Tongkat Ali (Longjack): Effect on Testosterone & Hormones

Tongkat Ali, also known as longjack or Eurycoma longifolia, is a powerful herb that seems to be able to boost testosterone and improve mens sexual function.

Study 1: Effects on Erectile Function and Testosterone

This study was a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

The aim was to figure out how Tongkat AliĀ affects erectile function and testosterone levels in men with ADAM (Androgen deficiency of aging males / low testosterone).

The Participants

A group of 45 men, with an average age of 47 years, took part in the study.

They were divided into four groups:

  1. Group 1 (G1): Control group receiving a placebo.
  2. Group 2 (G2): Control group receiving Tongkat Ali supplementation.
  3. Group 3 (G3): Concurrent training group receiving a placebo.
  4. Group 4 (G4): Concurrent training group receiving Tongkat Ali supplementation.

In Group 2 (G2), 22 men were given a 200 mg supplement of Tongkat Ali.

In Group 4 (G4), 23 participants underwent concurrent training three times a week for 60 minutes, gradually increasing the intensity over the course of the 6-month study.

Results:Ā ImprovedĀ Erectile Function and Testosterone Levels

The researchers measured the outcomes using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5), the Aging Male Scale (AMS), and total testosterone levels.

Surprisingly, both groups taking Tongkat AliĀ led to improvements.

However, the most significant improvements were observed in men who combined training with Tongkat Ali supplementation.Ā 

Study 2: Effects on Cortisol and Testosterone

The study involved 63 participants, including 32 men and 31 women, who were experiencing moderate stress.

They were divided into two groups:

  • one group received an extract of Tongkat Ali root
  • while the other group received a placebo

This supplementation lasted forĀ 4 weeks, and the researchers used statistical analysis to determine the differences between the two groups.

Results: Improved Mood, Decreased Cortisol and Increased Testosterone

The findings of this study were quite remarkable.

Here are the key results:

  1. Cortisol Reduction: Participants in the TA group experienced a 16% reduction in cortisol exposure. This is significant because elevated cortisol levels are associated with chronic stress.
  2. Testosterone Boost: The study found a 37% increase in testosterone status in the TA group. This hormone is vital for many functions in the body, including muscle strength and size, mood regulation, and mens sexual function.

Participants who took the Tongkat Ali root extract also experienced significant improvements in their mood and stress levels.

  1. Tension Reduction: Participants in the TA group saw an 11% reduction in tension. This means they felt less stressed and anxious.
  2. Anger Management: Anger levels decreased by 12% in the TA group. This suggests that Tongkat Ali could help in maintaining emotional stability.
  3. Confusion Control: Confusion decreased by 15% in the TA group. This indicates improved mental clarity and focus.

    What This Means for You

    • Increased testosterone levels
    • Better mood and cognitive function
    • Improved erectile function
    • Improved symptoms of low testosterone andĀ  ADAM

    It suggestsĀ supplementing withĀ Tongkat AliĀ can make a real difference in the lives of men dealing with low testosterone.

    Their erectile function can improve, and their total testosterone levels can increase.

    Tongkat Ali Boosts Testosterone Levels

    Tongkat AliĀ (especially when combined withĀ training) appears to be a powerful way to improve erectile function and boost total testosterone levels in men dealing with ADAM.

    Remember, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

    LeitĆ£o AE, Vieira MCS, Pelegrini A, da Silva EL, GuimarĆ£es ACA. A 6-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to evaluate the effect of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) and concurrent training on erectile function and testosterone levels in androgen deficiency of aging males (ADAM). Maturitas. 2021 Mar;145:78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2020.12.002. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33541567.

    Talbott SM, Talbott JA, George A, Pugh M. Effect of Tongkat Ali on stress hormones and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 May 26;10(1):28. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-10-28. PMID: 23705671; PMCID: PMC3669033.

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