Form – It is present as a bituminous substance in its natural form. The matrix is gummy and composed of organic matter.
Botanical name – The botanical name of Shilajit is Asphaltum.
Known name – Mineral pitch is the commonly referred name of Shilajit or Mumio.
OCCURRENCE OF SHILAJIT (MUMIO)
Shilajit predominantly is found in the Himalayan terrains in India. The range runs between Arunachal Pradesh in the east to the west zone consisting of Kashmir. The resin is also found in neighboring areas of India including but not limited to Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and China. It is believed that different geographical zones have Shilajit with varying physiological properties.
The resin is formed by compression of humus and other plant and organic matter over thousands of years. The micro-organisms present in soil decompose plant and animal matter slowly over a period of time and this results in the formation of organic matter rich in minerals and other nutrients. This matter is known as humus. It is very rich in organic matter and is extremely beneficial to soil and other plant growth. The humus present in Shilajit consists of around 60-80% of organic mass.
It is believed that the Himalayan Mountains rise up to 1 centimeter each year. When this happened over a period of time, the slow movement resulted in a dense tropical jungle in the sea bed. So as the ground was pushed up to become mountains, the plants underneath were trapped for thousands of years. They got preserved in this way as they never came in contact with any chemical or artificial mineral products. So, the humus that formed from these was pure, organic matter with no adulteration at all. The resulting dense, viscous, organic-rich matter formed was Shilajit. In the winters, the Shilajit would remain frozen in the rocks and every summer it would ooze out as a gummy resin from the cracks in the rocks.
SANSKRIT TEXT AND SHILAJIT (MUMIO)
Shilajit has been quoted in many ancient texts. In the ancient texts of Ayurveda, it has been referred as silajatu, shilajatu, and shilajit. The Sanskrit word Shilajit stands for Destroyer of weakness and Conqueror of mountains. This can be attributed to its predominance over mountains and its rich anti-oxidants that help in providing ample energy to the human body.
The Himalayan mountain ranges in Asia have an abundance of this resin-Shilajit. It is loaded with minerals and nutrients like fulvic acid and humic acid. These two acids are added to the soil to make it rich in minerals for a better plantation. The human dietary supplement effects of these two acids are still under study.
Ayurvedic practitioners call is it the ”Destroyer of weakness”. This is not related to any health claims but owing to their general beliefs as stated in the Sanskrit Vedas followed by the Ayurveda.
Package, composition, dosage of Shilajit Capsules:
At Planet Ayurveda we strive to bring to you anything but the best. Our Shilajit capsules are a 100% natural, high-quality extract of potent Shilajit resin. We process the manufacturing of our capsules in a closed germ-free environment and package them into capsules. The processing and packaging of the Shilajit capsules is done with minimal human intervention.
The capsules prepared at Planet Ayurveda are completely natural and vegetarian products. They contain no wheat, dairy, or other food supplements. Shilajit capsules can be consumed with warm water or milk as per preference. The capsule should be consumed as a whole and breaking it is not recommended.
Composition: 100% standardised extract, each capsule contains 500 mg of standardised extract 6:1 of Asphaltum. Vegetarian capsule shell made from plant cellulose-containing active moiety.
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Package: 60 capsules, 500 mg of pure extract in each capsule extract, no additives
Dosage: 1- 2 capsules twice daily after each meal with milk or plain water
Shilajit capsules of Planet Ayurveda are made from standardized extracts of the best quality having no pesticides, no inorganic fertilizers, and no added chemicals are there so is no fear of anything that can be less potent or have side effects. This product has undergone potency, quality, and purity checks so that the best quality reaches people across the world