How does it achieve this? Firstly, Tongkat Ali does not contain any testosterone! It works by promoting the testes to increase their production of testosterone via triggering hormonal signals from the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. Now this is where Tongkat Ali gets really interesting. Normally, when testosterone levels increase beyond a certain point a negative feedback will stop the production of any more testosterone and levels will drop. As we age testosterone is further inactivated by higher levels of circulating sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) that binds and renders useless the active bioavailable testosterone required for anabolic use. Tongkat Ali works wonders for men because it slows the negative feedback loop allowing for a higher level of testosterone. But it does this by increasing testosterone to the upper level of what is physiologically normal for you. Therefore it is completely safe for athletes and will not cause them to fail a performance enhancing drug test. While also reducing the binding of testosterone to SHBG as well as slowing down the conversion (aromatization) of testosterone into estrogen. This allows for a higher useable testosterone level of someone 10 to 15 years younger. In addition, it has been shown that Tongkat Ali consumption leads to a reduction in cortisol, the stress hormone, that is implicated in weight gain, muscle loss and disruption in hormonal equilibrium. These effects are specific for athletes and are separate from the sexual and fertility enhancing effects of Tongkat Ali that are additional bonuses.
All these studies were performed by experts in Natural Product chemistry, Andrology and Urology from around the world and sponsored by the Malaysian Government in conjunction with International Universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ongoing R&D on Tongkat Ali is revealing many additional areas related to hormonal function, fertility and enhanced sports performance, in both men and women.
While synthetic testosterone and anabolic steroids may be "stacked" for faster results, these anabolic or performance related effects carry a heavy price in terms of side effects that can last a lifetime and in many cases can ruin a professional athletes sports career. While the more common side effects of testicular shrinkage and "roid rage" are well known it is the lesser known chronic health effects such as liver disease, infertility, breast fat deposition, heart disease, psychosis and cancer that are affecting many young athletes that are participating in this risky gambling with their health. We live in an age when everyone wants faster and faster results, yet this attitude towards abusing pharmaceutical drugs and synthetic chemicals is responsible for a multitude of physical and psychological problems. While gradual in effect, results from Tongkat Ali are 100% natural and should be felt within 1-2 weeks of continuous uninterrupted use. Our bodybuilding, sports and martial arts clients have been informing us for years that the first thing they notice is a greater exercise intensity and focus and the incredible muscular "pump" they get. This is followed by a thermogenic high for at least 24 hours post workout. Sleeping is improved and they report waking up with more energy. It's the older athletes who notice the fastest results and they find they can at last get the results that they used to only get when they were younger, in the form of muscle gains and greater muscle firmness, weight loss (especially stubborn tummy fat) and greater confidence (and that's not mentioning the benefits in the sack!).
Tongkat Ali is recommended for all sportsmen over 24 years of age, such as anyone involved in weight lifting, bodybuilding, athletics, cycling, martial arts and all those desiring to maximize their usable testosterone levels within the normal upper range as we age. Tongkat Ali contains no testosterone but it stimulates your brain to increase testosterone production only within the upper physiological range for you (or more accurately, the younger you). Even after you stop taking Tongkat Ali, the level of testosterone remains at a higher rate for some time.
Since 1995 we have focused on developing professional Tongkat Ali products for the global natural health market. In this time we have succeeded in getting this previously unknown Malaysian herb taken seriously, not just as an effective libido / aphrodisiac herb, but also as a natural androgenic hormonal support for men involved in sports such as; weight lifting, bodybuilding, martial arts and all those desiring to maximize their usable testosterone levels within the normal upper range as we age.
Tongkat Ali is 100% natural and has been used by numerous athletes without fear of failing any drug tests! More importantly, as the herb contains no testosterone but is only converted by your body into its own testosterone, it does not effect in any way your natural production and even after you stop the levels remain at a higher rate for some time. Also, Tongkat Ali reduces sex hormone binding globulin and estrogenic compounds that reduce the amount of available testosterone which is especially important as we age.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE: Most importantly, Tongkat Ali has been shown to have a very high safety in numerous international toxicity studies. The latest, performed in Taiwan studied the acute 13-Week Subchronic toxicity and genotoxicity of the powdered Root of Tongkat Ali and found it to be very safe at acceptable therapeutically effective dosages.
Scientific Research on Tongkat Ali has revealed:
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As evidence to our commitment and professionalism, our products TONGKAT ALI products are sold in Malaysia sold through major pharmacy chains, independent pharmacies and major supermarket chains. When buying Tongkat Ali it is important to look for the Rainforest Herbs brand.
Clinical Studies on Tongkat Ali for Sports Performance: While there are published studies confirming the testosterone-enhancing effects of Tongkat Ali, only several studies have focused specifically on the ergogenic (performance enhancing) effects, including the one's below:
THE ERGOGENIC EFFECTS OF EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA JACK: A PILOT STUDY
S. Hamzah, A. Yusof.
Department of Exercise Physiology, Sports Centre, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
Eurycoma longifolia Jack (ELJ), which contains quassinoids such as eurycomalacton, eurycomanon, and eurycomanol, has been reported to have aphrodisiac properties and to increase testosterone levels in men. Previous studies have established that the testosterone supplementation increases fat free mass, muscle strength, and muscle mass, which are important for physical function and athletic performance. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the increase in testosterone levels, obtained by administration of ELJ, on body composition and muscle strength and size in man. Fourteen healthy men performed an intense strength training programme with initial load of 60% RM (2 sets of 10 repetitions with 1 minute rest between, for 10 stations) on alternate days for five weeks. Simultaneously, seven men were randomly selected to consume 100 mg/day ELJ water soluble extract, and seven men received placebo. The intensity of the exercise was increased by 10% RM/week. Body composition, arm circumference, one repetition maximum (1 RM), and surface electromyography (sEMG) activity were measured and recorded one day before and after the five weeks of supplementation and intervention. The lean body mass of the treatment group showed a significant increment, from 52.26 (7.18) kg to 54.39 (7.43) kg (p = 0.012), but no significant changes in fat free mass were observed in the placebo group. Percentage body fat was significantly decreased in the treatment and placebo group, from 31.30 (5.48)% to 28.44 (6.43)% (p = 0.01) and from 22.83 (2.43)% to 21.33 (2.35)% (p = 0.001) respectively. The 1RM test showed a significant increase from 73.71 (16.63) to 78.71 (17.0) kg (p = 0.006) in the treatment group and from 77.29 (8.9) to 79.43 (8.8) kg (p = 0.011) in the placebo group. The increase in strength in the treatment group was larger than in the placebo group (6.78% and 2.77% respectively). The mean frequency of sEMG on the biceps in the treatment and placebo groups decreased significantly, from 121.77 (40.0) to 90.47 (64.6) μV (p = 0.012) and from 127.95 (30.9) to 98.8 (50.1) μV (p = 0.036) respectively. The treatment produced 2.92% greater reduction in electrical activity of the muscle measured at the end of the experiment compared with placebo. The mean arm circumference of the treatment group increased significantly by 1.8 cm after the supplementation, from 30.87 (1.88) to 32.67 (1.96) cm (p = 0.011), but there was no significant increase in the placebo group. The results suggest that water soluble extract of Eurycoma longifolia Jack increased fat free mass, reduced body fat, and increased muscle strength and size, and thus may have an ergogenic effect. Further investigations are warranted.
EFFECT OF EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA EXTRACT ON ANABOLIC BALANCE DURING ENDURANCE EXERCISETalbott S, Talbott J, Negrete J, Jones M, Nichols M, and Roza J.
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TONGKAT ALI IS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS
Tongkat Ali help to maintain MUSCLE GROWTH, peak energy, intense focus and physical stamina under extreme conditions as bodybuilding and martial arts. It also improves workout recovery and decreases the catabolic effects of cortisol, the stress hormone, allowing you to preserve hard earned lean muscle.
Rainforest Herbs products are developed by Australian Medical Herbalist, Benjamin Drewe, Ben started his research on Tongkat Ali and Malaysian herbs in 1994 through his natural therapy clinic in Kuala Lumpur and was the pioneer in registering a range of Tongkat Ali capsules with the Ministry of Health in 1997 and launching these and other Malaysian herbal products globally. Since this time Ben has worked closely with many thousands of customers all over the world who have been taking Rainforest Herbs products to enhance their bodybuilding results and sports performance.
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