Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Great Detox Supplement: Shilajit Resin

A Great Detox Supplement

I just recently started to work with Shilajit resin and have been so excited about the results that I couldn't wait to write this blog!  Shilajit resin comes from the Himalayan mountains and is a tar like substance that has an extreme amount of trace minerals (85 different ones) and fulvic acid in it.  In this way it gives your body minerals it's missing from your diet either because you are eating the wrong things or even when you eat very well our food doesn't have enough minerals in it because our soil now lacks the minerals it once had even 50 years ago.  Shilajit resin has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.  

Shilajit has a special property of enhancing anything taken with it so I love to mix it with my water that I drink when taking my supplements so my supplements are more effective.  This is because the fulvic acid can permeate the cell wall, allowing more minerals into the cells.  

Besides enhancing the absorption of minerals Shilajit has an amazing ability to attract toxins.  The first time I took it I actually got an instant headache from it detoxing.  It sounds awful but I was glad to get an instant reaction to know how powerful it works!

Here's a list of the most concentrated minerals in Shilajit: Fulvic, Folic and Humic acids; Iron; Zinc; Magnesium; Copper; Nickel; Potassium; Manganese; Silicon; Silver; Sodium; Sulfur; Iodine; Strontium; Rubidium; Cesium; Barium; Phosphorus; Chromium; Vanadium; Molybdenum; Carotenoids retinol, Terpenoids; B, C, E vitamins; Melanoidin; Benzoic acid; Polyphenol complexes; Phospholipids Triterpenes and Phenolic acids; Albuminoids; Bioflavonoids; Hippuric and Oxalic acid; Tannic acid; Glycosides

Research also shows that it:

1. Helps with glowing skin, muscle soreness, burns and bruise healing

Shilajit can help skin and muscles heal from wounds, burns and bruises for retinol, vitamin B and copper are necessary for each step in the healing process which are found in Shilajit. When they are combined with fulvic acid and silicon, inflammation is reduced and the formation of new tissue is enhanced. 

The copper found in Shilajit makes skin healthier by promoting collagen. It is a protein produced by the cells to ‘hold’ the skin together, promoting skin regeneration and reducing wrinkles.  Deficiency of copper is also linked to depigmentation of the skin.  Silicon is another important component of collagen formation as well as one of the most abundant trace minerals in Shilajit.  Without collagen, your skin would perpetually sag!

Vitamin E and C work closely together to repair and protect damaged skin tissues too. The body does not produce its own Vitamin C, so we need to get it from dietary sources – like Shilajit! With respect to skin conditions, you may apply it directly to the problem to speed up the tissue regeneration. Even better to reduce inflammation is to mix Shilajit with your skin ointment or cream. Mix Shilajit in a ratio of 1:3 and apply it to the problem area.

2. Bone health, joint support and arthritis remedy

Cuprum, nickel, calcium, manganese, silicon and strontium are not only responsible for making bones and joints stronger, they also help in building resilience against various forms of arthritis and osteoporosis. Magnesium deficiency causes chronic inflammation. Shilajit can supply your body with extra magnesium to prevent this. 

Potassium is also found in Shilajit and aids in retaining a healthy bone mineral density by helping calcium to remain inside your bones.Taking Shilajit together with turmeric and ginger increases their effectiveness against serious forms of arthritis. 

3. Heart, blood and circulation support

Shilajit has plenty of iron, which in combination with copper, plays a major role in transporting oxygen in our body. Cobalt is an essential element for making red blood cells after converting to Vitamin B12. Potassium balances the negative effects of excessive salt intake, and reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol. Together with calcium, they regulate the heartbeat. These may be key factors to improving and sustaining healthy blood pressure.

There is also plenty of research that links Vitamin E to reducing the risk of heart diseases as well as protecting against atherosclerosis (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584999002245).

4. Helps physical performance and energy, also post workout recovery

Because Shilajit is a fantastic energizer, it was officially used by the Russian military, Olympic, and space teams. It works as a natural recovery solution after a workout and has been used to reduce physical weakness and improve stamina. Iron, copper and nickel help to carry more oxygen in the blood, which enhances energy production.

Vitamin B12 is another well-known energy booster that is also part of shilajit. Fulvic acid and B12 both have the ability to deliver oxygen directly to the muscle cells. This may help to reduce the detrimental effects of lactic acid and CO2 build up that occurs after working out.  

5. Immune function and metal chelation

The minerals housed within Shilajit will not only bolster your immune system, but they will aid in removing heavy metals and other toxins from your body.

Manganese, molybdenum, iron, zinc and copper are all vital for the creation of enzymes, such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione and Catalase. All three of these enzymes function as the body’s primary antioxidant defense against oxidative stress and constitute a huge part of our immune system. A deficiency in them is closely associated with rapid aging. These enzymes are also essential for removing all toxins from your system (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090506817301550). 

6. Anit-stress, Depression and Anxiety

For those who suffer from depression, their zinc level is likely to be low. Shilajit boasts a lot of natural zinc, which is also required by more than 300 enzymes in our body. We don’t get enough zinc in a modern diet, and our bodies are not able to store much of it either. Hence, we need a small, but regular supply of this metal to stay healthy.

Two additional important elements are magnesium and potassium. Both of these minerals lower blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate. Together with zinc, this may be a great solution to relieve stress and anxiety. 

7. Blood sugar and Diabetes

Calcium, magnesium, and zinc reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The major role of magnesium is to control blood glucose levels. A recent study found that 25% or more of diabetic patients were deficient in magnesium. The role of zinc in diabetes has not been directly identified, however, a study from Harvard Health looked at how zinc levels influenced the risk for women. They found that a higher zinc level was associated with a slightly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The proper balance of calcium may also reduce the risk of diabetes by 33%.

Chromium is another very important trace element present inside Shilajit which has a potent effect on those with diabetes. When chromium is present inside the body, less insulin is required for glucose metabolism.

8. Hair support

Many hair experts believe that human hair was healthier 100 years ago. The food was full of nutrients and there were no shampoos with harsh detergents that strip the natural oils from the scalp. Chemically treated water also possesses many harsh chemicals that often contribute to hair loss. Shilajit can enrich your shower soap with a variety of needed elements that our modern diet simply doesn’t supply.

One of the important metals is copper. It may calm your scalp and help hair growth. Copper also may increase your hair’s natural pigmentation.  Manganese, selenium, and zinc play an important role in healthy skin, including the scalp.

To be most effective, you should take shilajit internally as well as mixing it with your shampoo. Argan oil together with Shilajit may multiply the positive effect for hair health. Also getting a shower filter and using a cooler temperature are also better for skin and hair health.

9. Sexual Potency 

Natural zinc and selenium supplementation improves sexual performance. It promotes proper testosterone levels, prolongs ejaculatory latency, keeps sperm healthy and regulates sex drive for both men and women. 

Other sources show that magnesium is one of the elements needed for the production of sex hormones, such as androgen and estrogen, as well as for neurotransmitters, which modulate the sex drive.

Further trace minerals that will bring happiness to your love life include potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, cobalt, trace amounts of sodium, sulfur, and phosphorus. These are all involved in maintaining blood pressure, vascular health and enhancing the function of nerve endings; which will indirectly help to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction, enhance genital secretions and boost libido in both males and females.

Anyone can prove it to themselves just by applying shilajit mixed with water, to their healthy or weak plants. You’ll be amazed at the results!

There are many companies that harvest the Shilajit and I have done all the research to know that the best company is Natural Shilajit. All resins are tar like and so are difficult to scoop out of container.  It does dissolve easy in room temperature or warm water but don't taste great.  So They have honey sticks which make the resin user-friendly and taste better too!  I don't eat honey every day so I use the resin and love the results!
You can order it here or we have it at the office for convenience too! It's $49 for about a 2 month supply of resin, depending on your dosage and $59 for 30 sticks of honey.  

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