Tongkat Ali 200:1 Extract with L-Arginine 90 vegetarian capsules

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Tongkat Ali 200:1 Extract with L-Arginine 90 Vegetarian capsules

Each capsule contains:

 

200mg (Eurycoma longifolia) Tongkat Ali root bark 200:1 Extract (Standardized 2.4% Eurycomanone)

                         It takes 200KG of Tongkat Ali Rootbark to make 1KG of 200:1 Extract

300mg L-Arginine

 

Effects:

-Maintain higher natural testosterone levels especially with age related decline.

-Decrease SHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin)

-Reduce Cortisol

-Increased energy and stamina

-Improved sexual performance

-Increased fat metabolism

 

Dosage:

Take 1 capsule 2-3 times a day,

One in the morning with breakfast

One with lunch and

One in the early evening.

Start with a low dose for the first few days to establish sensitivity

Can be taken every day of the week but it’s recommended to take 2 days off after five consecutive days to prevent building tolerance.

 

 

What is Tongkat Ali?

 

Eurycoma longifolia, commonly known as Tongkat Ali, long jack, or Malaysian ginseng, is a plant found in the Malaysian rainforest [R].

It is best known for its ability to enhance libido, testosterone levels, erectile function, sexual performance, and fertility in men, giving it the name “Malaysia’s home-grown Viagra” [R].

However, this plant also has a variety of other benefits including:

  • Promoting bone formation [R]
  • Increasing muscle strength and athletic performance [R]
  • Improving physical and mental energy levels and overall quality of life [R, R]
  • Reducing anxiety and stress [R]
  • Anticancer effects [R]
  • Antimicrobial and antifungal effects [R]
  • Antiulcer effects [R]
  • Antioxidant effects [R]
  • Lowering blood sugar [R]

Components

The stem and root extracts of the Eurycoma longifolia plant contain:

  • Quassinoids (e.g., eurycomaoside, eurycomanone, pasakbumin-B): These compounds have anticancer, antiparasitic, and antiulcer effects [R, R, R].
  • Alkaloids, which have anticancer and antibacterial properties [R, R, R].

Mechanism of Action

Tongkat Ali increases testosterone levels by [R, R]:

  • Stimulating the production of testosterone from pregnenolone and 17-OH-pregnenolone
  • Blocking aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogens

Tongkat Ali helps with male osteoporosis by [R]:

  • Stimulating bone cell growth (via testosterone)
  • Increasing the activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), an enzyme that plays a role in the development of bones and teeth
  • Enhancing the deposition and mineralization of collagen

Tongkat Ali improves gut health by [R]:

  • Reducing excess stomach acid, which helps prevent ulcers

Health Benefits of Tongkat Ali

1) Tongkat Ali May Increase Testosterone

A 5-week pilot study of 25 seniors found that Tongkat Ali increased testosterone levels and muscle strength in both men and women [R].

Tongkat Ali supplementation also increased testosterone levels in a 4-week study of 76 men with hypogonadism (an impaired function of the testes) [R].

However, in a 15-week study (DB-RCT) of 13 recreational athletes, Tongkat Ali did not increase testosterone levels in the urine, prompting the researchers to conclude that it does not breach the International Olympic Committee doping policies [R].

Tongkat Ali significantly increased testosterone levels in rats [R].

2) Tongkat Ali Improves Male Fertility

A 12-week study (DB-RCT) of 109 men (ages 30 to 55) found that Tongkat Ali increased sperm motility and semen volume compared to placebo [R].

In another 9-month study of 75 males with infertility, Tongkat Ali supplements improved semen volume, sperm concentration, sperm motility, and sperm quality, thereby enhancing fertility [R].

Studies in rats also showed that Tongkat Ali reversed the inhibitory effects of estrogen on testosterone production and increased sperm production, count, concentration, motility, and vitality [R, R, R].

3) Tongkat Ali Improves Male Sexual Health

A 12-week study (DB-RCT) in 109 men found that Tongkat Ali increased libido and improved erectile function compared to placebo [R].

Similarly, a 12-week study (DB-RCT) of 26 men found that a freeze-dried water Tongkat Ali supplement improved sexual performance and increased the hardness and duration of erection [R].

Tongkat Ali also enhanced libido, sexual arousal, and performance in healthy, impotent, castrated, and old male rats, and middle-aged mice [R, R, R, R, R, R].

4) Tongkat Ali May Enhance Muscle Strength

Tongkat Ali supplements increased muscle strength in both men and women in a 5-week pilot study of 25 seniors [R].

Similarly, in a 5-week pilot study of 14 healthy men, Tongkat Ali increased muscle strength and size and improved athletic performance [R].

5) Tongkat Ali May Promote Weight Loss

Tongkat Ali reduced fat mass, waist circumference, and hip size compared to placebo in a 12-week study (DB-RCT) of 109 men [R].

Another (pilot) study in 14 healthy men showed that Tongkat Ali supplements increased muscle strength and size while decreasing body fat after 5 weeks [R].

Tongkat Ali also reduced body weight and belly fat in mice. However, it did not affect the weight of the internal organs [R].

6) Tongkat Ali May Treat Male Osteoporosis

Tongkat Ali strengthens bones by [R]:

  • Increasing testosterone levels
  • Stimulating the production of osteoblasts, or bone-forming cells
  • Triggering the death of cells that break down bone tissue (osteoclasts)
  • Decreasing bone loss and preserving bone mass

Thus, it may be used for male osteoporosis treatment.

In the lab, Tongkat Ali activated the production of bone-building proteins (such as BMP-2, RUNX-2, and OCN), which increases bone formation [R, R].

Tongkat Ali also prevented calcium loss in the bones of castrated male rats with osteoporosis [R, R].

However, in another study, Tongkat Ali did not restore testosterone levels and bone volume in the castrated rats with osteoporosis [R].

7) Tongkat Ali May Reduce Stress And Anxiety

A 4-week study on 63 moderately stressed people showed that Tongkat Ali root extract reduced stress hormone (cortisol) levels, tension, anger, and confusion [R].

Tongkat Ali also reduced the frequency of fighting episodes and increased exploratory behavior in mice [R].

8) Tongkat Ali May Enhance the Immune System

In a 4-week study (DB-RCT) of 83 subjects, Tongkat Ali supplements increased T cells, CD4+ T cells, and naïve T cell numbers, which enhanced overall immune function [R].

9) Tongkat Ali May Reduce Blood Sugar

Tongkat Ali reduced blood sugar levels in diabetic rats [R].

10) Tongkat Ali May Decrease Blood Pressure

In rats, Tongkat Ali widened blood vessels, which lowered blood pressure [R].

11) Tongkat Ali Decreases Pain And Inflammation

In the lab, Tongkat Ali exhibited antioxidant (free radical scavenging) and anti-inflammatory properties [R].

12) Tongkat Ali May Combat Bacteria

Tongkat Ali inhibited the growth of harmful bacteria in the lab (such as Salmonella, E. coli, staph, and typhoid-causing bacteria) [R, R].

13) Tongkat Ali May Fight Parasites

In the lab, Tongkat Ali inhibited the growth of Blastocystis sp, a parasite that causes intestinal problems [R].

Another lab study showed that Tongkat Ali inhibited the growth of Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite causing toxoplasmosis [R].

This is likely due to its content of quassinoids, compounds that exhibit anti-parasitic properties by inhibiting parasitic growth, movement, and reproduction [R].

These compounds are also toxic to Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for malaria [R, R, R].

14) Tongkat Ali Has Antiulcer Properties

Tongkat Ali contains quassinoids (eurycomanone and pasakbumin-B), which prevent ulcers by reducing excess stomach acid [R].

Tongkat Ali reduced the severity of alcohol-induced stomach injuries in rats [R].

Other (Anecdotal)

Tongkat Ali is reported to reduce fever, but there are no clinical or animal studies to support this [R].

Side Effects

Tongkat Ali may cause [R]:

  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety

One clinical study showed that doses up to 600 mg/kg of Tongkat Ali did not cause any adverse effects [R].

Another clinical trial also showed that Tongkat Ali had no side effects [R].

Drug Interactions

Tongkat Ali reduces the absorption of beta blockers (such as propranolol), so these drugs should not be taken with Tongkat Ali [R].

Tongkat Ali inhibits the metabolic activities of CYP1A2, CYP2A6, and CYP2C19 enzymes. These enzymes are part of the CYP540 family, which are responsible for breaking down or activating drugs. Inhibition of these enzymes may cause adverse effects with specific drugs (e.g., some antidepressants, beta-blockers, statins, warfarin, and antiepileptics) [R, R].<1>

L-Arginine

L-Arginine is the physiological precursor of nitric oxide (NO), an important mediator of vasodilation.<1>

Combining L-Arginine with Tongkat Ali 200:1 Extract can synergize effects of vasodilation.

Dosage:

Take 2 capsules 3 times a day. 

Two in the morning with breakfast

Two with lunch and

Two in the early evening.

Can be taken every day of the week but it’s recommended to take 2 days off after five consecutive days to prevent building tolerance.

 

 

 

 

<1> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1873701/

<2><1>https://selfhacked.com/blog/tongkat-ali/#Health_Benefits_of_Tongkat_Ali

*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Weight 0.1 kg

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