3 Amazing Shilajit Gut Health Facts You Didn’t Know

Considering how through Shilajit gut health is able to be improved, there are some fascinating research points to consider.

Looking only at gut health from a chemical balance perspective for the moment, rather than exclusively from the probiotic and prebiotic dimensions of gut health, there are some interesting results for how this amazing resin plays a part.

The Shilajit Gut Health Connections

We all know that the gut is the most critical part of our body. It not only helps with digestion, but also aids in absorbing nutrients, and protects us from harmful bacteria. Without this part of the human puzzle we would clearly be lost.

The gut needs a balance of acids and minerals to function properly, this we are well aware of. But what we don’t know is that there is a way to get these minerals from the ground.

Yes! Even with the impacts of chemical fertilisers and poor commercial agricultural practices that have depleted our soils over the past decades.

Shilajit gut health wisdom goes back thousands of years, It is an Ayurvedic medicine which is rich in minerals. It can be used as an aid for digestion and boosting your immune system. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also loaded with essential acids; more on that a little later.

With what is probably best described as the increasing prevalence of high-stress lifestyles and poor diet, we are seeing an alarming decline in good gut health. When it comes to living a healthy life, a healthy gut is essential.

This decline in good gut health can largely be attributed to:

  1. Increased intake of processed and unhealthy foods,
  2. Less time for exercise and relaxation, and
  3. Taking antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines which reduce the production of digestive acids in your stomach.

But gut health is not just about a balance in your good gut bacteria. Acids have a key part to play too.

Acids in the Stomach

Your stomach is home to a pretty intense mix of acids. With a natural pH of somewhere between 1 and 2, the strength of stomach acid can be more potent than some industrially produced acids.

Stomach acid consists primarily of a mixture of hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride. [1]

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To be clear, we are talking about the natural acidic state of the stomach which enables it to break down food in the digestion process. This is not to say that your body is in an acidic state, nor that having a pH of between 1 and 2 in your stomach acid is something to try and neutralize to convert to an alkaline.

The alkalizing foods and alkaline diet topics are totally different conversation points at this stage.

What we are looking at here is when the pH balance in the gut is thrown into a level that is not good for you.

Acid can build up in the stomach in a way that results in tissue damage including ulceration. This is normally the result of the pH levels in the stomach moving to between 0 and 1, which is not ideal.

Conversely, shifting to a weaker acidic state in your stomach acid (e.g. a pH of 2 to 3, or higher on the numeric scale shown above) can contribute to a range of digestive issues.

Shilajit Gut Health through Acids

Studies competed which looked at how the stomach responded under an aqueous administration of Mumijo (another name for Shilajit) when exposed to the harmful effects of acetic acid revealed interesting results.

It was found that the acetic acid had triggered ulcerations as a reaction to exposure to the acid. The aqueous administration of Mumijo in this had inhibitory effects and provided protection against mucosal damage.

Is Fulvic Acid Good for Gut Health?

Here are 3 amazing Shilajit gut health facts you probably weren’t aware of. Shilajit has been found to:

  1. help with the reduction in peptic ulcers
  2. support gut heath through it’s anti-microbial properties, and
  3. strengthen the gut biome through influencing the redox state.

A recent study concluded that peptic ulcers may be able to be effectively dealt with through the potent antiulcer properties and activity of this resin. [2]

The effects observed were largely attributed to the active constituent in the resin, which is also echoed through similar studies into the properties of Fulvic Acid found in Mumijo. [3]

Other studies have looked at the positive effects of Benzoic Acid found in it which has been linked to having anti-microbial properties. This is a Shilajit which is of the same origin as the one we offer through the shop on our website. [4, 5]

Shilajit gut health explanation of what Shilajit is and where it comes from. This image contains a jar of Detox And Cure Shilajit Resin set in front of a panoramic photograph of the snow-capped Altai Mountains

Benzoic Acid’s anti-microbial properties are also suggested to support the digestive system through reducing the potential for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). [6, 7]

How this miracle resin supports good gut health here is understood to be that it can strengthen the gut biome through Fulvic Acid’s ability to influence the redox state.

This is where there is a shift in electrons and a change in the oxidisation state with atoms, ions, or certain atoms in a molecule. [8]

Can Shilajit Upset Your Stomach?

Like with many minerals and other herbal compounds, the excessive use of Shilajit is not a good idea. Anything taken to a degree of excess has the potential to bring about complications of varying scales.

Various sources report that too much Shilajit too often is reported to potentially cause nausea, dizziness, itching sensations on the skin, and an increased heart rate.

Nausea can also be triggered as a psychosomatic response in the body with the simplest of triggers coming from sensations like smell, touch, movement and even sound. If you have certain anchors that connect your sense receptors to how you identify Shilajit, such as thoughts connected to smells, you may find this results in a triggering of nausea. [9]

How Long does it Take for Shilajit to Work?

Depending upon your needs and the specialist advice you have been given, we have had feedback from our Customers and community that the results they have see with their Shilajit gut health strategies blow our minds.

One lady who has long struggled with brain fog and digestion issues cane back to us within 4 days of making Shilajit and Sea Moss a part of her routine. Her account was that she had not felt like she had the mental capacity to focus for years since having children.

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After adding Shilajit to her day she told us that she was able to play piano again, and that she felt like she had been sleeping much better.

We have made our Shilajit gut health routine one that we stick to consistently. Simply adding a pea sized drop of resin to lukewarm water has made a difference to our energy levels, and I believe it has helped improve my digestion.

Conclusion

We live in an age where so many things around us are unnatural. From the food we eat to the environment we live in, it is becoming predominantly artificial. This has led to the microbiome of our body becoming unbalanced. Shilajit gut health strategies could be the answer to this problem, helping your body to get back to its natural state.

As a very special Ayurvedic substance (considered by some to be a herb) which has been used for thousands of years in India, it is a gift from the mountains. Apart from essential acids it is rich in many different minerals including:

  • Silicon,
  • Calcium,
  • Magnesium,
  • Potassium,
  • Iron,
  • Copper,
  • Zinc,
  • Manganese,
  • Phosphorous,
  • Selenium, and
  • Chromium.

It has been known to strengthen the immune system, lower cholesterol, improve energy levels and help with digestion. Using Shilajit gut health approaches is widely relied upon by people all over the world.

References

  1. “How Strong Is Stomach Acid?” – K. Holland, 2 October 2020 [Healthline]
  2. “Ulcer healing activity of Mumijo aqueous extract against acetic acid induced gastric ulcer in rats” – N. Shahrokhi, Z. Keshavarzi, M. Khaksari, January 2015 [PubMed]
  3. “Effects of Na-FA on gastrointestinal movement and gastric ulcer in mice” – Y. Li, B. Li, P. Li, J. Liu, J. Cui, Z. Mei, October 2011 [PubMed]
  4. “Compound Summary – Benzoic Acid” – PubChem, 16 September 2004 [PubChem]
  5. “Anti-Microbial, Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Ulcerogenic Effects of Shilajit on Gastric Ulcer in Rats” in the American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology – M. K. Kotb-El-Sayed, H. Amin, A. Al-kaf, January 2012 [ReseachGate]
  6. “Inflammatory bowel disease: Progress and current concepts of etiopathogenesis” – F. Scaldaferri, C. Fiocchi, December 2007 [ResearchGate]
  7. “Gut Microbiota and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Insights on Mechanism and Application of Metabolomics” – X. He, G. Ji, W. Jai, H. Li, 15 March 2016 [PubMed]
  8. “Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Diabetes” – J. Winkler, S. Ghosh, 10 September 2018 [PubMed]
  9. “Psychosomatic Disorder” – Cleveland Clinic, 30 April 2021 [Cleveland Clinic]

About the Author

Matthew has been on an active journey towards living a healthy life from a young age. Influenced by his Grandmother, a practicing Naturopath who served her community from the 1940's to the 1980's, his views on living holistically were shaped from a young age. Growing up in different parts of Australia, his connection with the Ocean and a passion for sustainability comes through in everything he does and shares.

"I'm not a Doctor, and I don't play one on the Internet." - me

4 thoughts on “3 Amazing Shilajit Gut Health Facts You Didn’t Know”

  1. Interesting article… How do you determine your stomach’s pH level?

    I suffer from IBS and acid reflux issues, so introducing Shilajit into my diet may be beneficial…

  2. Thank you for your feedback, Sam.

    The way to check the pH of the stomach can be complicated, and there are simpler ways too. As the response would be quite expansive, I’ve put an article together to help give you a few starting points to dig deeper into. It looks at various ways of stomach acid testing. You may find that what is covered here helps with the importance of seeking assistance in evaluating the cause of reflux too.

    This is by no means medical advice, so if you feel that the concerns you have warrant support in this area, I would suggest you seek out a trusted medical professional in your area to assist you.

    As far as how Shilajit could support IBS and/or reflux, you’ll need to consult a specialist about this specifically so they can evaluate your entire situation rather than looking at something in isolation.

    Triggers for reflux that might be reduced through Shilajit could include aspirin, but beyond that the peer reviewed research is still quite light.

    IBS features as a point of consideration in this study with the primary consideration being that everything the human body is connected, and IBS needs to be looked at holistically.

    I hope this helps you.

  3. Thanks for the response, Matthew…

    I’ve just seen you posted a new article on this, so I’ll give that a read too (though I think I’ll wait until after lunch lol)…

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