Shilajit Resin (Asphaltum Punja-Bianum)
Shilajit, also known as Salajeet, Mineral Pitch, Mineral Wax, and Black Asphaltum, is a black tar-like sticky substance found primarily in the Altai mountains. It originated in India and develops over centuries from the slow decomposition of plants.
Shilajit is commonly used in ayurvedic medicine. It’s an effective and safe supplement that can have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being. One reason it is such an effective medicinal herb is due to its high fulvic acid content. Fulvic acid has many proven benefits, from improving gut health to keeping skin healthy. This ancient herb contains a huge percentage of fulvic acid and is one of the most common supplements used to increase your intake of this potent acid.
It has a bio-stimulating effect, suppresses the different mutational processes in the human body, helps to stimulate some functions of the immune system, helps to accelerate the recovery processes in damaged tissues, it has a rejuvenating effect. A large number of biologically active substances and elements have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties.
Research has found it to be effective in relieving fatigue, promoting the health of the brain, supporting the immune system, relieving pain, managing diabetes, protecting from certain cancers, preventing inflammation and viral infections, improving skeletal system health, protecting the heart, and assisting in breaking the addiction to harmful substances.
Used in conjunction with other popular Ayurvedic herbs, shilajit can be a powerful supplement for almost anyone to use to improve overall health.
Moreover, it significantly facilitates postoperative recovery and eliminates unwanted effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
🡆 Ayurveda experts recommend consuming shilajit with one or a combination of the following ingredients to increase the adaptogenic effects on the body.
◉ Hot or Warm milk - Shilajit dissolves in warm or hot milk within a couple of seconds. Flattening the portion with the back of a spoon and stirring speeds up the process.
◉ You may consume it with Ghee (clarified butter).
◉ Raw or unpasteurized honey.
🡆 Vegetarians may use pure coconut oil, herbal tea, or good spring water. It is best not to use chlorinated water from your tap. You may experiment with shilajit with various solutions and find the best suitable method for you.
🡆 For better absorption, the best time to take the shilajit dosage is on an empty stomach in the morning or in the evening. But if you see that shilajit produces immense energy then do not consume it in the evening, as it may cause sleep difficulty for some people.
◉ It is recommended that adults should take ¼ teaspoon or 0.6 grams (daily dose) of shilajit and dissolve it in a glass of warm OR hot milk and consume it.
◉ To find your best suitable dosage, start by consuming a piece of shilajit about the size of a grain of rice (nearly 100 mg) once every day. In a few days increase the dosage and consume the same amount twice or thrice a day. Later gradually increase the dosage of shilajit with each dose up to a large pea size (nearly 300 mg), until you receive the desired benefits.
◉ Do not worry too much about getting the shilajit portions exactly right or exactly the same each time you consume them.
◉ It is advised to use the same shape (elliptical like rice grain or round like a pea), each time to ensure that you have consistent dosages.
◉ Body size, BMI (Body mass index), general health, metabolism, food and lifestyle, and your molecular chemistry are all factors that will affect the dosage of shilajit.
◉ In the beginning, you may experience undesired effects such as problem in sleeping or digestive disorder BUT these symptoms are usually temporary and indicates that you should decrease the dosage for a few more days and then try to increase the dose by giving your body more time to adjust to shilajit.
◉ If your symptoms are severe then please seek consultation with your healthcare professional.
◉ Don’t take shilajit if you have sickle cell anemia, hemochromatosis (too much iron in your blood), or thalassemia. It’s possible to be allergic to this supplement. Consult your doctor first.
◉ Stop taking shilajit if you develop a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness.