Shilajit is probably the only known compound that contains minerals and organic elements in a huge ratio. The well-known Shilajit elements include Fulvic acid, humic acid, benzoic acid, oxalic acids, tannic acid, glycosides, and phenolic acids. Similarly, the most talked about minerals in Shilajit are Iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, chromium, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, dibenzo-alpha pyrone, silicon, antimony, silver, sulfur, retinol, and iodine. Some of these elements play individual role in improving the human health and fulfilling the body requirements. Others work in groups to fulfill the body deficiencies. Following table is a brief summary of some of the Shilajit minerals and elements role in improving the human health and body behavior.
|Fulvic acid||Anti-oxidant properties, transports food deep inside the body cells, plays role in anti-aging functions|
|Vitamic C and E||Repairing and protection of damaged skins, retaining moisture in body tissues|
|Copper, Vitamin B, Retinol||Body healing properties, anti-inflammation properties|
|Humic Acid & Humin||Anti-viral properties, Anti-bacterial properties, Tissues re-generation properties|
|Magnesium||Protection against chronic inflammation|
|Calcium, Cuprum, Nickel||Provide strength to bones and joints, Protection against osteoporosis and arthritis|
|Potassium||Retains bones mineral density, Blances body salts|
|Iron & Copper||Helps in transportation of oxygen in the blood|
|Molybdenum, Mangense, Iron||Helps in creation of enzymes like Glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase, and Catalase|
|Zinc||Stress releasing properties, fulfill enzymes’ zinc requirement|
The aforementioned is a small list of elements and their role in the body. Shilajit contains around 80 minerals. Each mineral has individual as well as collective properties. The overall Shilajit benefits are huge. It is also noteworthy that not all Shilajit products have same number of elements and properties. Some Shilajit products are low quality, others have impurities. Some use preservatives and additives in the product, and some products are actually not Shilajit despite of their claim. Therefore, it is highly recommended to purchase Shilajit from a registered vendor. Do check the customer reviews from third party source, such as Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy.