Can Shilajit Boost Testosterone ?
Making an appearance in a number of higher priced testosterone boosters, Shilajit is slowly becoming an increasingly common ingredient in natural supplements.
But does it actually work?…. What benefits can it provide?
What Is Shilajit?
Shilajit is an extract taken from Black/Brown rocks found in areas above 1000mtrs from sea level.. its common to areas such as the Himilayan and Hindukush mountain ranges.
It is a mixture of humid acids that has historically ‘miraculous effects’ and it forms an essential part of Ayurveda medicine.
Shilajit is largely made up of:
- Fulvic acid
- D—benzo-alpha pyrones
- Aspartic Acid
- Glutamic Acid
The main component is Fulvic acid
Also Known As
Minerals Pitch, Jews Pitch, Mineral Wax, Salajeet, Brag-shun, Moomio, Mumis, Mumijo, Mumiyo and Shilajita.
There has only been one human study involving Shilajit and this involved test subjects taking 200mg split into 2 doses per day for 90 days… no other references are available regarding safe or toxic doses.
Uses Of Shilajit
There have been a few uncontrolled studies that examine the effects of Shilajit on various aspects of health….
Supplementation has (in these studies) demonstrated slight increases in:
- Sperm Quality and Fertility
- Follicle Stimulation
- HDL-C Cholesterol
- Anti Oxidant Enzyme Profile
It has also demonstrated an ability to reduce
- Lipid Peroxidation
- LDL-C Cholesterol
Shilajit and Testosterone
There has been one clinical study carried out on humans, the subjects –
60 men with infertility problems ran over a 90 day period, where they were all given 200mg ( split into 2 doses daily) with meals.
Over the 90 day period, serum testosterone levels increased by 23.5%.
Similar results have not been recorded in fertile men, so the benefits do seem limited to men with infertility problems.
Shilajit has demonstrated some testosterone boosting effects, but these have been proven to be limited to men who are infertile.. It has not recorded the same effects in otherwise healthy men.