ShilajitShilajit Powder with Triphala

Product Description: Translation of “Shilajit” is “Conqueror of Mountains, Destroyer of Weakness.”

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Shilajit is a mineral pitch harvested in the Himalayan Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 to 13,000 feet during the warm season. An abundance of microbial life feeding on ancient flora, fauna, and rock creates this amazing panacea. Shilajit’s high mineral content (84+ organic minerals) has been said to provide endocrine-regulating properties (adaptogenic). Shilajit is a balanced and truly amazing super-food, comprised of useful mineral and organic constituents. An essential natural daily supplement, Shilajit is taken to help support digestion and assimilation of food nutrients and allow for greater elimination of toxins and waste products. We have searched the world for the best source of natural Shilajit. After extensive research we zeroed in on the finest Shilajit, handcrafted in the Himalayan Highlands, and imported directly to provide you with the purest, highest quality Shilajit available. A growing body of scientific evidence documented in “Shilajit in Perspective” corroborates the extraordinary contentions that Ayurvedic medicine has made regarding Shilajit for thousands of years.

The Benefits of Shilajit Include:

Antioxidant properties
The fulvic, humic and ulmic acids in Shilajit are electrolytes and antioxidants. Incredibly on one hand it promotes cellular respiration which would normally lead to oxidation, on the other hand, it inhibits damage from oxidation. Shilajit has unique and powerful anti-aging properties.

Antibacterial properties
On the contact, the substance destroys common pathogenic microbe strains. This includes staphylococci, streptococci, coliform bacteria, enterococci, Proteus.

Alcohol withdrawal
Sometimes Shilajit with other herbs may be effective in reducing alcohol withdrawal anxiety.

Anabolic benefits
Shilajit is a natural alternative to anabolic substances. Healthy and naturally it increases strength and muscle mass while promoting the corporations well and fast.

Blood sugar control and diabetes
In vivo the Shilajit-based formulation showed to effectively repair and regenerate tissue of a pancreas. It also maintained healthy levels of blood glucose and lipid profile.

Immune benefits
Genuine and high quality Resin is a potent and nonspecific stimulator off the immune system.

Cognition enhancing benefits
It promotes learning, memory and cerebral activity.

Inhibition of painkiller tolerance development
While taking Shilajit a body may not develop a tolerance to pain killers. This means that it could be an effective way to counter addiction to painkillers.

Sedation and pain control
Shilajit could be used complementary for sedation and pain control in certain situations.

Anti-toxic and anti-radiation
Shilajit can be used to detoxify the body/liver and to counter side effects of x-ray radiation.

Anti-allergic
Shilajit stabilizes mast cells over time and can have anti-allergic properties.

Anti-inflammatory
Shilajit is a potent anti-inflammatory agent which naturally reduces inflammation. It was traditionally used to address wound healing, tissue damage and multiple inflammatory conditions.

Energy production
Shilajit activates mitochondrial respiration on a cellular level and contributes to the long-lasting energy without being a stimulant.

Tissue regeneration (Bones, skin, organs, muscles)
There are extensive studies on Shilajit being used for regeneration of broken bones. Shilajit was traditionally used to regenerate damaged tissue in a body. Tradition was confirmed by Soviet doctors in the 60s 70s and 80s, who routinely used Shilajit to accelerate healing of broken bones.

Mental and physical performance enhancer
Shilajit substantially improves performance on mental and physical levels.

Shilajit Powder with Triphala is composed of 84 Organic Plant Based Minerals, Fulvic, Humic, and Ulmic acids, blended with Triphala, which is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the health food industry that promotes bowel movement. The reason Triphala is added to Shilajit is quite simple, since a very common problem for so many individuals is constipation and bowel irregularity.

Nutrient-rich Triphala (or three fruits: Harada, Amla and Bihara) regulates, strengthens, tones, and cleanses your digestive system without stripping or depleting your body of vital nutrients. Triphala also combines both nutritional as well as blood and liver cleansing actions. This makes it one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world. A popular folk saying in India is: “No mother? Do not worry so long as you have Triphala.”

Consider how tremendously valuable our Powdered Shilajit formula is… it not only regulates bowel movement… with all the above benefits, and at the same time the Triphala does the following:

  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces serum cholesterol
  • Improves circulation (potentiates adrenergic function)
  • Contains 31% linoleic acid
  • Exerts a marked cardio-protective effect
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Improves liver function
  • Has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties
  • Expectorant, hypotensive

Usage: Mornings – One tablespoon of Shilajit Powder daily diluted in 8 to 16oz. of PristineHydro™ water or raw goat milk (or almond milk) and honey. Shilajit can also be combined with Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Honey, Propolis, Kelp, Mother Culture Probiotics Chia Seeds, Coconut Oil, Ginseng, Goat Milk, Yogurt Ghee, with Pristine Ice, etc, in a blender for a Meal Replacement; it can also be added to teas and other beverages. With this small amount of Shilajit you may feel a gentle rush of energy through the body, a more aware mind, and a pleasant feeling of well-being. Expiration: Three years

Shilajit can be taken in varying dosages, up to 1 tsp twice a day for intense usage.

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp to 2 tsp daily.

The use of highly acidic agricultural additives began in the middle of the 1800s when Justice von Liebig discovered that plants would grow with nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium fertilizer (NPK fertilizer). Liebig believed that nitrogen could be supplied to plant roots in the form of ammonia, and recognized the possibility of substituting chemical fertilizers for natural (animal dung, etc.) ones. He was said to have originated the absurd theory that NPK provides all needed minerals. However, in the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, Liebig recanted the theory and admitted its total falsity.

Later editions of the encyclopedia, however, omitted that recantation. Submitting to pressure from chemical and fertilizer manufacturers, editors decided to omit rather than risk the encyclopedia’s existence through possible loss of future gifts. And so Liebig’s unfortunate early recommendations continue to be practiced in agriculture and horticulture worldwide.

NPK fertilizer kills the microbes in the soil (it knocks out the nitrogen cycle). Without a complete nitrogen cycle plants cannot produce and uptake fulvic and humic acids. Fulvic acid is, in essence, the principal active ingredient in humic acid. Fulvic acid converts inorganic minerals into organic minerals; our bodies and brains requie 84 organic minerals that plants have transformed from the inorganic minerals in the soil into negatively charged ionic or bioelectrical forms of building blocks. Only living land plants have the power to extract inorganic minerals from earth and convert them to organic minerals. Vitamins without organic minerals are of little value and quickly eliminated from the body, and every chemical reaction that takes place in the body requires enzymes, and enzyme activity is dependent upon organic minerals.

Humic acid is nature’s most powerful anti-viral. Along with its anti-viral benefit, humic acid promotes human health in a variety of ways; it makes cell membranes more permeable, so nutrients can more easily enter the cell, as well as allowing waste to leave the cells more readily; it improves enzymatic reactions in cells, increases absorption of oxygen, and decreases metabolic acids.

Fulvic and humic acids have a micro porous structure. These acids are thus capable of forming complexes with nonpolar solutes and certain drug molecules with low bioavailability; these molecules can be entrapped in the void so as to increase their solubility and dissolution rate, thereby enhancing their bioavailability (Ghosal, 2003; Khanna, 2006). It enhances the properties of other herbs (Dash 1991). It also acts as a catalytic agent for promoting the action of the other tonic agents (Frawley 2001).

Humic and fulvic acids are powerful organic electrolytes and contain potent antioxidants called polyphenols. An electrolyte is a substance, soluble in water and other mediums, which is capable of conducting bioelectrical current. Antioxidants eradicate free radicals. Without fulvic and humic acids excess free radicals are free to circulate throughout the body; they injure tissue and make cells susceptible to infections, diseases, and/or cancer causing mutations. Humic and fulvic acid also have the ability to complex and remove pesticides, radioactive elements, heavy metals (inorganic minerals), and other pollutants from our body by binding to these substances and flushing them out of the body, if unable to convert them.

Obviously, by killing the microbes in the soil people and plants no longer have natural defenses against disease.

The highly acidic NPK fertilizer kills the microbes in the soil; it knocked out the nitrogen cycle. Once the soil became acidic, the naive farmers were instructed to use agricultural lime (calcium hydroxide) in order to alkalize the acidic soil. The crops now up-take inorganic calcium, phosphate, nitrogen, and potassium. We never came in contact with isolated inorganic minerals in nature. The food we ate contained optimal and relative amounts of organic plant based minerals and the water we drank contained electrolyte salts. The fish, sea vegetables, and sea salt we consumed contain optimal and relative amounts of natural occurring inorganic minerals.

Mineral aberrations cause biochemical, structural, and functional pathologies. Inorganic calcium antagonizes the assimilation and utilization of boron, iron, and manganese. Nitrogen impairs the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity.

Phosphates have a damaging effect on calcium metabolism. Scientists have discovered over many years of investigation in human beings (and domestic animals) that a single meal with a phosphate supplement could stimulate the parathyroid gland, which removed calcium from the bones of young healthy people.

Inorganic phosphorus causes the body to send calcium from the bones to the blood in an attempt to restore balance. This transfer of calcium weakens bones, and can cause calcification of muscles, internal organs, and calcium being deposited in inappropriate forms, such as kidney stones. It raises the risk of heart attack and other vascular diseases. Elevated serum phosphate levels are highly correlated with calcification.

Calcium disorders include bone metabolism disorders (osteoporosis), accumulation of fluid in tissue (edema), irritability of the nervous system, and allergies. Brain activity is also affected.

Phosphates cause severe disturbances in potassium and magnesium metabolism. Muscle activity, especially that of the heart, is impaired by these disturbances. Scientists have succeeded in inducing the full range of heart muscle disorders with phosphate – from simple fibrosis and a suppurative inflammation of the heart muscles to cardiac arrest. Phosphates bind to magnesium, which depletes magnesium reserves.

Inorganic calcium and potassium antagonize organic magnesium and the electrolyte salt magnesium bicarbonate. Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. Even a mild deficiency causes sensitivity to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression, confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, insomnia, muscle weakness, and muscle cramps. When magnesium is insufficient, calcium is deposited in the soft tissues (kidneys, arteries, joints, brain, etc.). Magnesium helps us excrete heavy metals and other toxins. The magnesium molecule binds to a heavy metal molecule to negate the damaging oxidative effect of heavy metal. The body will then excrete the metal along with the magnesium. Therefore, people with high levels of heavy metals (inorganic minerals) also excrete high levels of magnesium (further depleting magnesium reserves).

Magnesium gives us energy, prevents bone loss and osteoporosis, helps balance our hormones and sugar metabolism. It prevents blood clot formation and muscle spasms of the heart blood vessels, which can lead to heart attack. One major cause of angina is spasming of the heart’s coronary arteries that are lined with smooth muscles that react to a deficiency of magnesium. It prevents muscle spasms of the peripheral blood vessels, which can lead to high blood pressure, another risk factor of heart disease. Magnesium prevents calcium buildup in cholesterol plaque in arteries, which clogs arteries. Magnesium is a natural statin (anti-cholesterol medication). It is necessary for the activity of an enzyme that lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and raises good cholesterol (HDL).

To reduce such a vast biological complexity to NPK represented the scientific method at its reductionist worst; complex qualities were reduced to simple quantities. The NPK mentality embraces a good deal more than fertilizer, however. Indeed, we begin to wonder, if it might not be one of the keys to everything wrong with modern civilization.

Current farming methods, particularly the excessive use of organic NPK, synthetic NPK, agrochemicals, and acid rain cause mineral aberrations and deficiencies, both in the soil and in the crop it yields. If our foods do not contain optimal and relative quantities of organic plant based minerals we simply starve to death (unless we supplement).

Most knowledgeable people today recognize that the body must have 84 organic plant based minerals to accomplish its work and preserve its health. However, only a few realize that these minerals must be in their organic state to be properly assimilated and utilized.

The idea of administering inorganic minerals as supplements for humans started in the early twentieth century. Today hundreds of manmade mineral supplements exist in many forms and come from many sources. Minerals must be consumed in their natural, un-fragmented, and organic state to be of any benefit to the body.

  • Only a land plant can transform inorganic minerals into organic minerals.
  • Animals must eat plants or plant-eating animals to obtain their organic minerals.
  • Inorganic mineral supplements are injurious to the animal organism because they are: 1) inorganic and 2) fragmented.

The body cells were designed to use spring water that contains electrolyte salts and/or organic mineral water that was once found in fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. However, thanks to the acid rain, chlorine, fluoride, dead soil, NPK fertilizer, pesticides, etc. our produce, meat, and dairy products are now loaded with toxic water, chemicals, and inorganic minerals.

When inorganic minerals are ingested (in food and/or water) a condition known as leukocytosis occurs within the body in thirty minutes to three hours after consuming them. Leukocytosis (a proliferation of white blood cells) is the body’s first line of defense against foreign and harmful body substances—in this case, the inorganic minerals. Water should contain bicarbonate salts, not hard water loaded with inorganic minerals.

Minerals do not work in isolation. When they are extracted from their natural sources, the other co-existing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc., are not also extracted. Even if they were, the process of laboratory extraction destroys any vital benefits that may have been associated with the minerals.

“The first thing that is destroyed in the laboratory when a nutrient is isolated from a food, is the delicate web of intelligence that binds the components of food together.” Deepak Chopra

SHILAJIT OVERVIEW

Shilajit is a truly remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing. It is the very best mineral supplement that we have found. It has 84 organic plant based minerals, trace minerals, and ultra trace minerals; it also has fulvic, humic, and ulmic acids at optimal and relative amounts. It is considered one of the most important substances in the Indian system of Ayurveda medicine. In India, it is believed that there is almost no curable disease that cannot be assisted with the consumption of Shilajit.

CHEMISTRY

The general appearance of shilajit is that of a compact mass of vegetable organic matter composed of a dark red gummy matrix interspersed with vegetable fibers, sand and earthy matter. The gummy substance dissolves in water and when washed away leaves an earthy matter, vegetable fibers and a few black round button-like masses (1/8 in. in diameter) resembling peas (Chopra 1958).

Chemical analysis shows that it contains besides gums, albuminoids, traces of resin and fatty acid, a large quantity of benzoic and hippuric acids and their salts. From the medicinal point of view, the chief active substances in it are benzoic acid and benzoates (Chopra 1958).

A study of vegetation of the areas of shilajit-exuding rocks indicated that Euphorbia royleana Boiss. (family Eurporbiaceae), a latex-bearing plant abundantly growing in the Western Himalayas, is the source of organic constituents of shilajit. The major amino acid composition in the latex of E. royleana was similar to that of shilajit (Ghosal 1976). E. royleana, a member of the cactus family, is commonly known as churee.

Trifolium repens L. (family Leguminosae) has also been found growing abundantly in the vicinity of shilajit-bearing rocks and are responsible, at least in part, for the formation of shilajit (Ghosal 1987). Trifolium repens is commonly known as white clover.

Shilajit has long been regarded as a bitumen (asphalt) or mineral resin, or as a plant fossil exposed by elevation of the Himalayas, has now been subjected to extensive chemical investigations and it has now been shown to contain significant quantities of organic compounds, including bioactive oxygenated dibeno-alpha-pyrones, tirucallane triterpenes, phenolic lipids and small tannoids.

Shilajit is essentially constituted of fresh and modified remnants of humus (10-70% of the water-soluble fraction of shilajit), admixed with plant and microbial metabolites occurring in the rock rhizosphere of its natural habitat. (Mukherjee 1992).

FOLKLORE

Himalayan tribal villagers, who were observing white monkeys migrating to the higher mountains in summer months, made the discovery of Shilajit. The monkeys were observed to lick the semi-solid substance exuding out of the rock crevices.

Since observing animal behaviors were an important part of healthcare research in ancient times, those villagers attributed the great strength and longevity of those monkeys to this substance. Curious by the thought, they themselves started taking the substance and reported a broad spectrum of improvement in their health and stamina. It gave them more energy, relieved digestive problems, increased sex drive, improved memory, etc. (Dabur 2003).

LONGEVITY

The Caraka states that Shilajit enables the user to witness a hundred summers on earth, free from disease and decay. It is said that 7.75 lbs. (3.5 kilos) of Shilajit taken successively, adds a century to the duration of the human life, while 77.5 lbs. (35 kilos) are said to extend lifetime in increments of a century up to one thousand years. (Bhishagratna 1998).

SYNOPISIS OF BENEFITS

This is a brief description of what Shilajit is said to help with. Do further research for yourself: “these following statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Shilajit is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

Shilajit is known as a very potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and oxidation of the body’s cells. For this reason, it is thought to promote longevity.

It is said that Shilajit can be used to reduce pain and treat inflammation. Many people consume it to treat arthritis, joint, and muscle pain. Although some use Shilajit to obtain relief from kidney stones, use caution if the stones are made of uric acid or if uric acid crystals are in the urine as uric acid increases with the administration of Shilajit. For this same reason, Shilajit is contraindicated for those suffering from metabolic acidosis, gouty arthritis or gout.

Shilajit is used to strengthen the nervous system and help with stress, mental fatigue, epilepsy, anxiety, and depression. It is also thought to promote better concentration, increased learning ability, and enhance memory.

It’s used to treat heart related ailments and maintain normal blood pressure. Shilajit can be beneficial to the digestive system, stomach, and intestines. It can relieve indigestion, gastritis, constipation, and pain in the abdomen.

It is thought to protect and enhance the workings of the kidneys, pancreas, and thyroid gland as well as increase blood circulation.

Shilajit is considered by some to be a protector of the liver, as it maintains proper secretion of enzymes and juices that are essential to healthy metabolism. Any antimicrobial activity protects the body.

It has been used as a strong immune system booster that protects the body from many types of illnesses, diseases, and infections, and has been used to treat many respiratory problems, like cough and asthma. Shilajit can have antihistamine effects and so can be used for allergy symptom relief.

Shilajit can increase physical strength, energy and stamina, making it great for hard working people and athletes. It is said to increase sperm count in men and regulate sex hormones; thus it is thought to be a sexual enhancer.

Many people with diabetes consume Shilajit, as it seems to help metabolize blood glucose and remove harmful toxins from the body as well as fight new toxin buildup.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

One suggested dosage is to take Shilajit powder with milk, 1 oz. or more a day for severe conditions; 0.25 – 1 tsp. three times per day otherwise (Tirtha 1998). (Note: in our opinion, our current condition is beyond severe, almost everyone on the planet has been completely demineralized of necessary organic plant based minerals).

Shilajit is used for edema, particularly in weak types, 1-2 grams twice a day with water or milk. For diabetes sufferers it has been recommended in much higher doses such as 1 g twice per day. Shilajit mixes well with Ashwagandha for seminal debility and with gokshura as a urinary tonic. For the treatment of both male and female infertility, it can be taken in higher doses of 1 tsp twice per day. For men combine with Ashwagandha and for women with Shatavari.

Consider Shilajit in all urinary disorders. Shilajit is considered by some to be among the best herbs for the long-term management of diabetes mellitus where it should be combined with royal jelly, bee pollen, honey, and propolis.

SHILAJIT MODERN USES

  • As a powerful immune system booster
  • Treat diabetes
  • Treat respiratory conditions
  • Treat coughs
  • Sexual enhancer
  • Potent vitamin and mineral source
  • For longevity
  • For anti-aging
  • As an energy booster
  • As an adaptogen
  • Treat arthritis and joint pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Aid memory and thinking
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce physical and mental fatigue
  • Treat anxiety and depression
  • For better powers of concentration
  • Maintain heart health
  • Treat high blood pressure
  • Improve digestion
  • Treat gastritis, constipation and indigestion
  • Protect the liver and pancreas
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Protect and maintain the thyroid gland
  • Increase metabolism
  • For proper enzyme secretion
  • For it’s anti-microbial properties
  • Increase physical strength and endurance
  • Treat premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
  • Treat urinary problems and kidney stones
  • To detoxify the body and remove toxins
  • Treat anemia
  • Treat ulcers
  • Increase natural growth hormone production

This is a list of suggested usage from referenced sources.

DOCUMENTED INDICATIONS

Cardiovascular

Päìòutä (anemia) (Dash 1991).

Rakta (vitiation of blood) (Dash 1991).

Reduces blood sugar (Tierra 1988).

Dermatological

Parasitic diseases of the skin (Chopra 1958).

Skin diseases (Frawley 2001).

Leprosy (Chopra 1958).

Endocrinology, reproductive system, obstetrics/gynecology, prostate

Sexual debility (Frawley 1989) (Frawley 2001).

Sexual vitality (Puri 2003).

Infertility (Tierra 1988).

Menstrual disorders(Frawley 2001).

Post partum health (Puri 2003).

Thyroid disfunction (Lad 2002).

Gastrointestinal

Digestive troubles (Chopra 1958).

Chardi (vomiting) (Dash 1991).

Arças (piles or hemorrhoids ) (Dash 1991) (Frawley 2001).

Krimi (parasitic infestation) (Dash 1991) (Frawley 2001).

Hematology, lymphatic, cancer

Edema (dropsy) (Chopra 1958) (Frawley 1989) (Frawley 2001).

Spleen enlargement (Halpern 2003).

Cancer (Frawley 1989).

Immunology, AIDS, infectious diseases

Weakness (Frawley 2001).

Debility (Frawley 2001).

Kñaya (comsumption) (Dash 1991) (Tierra 1988).

Immunomodulater (Puri 2003).

AIDS (Frawley 1989).

Liver and Gallbladder

Jaundice (Frawley 2001).

Gall stones (Frawley 2001).

Udara (obstinate abdominal diseases including ascites) (Dash 1991).

Neurology, psychiatry

Nervous diseases (Chopra 1958).

Antistress (Frawley 1989)(Puri 2003).

Epilepsy (Frawley 2001).

Unmade (insanity) (Dash 1991) (Frawley 2001).

Respiratory (lower and upper respiratory tract including ears, nose, throat, sinuses)

Çväsa (dyspnoea) (Dash 1991).

Chronic bronchitis (Chopra 1958).

Asthma (Chopra 1958) (Frawley 2001).

Mouth diseases (Dash 1991).

Rheumatological, orthopedic, muscles, contusions

Obesity (Frawley 1989)(Frawley 2001).

Fractures (Chopra 1958) (Tierra 1988) (Puri 2003).

Arthritis (Halpern 2003-2)

Osteoarthritis (Tierra 1988).

Spondylosis (Tierra 1988).

Bodybuilding (Muscular hypertrophy) (Bucci 2000)

Urinary tract system (kidney, ureter, bladder)

Pameha (obstinate urinary disorders including diabetes) (Dash 1991) (Frawley 1989).

Seeta meha (renal glycosuria, a type of Kapha diabetes) (Qutab 1996)

Sikata meha (Lithuria, a type of Kapha diabetes) (Qutab 1996)

Shanai meha (Frequent urination caused by a stone in prostate area) (Qutab 1996)

Shukara meha (spermoruia) (Qutab 1996)

Diabetes (Frawley 1989)(Frawley 2001).

Kidney stones (renal calculi) (Chopra 1958) (Frawley 2001).

Cystitis (Frawley 2001).

Dysuria (Frawley 1989)(Frawley 2001).

Chronic urinary tract problems (Tierra 1988).

Urinary tract infections (Frawley 1989).

Urinary Tonic (Halpern 2003).

Kidney Tonic (Frawley 1989)(Frawley 2001).

Other Uses

Yogavähi, which means that it enhances the properties of other herbs (Dash 1991). It acts as a catalytic agent for promoting the action of the other tonic agents.

Geriatric tonic (Frawley 1989) (Puri 2003).

Tonic (Vata and Kapha) (Frawley 2001).

Rejuvenative (Frawley 2001).

Tissues and Systems

Shilajit affects the nerve and reproductive tissues and the urinary, nervous and reproductive systems (Frawley 2001). It also has specific action on the endocrine system and affects all tissue systems. It also strengthens agni (digestive fire) and reduces ama (toxins) (Halpern 2003).

Actions

Herbal actions are alterative, diuretic, lithotroptic, antiseptic, tonic, and rejuvenative. Other actions include anodyne, anthelmintic and blood sugar reducer. It also has a laxative effect and has absorbing and purifying properties.

“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Shilajit in Perspective is a modern multi-disciplinary approach to a well known but highly debated rejuvenator (rasayana) of traditional Hindu ayurvedic medicine. Ghosal and coworkers have relentlessly investigated the chemistry and bioactivities of shilajit since the early seventies. Detailed research shows that shilajit contains two unique compounds viz. DCPs (dibenzo-a pyrone chromopproteins) and their key nuclear components DBPs (dibenzo-a pyrones). Shilajit is a paleohumus with marine invertebrate fossils being the major contributors. These are important to maintain the health status of man. The importance of DCPs/DBPs in energy synthesis (ATP) has been highlighted along with the claim that it is a potent immunomodulator and antioxidant. A carefully researched book containing a large spectrum of modern scientific methods of isolation, purification and standardization of a strongly potent organo-mineral drug which is a must read for all researchers and scientists in the field of natural products.
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