Fitness with Tongkat Ali: Why and How to Use for Optimum Benefit
Maintaining fitness has become one of the most challenging tasks over the past few months. Not only has the long lockdown situation caused us to put a pause to many of our physical activities like running, biking, swimming, going to the gym, etc., but it has also left us stressed and lethargic.
Even though in this era of 4G/5G internet connection, entertainment and communication and even online fitness classes are all readily available, nothing can really take the place of the activities we are used to, whether that is on our own or with friends.
Lockdown may be easing, but there is still a lot of catching up to be done, both socially and physically!
Eventually, the absence of our normal activities can result in a loss of motivation and an increasing number of people are also developing depression or fatigue, reducing their natural potential both mentally and physically. This also includes interrupting the production of important hormones like testosterone in males.
However, lockdown or no-lockdown, if for any reason one is suffering from fitness-related issues such as lack of energy, loss of physical strength, obesity, or reduced sexual drive, it is important to take steps as soon as possible to ensure the problems don’t have an impact on personal or conjugal life.
Although staying fit and equally potent is desired by everyone, it is not always an easy thing to obtain or regain. Thankfully, to make it easier and equally effective, there are solutions like Tongkat Ali.
What is Tongkat Ali?
For those who are thinking (like I thought initially) Tongkat Ali to be a fitness guru, it is actually the name of a herbal supplement made from Tongkat Ali extract, which is commonly known as Eurycoma longifolia and is also called Malaysian ginseng, an amazing tonic for boosting testosterone.
Benefits of Tongkat Ali
It’s a root extract used for increasing testosterone hormone. Although the human body produces this hormone naturally, there can be many reasons why one may need to trigger a catalyst to elevate the production, such as age, illness, or depression. Some may also have a lower testosterone level by birth.
Usually, those whose body doesn’t produce enough testosterone hormones take it for better sexual life as it has shown signs of increased sperm motility and semen volume in many as well as improving their physical fitness, libido, and erectile function.
It is also thought to be useful for male fertility. However, some may also take it to produce more testosterone to reach their highest potential.
Besides boosting sexual health, Tongkat Ali may help achieve some other significant health benefits.
1. Energy-boosting and stress relief.
2. Boosting muscle strength.
3. Help treat obesity, reducing body fat.
How to take Tongkat Ali
Where in other hormone treatments, one gets to add testosterone through injections or patches, this fantastic herbal remedy can be taken as capsules or added to food or beverages to produce the hormone naturally and elevate the level. It also lets you avoid the side effects like hormonal imbalance or ‘Shut down’ and Gynecomastia.
The only possible side effect of taking Tongkat Ali, if the correct dosage is taken, could be that a man can feel suddenly much friskier, which is for many the reason for taking it and is totally normal with boosted testosterone!
Since Tongkat Ali is used for different health benefits, its doses will differ too accordingly. There are separate suggested doses for:
1. Increasing the testosterone level.
2. Maintaining a high testosterone level.
3. Lowering the testosterone level.
4. Bodybuilding usage.
5. Low testosterone usage.
Based on one’s physical condition and need, it may be necessary to continue a course of Tongkat Ali for some time. Therefore, use it according to your requirements but follow instructions for dosage and, as with any herbal medications, consult an expert before taking it.
Possible side effects of an overdose
Occasionally, some people are tempted to take larger than recommended doses due to over-enthusiasm about the prospect of increasing their testosterone levels!. That may cause some effects_
It is usually nothing serious but can be noticed in their behaviour, which is a telltale sign of high testosterone and an indication that you must lower the dose.
Due to high energy levels, restlessness can be evident in the user’s behaviour. This is again a sign of higher levels of testosterone. The best way to deal with it is to get active by running, jogging, swimming, biking, etc.
A person with this high amount of testosterone may also experience spots on their back, especially during the hot weather.
So, lower the doses down if you encounter any of these problems.
How to Ensure the Authenticity of Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali is a fine water-soluble powder that may vary in its colour from light sandy brown to dark reddish-brown. These colour variations usually occur due to the root that has been selected and also on the method that has been used during the preparation.
However, colours differentials can indicate a few things_
1. If the colour is light brown, then it may have some impurities.
2. Usually, a well-produced traditional Tongkat Ali will be a bit darker and may have a reddish hint in it.
3. It becomes dark brown sometimes due to overheating during production. In such a case, the smell and characteristics of charcoal will also be evident.
Nowadays, there are plenty of fake varieties of Tongkat Ali found in the market, which are hardly distinguishable from the genuine ones. Since it is normally a fairly costly product, please be very careful about where you purchase this and any other herbal supplements from. Ensure you purchase from a well-certified, reputable brand. Purchasing Tongkat Ali at a low price will be only a waste of money since it would not be the real one.
In case you are buying an extract that is non-standardised, you must look for a product that states “Tongkat Ali root extract on the label” to keep it authentic.
Tongkat Ali is a completely natural and very effective solution; however, some may try to fool you with myths to sell their fake products. I hope the information given here will help you to avoid falling into those traps.
Yes, it is a bitter-tasting tonic but with a great outcome indeed! Wishing you all the best!
If you are not used to taking supplements and generally consider a more orthodox approach to ailments, this article on Alternative, Complementary & Natural Medicines might be of interest.