Many people are not aware when their body lacks minerals.
If you understand the signs of mineral deficiency, it will help you know when you need to boost your minerals intake.
Our bodies are designed to work with the natural elements found in our food. Plants create vitamins and pull minerals from the soil to serve specific functions, like protection from disease or energy production. We then repurpose these nutrients after we consume them. Minerals are an interesting case. They are inorganic elements found in the earth’s crust, but these often must be combined with organic molecules to become usable by the human body.
Our modern diet includes many minerals, but many are lacking as processing, high heat, and oxidization destroy what our bodies need. On top of this, modern agricultural practices strip the soil of minerals through overuse and pesticides that kill beneficial microbes. We enrich foods, but many of these enriched foods contain synthetic forms, not the organic compounds our bodies recognize from food. The best way to get the minerals we need is to start taking natural Shilajit resin.
The primary active ingredients in Shilajit are Fulvic Acid, Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones, Humins, Humic Acid, trace minerals, vitamins A, B, C and P (citrines), phospholipids and polyphenol complexes, terpenoids. Also, present are microelements (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, manganese, chrome, iron, magnesium and other).
Shilajit Resin is an exudate that is pressed out from layers of rock in sacred Altai Mountains. It is a mineral deposit that is made up of humus and decomposed plant remains. Shilajit contains loads of vitamins, minerals, and Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid, which are key components to a good cleanse since they remove heavy metals from the body. First of all, the main health benefits of shilajit resin is its able to help slow down the aging process in various ways. No wonder it’s known as the Conqueror of Mountains!
Top 5 Warning Signs of Mineral Deficiency:
Headaches and lightheadedness
Some of the possible signs that your body lacks minerals are headaches and lightheadedness. One recent report published in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology highlights the possible triggers of migraines and tension-type headaches, and mineral deficiency is one of them.
Instead of reaching for a pill when suffering from a headache, dissolve pea size portion of Shilajit with a glass of water and drink it. If the headache is because of mineral deficiency, it will go away soon.
‘Brain Fog’ or poor concentration
Mineral deficiency can be the reason for symptoms of brain fog, such as forgetfulness and difficulty focusing, thinking and communicating. According to a 2013 study published in Clinical Autonomic Research mineral deficiency is one of the most frequently reported brain-fog triggers, along with fatigue, lack of sleep, prolonged standing and feeling faint.
In a 2011 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition it was found that people who has mineral deficiency performed worse on cognitive tasks and also reported difficulty making decisions. There were also adverse changes in mood states of fatigue and anxiety.
Fatigue and lethargy
If you are feeling fatigued and lethargic, it might be because of mineral deficiency. Lack of minerals can be the reason for low blood pressure and inadequate oxygen supply throughout the body, including the brain. Lack of oxygen causes sleepiness, fatigue and a lethargic feeling.
Additionally, when you are demineralized, your body has to work much too hard to ensure proper blood circulation, transporting nutrients and even breathing. Expending extra energy makes you tired faster than usual.
One of the easiest ways to stay alert and energized is Shilajit, so keep it handy.
Joint and Muscle Pain
A vital component of healthy joints and cartilage is minerals. If your body lacks minerals, then your bones start grinding against each other, and causing pain in the joints. If your body is well mineralized, then your joints can handle sudden movements, such as running, jumping or falling awkwardly, without any pain.
A 2008 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows that body mineral status is an essential consideration in modulating the hormonal and metabolic responses to resistance exercise.
Scaly, dry skin and lips
Another indication that your body lacks minerals is dry skin that lacks elasticity. The skin requires a good amount of minerals to remain in good condition because it is the body’s largest organ.
Another indication of mineral deficiency is dry and chapped lips. Hence, along with moisturizing your skin with a good moisturizer, by drinking an adequate amount of Shilajit water you have to make sure you are mineralizing your skin from the inside out.
Tips to Prevent Mineral Deficiency:
- Start your day with a large glass of Shilajit water – add a pea size portion of Shilajit resin and let it dissolve.
- When you are busy and often forget to Shilajit water, you can put pea size portion of Shilajit resin under your tongue, after some time you’ll get used to the taste.
- Along with Shilajit, start including water-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Try not to drink beverages that can cause demineralization, such as alcohol, energy drinks and others that contain caffeine.
- You should consult your doctor immediately if you are having symptoms such as extreme thirst, dizziness, not passing urine for more than eight hours, and a rapid or weak pulse.