Mountain Blood is, figuratively speaking, the lifeblood of mountains - known in Ayuveda as Shilajit. Formed over millennia through the natural compression and biodegration of plant matter between the giant rocks of the Altai mountains in Siberia - Mountain Blood is nature's multi-vitamin. Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, shilajit is prized as a natural remedy for many health complaints.\nWorking at a cellular level, it is said that Mountain Blood supports every system in the body. From anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, libido boosting and improving memory, to muscle building, energy boosting, improved mood and better sleep, the list of how Mountain Blood shilajit can support the body, is almost endless.*\nBelow is a breakdown of the known Minerals, Amino Acids and other Organic ingredients contained in Mountain Blood shilajit.\n\n\n\n\nMineral\n\n\nBiological Function\n\n\nHealth Benefits\n\n\n\nSilver\nUnknown\nSilver has potent antimicrobial effects and has long been used to treat wounds, burns and infections.\n\n\nIron\nBlood cell function, protein and enzyme synthesis\nIron (in balance) contributes to enhanced energy levels due to helping both oxygen and electron transport in the body. It is one of the best medicines for those with anaemia or who have suffered blood loss.\n\n\nSilicon\nCollagen link formation, toned muscles, bone health\nSilicon may improve skin, hair and nail growth through collagen synthesis. It has also been shown to reduce Al toxicity, improve Alzheimer's Disease symptoms, boost immune function, remineralise bones and improve arterial health.\n\n\nChromium\nMetabolism, blood sugar control\nChromium enhances insulin action, which helps to control blood sugar levels especially for diabetics. It also aids in metabolism, possibly lowering weight gain and digestive problems.\n\n\nStrontium\nUnknown\nStrontium has been proven to improve bone mineral density and reduce fractures in those with osteoporosis, however it also has unwarranted side effects. In Mountain Blood shilajit, Strontium is found in minute amounts, chelated and rendered inert.\n\n\nSodium\nElectrolyte, Nerve Signalling, Cell Function\nSodium in balanced proportion, as found in Mountain Blood Shilajit, is required for optimal cellular health, nutrient intake, heart health, balanced blood pressure, muscle contractions and hydration.\n\n\nZinc\nImmune Function, growth, development, healing, DNA synthesis\nZinc is crucial for overall health and vitality. Benefits include wound healing, enhanced immune function, heightened energy levels, better metabolism, improved sexual function, healthy cholesterol profile, removing heavy metals and reducing free radical damage. It also enhances your sense of taste and smell.\n\n\nMagnesium\nCell Function, DNA synthesis, Biochemical reactions\nMagnesium improves the health status for every cell in the body. It is known to reduce stress, balance blood sugar levels, improve cognition, aid muscle tone, mitigate migraines, stabilise the heart beat, aid easy breathing, improve mood, possibly reduce kidney stone and cataract formation, and so much more!\n\n\nMolybdenum\nEnzyme production, metabolism\nMolybdenum indirectly helps to boost energy, remove toxins, prevent DNA mutations and enhance overall cell function due to its essential role in enzyme production. Some data suggests it may prevent neurological conditions too.\n\n\nNickel\nFat metabolism, hormonal activity, urea synthesis\nHealth benefits of Nickel in humans has not been established, yet it has been shown to improve growth, blood cell production and metabolism in animals. Recent data reveal how it benefits probiotic bacteria in our gut, possibly aiding gut health.\n\n\nVanadium\nHormone function, cholesterol production, sugar metabolism\nOrganic Vanadium lowers high blood sugar levels, mimics the effects of insulin and increases 'good' HDL cholesterol. Other research indicates that organic V induces apoptosis in cancer cells.\n\n\nCopper\nBiochemical reactions, blood cell function, nutrient transport\nCopper helps to maintain energy levels, reduce free radicals, ensure a healthy heart and brain, as well as improve growth of all tissues including hair, skin and nails.\n\n\nPotassium\nElectrolyte, Heart Beat, Nerve Signalling\nPotassium has a positive effect on all our cells, improving their function. It reduces blood pressure, stress, kidney stone formation, bone calcium loss as well as improves blood sugar levels, heart health, and nerve synapses.\n\n\nCalcium\nCell Function, bone health, enzymes and hormones\nCalcium helps to balance cellular fluids as well as improve bone and heart health, skin and muscle tone, nutrient transport, weight distribution and overall vitality.\n\n\nCobalt\nRed blood and nerve cell function, enzyme activation\nCobalt is the main component of B12, which fights anaemia, enhances the nervous system, activates enzymes and produces proteins, amino acids and neurotransmitters\n\n\nGallium\nUnknown\nGallium was shown to destroy tumours and inhibit their growth. It displays antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as helps to correct excessive levels of Calcium and prevent bone mineral density loss in those with osteoporosis.\n\n\nGold\nUnknown\nGold has been shown to slow down the progression of tumours and rheumatoid arthritis. It is known to dramatically reduce inflammation, destroy synovial fibroblasts, reduce arthritic erosion and cause cancer cells to die off.\n\n\nManganese\nEnzyme and hormone production, energy, antioxidant\nManganese helps reduce cholesterol, boosts energy, protects against free radicals, improves bone health and possibly lowers blood pressure. It also promotes optimal growth and development.\n\n\nTitanium\nUnknown\nPreliminary research suggests that water-soluble Titanium improves wound healing, enhances cell membranes, regenerates tissues, boosts athletic performance and lowers stress.\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nAmino Acid\n\n\nBiological Function\n\n\nHealth Benefits\n\n\n\nAlanine\nAmino Acid, serotonin (tryptophan), sugar, organic acids and vitamin metabolism, energy production\nAlanine boosts energy, lowers cholesterol, increases endurance, speeds metabolism and enhances cognition especially after strenuous exercise.\n\n\nArginine\nAmino Acid, blood pressure and immune regulation\nArginine helps to lower blood pressure, speed recovery time, removes ammonia from the body, improves fertility, enhances growth, reduces insulin sensitivity, encourages weight loss and improves muscle tone. It improves the health of the liver, heart, kidneys, gut, brain and reproductive organs.\n\n\nAspartic Acid\nAmino Acid, urea production, DNA metabolism, neurotransmitter, amino acid synthesis\nAspartic Acid enhances the synthesis of other amino acids, increasing their health benefits. It may also help to reduce weight.\n\n\nCysteine\nAmino acid, collagen, antioxidant and protein synthesis, metabolism, energy\nCysteine boosts energy, has antioxidant properties, reduces inflammation, is required for metabolism, increases hormone production, speeds wound healing and tissue growth. It also enhances the effects of silver, zinc and other amino acids, as well as promotes healthy skin and muscle tone through collagen synthesis.\n\n\nGlutamic Acid\nAmino acid, cellular metabolism, cognition, DNA synthesis\nIn balanced amounts, Glutamic Acid acts as a neurotransmitter and enhances cognition, memory and neuroplasticity. It aids potassium transport, lowers inflammation and reduces blood pressure. Certain forms of glutamic acid have anti-tumour properties.\n\n\nGlycine\nAmino acid, DNA, collagen, antioxidant and fatty acid synthesis, energy production, nerve cell function\nIn balanced amounts, Glycine has multiple health benefits including higher energy levels, lowering inflammation, protecting cells, tissues and organs from damage, improving arthritis symptoms, reducing free radical activity, enhancing growth, speeding up wound healing and may reduce risk of heart attacks.\n\n\nHistidine\nAmino acid, immune function, digestion, reproduction, antioxidant, nerve cell function, blood cell production\nHistidine protects cells against heavy metals, radiation and free radical damage. It can lower inflammation, improve energy levels, fight fatigue, improve arthritis, anaemia, metabolic and kidney disease symptoms, lower insulin resistance, aid weight loss, reduce anxiety and improve digestion for those with bowel disorders. It may also improve symptoms of neurological disorders like Schizophrenia.\n\n\nLeucine\nAmino acid, protein and energy synthesis, metabolism, growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation\nLeucine improves overall health and is found in all cells of living organisms everywhere. Benefits include quick wound healing, enhanced growth and muscle building, lowered stress levels, heightened energy levels, improved motor control, easier weight loss (when exercising), less weight gain, improved fat metabolism, increased insulin release and stable blood sugar levels.\n\n\nMethionine\nAmino acid, nutrient absorption, growth, tissue repair, cellular function, DNA and antioxidant synthesis\nIn balanced amounts, Methionine enhances growth, speeds wound healing, improves health of hair, skin and nails, enhances the absorption of zinc and selenium, extends lifespan, boosts immune function, reduces excess fat in the liver and protects against inflammation as well as damage caused by free radicals.\n\n\nLysine\nAmino acid, tissue growth and repair, immune regulation, protein metabolism\nLysine speeds up wound healing and recovery time, boosts the immunes response, and reduces stress and anxiety. High lysine combined with low arginine is known to kill off Herpes Sinplex Virus and ameliorate shingles.\n\n\nProline\nAmino acid, collagen, amino acid and protein synthesis, tissue repair, joint and tendon function, immune function, metabolism\nProline helps keep skin, joints, muscles and tendons healthy by improving collagen and cartilage synthesis. Other benefits include enhanced immune function, antioxidant protection, enhanced metabolism of nutrients (due to producing other amino acids), increased energy levels, fast wound healing and improved growth.\n\n\nSerine\nAmino acid, DNA, protein and amino acid synthesis, cell membrane integrity, fat metabolism, muscle growth, immune function\nSerine enhances brain function, growth of all cells, wound healing, immune function and overall cellular function. It can also increase energy levels, protect the brain from damage, potentially aid weight loss, indirectly lowers inflammation and free radical release.\n\n\nThreonine\nAmino acid, collagen, enamel and elastin synthesis, fat metabolism, immune function\nIn balanced amounts, Threonine promotes organ growth and strengthens the immune system. It's benefits include increased brain function, less weight gain, reduced pain and inflammation in the gut, decreased anxiety, improved mood and reduced motor impairment and spasticity in patients with neurological conditions.\n\n\nTyrosine\nAmino acid, protein, hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis\nTyrosine helps to create thyroid hormones, melanin as well as balancing stress levels, boosting overall body function and skin protection. Other benefits include reduced pain intensity, improved mood, heightened cognition and reduced blood pressure.\n\n\nValine\nAmino acid, stimulant, growth, tissue repair, nerve function, energy\nValine is known to boost energy levels, build muscles, enhance cognition, reduce stress, improve mood, increase lifespan and protect the liver. Other benefits include faster wound healing, growth and recovery time.\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nOrganic Ingredients\n\n\nBiological Function\n\n\nHealth Benefits\n\n\n\nBenzoic Acids\nOrganic acid\nBenzoic acids are found prolifically throughout nature in plants, animals and bacteria. In high concentrations, they can be toxic; however, in Mountain Blood shilajit, they are found in balanced proportions and possibly add to its antimicrobial benefits.\n\n\nCarbon-60\nCarbon Isotope\nCarbon-60 includes many benefits including inflammation reduction, powerful free radical scavenging and greatly elevating energy levels. In studies on rats, it lengthened lifespan by up to 90%.\n\n\nDibenzo-Alpha-Pyrones\nCellular metabolite, antioxidant, energy production\nThe main benefit of Dibenzo-alpha-pyrones is rapidly enhanced energy production, giving rise to twice as much energy production at a faster rate than normal. They also have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-allergic properties.\n\n\nFatty Acids\nMacronutrient, metabolism, cellular function, hormone signalling, nerve health\nFatty acids have a large variety of benefits for the body, being needed for cell growth, metabolism and more. Specifically our nervous system benefits from fatty acids, as each neurone is protected by a thick layer of fat that helps the cell to function. Fatty acids also give us more energy.\n\n\nHippuric Acids\nBlood metabolite, urea formation\nHippuric acids are normally by-products of waste, however they are also known to display antimicrobial properties. Some data suggests that Hippuric acids can dissolve kidney and bladder stones, remove toxins from the body and that higher amounts are associated with a healthier microbiome and reduced metabolic disorder symptoms.\n\n\nFulvic Acids\nOrganic acid, electrolyte, nutrient transport, antioxidant, metal chelation\nFulvic acid has numerous benefits including enhancing nutrient absorption, rendering toxins inert, lowering inflammation and rebalancing cellular fluids as an electrolyte would. It also improves gut health by allowing probiotic bacteria to flourish at the right pH.\n\n\nHumic Acids\nOrganic acid, metal chelation, antioxidant\nHumic acids have multiple benefits including reducing inflammation, fighting off pathogens, speeding up wound healing, improving gut health and decreasing free radical release. These acids also chelate heavy metals, rendering them inert while removing them from the body.\n\n\nPhenolic steroids\nPlant-based hormones, antioxidant\nPhenolic steroids are plant-based versions of hormones such as oestrogen and testosterone, which usually go hand-in-hand with other antioxidant phenolic compounds. In balanced amounts as found in Mountain Blood shilajit they display numerous health benefits, including increasing the amount of sex hormones, improving antioxidant status and protecting cells from oxidative stress.\n\n\nPhospholipids\nFatty acid, cellular function, metabolism, cell signalling\nPhospholipids are types of fatty acid that are highly bioavailable, enhancing cellular function faster than other types of fats. Known benefits include reducing pharmaceutical side effects, lowering inflammation, preventing the growth and spread of cancer, causing tumour cells to die off, lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol and enhancing cognition plus brain function.\n\n\nPhosphoric Anhydride\nCellular metabolite, energy production\nPhosphoric anhydrides are dehydrated phosphoric acids, which are a class of cellular metabolites with antimicrobial properties. ATP, the main molecules used to create energy, is a derivative of phosphoric acid and naturally enhances energy production in all cells. In Mountain Blood shilajit, the amounts of phosphoric anhydride are balanced and non-toxic.\n\n\nPregnane\nPrecursor to pregnenolone, androgen, hormone regulation\nPregnane is needed to produce pregnenolone, a hormone that gets depleted in everyone as they age. Pregnenolone benefits include overall hormonal balance, lower stress levels, enhanced metabolism, improved growth, enhanced cholesterol regulation and incites apoptosis in breast and prostate cancer cells.\n\n\n\n \n*FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.