How is Shilajit شیلاجیت formed?
Shilajit aka Salajeet develops over the slow decomposition or humification of herbs and plants in the mountains for centuries. That is why it contains high amounts of minerals.
What are the Benefits of Shilajit from Hunza?
For centuries shilajit has been used as an ayurvedic medicine throughout Hunza, Yasin, and other Himalayan valleys. Its benefits are numerous for Human health.
1. Altitude Sickness
It can be caused by rapid exposure to high amounts of oxygen in high-altitude areas. It can also trigger dementia, insomnia, and other problems. Researchers advise that shilajit may help you overcome high altitude problems.
2. Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Medications are available to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, based on the molecular composition of shilajit, researchers believe it may prevent or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s.
The main element of shilajit is an antioxidant known as fulvic acid. This vital antioxidant contributes to cognitive health by preventing the accumulation of tau protein.
As Shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may also guard against free radicals and cellular degeneration. As a result, regular use of Salajeet can contribute to longevity and a slower aging process. 
4. Male Infertility
According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Health, a group of 60 infertile men took shilajit two times a day for 90 days after meals. After 90 days, more than 60 percent of the study participants showed increased sperm count.
5. Low Testosterone level
Testosterone is a hormone primarily produced in men, but some men have lower testosterone levels than others.
Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Hair fall
- low sex drive
- loss of muscle mass
- increase body fat
Research shows that men who consume purified shilajit twice a day for at least 90 consecutive days have noticed a significant increase in testosterone levels.
How to take Shilajit?
- You can use a measuring spoon or the tip of a butter knife. The average serving is two drops (200mg).
- The soft resin Shilajit may be taken straight or mixed in a cup of milk, tea, or coffee.
- Take it for breakfast or during the day once or twice daily.
The average soft resin shilajit dosage is 200mg and should not exceed 600 mg per day. For better absorption, you may mix it with milk or another liquid. Your drink can be warm or cold, but don’t ever boil it.
What are the side effects of Shilajit?
Although Shilajit is a natural and safe supplement, you shouldn’t use it unprocessed or in its raw form. Raw shilajit may include heavy metal ions, free radicals, fungus, and other impurities that can make you sick. When you order online or from a natural or healthy food store, make sure it is refined and ready for use.
Experts suggest not to take shilajit if you have sickle cell anemia, high levels of iron in your blood (hemochromatosis), or thalassemia. Discontinue using salajeet if you develop a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness.
Shilajit References in Pub Med Central:
Shilajit is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, potentially able to prevent several diseases, but its main medical application now appears to come from its actions in benefit of cognition and potentially as a dietary supplement to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. In essence, this is a nutraceutical product. Considering the expected impact of shilajit applications in the medical field, especially in neurological sciences, more investigations at the basic biological level are necessary, and certainly well-developed clinical trials, in order to understand how its active principles act at molecular and cellular levels. 
Note: Shilajit is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. Shilajit is not suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition. Shilajit is not a substitute for a balanced diet or exercise. For risks and side effects ask your doctor.
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