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Shilajit Mountain Mineral Resin for Longevity & Stress Reduction

Shilajit, meaning “Rock of life” in Sanskrit, is a dietary supplement derived from ancient, purified organic plant material in the Himalayas. It is known for restoring energetic balance in the body. Medical research indicates Shilajit may positively impact cognitive disorders linked with aging such as Alzheimer’s disease (International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012).

Shilajit is a blackish-brown powder secreted from high mountain rocks when they are warmed by the sun, particularly in the Himalayan mountains between India and Nepal. It has also been found in Russia, Tibet, Afghanistan and in northern Chile. The thick paste is dried and ground into a fine powder. Considered the root of Ayurvedic medicine, Shilajit has been prominent in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It has been used as a rejuvenator and antiaging compound.

Shilajit contains up to 85 minerals and trace elements. High in fulvic acid, Shilajit has been found to have health benefits that include prolonging longevity. Traditionally, it has been consumed by Nepali and Northern Indians and children have typically taken it with milk at breakfast. It has been used for centuries to help treat urinary infections, jaundice, digestive disorders, enlarged spleen, epilepsy, nervous disorders, chronic bronchitis, and anemia. It has also been used to treat kidney stones and to reduce anorexia, among other conditions (International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012).

Shilajit is an excellent source of fulvic acids – and is perhaps the most superior natural source of fulvic acids available to us. These minerals help the body transport electrical signals and help to enhance hydration. Fulvic acids also have the ability to neutralise free radicals throughout the body and to detoxify simple toxins (Global Journal for Research Analysis).

Shilajit has received many praises over the years. Some reasons people include it in their diet:

  • Re-mineralize the body
  • Modulate Inflammation
  • Enhance Libido
  • Build Hormones
  • Restore and Repair Aging Cells
  • Oxygenate the blood
  • Scavenge Free Radicals
  • Increase Metabolism and Energy
  • Support the Endocrine System
  • Chelate Toxic Substances
  • Assist the Breakdown/Absorption of Nutrients

Purified, ready-for-use forms of Shilajit exist for human consumption. Dissolve a quarter of a teaspoon of Shilajit powder in hot water, tea, or warm milk. We recommend this dosage once a day. Monitor your energy levels and increase dosage to up to three times per day for greater energy and effect. Shilajit enhances the action of other herbs making it a great addition to super-food smoothies and tonics.

Shilajit is potentially able to prevent several diseases. Further research is required on a biological and clinical level.

Shilajit Superfood and Its Benefits

Shilajit is one of the premier “herbal” substances known to humankind considered the King Herb of Ayurveda, the traditional
Indian system of medicine. Shilajit is a rasayana (rejuvenative) herb
and an adaptogen. Shilajit has been used for thousands of years as a tonic. Shilajit is the purified exudate from Himalayan rocks
and cliffs, rich in fulvic acids and minerals.

Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in Ionic form, as well
as humic and fulvic acid. Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning
“conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It is composed of
humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of
rock and mixed with microbial metabolites. This humus and organic plant
matter then oozes from the rocks of the Himalayas as they become warm in
the summer months. It is said to carry the healing power of the great
mountains from where it is sourced. Shilajit is an important herb of the
ancient Hindu material medica and is currently used extensively by
Hindu physicians for a variety of diseases.

Fulvic and Humic Acids

These are the two main components of Shilajit. They are substances left over from the break of ancient plant material by active soil microbes. They are unique and noteworthy for their activity and trace mineral concentration. Fulvic acid alone contains up to 77 minerals both macro and trace minerals. These minerals are also ionic and help the body to transport electrical signals and other mineral at an enhanced rate and they also enhance hydration.

Shilajit has many accolades from those who use it. Some reasons people include this superfood in their diet include its ability to:

  • Re-mineralize the body
  • Modulate Inflammation
  • Enhance Libido
  • Build Hormones
  • Restore and Repair Aging Cells
  • Oxygenate the blood
  • Scavenge Free Radicals
  • Increase Metabolism and Energy
  • Support the Endocrine System
  • Chelate Toxic Substances
  • Assist the Breakdown/Absorption of Nutrients

Shilajit fits perfectly into every tonic and superfood
program.

This piece was written and compiled for Zebra Organics by Mark D’Aquila, flower essence practitioner, www.essencealchemy.com

The statements on this have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or
prevent any disease.