A jar of Evolution Botanicals Himalayan Shilajit infront of a background of a mountain range.

Shilajit Unveiled: Discovering the Secrets of a Natural Wonder

Evolution Botanicals Shilajit powder is a rock exudate that has been wild collected from the Himalayan mountains. The rock exudates are 100% water extracted to a dry powder and our laboratory testing procedure remains consistent for each batch produced. This helps us ensure it contains key trace minerals and is free from heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiological contaminants. 

Shilajit is a rejuvenating Ayurvedic tonic sourced from rocks high in the Himalayas, sometimes referred to as “The Destroyer of Weakness”. As well as a complete array of 80 trace minerals, it contains Fulvic & Humic Acid, which may enhance other nutrients’ synergistic effect. 

It is believed to be a true source of primal nutrition, strength, and stamina.
This powerful mineral complex is believed to rejuvenate the body, neutralise free radicals, and counteract adrenal overstimulation and exhaustion, help boost brain function, slow the aging process, increase fertility and much more!

Continue reading to discover the many amazing benefits of our Shilajit with linked clinical studies to support indicated claims.

1. Hormonal Regulation in Men & Women.
Shilajit has a hormonal regulating effect in both men and women. Shilajit affects reproductive hormone functions. In healthy males, supplementation increases blood testosterone and encourages the production of sperm. When tested in pilot studies involving rats, it was also associated with ovulation in adult female rats, indicating that Shilajit powder may be an agent to consider for those dealing with infertility.

Male fertility and Testosterone
Shilajit has been studied to increase male fertility. One study gave 60 infertile men Shilajit twice a day for 90 days. After the test period, almost half of the men who completed the treatment showed an increase in total sperm count and sperm motility, or how many and how well the sperm move towards the egg, both of which are factors in male fertility. 

Another study looked at the ability of Shilajit to increase testosterone levels in healthy volunteers. Men between 45 and 55 years old were given Shilajit for 90 days. At the end of this period, researchers noted significant increases in the levels of total free testosterone.

2. Alleviates Pain Response
Ayurvedic medicine has long praised Shilajit for its ability to reduce pain naturally, but research has been limited until the last few years. Because of its interaction with GABA levels in the brain, Shilajit has a significant effect on orofacial pain (pain of the face, mouth or jaws), acting as a “sedating agent.” A 2015 study on mice found it to relieve and lessen chronic pain over the course of time, dependent on the size of the dose.
Regarding pain, in a study involving mice, Shilajit interacts positively with morphine, minimizing the buildup of tolerance to morphine and, therefore, reducing the amount of this medication that one in serious pain would need to introduce into his or her system for effective pain relief.

3. May Help Manage Blood Sugar Levels.
Those with diabetes/hyperglycaemia would be interested to know that Shilajit can help reduce blood glucose and lipid profiles in diabetic rats.

4. Fights Inflammation and Viruses
Research finds that Shilajit can be effective in healing and preventing gastric ulcers and reducing the inflammation related to them. One 2021 study demonstrated that it helped alleviate gastric lesions in rats.
Not only does it help alleviate inflammation, but it has “broad, yet specific” antiviral properties. One Italian lab study found significant antiviral activity against a number of herpes-related viruses and HRSV, a virus that causes respiratory tract infections, especially in children.

Antiviral Properties
The wide range of minerals and compounds found in Shilajit may also help fight off viruses. A research study noted that Shilajit could fight off and kill many different viruses in isolated environments, including some herpes viruses.
Researchers commented that while it does appear to be effective, more studies carried out with live subjects are needed to back up these claims. Many researchers agree that it impacts so much of the body because of the way it helps these systems remain in equilibrium.

5. Provides Energy and Revitalization
For millennia, practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have prescribed Shilajit to boost energy and revitalize the body. Because of the level of importance these natural doctors put on this supplement, the body of confirmed scientific research on it is growing steadily.

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 actually 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’s been found to create a powerful effect on mitochondrial oxygenation when combined with supplemented CoQ10 an antioxidant naturally found in all human cells.
As this substance helps increase the production of ATP, it increases overall energy and stamina. In fact, it’s commonly used to enhance athletic performance.

Chronic fatigue syndrome a disorder classified by at least six months of inescapable fatigue, has been successfully treated with Shilajit supplementation, also evidenced by the way it enhances mitochondrial function. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that Shilajit helped reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome in test subjects.

In addition to mitochondrial efficacy, it revitalizes the body with its strong antioxidant properties. By fighting disease-causing free radicals, it repairs internal damage to the body caused by chemicals and other oxidative agents you’re exposed to, and it reduces the levels of fat in the blood.

6. Promotes Brain Health
Shilajit seems to have a targeted mechanism for protecting brain cells in particular Initial studies show it has “distinct and marked neuroprotective activity.”
In an animal study conducted by the Physiology Research Center at the Kerman University of Medical Sciences in Iran on the effects of Shilajit on risk factors following a traumatic brain injury, researchers discovered that it has positive effects on the three most indicative factors of death following traumatic brain injury: brain edema, blood-brain barrier permeability and intracranial pressure.
This incredible nutrient may also present a novel treatment option for patients suffering from mild cases of Alzheimer’s disease. The presence of fulvic acid and a treatment protocol including administration with B vitamins have shown promising results in pilot studies. Another study in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease noted that Shilajit is traditionally used for longevity and to slow aging and showed Potential Pro-cognitive Activity.

In addition, Shilajit exhibits anti-epileptic properties and potentially antipsychotic effects, as it adjusts GABA levels (a naturally occurring acid in the brain) to normal.

7. Aging
One study noted that fulvic acid, one of the key compounds in Shilajit, acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. As such, it may help reduce free radicals and cellular damage in the body, which are two key factors in aging.
Daily supplementation of Shilajit may contribute to overall vitality and a slower aging process in some people.

8. Heart health
Shilajit may also protect the heart and improve heart health. A recent study published in Cardiovascular Toxicology performed on rats noted the protective effects Shilajit has on the heart.

Animals who were treated with Shilajit prior to cardiac injury had less damage to the heart than those who were not given Shilajit. It is important to note that Shilajit may reduce blood pressure in some cases and should seek practitioner advice before taking by anyone who has an active heart condition.

 9. Obesity
Carrying extra weight can tire the muscles and put stress on the bones. A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food noted that people who were overweight who took an oral supplement of Shilajit responded better to exercise than those who did not.

Researchers noted that the Shilajit seemed to activate genes in the body that helped the skeletal muscles quickly adapt to the new workout. This could mean less fatigue and more strength over time.

10. Altitude sickness
One of the claims made by traditional practitioners is that Shilajit can help alleviate altitude sickness. The changes in pressure at high altitudes can greatly affect some people. Symptoms of altitude sickness range from body pain and fatigue to lung congestion and low oxygen in the brain.

Shilajit is a complex substance that contains more than 80 different minerals, as well as fulvic acid and humic acid. Because of this broad spectrum of beneficial components, Shilajit is thought to help reduce many symptoms of altitude sickness. It may help improve the brain’s cognitive processes, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation, all of which could lessen altitude sickness.


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