What Is Tongkat Ali?
Tongkat Ali is a medicinal herb native to Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. It is also popularly known as Malaysian Ginseng and has a scientific name Eurycoma Longifolia.
It is commonly used as treatment to many aging men problem of reduced in testosterone and other hormones, or to condition known as Andropause. Symptoms of Andropause may include reduced sexual response, lack of energy, increased body fat, and mental lethargy. Andropause can be a struggle for many men; it’s frustrating when your body just doesn’t do what it used to.
Tongkat Ali and Its Benefits.
As mentioned above, Tongkat Ali was traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and remedy for age-related sexual disorders mainly because of one of its component which is Eurypeptides. Eurypeptides restore normal levels of testosterone by increasing the rate of release of “free” testosterone from the sex-hormone-binding-globulin (SHBG).
However the benefits of Tongkat Ali are not just limited to performance enhancement some of these would include cancer and malaria treatment, anti bacterial characteristics, anxiety and stress reliever.
In one study shows that Tongkat Ali has beta-carboline alkaloids that show significant cytotoxicity against breast and lung cancer cells. Beta-carboline extracts are also effective in treating malaria. Acetone and alcoholic extract from Tongkat Ali leaves are effective against Staphylococcus, Seratia Marscesens, Escherichia Coli and Salmonella Typhi bacteria strains.
According to another study published in the ISSN Journal, 200 mg of TA root extract taken every day lowers cortisol levels leading to improvements in one’s stress hormone profile. This plant produces similar anxiolytic effects as those produced by Diazepam.
Some Side Effects To Note.
- Increased metabolic body heat. You can counteract by simply drinking more water.
- Abnormally high doses or high levels of testosterone may increase irritability, impatience and restlessness. Please observe proper dosage. An NIH publication recommends 50 to 200 mg per day of water-extracted Eurycoma longifolia root standardized to 22% eurypeptides
- If taken in its natural form, Tongkat Ali has bitter taste and may turn off some people.
Conclusion. The Proper Way of Supplementing with Tongkat Ali.
For many centuries, Tongkat Ali is used by many Asian countries to improve sex drive, enhance energy levels and develop man’s general well being. And modern scientific studies have supported that Tongkat ali has real medicinal value. If you combine herbal support with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may have a winning formula.
Before you supplement with tongkat ali, there are a few things you need to consider. First, you need to ensure you’re purchasing the real thing. The marketplace for sexual support products has attracted questionable retailers and many counterfeit “formulas” are available on the internet. Don’t get scammed.
If you are in the Philippines one product that stands out is Ultiman by Natracare. It contains the right amount of Tongkat Ali as a daily supplement along with five other natural herbs that complements the efficacy of Tongkat Ali to our body.
These are Cordycep Sinensis- energy source also lowers blood pressure, Rhodiola Rosea – provides energy and sexual stamina, Ginseng Panax – immune booster and stress reliever, L-Arginine – for heart protection and increases sperm count, Gingko Biloba- concentration enhancer.
Ultiman is available at Mercury Drug, Generika and other leading drug stores nationwide. It is distributed by Natracare Inc. with office address at Unit 404, Union Square Condominium, 15th Avenue, Cubao Quezon City, telephone number (02) 376-0929.