As you are aware, we are at risk for mineral deficiencies developing after #bariatricsurgery. And the further out we are from surgery the greater the likelihood. Although there are a lot of mineral supplements on the market, I've done my research and Stone Blood Shilajit is a product that I've started using twice each day: 15 drops in my morning coffee and 15 drops in my protein shake at night.
Why did I switch to Shilajit? Because it is a highly absorbable form of 85+ nutrients created from the long process of breakdown of minerals and plant matter over a very long period of time. So it cannot be man-made in a lab. Plus it's high concentration of fulvic acid increases cell membrane permeability and allows for better absorption of the minerals. Shilajit also contains high levels of iron and likewise helps the body to absorb that, so it may help in preventing my #anemia from recurring.
So I highly recommend my fellow #bariatric patients talk to their #bariatrics nutritionists about Shilajit. Note that people with certain health conditions should not take Shilajit, and it is possible to be allergic to it, and we should always talk to our doctors before taking a new supplement. The said, here are a several clinical benefits to consider:
Healthline, a very reputable consumer health information website, states "Shilajit contains fulvic acid and more than 84 minerals! so it offers numerous health benefits. It can function as an #antioxidant to improve your body's immunity and memory, an anti-inflammatory, an energy booster, and a diuretic to remove excess fluid from your body."
Also the NIH and ScienceDirect have numerous studies on Shilajit. So you may want to do an internet search for these. But what I find most interesting are the findings on aging, exercise tolerance, and energy:
One study noted that fulvic acid, one of the key compounds in shilajit, acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. As such, it may help reduce free radicals and cellular damage in the body, which are two key factors in aging. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/
Another study noted that people who were obese who took an oral supplement of purified shilajit responded better to exercise than those who did not. Researchers noted that the shilajit seemed to activate genes in the body that helped the skeletal muscles quickly adapt to the new workout. This could mean less fatigue and more strength over time, says Medical News Today -- an respected website for physicians. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874112003893
Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. But the product that I buy, Stone Blood Shilajit, is mined by hand from the Rocky Mountains according to the Himalayan practice. It's the very first North American Shilajit and I think that's really exciting. You can learn more on the product website. This is NOT an affiliate link. stonebloodshilajit.com #MyBariatricLife #WLS #gastricbypass #gastricsleeve ...