Shilajit is a truly amazing substance that could have only arisen from the sophisticated craftsmanship of nature. The combination of organic trace minerals, humic and fulvic acids, amino acids, carbon-60, plant-based antioxidants and many more beneficial organic acids sets it apart from any other trace minerals supplement. Only inside Shilajit will you find such a perfect integration of pristine essential nutrients in balanced ratios which your body can easily absorb, making it one of the best natural supplements of all time!
Ag has potent antimicrobial effects and has long been used to treat wounds, burns and infections. **
blood cell function, protein and enzyme synthesis
Fe (in balance) contributes to enhanced energy levels due to helping both oxygen and electron transport in the body. It is one of the best medicines for those with anemia or who have suffered blood loss. **
collagen link formation, toned muscles, bone health
Si may improve skin, hair and nail growth through collagen synthesis. It has also been shown to reduce Al toxicity, improve Alzheimer's Disease symptoms, boost immune function, remineralise bones and improve arterial health. **
metabolism, blood sugar control
Cr enhances insulin action, which helps to control blood sugar levels especially for diabetics. It also aids in metabolism, possibly lowering weight gain and digestive problems. **
Sr has been proven to improve bone mineral density and reduce fractures in those with osteoporosis, however it also has unwarranted side effects. In Shilajit, Strontium is found in minute amounts, chelated and rendered inert. **
Electrolyte, Nerve Signaling, Cell Function
Na - in balanced proportion as found in Shilajit - is required for optimal cellular health, nutrient intake, heart health, balanced blood pressure, muscle contractions and hydration. **
Immune Function, growth, development, healing, DNA synthesis
Zn is crucial for overall health and vitality. Benefits include wound healing, enhanced immune function, heightened energy levels, better metabolism, improved sexual function, healthy cholesterol profile, removing heavy metals and reducing free radical damage. It also enhances your sense of taste and smell. **
Cell Function, DNA synthesis, Biochemical reactions
Mg improves the health status for every cell in the body. It is known to reduce stress, balance blood sugar levels, improve cognition, aid muscle tone, mitigate migraines, stabilize the heart beat, aid easy breathing, improve mood, possibly reduce kidney stone and cataract formation, and so much more! **
enzyme production, metabolism
Mo indirectly helps to boost energy, remove toxins, prevent DNA mutations and enhance overall cell function due to its essential role in enzyme production. Some data suggests it may prevent neurological conditions too. **
fat metabolism, hormonal activity, urea synthesis
Health benefits of Ni in humans has not been established, yet it has been shown to improve growth, blood cell production and metabolism in animals. Recent data reveal how it benefits probiotic bacteria in our gut, possibly aiding gut health. **
hormone function, cholesterol production, sugar metabolism
Organic V lowers high blood sugar levels, mimics the effects of insulin and increases 'good' HDL cholesterol. Other research indicates that organic V induces apoptosis in cancer cells. **
Biochemical reactions, blood cell function, nutrient transport
Cu helps to maintain energy levels, reduce free radicals, ensure a healthy heart and brain, as well as improve growth of all tissues including hair, skin and nails. **
Electrolyte, Heart Beat, Nerve Signaling
K has a positive effect on all our cells, improving their function. It reduces blood pressure, stress, kidney stone formation, bone calcium loss as well as improves blood sugar levels, heart health, and nerve synapses. **
Cell Function, bone health, enzymes and hormones
Ca helps to balance cellular fluids as well as improve bone and heart health, skin and muscle tone, nutrient transport, weight distribution and overall vitality. **
red blood and nerve cell function, enzyme activation
Co is the main component of B12, which fights anemia, enhances the nervous system, activates enzymes and produces proteins, amino acids and neurotransmitters. **
Ga was shown to destroy tumors and inhibit their growth. It displays antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as helps to correct excessive levels of Ca and prevent bone mineral density loss in those with osteoporosis. **
Au has been shown to slow down the progression of tumors and rheumatoid arthritis. It is known to dramatically reduce inflammation, destroy synovial fibroblasts, reduce arthritic erosion and cause cancer cells to die off. **
Enzyme and hormone production, energy, antioxidant
Mn helps reduce cholesterol, boosts energy, protects against free radicals, improves bone health and possibly lowers blood pressure. It also promotes optimal growth and development. **
Preliminary research suggests that water-soluble Ti improves wound healing, enhances cell membranes, regenerates tissues, boosts athletic performance and lowers stress. **
Amino Acid, serotonin (tryptophan), sugar, organic acids and vitamin metabolism, energy production
Alanine boosts energy, lowers cholesterol, increases endurance, speeds metabolism and enhances cognition especially after strenuous exercise. **
Amino Acid, blood pressure and immune regulation
Arginine helps to lower blood pressure, speed recovery time, removes ammonia from the body, improves fertility, enhances growth, reduces insulin sensitivity, encourages weight loss and improves muscle tone. It improves the health of the liver, heart, kidneys, gut, brain and reproductive organs. **
Amino Acid, urea production, DNA metabolism, neurotransmitter, amino acid synthesis
Aspartic Acid is usually toxic when supplemented with; however, in the balanced proportions found in Shilajit, Aspartic Acid will enhance the synthesis of other amino acids, increasing their health benefits. It may also help to reduce weight. **
Amino acid, collagen, antioxidant and protein synthesis, metabolism, energy
Cysteine boosts energy, has antioxidant properties, reduces inflammation, is required for metabolism, increases hormone production, speeds wound healing and tissue growth. It also enhances the effects of silver, zinc and other amino acids, as well as promotes healthy skin and muscle tone through collagen synthesis. **
Amino acid, cellular metabolism, cognition, DNA synthesis
In balanced amounds, Glutamic Acid acts as a neurotransmitter and enhances cognition, memory and neuroplasticity. It aids potassium transport, lowers inflammation and reduces blood pressure. Certain forms of glutamic acid have antitumor properties. **
Amino acid, DNA, collagen, antioxidant and fatty acid synthesis, energy production, nerve cell function
In balanced amounts, Glycine has multiple health benefits including higher energy levels, lowering inflammation, protecting cells, tissues and organs from damage, improving arthritis symptoms, reducing free radical acitivity, enhancing growth, speeding up wound healing and may reduce risk of heart attacks. **
Amino acid, immune function, digestion, reproductivity, antioxidant, nerve cell function, blood cell production
Histidine protects cells against heavy metals, radiation and free radical damage. It can lower inflammation, improve energy levels, fight fatigue, improve arthritis, anemia, metabolic and kidney disease symptoms, lower insulin resistance, aid weight loss, reduce anxiety and improve digestion for those with bowel disorders. It may also improve symptoms of neurological disorders like Schizophrenia. **
Amino acid, protein and energy synthesis, metabolism, growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation
Leucine improves overall health and is found in all cells of living organisms everywhere. Benefits include quick wound healing, enhanced growth and muscle building, lowered stress levels, heightened energy levels, improved motor control, easier weight loss (when exercising), less weight gain, improved fat metabolism, increased insulin release and stable blood sugar levels. **
Amino acid, nutrient absorption, growth, tissue repair, cellular function, DNA and antioxidant synthesis
In balanced amounts, Methionine enhances growth, speeds wound healing, improves health of hair, skin and nails, enhances the absorption of zinc and selenium, extends lifespan, boosts immune function, reduces excess fat in the liver and protects against inflammation as well as damage caused by free radicals. **
Amino acid, tissue growth and repair, immune regulation, protein metabolism
Lysine speeds up wound healing and recovery time, boosts the immunes response, and reduces stress and anxiety. High lysine combined with low arginine is known to kill off Herpes Sinplex Virus and ameliorate shingles. **
Amino acid, collagen, amino acid and protein synthesis, tissue repair, joint and tendon function, immune function, metabolism
Proline helps keep skin, joints, muscles and tendons healthy by improving collagen and cartilege synthesis. Other benefits include enhanced immune function, antioxidant protection, enhanced metabolism of nutrients (due to producing other amino acids), increased energy levels, fast wound healing and improved growth. **
Amino acid, DNA, protein and amino acid synthesis, cell membrane integrity, fat metabolism, muscle growth, immune function
Serine enhances brain function, growth of all cells, wound healing, immune function and overall cellular function. It can also increase energy levels, protect the brain from damage, potentially aid weight loss, indirectly lowers inflammation and free radical release. **
Amino acid, collagen, enamel and elastin synthesis, fat metabolism, immune function
In balanced amounts, Threonine promotes organ growth and strengthens the immune system. It's benefits include increased brain function, less weight gain, reduced pain and inflammation in the gut, decreased anxiety, improved mood and reduced motor impairment and spasticity in patients with neurological conditions. **
Amino acid, protein, hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis
Tyrosine helps to create thyroid hormones, melanin as well as balancing stress levels, boosting overall body function and skin protection. Other benefits include reduced pain intensity, improved mood, heightened cognition and reduced blood pressure. **
Amino acid, stimulant, growth, tissue repair, nerve function, energy
Valine is known to boost energy levels, build muscles, enhance cognition, reduce stress, improve mood, increase lifespan and protect the liver. Other benefits include faster wound healing, growth and recovery time. **
Benzoic acids are found prolifically throughout nature in plants, animals and bacteria. In high concentrations, they can be toxic; however, in Shilajit, they are found in balanced proportions and possibly add to Shilajit's antimicrobial benefits. **
Carbon-60 includes many benefits including inflammation reduction, powerful free radical scavenging and greatly elevating energy levels. In studies on rats, it lengthened lifespan by up to 90%. **
Cellular metabolite, antioxidant, energy production
The main benefit of Dibenzo-alpha-pyrones is rapidly enhanced energy production, giving rise to twice as much energy production at a faster rate than normal. They also have antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiallergic properties. **
Macronutrient, metabolism, cellular function, hormone signalling, nerve health
Fatty acids have a large variety of benefits for the body, being needed for cell growth, metabolism and more. Specifically our nervous system benefits from fatty acids, as each neuron is protected by a thick layer of fat that helps the cell to function. Fatty acids also give us more energy. **
Blood metabolite, urea formation
Hippuric acids are normally by-products of waste, however they are also known to display antimicrobial properties. Some data suggests that Hippuric acids can dissolve kidney and bladder stones, remove toxins from the body and that higher amounts are associated with a healthier microbiome and reduced metabolic disorder symptoms. **
Organic acid, electrolyte, nutrient transport, antioxidant, metal chelation
Fulvic acid has numerous benefits including enhancing nutrient absorption, rendering toxins inert, lowering inflammation and rebalancing cellular fluids as an electrolyte would. It also improves gut health by allowing probiotic bacteria to flourish at the right pH. **
Organic acid, metal chelation, antioxidant
Humic acids have multiple benefits including reducing inflammation, fighting off pathogens, speeding up wound healing, improving gut health and decreasing free radical release. These acids also chelate heavy metals, rendering them inert while removing them from the body. **
Plant-based hormones, antioxidant
Phenolic steroids are plant-based versions of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, which usually go hand-in-hand with other antioxidant phenolic compounds. In balanced amounts as found in Shilajit they display numerous health benefits, including increasing the amount of sex hormones, improving antioxidant status and protecting cells from oxidative stress. **
Fatty acid, cellular function, metabolism, cell signalling
Phospholipids are types of fatty acid that are highly bioavailable, enhancing cellular function faster than other types of fats. Known benefits include reducing pharmaceutical side effects, lowering inflammation, preventing the growth and spread of cancer, causing tumor cells to die off, lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol and enhancing cognition plus brain function. **
Cellular metabolite, energy production
Phosphoric anhydrides are dehydrated phosphoric acids, which are a class of cellular metabolites with antimicrobial properties. ATP, the main molecules used to create energy, is a derivatve of phosphoric acid and naturally enhances energy production in all cells. In Shilajit, the amounts of phosphoric anhydride are balanced and non-toxic. **
Precursor to pregnenolone, androgen, hormone regulation
Pregnane is needed to produce pregnenolone, a hormone that gets depleted in everyone as they age. Pregnenolone benefits include overall hormonal balance, lower stress levels, enhanced metabolism, improved growth, enhanced cholesterol regulation and incites apoptosis in breast and prostate cancer cells. **
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Retinol 2 , Vitamin B 3 and Copper4 are necessary for each step in the healing process. When they are combined with Fulvic Acid, inflammation is reduced and the formation of new tissue is enhanced. Humins and Humic Acids have antibacterial and antiviral properties 6. Those acids even replace the standard antibiotics in some animal agriculture. With respect to skin conditions, you may apply it directly to the problem spot to speed up the tissue regeneration.
Cuprum, Nickel, Calcium, Manganese, Silicon and Strontium are not only responsible for making bones and joints stronger, they also help in building resilience against various forms of inflomations. 7 Magnesium deficiency causes chronic inflammation. Shilajit resin can supply your body with extra Magnesium to prevent this from happening. 19
Taking Shilajit together with turmeric and ginger increases their effectiveness against serious forms of inflamations. A method for reducing inflammation directly is to mix Shilajit with your solution or cream. Mix Shilajit in a 1:3 proportion and apply it to the problem area.
Shilajit has plenty of iron, which in combination with copper, plays a major role in transporting oxygen in our body. Cobalt is an essential element for making red blood cells after converting to Vitamin B12. 12 Potassium balances the negative effects of excessive salt intake, and reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol. Together with calcium, they regulate the heartbeat. These may be key factors to improving and sustaining healthy blood pressure. 10
There is also plenty of research that links Vitamin E to reducing the risk of heart diseases as well as protecting against atherosclerosis. 34
Because Shilajit is a fantastic energizer, it was officially used by the USSR military, Olympic, and space teams. It works as a natural recovery solution after a workout and has been used to reduce physical weakness and improve stamina. Iron, copper and nickel help to carry more oxygen in the blood, which enhances energy production. It is vital for individuals to take in enough iron for proper physical performance. 13
Vitamin B12 is another well-known energy booster that is also part of shilajit. Fulvic Acid and B12 both have the ability to deliver oxygen directly to the muscle cells. This may help to reduce the detrimental effects of lactic acid and CO2 build up. 31
Aside from the above minerals that have a reputation for optimizing energy levels, deficiencies in Magnesium 35 and other trace minerals in Shilajit have been linked to weakness and fatigue.
Many of these minerals are also required by our mitochondria – the “powerhouse” of all cells – to make energy. One of the main minerals needed for this is Phosphorus, the main ingredient in Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage compound. When ATP is broken down in the body, energy is released.
The minerals housed within Shilajit will not only bolster your immune system, but they may aid in removing heavy metals and other toxins from your body.
Manganese, Molybdenum, Iron, Zinc and Copper are all vital for the creation of enzymes, such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione and Catalase. 36 All three of these enzymes function as the body’s primary antioxidant defence against oxidative stress and constitute a huge part of our immune system. A deficiency in them is closely associated with rapid aging. These enzymes are also essential for ameliorating toxicity and removing all toxins from your system. 37
Silver is a potent antimicrobial metal which swiftly acts to destroy many pathogens. This is the reason why those of Royal blood would often eat off silver plates and use silver cutlery. Shilajit yields perfectly-sized nanoparticles of silver in trace amounts, which are more potent and do not cause health problems – a concern when ingesting sizeable amounts or micro-sized particles. 38
For those who suffer from depression, their zinc level is likely to be low. Shilajit boasts a lot of natural zinc, which is also required by more than 300 enzymes in our body. We don’t get enough zinc in a modern diet, and our bodies are not able to store much of it either. Hence, we need a small, but regular supply of this metal to stay healthy 18
Two additional important elements are magnesium and potassium. Both of these minerals lower blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate. Together with zinc, this may be a great solution to relieve stress and anxiety.19 For some of us, it works as a natural and healthy replacement for prescription drugs or antidepressants.
Calcium, magnesium, and zinc reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. 29 The major role of magnesium is to control blood glucose levels. A recent study found that 25% or more of diabetic patients were deficient in magnesium. The role of zinc in diabetes has not been directly identified, however, a study from Harvard Health looked at how zinc levels influenced the risk for women. They found that a higher zinc level was associated with a slightly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The proper balance of calcium may also reduce the risk of diabetes by 33%. 30
Chromium is another very important trace element present inside Shilajit which has a potent effect on those with diabetes. When Chromium is present inside the body, less insulin is required for glucose metabolism! 39
Although little is known about it, research suggests that Vanadium plays a role in regulating sugar metabolism and cholesterol – more reasons to want Shilajit every single day!
The fact that Shilajit is a life-giving and rejuvenating supplement for plants cannot be overemphasized. In studies, humic substances (such as found in Shilajit) have enhanced root and shoot growth every time. 40 Anyone can prove it to themselves just by applying shilajit mixed with water, to their healthy or weak plants. You’ll be amazed at the results!
There is not enough available research to show exactly what it is that makes shilajit work for all life forms. We do know, however, that as we age we accumulate damaged cells and deplete our overall bodily trace mineral stores, which make our tissues and organs weak. Shilajit helps our cells to be more stable and healthy. It may even replace the damaged tissue with new tissue indirectly by replenishing our trace mineral balance. It may not be the Fountain of Youth but it’s comforting to know that some of the damage can be undone.
We also know that shilajit can boost the production of the hormones that typically decline with age. The body may begin to respond as it once did when it was younger, and some bodily functions may be restored or repaired.
The success of Shilajit is determined by trace mineral absorption, your immune system, gut health, genetic complications, as well as numerous environmental factors, which is typically why results vary. However, we are sure that everyone will find it beneficial, if not life-changing!
Manganese slows down the aging of the skin and the development of wrinkles. It also improves the tensile strength and elasticity of the skin. 20
Copper makes skin healthier by promoting collagen. It is a protein produced by the cells to ‘hold’ the skin together, promoting skin regeneration and reducing wrinkles. 26 Deficiency of copper is also linked to depigmentation of the skin.
Silicon is another important component of collagen formation as well as one of the most abundant trace minerals in Shilajit. 5 Without collagen, your skin would perpetually sag!
Organic selenium and zinc have a general role in normal skin development and function. They protect skin from UV radiation, providing a safe and effective means to reduce UVR exposure. People with a lack of these elements may have skin abnormalities. 25
To use Shilajit for the skin, you can apply it externally like a cream or ingest it internally to promote collagen production. Though there is little scientific evidence to warrant oral or topical supplementation for the skin, there are many anecdotal reports claiming major success!
Many hair experts believe that human hair was healthier 100 years ago. The food was full of nutrients and there were no shampoos with harsh detergents that strip the natural oils from the scalp. Chemically treated water also possesses many harsh chemicals that often contribute to hair loss. Shilajit can enrich your shower soap with a variety of needed elements that our modern diet simply doesn’t supply.
One of the important metals is copper. It may calm your scalp and help hair growth. Copper also may increase your hair’s natural pigmentation. 21 Manganese, selenium, and zinc play an important role in healthy skin, including the scalp.
To be most effective, you should take shilajit internally as well as mixing it with your shampoo or shower gel. Argan or Emu Oil together with Shilajit may multiply the positive effect for hair health. You can also try using organic shampoos, and take extra care not to wash your hair too often. Your hair can go much longer between washings, without becoming too oily.
Showering less frequently, filtering the water supply leading into your house and using a cooler temperature are also better for skin and hair health. If you are going to filter your water, make sure to use a system that replenishes trace minerals – or better yet, use Shilajit instead!
Natural zinc and selenium supplementation improves sexual performance. It promotes proper testosterone levels, prolongs ejaculatory latency, keeps sperm healthy and regulates sex drive. 22
Other sources show that magnesium is one of the elements needed for the production of sex hormones, such as androgen and estrogen, as well as for neurotransmitters, which modulate the sex drive.
Magnesium also helps with premature ejaculation and could prolong the pleasure when you most need it. 23 Other studies show that B vitamins develop the blood flow and “good cholesterol” level that is directly connected with a healthier erection. 24
Further trace minerals that will bring happiness to your love life include Potassium, calcium, iron, Manganese, Copper, Cobalt, trace amounts of Sodium, Sulfur, and Phosphorus. These are all in maintaining blood pressure, vascular health and enhancing the function of nerve endings; which will indirectly help to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction, enhance genital secretions and boost libido in both males and females.
We have had feedbacks from clients in the past about the effectiveness of Shilajit in improving erection and sexual drive. So, why not give Shilajit a try yourself and testify about its wonders?
Some Shilajit trace minerals act as master antioxidants in the body, meaning that they can positively affect our immune system and protect against oxidative stress. Firstly, copper. Besides its role in collagen production, it also serves as an antioxidant that helps skin fight free radicals. It neutralizes the ions that may damage the skin cells. 27
A lack of magnesium is one of many situations that contribute to age-related diseases and other forms of chronic inflammation. A constant source of Magnesium equates enough of an antioxidant capacity to withstand free-radical damage, even in an aged individual. 28
Fulvic Acid itself plays a role as one of the most powerful antioxidants, reducing the damage incurred by free radicals that are produced by your body in response to oxidative stress, certain foods and environmental factors. Finally, the carotenoids retinol and terpenoids plus Vitamin E are all potent antioxidants. These make Shilajit a most powerful organic substance that may prevent or delay cell damage from oxidation.
Just as an engineer may separate a model into its various components, we separate our shilajit into a set of main minerals and acids in order to explain how it works. A model would not work if a single piece is missing, just as a piece is useless without a model.
The complexities of shilajit are made by nature. It cannot be synthesized in a modern lab. That is the real magic of nature! When you take man-made supplements, the better part of it is wasted. We cannot just eat pure minerals to be healthy because they have to be delivered into the cells. This is what shilajit does. Nature crafted and perfected it over millions of years. We can’t add or remove anything to make the benefits of shilajit any better!