Shilajit, a sticky substance that oozes from the rocks in the Himalayan and Siberian mountains has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to support overall health and wellness. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that shilajit supplementation may improve physical and mental performance, reduce stress, and support healthy aging.
But did you know that shilajit has also been linked to increased testosterone levels? In fact, a study published in Andrologia found that shilajit supplementation may increase total testosterone levels in healthy adult men.
But what exactly is testosterone, and why is it so important?
Testosterone is a hormone that's primarily produced in the testicles. It's responsible for a variety of important functions in the body, including:
Sexual function: Testosterone plays a key role in the development of male sexual characteristics, and it's necessary for the maintenance of healthy sexual function.
Muscle mass and strength: Testosterone is important for building and maintaining muscle mass and strength, making it an important hormone for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Bone density: Testosterone is important for the development and maintenance of healthy bones, and low testosterone levels have been linked to decreased bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis.
Mood and cognitive function: Testosterone plays a role in mood and cognitive function, and low levels of testosterone have been linked to increased risk of depression and cognitive decline.
So, how exactly does shilajit support healthy testosterone levels? While the exact mechanism is not yet fully understood, research suggests that shilajit may help increase testosterone production by stimulating the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.
In the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, healthy adult men were given a daily dose of 250 mg of shilajit twice a day for 90 consecutive days. The study found that shilajit supplementation was associated with significant increases in total testosterone levels, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) compared to a placebo group. Gonadotropic hormones (LH and FSH) levels were well maintained.
But shilajit is not just for men – women can also benefit from the adaptogenic properties of this unique substance. Studies have shown that shilajit may help support healthy hormone balance and reduce the negative effects of stress on the body, making it a valuable addition to any wellness routine.
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