Benefits of Tongkat Ali
- Increased strength, stamina and muscle mass
- Improved workout recovery times
- Enhanced libido and mood
- Reduced fatigue and lethargy
Reduced body fat
Used for centuries in the traditional medicine systems of south-east Asia for treating lethargy, fatigue, low libido, and depression, Tongkat Ali (or Malaysian ginseng) is renowned as an aphrodisiac / libido enhancer and ergogenic aid (i.e. that which aids the body’s adaptive response to exercise). It is thought that tongkat ali increases the body’s natural production of the male sex hormone, testosterone.
Testosterone affects muscle size and performance, and there is evidence that weight training (or similar vigorous exercise) undertaken in conjunction with the ingestion of tongkat ali can result in increased strength, increased lean body (i.e. muscle) mass, reduced body fat, and improved workout recovery times. Testosterone also impacts upon sexual performance, and tongkat ali has been shown to increase sex drive / libido. There is evidence that tongkat ali contributes to reduced fatigue, heightened energy and mood, and a greater sense of well-being. Tongkat ali has demonstrated anti-malarial effects, and continues to be investigated as a possible cancer fighting agent.