Shilajit

Last Updated: September 28 2022

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.

Shilajit is most often used for

What else is Shilajit known as?
Note that Shilajit is also known as:
  • Mineral Pitch
  • Jew's Pitch
  • Mineral Wax
  • Salajeet
  • Brag-shun
  • Shilajita
  • Moomio
  • Mumie
  • Mumijo
  • Mumiyo
Shilajit should not be confused with:
  • Ozokerite
Dosage information

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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