Before you start taking and natural supplement it is good to inquire into the potential side effects although properly processed Shilajit is an amazing substance due to its a rarity it is one of the most counterfeited nutraceuticals with much low quality, ineffective and even dangerous sources.
One of the most searched and researched topics throughout history has been what is now known as alternative medicine. These herbs often come and go in a manner much-resembling fads, but some have more staying power than others.
The most popular alternative treatments are usually known because at some point they got a celebrity endorsement, such as Dr. OZ, Opera or Vikram Chauhan. I expect that Shilajit is going to at some point be one of those herbs in the spotlight, Shilajit has too many benefits to stay hidden for long.
Popular or not right now Shilajit is a treatment that has some real staying power. It has been in and out of popularity for literally thousands of years and there really is nothing else that can be substituted for its unique benefits.
But the question we are here to answer, is it safe? Here are the potential side effects can be aware of when you start taking Shilajit.
Side Effects of Shilajit
One of the reasons Shilajit has forged such a distinctive identity for itself has been in just how difficult it is to describe in conventional medical terms (or even in the context of alternative medicine.) While there has been researching into the substance before, there’s definitely something of a societal gap—Indian, Tibetan, and Russian research into and knowledge of Shilajit far exceeds the overall interest level in the United States and other areas (though with the advent with the Internet and the spread of knowledge, this is rapid to change.)
Because of all the scientific studies and clinical trials that have been performed with Shilajit there are is actually a large body of knowledge to draw on. The resin and its side effects have been very well researched especially in Russia. So we can be confident of the safety of Mumijo alone although more research is needed to learn how it interacts with other herbs and medications.
These are the known side effects and the circumstances that they arise in.
- Gout: Another commonly-reported side effect of Shilajit, but as with uric acid, is commonly cited in conjunction with another extenuating circumstance, namely, high iron levels, either preexisting or after taking poor quality Shilajit. (It is very important that any Shilajit you purchase has quality processing as well as third-party lab tests run.)
- Allergic Reactions: This should come as a given, but there’s always the chance with any substance that you may have a preexisting allergy to it or else develop an allergic reaction to it over time. Although rare there have been occasional cases of allergic reactions to Shilajit. In the vast majority, however, the resin has been proven to be a strong anti-allergic compound and is commonly prescribed by naturopathic doctors to combat allergies.
Know Your Shilajit Provider
I personally take Planet Ayurveda Shilajit daily and having tried all the best suppliers it is easy for me to recommend them, most people agree that Pürblack is the best.