Shilajit Benefits Uses And Cautions
Shilajit is an Ayurvedic herbo-mineral supplement composed of plant remains and earth mineral substance which are formed for centuries by the gradual decomposition of certain plants by the action of microorganisms.
What are different names of Shilajit?
Scientific name for Shilajit is Asphaltum punjabianum. It is also known as shalajit, dari, mineral pitch, mineral wax , shargai, dorobi, barahshin, baragshun, momia, mummenayyee etc.
Where does Shilajit come from?
Shilajit comes from layers of rock in several mountain ranges throughout the world, including the Himalayan, Tibetan, Afghanistan, Russian, and in the north of Chile.
What is the composition of Shilajit?
Shilajit contains significant levels of Fulvic acid which is known for its strong antioxidant actions. Shilajit also contains numerous minerals and vitamins such calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron etc.
Why is purification of Shilajit important?
Shilajit in its raw form could be contaminated with heavy metals, fungus, free radicals, etc. Therefore, it is very important to purify before consumption.
Uses and Benefits of Shilajit?
As per Ayurveda and recent clinical studies Shilajit has potential to help in number of health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Low testosterone level, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Aging, High altitude sickness, Iron deficiency anemia, Infertility, obesity. Lots of clinical studies have shown promises for Shilajit however more rigorous clinical trials are needed to prove its efficacy on human beings for various health conditions. It’s always a good idea to consult a health care provider before use.
Can Women take Shilajit?
Many people may have misconceptions that Shilajit is only for men and they may be curious if women can take Shilajit? The answer is yes. Women can also take Shilajit for various health conditions including anemia and low blood pressure. Shilajit could also be taken as supplement to improve skin and hair health. Shilajit is known to improve fertility in females. It may also help with hormonal imbalance. If you feel tired, lethargic and sleepy all the time, try taking Shilajit.
Dose or How much Shilajit to Take?
Various clinical studies and literature search revealed no toxicity for Shilajit if taken in purified form even for long term use. In both animal and human studies Shilajit has demonstrated a high degree of safety profile. Ayurvedic partitioners recommend doses of Shilajit between 125 mg to 1000 mg per day depending on body weight, health conditions, age etc. It is very important to take a safe dose of Shilajit.
How to take Shilajit
It’s advisable to take Shilajit with warm milk at bed time or first thing in the morning. You can also take Shilajit with Ghee ( Clarified butter) or with honey. If you are vegan, use almond milk.
Who should not take Shilajit
You should not Shilajit without consulting with your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding, have sickle cell anemia, have too much iron in your blood or very low blood pressure. Do not take Shilajit if you are allergic to it.
Shilajit may lower blood glucose levels so diabetic patients should take caution. Shilajit may also lower blood pressure in some individuals.
When Shilajit should not be Taken
According to Ayurvedic literature Shilajit should not be taken with herb called solanum bigrun, pigeon meat and horse gram.
Where to buy Shilajit?
It’s very important to buy Shilajit from authentic, reputable source. Dr. Kohli's Shilajit is a rejuvenating tonic, a rasayana, it helps to increase longevity. It rejuvenates and slows the aging process. In Ayurveda, Shilajit is used to prevent sickness and improve quality of life.
What is unique about Dr Kohli‘s Shilajit Capsules?
- Shilajit is pure in extract form.
- Tested for heavy metals.
- Vegan capsule.
- Standardized to 2.5% Fulvic acid.
- Licensed from Health Canada with a NPN.