Shilajith is thought to be one of the most popular “herbs” in the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, and in this article we’ll take a closer look at numerous shilajith benefits and a few possible side effects too.
The uses of Shilajit encompass plenty of benefits in various medical conditions. This highly sought unconventional medicinal substance became popular after gaining celebrity endorsement from Oprah, Deepak Chopra and many others. It is expected to take the much bigger spotlight in coming years. Most of its benefits are yet to be discovered and confirmed by science, but that’s because there are so many different ones.
Anti-Aging properties – First of all, the main health benefits of shilajit is its able to help slow down the aging process in various ways. It keeps the calcium in the bones and consequently makes them stronger. Shilajit also serves as a natural anti-oxidant, containing more than 85 minerals in their ionic form, keeping the diseases away and the immune system strong. The above chart showcases some of the shilajit’s benefits and constituents.
Sexual properties – Also known as “Indian Viagra”, Shilajit works wonders for improving male sexual function and it’s been used for hundred of years to increase libido and sexual performance in a natural way. Furthermore, Shilajit is the main ingredient in Ayurvedic for treating low libido and sexual performance in general.
Anti-disease properties – The properties of shilajit are especially beneficial for those suffering from:
- Genitourinary disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Nervous disorders
- Kidney Stones
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- And much more
Physical benefits – Known as the Destroyer of Weakness shilajit is a great medicinal substance for those interested in physical performance. It improves recovery after a workout, increases stamina, improves physical weakness, and brain functioning, which all lend themselves to being a great herb for peak performance. It may even promote natural strength gain as well as muscle mass.
Antioxidant properties – It mimics powerful antioxidants, thus promoting cellular respiration which talks volumes about the anti-aging properties. Recent studies found an ORAC index between 50 and 500, which is substantially higher than berries which are touted as a great antioxidant food..
Regulates blood sugar – Shilajit based medicine promotes regeneration of pancreas cells. It helps in maintaining healthy levels on glucose thus keeping diabetes in check.
Rich is minerals – In addition to the fulvic and humic acids which have potent benefits, shilajit contains many trace minerals, each with its own benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties – Shilajit is a useful anti-inflammatory agent given its type of chemical composition. This makes Shilajit capable of addressing tissue damage and thus accelerates healing.