Shilajit benefits 101

There is no part of the body that Shilajit does not reach and as such, the list of its benefits is almost never-ending. To give you an idea, here is a brief compilation of as many benefits as we could find, reflected through years of research on both humans and animals:

• Has been shown to regenerate bone tissue as well as connective tissue, collagen and cartilage1, thereby healing bone fractures, aiding bone transplants, and speeding up wound recovery.
• Normalizes the blood and corrects the balance of electrolytes in the body, fighting off dehydration and abnormal blood pressure.
• Increases permeability of blood vessels and all other cell wells, including the blood brain barrier.
• Repairs organ damage and protects against further damage to all tissues in the body.
• Improves the secretion of mucous and enzymes which help expel unwanted items from the gut and respiratory system, as well as aiding digestion.
• Enhances our immune response by lowering inflammation and increasing white blood cell activity.
• Reduces blood sugar levels.
• Aids in stress reduction by making positive improvements to our central nervous system.*
• Protects neurons from dying off20, malfunctioning or aggregating to form plaques (as seen in Alzheimer’s Disease).
• Encourages efficient neurogenesis (new neuronal growth).
• Reduces symptoms of edema – even brain edema.
• Acts as a strong anti-inflammatory, possibly able to improve symptoms of chronic inflamations22, ulcers23 and colitis.
• Scavenges free radicals such as superoxide, nitric oxide and hydroxyl radicals.
• Helps to recycle other antioxidants in the body such as glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Vitamin C.
• Increases levels of growth hormone and testosterone.
• May inhibit the growth and spread of tumors.
• Lowers pain intensity when taken in large doses.
• Decreases levels of undesirable cholesterol by promoting bile secretion.
• Favourably alters cardiac disease markers and may possess cardioprotective effects.
• May improve symptoms of HIV26.
• Improves the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
• Protects against muscle and bone loss, simultaneously aiding in the process of muscle and bone growth.
• Optimizes energy production, fending off weakness and lethargy.
• Protects against UV radiation and altitude sickness.
• Reduces symptoms of gastric disorders by reducing nausea, discomfort and inflammation.

We now stock Himalayan shilajit at our online store in the miscellaneous section.

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