The question that may pop up in your head after you finally learn what is shilajit, is “how do I take the resin?” Since there are so many healthy ways to take shilajit and increase its healthy properties at the same time, we will gradually share them with you. One of the best ways to use shilajit is to dissolve it in milk.
Ayurveda is where natural Shilajit meets milk
As you probably know, Ayurveda is an ancient science of life and longevity. It proclaims a way of life that allows you to maintain and restore health and prolong the youth of your body. Ayurvedic methods are based on the idea of using only means of natural origin and simple procedures. The effectiveness of this has been proven for over 5000 years.
Shilajit is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy which has a versatile effect on the human body. Additionally, it is exciting in its production. Shilajit literally means “mountain tar”: It is found in niches of the highest mountains and presents a resin-like consistency made by the mountain itself.
Ayurveda treats milk as Anupama — the conductor of medicinal substances. So milk is a good friend of shilajit due to its ability to better absorb all of the 85+ useful resin components. But Ayurveda gives us some rules on how to properly use milk to get the best from it:
- be sure to buy only natural, unpasteurized and fresh milk: strongly pasteurized milk that has been stored in the store for weeks may overload the digestive system, causing allergy-like symptoms;
- use spices to awaken milk's wholesome properties (cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger) to support the digestive system before digesting dairy products.
What do nutritionists say about milk?
Currently, many nutritionists and doctors of integrative medicine consider dairy products guilty of causing a variety of gastrointestinal diseases, obesity, autoimmune disorders, and hormonal imbalances. Some say that milk is a protein-rich product, others that adults do not have the enzymes necessary for digesting dairy products.
Discussions mainly exist around cow's milk healthy properties. There are few continuously disputable claims to cow's milk:
- it contains casein — the protein which is said to be transformed into mucus in our body. It is said that casein may provoke the occurrence of rhinitis and improper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
- lactose — one of the complex sugars contained in milk and in all dairy products which causes intolerance and allergic reactions. Intolerance means the inability to digest lactose, often associated with a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which may impair digestion;
- doubtful ethics of ordinary cow's milk production: the conditions of cows, supplements, and antibiotics they receive, which are reflected in the quality and nutritional value of milk.
On the other hand, cow's milk is believed to be a source of essential microelements: calcium and potassium. Calcium is one of the most important macronutrients for vital activity of the body. It participates in the process of blood coagulation, affects muscle contraction, and regulates the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters. But its main mission is the health of bones and teeth. Besides the fact that potassium maintains the acid-base balance of the blood and the body's water balance, it participates in the transmission of nerve impulses and is necessary for protein synthesis. It also plays an important role in the expansion of blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
Overall, cow's milk has the following benefits:
- helps to maintain weight and build muscle because of protein;
- improves bone health due to rich calcium content;
- reduces the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Nutritionists recommend refusing milk if you are lactose intolerant and your hormonal background was violated or there were cases of cancer of the uterus, ovaries, breast or prostate in the family. It is better to switch to plant alternatives in those cases.
Non-dairy milk: healthy alternatives
Lactose-free milk is an excellent choice for those having intolerance, as it does not cause allergies. In addition, it is much better absorbed without adversely affecting the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as well as providing the body with protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
Aside from lactose, vegetable milk, unlike cow's milk, does not contain:
- Casein (beta-casein A1), believed to be the true cause of milk intolerance. A1 beta-casein has been shown to be broken down in the gastrointestinal tract with the release of beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM7) peptide, which has opioid properties and can cause inflammatory processes in the body;
- Cholesterol, since the use of dairy products, is not recommended for people with impaired metabolism;
Undesirable effects of vegetable milk are often associated with allergic reactions to the substrate from which it is made: oats, nuts, soybeans, legumes and additives used by manufacturers, including flavors, emulsifiers, and vegetable oil.
How to take Natural Shilajit with milk?
Hot milk is a nice drink; it provides a natural, healthy sleep and enhances nutrition for reproductive tissues for both men and women.
Two additional ingredients you might use in hot milk beverages are honey and spices:
- honey is the finest source of health since it is easily digested and has an almost versatile effect. However, honey should be properly consumed and never be heated above 104F. To use honey in your favorite beverage, let it cool to a warm temperature and then add honey;
- considering spices, Ayurveda says that milk always takes a significant amount of time to digest. In order to support your body, add spices. At the same time, milk is a powerful catalyst and can increase the beneficial effect of spices and herbs. So, it turns out that milk and spices complement each other.
Mixing natural Shilajit with milk makes this beverage so healthy because it literally helps every vitamin and mineral resin content absorb into the body. Benefits of doing this are the following:
- it helps manage your weight because Shilajit itself is a natural metabolic enhancer having the detoxifying effect of protein;
- the resin has a positive effect on mental functions and may even prevent Alzheimer's disease;
- it performs regenerative effects on both bones and tissues;
- it fights chronic fatigue and provides better sleep.