Shilajit and Ayurveda
This substance is used for the prevention and treatment of diseases in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda is based on the concept that, keeping balance in the three “doshas” of the body, you can live a long and healthy life without using prescription drugs.
One of the reasons why Shilajit is considered an effective drug is due to the high content of fulvic acids. Fulvic acid has many proven capabilities: from improving the functioning of the intestine to maintaining healthy skin. Shilajit contains a huge percentage of fulvic acids and is one of the most common additives used to increase the consumption of this valuable acid.
Healing opportunities of Shilajit
Provides the body with energy
For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine prescribed Shilajit to increase body energy.
It helps the mitochondria to oxygenate more efficiently, thereby improving the productivity of their work. Mitochondria are organelles that act as the “energy source” of cells in the body, because they convert oxygen and nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which actually feeds the body cells.
Since Shilajit helps increase production of ATP, it increases overall energy and endurance and is often used to increase endurance in sports. The syndrome of chronic fatigue is also successfully treated by the addition of Shilajit.
This substance has powerful antioxidant properties. Fighting pathogenic free radicals, it restores internal damage to the body caused by chemical and other dangerous substances, and reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Promotes brain health
Shilajit has a target mechanism for protecting brain cells, since it shows a distinct and pronounced neuroprotective activity. It was found that Shilajit has a positive effect on the three most significant factors after traumatic brain injury: cerebral edema, blood-brain barrier permeability and intracranial pressure.
It is likely that this substance in the near future will be able to become one of the effective drugs for the treatment of patients suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease. Experimental studies have shown promising results.
In addition, Shilajit shows antiepileptic properties and antipsychotic effects, as it regulates the level of GABA to normal.
Regulates the level of hormones and the immune system
Another important function is the ability to regulate the work of various body systems, such as immune and hormonal.
In particular, Shilajit affects the functions of the reproductive hormones. In healthy men, the addition of a product increases testosterone in the blood and stimulates the production of sperm.
Reduces the reaction to pain
Ayurvedic medicine has long appreciated the ability of Shilajit to reduce pain. It affects orofacial pain (pain in the face, mouth or jaw area), acting as a “soothing agent”.
One of the features is interaction with medicines. Shilajit positively interacts with many serious drugs, including morphine, and minimizing the build-up of tolerance and, therefore, reducing the necessary dose of this medication.
Fighting inflammation and viruses
Studies show that it is effective in treating and preventing gastric ulcers and reducing the associated inflammatory processes.
Shilajit not only removes inflammation, but also has broad, but specific antiviral qualities. One of the experiments revealed significant antiviral activity against a number of agents associated with herpes and HRSV, a virus that causes respiratory infections, especially in children.
Maintains the health of the skeletal system
Shilajit can improve the health of the skeletal system. There is evidence that it helps to regenerate bone tissue, slowing the development of osteoporosis. In addition, there is an improvement in the functionality and regeneration of skeletal muscles.
Useful for the heart and blood
It has been proven that Shilajit protects the heart from the negative side effects caused by medications. Preliminary studies have shown that in certain doses, Shilajit has the ability to regulate the heart rate. In small doses, it can reduce this frequency. However, in large doses, it can give the opposite effect.
If there are problems with the heart, it is strongly recommended that you talk with your doctor before you start taking it.