Shilajit

shilajit

Shilajit is a mineral-based extract which is found in the Himalayan rocks and consists of more than 84 minerals, including copper, silver, zinc, iron, and lead. Shilajit is a health rejuvenator that improves sexual stamina and improves energy levels. It helps manage chronic fatigue, tiredness, lethargy, and fatigue. Shilajit is known to improve testosterone levels and enhance male fertility. Being a powerful aphrodisiac, it improves libido, treats various infertility issues and improves the reproductive health in both men and women. It also ensures better functioning of the heart, controls diabetes, aids in digestion, enhances memory, treats inflammation and thus improves overall stamina and body immunity.

What are the synonyms of Shilajit?

Shilajit is also known as Asphaltum punjabinum, Black bitumen, Mineral pitch, Memiya, Silajat, Shilajatu, Silajatu, Kanmandam, Saileya Shilaja, Shiladhatuja, Shilamaya, Shilasweda, Shilaniryasa, Asmaja, Asmajatuka, Girija, Adrija, Gaireya.

Benefits of Shilajit

Improves Sexual Health

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Shilajit is beneficial in reducing the risk of fertility problems in men. Shilajit contains a biologically active substance that is known to increase sperm count. It might also help improve sperm motility and testosterone levels in males.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Shilajit acts as Balya (tonic) and has Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties. This helps in improving energy levels and libido.

Enhances Fertility & Libido

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Shilajit has strong aphrodisiac properties that not only help in reducing mental stress and anxiety but also stimulate the production of testosterone that increases fertility and libido. It plays a key role in increasing virility and stamina in men. When consumed with milk before sleeping, Shilajit is known to increase blood circulation in the genitals which thereby improves the production of male hormones, thus improving the mobility and quality of sperms in male.

Reduces Fatigue

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Fatigue occurs when your body cells do not produce enough energy.  The fulvic and humic acid present in Shilajit help the cells to produce energy to boost  recovery, enhance physical performance, and relieve fatigue.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

According to Ayurveda, fatigue is referred to as ‘Klama,’ which is due to imbalance in the Kapha dosha. Shilajit helps reduce fatigue as it has Balya (strength provider) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties. It also helps balance Kapha and thus reduces fatigue.

Manages Stress & Anxiety

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Shilajit has potent antidepressant properties that help in calming the mind, thereby reducing physical and mental stress. It also helps to lower irritability issues and improves energy and stamina.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Shilajit helps stabilise Vata and Pitta dosha in the body which in turn help in keeping the serotonin levels under control and also helps to reduce various symptoms of anxiety including uneasiness, restlessness, cold hands and feet.

Improves Oxygen Levels

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or some body parts do not receive enough oxygen. This might be due to an inadequate amount of blood in the body or inability of blood to carry enough oxygen. Fulvic acid present in Shilajit helps in blood formation and enhances the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Thus, it helps prevent hypoxia.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Shilajit is known as Yogavahi, which means it can enhance the absorption of elements like iron and improve the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity.

Alleviates Pain & Inflammation

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Shilajit is known to have abundant anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that help in providing relief from pain and inflammation. It is also extremely effective against Rheumatoid arthritis which is known as Amavata in ayurveda. Amavata is generally caused due to vitiation of Vata doshas and accumulation of Ama in the joints.

Improves Cognitive Functioning

Shilajit is a traditional remedy to increase the functioning of the brain. It helps prevent the breakdown of brain chemicals needed for memory, thereby enhancing the memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual. Being a brain tonic and stimulator, it also helps to improve cognitive abilities.

FAQs

Shilajit is a traditional remedy to increase the functioning of the brain. It helps prevent the breakdown of brain chemicals needed for memory, thereby enhancing the memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual. Being a brain tonic and stimulator, it also helps to improve cognitive abilities.

It is advisable to consult a doctor before taking Shilajit with Ashwagandha. This is because both the ingredients have some common properties of strengthening the body. Taking Shilajit with Ashwagandha would exert a stronger effect on the body. Apart from this, the nature of your body and digestive fire status also play a deciding factor in this.

Yes, Shilajit might help detoxify the body because of fulvic and humic acids as they are porous in nature. They absorb harmful chemicals and toxins built up in the body, including heavy metals like lead and mercury, and eliminate them.

Yes, Shilajit is useful in case of anemia. Iron deficiency in the body leads to anemia or low red blood cell count. The fulvic acid in Shilajit helps to absorb iron, making it available to the bone marrow cells to form blood. This helps reduce the symptoms of anemia.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Shilajit might help slow down the aging process. Fulvic acid present in Shilajit has an antioxidant property that destroys free radicals in the body and prevents cell damage. Shilajit helps protect the skin from premature aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

According to Ayurveda, aging happens because of an aggravated Vata and quick degeneration of cells. Shilajit has Balya (strength provider) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties that help control the signs of aging by preventing the degeneration of cells.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Yes, Shilajit can be taken in any season, including summers. Although it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking it.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Shilajit can be taken in all seasons as it has Rasayana (rejuvenating) property. Even though it has Ushna Veerya (hot potency), Laghu Guna (light in digestion) property, if taken in adequate dosage in all seasons, it’s easily digestible. 

No, Shilajit is not known to cause constipation. It contains certain antioxidants that neutralize and eliminate harmful chemicals and toxins from the body. Due to this, it is a rare possibility that Shilajit might cause constipation. However, different supplements act differently in every individual; therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before starting any health supplement.

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Disclaimer

This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on Foresta Organics. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your healthcare plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.