Tongkat Ali is a tall plant native to Southeastern Asia, known locally as Eurycoma longifolia or Pasak Bumi. The roots of the Tongkat Ali plant are used as a traditional medicine boiled in water and then consumed for its testosterone boosting, 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:
Tongkat Ali contains many active compounds throughout the plant stem and leaves, but it is the root that contains the key quassinoids and bioactive compounds responsible for its testosterone boosting reputation.
Eurycomone is the key quassinoid that gives Tongkat Ali Extract its revered Testosterone boosting properties.
13α,21-Dihydroeurycomanone is responsible for the stimulation of sperm production, mainly increasing sperm count.
1β,12α,15β-Triacetyleurycomanone gives Tongkat Ali its inherent anti-estrogen properties making it the first choice for safe, natural testosterone booting supplement.
Safety Note: Extracts produced with a Eurycomanone content greater than 2.7% see a reduction in the effectiveness of 1β,12α,15β-Triacetyleurycomanone as an estrogen inhibitor.
These compounds work in unison stimulating the Pituitary gland, increasing natural testosterone and sperm production while at the same time blocking the negative feedback cycle that occurs when your testosterone level reaches its natural peak to give you a nice increase in free testosterone (bio-available testosterone).
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.
Standardised 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 standardised 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.
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.
Testosterone levels 4 weeks from finishing the first 8 week cycle.
Testosterone levels 8 weeks into the second of 2 cycles.
The reverse side of the results pages showing standard levels for all age ranges and gender.
The reasoning: Tongkat Ali extracts produced utilizing HPLC analysis equipment during production allows for an accurate extract to be produced with consistent quality and therefore more reliable and safer with accurate dosing.
The reasoning: When producing Tongkat Ali some companies will foolishly try to push the Eurycomanone content up higher and higher 3% ... 8%.... and more, this is simply a marketing ploy to out strength their competitors, what needs some considered is product effectiveness and safety.
TKA 1:200 Tongkat Ali 2.4% Eurycomanone extract is the world's number one natural testosterone booster, not only because it works extremely well, but because it is one of the safest natural testosterone boosting products you can purchase. Thanks to HPLC standardization TKA 1:200 pushes the extract to its upper limits as a testosterone booster while still preserving Tongkat Ali extracts inbuilt anti-estrogen properties.
When a HPLC standardised Tongkat Ali extract is produced, the manufacturer should take into consideration two important factors.
1) The effectiveness of an extract to increase free testosterone levels in the bloodstream is not exponentially increased when Eurycomanone content is increased. Effectiveness peaks, and plateau with extracts containing a ratio of around 2.4 - 2.6% Eurycomanone.
2) Extracts with Eurycomanone higher than 2.7% see a reduced effectiveness of 1β,12α,15β-Triacetyleurycomanone as an estrogen inhibitor.
The reasoning: Many of the active compounds and quassinoids found in Tongkat Ali extract are acid sensitive, making their oral bioavailability around 7% to 12%.
When administered in standard capsule form, the bioavailability of Eurycomanone rises to around 45%. While using DRS (Delayed Release System) Capsules designed purposely for acid-sensitive ingredients, the bioavailability increases to around 90%.
The reasoning: Pure Tongkat Ali extract will not be available on the market for less than $50 to $60USD 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 extract can not realistically be sold for less than $1.50/gram.
At Tongkat Fitness, we regularly test all leading brands of Tongkat Ali extract to bring you the best testosterone booster available. To date, all other extracts that we have tested fall short of TKA 1:200 when it comes to consistent quality, safety and testosterone boosting results.
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 standardised Tongkat Ali is a root extract produced using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography to analyze 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 on the quantity and age of root used to produce the extract, leaving the key quassinoids and active compounds to chance, this meant that you could never be sure how effective, safe or consistent your Tongkat Ali purchase would be, despite the strength rating marked on the bottle.
To learn more about the full benefits of HPLC Standardised Tongkat Ali Extract visit our dedicated Standardised Tongkat Ali page.
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.
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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, but still, as a responsible retailer, we feel it is our duty to highlight our experience in full, including any side effects.
1. Slightly raised aggression, not uncontrollable but noticeable at times, this is typical of increased testosterone levels.
2. Restlessness, when you use Tongkat Ali in high doses, your energy levels will rise, and you may find yourself staying up later.
3. Occasions spots may appear on back, mainly in hot weather, very mild but can happen.
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.
Although we are unable to test every extract on the market for safety and effectiveness, we annually test the most popular brands in a random spot check. If you are in any doubt about a purchase you have made or looking to purchase a Tongkat Ali extract product please refer to our Purchasing Tongkat Ali Extract page for some helpful guidelines, ensuring that you get a safe effective Tongkat Ali product.
At Tongkat Fitness we aim to remove any stress and confusion when shopping for high quality, effective and safe Tongkat Ali extract by regularly testing the markets leading brands of Tongkat Ali Extract before deciding what extract deserves our Best in Test Award 2017 and retailing from our online store.
TKA 1:200™ is an excellent Tongkat Ali product with a superb reputation for consistent results and safety, because of this TKA 1:200 has built up a huge number of repeat customers over the years.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank World A.B.S for their dedication to quality in the dietary supplement industry.
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 to run a business and hope you agree.