3 Things You Need to Know About Shilajit Extract Powder
Though the topic of this article is about Shilajit it’s contents is long and rambling so before you get to far here are the things you need to know about Shilajit extract powder before you buy or take it as a suppliment.
- The Benefits of Shilajit are anti-inflamitory, digestive and anti-aging.
- Shilajit Powder is more often than not a knock off product Shilajit is harvested as a rock and when purified the result is a thick paste dehydration is a unnecessary extra step that would be required to turn it into a dust. It is far more likely that Shilajit capsules and/or powders are a cheaper fulvic acid supplement, not pure Shilajit.
- Shilajit Side Effects include Gout and an Increase in Uric Acid levels. These side effects can be fatal but are are only caused by heavy metal content and the result of ineffective or poor purification methods. This is why it is ultra important to find a trustworthy source before you buy shilajit.
Shilajit Dust is a blackish-brown exudation, of variable consistency, It is found in the Himalayas and extracted from steep rock formations and cliff sides. Shilajit is considered a super food and is a staple medicine used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of health maintenance and healing.
Ayurveda is a traditional healing system from India. It is an ancient health practice with many similarities to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including it’s holistic and preventative approach. As with TCM, the aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to bring the body into balance. This is achieved through dietary change, the prescription of herbal medicines like shilajit and also through meditation and yoga. “Ayurveda” is a Sanskrit word that literally means “the science of living,” reflecting the principle that an individual’s health is their own responsibility and that the physician can only guide their patients.
Shilajit(Mumijo) has one of the longest history’s in Ayurvedic medicine. It is prescribed for weak immune system and/or libido, blood toxicity and balancing digestion. Studies suggest that Mumijo works by eliminating free radicals from the blood and purifying the digestive and immune systems.
Shilajit, in Sanskrit means, “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” it is well known as momia, moomiyo, silajit, shilajeet and mumijo dust, It is found and harvested as a thick, sticky tar-like substance with a color ranging from white to dark brown, and is found in the mountains of the Himalayas, Pakistan and Tibet.
In the Ayurvedic texts this super food is sometimes called silajatu or shilajatu, but is most well known as Shilajit.
Biologically Shilajit is made up of decomposed plant matter that has been pressed between the layers of rock within the mountain for centuries. Geothermal pressure causes Shilajit’s natural, thick pasty substance to be pressed out from between layers of rock and can be found dripping from cracks in cliff faces during hot weather. It is composed of humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by the layers of rock for centuries.
Shilajit Powder Benefits
Shilajit powder is rich in minerals with humic acid, fulvic acid, and amino acids that might help with circulation, digestion, reproduction, and immune system functions.
Thought to contain ushan virya, or hot potency, this substance might suppress pain and be an anti-inflammatory agent. Because it is dry and light, it might also help be able to suppress arthritis, anemia, bronchitis, edema, stress, and depression. Older natives believe that Mumijo possesses anti-aging agents and works as an aphrodisiac. The body’s overall physical and mental functions have more vitality when this herb powder is used daily.
Mumijo increases the core energy responsible for sexual and spiritual power the same force that is exhausted by anxiety and stress. Vitality is renewed with Shilajit dust. Being the most important mineral of Ayurvedic medicine and folk-medicine, in its raw form, it is a sticky tar-like substance, that is compacted organic matter primarily dark red having a bitter taste.
This remarkable herb is thought to be a key to immortality and can restore the pain of chronic conditions to normal conditions by speeding recovery and improving body functions to a sense of well-being.
When extracting Shilajit from the rock, it is done during cool temperatures. The dark brown powder contains 85 different minerals including 61 percent of its mineral content being fulvic acid, not to be confused with folic acid. It is loaded with trace minerals not common in our food supply, and is necessary for transferring nutrients in the body.
For more detailed information read this article on Shilajit Benefits.
Shilajit Powder Dosage
- Recommended daily dosage for Shilajit powder is 250-500 mg (1/4 teaspoon) each day. The powder can be mixed with water, coconut milk, fruit juice or other liquids
Shilajit Capsule Dosage
- Take 1-3 caps each day or as recommended by your practitioner
Shilajit Extract Dosage
- 2-3 droppers full, straight or diluted in water.
I strongly recomend taking the time to find a quality raw Shilajit powder source, all Shilajit in its nature is pesticide free (Organic). But some refining processes cook the Shilajit and this destroys a lot of the benefits of the raw natural minerals and acids. Also some companies will add Fulvic Acid and or vitimins to the Shilajit to cut the product cost.
This is why we started the Original Shilajit Co. to provide a clean, raw, source of Shilajit Powder.
Do not take during pregnancy or while breastfeed. Consult your healthcare provider before taking Shilajit powder. Read this article for information on potential Shilajit Side Effects.