Is Shilajit Good for Diabetes? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Shilajit is good for diabetes. Because it has fulvic acid and minerals and they can help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is a condition that affects your blood sugar levels and insulin production.

In diabetes, your body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it produces effectively.

This can lead to various health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure, and vision problems.

One of the key factors in managing diabetes is diet.

What you consume can affect your blood sugar levels, which can impact your diabetes symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage diabetes, you should consume fiber-rich foods like vegetables, whole grains, and legumes and avoid sugar-rich foods like sodas, candies, and pastries.

Now, shilajit is a sticky substance found in the rocks of the Himalayan mountains.

People usually consume it as a supplement in resin or powder form.

Shilajit is good for diabetes because it contains fulvic acid and other compounds.

It may help lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

However, the research on shilajit and diabetes is limited, and more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness.

A pea-sized amount of shilajit resin (approximately 300mg) can give you a significant portion of your daily needs of minerals like iron, selenium, and zinc.

Fulvic acid can positively affect diabetes by reducing oxidative stress and protecting against cell damage.

Furthermore, shilajit is a natural supplement and natural supplements are generally considered good for diabetes.

Because, they can provide essential nutrients without significantly affecting blood sugar levels.

You can consume a pea-sized amount of shilajit resin per day safely.

More than that can cause side effects like nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

That’s why I suggest you limit your shilajit intake to avoid potential interactions with medications.

Stick to 300-500mg per day to minimize side effects.

Also, you shouldn’t consume shilajit if you are taking blood thinners or medications for high blood pressure to prevent potential interactions.

Because shilajit may interact with certain medications.

You can buy shilajit online as well as offline.

To buy it online, there are many brands and marketplaces to choose from.

But as a nutritionist, I recommend checking for third-party testing and certifications to ensure quality.

Because purity and safety are crucial.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with diabetes effectively.

I always recommend my diabetes patients to follow a diabetes-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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