What are the Benefits of Shilajit?

You’ve heard about shilajit and how it might be able to increase your quality of life. But does it really work, and what are the true benefits of shilajit?

As mentioned on the homepage of this site, the list of the benefits of shilajit is extraordinary. There are a great number of research supported positive health benefits of shilajit, and the traditional Ayurvedic benefits associated with shilajt are even greater in number.

Traditionally, Shilajit was believed to be a general restorative tonic, meaning it helps fight a range of illness and is also taken to maintain good health. It was given to cure common colds, it was taken as a daily supplement in the morning with warm milk or water, and was especially recommended to boost sexual health and performance.

Classical ayurvedic literature also describes shilajit as a true rasayana, or an alchemical compound that did not require any modification, and when found in nature was already in a form to create great healing. A great many claims about the powers of shilajit have been proclaimed throughout the years… even going so far as to claim it as a cure for cancer. In this article we’ll focus on the facts, instead of covering unconfirmed and unlikely claims.

What does the research say about Shilajit benefits?

There is a growing body of evidence that confirms or supports the many traditional beneficial claims made about shilajit. You can find links to many of these papers on our article Does Shilajit Work. The popularity of shilajit has rapidly climbed in the last several years and we expect that it will soon be widely known and used throughout the world for it’s many health benefits.

As general interest in shilajit continues to grow more and more scientists will increasingly make it a priority to test the claims in a laboratory setting. The vast majority of research thus far has been very positive, and instead of dismissing shilajit like many “natural remedies” the science has actually confirmed many surprising benefits. Below is a small but growing list of scientifically validated health benefits.

Be sure to check back occasionally as we will continue to keep this article updated with the latest research confirmed benefits of shilajit.







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