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Shilajit: A Legit T Supplement

This ancient ingredient is a key component of Alpha X’s advanced testosterone-optimizing formula.

Shilajit: A Legit T Supplement

Where natural health supplements are concerned, one in particular stands out for its remarkable benefits: Shilajit (pronounced SHEE-la-jit). This organic-mineral powerhouse formed in mountain crevices and caves is not a new discovery; it has been revered in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Aristotle himself is said to have mentioned its benefits, a testament to its longstanding reputation.

And now, an ancient ingredient meets modern science, as Shilajit is present in Alpha X, my advanced testosterone optimizer.

The Impressive Benefits of Shilajit

Shilajit contains over 20 elements, including calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, chromium, selenium, amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and fulvic acids. This rich composition contributes to its diverse health benefits, particularly in supporting male sexual health. Traditionally used to address issues like impotence and infertility, modern research backs these ancient practices, showing Shilajit's potential to boost testosterone levels in men significantly.

In one clinical study by Indian researchers, healthy male subjects between the ages of 45 and 55 experienced a more than 20% increase in total testosterone levels after taking 250 mg of Shilajit twice daily for 90 days. This finding aligns with earlier research from the same laboratory, which reported similar testosterone boosts in infertile men given 100 mg of Shilajit for the same duration. While the exact mechanisms remain a topic of discussion, evidence suggests Shilajit helps maintain levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), crucial for testosterone production in the testicles.

The benefits of Shilajit extend beyond sexual health. Research indicates a positive impact on muscle health as well. One study highlighted an increase in the activity of genes within the extracellular matrix of muscles that regulate muscle function, elasticity, repair, and regeneration in subjects taking 250 mg of Shilajit twice daily for 12 weeks.

Another compelling study from the University of Nebraska found that healthy men in their early 20s taking 500 mg of Shilajit daily retained their maximum muscle strength post-exercise more effectively than those on a placebo. They also exhibited lower hydroxyproline levels, an indicator of tissue damage, suggesting reduced connective tissue breakdown.

How to Take Shilajit

For those looking to harness the aforementioned benefits, I recommend a daily intake of 500 mg of Shilajit, split between two doses with meals. This is the exact amount of Shilajit found in Alpha X (across two daily servings).

On workout days, one dose of Alpha X or stand-alone Shilajit can be taken with your pre-workout meal and another at a separate of time of day.

Whether it's for supporting testosterone levels or enhancing muscle performance in the gym (and bedroom), Shilajit presents a great natural, time-tested option. And now that’s included in Alpha X, you’re getting it along with other beneficial ingredients.



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