Shilajit is a sticky substance found primarily in the rocks of the Himalayas. The pure forms of Shilajit's are found in Bhutan only. It has developed over centuries from the slow decomposition of plants.
Shilajit is commonly used in ayurvedic medicine and traditional tibetan medicine. It’s an effective and safe supplement that can have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being.
Benefits of Shilajit (regenerate):
Shilajit the Adaptogen
Shilajit has been classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to both internal and external stressors. It has been used for thousands of years to fight stress and fatigue while rejuvenating and regenerating tired cells.
Shilajit the Energizer
Shilajit works by increasing the production of the body’s primary fuel supply, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This energy supply is made by the mitochondria in every cell as they convert food into ATP or energy. As we age, the mitochondria make less and less ATP.
Shilajit the Anti-Aging Agent
The mitochondria manufacture about 95% of the cellular energy of the body, which dramatically reduces with age. The mitochondria are responsible for muscle strength, hormonal energy and, as it turns out, shilajit is a powerhouse for mitochondrial energy, along with an enzyme called CoQ10. Shilajit alone has been shown to activate, stabilize and revitalize CoQ10, making it more available to boost mitochondrial energy production.
Shilajit Battles Fatigue
In one study, mice were given shilajit for 21 days before exposure to a stress procedure. They were forced to swim daily for 15 minutes for 21 consecutive days. They were then given a series of stress tests for endurance and anxiety. The mice that took shilajit had significantly less stress and anxiety compared to the group that was not given shilajit.
Shilajit the Turbo-Charger
Perhaps the star ingredients in shilajit are the humic acids, which speed up the transfer of electrons and energy to the mitochondria. Studies suggest this is like a turbocharger in your car, but for your mitochondria. In nature, humic acids found in soils are what break down nutrients and deliver them to plants in a digestible form. In the body, they play a similar role.
Shilajit Slows an Aging Brain
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is critical for brain function, memory, and attention. Stress and aging decrease levels of acetylcholine, and shilajit has been found to inhibit the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine.
Shilajit the Brain Detoxifier
Proteins like beta-amyloid plaque and tau can build up over time in the brain and cause nerve damage related to cognitive decline. Shilajit has been shown to drive oxygen, minerals, and nutrients into the brain tissue and support the brain’s natural ability to drain these potentially damaging proteins.
Shilajit the Fight-or-Flight Blocker
It is accepted that fight-or-flight stress from the sympathetic nervous system is degenerative for the body. The opposite calming parasympathetic nervous system is the rebuilding, repair, rejuvenate, rest-and-digest nervous system. Shilajit has been shown to increase parasympathetic activity, supporting health and longevity.
Shilajit the Heart Health Enhancer
Shilajit has been shown to support heart health with lower heart rates, breathing rates and healthy blood pressure when under stress.
Shilajit Boosts Performance and Pleasure
Shilajit has been shown to boost performance and reduce worry when under stress. It was also shown to trigger the release of pleasure hormones such a dopamine.
What is Shilajit & How does it form?
How to take Shilajit
Ayurveda practitioners recommend taking shilajit with one or a combination of the following organic ingredients to increase delivery of the adaptogenic effects to the body:
• hot milk (we recommend organic goats milk)
• ghee (clarified butter)
• raw, unpasteurized honey
• Sesame oil
Vegans may prefer to use coconut oil, herbal teas, or spring water. Do NOT use chlorinated water which comes from your kitchen tap if you are connected to city water services. Experimenting with various solutions and recording your experiences will help you find the best delivery method for you.
Shilajit dissolves in a warm liquid within a couple of minutes. Flattening the portion with the back of a spoon and stirring speeds the process.
When to Take Shilajit
To maximize absorption, the best time to take your dosage of shilajit is on an empty stomach in the morning. If you find that shilajit produces immense energy then don’t take it in the evening as it may cause sleep difficulty for some people.
Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals, otherwise known as Pharmaceutical and Research Unit under the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services in the Ministry of Health, is the premier manufacturer of the traditional herbal-based medicines supplied to all the Hospitals in Bhutan. It is a place where the modern science and technology is married with the ancient traditional knowledge. It is located in Kawa Jangsa in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu.
Traditional Medicine was introduced as a part of the National Health Care System in 1967, when production of traditional medicines was started on a very low scale. In 1982, the production of traditional medicines was mechanized with the procurement of some basic grinding equipment with WHO support. By 1997, the cottage production unit was upgraded to a manufacturing unit as the Pharmaceutical and Research Unit (PRU) with modern equipment for production, research and quality control.
The gso-ba rig-pa provides a comprehensive way of understanding the Universe, man, and his sicknesses and it is gaining popularity due to its holistic, rounded and profound approach in the treatment of human beings. The TM system with its unique philosophy and approach has a holistic approach in the treatment of human suffering and diseases. It not only considers in treating the disease and its causes but also considers the interdependency of man and nature and has spiritual component included in the treatment.
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