Primavie Shilajit is a natural occurring compound found in the Himalayas. Shilajit is known to boost energy and testosterone levels.
If you've been in the Nootropic-space for some time you should know by now what Primavie Shilajit is.
If you don't, or you just simply want to find out more information about it, then this article is for you.
The information I share in this article will be based on my own personal experience and what the science says.
I will also try to see if I can find some anecdotes from people on Reddit to give a more nuanced picture of the benefits and side-effects that people are experiencing when taking Primavie.
Here are some of the topics I will be covering in today's article:
- What is Primavie Shilajit?
- How does it work?
- How do you take it and how much should you take?
- What are the benefits and side-effects?
- What are people on Reddit saying about it?
- Where can I buy it?
...... So without further ado, let's just jump straight to it!
What Is Primavie Shilajit & How Does It Work?
Primavie Shilajit is traditionally considered to be a divine medicine. It has been used for centuries in ancient cultures as a herbal for healing and vitality.
Due to its profound adaptogenic health benefits, and anti-aging powers, we have discovered (just recently) by combining this ancient knowledge with modern science that it derives its benefits by enhancing the upregulation of the collagen genes in our skeletal muscles.
This is why we can see that consumption Primavie Shilajit improves blood flow to the skin, testosterone levels in men, increases energy levels as well as supporting bone health.
I will talk more about the benefits later on in this article. But for now, let's just continue with some more background information.
Shilajit is a naturally occurring resin. A resin is just a solid substance from a plant.
It is found high in the Himalayan mountains as an organic substance containing a mixture of fulvic acid, minerals and other organic minerals.
It is then extracted and turned into an extraordinary Himalayan superfood and sold as Primavie Shilajit.
As I briefly stated above, Primavie Shilajit contains A LOT of different organic minerals. All of these minerals play a crucial role when it comes to improving our overall health.
Interesting enough it also has a profound effect on testosterone levels which I find fascinating.
I came across a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study where they measured the effects that Primavie Shilajit has on testosterone levels.
In the experiment they used purified Shilajit in healthy volunteers of age between 45 and 55 years.
What they found was that a treatment with Shilajit for 90 days in total, revealed that it has a significant effect on testosterone levels.
It increased total testosterone, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) compared with placebo.
What Are The Benefits & Side Effects?
As I have already alluded to earlier Primavie Shilajit has a lot of benefits. I will list the benefits right below which will be a combination of what I could find in the literature as well as from my own experience.
The most commonly reported benefits are:
- Improved sleep quality
- Increased testosterone levels
- Improved energy levels
- Improved mood
- Enhanced cognition (better focus, more alertness and mental energy)
In terms of side-effects I couldn't really find any conclusive evidence/anecdotes that found anything noteworthy.
My Personal Experience With Primavie Shilajit
I can definitely attest to the cognitive benefits that people are reporting experiencing when taking Primavie Shilajit.
I ordered the 30gr powder from NootropicsDepot and have been using it for 9 days now.
Although it's only been 9 days one of the things that I noticed almost instantly (could be placebo though?) is the effect it has on my mood.
I think it's safe to say that I'm a person that tends to be on the more 'neurotic side' of the spectrum (dealing with social anxiety etc.).
What I have found is not that Primavie Shilajit has a 'calming effect' on me per se but it gives me the mental and physical energy to get stuff done.
It's hard to describe but I feel like it gives me a subtle drive and groundedness to make things happen as well as an overall sense of well-being which especially has helped me out at social events.
The benefits I experience taking Primavie Shiljit is very similar to the benefits I get on Ashwagandha.
So to summarize, here's the benefits I personally have experienced taking Primavie Shiljit
- I have way more mental energy (I can think clearly and my memory has improved)
- I feel a subtle 'groundedness' that has been EXTREMELY useful in social situations (dealing with social anxiety)
- I have noticed positive improvements in terms of mental- and physical energy (I want to make things happen)
- I feel less fatigued at the end of the day
In terms of fatigue, one thing that I have noticed is that I'm not mentally exhausted in the evening anymore.
This is the benefit that actually has been the most noticable.
I work a 9-5 job and will usually be exhausted by the time I get home. To put this into perspective I usually try to write an article for Nootropicology early in the morning because I know writing in the evening is a no-go for me.
After taking Primavie Shiljit I have actually changed my schedule. I now only write in the evening which is a HUGE deal for me.
Keep in mind I have only used it for 9 days so the benefits I have experienced thus far could just be a placebo effect, but whocares if it works, right :-)?!
Primavie Shilajit And Weight Training
Since I don't really work out anymore I can't give you guys an in-depth insight to the effects it has on weight training.
That being said, I did find a couple of YouTube videos with people who are doing weight training and using Primavie Shilajit.
The first video I could find is from a guy named; Tiger Fitness. He almost has 400k subscribers.
Here's what he's saying about Primavie Shilajit its effects on training, testosterone and libido:
Another guy called; The Nootropic Republic is sharing his own experience with Primavie Shilajit here:
The Nootropic Republic is basically saying how great of an impact Primavie has had on his exercise performance.
He then goes on to say that it has been shown to help you lift more in the gym. Whether you want to improve your bench, squat, deadlift etc. Primavie can have a beneficial effect on those goals.
He then goes on to say that he personally can notice a difference in his lift as well as feeling more powerful or 'dynamic' as he puts it.
He finishes off by saying that his recovery in the gym is shorter and how Primavie has helped improve his muscle density and muscle strength.
I would imagine that Primavie could help with the pump as well since it's proven to increase blood flow to the muscle (one of you guys would have to test that out for yourself and report back to me).
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How Do You Take It & What Does It Taste Like?
A question I often see on forums is; What does Primavie Shilajit taste like? First off, it's important to note that there are different grades of this compound.
Typically the darker powders are stronger in flavor with a somewhat 'earthy' bitter taste.
The powder I bought doesn't have that strong of a taste. That being said it does taste a little weird, but it's something you get used to.
This might not sound appealing for most of you guys but whocares, it's a 'superfood' so I just chug it down.
The way you take Primavie Shilajit is by blending it into hot drinks, shake or just put it in a glass of water and chug it down.
That being said, Primavie Shilajit is traditionally consumed with raw milk in parts of North India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
For those of you who don't enjoy the taste of the powder Primavie Shilajit can be consumed as capsules as well.
What's The Right Dosage?
As is the case with most Nootropics and supplements the dose you should take really comes down to your personal goals, body weight and tolerance.
That being said from the information I could find online prior to buying it, a regular dose is 250 mg once a day which is equivalent to 1 capsule if you buy Primavie Shilajit from NootropicsDepot.
I personally started out with 125mg (half a capsule) to measure any potential side-effects. I didn't notice anything and gradually increased my daily intake to 2 capsules (500mg) which seems to be the sweet-spot for me.
It's impossible to overdose on this mineral powder and it is known to be safe, to consume over a long period of time.
It should, however, be avoided when pregnant and it's always a good idea to get the advice of your healthcare provider when taking any supplement.
Where Can I Buy It?
Since Primavie Shilajit is a natural compound you can find it pretty much anywhere on the internet.
It comes in both powder form and capsules.
I only have experience buying Nootropics from NootropicsDepot.com. The reason being they lab test their products to ensure that each batch is high in quality and purity.
The only downside I have experienced buying from NootropicsDepot is the delivery time which varies a lot.
I live in Europe and it took 9 business days to arrive using the standard shipping method.
What Do People On Reddit Say About Primavie Shilajit?
I came across a couple of interesting threads on Reddit. One in particular caught my eyes.
I thought it would be a good idea for me to share everything here. Hopefully you guys, like me, get some value out of this.
The first Reddit thread I found is from a user called; u/Bobz216.
He starts off his thead by stating that Primavie Shilajit is NOT some snake oil.
Bobz216 then goes into his own personal experience with the mineral. The first thing he has noticed after taking Primavie Shilajit for a couple of days is the boost in cognition. He says:
"I have been taking shilajit for a couple days now, and notice an immense boost in my cognition and energy.."
Bobz216 has bought his Primavie Shilajit from NootropicsDepot which is purified (it doesn't put him in risk of heavy-metal poisening).
Interesting enough he also talks briefly about its altering effects;
"This substance exhibits strong subjective feelings and a sense of altered consciousness..."
Like myself, Bobz216 has noticed his lethargy is reduced greatly and energy is increased. He also states that the energy he gets from Primavie Shilajit feels 'natural' unlike caffeine etc.
Bobz216 also notices the effects on his libido or as he puts it:
"My sex drive, which has been an issue for me in the past thanks to PSSD from Lexapro, seems to have increased greatly as well. "
He then goes on to say that he feels more 'in the moment' when he has sex as well as lasting longer.
Bobz216 states that he has OCD and how effective Primavie Shilajit has been on his logical thinking. He finds his inner voice to be 'clearer' and is able to differentiate between obsessive and rational thoughts.
He finishes off by saying that he bought Primavie Shilajit not under the impression that it was going to exhibit any psychoactive effects (he bought it for the purported sexual effects) but was pleasantly surprised by the mental benefits he experienced on it.
Primavie Shilajit is a natural occurring herb found in the Himalayas.
Shilajit is known to boost energy and testosterone levels as well as libido.
People are reporting increased energy levels, better focus, more clearity and vitality consuming it with no side effects.
From my own experience I can attest to the fact that Primavie Shilajit has had a profound effect on my mental health.
I have experienced more mental- and physical energy. A subtle groundedness that has been extremely beneficial in social situations.
Primavie Shilajit is legal and can be bought from most Nootropic Vendors online.