Shilajit 60 caps by Paradise Herbs
Shilajit is a powerful ancient natural rejuvenative phyto-mineral substance that exudes from the rocks in the Himalaya Mountains during the heat of summer. Studies have detailed how shilajit revitalizes and preserves CoQ10 which can protect against mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrial dysfunction underlies many chronic degenerative diseases including glaucoma.**
- Targeted support for the mitochondrial dysfunction that is known to be part of glaucoma **
- Shilajit stabilizes, activates, and preserves CoQ10 in its active ubiquinol form**
- Shilajit boosts CoQ10 levels to protect against mitochondrial aging**
- Shilajit and CoQ10 together gave 27% greater ATP energy production in muscle cells than CoQ10 alone**
- Shilajit and CoQ10 together gave 40% greater energy production in brain cells than CoQ10 alone**
- Shilajit and CoQ10 together boosted CoQ10 in liver by 29% compared to CoQ10 alone**
- Shilajit is a natural source of fulvic acid
- Shilajit is a natural source of DBPs (dibenzo-a-pyrones)
- 100% Pure
- Truly Holistic 10:1 Full Spectrum
- No Harsh Chemicals
- No Toxic Solvents
- No Isolating/Fractionizing
Paradise truly holistic full spectrum shilajit is the highest quality that nature has to offer. Using a 100% natural extraction method the true essence and breadth of the whole mineral substance is captured therefore retaining all of its active and synergistic constituents in the balanced ratio nature intended.**
Shilajit is a powerful rejuvenative that cleanses the urinary tract and lungs, while bolstering strength and supporting the immune system. It purifies the blood and helps remove excess toxins from the tissues. As an aphrodisiac, it increases vitality and stamina while toning the reproductive organs and supporting their proper function.**
Shilajit has been revered as a rejuvenator for thousands of years. Yogis call it Amrita or The Elixir Of Life. Paradise shilajit is sourced from pristine Himalayan mountains and naturally purified to the highest standards possible.****
250 mg, 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Item Catalog Number: S818
1 vegetarian capsule 1-2 times daily or as directed by a qualified health care professional.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Vegetarian Capsule||% Daily Value|
|Himalayan Shilajit extract 10:1||250 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|
Raw Material: Shilajit extract 10:1 containing a holistic full spectrum of active and synergistic constituents and equal to 2,500 mg whole material. Naturally grown or ethically wild crafted without chemical fertilizers/pesticides.
Capsule (plant cellulose) 100% vegetarian.
Made without fillers, binders, artificial ingredients or common allergens.
Keep in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using this product.**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.
Mitochondrial Protection with a Potent Adaptogen
source: Life Extension http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/feb2010_Reverse-Mitochondrial-Damage_02.htm
Long known to Ayurvedic practitioners for its healing power, shilajit is an organic substance harvested from biomass high in the Himalayas.65,66 It acts as a powerful adaptogen, providing broad systemic defense against stress and illness. Cutting-edge scientific analysis has isolated humic substances as the principal active ingredients that enhance mitochondrial energy flow.67
In 2009, a series of landmark studies detailed for the first time how shilajit works on energy metabolism.
Mice subjected to strenuous exercise underwent expected ATP declines in muscle, blood, and brain tissue. When supplemented with shilajit, ATP loss was sharply reduced.68 Other biochemical markers of energy status also dramatically improved in the supplemented animals—including levels of CoQ10, which fell twice as fast in control mice as in supplemented animals. When given in combination, CoQ10 and shilajit displayed a powerful synergistic effect. Energy parameters such as CoQ10 levels increased significantly more than with either supplement alone.
Further analysis brought some of its key mechanisms of action to light. Shilajit contains two primary components, fulvic acid and DBPs (dibenzo-a-pyrones). Fulvic acid independently stimulates mitochondrial energy metabolism, protects mitochondrial membranes from oxidative damage, and helps channel electron-rich DBPs into the mitochondria to support the electron transfer chain.69,70 Fulvic acid works as an electron “shuttle,” augmenting CoQ10 to speed electron flow within mitochondria.71-73
The DBPs in shilajit serve as electron “reservoirs,” replenishing electrons lost by CoQ10 when it donates them to free radicals (thereby neutralizing them).70,74
When laboratory mice are supplemented with oral CoQ10 alone, CoQ10 levels rise in heart, liver, and kidney tissue, as might be expected.75 When DBPs from shilajit are added to the supplement, CoQ10 levels rise still further—as much as 29% in the liver.75
A recent study suggests that DBPs from shilajit preserve CoQ10 in its superior ubiquinol form.75
Preliminary findings suggest that shilajit protects human tissue from lost energy in the form of ATP, while maximizing benefits from CoQ10, with dramatic improvement in exercise performance.76 In an as-yet unpublished study, people who took shilajit 200 mg once daily for 15 days registered 14% higher post-exercise ATP levels in the blood—equivalent to levels in people who hadn’t exercised at all. The average number of steps they took on a standardized dynamic exercise test rose significantly, and their mean fitness scores increased by 15%—without any intervening exercise training.
In pre-clinical studies, shilajit has been shown to possess a number of additional benefits, allowing it to work in synergy with CoQ10 to protect and support mitochondrial health:
• Preliminary unpublished studies showed that shilajit (250 mg twice daily for 90 days) lowered fasting blood sugar and a measure of systemic inflammation called the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), while increasing hemoglobin levels and platelet counts.77,78
• Shilajit protected laboratory rats from developing chemically-induced diabetes through its free-radical scavenging properties.70
• Shilajit augmented learning acquisition and memory retrieval in laboratory rats while reducing manifestations of anxiety during maze experiments.70
• Shilajit reduced levels of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase that destroys the vital neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This effect may help to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease by maintaining levels of the neurotransmitter.70
• Shilajit increased levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in rat brains, making it an attractive candidate for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.70
• In pre-clinical studies, shilajit produced significant increases in the endogenous antioxidants superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase in brain tissue. Increased levels of these enzymes protect vulnerable brain cells against the oxidative damage that leads to brain aging and cognitive decline.70
About Paradise Herbs & Essentials®
FitEyes knows of no other reputable herbal manufacturer that matches Paradise Herb's full spectrum extraction method combined with raw ingredients of the highest quality and a capsule that is free of fillers and excipients. This is as close to perfection as we have found in a widely available herbal product. For this reason, Paradise Herbs is a featured FitEyes brand that we recommend and trust.
Paradise Herbs & Essentials® Inc. was established in 1994 by our founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with our founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism we have established ourselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Our founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine.*
At Paradise we know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. We obtain our herbs from special alliances we have built all over the world. Our herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.*
For example: Our Ayurvedic herbs Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are from an isolated and pristine environment at the base of the Himalayans, or we obtain our Ginger from the Ecuadorian rain forest where it is ethically wild crafted. It is this total combination of factors: climate, soil, pristine and natural growing environment that produce the outstanding quality of all our herbs. But we don’t stop there.*
Our end product after extraction is a True Full Spectrum™ extract, although we measure standard marker compounds in most of our extracts we never fractionate or isolate. We believe in keeping all the synergistic components in the balanced ratios nature intended. We know that in many cases it is not evident which components are to be credited for the clinical effect, or if several components must act synergistically, therefore the whole root extract is always regarded as the active ingredient. It is a central philosophy of traditional herbalism to trust in the wisdom of nature to provide the most complete medicines for humans. Unlike the conventional Pharmaceutical Industry that has sought to isolate compounds to create new drugs, we believe the whole herb is the medicine and is supplying all the benefits. For example, studies have shown that a True Full Spectrum™ herbal extract of Panax Ginseng consistently outperforms an extract comprising only isolated ginsenosides. This illustrates that polysaccharides and other active constituents in Ginseng play an integral role in its clinical efficacy. Also, research analysis reveals a component in Panax Ginseng called panaxydol to inhibit cell cycle progression of human malignant tumor cells. We believe this is scientific proof for True Full Spectrum™ preparations as compared to fractionated isolates only containing the ginsenosides and possibly lacking some of the benefits.*
Our production facility is NSF certified to meet all cGMP requirements according to FDA standards. All operations are carefully documented, including in-process quality assurance checks. Equipment use/cleaning logbooks, and standard operating procedures are followed scrupulously to avoid any form of contamination or non-compliance.*
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Common fillers or flow agents like magnesium stearate, calcium stearate or stearic acid are hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Not only are these oils unhealthy, they coat the capsule ingredients with a layer of saturated fat hindering nutrient absorption. Some studies we have seen list this hindrance to be as high as 80%. Doing the math on this, that cuts down nutrient contents utilized to 20%, not very good to say the least.*
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