Everything you need to know about Tongkat Ali!
Tongkat Ali is a very rare and unique plant which only grows in the far east mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia, however it is now a protected species in Malaysia due to the locals over harvesting the plant. Malaysian manufacturers along with those of other countries such as China, USA etc must now either import the roots direct from Indonesia or use a Man made plantation. Indonesia is now the only legal source for true wild potent Tongkat Ali! Plantation Tongkat Ali is very immature and not very potent.
The word "Tongkat Ali" is Malaysian and translates to "Ali's walking stick", partly because of the long thin trunk of the tree which resembles a huge stick, and partly because it is a sexual innuendo. It can and is used as an effective aphrodisiac, which may in turn make a man aroused, but it will NOT have the same effect as Viagra on anyone that suffers from ED, nor will it cure ED, as it is not even remotely similar in any way, shape or form to Viagra, despite some people also referring to it as "Asian Viagra". This is more of a marketing trick than anything else.
The plants botanical name is "Eurycoma Longifolia Jack", also referred to as "Longjack" for short, and its Indonesian name is "Pasak Bumi", meaning "Firmly nailed to the ground" due to the roots which grow straight down vertically in to the ground up to 2 meters, making it very hard to harvest! Harvesting is done by local tribes by hand, no machinery is used in order to protect the forests.
Tongkat Ali has a very long history of popular use in the far east as a treatment for Malaria (not FDA approved nor a confirmed treatment in the western world) and as an aphrodisiac, which was actually a rather nice side effect discovered by accident. It has many other reported uses also, such as being an effective anti-oxidant, and there are even reports from some users that it made their penis bigger. Studies on Rats also found this, though it has never been confirmed to be true in humans and I personally doubt that it is true. It has also been referred to as "the plant that cures 100 ills" in Indonesia.
It is now in great demand with bodybuilders in the western world, due to its reported ability to raise free testosterone levels naturally by as much as 400%. The British journal of sports medicine recently announced it as being an official anabolic in a recent double-blind placebo study, which confirms its effectiveness with unbiased studies. There is also a huge wealth of info on the "PubMed" site, just type in Eurycoma longifolia jack.
Can Women take Tongkat Ali?
YES unless pregnant or breastfeeding. The dosage recommendation for women is to take about half as much as men. Never take a herbal supplement without speaking to a Doctor first.
What is the difference between 1:200 extract and other extracts?
1:200 is considered the strongest form of extract currently available. 1:50 is the regular strength extract. 1:100 is in between the 2 strengths. Anything below 1:50 in our opinion, is not worth taking as it will likely contain a lot of cellulose and other pointless constituents.
How long does it take for Tongkat Ali to work?
This is not possible to answer as it varies from person to person. Some people may feel an effect in as little as 3 days, others may need a few weeks, and there will also be people who never see any effect at all, because as with ALL herbal products and even all man made prescription drugs, and even pro hormones, there is no guarantee they will have any noticeable effect upon an individual. What works for one may not work for another. This is a fact you should be aware of as no returns are accepted should this be the case.I have ED and have heard that Tongkat Ali can cure this, is it true?
NO! Tongkat ali and Viagra are not similar at all in any way, shape or form and Tongkat Ali is NOT going to help anybody with ED. It may act as an aphrodisiac, which may raise libido, but unless your ED is caused by lack of libido an aphrodisiac will do nothing for you.
How old should I be before taking Tongkat Ali?
You should NOT take Tongkat Ali if you are below the age of 18. If you are between 18 and 30 then you will likely not see much of an effect from any testosterone boosting supplement as your test levels are likely already normal, and if they are not normal, you should see a doctor before trying a herb.
How is Tongkat Produced?
The below is info taken from Sumatra Pasak Bumi, who create the extract used in World A.B.S products.
The Tongkat Ali extract production starts with the collection of the roots. While we are in the process of establishing a 10-hectare plantation for growing eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) shrubs, our current raw material is all collected in the wild. Collection is tiresome because eurycoma longifolia roots grow mostly vertical into the ground, and they do so for up to two meters. For each root that is to be harvested, an individual hole has to be dug: roots cannot just be pulled out of the soil.
All our roots are collected by cooperatives of indigenous tribal people who have a so-called adat right on the forests where they collect Tongkat Ali roots. Adat forests are traditionally owned by whole tribal communities, not by individuals or corporations. None of our roots are collected by commercial enterprises in the modern sense.
In traditional forests where the Tongkat Ali roots are collected, no pesticides are used, and there is also no industrial pollution. The nearest town is at least 50 kilometers away from the areas where our roots are collected. For this reason, the soil where our Tongkat Ali roots are collected carries virtually no load of industrial pollutants.
For the production of our Tongkat Ali extract, only roots are used. While the same active constituents of Tongkat Ali roots are also found in the stem, branches, and even the leaves of the shrub, the concentration of active ingredients is by far the highest in the root, especially in roots of shrubs older than 5 years. In traditional Indonesian and Southeast Asian medicine, only the roots of the eurycoma longifolia shrub are used.
After the roots are collected, they are brought over a distance of about 1000 kilometers (Sumatra is a very large island) to our storage facilities in Medan, North Sumatra.
In Medan, all roots are washed and then dried for about a month. Roots are then chipped, using specialized electric equipment.
The chipped roots are soaked in water for 48 hours and then repeatedly heated for about 15 minutes. No chemicals whatsoever are added. The traditional Indonesian way of preparing Tongkat Ali is to boil about 50 gram of chipped root for 30 to 60 minutes, and then drink the water after it has cooled down. Thus, in traditional medicine, only the water-soluble parts of the Tongkat Ali roots are used, and a single dose needs about 50 gram of root.
Continuing our production process, the chipped roots are removed and the soak water is evaporated in a process that takes about 72 hours. Evaporation is intensified during the end phase of this process to guard against the development of moulds. The evaporator produces crystal-dry flakes which are then milled. The milled powder is highly hydrophilic and therefore stored in air tight containers.
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