Black Gold™ aka Shilajit, is considered one of the wonder herbs of Ayurveda. Neither a plant nor animal substance, it is a mineral pitch that oozes from the rocks of the Altai & Himalayan mountains, as they become warm in the summer months.
It is said to carry the healing power of these great mountains. Located at the very center of Central Asia, the Altai Mountains are more than just the perfect generative zone for shilajit. Truly the picture of health and peace, few foreigners travel to this land where only a handful of people have lived for hundreds of years.
Those who know the Altai region feel close to nature and respect the purity of this ecosystem. The virtually untouched mountain range also makes it home many rare or threatened plants and animals. This oasis is naturally the best place to find the purest shilajit.
So, what is it about these mountains that make it such a prime region for generating this prized substance that takes multiple millenniums to form?
Mostly, it has to do with three factors: clean environment, elevation and temperature.
A clean, untouched environment makes a big difference. The Altai Mountains are known to some around the world as the “Green Pharmacy of the Earth” because its pristine, unpolluted air and toxin-free ecosystem are ideal reproductive grounds for many types of plant matter.
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Also, the purest shilajit forms at altitudes ranging between 14,500 and 16,000 feet above sea level, making the Altai Mountains ideal elevation with its highest peak at 14,783 feet. The pressure from the weight of the mountains at this high elevation, combined with the extreme temperature changes between winter and summer, allows the plant matter to decay over time and form into mineral-rich shilajit.
Shilajit is essentially made up from concentrated plants, compressed over millions of years until thick and hard. The literal Sanskrit meaning of the word is ‘rock like’.
It is composed of plant remains and a large number of ionic minerals such as zinc and magnesium, as well as a range of vitamins. It provides the most natural source of fulvic acid – a compound found in the humic structure of soil and plants that protects cells from oxidation.
Vitamins composed in Shilajit are B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, F (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), C, A, E, and the elements – manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, chromium, nickel, zinc, copper, sulfur, silicon, selenium, silver, cobalt, aluminum make it unique natural remedy..
The chemical composition of Shilajit is extremely rich and includes:
- 30 micro and macro
- resinous substances and waxes
- more than 28 chemical elements
- about 10 species of metal oxides
- essential oils
- 6 amino acids
- mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids
Traditionally, this extract was used in Ayurveda medicine – in their culture, shilajit is referred to as ‘rasayana’/‘rasayanam’ which means rejuvenator. It is thought to prevent illness and enhance quality of life, although many of the specific benefits have not been tested.[youtube src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/E_AeNrGUNfk”]
Shilajit has shown considerable potential in preventing self-aggregation of pathological filaments in the brain. This plays an important role in age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease development. Shilajit has also been used to improve symptoms involved with urinary tract disorders, jaundice, digestive problems, enlarged spleen, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic bronchitis and anemia.
Shilajit is an ionic mineral catalyst:
Black Gold™ Shilajit promotes the movement of minerals into muscle, tissue and bone. Some of the translations of this Aryuvedic mineral-herb translate as the “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It was thought to be able to conquer any sickness and disease process with the proper dosages at the proper times. It is considered an adaptogenic substance that helps people adapt to environmental stressors more effectively.
Due to its ionic component and ability to galvanize minerals, it is very helpful for kidney stones, gall stones, edema and swelling. It also helps prevent ulcers, reduces inflammation, improves blood sugar signaling, has antimicrobial properties and enhances memory and cognitive function
It has been said that this rock-like compound can boost energy, mood and memory; balance blood sugar and act as a potent antioxidant as well. Shilajit is a phytocomplex that contains over 85 minerals in their ionic form and triterpenes, selenium, phospholipids, humic acid and fulvic acid. These compounds have strong antioxidant properties, while the minerals help give shilajit an energy-enhancing effect. Most shilajit compounds contain between 60-80% fulvic acid, and the greater the content of fulvic acid, the more anti-aging properties the compound contains.
Fulvic acid is water-soluble, moves through the system quickly and acts as a potent antioxidant. Recent studies have shown that the typical Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC) of shilajit found in the Andes mountains of Chile was between 50 and 500 Trolox units/g of material. This is significantly higher than many fruits that are touted for their antioxidant capacity, such as noni and blueberries.
It is generally thought to be Tri-Doshic and only aggravating to Pitta (Fire) when used in excess. In Sanskrit, shilajit means ‘winner of rock’. The composition and nature of the Shilajit is directly dependent on the time and place of production, type, product quality – these elements make it impossible to lay down its final formula. E
Contents: Shilajit per jar 10g or 50g
Standardised Extract (60 -80% Fulvic Acid)
Botanical Name: – Asphaltum (mineral pitch)
Shilajit: A Natural Phytocomplex with Potential Procognitive Activity
How to Take Black Gold Shilajit
To find your optimal dosage, begin by taking a piece about the size of a grain of rice (~100 mg) once per day, hold it under the tongue allowing it to dissolve. In a few days, take the same amount 2-3 times per day. Then gradually increase the amount of shilajit taken with each dose up to a large pea size (~300 mg) until you achieve the desired benefits. You can also dilute Black Gold shilajit in a glass of, warm filtered water (not chlorinated) or with hot A2 or Goats Milk or mix it with some ghee, this is the traditional method used in India. It is also good to combine Shilajit consumption with Ashwagandha and Brahmi, we have these ingredients in our Triphalash formula.
As with any new experience for your body, you may experience undesired effects such as difficulty sleeping or digestive discomfort. These are usually temporary and an indicator that you should step down the dosage for a few more days then try to increase the amount taken giving your body more time to adjust. Of course, if you experience any symptom that you would describe as stronger than mild seek consultation with your healthcare professional.
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