Shilajit. What is it?
Shilajit, otherwise known as ''Conqueror of mountains an destroyer of all weakness'', is a sticky dark substance that is harvested in the Himalayas and Siberian Altai mountains. It has long been used in traditional wellness primarily due to its naturally occurring trace minerals, fulvic acids and vitamins.
Shilajit is a very complex in its chemical composition with the structure of a substance that is produced only in some mountainous regions of the earth.
In ancient oriental literature, the effective therapeutic properties of mummies were commonly explored. About seventy treatises carry a huge number of references to the widespread use of ancient mummies by doctors as a means of enhancing the regenerative processes in different tissues of the body, anti-inflammatory, antitoxic, tonic preparation.
Shilajit (Mumiyo) is high fulvic acids which is nature's most powerful and natural electrolyte. Fulvic acids assist every stage of cellular metabolism, provide respiration, increase metabolism of proteins and activity of multiple enzymes, enhance the permeability of cell membranes, cell division and elongation, contribute to electrochemical balance as a donor or an acceptor, decompose silica to release essential mineral nutrients and detoxify pollutants such as pesticides and herbicides. It also acts as immune system booster and helps to restore the mineral levels in the body. Electrolytes are essential for normal functioning of cells, organs and major biochemical reactions within the body. Electrolytes are also known to help control the fluid balance of the body, regulate hormones, improve enzyme catalyst and the overall function of the immune system. An active lifestyle often calls for need to replenish lost electrolytes. Acid from foods, fasting, cleansing, illness and stress can all produce acids that naturally diminish and consume electrolytes.
“Shilajit” (mumiyo) contains very rare amino acids, minerals and fatty acids. “Shilajit” (mumiyo) contains large numbers of minerals, six amino acids, natural acids, vitamins A, B, C and P (citrines), phospholipids and polyphenol complexes, terpenoids. Trace elements are also present (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, manganese, chrome, iron, magnesium, and other).
It is determined that it has anticoagulative properties (agains blood coagulation) and treats diseases of peripheral nervous system, radiculite, neuralgias, hard cases of neuralgia of trigeminus nerves as well as diseases of central nervous system.
In addition, it was discovered that Shilajit (Mumiyo) stimulates regenerative processes with myocardial infarction and accelerates regenerative processes of all muscles, nervous and bone tissues. Broken bones heal two times faster if you use Shilajit (Mumiyo).
Current scientific literature has shown that it can increase energy levels, help to recover after physical or mental activity, reduce stress and even enhance libido.
Shilajit (Mumiyo) stimulates the growth process of skin cells at a molecular level. It improves the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and iron. These properties help individuals gain a healthy appearance and youthful glow. Likewise, Shilajit’s minerals help to maintain the body’s optimum energy metabolism rate which naturally slows down with age. This is achieved partly through balancing electrolyte levels, and by burning off excess fat. Ayurveda practitioners tout its ability to balance hormone levels that change and cause stress as we age.
The healing properties of Shilajit were proven by treating of stomach problems, kidney, tuberculosis, asthma, inflammatory processes, poisons of herbal origins, diabetes.
Therapeutic indications include:
- stomach and duodenal ulcers, metabolic disorders, obesity;
- depression, stress and lack of energy;
- high blood pressure;
- arthrosis, arthritis, deposition of salts, gout;
- eliminating a decrease in vision caused by age-related changes
- against the frequent colds and infections, otitis media, pneumonia
- colitis and gastritis, heartburn, nausea, intoxication;
- diabetes and related complications;
- fractures, injuries and burns;
- inflammatory, infectious processes of urogenital system and allergic diseases;
- male and female sexual dysfunction;
- immune deficiency;
Besides these amazing benefits of Shilajit (Mumiyo) there is significant research in the area of Life extension.