Shilajit for Weight Loss: Benefits, Ways to Use & Expert Tips

Shilajit is used as an herbal medicine for thousands of years. It is known to have a wide range of benefits for the overall health of the body.  Shilajit can play a significant role in your weight management. It leads to a major improvement in your cellular functions, which leads to increased energy levels. This makes it a preferred pre-workout drink. It helps you respond to exercises better and thus helps you lose weight.

Here some other benefits of Shilajit

  • It facilitates faster healing

The live resin of Shilajit helps repair tendons, ligaments and muscles quickly. Shilajit along with the compounds present in it may facilitate the production of bone marrow and blood.

  • Helps you sleep better

Proper sleep is a prerequisite of a healthy person. The minerals present in Shilajit help to regulate a healthy sleeping pattern.

  • Leads to a stronger immune system

The live resin of Shilajit may help you respond better to your internal and external changes. It reduces the chances of cold, viral infections or influenza.

  • Slows down ageing

Shilajit is rich in fulvic acid. Fulvic acd works as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory compound. It helps combat two major factors in ageing- free radicals and cellular damage.

  • Prevents liver cancer

Shilajit helps in fighting against certain cancer cells. Some studies show that it aids the destruction of cancer cells in the liver. It also plays a role in stopping the cancer cells from multiplying.

Ways to use

There may be various ways suitable for the consumption of Shilajit. But in order to improve the delivery of adaptogenic effects to the body, Shilajit should be taken with the following combinations:

  • hot milk (we recommend organic goats milk)
  • ghee (clarified butter)
  • raw, unpasteurized honey
  • sesame oil

The daily recommended dosage is 300 to 500 grams. For optimum absorption, take Shilajit in mornings on an empty stomach.

Expert tips

Shilajit works as a rejuvenator and helps prevent various diseases. This claim was substantiated in a research conducted by the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, International Center for Biomedicine (ICC) and University of Chil. Indians too have been actively studying the various effects and benefits of Shilajit. In a study conducted by Department of Health and Family Welfare, J. B. Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata, a dose of 250 mg of Shilajit twice a day, is known to help in regulating the testosterone levels.

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