Shilajit is pretty popular in india and pakistan.I have been studying moomiyo for 2 years and have found nothing but good evidence about its effectivness. I have taken through out the last 2 years and love everything about it. The overall well being it gives you to the incredible workouts and recovery that it allows me to acheive. There has been a lot of studies on it from russia, but many people try to discredit it for no reason. I think it has to go with the normal standards now days, because anything man made is better than mother nature which is totally wrong. People discredit it because of the complexity , and the uncomprehension behind it's mecahanisms. I would like to hear some feedback.
Moomiyo is a dark, bitter-tasting resin exuded from rock in certain mountain areas of Central Asia. The natural processes that create Moomiyo are complex and still somewhat mysterious, but it is primarily concentrated plant sedimentation that has interacted with minerals in the surrounding rocks.
Key nutrients in Mumio include Fulvic acids, Humic acid, humin and hymatomelanic acid. In addition there are more than 50 micro-nutrients including polyphenols, essential oils, amino acids, B-complex vitamins, fatty acids and bioavailable ionic minerals.
The Russians have been researching the properties of Moomiyo for over 90 years. They believe it works in 4 main ways:
Adaptogens are natural substances that increase the body's resistance to stress and fatigue. Many regard Altai Moomiyo as the most powerful adaptogen known.
During training and competition you experience severe physical and mental stresses. Moomiyo helps your body to cope and re-energise.
As an adaptogen it is thought that Moomiyo chemically bonds with hormones related to stress, helping to minimise the negative effects.
Moomiyo supports the natural development of muscle and strength. American and Russian tests show significant improvement in lean muscle mass for strength athletes and natural bodybuilders using Moomiyo.
It seems that Moomiyo protects naturally occurring sex hormones from oxidation, making them more available to promote muscle growth in response to strength training.
3. Anti inflammatory
Moomiyo is an important anti-inflammatory in traditional Asian medicine, and Russian athletes have long valued its ability to reduce muscle and joint soreness.
Recent research by Russian and Korean scientists has shown that fulvic acid fractions from Moomiyo are potent scavengers of superoxide radicals, which would help account for Moomiyo's anti-inflammatory properties.
4. As a general tonic
For thousands of years and in many cultures, Moomiyo has been highly prized as a general tonic and remedy. Modern research indicates that Moomiyo may indeed have a role to play in the healing of many ailments, from knitting broken bones to fighting cancer.
To provide these widespread benefits, Moomiyo must be supporting the body in fundamental ways.
As an example, let's take just one ingredient: Fulvic Acid.
Clearly, effective mineral metabolism is vital for health and many people suffer from deficiencies. Moomiyo supplies a range of bioavailable minerals, and it seems the Humic and Fulvic acids in Moomiyo work together in complex ways to support the uptake of these minerals (and other nutrients) by the cells.
Other reported benefits of Fulvic Acid include:
Increasing metabolism of proteins, contributing to DNA and RNA synthesis Restoring electrochemical balance, improving cell functioning Increasing activity of many enzyme systems, supporting a wide range of biochemical processes Supporting immune system function, reducing the risk of infection.