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5 Ways Shilajit Boosts Athletic Performance

Five ways shilajit can make you faster, stronger and leaner.

Why do we watch sporting events like the Olympics, the World Cup, the Six Nations, Tour de France and the UFC? To support our favourite athletes, and teams? Maybe, but what about that aspect of the human spirit that is always asking questions? That unquenchable thirst for knowledge powered by curiosity? Which, in the realm of sport is almost always aimed at the age-old question: what are human beings capable of?

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on record, could reach speeds of 27.33mph. That is approaching the speed limit on many roads in the UK. Then we have Eluid Kipchoge who in his own words, 'doesn't believe in limits', and ran a marathon in 1.59:40. We have Nirmal Purja who climbed the 14 highest mountains in the world in 7 months. Beating the previous record of more than 7 years. It sounds almost unbelievable, but thankfully Nirmal decided to make a documentary so you don’t have to take my word for it.

Nepalese Nirmal Pirja climbed the 14 highest peaks on Earth in only 7 months

The point is, all of these people are highly, highly driven. But in addition to the right mindset, and an iron will, they need the right physiological adaptations and environment to fulfil their dreams. They need their mind and body pulling in the same direction.

And so do you.

Physiological adaptations are shilajit’s bread and butter, so lets’ have a look at how it works its magic.

Here are 5 Ways Shilajit can make you Faster, Stronger & Leaner.

1. Adaptability, Recovery, and Longevity – the virtues of collagen

When we think of elite athletes, one thing they have in common is muscle. Muscle size, efficiency, strength, flexibility. Depending on the sport, their muscles will have different adaptations. It’s no good being the size of Arnold Schwarzenegger and trying to run a sub-2-hour marathon. To specialise in a sport, there will be trade-offs. The underlying principle here is muscle adaptation. Muscles adapt through stimulus. Repeated stimulus means more adaptation. But adaptation doesn’t just happen in a vacuum. A muscle needs the right building blocks. Relatively speaking, collagen has a greater tensile strength than steel. It also makes up approximately 30% of all proteins in the human body and is mainly responsible for muscle functionality such as flexibility, force transmission (strength), and adaptability.

So, why am I telling you this?