Shilajit for women

Much has been written about the health benefits of Shilajit for men. From boosting testosterone and sex drive to general wellbeing. But did you know this mineral-rich adaptogen has many health benefits for women too? From a woman’s perspective, whether you’re looking to balance hormones or improve your cognitive health, this powerful mineral pitch can help.

Similar to how diamonds are formed, Shilajit is created over a very long period of time. It is the result of the degradation of microbial plant life that has been pressurised by rock.

Read on to find out why many women are taking a daily dose of Shilajit to boost their well-being.

    1. Pre-workout

As an effective energy booster, Shilajit can be used as a pre-workout without any of the negative side effects associated with generic pre-workout powders. Taken before training, Shilajit can help to increase performance output by allowing your body increase Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This is due to its antioxidant capacity and ability to enhance electron transfer - upregulating ATP and enhancing the function of mitochondria. Better cellular integrity translates to better muscle integrity, which helps increase muscle endurance for those extra tough workouts.

  1. Regulates a woman’s menstrual cycle

Problems with fertility can be a result of an irregular menstrual cycle. Consistent use of Shilajit can improve the regularity of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Therefore, improving their chances of conceiving. Shilajit has also been found to have a positive impact on the movement of nutrients and oxygen to a woman’s reproductive organs.

  1. Aids the treatment of anaemia

Women are more prone to suffering from anaemia due to the regular loss of blood during their menstrual cycle. Anaemia can make an individual feel exhausted, weak, dizzy and short of breath. Anaemia is a result of the body lacking in iron. Shilajit works well as an iron supplement and has a positive impact on haemoglobin levels in the blood.

  1. Supports the body during perimenopause/menopause

Menopause and perimenopause can cause a variety of symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, hot flushes and irregular periods. We’ve already discussed the calming effects of Shilajit and how it can aid in regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle. However, there are other conditions linked to menopause. A lack of oestrogen can have a negative impact on bone health due to a reduction in the absorption of calcium. This can cause a lessening in bone mineral density and can also lead to brittle bones. Shilajit can help to balance oestrogen and preserve bone mineral density.

  1. Anti-aging

Menopause also impacts how quickly a woman ages due to the loss of oestrogen. One of the active components in Shilajit is fulvic acid. Fulvic acid is great at protecting you from the cellular damage caused by free radicals - the cumulative result of which is ageing. Regular use of Shilajit will also help with the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as it is rich in antioxidants and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Individuals using Shilajit have also seen an improvement in their skin with regular use leading to a more youthful and firmer complexion.

  1. Healthier hair

The mineral-rich make-up of Shilajit makes it a perfect supplement for improving the health of your hair. Active minerals such as zinc and magnesium to name a few, make for healthier and shinier hair. A lack of zinc can lead to unhealthy hair caused by damage to the structure of hair protein.

  1. Helps prevent arthritis

Arthritis is a condition which affects more women than men. Arthritis occurs when your joints become inflamed. Due to its high fulvic acid content, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Shilajit provides an effective treatment for arthritis. Shilajit is effective at reducing oxidative stress which produces inflammation. Proteinases are harmful compounds which can also lead to damage to the joints. Shilajit is an effective proteinase inhibitor. Regular use of Shilajit can lead to positive outcomes for individuals suffering from joint pain and stiffness, it can even help to improve elasticity in the body.

    8. Calming effect

Women suffering from stress and anxiety may find that Shilajit has a calming effect. Shilajit has been linked to reducing stress and anxiety through improving sleep and cognitive function.


Shilajit has many health benefits for women but also works well as a general health supplement by boosting energy levels and improving your immunity. We have taken great care to source what we consider to be the highest quality Shilajit available anywhere in the world. Hand harvested and crafted by indigenous farming families, One Life Foods Shilajit is clean, pure and highly biologically available. If you’re interested in finding out more about our Shilajit products you can browse our full range here . For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: