Tongkat Ali Extract (Eurycoma Longifolia)
Tongkat ali is an herbal supplement that comes from the roots of the green shrub tree Eurycoma longifolia.
Eurycoma longifolia is the herb name that also called “Malaysian Ginseng” or “Longjack”. Most importantly Tongkat Ali is an natural herb Aphrodisiacs for men in Asian countries. Moreover, among modern dietary supplements, Tongkat Ali can be found in a variety of products designed to improve libido and energy, restore hormonal balance (cortisol / testosterone levels), and enhance athletic performance and weight loss. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of Tongkat Ali Extract on stress hormone balance (cortisol/testosterone) and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects.
Tongkat ali contains flavonoids, alkaloids, and other compounds that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that fight cellular damage caused by molecules called free radicals. All these compounds benefit your body in other ways as well.
Types of Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali 200:1 very popular amongst men looking to push their natural testosterone levels to the maximum as safely as possible, taking full advantage of the muscle building benefits that go hand in hand with a raised level of free testosterone and intense workouts.
Besides, Eurycomanone is the active ingredient found in the root of the Tongkat Ali plant. Studies have shown that eurycomanone increases the amount of free testosterone available in the bloodstream by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, this causes an increase of testosterone to build up over a period of time. At higher concentrations.
Standardized plant extracts are produced in much the same way as traditional plant extracts, but rather than using color or weight to govern the strength of the finished extract, standardized extracts use modern chemical analytic equipment to ensure that the extract has one or more components present in a specific amount, usually expressed as a percentage, ensuring that the consumer receives a consistent product from batch to batch.
Standardized extracts are not necessarily more concentrated than traditional extracts, but they do guarantee that the extract will have a set level of potency every time, without sacrificing any components, this makes them easier to dose and safer to use.
A standardized extract is made with an herbal plant part(s), in a process of selectivity to extract one individual chemical or compound to produce a guaranteed amount, usually expressed as a percentage. The term “standardized” does not necessarily reflect the quality of the product. It is usually a term that refers to extracts from herbs, which contain a specific percentage of active ingredient(s). Many factors determine the extract quality :
- The correct identity of the plant
- The quality of the plant somehow related to environmental factors under which it was cultivated
- Plants part used and time of harvesting
- The processing (drying, transportation, storage)
- The extraction method
- The purety
- The level of biologically actives compounds
- Level of contaminants must be kept within limits
Longjack Eurycoma Longifolia increase testosterone in men with low levels of this primary sex hormone is well known and well documented. However, numerous rodent studies exist demonstrating reduced anxiety and improved sexual performance following tongkat ali feeding, with such effects thought to be due to a restoration of normal testosterone levels.
Eurycoma contains a group of small peptides called “eurypeptides,” which have been known in rodent studies to play a role in improving energy status and libido. Tongkat ali seems to have less of a role in restoring normal testosterone levels, because it actually “stimulates” testosterone synthesis, but by increasing “free” testosterone from its binding hormone, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) Release rate.