Payal Bhardwaj1,* Mehak Goel1 and Durg Vijay Rai1,2

1Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-462014 (India) 2Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Shobhit University, Meerut (India) *Corresponding author: Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Basic Medical Sciences block, Chandigarh, 160014 (India) e-mail address:


The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of Shilajit; a herbomineral, supplementation on the mechanical strength of bone tissue. Thirty six animals in two batches of eighteen animals each were assigned to three groups: Group A (Control), Group B (PS 100) and Group C (PS 200). The treatment period was continued for ten weeks. Bone tissue mechanical strength along with antioxidative enzymes, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and morphometric parameters were assessed. Mechanical strength of the bone tissue (both femur as well as tibia) was found to be significantly enhanced upon shilajit supplementation. Also, the activities of anti oxidant enzymes in liver of both Shilajit administered groups were found to be significantly higher compared to control group. These findings suggest that Shilajit is very efficacious and competent in the maintenance of bone health.

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