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December 03, 2020 5 min read

Winter is coming and with it, a whole host of complications. From asthma and allergies, to colds, flu and inflamed joints, the season can take its toll on the human body. But it’s not something we necessarily have to endure. Here we’ll discuss the health benefits of Shilajit and how it can support our bodies through the winter months.

What is Shilajit?

Shilajit is a black mineral-rich resin that oozes of of the rocks in high mountainous regions, like the Altai in Siberia. While still relatively new to the western world, Shilajit has been used for thousands of years in ancient systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Traditional Russian Medical System.

You may be interested to hear that Shilajit has one of the highest levels of Fulvic acid of all food substances. Additionally, it contains high levels of humic acid, complex minerals and trace elements, plus a whole host of vitamins, antioxidants, antiviral and antifungal phytonutrients. Impressive, huh?

While people often choose to focus on the benefits of Shilajit for men and sexual health, the tar-like substance has so much more to offer. Particularly in winter - the time of year when most of us need a boost.


Immune system benefits of Shilajit

Here at Mountainlife, we’re big fans of Shilajit and believe it’s one of the best organic remedies you can take to support your immune system.

Shilajit is a natural immunomodulator with the ability to regulate the immune system. So if you’re struggling with a poor immune system and seem to catch every bug going, it’ll help to stimulate and increase its activity. It also works the other way, so if your immune system is overactive, it’ll slow it down and balance things out.

The Fulvic and Humic acids in Shilajit are powered by strong antibacterial and antiviral properties, to help people of all ages boost their immunity and conquer seasonal challenges like colds, coughs and flu. What’s more, Shilajit contains zinc, copper, iron and manganese, all of which support the work of crucial enzymes like Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase and Glutathione in protecting the body against bugs, germs and stressors.

Along with the usual winter colds and flu, this year we also have COVID-19 to contend with. And while there’s not currently any scientific evidence to support Shilajit in fighting COVID-19, the fact it helps boost the immune system suggests it could be beneficial in fighting the virus, like any other foreign body.

READ MORE - Shilajit: immune system benefits & fighting COVID-19

Shilajit for bones and joints

At this time of year, more people tend to complain of joint pain. Even those without pre-existing conditions can find the cold weather aggravates their bones and joints.

One of the benefits of Shilajit is that it helps to improve blood circulation in cold weather, alleviating joint pain. The magnesium, potassium, zinc and Vitamin B12 in Shilajit also work to strengthen muscles, bones and ligaments.

A good source of calcium, Shilajit prevents the depletion of the mineral from our bones, helping to keep them strong. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, providing relief from the pain caused by inflammation related to conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Finally, Shilajit benefits the body by assisting with the absorption of important nutrients from food sources. These nutrients then feed, strengthen and support our bones and joints, whilst also warding off chronic conditions like osteoporosis.


Digestion benefits of Shilajit

While we can’t speak for everyone, there is a tendency for people to eat a heavier diet in winter. Our bodies burn more calories to fight the feeling of being cold and our minds tell us we’re hungry. The problem? Many of us end up eating a little too much.

Stodgy meals are never easy to digest and coupled with reduced physical activities (due to the cold weather) our digestive system can end up feeling completely out of sorts.

Thankfully, Shilajit can help improve and support digestion. It enhances the metabolism by ensuring the appropriate secretion of all of the juices and enzymes needed for proper digestion. What’s more, Shilajit can also help to alleviate symptoms of digestive troubles like bloating, gas, acidity, nausea and indigestion.

Shilajit benefits for stress

For many, winter brings festive joy and excitement in the run-up to Christmas but for others, it can be a difficult time. People feel stressed in winter for all sorts of reasons. Some may be under tremendous pressure at work, struggling with busier schedules or suffering with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

While people cope with stress in different ways, there is evidence to suggest that taking Shilajit can be beneficial to our mental health. One of the benefits of Shilajit is that it promotes emotional equilibrium, helping to relieve feelings of stress, depression and anxiety.

It is believed that poor mental health and symptoms of depression are also closely linked with low levels of zinc, potassium and magnesium. By increasing your intake of these vital minerals, with Shilajit, it may benefit your mental health and well-being.


How to take Shilajit

Now you know the winter health benefits of Shilajit, you’re probably keen to give it a go. But which Shilajit supplement should you go for?

Here at Mountainlife, we have 3 different Shilajit products for you to choose from Shilajit Resin, Shilajit Powder and Shilajit Capsules.

The first thing you need to know is that all 3 products are made from 100% pure and authentic Shilajit, wild-harvested from the Altai Mountains in Siberia. They’re vegan-friendly, GMO-free and don’t contain any nasties like binders or fillers.

All 3 Shilajit products offer the same incredible health benefits. The only difference is how you take them.

Our Shilajit resin is the substance in its most natural form. It looks like a sticky black tar and has a potent earth scent. Most people take it by dissolving it in water but it can also be added to milk and warm beverages like tea.

For convenience, you may prefer our 100% natural Shilajit powder or capsules. These are simply a dried and ground-down powder version of the resin and, therefore, offer the same benefits. Shilajit capsules can be taken with water and the powder makes a great addition to smoothies and shakes.

Wherever you buy Shilajit form, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the real deal. Check out our blog post featuring 3 tips to help you buy pure Shilajit online.

Wave goodbye to winter woes with Shilajit

Keep healthy this winter with the help of Shilajit. From boosting the immune system to supporting joint health, there are numerous ways it can help you battle the usual winter woes. And with Mountainlife, you can rest assured knowing you’re buying the best Shilajit on the market.

If you have any questions about the benefits of Shilajit or any of our products, feel free to drop us a message. We’re always happy to chat!

Megan Hunt
Megan Hunt

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