By Gillian B
As a health nut, I am always on the lookout for exotic foods and herbs that will take my health to the next level. A few years ago, David introduced me to an intriguing black goo called Shilajit and told me jokingly that it was “fossilized bat poo.” I have been using it regularly ever since and I have to say that despite its barn-like smell and not knowing what ancient materials it’s truly made of, it works and I love it!
What is Shilajit?
Shilajit is considered one of the most prized medicines in the Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for thousands of years for longevity, and a host of ailments.
Ayurvedic Expert, John Douillard explains: “About 50 million years ago, the Indian continent collided into Asia and formed the Himalayan mountain range. As the mountains formed, tropical forests were crushed and compacted between massive boulders. The compressed forests gradually transformed into a nutrient- and mineral-rich biomass loaded with medicinal humic and fulvic acids. Now, every summer as the mountains warm, India’s most prized herbal remedy literally oozes from these biomass resins in the high mountain crevasses.”
Shilajit boasts 85 trace minerals, full-spectrum amino acids, enzymes, and is a fantastic source of phytonutrients! Taking Shilajit regularly replaces the need for most synthetic supplements and gives your body the active nutrients it needs to get the most out of life.
Shilajit is known in India as the “Destroyer of Weakness” and is one of the best carriers of energy and nutrition through the human body. It’s powerful stuff! Science has recently discovered that two components found in abundance in Shilajit, fulvic and humic acids, are the main substances responsible for energy production within the cells! This makes Shilajit a no brainer for anyone looking to improve their energy levels!
Shilajit is known for its ability to rejuvenate the body on a cellular level by driving oxygen and nutrients into the cells and supporting the body’s natural antioxidant activity, whereby the body disposes free radicals.
Since ancient times, Shilajit has been used to help support:
- Energy levels
- Mental function/ memory
- Balanced mood
- Absorption of nutrients
- Enhanced potency and effectiveness of other nutrients
- Sharp intelligence
- Blood sugar regulation
- Detoxification pathways
Not sure how to use Shilajit? Try this recipe!
Super-Charged Shilajit Elixir
Adapted from Natural Shilajit
• 12 oz hot water
• 1 1/2 raw, organic cacao powder
• 1 tsp Maca powder
• 1 tsp Reishi powder
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 15 drops ginseng
• 1/8th tsp cinnamon
• 2 tsp raw honey
• 1 oz Shilajit water (dissolve rice grain-sized amount of Natural Shilajit in 1 oz water — one shot)
Mix ingredients in a high-speed blender like a Nutribullet and drink immediately. You may enjoy this drink with a superfood drizzle.
This drink is said to be helpful with:
- Sexual vitality
- Hormonal balance
- Tissue healing
- Immune building
- … and more!