- low sex drive
- erectile dysfunction
- depression and anxiety
- irritability and mood swings
- muscle depletion
- increased body fat
- hot flashes
30% of men will experience andropause or “male menopause” in their 50s and all men will experience a decrease in testosterone as they age. There are a lot of different treatment options to help ease the middle-aged sex slump. One way we definitely won’t suggest is the dreaded marriage counselor.
Hormone replacement therapy is expensive, a huge time commitment and comes with many health risks. It may not be ideal to start off with something so invasive. It is a good idea to first try earth-derived herbs and all natural blends on the market with clinically tested ingredients that work. They are the cheapest and safest way to alleviate sexual dysfunction that is common to aging men or men with erectile dysfunction.
This is where Tongkat Ali Root Extract comes into play. Tongkat Ali sounds very exotic and that is because the herb is found in the Malaysian jungles. It is considered by natives as medicine for sexual dysfunction and used to enhance the male sex organs. It is also used in their South East Asian culture as an energy booster and tonic.
It is referred to as Malaysia’s herbal Viagra, also popularly consumed in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. It is an all-natural testosterone booster that works to naturally increase testosterone production, reversing the effects of erectile dysfunction. And if it has been good enough for these indigenous peoples for centuries than maybe this ancient wisdom can be useful for all men suffering from erectile issues and low testosterone.
So how exactly does that work now?
Hormonally, Tongkat Ali Root has an anti-estrogenic effect, as well as increasing sperm count via a molecule associated with erections. The molecule helps to delay ejaculation and increase volume of ejaculate, as well as, the amount of living sperm in the ejaculate.
The root makes testosterone more bioavailable in the body four different ways:
- It stimulates Luteinzing Hormones
- Reduces the conversaion of Testosterone to Estrogen (it is anti-estrogenic)
- Decreases the amount of sex hormone binding globulin
- Reduces the stress hormone cortisol
Eurycoma Longifolia (the artist formerly known as Tongkat Ali Root) stimulates testosterone production naturally while blocking the negative feedback cycle that normally puts the kibosh on production when a natural peak is reached. If the Tongkat Ali isn’t present your body would automatically stop producing testosterone to try and control levels, but if your levels are already low your body is merely unable to produce more testosterone at a consistent rate. This allows for a boost that can make for increased erections and stamina in bed.
The increased testosterone in the body can give the added bonus of being able to maintain more muscle mass in the body and experience a reduction in fat. This is always a plus for older men developing more sluggish metabolisms by the day. The root affects the neurotransmitters and enhances sexuality on a chemical level.
Here is the laundry list of benefits you can reap from taking Tongkat Ali Root Extract regularly:
- Improved stress hormone profile
- Helps manage day-to-day chronic stress
- More voluminous ejaculate
- Longer, harder erections
- Aphrodisiac qualities for both males and females
- Reduced body fat
- Increased muscle mass and boosted metabolism
- More energy and alertness
- Improved mood
- Higher sex drive
- Aids in conception
Possible side effects to consider before taking Tongkat Ali
Like with any new supplement, diet, or prescription, there is a chance your body will react negatively. It is important to monitor yourself carefully when starting any new health program and to consult a physician before beginning consumption. Knowledge is power; so reading up on some of the possible side effects is always a good idea.
Common side effects include:
- Shorter temper
- Restlessness from raised energy levels
- Increased metabolic body heat
If you take the proper dosage for your body weight it is difficult to experience negative side effects other than ones that come naturally from having boosted testosterone levels.
How to purchase the root extract
- Buy a Tongkat Ali product that details the exact strength of testosterone boosting levels. For example a 1:200 extract is pretty standard.
- Don’t buy just ground Tongkat Ali, as it is the most ineffective way to dose. Try to purchase the cleanest, least contaminated extracts.
- Beware of bad distributors who lie about how many milligrams are actually in the capsules. Using a kitchen scale you can measure the real content.
- Check to make sure your product is free of metallic substances and lead prior to purchasing.
How much Tongkat Ali to take for the best possible results
If you are using the herb to body building it can be taken in longer cycles of 6-8 week periods during intense training months. During just the first week of use you should notice an increased sex drive. This is why those using it purely to boost their sex drive can take the herb in shorter cycles. You can take the herb 5 days on and two days off, making for an easy Monday thru Friday schedule of taking the supplement.
Dosage depends on a lot of different factors like body weight, age, and reason for taking the supplement. The doses range anywhere from 1.6 mg to 20 mg. It is recommended that it be taken always in cycles 2 weeks on and 1 week off for beginners to see how the body reacts.
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