What’s Tongkat Ali Extract？
Tongkat Ali extract is to extract the active ingredients from Tongkat Ali by the unique extraction process and make efficient use of its advantages. Tongkat Ali also called Eurycoma Longifolia. It is a tall, slender evergreen shrub, common in Southeast Asia. It is used as a herbal plant in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and so on.
The root of Tongkat Ali is the most widely used plant, which contains more than 80% healthy active ingredients. So, many people also called it Malaysian Ginseng. According to the existing research data analysis, the chemical constituents of Ali Dongge contain flavonoids, alkaloids, and antioxidant compounds, including Eurycomaoside, Eurycomanone, and Eurycolactone. Besides, Eurycomanone is considered to be the most crucial component in these chemical constituents.
Information of Eurycomanone
From: Eurycomanone compound isolated from Tongkat Ali
Molecular formula: C20H24O9
Molecular weight: 408.403 g/mol
History of Tongkat Ali
In Malaysian traditional medicine, the main origin of Tongkat Ali, the root of Tongkat Ali was first boiled in boiled water, and finally, the boiled soup was used to obtain the active ingredients in Tongkat Ali. According to the literature at that time, Malaysians discovered centuries ago that this amazing soup could be used as a health tonic for postpartum recovery, as well as to enhance male sexual function.
With the development of modern society, the global demand for Tongkat Ali has increased. Also, because the central part of Tongkat Ali is the root, the whole plant needs to be dug out when it is used, which affects the reproduction of Tongkat Ali. The Malaysian government has begun to ban the exploitation of primitive wild Tongkat Ali and to impose export quotas on cultivated Tongkat Ali.
Until recent years, the Malaysian government encouraged enterprises to give priority to commercial planting, so that the Tongkat Ali can meet market demand. Chinese enterprises took the lead in large-scale planting in Malaysia, importing raw materials, and then maximizing the effectiveness of Tongkat Ali through the extraction process.
Our Tongkat Ali Extract
Our Tongkat Ali extract is made from the raw material of Tongkat Ali originated in Malaysia. Through a unique extraction process, we have finished three different specifications of products: 100:1, 200:1, 2% Eurycomanone. The market usually uses 200:1 specification, which means that only 200 raw materials can produce one extract of Tongkat Ali, but the content of Eurycomanone is not detected. Then 2% of the standard of Eurycomanone, in the actual extraction process, the proportion is far more than 200:1, the effect is also better than 200:1.
How does Tongkat Ali work?
Over the past few years, the world’s scientific community has paid more and more attention to the study of Tongkat Ali. Tongkat Ali is a rich source of various bioactive compounds, including alkaloids, triterpenoids, and complex polypeptides called European peptides, which can help normalize hormone levels.
The way Tongkat Ali works is to balance the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Also known as the “HPA Axis” by the scientific community. The hypothalamus is a walnut-sized structure at the bottom of the brain that controls metabolism and energy (thyroid), response to stress (adrenal), and reproductive function (testis/ovary). In short, anything that happens in the body goes through the HPA axis.
The chronic stress of any type can destroy the HPA axis and ultimately lead to low energy, stress intolerance, and loss of sexual activity. Because Tongkat Ali works mainly by balancing the HPA axis, the effects of male and female reproductive hormone production are slightly different.
Benefits of Tongkat Ali Extract
As we all know, the essential role of Tongkat Ali is to enhance sexual vitality. This extraordinary herbal medicine provides a wide range of adaptability and balance for women and men. The part of Tongkat Ali also includes strengthening strength, muscle mass, and bone mass, supporting the balance of emotions, enhancing stress tolerance, and supporting energy and general health.
Enhance sexual function
Natural aging, radiation therapy, medication, testicular injury or infection, and disease can all lead to a decrease in testosterone levels in men. When testosterone level is insufficient, symptoms such as low sexual desire and erectile dysfunction will occur. Studies have shown that Tongkat Ali can increase testosterone levels, increase testosterone content, and enhance male sexual function.
Tongkat Ali can improve sperm motility and concentration and male fertility. A study of infertile couples found that men who took a daily dose of Tongkat Ali extract (200-300 mg) significantly increased sperm concentration and motor ability after three months. Fifteen percent of women eventually get pregnant.
Tongkat Ali can increase muscle mass and strength because it affects testosterone levels. Help to improve performance, physical strength, and promote weight loss. According to research data published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that male athletes who served 100 mg/day of Tongkat Ali extract for a month increased their training intensity and strengthened muscle quality and strength.
At the same time, because it contains compounds called quassinoids (including eurycomaoside, eurycolacton, and eurycomanone), they could help your body use energy more effectively, reduce fatigue, and improve endurance.
Tongkat Ali can reduce stress hormones, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. Researchers used antianxiety drugs to determine the potential role of the medicine in the treatment of emotional problems in mice and found that the extract of Tongkat Ali had the same effect as this common antianxiety drug.
Although the study of human beings is limited, similar results can be seen. The study found that 200 mg of Tongkat Ali extract a day reduced salivary stress hormone cortisol levels by 16% compared with patients receiving a placebo. Participants also reported a significant reduction in stress, anger, and tension after taking Tongkat Ali.
Some studies have shown that the extract has different effects, such as supporting bone density, balancing blood sugar and normalizing insulin, regulating immunity, and balancing the microbiome.
Side effects of Tongkat Ali Extract
A few studies on the use of Tongkat Ali in humans have not reported any side effects, but Tongkat Ali may be unsafe if taken orally in large quantities. Besides, a portion of Tongkat Ali in the supplement market was detected to contain ingredients from illegal merchants, such as sildenafil. If used for a long time and taken in excessive doses, it will lead to heavy metal poisoning, or other side effects like overexcitement leads to insomnia.
It is suggested that the sales fee should be paid for the regular Tongkat Ali supplement, and not blindly listen to the bragging effect of the merchants, because it is likely to be added. Pregnant women and lactating women are not advised to use it.
Dosage of Tongkat Ali Extract
No government or organization has yet prescribed the dosage of Tongkat Ali. According to toxicological reports, the acceptable daily dose for adults is as high as 1.2 g/day. Based on the data of major research institutes, the following dosage regimens are recommended as priorities:
For male infertility: 200 mg/day of Tongkat Ali extract for three-nine months.
For sexual desire: 300 mg/kg of Tongkat Ali extract for three months.
Should you take Tongkat Ali Extract?
If your body is tested for low testosterone, low libido, and male infertility, or if you have a long period of anxiety, some athletes want to improve their performance and muscle content, you can try to use Tongkat Ali for improvement. If you are interested in taking Tongkat Ali, consult your health care provider to ensure safety.
Some supplements may be at risk of being contaminated by heavy metals (Mercury). When buying, please identify some safe and well-known brands. Pregnant and lactating women should not take Tongkat Ali.