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Shilajit: An Ancient Superfood All The Way from the Himalayas

Medically Reviewed by Dr Riyaz Ali

Back in 6th century BCE, when Sanskrit medicine was the choice of treatment, Shilajit, known as Šilájatu in those days was the one substance that was used to treat all the ailments of the body. Now in this 21st century, Shilajit is making its way back as the miracle supplement with scientific research backing its claims. In today’s blog post, get to know what this supplement is and it’s miraculous and multiple benefits.

What is Shilajit?

Shilajit, described as mountain ‘blood’ is a brownish-black substance that is extracted from the sides of the mountains, specifically the Himalayas and Tibet when it seeps out mostly due to the warmth of the sun. This substance, rich in minerals, amino acids, and essential metals is a paste-like consistency with a peculiar smell.

Benefits of Shilajit

· Anti-inflammatory properties to relieve joint pain

Fulvic acid, a mineral exclusively found in shilajit has anti-inflammatory agents that help combat the pain associated with arthritis. It also helps in regenerating lost bone, making your bone making cells; the osteoblasts work two times faster.

· Best exercise buddy

While most of us don’t even know what shilajit is, the athletes have a very close relationship with this mountainous gooey substance. The Himalayan shilajit, rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fulvic acid has proved to enhance the muscle building properties as well as reduce the muscle recovery time by almost 50 percent. Other than that, this substance is upheld to have strengthening properties, providing sustained and immense energy, making itself a go-to supplement for bodybuilders and fitness fanatics.

· Anti-aging properties

The ever-so-amazing fulvic acid is an amazing antioxidant which may help your body fight against cellular damage. Therefore, the continuous use of shilajit may contribute to providing longevity to your cells making you age gracefully.

· Fights infertility

Shilajit is the most used herb in ayurvedic medicine for male infertility.  By improving the blood circulation to the genitals, it helps in increasing sperm motility, increase sperm count and puts a stop to all erection problems. Apart from that, it also helps in increasing testosterone levels that help improve the reproductive and overall health of a man.

· Improves brain function

 Acetylcholine is an organic chemical that is very important for the attention span, memory, and overall brain activities. As a person ages, the levels of acetylcholine can decrease due to the reduced activity of the enzymes that help in its metabolism. As a result, memory loss occurs. The use of shilajit, however, can make these enzymes last longer saving you from age, as well as stress-related dementia.

The above-mentioned benefits of shilajit are just a few most talked about amongst the tens and hundreds that nature has provided us through this magic-food. Making it a part of your daily routine will help you avoid various diseases and can prove to be beneficial in many ways.

Guest Post Credit: Dr. Maleeha Syed



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