Shilajit: The Ancient Superfood
The Superfood That Rebuilds Your Body
Shilajit is one of the most prized medicines throughout Asia. Over 3,000 years ago, shilajit was mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts. Known as “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness,” it has been one of the staples of traditional medicine in a variety of Asian countries for thousands of years. Coming from the Earth, this powerful superfood has many, many benefits. This magical resin has been in it's natural habitat for millions of years forming a tar-like substance. It originated in India and is most commonly found in Himalayan and Tibet Mountains.
It's consistency is a sticky, wet-looking "tar" that is extremely concentrated. It can be a bit pricey to buy but it lasts a long time. The three forms in which it comes are shilajit powder, shilajit resin and supplements. I have a jar of pure resin- which is said to be the purest form you can buy it. My little jar has lasted me for months! I put a little pea size in my water and drink it all up. It doesn't taste great- but the health benefits definitely outweigh the taste!
“Intense scientific analysis and study have revealed that Shilajit is one of the most nutrient-dense substances on the planet.” -Conscious Lifestyle Magazine
Shilajit is one of the strongest adaptogens- meaning it helps the body adapt to internal and external stressors. It contains about 85 different vitamins and minerals. (Dr. Axe)
restores sexual function
promotes cognitive abilities
reduces anxiety and stress
slows down aging
reduce pain and inflammation
ability to repair ulcerated intestines
helps prevent and protect from cancer
aids the breaking of addictions
supports skeletal health
According to Ayurveda For You:
“The rediscovery of the power of shilajit is said to have been made by Himalayan villagers observing large white monkeys migrate to the mountains in the warm summer months. The monkeys were seen to be chewing a semi-soft substance that flowed from between layers of rock. The villagers attributed the monkey’s great strength, longevity and wisdom to the strange substance. They began to consume it themselves and reported a broad spectrum of improvements in health. It seemed to give them more energy, relieve digestive problems, increase sex drive, improve memory and cognition, improve diabetes, reduce allergies, improve the quality and quantity of life and it seemed to cure all diseases.”
Make sure you buy Shilajit from a reputable distributor!