Shilajit has been the focal point of quite a few studies in the recent years. There are a couple studies in particular that talk about Shilajit and its role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. One of Black Lotus Shilajit's main components, fulvic acid, helps to detoxify the body of free radicals and toxic metals very efficiently. Many researchers suggest excess heavy metals in the body to be a potential cause of Alzheimers and other memory disorders. Shilajit is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, potentially able to prevent several diseases, but its main medical application now appears to come from its actions in benefit of cognition and potentially as a dietary supplement to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Recent investigations of a different study show that fulvic acid blocks tau self-aggregation as well. (Tau aggregates induce neuronal degeneration). This opens many other doors of possibilities in the search for preventing Alzheimer’s disease.