What is Shilajit?
Our article will help you understand composition and origin of this natural healer. We will tell you about its beneficial features as well as popular recipes of application for allergies, colds, acne etc. in detail. Nature has created us thats why we should entrust her our own health. Shilajit is one of the most popular and miraculous natural remedies. Well, what is it like, then? Why does it have healing characteristics and which ones? The answers to these questions are given not only by physicians, who have been studying the compounds and nature of the substance, but also by those who have used it for long time and see astonishing results. The origin of this natural medicine has been known to people for long time. Its healing characteristics are known to mankind for more than 4,000 years. In nature Shilajit looks like an incrustation on array of high mountain rocks.
Shilajit contains in its contents plant remnants, animal bones and sometimes even remnants of rocks where it was formed. Some scientists believe that Shilajit is a product of geological formation, while others prefer the theory of organic origin of the product. Those who extract substance in the mountains call it “mountain tear”. Most likely, this substance has a mixed organic and non-organic origin. Shilajit is thoroughly cleaned after extraction. In ready-made form it looks like a shiny homogeneous black or dark brown mass. The mass begins to thicken over time; it happens due to loss of moisture. This healing substance has long shelf life and it can be stored in any conditions.
Composition of Shilajit
True composition of Shilajit has not yet been determined because of set of components and variability of their concentration. It is known that there are macro and micro elements there. Organic substances like metal oxides, amino acids, vitamins, essential oils, resins and resinous substances are key components and they are the most easily determined. Also such components like bee venom,and various results of decomposition of organic residues were found during the study. They are called “humic” bases in a scientific environment.
When we take into consideration organic and non-organic components of Shilajit we should mention that it contains 2-4 times more non-organic then organic. This fact is the most beneficial to humankind.
We find carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen among useful organic elements here. Shilajit does not contain them in pure form, but it contains them in compound of resins, proteins and acids.There are mostly aluminum, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium among non-organic elements. What is more lots of useful rare-earth elements like chromium, barium, strontium, cesium, rubidium etc. were found. Some of them are presented in a very small concentration. But even this level of concentration is sufficient for a favorable and restorative effect on the human body.
Types of Shilajit
Shilajit can be of several varieties.
Shilajit in the form of resin. Perhaps this is the only substance that can be considered real by rights. Unlike pills, capsules or powder it contains Shilajit exceptionally but not its extract. Different smells are combined in viscous resinous mass ranging from chocolate and ending with bitumen. But the most important thing is that this resin contains pure
100% Shilajit, which is collected high in the mountains and its quality is unrivaled. What is more, Shilajit in the form of resin does not have any additives.
Shilajit in the form of powder. This form of Shilajit is widely used and it is characterized by very high ease of use. Unlike Shilajit in form of resin, it is very easy to add and mix powder Shilajit in different creams. And yet, unlike Shilajit in form of resin, it is very difficult to check quality of the powder Shilajit. After all, it is all clear with true Shilajit but we can not say the same about powder Shilajit since very often different admixtures are added there in order to seek savings, but the price is the quality of the product and as a consequence at the expense of the health of its customers.
- Shilajit in the form of powder. This form of Shilajit is widely used and it is characterized by very high ease of use.
- Shilajit in the form of resin. Perhaps this is the only substance that can be considered real by rights.
- In fact, pills in their essence are not Shilajit, but only have in its contents a small fraction of extract of this valuable substance.