Tongkat Ali is mainly used by men and athletes. It is known that the root of Eurycoma longifolia has a stimulating effect on male libido, testosterone levels and muscles. This is why more and more men are turning to preparations with its root extract.
The effect of the aphrodisiac tongkat ali can be attributed to the components it contains.
Eurycomanone: This substance stimulates the hypothalamus to secrete gonadolaberin, thereby stimulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. This, in turn, stimulates the production of testosterone.
Triacetyleurycomanone: It acts as an aromatase inhibitor and suppresses the process that converts free testosterone into estrogen in the body.
Dihydroeurycomanone: It stimulates sperm production.
Canthin-6-one and β-carboline alkaloids and eurylenes are other ingredients in the natural sexual enhancer that contribute to the desired effect.
Due to the fact that so few studies have tested the effects of tongkat ali in humans, little is known about the safety of long-term or regular use of this substance.
The studies conducted typically consumed 200 mg per day for up to nine months. The following side effects have been reported.
The active substance can interact with medications and other dietary supplements
So if you are considering using tongkat ali extract, consulting your doctor is recommended.
So far, the exact functioning of tongkat ali on the human organism has not yet been precisely identified. Yet, it is assumed that the root molecules in the extract influence testosterone synthesis.
Presumably, the enzymes contained in the root extract influence steroid synthesis. This would lead to an excess of a testosterone precursor which explains better performance and increased sexual activity.
The second most important ingredient in tongkat ali is eurycomanone. Based on various studies, it could be proven that the root extract actually increases the testosterone level.
It has also been shown that eurycomanone blocks the so-called aromatase enzyme, which accumulates in abdominal fat, especially in older men.
The enzyme converts the male hormone testosterone into the female hormone estrogen. Tongkat Ali reduces this conversion and ensures stable testosterone levels.