Shilajit is formed over centuries by the long and slow decomposition of plants. It's a prevalent ayurvedic medicine due to its extensive range of medicinal properties.
Shilajit is known to help enhance male sexual health, fertility, and libido. More uncommon, however, are Shilajit benefits for women.
Shilajit is known to have a positive effect on the following: Low Testosterone, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Weight Loss, Periods, Aging, Anemia (Iron deficiency), Hair, Heart, Menopause, High Altitude Sickness and infertility.
In one clinical study of male volunteers between the ages of 45 and 55, half of the participants were given a placebo and half were given a 250 milligram (mg) dose of purified shilajit twice a day. After 90 consecutive days, the study found that participants receiving purified shilajit had a significantly higher testosterone level compared to the placebo group.
Shilajit is also a safe supplement for male infertility. In one study, a group of 60 infertile men took shilajit twice a day for 90 days after meals. At the end of the 90-day period, more than 60 percent of the study participants showed an increase in total sperm count. More than 12 percent had an increase in sperm motility. Sperm motility refers to the ability of the sperm in a sample to move adequately, an important part of fertility.
Since shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may also protect against free radicals and cellular damage. As a result, regular use of shilajit may contribute to longevity, a slower aging process, and overall better health.