Tongkat Ali , 200 mg, 60 Capsules
Tongkat Ali supplement capsule
Highest quality with proper dosage
Works in a man and woman
Benefit, side effects, review
November 12, 2018
Developed by Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD, a trusted source of information on herbs and bestselling author of Natural Boosters book.
Highest quality product
Tongkat Ali root powder (Eurycoma longifolia Jack root) is a Dietary Supplement sometimes abbreviated as long jack. There is confusing information on the internet regarding the proper dosage of this supplement. We rely on one of the world's top experts on this topic, Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., to guide us and provide us with a high quality product, at the right dosage, that works with the fewest side effects.
If you would rather take a concentrated extract rather than the powder alone, please see LJ100.
Malaysian source, wild crafted
Top quality Tongkat Ali root powder wild crafted directly from Malaysia. The Eurycoma longifolia Jack roots are aged at least 7 years to concentrate the active ingredients, which makes the raw material in this product quite potent. Manufactured by a GMP certified facility.
Benefits, why take it?
- Used as an Energy for Vitality Enhancement
- Supports Healthy Function
- May Be Used as Energy Enhancer, for occasional use
- Supports Increased Drive in a man and woman
Suggested use, dosage, how much to take
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule in the morning on an empty stomach or as recommended by your health care provider. Take every other day or two days on, one or more days off.
For a potent herbal formula with tongkat ali extract, consider Passion Rx with Yohimbe.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 60 Capsules|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
Tongkat Ali Root Powder (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack root)
|†Daily Value or Recommended Daily Intake Not Established
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon dioxide, and Gelatin.
More information, reliable Malaysian source
The active ingredients of Tongkat Ali are found primarily in the root. Our raw material supplier uses only Malaysian grown, harvest crafted tongkat ali tree root aged seven years or more.
Indonesian or Malaysian, no difference
There are some websites that incorrectly state that tongkat ali from one country is preferable to that from another country. We have spoken to experts from the region who deny this claim. Malaysian tongkat ali is just as good as Indonesian tongkat ali.
Root powder versus extract
There are some websites that claim only the extract works. This is a false claim. For centuries, before the extraction process become available, people in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand used the plain tongkat ali root powder as a potent aphrodisiac. The plain root powder is quite popular in these countries today.
Therefore, if you read on any website that only the extract works, consider the rest of the information on that page less reliable. It is not possible to know which form will best work for you without trying both separately for at least a week. Take a break for at least three days before switching to the other form.
Influence on testosterone levels
Studies have shown mixed results regarding its influence on testosterone, but it appears, at least in the short term, that it may have a brief testosterone boosting effect. We are currently evaluating new studies on this topic to have a better understanding on how it influences hormone levels in men and women.
Influence on testosterone, study
Results of studies have provided inconsistent answers:
Andrologia. 2014. Phytoandrogenic properties of Eurycoma longifolia as natural alternative to testosterone replacement therapy. The testosterone deficiency syndrome is characterised by numerous symptoms, including low libido, increased fat mass, fatigue, erectile dysfunction or osteoporosis, and up to 80% of men will experience some kind of ageing males' symptoms. This is caused by the age-depending decline in serum testosterone levels with concentrations being about 40-50% lower in men older than 60 years compared with young men. Tongkat Ali has been shown to restore serum testosterone levels, thus improving sexual health. *
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012. Effects of Eurycoma longifolia on Testosterone Level and Bone Structure in an Aged Orchidectomised Rat Model. Testosterone replacement was able to raise the testosterone level and restore the bone volume of orchidectomised rats. Tongkat ali supplementation failed to emulate both these testosterone actions.
Q. I understand that tongkat ali actually works with the male body to cause the body to produce more testosterone naturally. Is this true? Taken as you suggest on your web page, will it have this effect on older men in good health? It seems that natural production from your own body would be superior to the testosterone injections or gel being offered to me by my doctor.
A. Not enough human studies have been done to determine exactly how tongkat ali works in the body to improve vitality. It could be through testosterone production or release, or it could be through other mechanisms. This herb is very potent and older people would do best at first taking less than the recommended dosage. Tongkat ali has side effects including increased body temperature and heart rate.
Extract or full spectrum powder, which is better or more effective?
Q. Which is better to take, an extract such as LJ100 or tongkat ali root powder?
A. Each person has a unique preference and it is not possible to predict an individual's preference without trying each one separately. They both work well.
Combining with other natural herbal aphrodisiac products
Q. Can tongkat ali be taken with other herbs, for instance tribulus extract, horny goat weed, or with Passion Rx with Yohimbe?
A. Not the same day. We prefer you take them on alternate days. Just realize that the effects can last several days after using tongkat ali. You could risk excessive stimulation, increased body temperature and rapid heart beat if you take tongkat ali with other herbs that have a stimulating nature.
Q. How soon would I notice the effects from tongkat ali?
A. Some people may notice the effects by the first or second day or after a few days. It depends how attuned you are to your body and how sensitive you are to changes induced by natural supplements and how high a dose you are taking.
Combining with Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Luvox, Lexapro and other medications used for depression treatment
Q. Can I take tongkat ali with an SSRI depression medication such as Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft?
A. Since this herb is potent, it is best not to take it the same day as a SSRI or other medicines that influence brain neurochemistry unless your doctor says it is okay to take low doses.
Heart problems, heart attacks, those on cardiac medications
We don't suggest people with unstable medical conditions or unstable heart problems take tongkat ali, and those who are on heart medications.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Angiotensin II receptor blockers - Lotensin, Vasotec, Prinivil
Beta blockers - Inderal, Lopressor, Corgard
Diuretics - Lasix, hydrochlorothiazide
Aldosterone antagonists - Aldactone
When to take, does it work right away like Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra?
Q. Can I not take it as needed, like an impotence drug an hour before activity.
A. Herbs are not like drugs, as they take a few days before working at their best. We suggest not taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis the same day as tongkat ali. Viagra and the erectile dysfunction medications can be taken on a day when you are not taking tongkat ali and it is better to use a smaller dose of Viagra than you normally do since your system will be partially primed already. Tongkat ali and many other herbs have a delayed effect into the second and third day after taking a capsule.
Q. How fast acting is the tongkat ali herb after consumption? Can a consumption of 2 or 3 capsules 30 minutes before a sexual encounter do any good?
A. Tongkat ali can work within a few hours if a high dose is taken but then the side effects are quite unpleasant including feeling very stimulated and anxious and quick to anger. It is preferable to take it in a lower dose and expect the benefits the second or third day. We prefer a combination product that has tongkat ali with several other herbs in order to take advantage of tongkat ali benefits while minimizing its side effects, and also getting the benefits from other herbs. Passion Rx, especially the one with yohimbe, is a great combination of tongkat ali with other herbs. Some people prefer plain tongkat ali powder, while others like LJ100, so it's difficult to say which is better.
Concerns about contamination
Q. I am concerned about products containing Tongkat Ali might contain high levels of lead since some products from Malaysia have been detected with high concentrations of lead. How can I feel more secure about the quality?
A. There is no lead or other heavy metals in this tongkat ali product. It has been HPLC tested.
Comparing the powder to the extract
Q. What is the ratio on the tongkat ali 200 mg compared to the LJ100?
A. The tongkat ali 200 mg is not an extract, but it is a potent, non-concentrated powder. LJ100 is much more concentrated than the tongkat ali 200 mg, but not necessarily 100 times stronger and the chemical composition of LJ100 has similarities but also some differences to the regular tongkat ali powder. Some people prefer LJ100, others prefer the regular tongkat ali powder. It's difficult to predict which one a person will like unless they try them.
Combining with other natural aphrodisiac herbs and plants
Q. Is it okay to take Tribulus Terrestris and Tongkat Ali at the same time but on alternate days? I understand it is not advisable to take them on the same day. I am looking to boost my testosterone levels. Will Passion Rx do the same as if I take Tribulus-T and Tongkat ali, just as good or better? Answer what you can. I don't want you to violate any FDA regulations.
A. Firstly, one has to determine the purpose of raising testosterone levels. It may not always be beneficial to raise testosterone levels. There may be other ways to improve symptoms of a condition without relying on testosterone manipulation. Secondly, not enough long term human research has been done to know whether tongkat ali or tribulus terrestris raise testosterone levels when taken as supplements at the dosages normally consumed for enhancement. We have not had any blood work done on enough people to test testosterone levels when Passion Rx is used. Normally Passion Rx is taken only 2 or 3 days a week, anyway. Tribulus and Tongkat ali should not be taken daily on a long term basis.
Plant protection, endangered species?
Q. Can you explain about Tongkat Ali extract imported from Malaysia? Is it a protected plant in that country?
A. There is misleading information on the internet regarding this tree. We asked an expert on this topic who is involved in researching and purchasing this herb. She said: "Tongkat Ali is not a protected plant in Malaysia. We work with the Malaysian government to help promote Malaysia herbal botanicals to the world, and Tongkat Ali is definitely the government's top priority. The tree grows wild in the rainforest that is uncontaminated from any pollution, pesticides, or heavy metals. We do not get any that grow in the plantation that may be contaminated by other uses. Lead content is under 0.6 ppm that is in compliance with CA prop 65."
Q. I just ordered tongkat ali herb along with ginseng and yohimbe. Must they be refrigerated after opening?
A. There is no need to refrigerate. Just store it in a cool, dry place and it should last a very long time.
I had great results taking LJ100 Tongkat Ali 100:1 extract within the first two days. I noticed increased alertness when taking the capsules on an empty stomach. Within about 5 days, I felt my libido had increased and was maintained over 2 days after taking a break. It also seemed like intimate touch was enhanced. I did not experience any unwanted effects even after taking two capsules at once on an empty stomach. I did have a delayed hunger in the morning, which allowed me to push off breakfast to an early lunch. I am also interested in trying Passion with Yohimbe, which I understand includes tongkat ali in the formula. Thanks!
Molecules. 2016. Review on a Traditional Herbal Medicine, Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali): Its Traditional Uses, Chemistry, Evidence-Based Pharmacology and Toxicology. Tongkat ali, a popular traditional herbal medicine, is a flowering plant native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and also Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It is one of the well-known folk medicines for aphrodisiac effects. The roots extract of E. longifolia are used as folk medicine for dysfunction, as an aphrodisiac, appetite stimulant and health supplement. The plant is reported to be rich in various classes of bioactive compounds such as quassinoids, canthin-6-one alkaloids, β-carboline alkaloids, triterpene tirucallane type, squalene derivatives and biphenyl neolignan, eurycolactone, laurycolactone, and eurycomalactone, and bioactive steroids. Among these phytoconstituents, quassinoids account for a major portion of the E. longifolia root phytochemicals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.