In the recent past, there has been a shift from the over-reliance of pharmaceutical drugs to treat and prevent diseases and more and more people are looking for natural cures given to us by Mother Nature.
Shilajit is one of these gifts, found primarily in the rocks of the Himalayas. It is a sticky, organic, tar-like substance naturally occurring in the mountains around the globe, formed by the slow decomposition of plants.
From its description, it doesn’t sound at all tasty, but its benefits will outweigh any inhibitions you may have. Men who live and work in the mountains have been known to use Shilajit and their strong physiques and endurance can be attributed to more than just the mountain air.
Benefits of Shilajit for Men’s health
Shilajit is used as a supplement to promote male fertility. A study conducted on 60 infertile men was conducted, giving them Shilajit twice a day for 90 days and the results were impressive!
At the end of the 90 days, over 60% of the study participants recorded an increase in total sperm count with more than 12% showing an increase in sperm motility(the ability of sperm to move effectively)
Increases testosterone level
Testosterone is a primary male sex hormone, but it happens that some men have lower levels than others. Common signs to look out for that indicate low levels of testosterone include:
- low sex drive
- rapid hair loss
- loss of muscle mass
- increased body fat
Shilajit can increase testosterone! A clinical study undertaken showed that male participants who were given a 250mg dose of Shilajit twice a day showed significantly higher levels of testosterone as compared to those who were given a placebo.
Shilajit does more than make things better in the bedroom. Men who work in the mountains carry out very taxing duties and they require a lot of energy to do so, especially in those very high altitudes.
Shilajit has been used for hundreds of years to bump up energy levels of men. In a study conducted on rats, it was found that Shilajit helped to boost mitochondrial function, improving energy levels.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome effects can also be reduced using Shilajit supplements.
Protects the heart
The antioxidant activity of Shilajit has been linked to improving the overall health of the heart. Animal tests showed less cardiovascular damage with the frequent use of the herb.
Encourages healthy aging
Studies show that the antioxidant activity in Shilajit protects against cellular damage. Cellular damage can be linked to speeding the aging process of major organs of the body including the heart, liver, lungs, and skin.
Fulvic acid in Shilajit gives antioxidants and minerals directly to needy cells.
Helps with high altitude sickness
Working in the mountains can be quite strenuous to the body. High altitude sickness is a major problem in such mountainous regions.
It can easily be triggered by low atmospheric pressure, high wind velocity or cold temperatures.
High altitude sickness can trigger a range of symptoms including insomnia, pulmonary edema, hypoxia, dementia, body pain and a general feeling of lethargy.
Shilajit contains over 84 minerals as well as fulvic acid, offering numerous health benefits. It can be used as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunity, energy and memory booster.
When you are looking for this precious substance, get it in its natural form. At room temperature, Shilajit should have a brownish-black color and melt in your hand. It should also have a bitter taste.
It is a safe and effective supplement that is most commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine.