of nutrients which contribute positively toward repairing the intestinal wall.42 Some research suggests that fulvic acid might positively influence gut flora, which would enhance digestion, absorption and overall health.
For men, adding something to the diet to help with the gut rather than taking something away seems like a much more tolerable and doable option.
How to Prepare:
Mix flaxseed and kefir into the blender till smooth, pour the mixture into a glass and add shilajit. Mix it thoroughly.
Take the smoothie before food once a day continuously for up to one month.
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Throughout the ancient history of medicine, shilajit (aka mumijo) had been used in helping many recovers from broken bones, fractures, joint dislocation, and more. Biruni, Avicenna, and other founding fathers of medicine used shilajit in ointments, clay preparations, and in combination with other herbal therapeutics like saffron to treat these conditions with apparently great success.46
So what does modern-day medicine have to say about this? You ought to be aware by now that shilajit is rich in trace minerals, nutrients, and humic substances like fulvic acid, which helps us to more easily absorb nutrients. Out of these shilajit constituents, amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, boron, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, silicon and strontium are of particular interest to bones and joints as all of the nutrients are involved in the strengthening of them.
Furthermore, experimental trials have shown that shilajit may help with muscle stiffness and pain as a result of stiffness. For those supplementing with shilajit, both of these symptoms appeared to vanish within 3-5 days.
Combine internal and external uses:
How to Prepare:
Blend almonds and milk until smooth, then pour the mixture into a glass and add shilajit. Mix it thoroughly.
Mix 1 part Shilajit with 10-20 parts saline solution and apply with a wet cloth on the problem area. If possible, leave the cloth on the area overnight for 3-5 nights.
Take it twice or three times daily for 1 month.
Shilajit shows promise in helping to support mental activity under conditions of stress. This is important for men as they often have stressful jobs and are expected to perform well under pressure at work. Brain function also generally declines with age, so increasing nutrient intake of things that boost brain function becomes more important with age.
There are multiple nutrients in shilajit that are known to contribute to optimal functioning of nerve cells, such as iron, copper, zinc,31 magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium, boron, chromium,32 essential amino acids, fatty acids and phospholipids. Our brain needs the components to be able to function better. Shilajit can also aid in the enhancement of several vitamin absorptions due to its fulvic acid content.
Phospholipids are very important in cell function, and especially in brain cell function, and the phospholipid content of our brain cells decreases with age. Due to phospholipids, shilajit may contribute to improved brain function and may improve learning and working memory under stress.
Shilajit also has amino acids that may positively affect mental performance, especially under stress. Tyrosine has been shown to enhance memory and mental performance in stressful situations. Also, tyrosine may improve mood, motivation, and cognition, and mental focus. Arginine is a source of nitric oxide production, and nitric oxide is a vasodilator, meaning it may improve blood flow. Boosting blood flow to the brain can stimulate brain function.
Humic substances, of which fulvic acid is one, make up 60-80% of the nutritional matter in shilajit. Fulvic acid has been suggested to be largely responsible for the procognitive benefits of shilajit, appearing to provide some protection against the aging brain. However, more research in this area is needed.
How to Prepare:
Blend turmeric, flaxseeds, and coconut or almond milk till smooth. Pour it into a glass cup and add shilajit. Mix it thoroughly.
Take it once daily, early in the morning apart from food. Be sure to do this in one month ON, three months OFF cycle for the best outcome. We recommend 10-15 minutes of meditation right after taking your drink for even better results!
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Men are more susceptible to heavy drinking and liver damage from alcohol consumption. They are also less likely to take care of their body and diet, causing toxins to build up in their systems. Shilajit may help with cleansing and improve the recovery from a hangover.
Manganese, molybdenum, iron, zinc, and copper, which are all vital for the creation of enzymes, are all found in shilajit. All these enzymes are involved in the way the body removes all toxins from your system.
Zinc in particular may up-regulate the production of metallothionein in the body, a protein that the body naturally produces to remove heavy metals. There is also plenty of evidence to show that fulvic acid is a master biological cleansing agent, capable of binding to and removing toxins in the soil. However, it is still not clear if it works the same for the human body.
Shilajit is comparable to mineral water in the context of a hangover. Mineral water enters the bloodstream faster than ordinary water, helping with rehydration. Bile and digestive processes are also stimulated, which aids in the excretion of alcoholic by-products. Both shilajit and mineral water have been noted to help reduce swelling and water retention, which reduces hangover headaches.
Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body (disturbing electrolyte balance), deplete our stores of magnesium, and over time can cause severe liver damage. As stated in a paper on nutrition and liver health, "poor nutrition is frequently associated with disorders of the liver", meaning that those with liver problems are at a higher risk of being undernourished. Furthermore, in those who are nutritionally depleted in zinc and selenium, the elimination of toxins may not work as efficiently, resulting in a prolonged hangover! Shilajit may help in re-establishing bodily stores of trace minerals, including magnesium and electrolytes.
How to Prepare:
Pour sparkling mineral water into a glass, add vitamin C and shilajit. Mix it thoroughly and enjoy your drink.
Take the drink to encourage the withdrawal symptoms to disappear faster.
If you’re wanting to boost the fertility of your pets to breed them, Shilajit may be able to help!
One study showed that 7 out of 9 female rats that were given shilajit began ovulating after a five-day period, as opposed to 3 out of the 9 control rats that did not receive any. In the male rats, sperm count was significantly higher in those given shilajit, and they also had a greater number of sperm-producing tubules in the testes.
In a study on rabbits, it was shown that shilajit improves progesterone levels but did not significantly affect other fertility parameters. When combined with vitamin E and selenium, however, the same rabbits had more viable egg cells (with more corpus luteum) and increased sites of implantation in the uterus. During pregnancy, this combination with shilajit also increased the size of the developing babies, the amount of placenta fluid, as well as reduced the number of babies that died at birth.
Shilajit appears to help support female fertility in animals in terms of regulating ovulation and improving sperm production and sperm count or as a means to enhance the effects of other fertility-boosting supplements.
One study on sub-fertile dogs investigated the effect of a combination of vitamin E, zinc, selenium, folic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids on sperm quality. Sperm count, motility, membrane integrity, and mortality of the semen were significantly improved. Shilajit provides zinc and selenium and could therefore serve as a source of these fertility-enhancing nutrients.
Just like people, our modern-day pets are deficient in many minerals and substances that used to be abundant in their diet. Not only do our pets not consume their natural diet, but soil depletion from modern farming practices has reduced the nutritional value of their food. In nature, animals consume soil as part of their diet, whether intentionally or as a by-product of finding food. The soil was rich in minerals as well as in fulvic acid, which we are learning more and more is not only incredible for their wellbeing but also essential for vitality! The saying rings true, “Let them eat dirt!” (also now the title of a book by Dr. Finlay and Dr. Arrieta, 2016, about the importance of dirt in healthy gut flora)!
For cats and dogs in particular, the following minerals are important:
Shilajit is known to be a source of many of these minerals, making it an excellent nutritional supplement to add to your pet’s diet.
Of course, we all want our pets to live long lives. Shilajit is known as a panacea, its all-encompassing effects may benefit almost every area of wellness.
Shilajit is known to improve nutrient absorption, thanks mainly to fulvic acid. This supports wellbeing in general simply because your pet is able to better digest, absorb and use the nutrients from the food it eats. Because of this effect, and because of its ability to boost energy production and its antioxidant properties, fulvic acid may boost mitochondrial function and protect mitochondria from free-radical damage. The condition of mitochondria is thought to be one of the key factors to vitality and longevity.
In a study on rats published in 2012, carbon-60 (also known as fullerene) suspended in olive oil lengthens lifespan by up to 90%! The main mechanism of action seemed to be protection against oxidative stress, especially in the liver. Rather than living the usual 2.5-3 years, the rats receiving carbon-60 lived 6 or more years! This study had the whole world talking about this new anti-aging compound. The study or results have not been replicated since, but they certainly were intriguing. Shilajit is a natural source of carbon-60.
Of course, a balanced, varied and nutrient-rich diet is the best method to ensure a long life for your pet. Shilajit might be a perfect well-rounded supplement to add to your pet’s diet for overall wellness.
The condition of your pet’s skin is directly linked to the condition of its coat. A nice-looking coat is more of a concern for dog owners especially if they are showing them, but cat owners who show their cats may be concerned with coat condition as well. Of course, skin health should be a concern for all our pets. An animal’s coat helps protect the skin and keep it hydrated. A dull-looking or brittle coat, excessive shedding, itching, and skin flakiness can all be signs of dry skin and possible nutritional deficiencies. Below are some minerals, macronutrients, and amino acids found in shilajit that affect your pet’s coat and skin.
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients known to affect your pet’s skin health and coat condition. A high-quality diet will provide sufficient zinc, which helps reduce itchiness and skin inflammation. In dogs, a zinc deficiency will lead to a dull, rough and brittle coat and hair loss or excessive shedding. Skin lesions and ulcers, crusty, scaly skin, and the cracking and thickening of foot pads and around joints can arise without sufficient zinc. In cats, the hair can become thin and dull.
The trace mineral copper and the amino acid tyrosine also help maintain coat color, reduce hair loss and keep coats supple and glossy. A copper deficiency, along with a zinc deficiency, can cause black dog facial hair to go grey. Tyrosine also helps maximize black coat color in both dogs and cats. Copper and tyrosine work closely together to control hair pigment because copper is a cofactor for the enzyme that converts tyrosine into dopaquinone, which is then turned into melanin, and melanin is responsible for pigment.
Several amino acids that contribute to your pet’s skin and coat health include methionine, proline and cysteine. Methionine revitalizes hair and skin and enhances zinc absorption. Proline and cysteine facilitate collagen synthesis, and cysteine also enhances the effects of zinc and other amino acids.
Finally, as we’ve already discussed numerous times, fulvic acid makes up the largest percentage of shilajit and is one of the most important and interesting components. Fulvic acid enhances the absorption and usage of all other nutrients both in shilajit and in your pet’s daily diet.
Use Case For Pets:
Add directly to your pet food 1.5mg of shilajit per pound of animal bodyweight twice weekly.
All of the nutritional compounds above are found in shilajit and can greatly enhance the condition of your pet’s skin and coat. So what are you waiting for? Give shilajit a try today for your pet and see for yourself the benefits it can bestow on your furry friends.
This claim is not correct. Shilajit, like other nutritional supplements, only helps in contributing to and maintaining a state of vitality and well-being. Nutritional deficiency can lead to a non-optimal state of well-being, among other undesirable effects. Shilajit helps to tackle that and should, therefore, be used as a nutritional supplement to maintain good health and well-being. However, it is not intended to serve as a substitute for the proper drugs prescribed for diseases and disorders by qualified medical personnel. Instead, it can be used as an adjunct where required and possible.
This is false. Though it contains several components thought to be beneficial for the brain, however, shilajit is not used for depressive disorders. Depression has more complex causes that require some medical and social solutions that significantly go beyond merely boosting up on nutrient supplements, and as such qualified medical care should be sought for its treatment.
Many of the benefits attributed to shilajit are thought to be due to its fulvic acid component. As a result, more companies are beginning to increase the proportion of fulvic acid in their shilajit products resulting in advertising taglines like, "Shilajit with 30% more Fulvic Acid.” This is wrong on several levels.
First, there is no way to accurately determine the proportion of fulvic acid in a product due to the complicated nature of the substance. Second, attempting to concentrate the fulvic acid component in shilajit can have a number of negative results, among these include the concentration process tampering with the quality of the fulvic acid.
Also, while concentration can increase the potency of the fulvic acid component, it can boost the level of side effects experienced due to it. It is important to note that fulvic acid extracts are a different product from shilajit and possibly lacking some of the synergistic effects available with the multiple components in shilajit. As such, the impact of the fulvic acid concentrate may differ significantly from that usually expected from shilajit.
Some studies have even speculated on its potential usefulness. However, no convincing evidence as yet exists on the efficacy of this method. Cancer has a complex pathology and, as such, requires qualified medical expertise to manage, and may involve a multimodal approach to treatment. While consuming healthy food and supplements may have beneficial effects on the body and may help protect against some of the many risks that predispose one to cancer, shilajit is not a chemotherapeutic agent.
This claim is not correct. The way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy approach, such as a good diet, proper eating times and exercise. While shilajit has been linked in some places to weight loss in rats by increasing fat metabolism, there's no evidence it works in humans. Therefore, it should not be seen as a substitute for exercising or a healthy diet. Shilajit, however, contains many nutritional components that are good for the body, so combining it with exercise and a healthy diet can prove beneficial for your body.
This claim is not correct. Shilajit will not directly improve your memory or learning capacity. This is due to several reasons.
First, creating strong or long-term memories usually involves steps beyond those that can be affected by nutritional supplements. So shilajit intake will not provide a significant boost to long-term retention of information. Also, learning capacity is something that improves with practice, as opposed to supplementing intake. You are better off putting more effort into the learning process than taking shilajit supplements. However, eating good food and including nutritional supplements, along with putting in the necessary effort, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive approach to learning may be able to improve your learning process.
Shilajit, however, contains several components believed to be beneficial for different parts of the body, including the brain. Thus it can be used as a supplement (in addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle) to help maintain the general well-being of all parts of the body.
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This claim is incorrect. Few relevant studies have been done on this particular application of shilajit, and the results are not conclusive enough. A few studies even suggest shilajit stimulates the nervous system, rather than causing a numbing effect, and therefore, in theory, could also worsen the sensation of pain.
Also, pain has several mechanisms that may involve different processes, many of which are beyond what can be affected by supplement use. Shilajit may have some relieving effect on situations that can cause the sensation of pain, such as electrolyte loss and dehydration after a hangover. Still, it does not directly impact the body's ability to feel pain.
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