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Shilajit Heavy Metals-Shilajit Lead Poisoning

Shilajit is a natural Ayurvedic herb which is considered to be beneficial for our overall health. But some says that Shilajit Heavy Metals can also be harmful to our health. So, today, I made this post to make a comparison between the heavy metals in Shilajit and the number of heavy metals in other foods.

Shilajit Heavy Metals

Does Shilajit Contain Toxic Heavy Metals?

Just like a fruit riched with high vitamin flavors, Shilajit is also riched with trace metals and minerals. The foods we eat in our daily diet, contain some heavy metals which can be harmful if taken the overdose. Similarly, the heavy metals present in Shilajit such as Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic, Aluminum, and Mercury can harm our health in a similar way.

All metals are already existing in our body except for mercury. Since Shilajit is made of organic plants, it does contain heavy metals. Apart from that fact, the population in our environment is also a reason for food contamination. The excessive quantities of heavy metals can be toxic and that can cause disrupt cell function, also leading to cancer or other serious diseases.

Types of Shilajit Heavy Metals

Shilajit contains Trace metals which are different than metallic ore or industrial metals. Trace metals can be measured even though they contain a small amount such as less than 0.1% or 1000ppm (parts per million). The trace metals also called organic metals which are formed in plant cells and tissues that considered to be an important part of their nutrition.

Organic metals can be less harmful as they are combined with carbon. Inorganic metals occur in pure metallic form and combined with non-carbonic elements. EPA regulations are most likely based in inorganic metals. The toxicity of the metals disrupts the complex sequence of metabolic reactions in the body. But when it comes to carbon, it cannot react the same way. That’s why the organic metals are far safer than the inorganic ones.

Pure Shilajit is made from organic metals but that does not mean you are safe. You need to pay attention to the numbers.

Shilajit Lead Poisoning- A Horrendous Truth

The effects of Shilajit Heavy Metals depend on the dose, duration, and frequency of the intake. Pure Himalayan Shilajit has 1670 ppb of the lead with the single serving of 150 mg, therefore, the total consumed lead amount is 1.67 x 0.15 = 0.25 ug.

99% amount of lead taken by an adult will dwell in the waste within a couple of weeks. And when it comes to Mercury, most of the amount of this metal comes from air, water vapors which already becomes 80% and we take it through our foods. An excessive amount of mercury can harm your health while the small amount of mercury leaves our body in exhaled breath.

Fortunately, both organic and inorganic metals leave your body in urine. Both of the metals will be gone in several days but some will remain on your body for some longer.

How to Use Shilajit Safely? Though Shilajit Heavy Metals?

I have explained how Shilajit is not that harmful as we were thinking. But still, for your mental comfort, you may perform the following steps to confirm your safety.

  • Pay attention to your maximum dosage
  • Take it once or twice in a day (with doctors’ prescribed)
  • Avoid taking it every day. 4-5 times a week is enough.
  • Take 3-4 months break and then continue with the Shilajit dosage

All foods contain heavy metals so does Shilajit. But the truth is Shilajit is full of organic metals while the others are full of inorganic metals. Imagine how would life go if you search for heavy metals in whatever you eat? (Wink).

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