Why use Tongkat Ali?
One of the most well-known contributions Tongkat Ali has is enhancing testosterone levels. Hence, it is recommendable to be consumed by people with busy daily schedules.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone which is made in the testes in males and in the ovaries in women (a minimal amount is also made in the adrenal glands). Testosterone has two major functions in the human body.
1. Testosterone is needed to form and maintain the male sex organs and promote secondary male sex characteristics (in both men and women) such as voice deepening and hair growth patterns. This function is related to its androgenic properties.
2. Testosterone is the facilitation of muscle growth as well as bone development and maintenance. This is a result of its anabolic properties. Testosterone is well known for its role in reproductive health. Testosterone also plays an essential role in cardiovascular health, cognitive function, insulin sensitivity, maintaining lean body mass and bone density. At around the age of 30, the testosterone levels may decline and can result in a condition known as low testosterone syndrome or andropause. Low testosterone syndrome is associated with reduced sexual function, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced insulin sensitivity, cognitive decline, mood changes and bone loss. Lean body mass may be replaced with fat, resulting in an age-related condition called Sarcopenia, characterized by obesity and diminished muscular strength. Tongkat Ali helps build testosterone levels and promote physical, mental and sexual health in both men and women.
1) Sexual Health
Tongkat Ali was dubbed the â€œAsian Viagraâ€ in a May 1999 report in the New Sunday Times. It has been used in Malaysia for many years by men to increase sexual desire, libido, sexual performance and to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by building the levels of the hormone testosterone which is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs, including the penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate, and seminal vesicles. Testosterone is not just a sexual stimulant for men. Women also produce testosterone, though in much smaller quantity. This vital hormone also fans sexual desire and increases sensitivity in women's erogenous areas. Tongkat Ali is also said to help increase fertility.
2) Energy Levels and Stamina
Tongkat Ali can also increase energy levels and help fight fatigue. Individuals have not only found that their normal energy levels increased, but the amount of time spent engaged in sexual activities as well as the user's desire to have sex increased too.
3) Athletic Performance
Tongkat Ali increases testosterone levels in athletes, giving them more energy to engage in athletic activities with additional boost.
4) Increased Muscle Mass
Tongkat Ali is also indirectly responsible for increased muscle mass. Many bodybuilders often make use of it to help them attain bigger muscles. That is because of its testosterone-boosting effects, which provide them with faster and more effective results. Itâ€™s also beneficial for women who are into bodybuilding. In addition, taking Tongkat Ali doesnâ€™t involve certain dangers, unlike steroids use.
5) Thermogenic Effects
Tongkat Ali is considered to be thermogenic because it increases your internal temperature by raising the heart rate and speeding the flow of blood throughout your body. As a result, the metabolic rate is also sped up, which makes burning of excess calories and fats more efficient. Hence, individuals who are trying to lose weight can benefit from its regular intake.
6) Other Health Problems
Tongkat Ali has also been used traditionally for reducing fever for many years. Its effectiveness is due to a compound present called quassinoid. Studies have shown that its potency is twice as strong as aspirin in reducing fever. In addition, this compound is effective in treating malaria, an infectious disease spread through mosquito bites.
7) Anti-Aging Effects
As we age, our bodies' testosterone production declines, and this can affect our mood regulation, bone density, mental functioning, and cardiovascular health. Tongkat Ali, with its testosterone-increasing effect, can help to combat all these problems as we age. In addition, Tongkat Ali provides antioxidant effects, which not only delays or even reverse the signs of aging, it also helps in stress management, prevention of cancers and keeping the circulatory system in great shape.
Tongkat Ali was also used as a treatment for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction and as an aphrodisiac. The cultures of Southeast Asia have long known of the benefits the Tongkat Ali extract has on the male sex drive and libido, but that discovery was actually a side effect of the herb's overall healing capabilities.