What is tongkat ali extract?
Tongkat Ali is a plant that originates from Southeast Asia, more precisely from Indonesia. There it is known as Eurycoma longifolia or Pasak Bumi. Its roots are grated into a paste and then boiled in water. This Tongkat Ali liquid is used there as a traditional medicine because of its aphrodisiac effect.
Today Tongkat Ali is extracted into a water-soluble powder in a controlled process. This powder can be taken either in this form or in capsules. According to several studies (see below) it helps to stimulate the body's own testosterone production and increase testosterone levels. The extract available today is used by many men as a natural, safe and effective testosterone booster. Please note: Our Tongkat Ali is an incense that releases the energy of this plant.
Why should you use Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali extract is used by countless men around the world to safely boost the body's natural testosterone production. But who needs a higher testosterone level anyway? Here are a few examples:
Hypoandrogenism or: Low testosterone
From around 30 years of age, most men begin to experience a reduction in testosterone levels. From this age, a steady decline in testosterone levels is quite natural. However, some men are more affected than others: From a level of 250 ng/dL (= 250 nanograms of testosterone per deciliter of blood), this is known as hypoandrogenism or too low testosterone (testosterone deficiency).
Here you will find a table in which you can read which testosterone level is normal at which age, determined in a study from 1996.
Many men who suffer from hypoandrogenism use Tongkat Ali extract to boost natural testosterone production back to normal levels.
Do you suffer from symptoms of testosterone deficiency such as:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Reduced desire for sex
- Increased fatigue and low spirits
- Muscle loss
- Increased fat pads?
Then the probability is high that you suffer from hypoandrogenism. And then you should definitely try Tongkat Ali extract to bring your testosterone levels back to natural levels and solve all these problems at the same time.
The best thing about it: It doesn't take long until the first visible and noticeable results are achieved. With correct use of the incense you should feel much fitter, more masculine and positive after 2-3 weeks. Most men report increased sexual desire, stronger erections, a more positive mood and significantly more energy for work and leisure. Some men who previously complained of depressive phases reported that these became weaker or even subsided completely.
Tongkat Ali for bodybuilding
Tongkat Ali is also very popular among bodybuilders, as the build-up of the body's own testosterone is much more natural and above all safer than using preparations, injections, etc. The more of the hormone is in the body, the more intense and better you can train. Tongkat Ali users feel a higher resilience, a stronger will and report much more intensive training sessions.
How does Tongkat Ali extract work?
In order to understand how Tongkat Ali works, you should first know how testosterone is regulated by your body. How much of the hormone your body produces is determined by a process called the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPG axis for short).
When your testosterone level is low, the hormone gonadoliberin is secreted by the hypothalamus. This hormone stimulates the pituitary gland to produce the sex hormone follitropin and lutropin (responsible for sperm maturation). These two hormones ensure that the Leydig cells in your testicles produce testosterone.
When the maximum level is reached, the hypothalamus stops releasing gonadoliberin, which reduces or stops all remaining hormone releases and production.
Now Tongkat Ali comes into play
Tongkat Ali stimulates your hypothalamus to secrete gonadolabine. Remember: This hormone sets off the entire chain reaction, at the end of which testosterone is produced. Normally it is only released when your hypothalamus finds that there is too little testosterone in your body.
With the daily use of our incense Tongkat Ali you trigger the release of the hormone completely independent of your current testosterone level. This effect can be repeated over and over again until the desired level is reached.
From this moment on you can also reduce the usage intervals of the incense a little bit (e.g. only every 2 days) to keep the desired value.
Tongkat Ali composition
Like any other plant, Tongkat Ali consists of a stem, leaves and roots. But for the production of the valuable Tongkat Ali extract only the stems are used. Unfortunately, there are also suppliers who process parts of the leaves or the stem into powder and mix it in. However, these parts have no effect whatsoever and thus dilute the extract. So make sure that the colour is light beige to brown when using the extract.
The components of Tongkat Ali
Eurycomanon is the most important component of the plant for the extract, because it stimulates the hypothalamus to release gonadolaberin, thus triggering the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, at the end of which testosterone is produced.
Triacetyleurycomanone also acts as an aromatase inhibitor. It is only because of these substances that Tongkat Ali is such a safe plant. Because it suppresses the process that converts free testosterone in the body into oestrogen.
This substance is responsible for stimulating sperm production.
Buy Tongkat Ali safely
Tongkat Ali root extract is one of the most expensive raw materials in the world. The harvesting of the plants is heavily regulated in Indonesia so that greedy businessmen do not mine everything at once. Moreover, Tongkat Ali grows only in very few jungle regions and cannot be cultivated. This and the high demand of many men all over the world cause the prices of this raw material to skyrocket.
Unfortunately, this circumstance has also brought some resourceful sellers on the scene, who smell the quick money, with blended or even fake Tongkat Ali extract.
That is why you should consider a few things when buying Tongkat Ali.
It must be tongkat ali root extract
The substances important for your testosterone are found exclusively (!) in the root of the plant. Products from the leaves or stem have absolutely no effect. Therefore, it is important that you look for root extract.
Beware of cheap offers
As mentioned in the introduction to this chapter, the cultivation and processing of Tongkat Ali is quite difficult, which drives up the price. It is therefore practically impossible to get cheaper tongkat ali.
If a shop or other supplier offers you Tongkat Ali root extract for under €1 per gram, you can assume that this product is either blended or counterfeit. This means that if dangerous substances are used to replace the root extract, it will have little, no or even a negative effect on your body.
Tongkat Ali Studies
There is not much information on the net about Tongkat Ali, which might make you think that it is still too little studied. That's not true. The plant Eurycoma longifolia jack has been the subject of several independent studies. Almost all of them conclude that tongkat ali measurably increases testosterone levels in the body.
Here you find a list of studies from the last years:
- Ang HH, Cheang HS Effects of Eurycoma longifolia jack on laevator ani muscle in both uncastrated and testosterone-stimulated castrated intact male rats. Arch Pharm Res. 2001 Oct;24(5):437-40
- Ang HH, Ngai TH Aphrodisiac evaluation in non-copulator male rats after chronic administration of Eurycoma longifolia Jack. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2001 Aug;15(4):265-8
- Ang HH, Ikeda S, Gan EK Evaluation of the potency activity of aphrodisiac in Eurycoma longifolia Jack. Phytother Res. 2001 Aug;15(5):435-6
- Ang HH, Cheang HS, Yusof AP Effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) on the initiation of sexual performance of inexperienced castrated male rats. Exp Anim. 2000 Jan;49(1):35-8
- Ang HH, Cheang HS.Studies on the anxiolytic activity of Eurycoma longifolia Jack roots in mice. Jpn J Pharmacol. 1999 Apr;79(4):497-500
- Ang HH, Chan KL, Mak JW Effect of 7-day daily replacement of culture medium containing Eurycoma longifolia Jack constituents on the Malaysian Plasmodium falciparum isolates. J Ethnopharmacol. 1995 Dec 15;49(3):171-5
- Ang HH, Chan KL, Mak JW In vitro antimalarial activity of quassinoids from Eurycoma longifolia against Malaysian chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum isolates. Planta Med. 1995 APR;61(2):177-8
- Kardono LB, Angerhofer CK Tsauri S, Padmawinata K, Pezzuto JM, Kinghorn AD.Cytotoxic and antimalarial constituents of the roots of Eurycoma longifolia. J Nat Prod. 1991 Sep-Oct;54(5):1360-7