What is Tongkat Ali Extract?
Tongkat ali is an herb which grows predominantly in the jungles of certain South East Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. It has several other local names including Pasak Bumi and Tung Saw and is also known by some people as herbal viagra because of its well-known abilities to improve sexual dysfunction.
Locals have long been using this root for its aphrodisiac abilities and also to enhance energy but it is now being used more and more around the world and extracts are readily available to purchase in various shops and online.
As men age, they tend to experience a condition related to reduced testosterone production called andropause which causes a number of serious problems. Conditions linked to andropause include lack of libido, reduced levels of energy, increased body fat and mental fatigue.
As a middle aged man, I am fully aware of the difficulties that these conditions can cause. It is not fun when you realize that you are not the man that you once were and that many of the things that you took for granted are now more of a struggle.
Testosterone replacement therapy is an option for many men but it is very expensive and also comes with the risk of side effects. This has led men to search for an alternative in nature and Tongkat ali is one of them. While tongkat ali is best known for its masculine benefits, it also has potential to treat several female issues which I will come to later on.
Health Benefits of Tongkat Ali Extract
1. TONGKAT ALI AND TESTOSTERONE
The root of tongkat ali has been used to increase testosterone levels for a very long time indeed. It contains chemical compounds that studies have repeatedly shown can increase testosterone levels. An increase in testosterone has many beneficial knock-on effects for sexual performance, muscle growth and semen production.
A Malaysian study published in 2012 took 76 men of whom only 35% had testosterone levels in the normal range. Following a month of treatment with Tongkat ali, this number rose dramatically to above 90%.
2. TONGKAT ALI FOR MALE FERTILITY
There is some evidence that as well as boosting testosterone levels, tongkat ali can also improve sperm quality and therefore help treat male fertility issues.
A study published in 2010 observed the changes in sperm quality in 75 men who were given 200mgs of tongkat ali extract each day for three months. Sperm quality improved significantly in these patients and 15% of participants reported spontaneous pregnancies following the treatment.
3. TONGKAT ALI FOR INCREASED LIBIDO
Tongkat ali extract is probably best-known and most used for its aphrodisiac qualities. It has long been used in South East Asia to help deal with low levels of libido and more recently a number of predominantly animal studies have demonstrated that it does have libido enhancing potential.
One of these studies published in 2003 fed older rats and retired breeders with tongkat ali for a 10 day period. The rats given the extract demonstrated a significant increase in sexual activity and mounting frequency on female rats.
There are plenty more studies involving animals that have elicited promising results but does tongkat ali have the same effect on humans?
There is no scientific evidence for the claims that tongkat ali proponents make so apart from the animal research we have to rely on anecdotal evidence and traditional usage.
Certainly many users have consistently reported that tongkat ali was an effective aphrodisiac and its ability to boost testosterone levels would indicate that it may be an effective option. Users have reported a much higher sex drive, longer lasting erections, stronger ejaculation and better sex in general.
4. FAT LOSS AND MUSCLE GAIN
Tongkat ali extract is a popular natural supplement among weightlifters and body builders who are looking to change their muscle to fat ratio. However, you don’t need to be a serious athlete to benefit from the potential improvements in body composition that tongkat ali can provide.
Because of the increase in testosterone that tongkat ali extract gives you, it can also help you to lose fat and gain lean body mass. This will have an even greater effect if you are exercising regularly.
A promising Malaysian study published in 2002 demonstrated that tongkat ali had the potential to improve lean body mass. In this double-blind study, 7 men were given 100 mgs of tongkat ali extract each day with the other 7 participants being given a placebo for a 5 week period.
The men in the tongkat ali group experienced a 5% increase in their lean body mass and a significant reduction in body fat.
5. BONE HEALTH
Low levels of testosterone can increase the chances of developing weak and brittle bones – a condition called osteoporosis. Many minerals such as calcium, magnesium and vitamin D help to reduce the risk of the disease.
Tongkat ali’s ability to increase testosterone levels means that it could be an important weapon in the fight against osteoporosis and help maintain bone strength and health.
Dosage of Tongkat Ali Extract
For best results using Tongkat Ali while bodybuilding it is recommended that you follow the manufactures directions and take your extract four capsules per day, as evenly spread throughout the day as possible, for example, one capsule before breakfast, one before lunch, the third capsule before an evening meal and the forth capsule before you go to bed.
A six to eight-week cycle is what most bodybuilders typically run with a break period lasting around 40% of your on cycle time, for example, if you ran an eight-week cycle you would want to take a break of no less than three and a half weeks.
If you are using Tongkat Ali to increase your sex drive as many people do, a shorter cycle period is often used. Some users have been known to cycle five days on, two days off as they only wish to increase their testosterone levels slightly but stay on the Tongkat Ali for extended periods of time, again five days on two days off meets the recommended 40% off cycle time.
Potential Side Effects of Tongkat Ali Extract
- No severe effects have ever been reported and it is considered to be safe when taken for up to 9 months
- There is insufficient evidence regarding its safety for pregnant women or nursing mothers so it is best to stay safe and avoid it.
- Certain mild side effects are possible with insomnia being the most frequently cited.
- It is possible to protect against any unwanted side effects by starting with small doses of the herb and building up to larger doses gradually over time.
- Taking your supplement earlier during the day can also reduce the risk of trouble sleeping at night.
- There have also been reports from body builders that tongkat ali taken for the purpose of body building can cause increased aggression, restlessness and sexual desire all of which are linked rising levels of testosterone.
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