Tongkat Ali (sometimes known as Longjack) is widely used in the bodybuilding community. Increased testosterone levels in the body result in anabolic metabolism which promotes muscle gain, increased strength and fat burning. It also increases energy production in the body by incresing ATP (Adenoside Triphosphate), an energy-rich chemical responsible for nearly all the energy production in the body. During times of physical effort we can use up our ATP faster than we can replace it and we become fatigued. By increasing ATP production, Tongkat Ali raises energy levels, reduces fatigue and heightens mental alertness.
A recent study of the effects of Tongkat Ali found that it increased High Density Lipoproteins (HDLs), which are necessary for healthy arteries. HDLs can help stop the build up of plaque in the arterial walls and lower the risk of heart attack. The same study reported that there was an increase in HGH (Human Growth Hormone) when taking this supplement, which accounts for its reputation as an anti-aging supplement. HGH lowers as we age; a person at sixty has about twenty percent of the HGH of a twenty year old.
Tongkat Ali has also been shown to be very beneficial to women. It is known that testosterone helps women to maintain muscle and bone strength and to boost sex drive and libido. Women manufacture only about one-seventh the amount of testosterone that men do and menopause, ovary removal or medical HRT can further reduce production, resulting in lack of energy and reduced libido. Treatment with Tongkat Ali stimulates female testosterone production to return to normal, resulting in increased sex drive, improved bone density and appetite suppression (which can contribute to weight loss). When testosterone levels in the blood increase in testosterone-deficient women, bone density usually improves and women generally report feeling better.
Tongkat Ali has been proven to be safe for both men and women and because it does not contain testosterone but simply stimulates the body to produce more, there is no danger of “overdosing”. You will simply feel energised, more enthusiastic and more interested in sex.