articles

Mountain Blood: 5 ways it will lift your game

 

You train hard, you eat clean and you understand the importance of recovery. You’re ready to take it to the next level and super-power your hard work! Mountain Blood could be just the boost your training needs and here’s why. But first, what on earth is it?

 

When the locals noticed that the monkeys eating a black substance seeping from the mountains, were stronger, more agile and more alert, they knew these wise creatures were onto something. Ayurvedic doctors have been using it to safely and successfully to support a myriad of health complaints for centuries. Renowned for its potent health-supportive and balancing properties, science is now catching up, as we discover more and more amazing health benefits of this all natural and ancient superfood known by the locals as shilajit. Mountain Blood is exactly this; shilajit in its purest, edible form. Nothing added.

 

Made by the compression and biodegradation of plant matter over centuries, this vegan, mineral rich superfood delivers nutrients in their most bioavailable form. It’s said to contain over 85 minerals in ionic form, vitamins and amino acids. The added magic comes from the naturally high levels of fulvic and humic acids. Not only does the fulvic acid super-boost the nutrients it is consumed with, it also has the ability to transport them directly into the cells - exactly where they need to be to support optimal health.Shilajit is a tar like, resinous substance that is strong in aroma and flavour. But with health benefits that are equally as potent, you won’t care what it tastes like.

 

Here are our top 5 reasons you need to include Mountain Blood in your daily regime…

 

1. Increases energy and stamina

Traditionally called the ‘Destroyer of weakness’ and ‘Conqueror of mountains’, shilajit has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for millennia to rejuvenate the body and boost energy. When sufficient and bioavailable nutrients are reaching the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) it can work effectively to produce ATP (energy), increasing overall energy and stamina. In fact, shilajit is still to this day commonly used to enhance athletic performance.(1)

Unlike coffee, many people say that Mountain Blood gives them a more grounded, whole body energy. Adding a dose before a training session could give you the boost of energy and strength you need.

 

2. Supports muscular regeneration

Mountain Blood also acts as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and was used as an anabolic agent by the soviet sports and military, thanks to the extensive results it has shown when it comes to healing muscle and bone tissues. In a 2016 study (2) published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, supplementation significantly improved the function and regeneration of skeletal muscles. A diet including good quality protein, with the addition of Mountain Blood, could mean faster recovery and muscle gains.

 

3. Strengthens and repairs the skeletal systems

Shilajit has been used for hundreds of years, both inwardly and outwardly against injuries, bone fractures and dislocations.Initial evidence shows that it supports in the regeneration of bones, protecting fromand slowing the process of osteoporosis.

Shilajit has also been shown to increase the body’s production of collagen (3), which means joints are sufficiently supple and protected during training. Shilajit really is one of the most effective supplements to promote the strength and suppleness of your body during strength training and indeed all psychical activity.

  

4. Up-regulates testosterone production (in balance with your body)
Testosterone plays many important roles in the human body, affecting everything from the reproductive system and weight loss to muscle mass and bone density. It also plays a crucial role in mood balancing. In a 2016 study (4) of healthy males aged between 45-55 years, supplementation of shilajit over 90 days of 250mg twice daily, significantly increased blood testosterone levels. It is also indicated that shilajit increases the growth hormone, which in combination with testosterone, could improve muscle gain in both men and women. Unlike supplementing directly with these hormones, your body increases them naturally and in balance with your body.

 

5. Increases whole body nutrition

When it comes to bodybuilding, a key part of your training is recovery and (re)nourishment, of your muscles in particular. A high protein meal and some form of glucose is key to avoiding the breakdown of your muscle when glycogen levels are low. Adding Mountain Blood to your post training refuel could really ramp up the benefits. Rich in over 85 ionic form minerals, amino acids and key vitamins, shilajit is said to be naturally rich in fulvic and humic acids, which act as transporters, meaning the nutrients from the Mountain Blood (and the food you’re eating) are carried directly to the cells; in your muscles and your whole body. And as Mountain Blood is rich in these highly bioavailable minerals, you replenish your lost electrolytes too!

 

 

From stress reduction, anti-aging and immune boosting, to increasing libido, balancing hormones and supporting brain health, the ways in which shilajit has supported the human body over the centuries, is almost endless. Due to its natural balance of key nutrients in their most bioavailable form, Mountain Blood shilajit can really boost and support all the hard work you’re putting in.

Try Mountain Blood for yourself and let us know how you feel!

Follow us on Instagram @nature.provides for tips and info

 


Older Post