Tongkat Ali (i.e Eurycoma Longifolia) is a natural powerful herb that been used for centuries in Malaysia. It was used by indigenous people for centuries and consumed daily by Malaysians in many forms for its rich history and proven health benefits.
What is Tongkat Ali?
Tongkat Ali is a herbal root that originates from a plant known as Eurycoma Longifolia.
The plant grows and is found mainly in Malaysia and a few countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia. Tongkat Ali grows in deep tropical rainforests and has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries.
Tongkat Ali is slowly becoming one of the fastest-growing herbs that have sparked interest by scientists and researchers around the world. It has a reputation of a powerful herbal medicine and has been clinically and scientifically proven with years of studies and research.
What are the Health Benefits?
There are many benefits from incorparating this her into your daily lives, we will discuss the top 5 benefits that have been clinically tested with positive results.
1) Increases Testosterone Levels
Testosterone is one of the key hormones in our body that is associated with masculinity, energy, mood, stamina, libido and overall general health. Therefore, both men and women can gain similar advantages by restoring testosterone levels. Our testosterone levels drop as we age, by the time we are in our 60s we only have 40-50% of testosterone levels of youth.
Tongkat Ali has been scientifically tested to restore or increase your testosterone levels for both men and women.
One study showed Tongkat Ali extract appeared to be beneficial as a health supplement in disabling the appearance of late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) symptoms. For one month, out of 320 patients suffering from late-onset hypogonadism (LOH), 76 patients were given 200 mg of water-soluble Tongkat Ali extract and results showed improvement in Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) scores and improvement in the serum testosterone concentration.
Another research by University of Western Cape, South Africa, both men and women (ranging from the age of 57-72 years) were daily given 400-mg of Tongkat Ali extract over a course of 5 weeks. The results illustrated that Tongkat Ali not only enhanced the levels of testosterone but also greatly promoted muscle strength in men and women.
This is further supported by Dr. Andrew Huberma, one of the most respected health and wellness personalities in the United States. In a recent interview with Joe Rogan, Dr. Andrew said that consuming 400mg of Tongkat Ali daily has the effect of increasing testosterone levels between 100 to 200 points.
2) Improves Sexual Health & Libido
Tongkat Ali is often referred to as the best natural remedy next to Viagra. For centuries Tongkat Ali has had been known to support healthy male reproductive function and fertility – including sperm motility, semen production, libido, and erectile function.
The are a significant number of research and clinical studies on Tongkat Ali’s benefits on men’s sexual health.
For example, a 12-week study by the University of Science Malaysia was conducted on 109 men ranging between the ages 30 to 55; it was observed that Tongkat Ali had a great impact on sexual health and libido. In comparison to the placebo, it resulted in increased sperm motility, increased semen volume, enhanced libido and improved erectile function.
Another study; a 9-month clinical trial at Wellmen Clinic, Damai Service Hospital by Dr. Tambi regarding infertility, showed that 75 males under the effect of Tongkat Ali supplements also had an improved rate of fertility due to the increased rate of semen volume, increased concentration of sperm, increased sperm motility, and sperm quality.
3) Improve Strength, Muscle & Physical Activities
Tongkat Ali has become very popular in the fitness and sports community, many athletes have seen the benefit of adding Tongkat Ali to their diet. The main benefits of Tongkat Ali being a remarkable increase in performance-related activities specifically in muscle growth and strength.
Again, there has been an incredible amount of scientific studies on Tongkat Ali benefits on muscle growth and strength. In a study of 32 men published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 11g daily of Tongkat Ali supplements were given for 4 weeks and resulted in increased total strength based on squats, bench and deadlift exercise.
In another 5-week study on 14 men published in the British Journal Sports of Medicine it was observed there was an improvement in the strength and size of muscle. This is over and above significant improvement in athletic performance based on daily intake of Tongkat Ali.
4) Reduce Stress, Anger & Improve Mood
Tongkat Ali has been proven by scientists to reduce anger, tension, and confusion – factors that influence your mood and stress levels.
Dr. Shawn Talbott is one of the few experts who integrates physiology, biochemistry, and psychology to help people improve mental fitness and physical performance.
As a veteran who participated in dozens of Iron Man triathlons, trail ultramarathons, national rowing and cycling events he was attracted to study Tongkat Ali’s effect on both mental health and sports performance.
In one of his studies showed significant improvement in mood. The study was performed in 2013 on 63 men and women who were in a reasonably stressed state. The results showed that 200mg daily of Tongkat Ali for 4 weeks resulted in:
Reduction in Tension by 11%
Reduction in Anger by 12%
Reduction in Confusion by 15%
Reduced cortisol exposure by 16%
These are scientific-backed proof that prehistoric and traditional remedy of Tongkat Ali may be an effective method in protecting the body from the damaging effects of contemporary chronic stress – contributed by daily customary stress due to lack of sleep, dieting, and lack of exercise.
5) Potential Treatment for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body “loses too much bone” and as the bones become weak, it may be susceptible to break/ crack – usually from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.
In recent studies Tongkat Ali has been shown to be a possible treatment for Osteoporosis.
Tongkat Ali was found to strengthen bones and ultimately treating male osteoporosis by a group of researchers at the Faculty of Medicine, the National University of Malaysia . This finding was due to Tongkat Ali’s major role in increasing testosterone levels, which not only stimulates the production of bone-forming cells (osteoblasts), but also activates the death of bone break down cells (osteoclasts), which eventually leads to bone mass preservation.
There is evidence in other studies to suggest that the consumption of Tongkat Ali stimulated bone formation as it triggers the manufacture of proteins which are bone-building in nature (such as OCN, RUNX-2, and BMP-2).
Super Botanic Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali’s global popularity in recent years is contributed by years of scientific studies, technology innovation and proven health benefits. The wide range of health benefits has made it popular not just by active sports professionals, but by both men and women across a wide range of age-group.
There are many versions of Tongkat Ali avalible but the latest technology Physta® freeze-dried water extraction technology offers superior health benefits due to higher potency. The most potent Tongkat Ali comes from its roots, with the highest concentration of eurycomanone, glycosaponin, protein and other bio-active compounds. Unfortunlety other brands often dilute it’s potency by mixing with less potent parts of the plant – eg: the branches or bark making it both cheap and less effective.
Our Tongkat Ali is based on handpicked roots from the rainforest state of Pahang in Malaysia -this is where the most potent Tongkat Ali can be found.
A study showed that Tongkat Ali found in Pahang contains higher crude protein (39.3%) compared to Tongkat Ali found in Perak (15.5%)
We have worked closely with our partners in Malaysia to deliver the best bio-active compounds of the herb.