A sticky, tar-like black substance obtained from high and towering mountain ranges- how much good can it possibly do? Turns out, a lot. Shilajit was traditionally extracted and sourced from places like Tibet and the Indian subcontinent but is now put to good use in variant geographies, all around the world. It’s oldest recorded benefits were passed down through generations via the ancient, Ayurvedic, medicinal episteme, also originating in India.

Research and a large body of work conducted on Shilajit has revealed that it has a potent androgenic nature that plays a role in fertility among men. In addition, a 100 mg Shilajit capsule was administered twice daily after major meals for 90 days, to a specific sample and the results discovered a significant improvement in spermatia and total sperm motility. The employment of traditional systems of medicine to treat sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and the like are increasingly being observed.

The lesser known advantages of Shilajit however, cater mainly to hair health and care. One of the main contributors to hair loss according to reliable statistics is stress, mental issues, depression and anxiety. The phosphorus and magnesium content in Shilajit is utilised by the power-house of the cell to produce ATP which serves as an energy source for our body. Moreover, its potassium rich properties relax the muscles and soothe the tissues of the gut. Remember- the lesser the stress and anxiety, the lesser the thinning out and deteriorating quality of hair.

Enriched with ionic minerals, vitamins and essential humic and fulvic acids, Shijalit has the ability to rejuvenate and replenish one’s nails and hair.

Data is testament to the fact that Shijalit is safe to consume daily. Misters suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension, however, are advised to avoid it altogether, by Ayurvedic experts and professionals. Make sure you consult your nearest physician.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP