The Benefits And Side Effects Of Shilajit

27th Jan 2016

Shilajit is believed to be one of the most complete sources of minerals found in nature, and has been revered in Ayurvedic Medicine for thousands of years. The resin is slowly becoming more talked about and used in the Western World. But what is it exactly? And what are its health benefits and potential side effects.

What Is Shilajit?

Shilajit originates from organic vegetable matter, which works its way out of mountains and over time oozes out of the cracks and crevices where it slowly turns into the mineral-rich resin. It is found mainly in the Himalayas, parts of Europe and Asia where it is revered as a wonderful, rejuvenating health tonic.

The Health Benefits Of Shilajit

Shilajit has been used as a tonic for thousands of years to 

  • promote healthy aging
  • increase energy
  • relieve stress 
  • strengthen the immune system.

It is extremely rich in trace minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. It is often reported that Shilajit contains up to 80 ionic minerals and trace elements in their natural, bioavailable form, including Fulvic and Humic Acids. Due to its rich nutrition and numerous health benefits, Shilajit is often referred to as "the conqueror of mountains".  

Side Effects Of Shilajit

If the Shilajit you purchase is 100% genuine, Shilajit does not usually contain many side effects. However, as it is an extremely powerful herb, one should start slowly to reduce any detoxification effects one may experience. 

It is often recommended to start with just a grain sized amount of the resin, to avoid any discomfort, and over time, slowly build up to a pea-sized amount once or twice daily.

How To Use Shilajit

Shilajit is usually found in its natural resin form, which is Shilajit at its purest, and has a smokey-like taste and aroma.

It is also sold in powdered form, or in capsules, where the relevant dosage will normally be printed on the package.

With the resin, one only needs to take a grain sized to pea sized portion, mixed with a tall glass of warm water. It is also sometimes taken with a tea, or to boost the effectiveness of other herbs.

When purchasing Shilajit, make sure the Shilajit is 100% Natural & Purified to traditional standards. The Highest Quality Shilajit is often in its natural Resin form