Shilajit is considered to be of a vegetative origin, oozing from mountain cracks in the Himalayan rocks mostly during summer. Nature has been “working” for hundred of years to compress plants and minerals between rocks and create this natural supplement that has been used for centuries in Asia. One of Shilajit’s main ingredient is fulvic acid, which is increases our energy levels, has antioxidant properties, strengthens the immune system, restores eletrochemical balance, gets rid of excess toxins and heavy metals in our bodies and much more. Shilajit is also full of other goods, containing between 75 and 85 mineral essential for our health, in addition to amino acids, phytochemicals and valuable nutrients.
There are basically only four varieties of Shilajit: Lauha Shilajit, Charka Samhita, Tamra and Rajat. Charka Samhita is red and Tamra Shilajit is blue, but both are very rare and for this reason there are many who sell fake versions of these two Shilajits. On the other hand, Rajat is white and Lauha is brown (also known as Brown Shilajit), and the last one is the most beneficial one health-wise.
In the traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, Shilajit is considered to be one of the most important drugs of mineral origin. It’s been used by Hindu physicians for many centuries, as it’s quite effective against a wide range of diseases like diabetes, skin diseases, chronic asthma and bronchitis, digestive tract issues, leprosy, bladder incontinence and many more.
Shilajit is also used traditionally as anti-ageing supplement and its rejuvenation effect is well-documented. But the best use of Shilajit in traditional Indian medicine comes from the fact that it increases the effect of other herbal formulations. Nowadays, Shilajit is recognized by modern science as beneficial supplement because of its strong antioxidant properties which improves regeneration and increases the effect of general herbal therapy.