Shilajit (pronounced “shee-la-jeet”) is one of the great wonders of Ayurveda (the traditional health system of India and the sister science of yoga). It is not an herb but a special type of “mineral pitch” that seeps from cracks in the Himalayan rocks during the warm summer months. This black gummy-resin is a complex mixture of humus (prehistoric plant deposits), rock minerals, and organic substances that have been combined/compressed/transformed into an extraordinary superfood known to boost testosterone*. Shilajit is said to carry the power of the Himalayas and is considered by some scholars to be “Soma” (the secret substance used by Eastern alchemists to perfect the body and mind). True authentic shilajit is hard to come by and can be quite expensive. But the real thing only requires small doses to enliven your physiology.