Shilajit is great, but is it BULLETPROOF? [UPDATED Feb 2023]
[UPDATED Feb 2023]
If you’re someone who follows the BULLETPROOF® lifestyle, you may be aware of the importance of avoiding mycotoxins. But if you’re not familiar with mycotoxins, it’s time to learn. According to Wikipedia, mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi that can cause disease and death in both humans and animals. These dangerous substances can be found in a variety of foods, including coffee, fruits, vegetables, and more.
On the other hand, Shilajit is a crucial component of Ayurvedic medicine, with mentions of its medicinal properties dating back over 3,000 years. Ancient texts in India describe Shilajit as a substance that promotes longevity, rejuvenation, healing, anti-aging, energy, improved gut function, optimized immunity, and enhanced brain function. In the Himalayan region of Asia, Sherpas consume Shilajit as a regular part of their diet, as they have observed apes consuming this tar-like substance and noticed that those who ate Shilajit were stronger, smarter, and lived longer than those who did not.
Recent scientific studies have found that the active component of Shilajit is fulvic acid. This beneficial substance is also found in deposits in various regions around the world, including Alberta, New Mexico, and Hungary, which are known for their high nutrient density and purity.
However, one of the downsides of Shilajit is its mycotoxin content. Studies indicate that consuming Shilajit without proper purification and extraction can lead to risks of intoxication due to the presence of mycotoxins, heavy metals, and free radicals. Recent research also suggests that many Ayurvedic products on the market, including Shilajit, may contain detectable levels of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.
Additionally, Shilajit has other major challenges such as taste, smell, solubility, and most importantly, consistency of fulvic acid content. Some products claim 2-8% fulvic acid, while others claim as high as 60%, but most of the products tested only had single-digit percentages.
Fortunately, there is a new Shilajit alternative that is free from mycotoxins. AEON is a purified source of beneficial fulvic acids derived from a pristine deposit in Alberta, Canada. It not only contains zero mycotoxins, but it has also been shown to combat them. AEON has the unique ability to bind to these toxins, neutralize them, and then eliminate them from your system.
The ingredients in AEON are so effective that many countries are studying them for their ability to neutralize pathogens such as the HIV virus and the flu. If you’re interested in keeping your system optimized and detoxified, consider giving AEON a try.
In conclusion, while Shilajit may have numerous health benefits, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks associated with mycotoxins and heavy metals. AEON is a purified source of fulvic acids that may be a safer alternative for those looking to incorporate these beneficial substances into their daily routine.
- Suvarna, V., Kothiwale, S., Tiwari, P., & Muley, A. (2018). Shilajit: A review. International Journal of Green Pharmacy, 12(4), 241-246.
- Gupta, P., & Lata, S. (2018). Fulvic acid: A boon for mankind. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(11), 2273-2283.
- Hirt, M., & Nobel, C. S.
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