Shilajit review. Himalayan Shilajit, new FAVE supplement
OK, shilajit = amazing! My criteria for trying a supplement… someone suffering from something similar to me has some gains, and it’s not that expensive. Oh, and I’ve googled “supplement + autoimmune disease” to make sure it’s not going to send me into overdrive.
I am NOT a doctor, or a mental health professional. Please do your own research on anything I recommend.
It was only a few days after starting shilajit I noticed I was coping more, getting “upset” by life less, more carefree. For me it acts as I imagine an anti-depressant would, without the unpleasant side effects. I started my husband on it too, and I noticed a difference in his mood too.
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There is a ton of info on the internet about shilajit… here are some of the highlights:
What is shilajit?
Shilajit is a natural substance found mainly in the Himalayas, formed for centuries by the gradual decomposition of certain plants by the action of microorganisms. It is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, restoring the energetic balance and potentially able to prevent several diseases.
It contains fulvic acid and more than 84 minerals. As a result, it offers several health benefits. While it functions as an antioxidant to improve the body’s immunity and memory, it acts as an anti-inflammatory, an energy booster, and a diuretic to remove excess fluid from our bodies.
The chemical composition of Shilajit is quite complex. It contains humic substances like fulvic acid, humins and humic acids. It also contains selenium and other minerals. Shilajit also contains a small amount of dibenzo-α-pyrones (metabolites found in plants, fungi, animal feces or mycobionts). Mainly, its fulvic acid content is responsible for its medicinal values.
What does it help with?
Here’s a link to a study regarding shilajit and Alzheimer’s: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/
Helps with low testosterone. Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26395129/
Fatigue, the very hallmark of chronic illness, is eased with shilajit. Perhaps this is why it helps me so much… boosting my brain and helping with fatigue. Dr. Terry Wahl’s (Wahl’s protocol) shares in her TedX talk how the mitochondria of the brain are THE most important aspect of controlling MS. Wanna watch it? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc&t=6s this video was the catalyst for me changing my diet. For my tips, check out: Tips for Staying on an Elimination type Diet Here is a study where they examined the benefits of shilajit and it’s affect on the mitochondria of rats: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874112003893?via%3Dihub
Anti-aging. Since shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may also protect against free radicals and cellular damage.
Fulvic acid: Fulvic acid is group of chemicals formed when plants and animals break down. It is found in the humus (organic matter) part of soil and peat, and is also found in streams and lakes. People use fulvic acid for conditions such as allergies, eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Considering we don’t really grow food in rich soil any longer, this is probably more beneficial now than ever.
Iron deficiency anemia: Shilajit may gradually increase iron levels. Read more here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288266508_Shilajit_in_management_of_iron_deficiency_anaemia
Heart benefits. This is the one that sold me. My POTS has been aggravating me more since the pandemic, and improving my heart health is a good thing. More reading: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12012-014-9245-3
Stress disorders and anxiety: Shilajit contains anxiolytic and anti-stress properties, hence it may help all types of stress disorders and anxiety. Its fulvic acid has anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects.
Diabetes mellitus: Shilajit is full of minerals, which can help patients with diabetes. It is seen as a source to reduce diabetic symptoms, treating diabetic complications and boosting the pancreas function and insulin sensitivity in the cells.
Dry mouth from Sjogren’s Syndrome: this isn’t listed anywhere online but I definitely have more saliva flow since using shilajit.
All that for $12.50! Sign me up lol. Seriously, I can vouch for feeling better, less stressed, more energy, more cheerful. For me, shilajit is a permanent add to my supplement routine.
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