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Shilajit is also called salajeet or salajit and Shilajeet. It is actually a natural substance abundant in natural biochemcials, phytochemicals, beaming with microminerals and jam packed with natural anti-oxidants. How everything got into this miraculous healing nutrient combo is an interesting phenomenon.
Humus is a compost like structure trapped under layers of himalayan rocks, since millions of years. Shilajeet is made up of Humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of rocks for millions of years. Shilajit comes out in the summer months from himalayan mountains. This exudate from the moutain is like "Rock resin" or "rock exudate " popluarly famous as fountain of youth or elixir of life in regions of Nepal and India. Most people go to this area to collect this mineral pitch or Shilajeet as a care to their problems.
Humus is formed when soil microorganisms decompose animal and plant material into elements usable by plants. Plants are the source of all our food and humus is the source of plant food. Millions of years took this plants and minerals to get converted into humus by action of various microorganisms trapeed in mountain crusts underneath himalaya.
About 200 million years ago, India was a large island off the Australian coast separated from the Eurasian continent by the Tethys Sea. The Indian continent drifted north at a rate of about 9 meters a century. This movement lead to the eventual disappearance of the Tethy sea and Indian continent collided with the Asian continent.
The collission raised the sea bed to be pushed up and eventually form the Himalayan mountains. During this transition the mineral rich and fertile soil of the sea bed gave rise to a lush and dense tropical jungle. As the ground continued to be pushed up to become mountains a lot of the plants became trapped by layers of rock and soil and remained preserved for thousands of years. Thes plants had never been exposed to any chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. They are gradually transformed into Humus, a rich organic mass that is food for new plant life. Due to microbial action and the tremendous pressure from the weight of the mountains the Humus was transformed into a dense, viscous, mineral rich mass. This is Shilajeet.
The trapped layers of Shilajeet become exposed due to the freezing winters, hot summer sun and erosion from monsoon rains. Shilajeet will “flow” out from between the cracks in the layers of rock during the summer when the temperature of the mountains gets warm enough and the Shilajeet becomes less viscous. The native Nepali people them climb the mountains, repel down cliffs to collect the Shilajeet. There are many people selling similar rocks also claiming it to be Shilajeet or Salajeet but we identify it properly via laboratory investigation, evaluation of levels of Dibenzo alpha pyrones, levels of Fulvic acid (should be more than 50 %) and other markers. Raw Shilajeet does possesses medicinal properties but it is mixed with impurities, so it is not recommended to use raw Shilajeet from the mountains as it is.
Ayurveda - The ancient healthcare system of India dates back to thousands of years. There are many ancient texts mentioning the use of Shilajeet for almost every disorder. It is written that there is no disease in this world which will not benefit by using Shilajeet. The discovery initially was made by Himalayan villagers observing large white monkeys migrate to the mountains in the warm summer months. The monkeys were seen to be chewing a semi-soft substance that flowed from between layers of rock. The villagers attributed the monkey’s great strength, longevity and wisdom to the substance. They began to consume it themselves and reported a wide spectrum of improvements in health. It gave them more energy, relieve digestive problems, Increase sex drive, improve memory and cognition, improve diabetes reduce allergies, improved the quality and quantity of life and it seemed to work in all diseases.
The benefits of Shilajeet are so many that they can not be explained in a single write up. A full book can be written on Shilajeet benefits and uses. The greatest Ayervedic physicians have said “There is no disease on earth whic cannot be cured by Shilajeet”.
This is a very broad statement and recent research has proven that its adaptogenic properties can indeed benefit everyone, however there are certain conditions that it is especially effective for.
The efficacy and quality of Shilajeet depends from where the raw material is collected. There are some other rocks also which may contain small humic acid and fulvic acids and people may use it also for medicinal purpose but without much benefits. So true Shilajeet should be collected, checked and evaluated in laboratory for fulvic acid contents.
Shilajeet has a very important therapeutic, bioactive ingredient that is not present in other "Shilajeet-like" substances. The authenticity and therapeutic quality of Shilajeet is identified by the inclusion of oxygenated dibenzo alpha pyrones. While there are several areas that the raw material is collected from the highest levels of therapeutic ingredients come from specific areas in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal at 10-12,000 feet above sea level.
The processing of the raw Shilajeet is very important as it contains free radicals and may also contain mycotoxins and fungal toxins. The processing needs to remove the free radicals, Polymeric Quinone radicals, toxins, mycotoxins and inactive ingredients. Standardization of the extracts is a process in which the raw Shilajeet is made free from impurities and the extract is standardized to contain optimum levels of humic acids and fulvic acids and other active components.
The levels of active ingredients varies by geographic region so some Shilajeet may have good levels of active ingredients or it may have next to none. Shilajeet with more than 60 % Fulvic acid level is also available now.
Yes, there are various qualities and various brands. Since this is a hot selling product, everybody wants to launch his own Shilajeet brand. So there are many people selling Shilajeet under different names but the quality of Shilajeet depends upon the contents of Fulvic acid and Dibenzo alpha pyrones. We are using the best quality Shilajeet raw material and then using the standardized extract of Shilajeet in our 500 mg vegetarian capsules.
Many others may use about 250 mg Shilajeet extract in their Hard Gelatin capsules, which are of animal origin and chemical origin. Shilajeet must also be properly processed to remove inactive substances, check for the proper PH, remove harmful free radicals and mycotoxin producing fungi and fungal toxins. Planet Shilajeet at 60 % fulvic acid, from has the highest level of active ingredients.
Extraction is a procedure to remove the impurities from raw Shilajeet and standardize it or concentrate it upto level of maximum content of active ingredients. This also involves the removal of harmful substances, mycotoxin producing fungi and other toxins.
The primary active ingredients in Shilajit are Fulvic Acids, Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones, Humins, Humic Acids and trace minerals.
These are made by microbial action on Humus (imagine it as a compost like substance) Fulvic Acids are small lattice shaped molecules that act as carriers for the Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones and trace minerals.
The fulvic acids carry other nutrients, other anti-aging vitamins and ask them to work overtime in the body i.e. make them to work at their optimum levels rather than consumed up early or get degraded in the body after minimal work. The fulvic acids helps better assimilation and distribution of the microminerals in the body and helps in regulation of micrometabolism going on inside the cells.
The Fulvic Acids are "carrier" molecules as they carry other nutrients with them. They are small molecules and are absorbed by plants that need the trace minerals and other nutrients for their own growth. We would then eat the plants (or the animals that ate the plants) and get Fulvic Acids in our diet. However due to modern farming methods the soils are lacking the beneficial microbes and plant material to produce Fulvic Acids and the soil is planted and harvested too frequently to allow the time needed to produce Humus.
This "carrier" action is responsible for part of Fulvic Acids health benefits. The Fulvic Acids will actually transport the Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones and trace minerals into the body. The trace minerals are needed as cofactors for enzymes, play important roles in turning food into energy, maintain the electrical balance in bodily fluids, carry oxygen in the body, are part of blood and bone, allow nerves to transmit messages and more.
The Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones are able to pass the blood brain barrier and act as a powerful antioxidant protecting the brain and nerve tissue from free radical damage. It also inhibits the enzyme Acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down Acetylcholine. This will increase the levels of Acetylcholine. Low levels of Acetylcholine are associated with Alzheimers, Poor memory and concentration. Recent analysis of the raw material has shown it contains a high percentage of Trifolium repens (white clover). Trifolium pratense (red clover) has been used by herbalist as a treatment for cancer, blood purification, asthma, skin problems, Bronchitis and ulcers. Many of the same conditions traditionally treated with Shilajeet.
The recommended amount for general use and maintain optimal health is about 500 mg per day. It takes about 1 months time for the real benefits to be seen or felt. For upper respiratory tract stregnth and in diseased conditions it should be taken 1000 mg daily. - 500 mg twice daily.
The recommended amount for general use and to maintain optimal health is around 500Mg.- 1000 mg Per day. There is approximately a 4 weeks period for the therapeutic effects to be noticed. Shilajeet is slowly metabolized reaching maximum blood levels in 12-14 hours. Taking Shilajeet twice a day will ensure optimal blood levels and therapeutic efficiency.
No. Shilajeet is very safe for anyone and everyone to take. However, due to its strong ability to lower blood sugar, diabetics should monitor their insulin usage and sugar levels regularly.
Shilajeet does not cause hypoglycemia but still the sugar levels are restored to normal and if in that case more dosage of anti-diabetic medication is given or insulin is given, that may lead to hypoglycemia. So the levels of sugar must be monitored in Diabetic patients. You may need to reduce the diabetes medicines dosage after using Shilajeet for more than about a month.
The standard supplement disclaimer applies: if you are pregnant or lactating or under a doctors care for any health condition you should consult with your physician before taking this or any other supplement.
The full extent of Shilajeet's actions may never be completely known. The information presented is, therefore, incomplete and further studies are highly recommended. All material provided is meant for educational purposes only and should not substitute for a medical consultation. All readers are strongly encouraged to consult and work with an experienced health-care practitioner.
Planet Ayurveda Shilajeet has an edge over other available brands. We use 500 mg extract in each capsule. Our Shilajeet comes directly from Himalayas and the results are evident within few days. The effects are guaranteed !
2 capsules twice daily, with plain water or milk after meals
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Several patents filed with the US Patents & Intellectual Property Rights Department on Shilajeet
Shilajeet has no contraindication and is completely safe for consumption
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There are no side effects of Shilajeet reported till date. It can be safely used with other herbal Supplements, Vitamins or other herbal remedies or natural products or other medicines. Children below the age of 10 do not need this supplement, however if given, there are no side effects. The dosage can be reduced to 1/2 capsule once daily.
Shilajeet is useful in a number of conditions and it is recommeded that it is used for about 1 month regularly to really feel the effects. The results are bound to be there. The body tells itself that something has changed ! Here are some conditions in which Shilajeet has been found to be very useful
Shilajeet is useful for the proper kidney functions. It is effective burning sensation during micturation, incontinence of urine resulted from enlarged prostate or stone in the bladder or kidney. Shilajeet is an excellent natural remedy for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy.
Shilajeet, is an aphrodisiac. It has been found that the use of Shilajeet is beneficial to increase the libido in an individual. It is also called as "Indian Viagra" or an alternative to Viagra. Shilajeet is an aphrodisiac which is used for the treatment of impotency and infertility in both men and women.
As in the individuals that are suffering from high blood sugar thus eventually are the victims of diabetes for them Pure Shilajit is very beneficial and is advised by the various ancient Ayurvedic texts from India.
Antioxidants can safely neutralize a free radical without becoming a free radical them self. Shilajeet is a powerful antioxidant that has an added benefit of being able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Thus it is even used for the purpose to reverse the senile changes.
Shilajeet is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It has been shown to reduce acute chemically induced edema by 77%. The same antioxidant properties even help to prevent inflammation.
Iron is the very basic requirement of the red blood cells. Shilajeet is a good source of trace minerals and contains iron.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Shilajeet help to decrease and relieve joint inflammation and pain. Their effects on the neurotransmitters in the brain also seem to help relieve joint pain.
Shilajeet also lowers serum cholesterol, liver cholesterol, serum triglycerides and serum phospholipids Shilajeet helps in the transport of nutrients deep into the tissue and removal of the deep-seated toxins. Shudh Shilajeet improves the memory and the ability to handle stress. Shilajeet reduces recovery time of the muscles, bones and nerve injuries. Shilajeet stimulates the immune system and reduces chronic fatigue. It is a Rasayana that helps against the immune disorders, urinary tract disorders, nervous disorders and sexual dissatisfaction.
Shilajeet products are found to be having a very vast beneficial effects to the individual who consumes it which can be mainly shortlisted as Male sex Enhancement, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Anti Aging.
Its regular intake promotes the movement of various minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium into the bones and tissues. The active principle in Shilajeet fulvic acid regenerates and prolonges the duration of essential nutrients in the cells. Fulvic acid found to be restoring the electrical balance into the damaged cells, neutralizing the toxins and the elimination of the various poisons or any deleterious substances within the food.
Shilajeet products found to be preventing the release of the Histamine into the blood stream therefore it further eventually results in the suppression of the various allergies in the body. Shilajeet even is the regular supplier of the iron to the individual thus maintaining the normal body functions aas the iron is a very important component of blood. It also acts as a stimulant for immune system. Shilajeet enhances the metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids which enact as the catalyst for the energy providing reactions. It is a strong kidney tonic and is also considered the best for sexual. It is commonly referred to as Indian Viagra. Thus producing a strong erection in males. It has beneficial liver protecting effects that balances the cholesterol and sugar levels in the body. It acts as an adaptogenic agent that helps the body to cope with stress causing environment. Therefore, it is also considered as an anti-stress agent. It improves the functioning of pancreas, increases the blood circulation and provides strength to the digestive system. It is also used for the treatment of hypothyroidism as it controls the activity of thyroid gland. In brief it can be said that Shilajeet is highly beneficial for general body health, strengthening of immune system, arthritis, hypertension, anti-aging, controlling blood sugar levels, improved brain functioning, obesity, bone and tissue healing, kidney problems, urinary tract problems and injury healing.
Shilajeet (Mineral Pitch and Black Pitch in English) is a herbo-mineral herb that oozes out of the cracks in the mountains generally in the summer season. As per the references available to Mineralogy, Shilajeet is oxygenated hydrocarbon of diverse types, which is Amorphous is nature G=1-1.8, luster is that of Black Pitch, that has a melting pint of 90-1000 degree Celsius and burns with bright flame. It is soluble in turpentine oil. It is a result of high degree of coalification that grade into Kerogen shale and eventually to petroleum. Shilajeet is liquidifies and gets converted into liquid state which is rich in rich in humic acid due to vegetal substance resulting from roots. In nature it takes place in regions of coalification subjugated by abundant vegetation like Himalayan region of India. As per these references, Shilajeet not found in Chhattisgarh, a rich diversified state in India. In ancient Indian texts that are related to diverse systems of medicine in India, Shilajeet holds a prestigious place. As per these texts, every disease present on this planet can be cured successfully with the help of this wonder herb named Shilajeet. It is also used as aphrodisiac or the sex enhancer. It’s anti-ageing or anti oxidant actions have also been reported. In India, it is widely available in Himalayan range.
Many herb collectors maintain that in various parts of India other than Himalaya, it is there in nature but the specialist do not agree with them. Shilajeet is considered as rich man's drug. For poor people, for Shilajeet many false materials are existing and due to lack of knowledge regarding correct recognition, the poor are using wrong material materials with great slaughter to their health and body. We at herbal care India has the best quality Shilajeet that is tested by government of India. The Shilajeet available with us is highly pure and we obtain this from Himalayan region and then it is tested and purified.
The traditional ayurvedic doctors of India are well awake of medicinal properties and uses of Shilajeet. I have listed out over 3000 traditional ayurvedic physicians who are using Shilajeet to treat their patients.
In ancient ayurvedic texts, two types of drying of Shilajeet is mentioned. Firstly is the sun drying and second is drying through the aid of fire. The first or the previous method is slow process but one must prefer this, as in fire drying, many properties are lost or evaporated.