Shilajit comes from the top of the Himalayan mountains and looks very similar to tar when it’s cooled down. When it’s warm, it’s soft and gummy-like.
Locals call it ‘the blood of the mountain’ or more popularly, ‘rock sweat.’ So what is this magical underground mineral used for?
Well, research is indicating that it could be a very effective natural performance enhancer.
Shilajit has been popular for a long time in India, but it was totally off westerner’s radars until recently.
It’s still an ingredient that is almost never used in sports nutrition. One big reason for this is that high-quality shilajit is expensive, and most supplement companies would never sacrifice margin to use such an ingredient.
It’s only recently that researchers have discovered the amazing benefits of this ‘rock sweat.’
Shilajit is actually a popular ingredient in Asia and was used as a natural performance enhancer in the former USSR.
It really seems that the Soviets were ahead of the curve when it came to discovering natural performance enhancers. They surely beat everyone to the punch with this ingredient.
Studies have shown that shilajit is an effective antioxidant and that it supports ATP production. But what’s even more exciting is that in a recent study on humans, shilajit was demonstrated to increase testosterone levels.
Participants received 100mg of Shilajit two times per day, and as a result serum, testosterone levels increased significantly.
Furthermore, oxidative stress levels in the subjects actually decreased, and researchers believe the reduced oxidative stress in testicular cells may be the underlying cause for the increased production of testosterone.
Emerging research on shilajit suggests that it can also boost ATP levels. This particular pilot study involved healthy human subjects who consumed just 200mg of shilajit per day for 15 days.
The results indicated an increase in ATP levels post-workout.
More ATP is definitely a big advantage for athletes, as ATP is the cellular energy that is used by the body. Another effective supplement that boosts ATP is creatine.
Shilajit is an extremely promising ingredient for athletes in search of a natural advantage. More ATP, more testosterone, we’ll take it!
That’s why we created the world’s first scientifically-dosed natural testosterone booster: PRIMASURGE. It contains 125mg of patented Primavie Shilajit per capsule!
Are Protein Bars Good For You? In our fast-paced, on-the-go society, more people are turning to healthy protein bars and meal replacements as a convenient way to stay on top of their diet. However, not all protein bars are made equal. In fact, many protein bars are little more than a candy bar with some... View Article
The post Protein Bars: Are They a Healthy Meal Replacement? appeared first on Jacked Factory.
Featured Image Credit: Wittmannphoto via @MrOlympiaLLC For the fourth consecutive year, Jacked Factory athlete and reigning Mr. Olympia 2019 Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead saw himself in yet another showdown with the likes of Breon Ashley at the finals of the Mr. Olympia 2020 Classic Physique contest. After dethroning Breon last year by just one... View Article
The post Mr. Olympia 2020 Classic Physique Results: A Showdown for the Ages appeared first on Jacked Factory.
You’re at the store, perusing the health supplement aisle. You slowly make your way over to the vitamin section, and it hits you like a bolt of lighting – there are seemingly endless choices! But do multivitamins work? Multivitamins comprise the single most prolific niche of dietary supplements. It’s estimated that upwards of 50% of... View Article