Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. It is a sticky, black, tar-like substance that comes from rocks in high mountain ranges.
Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet, though it is now found in many other countries. Shilajit has been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and the compounds in it appear to be beneficial for many conditions. In this article, learn about the benefits and possible side effects of this naturally-occurring substance.
- Brain function
- Chronic fatigue
- Altitude sickness
- Liver cancer
- Heart health
- Male fertility and testosterone