Known in India as the “Destroyer of Weakness,
Shilajit’s other primary component are DBPs (dibenzo alpha pyrones), which is the “energizer bunny component.”
It seems that via this component, it supports deep rejuvenation and energy production. In one study, participants took just 200mg of Shilajit each day for 15 days and the available energy in their blood after vigorous exercise was equivalent to the levels of available energy before starting exercise. That’s the “energizer bunny component” in action! (2)
Recent studies on Shilajit show that it delivers energy and nutrients to the cell at astonishing levels. In one study mice underwent strenuous exercise and had their energy (ATP) expenditure measured with and without Shilajit. The energy depleted twice as fast in the group that did not take the Shilajit.
For thousands of years, it has been used to help support:
Absorption of vital nutrients
Enhanced potency and effectiveness of other nutrients
Balanced blood sugar
Optimal oxygenation and the body’s natural antioxidant response
Renew Your Cells
Shilajit is known for its ability to rejuvenate a cell by driving oxygen and nutrients into the cell (4) and supporting the body’s natural antioxidant activity, whereby the body rids itself of free radicals. (5)
Traditionally, Shilajit was described as a yogavahi, meaning that whatever is taken with it will be enhanced due to Shilajit’s ability to bring any nutrient into solution and drive it into the cell.
In one study, CoQ10, which boosts energy in heart, liver and kidney cells, was enhanced by 29% with the addition of Shilajit.
Energetics of Shilajit
Taste (Rasa): Pungent, bitter, salty, astringent
Energy (Virya): Heating
Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Pungent
Quality (Guna): Dry, heavy
Tissue (Dhatu): All the tissues
Channel (Srotas): Urinary, nervous, reproductive