Jarrow Formulas Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex is a purified and standardized shilajit extract to help revitalize the body and mind.
It is standardized to have no less than 60% fulvic acid complex with high levels of dibenzo-α-pyrones and dibenzo-α-pyrone chromoproteins, and over 40 different minerals, with very low levels of heavy metals.
These special compounds are active in the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex works with Co-Q10 in the mitochondria and boosts energy production in brain and muscle tissues during exercise.
what is the function of Shilajit Fulvic Acid complex? Shilajit Fulvic Acid complex assists in the maintenance and regeneration of normal physiological functions by acting as an energy currency, or biocatalyst, in the body.
Modern research has shown that shilajit increases immunity, strength, and endurance; it strengthens cognitive ability, heightens libido, and functions as a transporter/carrier to more efficiently drive other nutrients into the body. As an adaptogen, it helps reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and reduce allergies.
Shilajit is a complex organo-mineral substance that can be found exuding from rock fissures in the mountains of Asia. Most often found in the Himalayan foothills at altitudes between 1000-5000 meters, it is a substance revered in Ayurvedic medicine for its wealth of health- promoting properties. Consider the word “shilajit” itself--a Sanskrit term that has been variously translated as “rock-invincible,” “winner of rock,” or “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.”
Raw shilajit must be controlled for quality and processed before it is fit for human consumption by contemporary standards. To start, the source material should be analyzed to ensure low levels of deleterious heavy metals (such as mercury, lead and cadmium). Then the raw material must be treated to neutralize naturally-present reactive oxygen species and eliminate fungal contaminants. Jarrow Formulas Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex , featuring PrimaVie® , takes these necessary steps.
Destroyer of Weakness: CoQ10 Connection
The effects of shilajit are often described as “boosting energy levels and supporting endurance.” Shilajit seems to do just that by increasing tissue concentrations of CoQ10 (and protecting ubiquinol levels) in the body and supporting efficiency in the mitochondrial electron-transport chain.
CoQ10 has two primary roles in the body:
1) as a critical mitochondrial electron shuttle in the production of the body’s energy currency, ATP and
2) as a lipid-soluble antioxidant that protects the body from reactive oxygen species (ROS) and helps regenerate other antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E.
When our mitochondria begin to deteriorate and lose efficiency, a process that is often in lock-step with aging, less energy and more ROS are generated. This leads to mitochondrial damage and decreased levels of total CoQ10, especially the active-antioxidant form, ubiquinol. That’s where shilajit comes in.
Dibenzo-α-pyrones (DBPs) found in shilajit seem to be at least partly responsible for augmenting and protecting total CoQ10 levels and facilitating mitochondrial efficiency and durability. For instance, when one shilajit DBP (3,8- dihydroxydibenzo-α-pyrone [3,8-(OH)2- DBP]) was co-administered with CoQ10 in rats, CoQ10 levels in the heart and liver were elevated to a greater extent than when CoQ10 was given alone. In the lab dish, shilajit DBPs also protect ubiquinol from degradation in various conditions. Processed shilajit was also found to attenuate decreases in CoQ10 and ATP levels in mice when given before exercise. It seems that the “destroyer of weakness” appellation may not be mere hyperbole.
Conqueror of Mountains: Body & Mind
The fulvic acid constituents of shilajit also appear to play a critical role. Evidence suggests that fulvic acids can both increase the GI (gastrointestinal) absorption of a wide range of constituents and sup - port their transport into deep tissues. Fulvic acids also appear to “lu - bricate” electron transfer during energy production. These character - istics likely undergird the adaptogenic effects ascribed to shilajit and make it useful in managing both physical and mental stress.
As an example, consider the range of stress endured when traveling to high altitudes: extremely low humidity, decreased atmospheric pressure, severe cold, high wind velocity, and intense solar radiation exposure. Shilajit assists the body in coping with such conditions and supports physical and mental fitness by supporting energy reserves. In fact, a pilot human study using 200 mg/day in non-athletes for 15 days found improvements in various energy markers: total ATP, ATP/ ADP ratio and total adenine nucleotides (TAN). Whether one is faced with a literal or figurative mountain, shilajit seems to be helpful in surmounting it.
Jarrow Formulas’ Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex is a purified and standardized shilajit extract to help revitalize the body and mind. It is standardized to have no less than 60% fulvic acid complex with high levels of dibenzo-α-pyrones and dibenzo-α-pyrone chromoproteins. These special compounds are active in the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex works with Co-Q10 in the mitochondria and boosts energy production in brain and muscle tissues during exercise.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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The true danger of COVID-19 vaccines : why we should avoid leaky vaccinesTwo weeks ago I wrote in my blog on how I did not want a vaccine out of madness because governments won't allow the use of HCQ or ivermectin, both of which are both safe and cheap treatments against COVID-19.
However, I said to not see anything wrong in the vaccine itself. By now I've changed my mind. No, I don't actually deem mRNA vaccines to be unsafe, nor am I too worried about the very rare side-effects of clotting.
What truly spooked me is the fact these are 'leaky' vaccines, which allows viruses to still infect people despite being vaccinated. They just won't get sick, but can become hosts of viruses that may still infect unvaccinated people. Who , in the end no longer will have any other choice but to get vaccinated when a virus has mutated into a too dangerous variant.
At least this is the theory from dr Geert Vanden Bossche, a prominent virologist who spoke out against massive vaccination.
Why is the fact those vaccines are leaky so scary? Let me explain with an article on Marek's disease in chickens.
Should I get the vaccin against COVID-19 or not? On vaccines, ivermectin, paracetamol and fever
Forget about exercising to lose weight: you can't outrun a bad diet!
Set point and holiday weight gain
Plastics in our bodyOnly fairly recently we have become aware of the dangers of plastics in our environment.
For a long time we thought these plastics would not be of any concern to us. However, invariably, most plastics end up somewhere in the environment: they sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. They’re also inside us.
It's possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39 to 52 thousand microplastic particles a year. With added estimates of how much microplastic might be inhaled, that number is more than 74 thousand.
People who drink only bottled water ingest an additional 90 thousand particles.
When researchers from Johns Hopkins looked at the impact of eating seafood contaminated with microplastics, they too found the accumulated plastic could damage the immune system and upset a gut's balance.
Scientists are scrambling to understand the dose at which microplastics start to have noticeable health effects. Like air pollution or harmful construction materials, those who have more exposure or pre-existing conditions may be less able to tolerate plastic.
Particulate matter and your healthAs the Dutch government decided to move away from natural fossilized energy sources, we are moving towards solar and wind energy.
Because solar and wind energy cannot provide all energy and a decision to also move away from natural gas, biomass plants seemed to be the perfect solution.
Biomass is plant or animal material used for energy production (electricity or heat). It can be purposely grown energy crops, wood or forest residues, waste from food crops (wheat straw), horticulture (yard waste), food processing (corn cobs), animal farming (manure, rich in nitrogen and phosphorus), or human waste from sewage plants.
Burning plant-derived biomass releases CO2, but it has still been classified as a renewable energy source in the EU and UN legal frameworks because photosynthesis cycles the CO2 back into new crops. In some cases, this recycling of CO2 from plants to atmosphere and back into plants can even be CO2 negative, as a relatively large portion of the CO2 is moved to the soil during each cycle.
However, over the past few months it has become clear how a lot of biomass comes from trees, that were previously pristine forests in the USA or the Baltics.
While in the best case, the use of biomass could even be CO2 negative, burning biomass will result in excessive CO2 output locally as well as of particulate matter.
This is why almost overnight, due to negative public opinion, politicians changed their mind. Too late though, there are already few hundred biomass plants that are being constructed due to substantial subsidies that were handed out, so we can expect a substantial worsening of air quality in the upcoming decade(s) because of the increased amount of particulate matter.
Zinc and HCQ
In the past few months, nearly everyone will have become familiar with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and how it has been welcomed as a miracle drug, only to be set aside as being too dangerous to expose sick patients with underlying cardiovascular diseases to it.
Upon learning how HCQ is supposed to be used in this crisis, I was flabbergasted to read how HCQ was put to use by itself, as a drug on its own. True enough, HCQ is a malaria drug, but it was not just meant to be used as a curative medicin on its own for COVID-19 but as a messenger to transport the true miracle mineral, zinc into cells.
The now famous Zelenko protocol which uses HCQ , azithromycin and zinc as well as a number of other essential vitamins and minerals, was never meant to be used in hospital either, but for use by doctors on patients who had just fallen ill.
Now the researchers who discredited HCQ in the Lancet article have been debunked as having used fraudulous data in order to promote a much more expensive drug in which one of the authors had a vested interested, we think it is about time to explain a thing or two on why and how HCQ is used in combination with zinc.
How to prevent getting sick from the flu
You can prevent germs from making you ill in two ways: prevent entry into the body by careful hygiene, and if they do get in, make sure your body’s natural immune system is able to fight these germs, so they self-destruct before overwhelming the system.
Most flu germs are spread in two ways:
- touching such as hand-to-hand contact
- droplet spread when germs ride along on tiny water droplets that are sneezed or coughed into the air
Try these flu prevention tips to avoid person-to-person spread:
- avoid shaking hands, but bow or give a head nod
- avoid nose-picking as the nose is a breeding ground for germs
- sneeze into a disposable handkerchief and if you don't have one available, sneeze inside your elbow
- shun coughers and sneezers as much as possible.
- avoid crowded rooms
PFAS pollutants causing turmoil
In October, nearly every construction project came to a grinding halt in the Netherlands, because not a single project except the smallest ones can be completed without excessive paper work or laboratory tests.
Why? The current legal threshold for PFAS, an abbreviation for perfluorinated alkylated substances has been set extremely low until the government is able to define a proper health limit for contaminated soil so as to prevent contamination of clean soil with more heavily contaminated soil.
If cemeteries hadn't been exempt from the rule, not a single dead body could have been interred, since PFAS-chemicals , also known as 'forever chemicals' have accumulated in our bodies to an extent that exceeds the legally set threshold, which is currently as low as the lowest possible detection level.
What is co-enzyme Q10 and why is it important for our health?
Co-enzyme Q10, mostly shortened to Q10 is present in almost every single cell of our body. The other name for Q10 is ubiquinone, which is derived from the Latin word ubiquitous ('everywhere').
Co-enzyme Q10 is important for cellular processes in which it helps to produce energy for growth and maintenance. Co-Q10 also works as an antioxidant that protects you from the same energy-making process it’s also involved in.
While your body is capable of producting co-enzyme Q10 from food, the ability to do so, declines with age. This is why Q10 is called a conditionally essential nutrient, meaning it is required to be supplemented as we grow old.
How can allergies be avoided in children?Children who are exposed to more allergens and bacteria in their homes during the first year of life may be less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma later on.
Researchers found that 3-year-olds who were exposed to mouse dander, cat dander and cockroach droppings before they turned 1 were three times less likely to suffer from wheezing, allergies and asthma than those who lived in homes without these allergens.
Breathe in, breathe out!Did you ever notice you don't have equal air flow through each nostril? Most people alternate between breathing through the left and the right nostril. The only time you are vividly aware of the existence of such a cycle is when you have congestion in just one side of the nose, which results in only being able to breathe more easily every few hours and then feel congested in the other period.
This past week we were once again blessed with lovely warm summer weather. Nearly invariably, most meat lovers will almost instinctively take their BBQ out to prepare meat. But is having barbecued meat such a great idea?
Urban gardeningIf someone told you a few years ago to enjoy gardening, there's a good chance this remark was met with a condescending smile as it was deemed to be a rather boring passtime.
Not so anymore as especially growing your own food has become quite popular and rightly so. There is something magical about seeing a seed grow out to a vegetable, fruit or herb you can actually eat.
Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times per day with a meal or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
PrimaVie 250mg †
(shilajit fulvic acid complex)
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (shilajit fulvic acid complex), filler (cellulose and maltodextrin, vegetable magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide) capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans