Clinical Studies on Shilajit
Updated: Apr 10
Shilajit was written about in the ancient Sushruta Samhita (600 BC), an ancient Ayurvedic text about medicine and surgery. Since then it has been praised as an amazing energy booster, health regulator, rejuvenator and magnifier of vitality. It has been used by Yogis, Ayurvedic Practitioners, Siberian Shamans, Olympic Athletes, and Clinical Doctors all the same. With it's vast array of nutrients and minerals does Shilajit really help with so many things in the body, and is it totally safe? We know it does from our hundreds of customers and our own experience, however the latest scientific research proves it as well! Here are some clinical studies to get you started on your research. Also check out this amazing article on Shilajit: https://www.ayurvedacollege.com/blog/shilajit/
Joshua L. Keller, Terry J. Housh, Ethan C. Hill, Cory M. Smith, Richard J. Schmidt, Glen O. Johnson J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2019; 16: 3. Published online 2019 Feb 6.
Conclusion: Shilajit supplementation elicited favorable muscle and connective tissue adaptation.
Amitava Das, Soma Datta, Brian Rhea, Mithun Sinha, Muruganandam Veeraragavan, Gayle Gordillo, Sashwati Roy J Med Food. 2016 Jul 1
Conclusion: The current study reports for the first time that oral supplementation of Shilajit to overweight/class I obese human subjects resulted in skeletal muscle adaptation through upregulation of ECM-related genes that control muscle mechanotransduction properties, elasticity, repair, and regeneration.
C Velmurugan, B Vivek, E Wilson, T Bharathi, T Sundaram Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012 Mar
Conclusion: Long term Shilajit use did NOT show any toxicity or cause any adverse effects.
Carlos Carrasco-Gallardo, Leonardo Guzmán, Ricardo B. Maccioni
Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2012; 2012
Conclusion: 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. In essence, this is a nutraceutical product.
Priya Bansal, Sugato Banerjee Pharmacogn Mag. 2016 May; 12
Conclusion: These central nervous system active herbs alone or in combination reduced both alcohol dependence and withdrawal thus showing promising anti-addictive potential.
Igor A. Schepetkin, Gang Xie, Mark A. Jutila, Mark T. Quinn Phytother Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 Mar 1
Conclusion: All Shilajit fractions exhibited dose-dependent complement-fixing (disposing of toxins and foreign substances in the body) activity in vitro with high potency. Furthermore, we found a strong correlation between complement-fixing activity and carboxylic group content in the Shilajit fractions and other FA sources. These data provide a molecular basis to explain at least part of the beneficial therapeutic properties of Shilajit and other humic extracts.
Masoud Moghadari, Mozafar Rezvanipour, Mitra Mehrabani, Mehdi Ahmadinejad, Haleh Tajadini, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur Electron Physician. 2018 Jan;
Conclusion: The healing process was more prominent in the intervention group than the control group.
Mohammad Khaksari, Reza Mahmmodi, Nader Shahrokhi, Mohammad Shabani, Siavash Joukar, Mobin Aqapour Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2013 Jul
Conclusion: The results of present study showed that Shilajit administration has neuroprotective effects in post-traumatic injuries through decreasing brain edema, blood-brain barrier permeability and ICP. Therefore, maybe through these mechanisms post-trauma neurologic score will be improved.
Harsahay Meena, H. K. Pandey, M. C. Arya, Zakwan Ahmed Int J Ayurveda Res. 2010 Jan-Mar
Conclusion: It would certainly be helpful to fight against common high-altitude problems like hypoxia, AMS, HAPO, HACE, dehydration, UV radiation etc when taken as a supplement by people ascending to high altitudes. In light of Shilajit's tremendous medicinal potential, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it can be a panacea for all human ailments and Nature's wonderful gift to mankind.
Nadar Shahrokhi, Zakieh Keshavarzi, Mohammad Khaksari Haddad, Fereshteh Amirafzali, Shahriar Dabiri, Nava Shahrokhi Avicenna J Phytomed. 2018 Sep-Oct
Conclusion: The present investigation demonstrates that Mumiju (Shilajit) could be regarded as a herb with potent therapeutic value in the amelioration of experimental colitis in laboratory animals by modulation of oxidant- antioxidant system.
Pandit S, Biswas S, Jana U, De RK, Mukhopadhyay SC, Biswas TK. Andrologia. 2016 Jun
Conclusion: Treatment with Shilajit for consecutive 90 days revealed that it has significantly (P < 0.05) increased total testosterone, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) compared with placebo. Gonadotropic hormones (LH and FSH) levels were well maintained.