In the mountain areas of the middle Asia one can find a specific complex of biologically active substances embodied in a resin known as shilajit. It is rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and a variety of micro and macro nutrients that body can easily absorb. This resin is a result of a long term decomposition of a special type of lichen at altitudes to 4500 meters. It contains around 28 chemical elements, organic matter, 30 macro and micro elements, 6 amino acids, vitamins, various essential oils, bee resin and other sticky substances. Many ancient people have known about its health benefits for thousands of years.
Miraculous in its composition, shilajit resin contributes to the exchange of substances in the body, assists in tissue regeneration, protects from harmful effects of free radicals, detoxifies the body, improves immunity system, enhances peripheral nerve system and brain cells, increases the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin. It is also said to possess anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. If you have joint problems, this remarkable resin will be of great help. It has also been proven effective in the treatment of different fractures. Shilajit, a mineral pitch of natural origin indeed has numerous outstanding health benefits and in addition to the previously mentioned ones, it should also be stressed that it has adaptogenic properties, participates in DNA replication, regulates metabolic processes and body’s acid-base balance. This resin is also powerful in fighting every woman’s worst enemy –aging process, since it rejuvenates body and skin, so it is perfect for people with skin condition because it detoxifies skin and helps restore balance.
When it is in pure form shilajit is actually a rock-like substance, dark brown in color, with bitter and acrid taste and an earthy smell. Ayurveda or Indian “science of longevity” uses 2 Sanskrit words to form “ shilajit” (the body balm): “shila”, denotes ‘rock’ and “jit” – ‘invincible’, thus representing the one who beats all the rocks.
Translation: G. Dujmović