Why Would You Want To Wear A Shungite Crystal?

Shungite is a black, mineral-based rock that is often cut into decorative shapes and made into pendants. You'll see these pendants not only at jewelry shops but sometimes also at health stores and healing shops. But why would someone want to wear a shungite crystal around their neck? As it turns out, shungite is said to have a number of benefits, which the wearer gets to enjoy if they wear a piece of the shungite. Here's a look at some of those benefits.

Inflammation Relief 

Shungite is said to help relieve inflammation in the body. It may do so by reducing the levels of certain inflammatory cells and hormones in the body. Inflammation is at the core of so many different disease states. It's a key symptom of arthritis, which means wearing shungite could help ease the swelling in your arthritic joints. Inflammation also plays a role in acne, allergies, and even irritable bowel syndrome. As such, wearing shungite pendants may help ease the symptoms of any of these diseases. Do not that shungite is not a cure for any of these ailments — more like a "therapy" that can give you some relief from their inflammatory symptoms.

Less Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress occurs when oxygen radicals bind to your cells. This causes damage to the cells. Substances that have antioxidant properties can bind to these free oxygen radicals instead. This "uses up" the radicals so they can no longer bind to your body's cells. Shungite is said to have antioxidant properties and to be helpful in reducing oxidative stress. In this way, it may help slow the aging of the skin. It may also help your body ward off infections and avoid diseases like cancer.

Immune Support

Your immune system works hard to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. If it can get some help doing this, you'll get sick even less often. Or, if you do become sick, you may feel better faster. Shungite is thought to help kill or "ward off" invading bacteria and viruses. In doing so, it reduces the number of pathogens your body's own immune system has to battle. This is why many people wear shungite during flu season and when they go out in public.

As you can see, there are numerous health benefits associated with wearing a shungite necklace. Find yourself one that you like, and put it on. It may soon become a go-to in your wardrobe. 

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