Friday, 12 August 2011

Benefits of Dabur Shilajit and its side effects


Benefits of Dabur Shilajit and its side effects

Shilajit has been used as an ayurvedic medicine in India since ancient times. It was broadly used for treating maladies including worm influx, diabetes, obesity and jaundice. Medical research on animals during late 80’s established the benefits of Shilajit with minor side effects; even then it should be administered with care as there is no medical evidence on the benefits of Shilajit on human intake.  Besides Dabur Shilajit and other Shilajit products also have been discovered to retain high level of heavy metal contains.

What is Shilajit?
Shilajit is a natural compound rich in minerals that dribble out from inside rocks in the high peaks of northeastern India as well of other parts of Asia especially during summers. Shilajit, also termed as mineral pitch and asphalt, comes in gold, copper, black, and silver shades, with the black variety profoundly used in ayurvedic medicines. Shilajit basically is made of decomposed plant materials.

Shibnath Ghosal, in his book “Shilajit is perspective” detailed the biologically active ingredients of Shilajit as calcium. Albuminoids, benzoic acid and salts, fatty acids, copper, glycine, potassium, hippuric acid and salts, iron hydroxyproline, silicon, proline, sodium, tine and threonine.

Dabur Shilajit benefits
Dabur Shilajit is widely marketed as a cure for sexual dyfunctions as well as a compound with anti-aging properties. Talbert essayed the modern benefits of Shilajit which includes therapy for anemia, treating asthma, diabetes, arthritis, edema, gallstones, epilepsy, kidney stones, infertility, menstrual problems, skin ailments, thyroid disorders and hemorrhoids.

Dabur Shilajit side effects
The use of Dabur Shilajit can boost the production of uric acid in the human system and thus aggravate gout. Besides the increase of uric acid, normal doses of Shilajit produced no side effects according to research conducted by Talbert.

Warning and Precautions
·         There are no medical researches of the use of Shilajit on humans, so the effects of Shilajit on normal health have not been established.
·         Health Canada blocked the sales of Dabur Shilajit capsules in 2005 because of the presence of high level of heavy metals.
·         Shilajit is rich in iron content and using it with other multivitamins supplement could cause overdose symptoms which includes severe headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, fainting, falling unconscious, yellowing of the skin and shock.




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