Frequently Asked Questions – Tongkat Ali and Ali-Activ
Q. Why in Liquid or Sublingual Delivery System?
Our body absorbs any medication, nutrition and vitamins much faster in liquid state as studies has shown 95% nutrients in liquid will be delivery into our blood stream and system within minutes. Unlike in capsule or tablets, using a tablets or capsule may warrant longer release time, however studies have shown your body only takes up to 35% or lower of the nutrition in solid form. This will need a high concentration or dosage, which the 65% leftover will be wasted and pass out as waste. Secondly the dosing quantity is not uniformed, you may not get the full benefit or Tongkat Ali, or there is problem of overdose it makes some people who experience high dosage Tongkat Ali feel sick or ill, maybe indigested too high dosage at start.
With liquid, you can fix or control the dosage by the required drops delivered to your body, by starting low and build up, you can feel and know the right amount to take to feel energized, mentally and physically.
Tongkat Ali is a very interesting and unique herb. It works on several mechanisms involved with hormonal and sexual function. In a nutshell, Tongkat Ali reduces the effects of ageing on the male reproductive system by increasing your body’s free testosterone bioavailability via 4 mechanisms.
- Stimulating the secretion of Luteinzing Hormones (LH) which in turn stimulates the Leydig cells of your testicles to produce testosterone.
- Reducing the conversion of Testosterone to Estrogen (aromatization),
- Decrease in sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
- Reduction in cortisol, the stress hormone that lowers testosterone
The net result of these 4 effects is an increase in available free testosterone.
With ageing testosterone becomes bound to serum globulin and is not available to the cell receptor sites where it is needed to initiate sex-stimulating centers in the brain. The component in the blood that renders free testosterone inactive is called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Excess estrogen can increase the production of SHBG and block testosterone-receptor sites. Estrogen levels of the average 54-year-old man are often higher than those of the average 59-year-old woman. While some estrogen is a necessary hormone for men, too much contributes to a wide range of health, weight gain and libido problems. Due to similarities in chemical structure, high serum levels of estrogen also trick the brain into thinking that enough testosterone is being produced, thereby slowing the natural production of testosterone. For testosterone to produce its positive health enhancing effects, it must be kept in the free form in the bloodstream. Bound testosterone is unable to be picked up by testosterone receptors on cell membranes. For aging men, it is desirable to suppress excess levels of SHBG and estrogen while boosting free testosterone to the level of a young man. Tongkat Ali is a natural way of boosting bioavailable testosterone while also reducing SHBG and estrogen levels in aging men.
In studies under the Malaysian National Biotechnology Directorate coordination between research teams from Malaysia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the following actions of Tongkat Ali on male health have been stated from their research:
- Elevated free testosterone level
- Improved erectile strength without side effects
- Increase in male fertility, sperm quality, motility and quantity
- Natural energizer
- Safely and meaningfully boosts androgen levels
- Improves strength during exercise and has an anabolic effect on muscle growth
- Decrease in sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
- May promote weight loss
- May reduce conversion of testosterone to estrogen (anti-aromatase effect)
In summary, these combined effects position Tongkat Ali as perhaps the safest and most effective herbal testosterone enhancing medicinal plant available today. It is particularly suitable for slowing down or reversing the so called male andropause that occurs in middle-age and is of benefit for athletes and bodybuilders looking for a natural supplement without side-effects.
Tongkat Ali 30:1 vs 50:1 , 100:1, 200:1 Extract Ratio
Malaysia’s best extract Tongkat Ali is produced as standardized water extract is at 30.1 ratio (jointly developed by MIT and Gov of Malaysia and patented as optimal bioactive ratio) where all the pioneering medical and latest clinical research papers of Tongkat Ali’s bio efficacy and herbal potency is sourced only from Malaysia’s rainforest. Traditional preparation and knowledge of this nature’s aphrodisiac is handed down by boiling it into tea is handed down by Orang Asli (forest People) of Malay Peninsular for hundreds of years. The Malaysian government also actively supports and spend considerable support and funding in replantation of this plant therefore making a sustainable harvesting for Malaysia sourced Tongkat Ali.
Other extract concentration above Malaysia’s benchmark of 30:1 is normally sourced from non-Malaysia’s rainforest which is much lower and inferior in quality of bioactive ingredients, therefore requiring significantly higher extraction ratio such as 100:1 or 200:1.
Our technology in liquid also address sustainability harvesting problem, 30:1 extract ratio to gain similar bioactive and potency, in liquid form for optimal absorption delivery.
Bioactive content of our Tongkat Ali Extract.
(Eurycomanone 1% – 1.5% ) (Total Protein >22%) (Total Polysacharide >30%) (Glycosaponin >35%)
Q. Increased testosterone = Higher Agression?
Research Has shown Tongkat Ali reduces aggression via lowering cortisol level or stress hormones as well, so it reduce aggressiveness while gives you a clearer mind and mental focus.
Q. Does Tongkat Ali have gives any side effects?
Some people might have sleep problem, therefore its important to know your dosing level, A high dosage and its ergogenic effect kicks in and make it hard of people to sleep at night. Therefore this product is better to be consumed in the morning as its slightly thermogenic. Due to its boosting properties, its also important for diabetics who has ED problem , they can safely consume it to improve their health and libido. For those who is on supplements for their hearts diseases or stroke, avoid Tongkat Ali.
Q. Can women take Tongkat Ali ?
Malaysian research papers have found the ergogenic effect, it may help woman to increase their stamina, energy and concentration. As a hormone balancing function in correcting testosterone and estrogen, it is useful for post menopause woman to increase their androgen levels. However breastfeeding and pregnant woman is to avoid it totally as the hormone effect might interrupt their body.
Q. Do you need to cycle Tongkat Ali?
Yes, you need and must cycle it, to put your body into optimal rest for natural recovery. Its recommended take 5 days and 2 days off after first bottle of Ali- Activ, every other day on the second bottle and every three day after third bottle for your natural body to rest and recover.
Q. Why 2 herbs instead of single herb formula?
Over the years, we tested multiherb interaction, instead of putting 2 but more than 5 different androgenic herbs, we found there is no much positive herb to herb interaction and potentially huge clash of functionality requiring huge dosage or concentration. Single or dual ingredients works even better then multiple herb, our formula works one for the circulatory system (Moringa Oliefera), body and mind (Tongkat Ali) without clash of body androgen and anabolic signaling priority.