6 Benefits of Shilajit for Men

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on

A gentleman in his gym clothes running. Benefits of Shilajit for men include heart protection and healthy aging.

Men who live and work in the mountains are known for their strength and endurance, and it appears there’s more to it than simply the mountain air. Shilajit, pronounced shil-ah-jeet, is an organic tar-like substance that naturally occurs in mountains around the globe, from the Himalayas to the Andes. It may not sound tasty, but as you’ll see in a moment, it works. Ayurvedic doctors began using it hundreds of years ago for its potent health-supportive properties.

6 Benefits of Shilajit for Men’s Health

Shilajit contains several potent substances including antioxidants and humic and fulvic acid. The plant contains over 80 minerals that support the body, and many have an incredible effect on a man’s health. If you’re a man, no matter where you live, you’ll want to look into shilajit. Here are 6 health benefits of Shilajit for men that will hopefully convince you:

1. Supports Fertility

A study gave 60 men suffering from infertility shilajit twice daily for 90 days. At the end of the trial period, sperm counts in the men increased by more than 60%, and sperm activity improved by 12% or more. [1] This supports what Ayurvedic doctors have known for centuries. Any man dealing with infertility should consider this safe, natural alternative to address his condition.

2. Promotes Testosterone Levels Naturally

It does more than increase the number and health of a man’s ‘swimmers.’ Men who take shilajit enjoy a boost to their testosterone levels, and a man needs higher testosterone levels to protect muscle tissue, keep fat off, and maintain a better overall mood and thinking.

3. Enhances Performance

Tradition holds men who take shilajit have more energy and feel generally better. It could be the mountain air, or it could be the nutrient density of shilajit. Researchers have determined shilajit acts at the cellular level to improve energy production at its source, the mitochondria. [2] When your cells are nourished like this, you feel like more awake, your recover faster, and you have what it takes to go that extra mile.

4. Protects the Heart

A recent study using animal models tested how well shilajit protects the heart. The animals who received the hebr showed less cardiovascular damage, with researchers concluding the effect must come from more than simply its antioxidant activity. [3]

5. Supports Memory

Increased testosterone levels play an important role in how well you think. But researchers have identified a special effect created by small molecules called dibezno-alpha-pyrones. These molecules prevent the breakdown of the brain chemicals needed for memory. [4] Other studies report the fulvic acid in shilajit appears to help against some causes of Alzheimer’s disease. [5]

6. Encourages Healthy Aging

Studies report shilajit’s antioxidant activity protects against cellular damage, and it’s this cellular damage that speeds the aging process in your heart, lungs, liver, and skin. The fulvic acid in shilajit delivers antioxidants and minerals directly to cells where they’re needed. This keeps them safe against free radical damage and accelerated aging.

A Final Thought

When it comes to taking shilajit, make sure you get the real stuff. If it’s solid at room temperature, you’ve got a hold of something that is of questionable quality. Shilajit should taste bitter, have a brownish-blackish color and melt in your hand.

Have you tried Shilajit? What did you notice? Leave a comment and let us know!

References (5)
  1. Biswas TK1, Pandit S, Mondal S, Biswas SK, Jana U, Ghosh T, Tripathi PC, Debnath PK, Auddy RG, Auddy B. Clinical evaluation of spermatogenic activity of processed Shilajit in oligospermia. Andrologia. 2010 Feb;42(1):48-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2009.00956.x.
  2. Surapaneni DK1, Adapa SR, Preeti K, Teja GR, Veeraragavan M, Krishnamurthy S. Shilajit attenuates behavioral symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome by modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and mitochondrial bioenergetics in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Aug 30;143(1):91-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.06.002.
  3. Joukar S1, Najafipour H, Dabiri S, Sheibani M, Sharokhi N. Cardioprotective effect of mumie (shilajit) on experimentally induced myocardial injury. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2014 Sep;14(3):214-21. doi: 10.1007/s12012-014-9245-3.
  4. Mao Z1, Sun W1, Fu L1, Luo H1, Lai D1, Zhou L2. Natural dibenzo-?-pyrones and their bioactivities. Molecules. 2014 Apr 22;19(4):5088-108. doi: 10.3390/molecules19045088.
  5. Carrasco-Gallardo C1, Guzmán L, Maccioni RB. Shilajit: a natural phytocomplex with potential procognitive activity. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;2012:674142. doi: 10.1155/2012/674142.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Lalit Choudhary

    Yes I have tried shilajit and I can personally and truthfully attest to the fact that it is one of the most awesome things I have tried. As you have said, the main concern is how to get genuine quality. Most products sold in India have ‘mimicking’ properties. Even when you go to the mountains, the people just don’t give you pure shilajit. The pure one I use changes form from getting solid to becoming gooey at different temperatures

  • Mango Man

    Can you please name where you get?

  • loaddown

    I don’t see the benefit to the public of a theoretical article that does not point to a reliable source for the product. Why do you not give a link? I do not find your version in your catalog.

  • The article is intended to just share information about shilajit. We do not currently offer a product that contains it.

  • Lalit Choudhary

    i am from india, you can get it from the hills of north india – himachal, j&k etc

  • Mango Man

    Brand name In India please.
    If you know please let me know how we can get it in south india

  • Meher

    Hi, we are in process of pure Shilajit in Canada and the US. I can send you some as a sample if you live in US or Canada. Contact me at meherAThunzavalleyDOTca

  • Meher

    We are introducing pure Shilajit found in the Himalyan and Karakorum mountains in Canada and the US. I may send you some sample. Please contact me at meherAThunzavalleyDOTca

  • Mohammad Kamran Khan

    Well i also tasted it and using it now a days…. i completly agree with the fact shared above.
    My question is why only men can use it?? Why not females??

  • Mohammad Kamran Khan

    If someone from Pakistan want it or in india… I have a guy that can provide you regularly… he is from gilgit the town on salajit in Pakistan… pure as mentioned above it will melt at room temperature and in ur hands…

  • Mohammad Kamran Khan

    Email me if u want it….

  • Ronnie

    Mango Man .. I have tried shilajit from Baba Ramdev and you can buy from any of his Ayurvedic stores. I sure it works perfectly well .. if it not 100% pure then too it is near to pure. It comes in a small white plastic bottel and not at all expensive. Only two drops everytime after 45min from your meal and it works amazingly great. Though it is in very thick form doesn’t come out as a drop I just dip a small spoon and stir it in warm water approx 2 drops..it gives me energy and good stemina. It has changed my sexual life .. helped me to last long in bed and also ready for the second and third round too..it works like a magic. Dont look any were else. Shilajit from baba ramdev ayurveda is the best and can trust. Try it ones.

  • Ronnie

    Hi Mohammad .. well who said women cant use it. It is the best dietary supplement has more than 60% amino acid which is must required in both men and women. It is just because it improves men’s sexual activity it is well focused on men. As women doesn’t have to do anything to last longer in bed. But beside this both can use it as best health supplement. It also slower down ageing..which both men and women wants lol.

  • Mango Man

    Thanks Ronnie will definitely look into how I can buy from India.
    I want to find in US though.

  • Mango Man

    Mohammad, How to get hold of that can he ship it to US ?

  • Haseeb Ahmed

    Please tell me the details to get it from gilgit

  • Moonbeam Jim

    They developed Living Defence for Infowars – that contains Shilajit.

  • big Russian

    I have been suffering from abdominal pain for almost a year now. Doctors tried everything from X-ray to CT scan and concluded nothing. One day I told my mom and she said I need to take Shilajit or мумие as we call it in Russian. She got some from a friend in Germany who got it from Pakistan anyway it made it to US. It came in a small block wrapped in foil, melts in your hands, taste very bitter. After taking it for 48 hours I have almost no pain and no more diarrhea. It works, but you have to get the real thing.

  • Muhammad Farooq

    You can buy in Russia every where in herbal shop.

  • Raja Muhammad Yasir

    I tried it also I was having joint pain. It helped a lot but I also want to mention that I found that it increases my blood pressure also. So use it carefully. I got shilajeet from Gilgit Pakistan and it smells like used mobloile of car .

  • Raza

    hello . how can one contact your guy in Pakistan for delivery

  • Xahir Shah

    Russian shilajit is not as good as You find in Himalayan and Karakoram ranges! Make sure you get shilajit sourced from above 14,000 feet and don’t buy cook one! Cooked one contains heavy metals and very little of fulvic acid! Hard solid with burnt taste is always a cooked one

  • Jeff Falkner

    I am at the beginning of this trial of pure black resin. I have spinal cord damage and will see what kind of results I get. The resin is tarlike like at 70° and I love the smoky taste

  • I would also add here that it does support the Brain Functions like Motivation and Attention because it has Zinc and Copper. It also helps form new neurotransmitters that allow neurons talk to each other.

    We should feel a sort of mental clarity boost after taking quality shilajit!

  • Vipul Kumar

    I took just about the size of half of small black gram with milk twice daily on 1st day and 2nd day i noticed red spots on my chest and abdomen suggestive of minute haemorrhages . I stopped shilajit, and they are healing with change in colour to brown. So be careful, a very minute quantity should be consumed.

  • ~~~

    Did you notice improvement in your spine?

  • Rehmat

    If you need pure shilajit of Hunza Valley, kindly contact me on 03415182247 and before calling text me with your name and reason you calling. thanks


    Caution to all who have Shilajit. The fulvic acid n humic acid in Shilaji are the best chelators. They start detoxification immediayely. Shilajit will help stop loose motion n leaky guts immediately but it will also make u gassy. Therefore the advise is to have TRIPHALA tablets 1-1-1 every day. Have Shilajit early in the morning immediately after u get up.
    Baba Ramdev in India sells Shilaji Vati (125 mcg of shilajit) and also Triphala in tablet form.
    Start slowly. Have one shilajit vati tablet every alternate day. Keep having TRIPHALA tablets 1-1-1 every day whether u r having shilajit or not. U will feel gasssy n have back pain because of detox. U can have additional Triphala if u face more detox. Only when u r comfortable with your body have 1 shilaji everyday. U may increase from 1-2 tablets only afyer few months of settling down with lower doses.

  • ghost-arrow

    where can you find a reliable source of shilajit? pure stuff?

  • Vincent Azavedo

    Loaddown , i have a kilo of quality shilajit i can sell you from my own stock, i have been using this for 4 years daily and feel extremely well, young and fit. I cycle around 40 to 60 kms per day and only need like 5 or at the most 6 hours of sleep a night. This stuff is truly miraculous i find from first hand experience. Let me know if you are interested, mine comes from the altai region of russia on the border with mongolia. A grade for sure as i buy the highest grade they have for a higher price, i prefer it this way. Kindly let me know if you are interested.

  • Vincent Azavedo

    Mango Man, i know this msg is probably a year too late, but i personally have been using for the past 4 years with amazing results. Should you still need, kindly drop me a line.

  • Vincent Azavedo


    I have been using for 4 years now with amazing results, i have for sale if you wish, kindly let me know, see my comments above also, do not feel like repeating myself.

  • ghost-arrow

    Hey man, I really appreciate it. Where do you sell it? And for how much?

  • ghost-arrow

    Where do you sell it? How can I buy it and for how much?

  • Vincent Azavedo

    Hi ghost-arrow, i tried to send u gmail, but could not get thru to you kindly send me an email at firstnamelastname@gmail.com

  • ghost-arrow

    So I don’t know how to contact you, other than through this platform.

  • Vincent Azavedo

    Can u send me an email at vinceazavedo@gmail.com

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