I’m an avid yogi and crazy about salsa dancing. Years ago I push my body too far on an advanced yoga class and hurt some of the tendons in my groin. I went home and put some ice on the injury, alternating it with heat to help the tissue heal. Many months, X-rays, steroids and other prescription drugs later I was stiffer and more in pain than ever.
I even went to weeks of physical therapy, which ended up aggravating the injury and setting me back months! I couldn’t dance or practice yoga and since I wasn’t a professional dancer or athlete, the doctors gave up on trying to heal my injury and instead focused on simply managing the symptoms.
THAT’S WHEN I WENT INTO OVERDRIVE!
I wasn’t going to let an injury keep me away from shakin’ my booty and enjoying my passions. I started to find natural alternatives to steroids (for pain) and therapy (for tissue regeneration and healing). After months of searching I found something called Shilajit and my life was forever changed.
What Is Shilajit?
Shilajit is a type of resin, similar to tar in look and consistency. It grows naturally in mountain regions in India, Russia and other parts of Asia. It has a proven history of health benefits from energy and healing to detoxification powers. Doctors in Asia and Eastern Europe have been using this mineral substance to treat injuries and other ailments for many years.
Why Is It So Effective?
Shilajit contains over 85 different minerals, which together, which gives it strong antioxidant properties, higher than blueberries! This helps the body not only prevent cellular degeneration but potentially restore and heal tissue at a cellular level. Shilajit is also considered an adaptogen, which helps your body adapt to environmental stressors more efficiently.
What Is It Know/Used For?
There are countless studies done on the health benefits of Shilajit. Yet somehow it is still fairly unknown in the Western world. Most of the studies conducted have shown that the traditional claims made about Shilajit are actually true. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Restore And Regenerate Bones And Tissue Faster
- Improve Sleep
- Reduce Inflammation
- Natural Performance And Memory Enhancer
- Reduce Stress And Anxiety
- Relief Debilitating Pain
Click on this link to learn more about the studies done on this amazing substance.
How It Helped Me
I started using just a pinch (about ½ a pea size) twice per day. The resin is thick and semi hard so I would put it in about ½ a glass of warm water and let it dissolve (it would turn the water a dark brown color) and drank it like a tonic first thing in the morning and then late at night.
After 3 weeks of using Shilajit the stiffness in my groin started to go away and I could finally stretch without pain. About 8 weeks later, I could stretch my legs farther than I could in over 3 years and I slowly want back to salsa dancing and yoga. I used the product every day for 3 months and my body never felt stronger, more flexible and healthier.
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Have you ever tried Shilajit? How was your experience with it? Let me know in the comments below!