Know your S's: Sex, Sexual Health, and Shilajit

Know your S's: Sex, Sexual Health, and Shilajit

When we were young, we always wondered how we were born?
The answer we always got was 'The stork brought you to us' or various renditions of this answer. Usually, we would find out the answers via the internet or through chapters in our textbooks because it has always been a hush-hush topic.

Today on the occasion of Valentine's Day, we would like to talk a bit more openly about the concept of sex, sexual health, and how one can improve their sexual health and wellness with Ayurveda's own powerhouse of an herb - Shilajit!

What is Sex?

So let's begin with the basics:

Sex can mean different things to different people. Merriam Webster defines Coitus (Sexual intercourse) -
"The physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements."

Even though this is the conventional definition of sex, it can be of different types and ways, but as mentioned before, people still shy away from talking about this, which also often hides the sexual health problems faced by both women and men.

Now, what is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is to be able to embrace and enjoy one's sexuality. Keeping a check on our sexual health is essential as it can also affect our mental, emotional and physical health.

One can be sexually healthy by:

  • Recognizing sexual rights.
  • Understanding sexuality.
  • Using necessary protection to avoid unwanted pregnancies and STDs.
  • Understanding the importance of consent and communication.
  • Knowing how to talk and deal with sexual wellness with your partner.

You might wonder what about the third S?
The third S represents Shilajit - the Ayurvedic powerhouse of an herb that has invigorating properties beneficial for your sexual health and wellness.

So what is Shilajit ?

Shilajit is the blackish-brownish resin that comes from layers of rock formed when plants decompose. It contains a compound called fulvic acid and almost up to 84 minerals.

It originates in mountain ranges such as the Himalayan, Tibetan, and Altai mountains and has been used in Ayurveda to treat various problems from bone fractures to impotence.

Amrutam's B-Feral Gold Malt is enriched with the goodness of Shilajit and Ashwagandha amongst other herbs that have aphrodisiac properties. It makes for a perfect gift for men looking to improve reproductive health, strength, performance, and vitality.


B-Feral Gold Malt with Shilajit

Fact: Shilajit is also known as Mumie, Moomiyo, Mummiyo.

Let's learn how Shilajit will help you with your sexual wellness-

1. Improves Libido

Regular consumption of Shilajit helps in increasing stamina as well as boosts libido.

2. Improves Sperm Motility

Sperm motility is the ability of the sperm to move towards an egg and it is said that Shilajit increases sperm motility by 50%.

3. Sperm Count

A 2010 study published in the journal Andrologia investigated the effects of this dietary supplement in 35 infertile men and after taking 100 milligrams (mg) of processed Shilajit in capsule form each day for 90 days, 28 participants showed significant increases in total sperm count.

4. Increases testosterone levels

Testosterone is responsible for sexual drive or desire and vigor. The levels decrease as a person ages. A study was done to check the effects of Shilajit on testosterone levels. Men between the age of 45-55 were given Shilajit for 90 days and at the end of the study, the researchers noticed significant changes in the levels of testosterone.

Amrutam's B-Feral Capsules are formulated with a blend of herbs that are known to boost the levels of testosterone, increase sperm count, and can alleviate stress.

B-feral capsule

5. Stimulates Ovulation

A study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology says that Shilajit can induce ovulation. Researchers studied the effect of Shilajit on female rats. They saw that, over a 5-day period, ovulation was induced in seven out of nine rats in the Shilajit administration group and concluded that it had an effect on mature rats.

Other than these benefits, Shilajit also helps with:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • High cholesterol
  • Intestinal troubles
  • Heart health 
  • Anemia
  • Brain function
  • Cognitive function
  • Treats wounds and ulcers
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Improves Bone health

We hope this Valentine's Day these S's help you to have these 3 S's too - Safe & Satisfying Sexual Experience.

References:

https://www.medicinenet.com/what_does_shilajit_do_for_the_body/article.htm

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326547#summary

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