From Siberia With Health

  • Can Shilajit be used for weight loss?

    Shilajit is a mountain resin with a complex multi-component composition. As a means for losing weight, it began to be used not so long ago, however, due to its proven effectiveness, the healing substance quickly gained popularity among the people who care about their health, weight, and condition of the skin.

    In its natural form, the Shilajit is a kind of outgrowths and deposits of a resinous mass in hard-to-reach gorges and cracks of alpine rocks. The main deposits of raw material (the so-called primordial Shilajit) include the reliefs of the Russian Transbaikalia (Dauriya), Southern Siberia, and the Altai Mountains.

    Most reports of shilajit assisting in weight loss are associated with higher energy and as a result more activity and less stress - less cortisol level that we all know contributes significantly to excess weight problem. Regular intake of shilajit reduces stress level and improves mental stability of user. Shilajit relaxes nerve cells and reduces the occurrence of nervous disorders like anxiety, depression and stress.

    Keep in mind, before taking this or any other dietary supplement, please consult with your healthcare provider. It's just wise!

  • Shilajit tablets - should they be dissolved in water before use?

    The main advantages of Shilajit Dry drops include:

    • Relatively low price. Shilajit tablets seem a bit more expensive than resin, but in reality, if you take into account higher fulvic percentage in tablets AND almost no loss and waste – as some resin stuck in can, on the lid and can’t be recovered, so its wasted – tablets are cheaper per unit of fulvic acid bought and consumes. In case of tablets the waste is essentially zero.
    • Long shelf life. Shilajit Dry drops retain their beneficial properties for many years, in fact can be refrigerated and stored more than declared 3 years. Less moisture content in tablets relative to resin de-facto extends shelf life of tablets.
    • Very easy to consume - just drink plenty of water! You don’t need any equipment to dilute, no risk of creating potential mess, over consume or under consume. With dry drops you know exactly how much you are consuming. Dry drops are very convenient when you travel or away from you home kitchen setting.

    The shilajit dry drops should be taken twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. The course of treatment should be two to four months. Treatment depends on your health condition. Please consult with your doctor. The tablets can be taken in a variety of ways:

    • drink plenty of preferably warm water; herbal tea or even coffee
    • mix with food
  • How to take Shilajit? Should you take it with water, tea, or maybe coffee?

    It is important to understand that Shilajit is a powerful biological stimulant and, when interacting with drugs, can lead to unpredictable consequences. That is why we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before taking this remedy.

    In each case, the doctor prescribes the dosage and method of consumption, but there are general recommendations following the body weight. Today we will look at what people drink Shilajit and which from this list is the most suitable option for your health.

    Some people take the Shilajit with a cup of strong coffee. With coffee, the taste of Shilajit is definitely better: this natural remedy gives coffee an interesting aroma and a unique flavor.

    The choice of coffee as an additive to the Shilajit is a personal preference for each person. It all depends on your tastes, daily routine and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

    Many people think that drinking coffee Shilajit is not correct, since coffee in large quantities negatively affects human health. However, this is all an outdated stereotype - you can drink the Shilajit with whatever you want (of course, except for alcohol!). This unique remedy is very well absorbed by the human body.

  • Cosmetics, Skin Care, and Shilajit

    Shilajit is close to the natural composition of the skin and bones of a human, therefore, it harmoniously and naturally complements the lack of precisely those substances that are necessary for the skin and bone tissues for regeneration and restoration at the cellular level. It is for this reason that Shilajit is often added today to cosmetic products and preventive care products for the face.

    The idea of adding Shilajit to creams and skincare products is one of the most successful ideas in modern cosmetology. Today, beauty experts around the world prefer to use Shilajit as a remedy for acne, skin inflammation, and expression wrinkles.

    Also, it's gaining popularity to use shilajit in cosmetic to warm up muscles, joints and deliver shilajit into your body thru skin in general. Cosmetics containing Shilajit warm joints and cartilage that are close to the skin, for example, fingers and toes, which has a beneficial effect on the general condition of the limbs. And most importantly, adding Shilajit to cosmetics is one of the most effective (and at the same time pleasant) ways of delivering Shilajit to the internal organs. It is better to lubricate your face and skin with a fragrant cream or oil than to swallow pills.

  • 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?

    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.

    Shilajit should not be taken by persons with poor blood clotting, because it thins the blood, changing its rheology.

    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.

    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.

  • Fulvic and Humic Acids in Shilajit - what is the difference and why important?

    In an ideal world, our foods and drinks should contain high levels of fulvic minerals, but this is usually not the case with our modern food sources. Consequently, most people are deficient in various minerals, and gut problems prevent many people from absorbing nutrients properly, even if they are readily available in food.

    Already today, science knows an effective and universal remedy for normalizing the level of minerals and nutrients in the human body - this is Shilajit, harvested in the Altai mountains.

    In many ways, the numerous healing properties of this unique natural remedy can be explained by the presence of fulvic and humic acids. Let's take a closer look at what properties these components have, how they are similar and how they differ from each other.

  • Could natural reserves of Shilajit resin ever run out?

    Shilajit is still one of the most difficult to harvest natural remedies, while the popularity of this "gift of nature" is only growing.

    Unfortunately, the source of the Shilajit is very limited. This means that the problem of small reserves of Shilajit in nature is more relevant than ever.

    In other words, Shilajit is a non-renewable resource, and more and more of it is being consumed. Obviously, the moment will come when the supply of this remedy will simply run out.

    Some experts argue that at the current level of consumption, the Shilajit will disappear from our planet in 100-150 years, some experts express the opinion that humanity will lose a unique natural remedy in 25-30 years. It is rather difficult to say which of these experts is right and which is wrong. Still, the Shilajit reserves assessment one of the mysteries for modern science.

  • What is the difference between Himalayan shilajit and Altai shilajit?

    Today there are two leaders on the natural shilajit market: Altai "mountain resin" and Himalayan shilajit. Let's try to compare these two amazing remedies and understand which of them you can confidently entrust treatment of your body.

    The natural formation process of Altai shilajit has been studied in sufficient detail, almost 100%. Of course, the fact that the origin of natural resin from the Altai mountains is known for certain to science is a huge advantage of shilajit from Russia.

    Both of the remedies discussed in the article have both pros and cons. However, the potential of Altai shilajit is still not fully explored, experts consider it more promising. While Himalayan shilajit is a time-tested medicine...which, unfortunately, is often been faked… or simply diluted..

    Which shilajit to choose, a natural resin from the serene Altai mountains or an ancient medicine from the distant Himalayas, is up to you, however, the decision to take shilajit should only be made after consulting a healthcare specialist.

    May you live to be a hundred!

  • Why do Siberians, Russians call Shilajit “Mumijo", where the word "Mumijo” is coming from?

    For a long time and to this day in different countries of the world, the resin-shaped Shilajit has many different "local" names. As an example - in Central Asia region the Shilajit (Mumijo) is termed"asil" or "argalitash" and translated from local languages as "the best", "the superior" "priceless", "very rare". In Buryatia region of Russia, south of Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet regions - "bragshun" and may be translated as "rock juice", "rock blood", "rock nectar", "juice of rock jewels", in Myanmar - "chao tun" - "blood of the mountain".

    English medicine of the past borrowed a lot from Indian healers. In India, this remedy is called “shalajidi” ("destroyer of weakness"), and now in English, one of the names of the remedy is “shilajit”, which is a derivative of the Indian name.

    So, why in Siberia, one of the main modern sources of shilajit, instead of the traditional for English-speaking people "shilajit", the bizarre word "Mumijo" is used? Well, there are several explanations for this.