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Astrocloud 07-12-2013 07:44 PM

Shilajit anybody take it?
I've been taking CoQ10 supplements for a while. Because they are so expensive, sometimes I stop... I can really tell when I stop taking them. Now I was reading that this Herbal supplement Shilajit actually increases Q10's energizing efficacy.

I am skeptical of what I'm sold though. Since it is basically folk medicine, we are relying on local "experts" to identify and deliver it.

Has anyone tried this?

Astrocloud 07-17-2013 02:16 PM

Okay, I just got my shipment in from Amazon.
It came as a dry brown powder. I mixed a tablespoon with three cups of water.

This stuff tastes bad; I mean really really bad. It's very hard to describe -the packaging describes it as "smoky" but the flavor is reminiscent of Choline Bitartrate (if you've ever put that in your mouth).

Since I seem to be the first here to try this stuff. I'll let you know if I "feel anything" after a week.

Astrocloud 07-22-2013 03:02 PM

I quit taking this today.

The effect was supposed to give me more energy. Since I have had a somewhat good effect with Coenzyme Q10 and that the study I read said that Shilajit increases ones absorbtion of Q10 -I figured this would be a natural energy enhancer.

In fact, I detected the opposite. Since taking this, I've been feeling run down, particularly at night. Perhaps, it works better for others when they are not low carb. Perhaps I'm not getting the "right" shilajit. Perhaps it's my personal body chemistry or perhaps shilojit is just snake oil.

Whatever the reason, I don't think this supplement is right for me. I don't recommend it.

avid 07-28-2013 07:36 AM

If all the claims made by supplement marketers were true, we could just pop a few capsules and be young, beautiful, fit, strong, sexual dynamos, with great hair and no body odor. I think you found another bogus supplement to add to the list.
Can't blame you for trying.

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