What is Shilajit?Shilajit has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic practitioners to treat or prevent a range of health problems. Preserved in Himalayan rocks, it is a rich organic material that forms in the rhizosphere, a thin layer of the earth where living roots and microbes interact with deeper layers of the earth's rocky crust. Traditionally it has been prized for its antiaging, immunity enhancing and energy boosting properties, and now science has vindicated its reported effects on energy, inflammation, cognitive function and more. Technically it is classed as an adaptogen, a category of natural medicines that increases the body's ability to maintain its integrity under stress. Shilajit enhances the body's production of a substance called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is almost always how the body stores energy for instant use - much like money. This is partially by its fulvic acid content, which stimulates energy production and boosts its efficiency. Fulvic acid has been shown to inhibit the buildup of dangerous tau proteins that damage neurons from the inside out in Alzheimer's disease (all references in the LEF issue above). Shilajit may also increase levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, which is essential for life and the prevention of "grumpy old man/woman syndrome".
|A model of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)|