STRONGER HEART WITH SHILAJIT
Since we love writing about Shilajit, our mission is to cover as many areas about its usage as possible. So before you start reading this blog, you might be also interested in its beneficial ingredients, Its quality, the effect on men or women’s health etc. For the whole blog collection, click here and have a read, we guarantee there’s a lot more you don’t know about this amazing gift of nature. Now, let’s get back to the topic at hand. It must be mentioned, that what we’re about to tell you about Shilajit and its effect on the heart should not be taken as a piece of medical advice under any circumstance. Not only that but we also strongly recommend that you see your doctor before deciding on treating any heart conditions with Shilajit. That being said, let’s get to it and discover how Shilajit and our heart go together.
ANCIENT REMEDY FROM THE MOUNTAINS
An exact description of Shilajit is as resin-like,” that is secreting from the side of the mountains when they are getting heated by the rays of the sun in the months of Jyaishta and Ashadha. However, because of its mysterious origin scientist are unable to agree whether Shilajit is of organic or mineral origin. The exact process of creation is still unknown…but that just gives it a certain mythical vibe, don’t you agree?
Putting its creation aside, the ingredients it contains are much less mysterious. In fact, Mountaindrop Shilajit contains over 85 minerals and vitamins in their ionic form. Not only that, but it was also found to contain amino acids, Fulvic acid, DCPs & DBPs, Ellagic acid, phytosterols, low-density lipoproteins and many more. Together they affect our physical and mental health so much, that its no wonder Mumio Shilajit is getting so popular.
So, where is the connection with the heart?
Well, as you all know, our heart is a very complex organ. It is a strong muscle that pumps blood to your body. A normal, healthy adult heart is about the size of your clenched fist. Just like an engine makes a car go, the heart keeps your body running. The heart has two sides, each with a top chamber (atrium) and a bottom chamber (ventricle). The right side pumps blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen. The left side receives blood rich with oxygen from the lungs and pumps it through arteries throughout the body. If the heart is properly cared for via proper nutrition and regular exercise, it can successfully fulfil its role long into our golden ages.
But that is not always the case. Besides the obvious genetical complications that are usually beyond our control, there can be numerous other factors that prevent us from having a healthy heart, one way or another. So naturally, sooner or later, people turn to nature for answers. Coincidentally (or not), Shilajit might prove very useful in this area. Why is that? Well because of a few certain ingredients that were proven to positively affect our heart. Let’s have a look.
Heart arrhythmia problems (heart arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don’t work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless. However, if they are highly irregular or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause severe and potentially fatal symptoms and complications. Shilajit consists of a very high percentage of compounds like humic acid, fulvic acid as well as iron and other antioxidants which are very potent in their use. Not only that, but it can also help with raising the levels of Glutathione or GHS.
Glutathione is a very strong antioxidant that the body makes and uses every day. Researchers have associated low levels with several medical conditions. And by no coincidence, Glutathione is the most important antioxidant to for your heart, and the most abundant. According to the study, glutathione deficiency is statistically linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure in both human & animals. Glutathione is in nearly every cell of your body. It plays an invaluable role in immune function, reduction of the oxidative effects related to everyday metabolic processes, cleansing the blood through neutralization of toxins for disposal in bile, heavy metal detoxification, DNA repair and more.
Three amino acids are necessary for your body to produce glutathione: L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid & L-glycine. While glutamic acid and glycine are abundant in the body, cysteine is harder to find and is key in supporting glutathione production. Selenium, too, is necessary for activation of the antioxidant. Shilajit is abundant in selenium and can effectively raise glutathione levels. This way, it can be a powerful ally in combating arrhythmia.
HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD PRESSURE
Well, the next one is pretty obvious. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body actually makes all the cholesterol it needs. Cholesterol is also found in foods from animal sources, such as egg yolks, meat, and cheese. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood to form plaque. Plaque sticks to the walls of your arteries. This buildup of plaque is known as atherosclerosis. It can lead to coronary artery disease, where your coronary arteries become narrow or even blocked.
There are different kinds of cholesterol since not all kinds are bad and some of them actually help your body get rid of the bad one. That’s why we divide cholesterol to HDL, which is sometimes called “good” cholesterol because it carries cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver then removes the cholesterol from your body. The other kind is called LDL, which stands for low-density lipoprotein. It is sometimes called “bad” cholesterol because a high LDL level leads to the buildup of plaque in your arteries. There is also the third kind, but it’s not that important right now.
What causes high cholesterol?
The most common cause of high cholesterol is an unhealthy lifestyle. This can include Unhealthy eating habits, such as eating lots of bad fats. One type, saturated fat, is found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods. Another type, trans fat, is in some fried and processed foods. Eating these fats can raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol. There’s also the lack of physical activity, with lots of sitting and little exercise. This can also lower your HDL (good) cholesterol. And last but not least, smoking, which lowers HDL cholesterol, especially in women. It also raises your LDL cholesterol. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high cholesterol. There is a blood test to measure your cholesterol level. When and how often you should get this test depends on your age, risk factors, and family history.
To get back to the main topic, you might ask yourself where Shilajit comes in the whole picture. Well, Shilajit is here mostly because of sterols and phospholipids. Sterols reduce the cholesterol levels in people with an inherited tendency toward high cholesterol. Sterols are effective for reducing cholesterol levels in children and adults with high cholesterol levels due to familial hypercholesterolemia. When taken in people who are also following a low-fat or cholesterol-lowering diet, plant sterols can reduce total and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol more than the diet alone. Shilajit is by no means a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, but it does give you an idea of what can be achieved if it’s properly combined with a well-balanced diet and exercise. After all, this is speaking in long term effects, the results of which can be seen in later stages of life.
In all of the studies made, one thing is certainly consistent. Shilajit may not decrease high blood pressure or increase it, but it does improve lipid profiles. This is important since elevated blood lipids may be correlated to the development of hypertension or high blood pressure. Dyslipidemia is characterized by the elevation cholesterol, triglyceride, and other lipid components in the blood. Cholesterol attaches to the walls and the arteries forming plaque that stiffens and narrows it, and elevates blood pressure, and strains the heart to work harder. With LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides lowered, the risks of developing hypertension may be reduced.
This way, Shilajit doesn’t directly affect the blood pressure or lower it like some companies try to sell it to you. The truth is, that Shilajit works indirectly and over a longer period of time, but we can all agree that this doesn’t diminish the effect it can have on our heart.
Shilajit and heart go well together. It has been proved that with Shilajits many beneficient ingredients that range from vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more, our health may be greatly (and positively) altered. We’re still firm believers that this can’t be achieved without proper nutrition, regular exercise, enough sleep and healthy social life. Before you decide and try tackling your hearth problems with Shilajit, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you go see a licensed doctor and get his opinion before trying anything. After all, Shilajit is not some magical cure for the above-mentioned problems but a very powerful natural supplement, that can bring great results if used with caution and knowledge. Nature gave us an amazing gift, so don’t waste its potential.
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