Shilajit is a mixture of minerals used traditionally in Ayurveda, with the main bioactive of Fulvic Acid. It appears to be put on a pedestal but is currently in the preliminary stages of research in the West. BUT I could not wait to find out more after my partner heard about it and we decided to try it out for ourselves. We have started a 30 day trial and will update the blog accordingly.
What is Himalayan Shilajit?
Shilajit is part of ayurveda a branch of medicine originating from India that focuses on oral ingestion of herbs and other supplements for optimal health; similar to traditional Chinese medicine, these herbs are being validated scientifically for their historical claims.
In Ayurvedic medicine, as well as throughout Nepal and India, the plant-based, mineral-rich resin shilajit is considered a national treasure. Purified in a method that is patented by the government of Nepal, this substance is sourced from the untainted, high altitudes of the Himalayan mountains and contained for its incredible health benefits; improving strength, immunity and vitality when welcomed into your diet.
Also known as Mineral Pitch, Jew’s Pitch, Mineral Wax, Salajeet, Brag-shun, Shilajita, Moomio, Mumie, Mumijo, Mumiyo, mountain sweat or mountain dew.
Shilajit is said to have many benefits
Enhancer for cognitive (mental clarity)
Physical for strength endurance & recovery
Energy (no crash)
Healing for sedation (pain control)
Tissue regeneration (bones,skin,organs and muscles)
Anti aging for anti inflammatory and anti anxiety
Protection from Anti radiation and anti alergic & anti toxin
Recommendations for taking Shilajit
These are only guidelines.
Shilajit can be dissolved in hot milk, water,green tea ,honey or ghee
We decided that green tea was our preferred way.
The best time to take it is in the morning on an empty stomach and also advised to wait an hour before eating.
Beginners are recommended to start with a small amount ie less than a grain of rice so approx 100mg (rice grain) and then increase the amount gradually to a pea sized 300mg
They say not to take more than 500mg a large pea sized amount but each individual is different these are just general rules
Starting off with a grain of rice size is rec
Do not be in a rush to see benefits as it can take up to 5 days to notice the difference and if you notice headaches its said you may have taken too much so to ease off and refuse dosage.
It is recommended to take for 5 days on 2 days off
This information is not a substitute for direct relationship with a qualified healthcare professional, it is not intended to diagnose ,treat,cure or prevent any disease and does not constitute as any form of medical advice or medical treatment.
We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your own reserch in partnership with qualified health care professionals and if you are pregnant u der 18 or taking any medication, or have a medical condition please ensure to consult your health care provider before using any products.
The majority of supplements sold as Shilajit (powder -encapsulated, tabletted or loose- and tinctures) are most likely something else or ‘improved’ with additives such as gums and other stabilizers, taking into account the scarcity of the natural material and its natural properties (exceptionally sticky, sensitive to temparature swings and highly hydrophobic). The ones recommended on glolifewellness are from reputable companies and the ones we are testing out for ourselves.
In Canada the sale of Shilajit has been prohibited due to high heavy metal levels found in the Indian products that were being investigated. It is recommended to ask for a Certificate of Analysis and / or only buy from reputable sellers.