Tongkat Ali..strong stuff
Tongkat Ali is also known under the name Eurycoma Longifolia (or Long Jack) and is a herbal medicinal plant with significant health benefits. Tongkat Ali (TA) has a long history of traditional medicinal use as a physical and mental performance aid. Modern supplementation with Tongkat Ali targets the improvement of exercise performance, energy, mental energy and libido with hundreds of studies confirming its biological activity.
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Give me my T
One of the key benefits of properly-standardized Tongkat Ali is the release of free Testosterone, and the related positive effects of increased muscle, strength and energy. TA restores normal Testosterone levels by increasing the release rate of free T from its binding hormone, sex-hormone-binding-globulin (SHBG).
TA can be considered an enabler or restorer of normal Testosterone levels from low back up to normal ranges. This makes it particularly beneficial for individuals who:
Are intensely training and might be at risk for over training
Are affected by sub-normal testosterone levels
Are dieting for weight loss
Are suffering with fatigue or depression
One particular study found that after supplementing with Tongkat Ali, T status improved by 37% and Cortisol exposure reduced by 16% (1).
Unlike other forms, like synthetic Testosterone that can come with severe adverse health effects, Tongkat Ali is not only effective but also fully natural without the side effects of the prescription Testosterone.
Increase muscle size and strength
One of the androgenic effects of increased T, as can be triggered by Tongkat Ali, is increased muscle mass. Greater muscle mass leads to increased potential for generating greater force in the muscles, evidenced by enhanced strength (2), (3), (4).
Daily supplementation with TA can be beneficial to improves the stress hormone profile, it can be an effective approach to shielding the body from the effects of modern chronic stress. Many studies support this findings showing significant improvements in the stress hormone profile, with resulting decreased tension, anger and confusion (5).
Why you need it
Testosterone is a vital male hormone that is responsible for the development and maintenance of male attributes. Women also have Testosterone, but in much smaller amounts. Testosterone is one of the key factors involved in the development of muscle bulk and strength. It increases neurotransmitters which encourage tissue growth, and it interacts with receptors in DNA, which causes protein synthesis. Testosterone increases levels of growth hormone making exercise more likely to build muscle.
Unfortunately, your T levels decrease as you age... when you live an unhealty lifestyle... or experience stress. On average, Testosterone levels peak in men and women between 25 to 30 years of age and drop approximately 1-2% annually (6), (7). At the age of 60, T levels are typically only 40-50% of peak levels with stress and/or related lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns being some of the influencing factors (8), (9).