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Tongkat Ali Root Extract

What Is Tongkat Ali Extract?

Tongkat Ali is a flowering plant native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The root of this plant is commonly used as a traditional medicine, boiled in water and then consumed for its aphrodisiac properties.

Today Tongkat Ali root extract is used as a health supplement that increases natural testosterone production, this can have several beneficial effects such as:

  • Reversing the effects of Erectile Dysfunction and other low testosterone related issues.
  • Increasing your ability to burn body fat.
  • Converting proteins into muscle fiber, increasing overall lean muscle mass.

How Tongkat Ali Extract Works

Tongkat Ali extract contains a combination of the following active compounds:

  • Scopoletin
  • Eurycomanone
  • 9-methoxycanthin-6-one
  • Laurycolactone A
  • Eurylene
  • β-carboline-l-propionic acid
  • 3β-hydroxy-stigmast-5,22-dien-7-one
  • 13β,21-dihydroxyeurycomanone
  • Iandonol

These compounds work in unison stimulating the Pituitary gland, increasing natural testosterone production while at the same time blocking the negative feedback cycle that occurs when your testosterone level reaches its natural peak. 

As your characteristic peak is reached without Tongkat Ali, your body sends a signal initiating a decrease in testosterone production. The active ingredients found in Tongkat Ali extract block this signal, allowing your body to produce testosterone at a steadily increasing rate above your natural level.

What To Expect From Using Tongkat Ali Extract 

Standardzsed Tongkat Ali extract is a safe and effective way to increase your testosterone level naturally. If you find yourself suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone, Tongkat Ali extract is an excellent product to help steadily increase your free testosterone level back to a healthy level.

If you are perfectly healthy, and looking to push your testosterone level to the maximum to take advantage of the many benefits of high testosterone for muscle building, there is nothing better than standardized Tongkat Ali Extract to achieve your goals safely.

Week (1) On your first week you will not notice a huge change in your body as your testosterone level will be just over normal, an increased sex drive should be noticeable. 

Week (2) By week two you should notice a steady increase in strength and a faster recovery rate after training.

Week (3) During week three you should experience strength increasing, further as well as a heightened sense of well-being. You may also notice a slight increase in aggressiveness towards your workout and a slightly shorter temper than normal this is just a side effect of the extra testosterone in your body (if you find it hard to control your aggression stop taking the Tongkat until you feel you're ready to continue the cycle).

Week (4) By now you should have noticed an increase in lean muscle mass, as well as a noticeable reduction in body fat also your general feel-good factor and confidence levels should be significantly higher than normal.

Week (5) & (6) During weeks five and six your testosterone levels will be substantially higher than normal, this is when you will notice the greatest benefits from your TKA 1:200 getting gains of lean muscle mass and depending on your initial BMI you should see further reductions in body fat.

Independent Studies 

In 2003 Tongkat Ali was clinically tested against a placebo and came back with impressive results, the effects of Eurycoma Longifolia Jack documented in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Article Number 007) The tests show a significant increase in testosterone levels over a 12 week period of usage compared to those using the placebo.

This resulted in the candidates that took the Tongkat Ali having a greater increase in fat-free mass at the end of the trial.

Other Tests on Tongkat Ali

Testosterone levels 4 weeks from finishing the first 8 week cycle.

Testosterone levels 8 weeks into the second of 2 cycles. 

Reverse side of the results pages showing standard levels for all age ranges and gender. 

Guidelines For Buying Tongkat Ali Root Extract

1. IDEALLY we recommend purchasing a HPLC standardized Tongkat Ali root extract. Tongkat Ali extract produced using HPLC analysis equipment during production offers consistent quality and therefor in turn, provides a more reliable result and safer product for muscle gain, post cycle therapy or low testosterone related disorders such as low sex drive, fatigue/lack of energy, depression and mood changes.

If you decide not to purchase standardized Tongkat Ali extract for whatever reason, we recommend a Tongkat Ali of Indonesian origin that states root extract, Sumatra Pasak Bumi come highly recommended.

2. NOTE Genuine 100% pure Tongkat Ali extract will not be available on the market for less than $50 to $60 USD per 36-gram.

Even when purchased by the metric ton, after transportation, encapsulation, packaging costs plus any other overheads involved in bringing a Tongkat Ali Extract product to market, genuine Tongkat Ali standardized or traditional extract can't realistically be sold for anything less than $1.50/gram and still worth the effort.

The only reason you will see products claiming to be Tongkat Ali Extract at prices lower than this is because they started life as a genuine extract of some quality and then became mixed down with ground up root powder or other bulking agents to save costs.

  • At Tongkat Fitness, we choose to sell TKA 1:200  standardized Tongkat Ali Extract. TKA 1:200 is manufactured by World A.B.S™ who refuse to produce any of their supplements with this "race to the bottom" mentality simply to cut costs.
  • Click here to view manufactures certificate of analysis for TKA 1:200.

    Alcohol, Water or HPLC Based Extract

    You will read of three variants of Tongkat Ali Extract method, Water, Alcohol and HPLC Standardized, we'll break those down into more detail below;

    • WATER Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is quite sensitive to the acidic effects of alcohol, so water is used improving the intact ELJ. 
    • ALCOHOL typically an alcohol/water blend, this was used in the past although since tests showed that Eurycomanone can be rendered useless by the acidity of the alcohol it fastly fell out of trend with manufactures.
    • HPLC Standardized Extract is a modern and ultra clean method of producing Eurycomanone extract. 

      What Is HPLC Standardized Extract?

      High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis equipment is commonly used in the plant extract industry to achieve consistent extracts of varying strengths. 
      By using HPLC analysis equipment manufacturing facilities can test and monitor the compound make up of any plant extract during the production phase.

      HPLC standardized Tongkat Ali is a root extract is produced using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography to analyse the composition of the extract during the liquid stage, adjusting the formula as necessary before moving to the drying stage.

      This method of producing Tongkat Ali extract is time consuming and expensive compared to traditional extract, but the extra cost is worth the beneficial outcome. Using HPLC analysis equipment means that once a safe and effective extract formula is established, the extract will be reproduced accurately every time. 

      Traditional Tongkat Ali extract techniques rely simply on the quantity of root used to produce the extract; this can lead to extracts where the strength ratio means little in real world terms of effectiveness.

      Learn More About Standardized Tongkat Ali

      To learn more about the full benefits of HPLC Standardized Tongkat Ali Extract visit our Standardized Tongkat Ali page by clicking here.

      Tongkat Ali Dosage

      For best results using Tongkat Ali while bodybuilding it's recommended that you follow the manufactures directions and take your extract three capsules per day, spread evenly throughout your day.

      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.

      For a more detailed look at Tongkat Ali Dosage click here

      Tongkat Ali Side Effects

      The side effects from using Tongkat Ali, are mild and in our opinion and pale in comparison to the advantages of the testosterone boost effects.

      Through our own experience we have noted the following side effects:

      1. Slightly raised aggression, not uncontrollable but noticeable at times.

      2. Restlessness, when you use Tongkat Ali in high doses, your energy levels will rise, and you may find yourself staying up later.

      The above side effects are a standard result of increased levels of testosterone in your body.

      To date, we have not noted any male pattern balding or hair loss of any kind.

      *PLEASE NOTE: The above side effects are taken from an honest account of our personal experience with Tongkat Ali and NOT that of a physician or a dietician. If you are prone to illness or allergies, please consult your physician before taking dietary supplements of any kind.

      Tongkat Ali Safety

      If you spend an hour or two researching Tongkat Ali, you will no doubt come across numerous websites using scare tactics to frighten you away from other sellers. You'll read things like "extracts produced in certain locations contain heavy metal contamination," "high levels of toxicity" (the list goes on), or you may come across a slew of slanderous articles and accusations where companies taking pot shots at each other.

      Fear not, Tongkat Ali isn't the nightmare product that all the negative marketing attempts have people believing, these are just acts of greed and/or desperation.

      Although we can't monitor the quality of every extract out there, if you have bought another brand of Tongkat Ali extract and find yourself worrying about your purchase, don't worry, your Tongkat Ali purchase will most likely be completely fine, and safe to consume, although its effectiveness may be limited.

      A Bright Future For Tongkat Ali at Tongkat Fitness

      Here at Tongkat Fitness we don't need to participate in the scare marketing tactics mentioned above, TKA 1:200™ is an excellent product with a brilliant reputation selling at a nice steady pace, but more importantly we have an extremely high rate of repeat customers thanks to World A.B.S and their dedication to quality dietary supplements.

      As a business our primary objective at Tongkat Fitness is to provide customers with the very best Tongkat Ali extract available as well as honest information, building our business on a solid foundation of happy, repeat customers.

      We think this is the right way go and hope you agree.