How Tongkat Ali Works

To fully understand how Tongkat Ali extract works, knowing how testosterone is regulated in the body is helpful. The amount of testosterone manufactured by the body is controlled by the hypothalamic–Pituitary–Gonadal axis (HPG axis).

When your testosterone levels are low, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is produced by the hypothalamus, which in turn stimulates the Pituitary gland to release Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing hormone (LH). These two hormones activate the Leydig cells to produce testosterone and stimulate sperm cell production [R], playing an essential role in sexual function [R].

If your testosterone level peaks at your natural high, your hypothalamus stops releasing GnRH, creating a negative feedback loop acting on the pituitary to inhibit the release of FSH and LH, reducing the activity of the Leydig cells and in turn, lowering the production of testosterone.

How Tongkat Ali Increases Testosterone Naturally

When an individual takes Tongkat Ali, the Hypothalamus gland releases GnRH regardless of the existing testosterone levels in the body, this new release of GnRH then switches on natural testosterone production, gently pushing your testosterone levels up higher and higher. This testosterone bump can be repeated by taking Tongkat Ali at regular intervals, steadily increasing the user's testosterone level.

When the Tongkat Ali user feels their testosterone level is sufficiently raised, they can add larger pauses between doses and short breaks of one to two days per week to hold their testosterone at the desired level.

When using Tongkat Ali root extract in this manner, you can increase and regulate your natural testosterone levels depending on the dosage used and the time between each dose. To learn more, visit our Tongkat Ali Dosage page.

Using Tongkat Ali