Our capsules are 250mg of Shilajit (sourced from the Himalayas) along with 50 mg of Pine Bark
Take 1-2 capsules (of 300mg) twice a day with food or other supplements if preferred
Shilajit is a blackish-brown substance that exudes from rocks in the Himalayan Mountains which span several countries. It has a tar-like consistency and oozes from cracks in rocks in hot weather. In ayurvedic tradition, this herbal/mineral compound is considered a rasayana. The black to brown type is the one most commonly used but ancient texts also described red, yellow, and bluish-grey varieties. According to the Charaka Samhita, a foundational book of Ayurvedic lore, ” There is no curable disease in the universe that cannot be cured by Shilajit.” The ancient Vedic text Rig Veda also spoke of an elixir called soma which came from rocks in the mountains. Soma was a mythical aid in the hunt for immortality sought by alchemists.
In traditional ayurvedic or Indian medicine it has been used to enhance virility (along with Ashwaghanda) and to aid a variety of other conditions such as diabetes, ulcers, anemia, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, and arthritis.
It was apparently rediscovered by observations by Himalayan villagers of monkeys chewing the substance that had flowed from between layers of rock. The villagers attributed the monkeys’ strength, vitality, longevity to the shilajit and began using it themselves. They reported many improvements in their health as a result.
The material from the Himalayas is considered vastly superior to the material gathered in Russia or China. Traditionally, shilajit is consumed by people from Nepal and the North of India, and children usually take it with milk in their breakfast. Shilajit has also recently been found the Andean mountains of Chile.
Modern studies have supported the benefits touted in traditional use. These include regulation of blood sugar (better than metformin) (1), regulation of cholesterol, relief of anxiety & stress, relief of arthritis (2), enhanced learning & memory (3), and the prevention of gastric & duodenal ulcers from aspirin use. (4)
“One-way shilajit helps provide the body with energy is the way it increases the function of mitochondria within the body. Mitochondria are organelles that serve as the “power source” of cells in the body because they convert oxygen and nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the substance that powers body cells. Shilajit encourages the function of mitochondria, helping them oxygenate more efficiently. Not only does it help mitochondrial function on its own, but it has been found to create a powerful effect on mitochondrial oxygenation when combined with supplemented CoQ10, an antioxidant. (from the BiologicalMedicineInstitute.com) ” In this way it may be useful for those with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Immunomodulator, Anti-inflammatory, possible Adaptogen
humus, various minerals including selenium, organic acids (primarily 80% fulvic, also humic, benzoic, hippuric, etc), and dibenzo-alpha-pyrones
- Wild Crafted
- Collected without use of dynamite or heavy equipment (common in shilajit sourcing)
- Low-Heat, Solvent-Free Extraction (below 96°F)
- Processed in an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Facility
- All Natural, Raw, Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
- Not Irradiated
- No Fillers or Binders
Shilajit can increase uric acid in the body and should not be taken by people with gout, arthritis, gouty arthritis, or uric acid calculi (small uric acid kidney stones)
When shilajit is combined with Metformin or gibenclamide, it enhances the medications’ ability to lower blood sugar levels