Here’s a health secret you may not know about: shilajit.
Shilajit is a natural substance found mostly in the
Himalayas. What makes shilajit special, and important for you to know about, is the fact that it contains some active ingredients that could help shield you against age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
What is shilajit exactly? It’s formed through a long process of decomposition of certain plants through the action of microorganisms. Shilajit is receiving some attention in Western medical circles due to the fact that it is proving itself to be a potent dietary supplement. Shilajit is thought to play a role in restoring energy balance,
while acting to protect the body from various diseases.
Recently, clinical investigations of shilajit point towards a possible beneficial role in the prevention of cognitive disorders. Fulvic acid, one of the main active ingredients in
shilajit, may play a role in protecting axonal transport. Your axons are nerve fibers that conduct electrical impulses away from your neurons. When axons become dysfunctional, your risk for suffering from a neurological isorder increases.
Another interesting study reveals more potential brain-protecting mechanisms of shilajit. Researchers in India think this natural brain food could help prevent the dementia that often comes with high-altitude sickness. High altitude can cause problems like hypoxia, cerebral edema, insomnia, tiredness, body pain, and, of course, dementia. The researchers note that shilajit actively takes part in the transportation of nutrients into deep tissues and helps to overcome the symptoms of high altitude sickness.
It may be a challenge to find shilajit in supplement form, but conducting a search online may be worth the effort. It seems this supplement is proving its worth when it comes
to boosting brain function and protecting the brain from damage that leads to symptoms of dementia.
Although the researchers involved in these studies state that shilajit is “very safe,” more research is needed on the safety and side effects of the supplement. Be sure to discuss the
benefits or possible detriments of taking shilajit with your healthcare provider before taking the supplement.
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