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Are there any possible allergies or side effects of Shilajit?

Shilajit is a special product that appeared naturally. As a rule, it consists mainly of resins flowing from crevices in permanent rocks. It is precisely this feature of the natural origin that this remedy is considered an invaluable source of useful trace elements that help restore the human body and completely cure some diseases.

However, even this unique remedy has some limitations and side effects. Is an allergic reaction possible when taking Shilajit?

Healing powers of Shilajit.

Before reviewing possible negative effects, let us list those positive properties of the Shilajitfor which this natural product is so highly valued today.

The main healing power of Shilajitis its general positive effect on the human immune system. The product strengthens the immune system, increasing the body's resistance to adverse external factors and helping it to recover faster from various diseases.

In addition, the Shilajit;

  • accelerates the regeneration of soft tissues, skin, bones;
  • relieves headaches;
  • helps to relieve nervous strain;
  • restores elasticity and mobility of joints;
  • helps with the deterioration of general health, loss of strength, decreased performance;
  • normalizes blood pressure;
  • helps with diseases of the digestive tract;
  • has a pronounced bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect;
  • strengthens and restores the liver;
  • improves the condition of hair and skin;
  • promotes rapid healing of bruises, wounds, burns, cuts.

Known restrictions and side effects of Shilajit.

One of the most noticeable restrictions of Shilajit is an age restriction. It should not be given to children under 12 years old, because there has still not been relevant research in pediatrics. No one has proven that it is harmful to a child to take a Shilajit, but no one can argue otherwise. For the same reasons, pregnant women and breastfeeding women should abandon it.

Shilajit should not be taken by persons with poor blood clotting, because it thins the blood, changing its rheology. In such cases, severe bleeding is possible, which will be difficult to stop. It is known that sometimes Shilajitmay prevent blood clots.

What about allergies?

An allergic reaction is one of the possible side effects of Shilajit. It is the main reason why allergy sufferers should start taking it with caution, constantly observing the body's reaction to this remedy.

Allergy to Shilajit often develops concerning its components or decay products (residues of impurities). Often, problems do not appear at the first dose - preliminary sensitization is needed. Even if during the first 10-20 doses you have never observed allergic manifestations, they may occur in the future.

What types of allergic reactions to Shilajit are possible? Here are the options:

  • skin rashes;
  • urticaria;
  • vasculitis;
  • responses of the nervous system;
  • diseases of the mucous membranes;
  • problems with the respiratory system;
  • swelling;

The only way a remedy allergy can manifest itself is through a reaction from the immune system. It cannot be predicted, it is not related to the amount of the substance taken or its effect.


So the answer to the question “can Shilajitcause any allergic effects on human body?”, is: “yes, like any natural remedy, Shilajit has its contraindications and side effects, including allergies.

There are no official statistics and detailed research results on this subject, but in general, there are very few reports of allergies. In any case, if you should consult your doctor before taking a course of this unique natural remedy.

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