Shilajit or often spelled as Salajeet, is a blackish stone extracted from the ranges of Himalayas and Karakorum. It is widely available in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan.
How is Shilajit formed?
Shilajit develops over the slow decomposition or humification of herbs and plants in the mountains for centuries. That is why it contains high amounts of minerals.
Some researchers suggest that shilajit is produced by decomposing latex and resin-bearing plant material from species such as Euphorbia royleana and Trifolium repens.
What are the Benefits of Shilajit?
For centuries shilajit is used as an ayurvedic medicine throughout Hunza, Yasin, and other Himalayan valleys. And as Healthline puts it:
It’s an effective and safe supplement that can have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being.
1. Altitude Sickness
It can be caused by rapid exposure to high amounts of oxygen in high altitude areas. It can also trigger dementia, insomnia, and other problems. Researchers advice that shilajit may help you overcome high altitude problems.
2. Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Medications are available to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, based on the molecular composition of shilajit, researchers believe shilajit may prevent or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s.
The main element of shilajit is an antioxidant known as fulvic acid. This vital antioxidant contributes to cognitive health by preventing the accumulation of tau protein.
As Shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may also guard against free radicals and cellular degeneration. As a result, regular use of shilajit can contribute to longevity and a slower aging process.
4. Male Infertility
According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Health, a group of 60 infertile men took shilajit two times a day for 90 days after meals. After 90 days, more than 60 percent of the study participants showed increased sperm count.
5. Low Testosterone level
Testosterone is a hormone primarily produced in men, but some men have lower testosterone levels than others.
Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Hair fall
- low sex drive
- loss of muscle mass
- increase body fat
Research shows that men who consume purified shilajit twice a day for at least 90 consecutive days have noticed a significant increase in testosterone levels.
What are the side effects of Shilajit?
Although Shilajit is a natural and safe supplement, you shouldn’t use unprocessed or raw shilajit. Raw shilajit may include heavy metal ions, free radicals, fungus, and other impurities that can make you sick. Whether you order online or from a natural or health food store, make sure shilajit is refined and ready for use.
Experts suggest not to take shilajit if you have sickle cell anemia, high levels of iron in your blood (hemochromatosis), or thalassemia. Discontinue using shilajit if you develop a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness.
How to use Shilajit?
Shilajit is available mainly in cream/liquid or powdered form. Dissolve a portion the size of a pea or apricot nut size in water or preferably milk, and drink one or two times a day.
What is the price of Himalayan Shilajit in Pakistan?
The current market price of 5ml Himalayan Shilajit (10 servings) is PKR 699.00. Order Natural Himalayan Shilajit now.