BENEFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN SHILAJIT: PART 3

Since we got a deeper insight into what Shilajit has to offer, thanks to our full laboratory analysis, we thought that we should prepare another blog about beneficial ingredients in Shilajit. As you probably noticed, this one is called part 3, so if you want to read through part 1 and part 2 first, go ahead. For the rest of you who are up to date with our blogs, we should continue to the good part. Shilajit has always been known for its extraordinary capabilities and is known as a ‘’destroyer of the disease’’ in some cultures.

However, did you ever wonder why exactly does Shilajit has all of these healing powers? It’s certainly a gift of nature, but like everything, modern science lets us have a deeper understanding of everything that Shilajit contains. Let’s get to it.

VITAMIN A

We love this one. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that needs fats and minerals for proper absorption through the gastrointestinal tract into the body. The vitamin is stored in the body, so it does not need to be added daily. It is found on the menu in two forms. The first form is retinol, which is a precursor to vitamin A and is found only in foods of animal origin, such as dairy products, fish, and meat, especially the liver. Another form that is very important to us is provitamin A. It is one of the carotenoids, also known as beta-carotene, which is found in foods of both plant and animal origin. Vitamin A plays a role in many functions in the body, such as eyesight, genetic transcription, embryo growth and development, reproduction, the health of bones, teeth, skin, and cells.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E represents a group of related substances, and tocopherols and tocotrienols are among the most important representatives. It acts as an antioxidant in the human body, which means that it protects cells from oxidative stress, which poses a risk of developing various diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Although many foods are rich in vitamin E, the recommended daily intake may not be achieved. Too low vitamin E intake is more common in children, elderly adults, and patients with metabolic disorders.

VITAMIN D3

This one is really important in our opinion. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in bone and tooth development and in the functioning of the immune system. Among other things, it increases the ability of the small intestine to effectively absorb calcium from the diet. Vitamin D is sufficiently biosynthesized in human skin when it is exposed to sunlight. Daily needs between spring and autumn are covered with a 15-minute moderate exposure to the sun, e.g. by walking if the hands and face are exposed to the sun.

The main physiological function of vitamin D is to increase the ability of the small intestine to absorb calcium and phosphorus, thereby helping to maintain an adequate concentration of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. This allows normal bone mineralization, affects the differentiation of skin cells, regulates the activity of immune system cells, and also affects the transfer of hormone-sensitive genes, thus regulating the formation of many proteins. It should be emphasized that the important role of vitamin D in maintaining healthy bones is fulfilled only if, in addition to an adequate supply of vitamin D, sufficient calcium intake is also ensured.

In autumn and winter, the biosynthesis of vitamin D in the skin is not efficient enough, so sufficient food intake is required. According to the latest recommendations, in the complete absence of biosynthesis, the human body needs 20 µg of vitamin D daily. Pretty handy that we can find it in Shilajit, right?

CALCIUM

As we mentioned above, it is closely connected with vitamin D3…coincidence? Calcium is the most common mineral in the body – most of it is found in bones and teeth. Adequate calcium supply is especially important during adolescence when body (and skeletal) growth is fastest, and in older adults, when bone density begins to decline. Bone formation exceeds resorption in periods of growth in children and adolescents, whereas in early and middle adulthood both processes are relatively equal. In aging adults, particularly among postmenopausal women, bone breakdown exceeds formation, resulting in bone loss that increases the risk of osteoporosis over time.

Calcium also has many other roles in the body. It is needed for cellular signaling, cell specialization, translation of nerve signals, proper muscle functions, blood clotting and also contributes to the normal release of energy in metabolism and digestive enzymes.

 

Calcium in Shilajit

MAGNESIUM

So, for the last one, we left Magnesium. Magnesium is an important element that participates in the body as a cofactor in hundreds of enzyme systems involved in protein synthesis and muscle function, including the heart, which is needed for energy metabolism and is involved in maintaining healthy bones. More than half of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones. It is required for energy metabolism, especially in the process of oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis. It is involved in maintaining healthy bones and teeth, the functioning of the nervous system, and normal psychological functioning, electrolyte balance, and at the same time it is important for the normal formation of DNA and RNA.

Magnesium deficiency affects the electrolyte balance in the body, increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, as well as decreased serum calcium and potassium levels. Minor deficiency can lead to confusion, lack of appetite, muscle cramps, numbness, high blood pressure, and heart problems. Magnesium deficiency is also associated with an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome components.

Magnesium in Shilajit

CONCLUSION

We came to the end of another blog. Shilajit has changed so many lives for the better, with new people joining our Shilajit family every day. With all of the mentioned beneficial ingredients, it will affect every aspect of your life. From the way you manage stress, work, perform in sports or even sleep. We realize how important your health is, so we’ll always make sure you only get the best product available. We love what we do and we make sure that this comes through with every single jar of Shilajit we send out. Reach your true potential with the power of nature, one drop can change everything!

You can find our sources and more info on:

  1. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-HealthProfessional/
  2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-a-benefits
  3. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/supplement-guide-vitamin-a
  4. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-964/vitamin-a
  5. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-e/
  6. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-HealthProfessional/
  7. https://www.healthline.com/health/all-about-vitamin-e
  8. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-954/vitamin-e
  9. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248958
  10. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097
  11. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286839
  12. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-magnesium-benefits

 

 

 

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