Shilajit is an exudate that seeps out of rocks in the Himalayan mountains. Shilajit is a Sanskrit name that means "conqueror of mountains, destroyer of weakness." The active principle of Shilajit is fulvic acid. Shilajit is said to promote radiant health and longevity, bolster the immune system, promote physical strengthening, and enhance brain function. It is considered a powerful natural electrolyte, it increases energy, and some purport it to have aphrodisiac effects.