While some scientists consider Ayurveda as “pseudoscience”, many consider it a “protoscience” - a methodology that eventually evolves into actual science. Our own modern Western medical science evolved in the same sort of way – it started off as folk protoscience too.
The study included an experiment adding the antidepressant fluoxetine, the scientific name for Prozac, into the mix. Fluoxetine blocks serotonin transporter, the tube which contains the Turicibacter, in mammals. Adding fluoxetine caused the Turicibacter to be significantly less responsive compared to if fluoxetine was not present.
The researchers discovered that a lack of microbiome was accompanied by reduced muscle mass, which can increase the likelihood of metabolic disorders.
Recently researchers have been showing interest regarding the effects of shilajit on mens’ health. Sperm count and testosterone are often used as the benchmarks for mens’ health. In one study, shilajit is tested on its ability to enhance testosterone in healthy males between the ages of 45 and 55.