Benefits of Shilajit
Shilajit is a natural superfood mineral resin created and gathered in the Altai, Himalayan and other mountain ranges at the 1500 to 5000 meter altitude. In ancient Ayurvedic medicine texts from over 3000 years ago it is said to be a cure or regenerative for all human medical issues. In the USSR, it was used commonly by cosmonauts, Olympic athletes, and politicians to increase energy, endurance, performance and vitality. One scientific theory of its creation is that it is the product of geological compression of organic decaying plants over time, creating a viscous substance resembling tar. This rich mineral resin contains organic molecules of humic and fulvic acid (specifically dibenzo-alpha pyrones) which research indicates are some of the active elements, along with a wide spectrum of ionic minerals.
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Research beneficial effects:
Energy and Stamina
Testosterone, spermatogenesis, and fertility
Neural and brain health
Diabetes and blood sugar
Carrier for other supplements like aswaghanda
The AyurveDIC foundation:
Shilajit is considered one of the wonder medicines of Ayurveda. Neither a plant nor animal substance, it is a mineral resin or pitch that oozes from the crevices between rocks of the Altai mountains (and other mountain ranges), as they become warm in the summer months. Shilajit is an important rasayana (or rejuvenator) of the ancient Hindu material medica and is to this day used extensively by Hindu physicians for a wide variety of diseases affecting all human biological systems. Early ayurvedic writings from the Caraka Samhita and Susruta Samhita describe shilajit as a cure or preventative for all disease as well as a rasayana that is able to increase longevity from 100 to 1000 years of age. Traditional Indian uses primarily focus on diabetes and diseases of the urinary tract, but also include edema, tumors, wasting, epilepsy and even dementia. It is incredible that a single substance could treat so many issues. Shilajit is a blackish-brown exudation, of variable consistency, obtained from crevices in rocks of different formations found in the mountains of Altay(Altai) at altitudes between 1000 to 5000 meter as well as from Arunachal Pradesh in the East to Kashmir in the West. It is also found in Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, Tibet ,Tien-Shan, Ural and Caucasus mountain ranges. There are further studies indicating mountain ranges in Peru and Australia as well.
Is the ayurveda claim of benefits for all disease farfetched?:
As indicated in the Caraka Samhita, there is no curable disease in the universe, which is not effectively cured by shilajit when it is administered at the appropriate time, in combination with suitable drugs and by adopting the prescribed method. When it is administered to a healthy person, it produces immense energy. At the link below are some of the list of scientific research on shilajit, the aim of which is to verify the Ayurveda claims and to begin creating the scientific evidence leading to clinical trials. What is the affect of shilajit on diabetes, alzheimers, cancer, anti-aging, bone regeneration, mood, memory, altitude sickness, iron deficiency anemia, energy, testosterone and fertility, chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut, immune responsiveness, and cardiovascular health? The NIH even includes shilajit in its review summary of all treatments of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, which includes alternative supplements. All of these studies indicate the overall health benefits of shilajit. Some of the traditional names of Shilajit: Destroyer of Weakness, Nectar of God, Mountain Blood