What is Shilajit?
Shilajit is a highly sticky blackish or dark brownish substance from high mountain rocks of The Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh in the East to Kashmir in the west. It is also available in many other countries like Nepal, Karakoram, Russia, Iran, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Peru. It is a famous Ayurvedic medicine.
Chemically, shilajit comprises 60-80% of humic substances like fulvic acid, and humic acid, other chemical components present in shilajit include amino acids, gums, latex, and coumarins, sterols, triterpenes, resins, polyphenols, etc. It also contains more than 80 minerals like silver, copper, zinc, etc. When organic matter (vegetables) degrade by microorganisms’ action, the resulting substances are called humic substances.
Synonyms of Shilajit in various languages
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Top Health Benefits of Kashmiri Shilajit:
Prevents Iron Deficiency Anemia:
It is a very common condition in teenage girls and pregnant women and is because of the inability of the body to absorb iron and take a diet that is deficient in iron. Shilajit contains iron so it is a good way to combat iron deficiency anemia. A study was conducted in 2012, ‘ Evaluation of safety profile of black shilajit after 91 days repeated administration in rats ‘ by C Velmurugan and others. It was concluded from the study that black shilajit can be used as a supplement to prevent iron deficiency anemia.
The fulvic acid present in Kashmiri shilajit is a strong antioxidant and can help in reducing the free radicals in our body which in turn reduces aging.
It is a brain disorder that progresses slowly and can affect a person’s memory, thinking, and overall behavior. It is believed that shilajit inhibits the growth or progression of this disease because of its composition. The major component of shilajit is an antioxidant called fulvic acid which improves the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Research has been done in 2012 by Carlos and others titled ‘ Can nutraceuticals prevent Alzheimer’s disease? The potential therapeutic role of a formulation containing shilajit and complex B vitamins and as per the results of the research shilajit is beneficial against brain disorders.
Good for Male Reproductive Health:
Shilajit is popularly known to increase fertility in men. It promotes the release of testosterone which is a male sex hormone. Research has been conducted in 2015 by S Pandit and others titled,’ Clinical evaluation of purified Shilajit on testosterone levels in healthy volunteers ‘ and as per the results, the total testosterone levels were increased in the individuals who took shilajit for 90 days.
Kashmiri shilajit is also beneficial for heart health. The risk of heart attack is reduced and cardiovascular damage is also reduced because of the effect of antioxidants present in shilajit. The research was done in 2014 by Siyavash Joukar and others, titled ‘Cardioprotective effect of Mumie (shilajit) on experimentally induced myocardial injury, and as per the results of the research, it was concluded that shilajit had a positive effect on heart health.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a unique condition in which an individual experiences extreme fatigue and tiredness. A person’s everyday activities become difficult who is diagnosed with CFS. As per the latest research, a person who consumes shilajit regularly may reduce the effects of this condition. A study has been published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2012 by Dinesh Kumar and others titled ‘ Shilajit attenuates behavioral symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome by modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and mitochondrial bioenergetics in rats ‘ and it was concluded from the study that shilajit helps in preventing CFS.
High blood sugar is a very common problem nowadays and it is growing day by day. Shilajit is considered a strong ayurvedic medicine that can prevent high blood sugar. Many kinds of research have been conducted to study the effect of shilajit on blood glucose levels. An article was published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology titled, ‘ Effect of shilajit on blood glucose and lipid profile in alloxan-induced diabetic rats ‘ and as per the results of the research, shilajit is very effective in controlling the blood glucose levels and improving the lipid profile.
Kashmiri shilajit is a wonderful dietary supplement that helps to prevent many diseases and disorders. It is good for heart health, antidiabetic, antiaging, reduces iron deficiency anemia, prevents chronic fatigue syndrome, is good for male fertility, and prevents Alzheimer’s disease. We at Kashmir Basket are delivering 100 % original products all over India, you can avail the benefits of Kashmiri shilajit too so buy it before it goes out of stock!