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Shilajit: The conqueror of mountains

If you are one of the 25% of us who feel flat, fatigued or just plain exhausted(1) you’d do well to include Shilajit into your daily routine. Shilajit, or Moomiyo, as it’s otherwise known, is a substance that has been named the Conqueror of mountains and the herb of revitalisation. Its an remarkable herbal compound that’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

On a cellular level, Shilajit has been shown to noticeably increase energy production and improve physical performance. In the former USSR it was secretly used to improve physical and mental performance of olympic athletes and specialist military forces (2) Shilajit actually helps cells to absorb the goodness from our food and other supplements. Think of it as a taxi for nutrients.

Due, in part, to its energy increasing capabilities, Shilajit helps balance the immune system and reduce high cholesterol, blood triglycerides and balance blood glucose. It also aids our bodies to more effectively deal with stress and is strongly anti-inflammatory. In men with infertility it can also markedly improve sperm count, quality and motility (3)

 

Safety and Dosage

Shilajit safety has been well researched (3, 4, 5, 6) Each study found it to be safe and well tolerated even at high doses. What is worth bearing in mind here is that not all Shilajit is created equally. It will vary in quality and strength depending on where it is harvested and how it is processed. ATP science are an Australian nutraceutical company that use a high quality, potent Shilajit extract in one of their products.  Shilajit is well researched and the science is backing up its many traditional uses.  So, If you are tired, aching and looking for increased vitality, consider adding this remarkable compound to your supplement regime.

 

Resources

1) Toulkidis V. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Med J Aust. 2002;176(9):17-55.

2) Stohs, S. J. (2014), Safety and Efficacy of Shilajit (Mumie, Moomiyo). Phytother. Res., 28: 475–479. doi:10.1002/ptr.5018

3) Biswas, T. K., Pandit, S., Mondal, S., Biswas, S. K., Jana, U., Ghosh, T., Tripathi, P. C., Debnath, P. K., Auddy, R. G. and Auddy, B. (2010), Clinical evaluation of spermatogenic activity of processed Shilajit in oligospermia. Andrologia, 42: 48–56. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0272.2009.00956.x

4) Raju S. 2012. PrimaVie. Technical Data Report. Natreon, Inc., 20 Janine Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

5) Sharma P, Jha J, Shrinivas V, et al. 2003. Shilajit: Evaluation of its effects on blood chemistry of normal human subjects. Ancient Sci Life 23:114–119.

6) Ghosal S. 2006. Biological effects of shilajit. In Shilajit in perspective, Ghosal S. (ed.). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 132–156.

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