When we talk about powerful natural herbs, that possess unlimited energy or have the properties to cure sexual problems, shilajit tops the chart. However, there has been a spread of misinformation about this herb, leading to various health complications. To spread awareness on the same we reached out to Dr Nidhi Dagar, Chaudhary Braham Praksha Ayurvedic Charak Sansthan, who debunked the myths about the same.
Myths And Facts About Shilajit
Myth 1: Shilajit is a magical cure-all
Fact: Shilajit is believed to promote overall well-being and has a long history of traditional use. However, it is not a magic cure-all. It is used to enhance vitality, boost energy levels, and improve cognitive functions. However, it is important to note that individual experiences may vary, and their effectiveness depends on several factors, such as quality, dosage, and an individual's overall health.
Myth 2: Shilajit can cure all sexual problems
Fact: Many people believe that shilajit can cure all sexual problems and use it without consulting an expert. While shilajit may have some positive effects on sexual health, such as increasing testosterone levels and improving sperm quality, it is not a magical solution for all sexual issues. Sexual problems can have multiple underlying causes, including psychological factors, hormonal imbalances, and lifestyle choices.
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Myth 3: Shijajit can provide unlimited energy
Fact: Dr Nidhi said that although shilajit is often marketed as a natural energy booster, it is not a stimulant like caffeine. It works by assisting the body’s natural energy production processes. While it may help with stamina and weariness, it should not be seen as a quick remedy for low energy levels.
She added that a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a well-balanced diet is vital for maintaining energy levels.
Myth 4: Shilajit is safe for everyone
Fact: Dr Nidhi debunked this myth and stated that shilajit is generally considered safe when taken in moderate amounts. However, it is not suitable for everyone, such as pregnant or lactating women. Also, individuals with underlying health conditions like gout, kidney stones, or iron overload disorders, should exercise caution or avoid shilajit altogether.
Myth 5: Shilajit should not be consumed in summer
Fact: If you believe that shilajit cannot be consumed in summer, you may want to change your notion. This is because shilajit can be eaten with plenty of water in the summer to mitigate its hot potency. Those with weakened digestive systems, on the other hand, should cut their dosage during the summer. Also, you should examine your body type, digestive system, and metabolic rate before consumption.
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Myth 6: All Shilajit products are the same
Fact: Shilajit comes in a variety of forms, including powders, capsules, and liquid extracts. However, not all shilajit products are created equal or have the same abilities. Its quality and authenticity may vary greatly depending on the source and processing processes. Therefore, it should be purchased from reputable vendors and subjected to stringent quality control. Look for products that include information on their origin, extraction method, and purity. To ensure that you are getting a high-quality product, consider reputed brands or check with an Ayurvedic practitioner.
As with any dietary supplement, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating shilajit into your routine, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking other medications.