Shilajit is a blackish-brown substance that seeps out of rocks found at altitudes of 1000-5000m, most notably found in the Himalayan and Hindukush mountain ranges. [1,2] A mixture of humic acids â€” principal components of the humic substances which are major organic constituents of humus, peat, and coal â€” make up to 85% of Shilajit by weight. The main bioactive component in Shilajit being fulvic acid. [1,5] It has Ayurveda therapeutic history as a substance taken for its adaptogenic properties and also to enhance vitality.  Perhaps owing to these uses, the word Shilajit translated from Sanskrit means â€œconqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.â€ 
Cellular Health Properties
Shilajit supplementation has been found to promote the induction of superoxide dismutase, one of the bodyâ€™s most powerful cellular health enzymes.*  This enzyme helps to break down the superoxide radical into either ordinary oxygen or hydrogen peroxide.
The recommended dosage is 250-500mg daily, taken with food.