What is Shilajit and its Health Benefits – 2021 Guide

by Doren Kalakov

Alternative medicine is becoming really popular, especially nowadays when most of us have computer access. We are able to explore and learn more about things that were once completely unknown to us.

Traditional medicine is a part of every culture, but some cultures come from places geographically far away from us, and without the help of the internet, learning about them would be impossible. Or, it could be possible, but it would take a really, really long time. Even then, the accuracy of the information would be lost due to it being transferred from generation to generation.

Currently, we live in a global pandemic, and a lot of people are just now starting to realize the importance of having a really strong immune system. And, most of those people are starting to become interested in traditional medicine and improving their health through alternative methods. According to the analytics, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started Google searches including alternative medicine spiked up in popularity.

Today we’ll talk about Shilajit, a substance that’s really popular in traditional Indian medicine. Willing to learn more? You’ve come to the right place.

What exactly is this dark sticky substance? – Introduction to Shilajit

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Shilajit is known for its signature look, a dark and somewhat shiny mineral found in the rocks near the Himalayas. The most interesting part about it is the fact it develops throughout the years slowly from the decomposing of flowers and other plants. It has a signature smell and when you see it you know it’s Shilajit.

As I said above, this substance is really popular in Indian medicine but it’s also used in modern medicine as well in the form of supplements. It has great health benefits and it’s overall really good for your immune system, which made it so popular in the past year, obviously because of the covid-19 pandemic.

Shilajit consumption – Shilajit and its place in modern medicine

In modern medicine, there are currently two ways of consuming Shilajit. In the form of liquid and in the form of powder. Supplement products have an accurate product description on the back of the package that you should follow if you want to start using Shilajit. Speak with your doctor before you attempt anything on your own.

For the sake of this article, we’ll list the recommended dosage that an average person should take. The dosage is 350 to 550 milligrams per 24 hours. When taking it in the form of powder, you can mix it with milk for better taste and convenience.

For more accurate information on quality Shilajit supplements, curewithearth.com is a website where you can learn more.

People who don’t consume enough iron through their diet can supplement with Shilajit in order to avoid anemia. The best way to know whether you are deficient of any mineral is by getting your blood work done at least twice per year. Common symptoms of iron deficiency are weakness, headache, fatigue and irregular heartbeats.

If you’ve recently gave your best efforts to have a child with your partner but still can’t make it, maybe you have issues with fertility, which once again is something that Shilajit can fix. According to a few studies, after supplementing with Shilajit for 90 days, a group of males had a huge increase in sperm count.

Shilajit can improve heart health but you should not take it if you have an active heart disease already. The heart health benefits of this substance were tested in one larger study done on lab rats. Always talk with your doctor before taking anything that affects your heart.

List of diseases and conditions Shilajit can treat – Shilajit usage

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Shilajit supplementation can treat the following things:

  • Low testosterone
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle loss
  • Obesity
  • Inflammations
  • Anemia
  • Bad heart health
  • Low levels of fertility

But, consuming too much of it or simply being allergic to the substance has its own downsides as well. Let’s take a look at some of the possible side-effects and what may happen if your body doesn’t respond well to Shilajit.

Side effects of Shilajit – Potential overuse and risks

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This is a natural substance, and that’s why it’s so popular in both modern and traditional medicine. However, you shouldn’t consume it raw and unprotected. Shilajit has tons of health benefits but it needs to be at least somewhat processed so that you avoid poisoning or any other form of health damage.

If you consume the substance in its purest form, you are risking the consumption of free radicals, fungus and heavy metal ions that may make you feel really sick. For this reason, the substance needs to be processed by professionals or by someone who is really familiar with both the Indian culture and their traditional medicine. The process is also referred to as purifying.

Because this substance isn’t currently regulated by the officials in many different countries, it’s important to purchase it from a really reliable source if you are interested in using it. Whether you’ll get it from an online store or a local pharmacy dealership it doesn’t matter, just make sure that it’s from reliable sources and most importantly, that it is purified properly.

Because Shilajit is really rich in iron (which is why it’s used to treat anemia) you shouldn’t take it if you already have more iron in your blood than normal. Also, some people are naturally allergic to this substance so test the waters first before diving head in into usage.

Conclusion

Shilajit is a really healthy substance when consumed properly. It needs to be purified before use to avoid poisoning and sickness. It is used in many modern supplements so make sure to do your research before purchasing as there is plenty of information available on the internet about it.

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