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Shilajit

Shilajit is a mixture of minerals used traditionally in Ayurveda, with the main bioactive of Fulvic Acid. It appears to be heralded, but is currently in the preliminary stages of research in the West.

Our evidence-based analysis on shilajit features 17 unique references to scientific papers.

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How to Take

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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Currently, the only human study conducted used 200mg of Shilajit with 50% Fulvic acid content in two divided doses with meals for a period of 90 days.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects shilajit has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-c Minor - See study
An increase in superoxide dismutase has been noted with Shilajit consumption
grade-c Minor - See study
An increase in follicle-stimulating hormone has been detected with shilajit consumption
grade-c Minor - See study
Minor increase in HDL-C has been detected in persons after shilajit consumption
grade-c Minor - See study
Minor decrease in LDL has been noted with shilajit
grade-c Minor - See study
A decrease in lipid peroxidation (assessed by MDA) has been noted in serum and semen following oral ingestion of shilajit
grade-c Minor - See study
Sperm quality (and thought to apply to fertiliy) has been improved with Shilajit supplementation
grade-c Minor - See study
A 23.5% increase has been noted in infertile men, it is not certain if this applies to fertile men.
grade-c Minor - See study
Minor decrease in triglycerides has been noted with shilajit
grade-c Minor - See study
Minor decreases in vLDL concentrations have been noted
grade-c - - See study
No significant effect has been detected on blood pressure
grade-c - - See study
No significant influence on luteinizing hormone
grade-c - - See study
No significant influence detected on weight

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Things to Note

Is a Form Of

Also Known As

Mineral Pitch, Jew's Pitch, Mineral Wax, Salajeet, Brag-shun, Shilajita, Moomio, Mumie, Mumijo, Mumiyo

Do Not Confuse With

Ozokerite

Caution Notice

The majority of supplements sold as Shilajit (powder -encapsulated, tabletted or loose- and tinctures) are most likely something else or 'improved' with additives such as gums and other stabilizers, taking into account the scarcity of the natural material and its natural properties (exceptionally sticky, sensitive to temparature swings and highly hydrophobic).

In Canada the sale of Shilajit has been prohibited due to high heavy metal levels found in the Indian products that were being investigated. It is recommended to ask for a Certificate of Analysis and / or only buy from reputable sellers.

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