The Ayurvedic Therapy Shilajit Reverses Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Health News

How would you like to have the ‘destroyer of weakness’ battling on your side?

Renowned for centuries as the best carrier of energy and nutrition into the human body, the ancient Ayurvedic therapy known as Shilajit has now been shown by modern scientific research to be a powerful rejuvenative therapy. Specifically, Shilajit has been shown to contain very high levels of fulvic and humic acids, both of which maintain efficient energy production within our body’s cells.

The story of how Shilajit was created is very interesting. Experts believe that about 40 million years ago, the Indian continent collided into Asia to form the Himalayan mountain range where the 2 continental plates met.

During this long, slow process, vast amounts of tropical forests were crushed and compacted between massive boulders and rock. Over time, these compressed forests gradually transformed into the nutrient and mineral rich biomass known as Shilajit…and now, every summer as the mountains warm up, India’s most powerful herbal therapy literally emerges from crevices and holes in mountain rock.

And now, a recent study conducted at the Indian Institute of Technology in Varanasi in India shows that Shilajit lessens the impact of chronic stress.

In this study, groups of rats were treated with either 25, 50 or 100mg per kg of Shilajit for 21 days before they were exposed to stress in a laboratory setting. Next, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was induced by forcing them to swim for 15 minutes at a time for 21 consecutive days.

Normally such a process would cause chronic stress, leading to significant increases in blood levels of the stress hormone corticosterone, along with loss of adrenal gland weight. Interestingly, Shilajit reversed both these effects of chronic stress by acting directly on the so-called ‘stress axis’.

Not only that, Shilajit stabilized both the function and integrity of mitochondria, which are responsible for energy production within cells. Finally, it also reduced the levels of anxiety experienced by rats in this study.

Impressive as this sounds, Shilajit has been known for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and used to:

  • Increase mineral absorption into cells by solubilizing them better
  • Boost energy production and help rejuvenation by increasing ATP production
  • Enhance mood by raising brain dopamine levels
  • Boost learning and memory by driving oxygen, minerals and nutrients into brain cells
  • Sedate and calm down the nervous system, relieving anxiety
  • Increase production of antioxidants such as glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase, protecting the brain from oxidative damage and cognitive decline
  • Support healthy fasting blood sugar levels, providing stable energy, improved mood, better fat metabolism and fewer cravings.

Given Shilajit’s ability to support so many of our body’s systems, no wonder Ayurveda describes it as a panacea, a ‘cure-all’.

If you’d like to learn more about Shilajit and what it can do for you, simply visit the nearest Ayurvedic pharmacy.


The Ayurvedic therapy Shilajit reverses chronic fatigue syndrome in rats.

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