The list of tongkat ali’s benefits is a long one. But we are going to go through everything.
1) Increase in testosterone levels
This is the main reason so many guys consume Tongkat Ali. Tongkat ali will indeed give you a large boost in testosterone, but thankfully not in the way that most testosterone boosters do.
Most synthetic testosterone boosters increase the amount of testosterone being produced by your Leydig cells and eventually it causes them to stop producing testosterone. Conversely, Tongkat ali actually boosts the amount of Leydig cells you have while also helping your body use it’s natural amount of hormones more effectively. The result, no rebound effect and epic testosterone levels.
There is a hormone in your body called SHGB (sex hormone-binding globulin) which does exactly what it is named for. It binds to your sex hormone, testosterone, and renders it inert. Along with increasing Leydig production, tongkat ali extract releases this bind and lowers your levels of SHGB so that your body can use more of it’s natural free testosterone. This wards off the fear of your body producing less sex hormones over time, like it does with most testosterone boosters. This is one of the main reasons why the longer you use tongkat ali extract, the bigger the boost in free testosterone you will have.
A study from 2012 out of Malaysia on seventy-sex men with hypogonadism. Before the trial 35% percent of the men had abnormally low testosterone levels. After the trial, 90% of the men’s testosterone levels had jumped to the normal range.
2) Increase in Libido
This is another popular reason for consuming Tongkat Ali extract and it has been so commonly proven over and over, predominately on animals.
a) In this study middle aged retired breeder mice were dosed with tongkat ali extract for 10 days. The group being dosed with the tongkat ali extract showed a large increase in mounting frequency with female rats. They also displayed an increase in licking and general genital sniffing towards the female rats. The rats not dosed were noted to be exploring the cage naturally while the rats that were dosed were constantly hanging around the female rats.
Does it work on humans? Name me a facial product, supplement or drug etc., that has worked on humans and has been tested in animals but hasn’t been tested on humans. Tons of it and these were not tested on humans since drug testing on humans is unethical!
3) Increase in Sperm Count And Quality
In a world where most modern luxuries are against your sperm count (cell phones, radiation and ever your own refrigerator, etc.) it’s good to know tongkat ali has got your back.
A study of 75 men who consumed tongkat ali extract every day experienced significant improvements in sperm count and quality that lasted for months after the study ended. In fact, a follow-up semen analyses in these patients showed significant improvement in all semen parameters. Also, the proprietary extract of Eurycoma longifolia Jack significantly improved the sperm quality in these patients, allowing for 11 (14.7%) spontaneous pregnancies!
4) More Powerful Ejaculations
5) Better Sex
Users commonly notice a reduce refractory period means more back to back sessions. Some men have even reported the refractory period being so low they can achieve multiple orgasms.
With harder erections, a higher libido, more sperm and more firing power – it’s hard not to have a better sex life.
6) Increased Fertility
The same study about the semen volume that we talked about above resulted in 15% of the participants reporting new pregnancies. Better sperm, more concentration and higher in mobility is a key factor that impacts male fertility.
7) Male Enhancement (Penis Enlargement)
There have been some claims floating around the internet that tongakt ali can actually increase the size of your penis and testicles. There is not too much to prove that it can actually increase the size of you dick.
In reality, it is increased stimulation in the Leydig Cells in pubescent boys which sparks penis growth. Tongkat ali has been show to activate these same Leydig Cells which in turn increase testosterone.
Does this translate to penis growth?
It just may. The evidence below shows promise of tongkat ali extract working in terms of penis enlargement. Even if it doesn’t work miracles, it definitely can be a great addition to any Penis Enlargement routine.
Dosing of tongkat ali in rats actually produced a 50% increase in size of the laevator ani muscle.
8) Mood & well-being enhancement
Be careful as too much of it can cause insomnia and agitation.
In a study on tongkat ali’s effect on stress hormones and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects, the tongkat ali group was found to have an 11% decrease in tension, a 12% decrease in anger, and a 15% decrease in confusion.
It is also important to note that in this study, the same group was recorded to have significant improvements in stress hormone profile (salivary cortisol and testosterone): reduced cortisol exposure (−16%) and increased testosterone status (+37%). The results suggest Tongkat Ali may be an effective approach to shielding the body from the detrimental effects of “modern” chronic stress, which may include general day-to-day stress, stress of dieting, exercise training, and sleep deprivation.
9) Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
This is a bonus for the athletes.
It is common sense that when your cortisol drops and your testosterone rises, you are going to shred fat and lean up. This boost in testosterone and reduction in cortisol will benefit anyone who is under intense stress. Essentially anyone who is training their ass off.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine reported that in a double-blind placebo controlled scientific trial, the use of tongkat ali extract resulted in a 5% increase in lean body mass in the user group, while no significant changes were observed in the placebo group. To put it simply, in 5 weeks, the users had 5% increase in lean body mass! That can equate to 20% in just 20 weeks!
Among other interesting facts, the journal article states:
“The mean arm circumference of the treatment group increased significantly by 1.8 cm after the supplementation, from 30.87 (1.88) to 32.67 (1.96) cm (p = 0.011), but there was no significant increase in the placebo group.”
The boost in vigor and hormone support may be just what you need to meet your fitness goals.
10) Athletic Performance
The increase in testosterone and the energy boost will no doubt increase your athletic performance. Tongkat Ali is known to increase heart rate and body temperature, so it may not be the best combo for people doing intense aerobic training on a hot day.
It is great for weight lifting and working out, no doubt.
I wouldn’t pop it before your next half marathon and although there has been nothing reported, I like to edge on the safe side.
This powerful herb can really make a big change in your life, and now I hope you have been informed enough to do it right.
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 slimy retailers and many counterfeit “formulas” are available on the internet. Don’t get scammed.
That said, if you’re a middle aged male who is experiencing the symptoms of andropause and feel it’s time to put a spring back into your step, consider supplementing with tongkat ali. The research is positive and do not indicate any negative side effects. If you combine herbal support with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may have a winning formula.