Shilajit in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Shilajit is a natural substance found mainly in the Himalayas, formed for centuries by the gradual decomposition of certain plants by the action of microorganisms. Shilajit is a powerful and very harmless dietary supplement, which restores the energetic balance and is potentially able to prevent several diseases. Recent investigations have pointed towards an interesting medical application of Shilajit to control cognitive disorders associated with aging including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Alzheimer’s disease causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die. Several drug treatments are available to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. But based on molecular composition of Shilajit, some researchers believe Shilajit may prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Moreover, evidence suggests that changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle may also lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause dementia. Heart-healthy lifestyle choices that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's include the following:

 

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a diet of fresh produce, healthy oils, and foods low in saturated fat such as a Mediterranean diet and getting supplements rich in antioxidants.
  • Following treatment guidelines to manage high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
  • Quit smoking and seek help if you’re not able to do so.

 

How does Shilajit helps in Alzheimer’s disease

Shilajit is known to have been formed by the decomposition of plant material. This decomposition seems to occur through centuries, and on this basis, Shilajit is considered a millenary product of nature. Shilajit is known to be very rich in fulvic acid, which is identified by its properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and memory enhancer. It is likely that the curative properties attributable to Shilajit are provided by the significant levels of fulvic acids that Shilajit contains. Fulvic acid accounts for around 60% to 80% of the total Shilajit compound including selenium of antiaging properties.
Fulvic acid, the main active ingredient in Shilajit, has been found to provide a possibility towards the study of Alzheimer's therapy. Fulvic acid contributes to cognitive health by preventing the accumulation of tau protein, a protein which is an important part of our nervous system, but its buildup can cause brain cell damage. Researchers think that the fulvic acid in Shilajit may stop the abnormal buildup of tau protein and reduce inflammation, potentially improving Alzheimer’s symptoms. Evidence has been found on the high activity of the Andean form of Shilajit in improving cognitive disorders and as a stimulant of cognitive activity in humans. However, more research and clinical trials are needed. In essence, this is a nutraceutical (food with medicinal benefits) product of demonstrated benefits for human health. 

Preclinical investigations about Shilajit indicate its great potential uses in certain diseases, and various properties have been ascribed, including 

  • Antioxidant properties
  • Cognitive and memory enhancer 
  • Antidiabetic properties
  • Anxiolytic 
  • Antiallergenic and immunomodulatory properties
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Ability to interact positively with other drugs 
  • Neuroprotective agent against cognitive disorders

 

Consumption of Shilajit:

Studies indicate the Shilajit consumption without preliminary purification may lead to risks of intoxication given the presence of mycotoxin, heavy metal ions, oxidant agents, and free radicals, among others. Therefore, a purified, ready-for-use preparation for human consumption must be used.

Shilajit USA

Shilajit USA directly sources Shilajit above 18,000 ft. from the Himalayan range near K2 Mountain. We only select the best gold grade and discard all other material that is of inferior quality. Purified at source using ancient techniques, glacial water and potentized by sun; we are privileged to introduce the K2 Himalayan Gold graded Shilajit – the finest standard you can buy.

After years of hard-work, perseverance and establishing a sound source to maintain authenticity and efficacy, we have launched our line of Shilajit resin to the market that people can safely consume. Our Shilajit is fair traded where villagers are earning full value for their hard work and we are supporting communities by giving back a percentage of our sales for health care and education. We are making a difference in people’s lives and now you have an opportunity to make a difference too.

Dosage:

There is no single standard of recommended dosing for shilajit that is applicable for everyone. 300 to 500mg per day of Shilajit is generally considered sufficient and effective. The right dose for you may depend on your age, your current state of health, and the desired benefit. It can be dissolved in liquid, milk or water and can be taken every day.

 

Shilajit is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, potentially able to prevent several diseases, but its main medical application now appears to come from its actions in benefit of cognition and potentially as a dietary supplement to prevent Alzheimer's disease.




Resources:

  • www.healthline.com/health/shilajit
  • Shilajit: A Natural Phyto complex with Potential Precognitive Activity by:

Carlos Carrasco-Gallardo, Leonardo Guzmán, and Ricardo B. Maccioni published in international journal of Alzheimer’s disease