What is Shilajit?
You may already have heard of Shilajit, but in case you haven’t, we’re going to start out by discussing the basics. Shilajit is a natural substance formed by the decomposition of plants. It is produced on the ground, mainly in high altitude mountains. What results from the decomposition of plants there is a black tar-like substance. As a result, Shilajit is very rich in minerals and Fulvic acid.
Shilajit typically comes in a few different forms, powder, paste, and resin. While no form in and of itself is superior, there are superior starting materials and extraction methods. Most of the shilajit on the market is of poor quality, and potentially high in heavy metals. Let’s dig in deeper to find out how to distinguish between these and choose a good product.
What are the Main Components of Shilajit?
Shilajit has a wide array of potential health benefits. Many of these benefits are achieved through the Fulvic Acid that is in Shilajit. We will go over Fulvic Acid more in depth below, but for now just know that it is a natural acid formed from decomposing plant materials.
In addition to high levels of fulvic acid, Shilajit is also high in minerals. This is the second most important component of Shilajit, and also contributes to its health benefits. To be more precise about the spectrum of Shilajit, it is said to contain over 84 minerals.
What are the Benefits of Shilajit?
Shilajit has many health claims ranging from reducing inflammation to increasing testosterone. This study on Pubmed, showed a significant increase in testosterone when men took 250mg of Shilajit twice daily for 90 days. Many athletes swear by shilajit for its performance enhancing benefits.
Another studied benefit of Shilajit can be seen here, where researchers saw pro-cognitive benefits from a Shilajit extract. Cognition is such an important health factor to consider, and too many people today are struggling here. For this we find that combining our Lucid capsules, along with our Pure Himalayan Shilajit is a great combination.
This study showed that Shilajit actually decreased fatigue, and increased muscle strength. More specifically, it increased maximal muscular strength, and elicited favorable muscle and connective tissue adaptation. This basically means that Shilajit is conducive to muscle building and supports favorable tissue growth.
Although we’re not entirely sure yet which compounds in Shilajit are causing each specific benefit, it is clear that Shilajit has many benefits to offer. It is typically accepted that most of the positive effects of Shilajit are due to its high fulvic acid and mineral content.
Are all Shilajit supplements created equal?
Let me just start by saying: absolutely not. With Shilajit, as with most supplements, source and extraction method are super important and vary widely. For one thing, we only sell Pure Himalayan Shilajit, and for good reason. Pure Himalayan Shilajit has been shown to be the optimal source of Shilajit.
This is because the Himalayas offer the purest, best quality Shilajit around. In addition, the extraction method and source in the Himalayas matter as well. We only use high elevation Pure Himalayan Shilajit, as this extract has the lowest amount of heavy metals and contaminants.
Because Shilajit is found as a tar-like substance, tar and paste extractions are favorable. This is because tar and pastes are the least adulterated forms of Shilajit product. Since it is not found in a powder, a powder is far from its original form.
Elevation is super important as well, which is why our Pure Himalayan Shilajit comes from an elevation above 16,000 feet. This source contains the purest form of Shilajit with the least amount of heavy metals and contaminants.
So no matter your age or gender, Shilajit can supply many important health benefits. Many people are deficient in minerals and lack fulvic acid in their diets almost entirely. Shilajit can be a great option for filling in these gaps and supplying these nutrients.
Just remember that with Shilajit, quality is everything. You should not just buy any shilajit or a cheap product. These are likely to contain heightened amounts of heavy metals, toxins, and contaminants. Be sure to buy Pure Himalayan Shilajit, from a high elevation, and from a reputable company.
That is why The Remedy Co is proud and excited to be able to offer Omica Organics Pure Himalayan Shilajit with Honey and Ancient Ocean Minerals. Everyone on our team has been using this product with great results. Maybe its time you gave it a shot!
– Best, The Remedy Co.