Shilajit is a resin obtained from the Himalayan region. Shilajit is made up of organic compounds called triterpenoids. These compounds are similar to steroids. Steroids are natural substances produced by the human body.
Triterpenoids are believed to be beneficial because they mimic steroid hormones. The main active ingredient in shilajit is oleanolic acid. Oleanolic acid is known to increase testosterone levels.