What Is Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali Extract is a natural testosterone booster that works in a unique way to safely increase your natural production of testosterone; this can have many positive results, such as; reversing the effects of Erectile Dysfunction while increasing your ability to burn body fat and increase muscle mass.
How Tongkat Ali Extract Works
Tongkat Ali contains the effective ingredient Eurycoma Longifolia (Eurycomanone); this works by stimulating natural testosterone production and also blocking the negative feedback cycle that occurs when your testosterone level reaches its natural peak.
As your characteristic peak is reached without Tongkat Ali your body sends a signal that initiates a decrease in testosterone production; The Eurycomanone found in Tongkat Ali blocks this signal allowing your body to produce testosterone at a steadily increasing rate well above your natural level.
The results of increased testosterone in the body are an increase in strength, easier to build muscle mass, a reduction of body fat and increase sex drive.
Why use Tongkat Ali Extract
Genuine Tongkat Ali Extract is a very powerful 100% natural testosterone booster, the Eurycomanone in Tongkat Ali Extract uses the body's testosterone regulatory system to trick your body into overproducing; this is extremely useful for anyone suffering from low testosterone related illnesses or dysfunctions.
To learn more about the effects of low testosterone, please visit our LowTestosterone page by Clicking Here.
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.
Other Tests on Tongkat Ali
Testosterone levels 4 weeks from finishing the first 8 week cycle.
Testosterone levels 8 weeks into the second of 2 cycles.
Guidelines For Buying Tongkat Ali Root Extract
1. ALWAYS buy root extract that specifies the extract strength, for bodybuilding, post cycle therapy or effective testosterone boosting a 1:200 standardized Eurycomanone extract is recommended.
2. ALWAYS buy Tongkat Ali Root Extract preferably standardized, not just ground Tongkat Ali or your purchase is likely to be very weak or appear totally ineffective.
SupplementLab - TKA 1:200 meets all of the above requirements, produced using a patented Eurycomanone extraction method ensuring the cleanest contamination free, Tongkat Ali extract on the market HPLC tested to Standardized 2.4% Eurycomanone content.
Things to Beware of When Buying Tongkat Ali
1. BEWARE of brands claiming high milligram content of their capsules, some will claim 600/800mg capsules when in fact the capsule contains 350/380mg. You can check this yourself with a good set of scales or feel free to send us your capsules, and we will be happy to check them for you.
2. BEWARE Genuine 100% pure Tongkat Ali extract with any significant Eurycomanone content, (enough to be considered effective) will NOT be available on the market for less than $50 to $60 USD per 36-gram bottle or around $1.39 USD/gram equivalent.
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 1:200 Tongkat Ali extract can't realistically be sold for anything less than $1.39/gram and still worth the effort.
The only reason you will see products claiming to be Tongkat Ali Extract at prices lower than this is because they started life as a genuine extract of some quality and then became watered down to compete with costs or the product is just ground up root powder and MCC.
At Tongkat Fitness, we choose to sell TKA 1:200 Tongkat Ali Extract and have done for many years. TKA 1:200 is manufactured by SupplementLab who refuse to produce any of their supplements with this "race to the bottom" mentality and instead hope that people see the value in quality health and fitness supplements produced with respect for the consumer.
TKA 1:200™ is 100% free of metallic and microbiological contamination. For more detail here to view manufactures certificate of analysis.
Why Use Standardized TKA 1:200
Traditional Tongkat Ali Extract typically comes in several variants from 1:50 through to1:200 extract, this is determined by the weight of extract to root ratio used in production, for example for 1 gram of extract made using 200 grams of the root would be considered a 1:200 extract.
Traditional 1:50 and 1:200 extract will provide a typical Eurycomanone content of 0.1% to 0.75%.
TKA 1:200 is produced using a unique HPLC-SE method that yields a 100% clean, safe and standardized 2.4% Eurycomanone Tongkat Ali.
Alcohol or Water Based Extract
You will read of three variants of Tongkat Ali Extract method, Water, Alcohol and SEDF, we'll break those down into more detail below;
WATER Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is quite sensitive to the acidic effects of alcohol, so water is used improving the intact ELJ.
ALCOHOL typically an alcohol/water blend, this was used in the past although since tests showed that Eurycomanone can be rendered useless by the acidity of the alcohol it fastly fell out of trend with manufactures.
HPLC SE HPLC Standardized Extract is a modern and ultra clean method of producing Eurycomanone extract primarily intended for sale in the European and U.S. markets. Using this technique Eurycomanone is extracted and preserved at a controlled level with zero possibility of unwanted contamination making its way into the extract. This method is more time consuming and costly than the previous extract methods but yields a clean, consistent Eurycomanone extract giving a safer and reliable finished product.
What To Expect From Using 1:200 Tongkat Ali Extract
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.
Tongkat Ali Side Effects
The side effects from Tongkat Ali, when used for bodybuilding, are mild and in our opinion and pale in comparison to the advantages.
Through our experience we have noted the following side effects:
1. Slightly raised aggression, not uncontrollable but you will notice that a traffic jam will tend to annoy you more than it used to.
2. Restlessness, when you use Tongkat Ali in high doses, your energy levels will rise, and you may find yourself staying up later.
All the above 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 doctor, qualified personal trainer, therapist, dietician or nutritionist. If you are prone to illness or allergies, please consult a doctor before taking dietary supplements of any kind.
Tongkat Ali Dosage
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.
Tongkat Ali Safety
You may have read on various websites that some variants, brands, strengths or extracts produced in certain locations contain heavy metal contamination or high levels of toxicity.
Although we can't monitor the quality of every brand or variant of Tongkat Ali on the market, we can reassure you that a lot of this is just scare tactics used in desperation, hoping to frighten potential customers away from using another Tongkat Ali extract.
Here at Tongkat Fitness we have over ten years experience in Tongkat Ali extract and 100% confidence in the quality of TKA 1:200, therefore we do not need to participate in any scare nonsense.
Our primary objective is providing the customers with the safest most effective Tongkat Ali Extract available, as well as clear, helpful information, confident in the products we sell.
1:200 Tongkat Ali Standardized Extract
TKA 1:200™ produced by SupplementLab is such a high-grade Eurycoma Longifolia root extract, that it has now become the industry standard 1:200 Tongkat Ali extract.
Manufactured from Indonesian Tongkat Ali roots of no less than ten years of age, the Eurycomanone is extracted using a modern HPLC Standardized Extraction method to create an impurity-free cGMP Standard Tongkat Ali extract.
After great results from using TKA 1:200™ ourselves and overwhelmingly positive feedback from our ever growing list of repeat customers, we decided to make TKA 1:200™ our primary Tongkat Ali product.