Clinical Evaluation of Purified Shilajit on Testosterone Levels in Healthy Volunteers

Andrologia. 2016 Jun;48(5):570-5. doi: 10.1111/and.12482. Epub 2015 Sep 22.

Abstract

Purified Shilajit, an Ayurvedic rasayana, was evaluated in healthy volunteers of age between 45 and 55 years for its effect on male androgenic hormone viz. testosterone in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study at a dose of 250 mg twice a day. Treatment with Shilajit for consecutive 90 days revealed that it has significantly (P < 0.05) increased total testosterone, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) compared with placebo. Gonadotropic hormones (LH and FSH) levels were well maintained.

Keywords: Clinical; Shilajit; dehydroepiandrosterone; testosterone.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone / blood
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Humans
  • Luteinizing Hormone / blood
  • Male
  • Medicine, Ayurvedic
  • Middle Aged
  • Minerals / administration & dosage
  • Minerals / pharmacology*
  • Resins, Plant / administration & dosage
  • Resins, Plant / pharmacology*
  • Testosterone / blood*

Substances

  • Minerals
  • Resins, Plant
  • mumie
  • Testosterone
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone