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Dr. Klein's - Shilajit

Dr. Klein's - Shilajit

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Shilajit can be thought of as the ultimate dehydrated food, produced by microorganisms in the soil distilling the core nutrients of mountain range plants into ultra-concentrated antioxidants and minerals that can be used by our bodies far more readily than fresh produce. It's long been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine as one of the most potent natural tonics, and its main active ingredient, fulvic acid, has been identified and embraced by western science, which now has thousands of studies on its benefits.

Info: Available in 60 or 120 Capsules

Shilajit can be thought of as the ultimate dehydrated food, produced by microorganisms in the soil distilling the core nutrients of mountain range plants into ultra-concentrated antioxidants and minerals that can be used by our bodies far more readily than fresh produce. It's long been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine as one of the most potent natural tonics, and its main active ingredient, fulvic acid, has been identified and embraced by western science, which now has thousands of studies on its benefits.

Product Notes:


Natural Rejuvinating Tonic: Dr. Klein's Shilajit  has been purified of impurities, and standardized to a whopping 50% fulvic acid content (compared to about 15 to 20% for most others).

Geographically speaking, Shilajit (or 'mineral pitch') might be thought of as a plant version of bitumen that was formed by the breakdown of organic materials over the centuries in the Himalayan mountains, which seeps down over the rocks during the summer. (In fact, its original scientific name, Asphaltum punjabianum, was made when it was still thought to be derived from animal materials, until evidence emerged it was probably from cactus-like plants.) And although it's primarily been found in the Himalayas, it is also showing up in other mountain ranges, such as the Andes.

Health Canada has approved its usage as a natural health supplement not only for two of its traditional uses in Ayurvedic medicine as a Rasayana (rejuvenation) tonic or to help alleviate painful urination associated with UTIs, but also to help support testosterone levels in men between 45-55 years (both normal free and total testosterone levels).

That initial 'tonic' function is likely why even relatively healthy users attest shilajit can help increase their energy and improve their mood. But there are also many other contemporary studies of some more specific areas it or other humic and fulvic acid compounds (aka humifulvic compounds, or HFCs)  may be able to help with, including: improving iron deficiency anemia; relieving chronic inflammatory conditions such as allergies or asthma; improving bone density in menopausal women; relieving altitude sickness; removing heavy metals (detoxifying); or even slowing the progression of Alzheimer's.

Related: See Harmonic Arts Shilajit Powder

Ingredients:

Each capsule contains 250 mg Purified Shilajit (50% Fulvic acid)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, Microcrystalline cellulose

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take one capsule, twice per day, after eating some food (but based on Ayurveda, do not use with "hot natured" foods - i.e., those which promote digestion and metabolism and boost blood circulation, such as dates, sugarcane, honey, icecream, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and dry spices).

Warnings:

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you have kidney disorders, gout, gouty arthritis, and/or are susceptible to kidney stone formation; or if you have uric acid renal calculi / are prone to uric acid stones.

Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes or are taking medication to regulate blood sugar levels, or if you have benign prostate hypertrophy and/or prostate cancer. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen despite use, or if you are an adult woman experiencing abnormal hair growth after use.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80108910.

Supporting Science:

Aabed, Kawther et al. “Antimicrobial Mechanism and Identification of the Proteins Mediated by Extracts from Asphaltum punjabianum and Myrtus communis.” ACS Omega, 2020. [They found a shilajit extract has antibacterial activities against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and especially Escherichia coli.]

Andrade, Víctor et al. “Scaling the Andean Shilajit: A Novel Neuroprotective Agent for Alzheimer's Disease.” Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland), 2023.

Kumar, Sanjai et al. “A clinical study on the Naimittika Rasayana effect of Silajatu and Mamajjaka in type-2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Ayu, 2014.

Meena, Harsahay et al. “Shilajit: A panacea for high-altitude problems.” International Journal of Ayurveda Research, 2010.

Pandit, S et al. “Clinical evaluation of purified Shilajit on testosterone levels in healthy volunteers.” Andrologia, 2016.

Pingali, Usharani, and Chandrasekhar Nutalapati. “Shilajit extract reduces oxidative stress, inflammation, and bone loss to dose-dependently preserve bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” Phytomedicine : International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology, 2022.


Product Options:
60 Capsules - $28.99 - UPC: 874513005421
120 Capsules - $49.99 - UPC: 874513005438