AYURVEDA-SHILAJIT, ANTIAGEING PROPERTIES

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A composition comprising Shilajit or an extract thereof in a vitamin and mineral preparation. Shilajit is a compact mass of vegetable organic matter, composed of a gummy matrix interspersed with vegetable fibres and minerals. Substances which have been identified in Shilajit include moisture, gums, albuminoids, calcium, potassium, nitrogen, silica, resin, vegetable matter, magnesium, sulphur, iron, chloride, phosphorous, iodine, glycosides, tannic acid, benzoic acid and a number of vitamins and enzymes.

Shilajit is a natural exudate ejected from rocks during hot weather in the lower Himalayas, Vindhya and other mountain tracts and Nepal, or it may be a tar formed in the earth from the decomposition of vegetable substances. (See the Indian Materia Medica, pages 23 to 32 for a detailed discussion of the composition and properties of Shilajit). It is a compact mass of vegetable organic matter, composed of a gummy matrix interspersed with vegetable fibres and minerals.  Shilajit also…

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