Shilajit – The Natural, Ancient Thyroid & Adrenal Healing Remedy You May Have Never Heard Of
Shila-what? This powerful Ancient Ayurvedic herb you may never have heard of can regulate your thyroid in a pinch…literally!
Shilajit is an ancient Ayurvedic herb which was reputed to be brain food for Aristotle!
Do you ever feel like your brain has a thick layer of fog surrounding it? One of the most common symptoms of thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions, and hormone imbalances is brain fog—a sensation that makes you extra tired and unable to focus.
As someone who has struggled with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid symptoms for over a decade after being diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus at the age of 18, I remember feeling like a zombie upon waking up and throughout the day, as if there were a brick stuck in the center of my forehead. I felt depressed, hopeless, confused, uninspired, and completely disconnected from my body.
Then, I discovered Ayurveda and the power of adaptogenic herbs to restore mental clarity. I feel alive, vivacious, energized, and focused - and I have this potent combination of ancient herbs to thank!
The #1 supplement or food that I've had the most success with in regulating my thyroid and healing from Hashimoto's Hypothyroid Disease has been Shilajit.
It is a plant-based mineral complex that is known to have 85+ micro-minerals and trace elements in an ionic and bioavailable form, and contains fulvic acid which helps to deliver the minerals to the body.
I know it's worked for me because I've lost weight after nothing else was working, I'm not craving sugar, my eyes are bright and the whites are really white, my skin complexion is glowing and more vibrant, and I'm full of energy in the morning!
My go-to source is from Lotus Blooming Herbs - it's by far the best quality I've ever found, and I've done my research!
The qualities of herbs taken with shilajit are even more potent due to the fulvic acid within shilajit. My favorite combination for thyroid and adrenal health is shilajit and ashwagandha. They are already superstars on their own so one could only expect the best with a shilajit ashwagandha combination. Both have thousands of years to back the claims and a community of Ayurvedic faithful to attest to their wondrous effects to human health. When blended, the ashwagandha shilajit benefits are multiplied - talk about bang for your buck.
For a start, since they both boost brain power and I can attest that they may provide superhuman tendencies - like faster learning and an impressive memory. Although it is said to be a genetic disorder, people who are in danger of developing Alzheimer’s disease can do well with considering this blend to help against developing the disease early. When taken regularly, the brain will become healthier and stay that way for longer.
Shilajit and ashwagandha are both extremely effective with increasing energy, stamina, and gasp - have even better sex. I’ll invite you to experiment and report back.
Because of the double potency of the ashwaganda + shilajit combo, it is acceptable to be extra cautious when having combined substances, and if you are on medication or have a pre-existing condition, talk to your doctor, or find an Integrative Medical Practitioner or Ayurvedic MD who can guide you personally.
Like all good things in life, take your time and attune yourself gradually to the experience. Always choose quality!
The elixir I created as part of my daily morning ritual is brain fog’s kryptonite! I’ve been recommending it to hundreds of my Thyroid Yoga® clients and it been the miracle tonic that has been receiving immense praise for finally helping to ease the symptoms that have been running like wildfire around the thyroid and autoimmune community! The herbs in this tonic are also wonderful for promoting menstrual balance and fertility, and are something I highly recommend for women with PCOS or those who have been missing their periods.
Before we dive into this tonic and adaptogenic herbs, let’s talk about the relation between the thyroid and adrenal glands. Nurturing the thyroid without giving the same TLC to the adrenals is one of the mistakes that I have all too often in those looking to balance their hormones.
Adaptogens are a unique group of herbs used to promote the health of your adrenal system, the system that manages your body’s hormonal response to environmental, physical, and emotional stress. They help support the body’s response to stress and its ability to naturally cope with occasional anxiety and normal fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs.
In tandem with my daily Thyroid Yoga sequences and holistic lifestyle rituals, I’ve been creating a daily tonic of Shilajit, Chayawanprash and Ashwagandha Root extract to support my adrenals and keep me feeling radiant emotionally and physically.
Chyawanprash is an ancient (at least 5000 years old) Vedic Functional Food Recipe. It contains a total of 35 ingredients including botanicals, aromatic spices and linoleic rich fats, which are skillfully combined to produce a “multi-herbal” jam. In Ayurveda, the traditional wellness system of ancient India, Chyawanprash is recommended for daily use as a super nutritional supplement to support and promote longevity, immunity, and rejuvenation. Chayawanprash is also excellent for easing constipation, calming the nervous system, purifying the blood and eliminating toxins from the liver. It is safe for young children and older people as well.
When taken in combination with Shilajit, the herbs within Chayawanprash are even more potent because of the synergistic qualities of Shilajit.
Shilajit has been known for centuries by the people of the mountains of central Asia—Nepal, India, Russia, and Tibet. They are known to have nearly boundless energy, and it's believed that regular consumption of shilajit is the reason. Mineral-rich shilajit helps metabolize proteins and vitamins, contains antioxidants that promote cellular regeneration, and clears your head. It dissolves well in water so is perfect to keep in your purse for whenever you might need a quick brain boost. Lotus Blooming Herbs is currently the only company supplying the highest grade Himalayan-sourced, fair trade, and ethically sourced pure shilajit in it’s genuine and authentic form—a black, gummy mineral resin. I take it every morning to boost my thyroid and give me radiant energy, and it especially comes in handy when I travel. It's my antidote to jet lag, too.
Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. Known as a powerful vitality balancing root, this adaptogenic, Indian-grown root supports harmony, whole-body balance, and vitality. Another benefit: Ashwaganda extracts have the ability to stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body. This causes a dilatation of the blood vessels that carry blood to the sex organs, leading to increased sexual desire.
The combination of Shilajit and Ashwagandha has a long Ayurvedic history of usage. Ashwagandha exhibits a synergistic effect when used with pure Shilajit. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of both the components is increased when used in combination.
Historically, the combination has been used widely as a potent supplement to boost energy levels, improve libido and improve overall health. Shilajit accentuates the beneficial effects of Ashwagandha and hence complements the pharmacological effect.
It has also been shown that a combination of Ashwagandha and Shilajit increases cognitive functions. It was also reported that the combination can help the brain stay healthier longer if taken regularly, and research has also shown the combination has been very successful in diminishing and shrinking thyroid nodules.
It is believed the fulvic acid in Shilajit helps to bring out the many benefits of ashwagandha. The combination also seems to enhance the ability to focus, enhances female fertility and sexual drive, and stabilizes mood and emotion. It isn’t required that ashwagandha be taken with shilajit, but for women needing help regulating menstrual cycles or increasing fertility, it may help.
When to consume:
To maximize absorption, the best time to take this tonic is on an empty stomach in the morning. If you find that shilajit produces immense energy, then we recommend that you don’t take it in the evening as it may create sleep difficulty for some people.
How to consume:
Because these herbs are Ayurvedically hot in nature, it is best to take Shiajit and Chyawanprash with warm coconut milk, which has a cooling, pacifying Ayurvedic quality.
Brain Fog Kryptonite Tonic
1 rice-grain size amount of Shilajit resin
1 tsp Chayawanprash
1 tsp ground ashwaganda root powder
Heat 1 cup of coconut milk or nut milk in a saucepan over low-medium low heat. Add in herbs and whisk until mixture is evenly combined. Sip slowly on an empty stomach early in the morning at the time of sun rise.
Another benefit of this tonic is that it heightens sexual drive and stamina!
Daily ritual: Sip your tonic while rolling on Grace Alchemy, an all-organic essential oil blend that has been designed to balance hormones and serve as a powerful aphrodisiac, you can kiss brain fog goodbye AND feel your sensuality again.
Always consult your primary care physician before incorporating new supplements and herbs into your daily practice, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medications. Also, be sure to read these important precautions and dosage recommendations if you are new to shilajit!