What is Shilajit?

What is Shilajit?

You may have heard of Shilajit, but what exactly is it all about? Is it any good, and what sort of health benefits can it offer?

Read on to find out more about the Shilajit supplement, where it comes from, and hopefully whether or not it's the right supplement for you!

1. Origins and applications of Shilajit

Shilajit has its roots in traditional medicine, having been used for hundreds of years to treat a range of conditions.

Bottle of Shilajit Capsules showing benefitsThis is all well and good, but what exactly is Shilajit and where does it originate from? Records suggest that it originally came from the Himalayan mountains, which may be why much of supplement being sold today is Himalayan Shilajit. In fact, some records that relate to the supplement are thousands of years old, seemingly indicating the it has been practically applied for many, many years! While it tends to come from the Himalayas, it can also be found in Russia, India, Birma, among other locations.

The Shilajit supplement is typically provided as a resin or in capsule format, and is formed as a result of the decomposition of organic plant matter and mineral rock. It's comprised of roughly 60-80% humus, while the remainder of its composition consists of organics acids and plant alkaloids, as well as a range of other natural components.

2. The benefits of Shilajit

With such an extensive history, it should be of no surprise that Shilajit comes packed with a range of potential health benefits.

Some of Shilajit's health benefits include:

  • Improved energy levels / reduction of fatigue
  • Improved mental performance
  • Improved exercise performance and recovery
  • Supports heart and blood health
  • Anti-inflammatory effects

3. The research behind it

While Shilajit has been in use over thousands of years, it can be helpful to know whether it has been successfully applied in modern times.

Research studies and supporting evidence can help you to make an informed decision about whether Shilajit suits your particular health goals and needs. Fortunately, there are quite a number of modern research studies that support the use of Shilajit, and how it can have a positive impact on the body's health.

For example, there is evidence to suggest that Shilajit supplementation can revitalize the body by allowing for enhanced physical performance and a reduction in fatigue.

Additional research into the benefits of Shilajit has also indicated that daily supplementation can support the body by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.

To find out more about Shilajit, we recommend taking the time to take a look at some of the brilliant research carried out into its use on the body.

You can also find more about the Shilajit supplement by taking a look at the information on our product pages for the shilajit capsules and resin.