Make sure when buying Tongkat Ali that you are buying Pure Tongkat Ali EXTRACT 400 MG, some other products claiming to be extract are only powder, 50 to 80 mg or are mixed with other ingredients. We order directly from Sumatra Pasak Bumi, they sell only 200 and 400 MG capsules of 1:50 extract. and 300 or 600 mg 1:200. If a seller claims to be selling Sumatra Pasak Bumi but has capsules that are 500 mg or 700mg, Sumatra Pasak Bumi does not sell that size capsules. If a seller packages or repackages there product there are very strict regulations and quality standards imposed by the FDA for re-packaging products. We sell only pure extract imported from one of the largest manufacturers in Indonesia, that adhere to the highest quality standards for processing Tongkat Ali. Check below for test results for yeast, molds and heavy metals.
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The active ingredients are present in tongkat ali root in miniscule amounts. Used in the traditional manner, tongkat ali powder or chipped root(in Malaysia and Indonesia), for a typical single standard dose, one needs a full 50 gram of chipped root, boiled for about 30 minutes. That means: more than 10 kg of raw root per month, or even double that much for body builders. What is sold in health food stores and as tongkat ali health supplement often only provides less than a half gram of tongkat ali root powder per capsule. Of such a product, one would have to swallow more than 100 capsules to get a single effective dose.
If you buy capsules, buy only tongkat ali extract, not just tongkat ali.
When an extract is made, the active ingredients are extracted from the root, and the remaining cellulose is discarded. Extracts can have various proportions (the amount of active ingredients that is extracted). For example, an extract that is 1:50 gets 1 gram of active ingredients from 50 gram of tongkat ali root.
Only buy an extract that specifies the concentration,
If a bottle of capsules just says 'Tongkat Ali Extract', without specifying a proportion, then the extract is likely only 1:5, or maybe even only 1:2. This means that only 5, or just 2, grams of tongkat ali root were used to obtain 1 gram of extract. Thus, assuming an equal capsule size, you would need 40 capsules (or, at worst 100 capsules) of such a tongkat ali extract of unspecified strength to obtain as much active ingredient as you can get from just 2 capsules of 1:50 extract. Legally, even an extract of 1:2 can be called an extract. But it’s almost as bad as root powder. When extract strength is not specified, the whole extraction process was undertaken only so that 'extract' could be written on the label of the product.
If you want to use tongkat ali, buy a product that is tongkat ali extract only, and does not contain other ingredients. Most minerals in capsule form are just pharmaceutical junk. We sell only pure Tongkat Ali extract 1:50 from Indonesia.
The only country in the world where there still are considerable resources of tongkat ali in the wild is Indonesia.
The shrub once was common in Malaysia, tongkat ali has since been declared a protected plant in Malaysia.
Don't be fooled by knockoffs and imitations, the recommended dosage for Tongkat Ali is 400 to 1200MG a day of pure extract. If someone has 40 to 100 mg capsules you would need to take 12 to 30 a day. If it is just powder, and not extract you would have to consume even more than that. Bodybuilders would need to double that amount.
Be aware that real Tongkat Ali is only grown in Asian countries and Indonesia is the only country that it still grows in the wild.
Tongkat ali, a native herb that has been used throughout Southeast Asia for hundreds of years to treat everything from headaches and fatigue to malaria fever, labor pains, and arthritis.
This slender, red-stemmed jungle plant can grow up to 30 feet high. It is the roots that contain the medicinal compounds. They are tuber-like, long and twisted, and often resemble a walking cane, or 'tongkat' as it is called in Malaysia. In Indonesia tongkat ali is called pasak bumi, tongkat ali is only grown in the Asian countries, it is not grown in the US.
Much of the research on tongkat ali has been performed in Malaysia, but herbalists in Vietnam and Indonesia also have a great deal of experience with it, Universities in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and the United States also have been testing the effects of extracts of the tongkat ali root. To date, most of the completed studies involve animals, but human trials are now underway.
Like many traditional remedies, the exact mechanism by which tongkat ali enhances isn't fully known, so it will take more research to determine its full mode of action.
Though I haven't seen or heard any reports of adverse reactions, it would be reasonable to assume that use of the herb would be contraindicated in any condition that might be adversely affected by increased testosterone levels. As such, it's generally not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers or men with prostate cancer.
Tongkat ali and body building