Tongkat Ali Tincture (Eurycoma longifolia) in 2oz amber glass dropper bottle
Mushroomlife imports the roots of this therapeutic herb straight from the rainforests of Southeast Asia, where it grows wild on naturally sloping terrain. Every plant must be manually and painstakingly harvested by local Indonesian foragers, each one may take up to 10 hours to fully unearth. This locally grown herb with worldwide acclaim is known to natives as Tongkat Ali, roughly meaning 'walking stick.' Cleverly named due to the appearance of the plants lengthy and contorted root system (1).
Therapeutic elixirs incorporating the Eurycoma longifolia root are known for their positive impacts on physical and mental energy levels in older populations, and overall improvement in quality of life for aging humans (1). In particular, Tongkat Ali is renowned for its stimulating effect on the libido, and can support healthy hormone function, most notably in older men (1,2).*
In a study published by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Tongkat Ali was shown to improve stress hormone profiles and certain mood state parameters (2). The researchers concluded that Tongkat-associated increases in stamina and release of free testosterone, helped to mitigate symptoms of sexual disfunction in aging males (2).
The mechanism of action on the testosterone system has been shown to be different than that of anabolic steroids, which work to stimulate testosterone synthesis. Rather, Tongkat Ali increases the release rate of 'free' testosterone from its hormone binding partner (2), naturally reestablishing depleted testosterone levels. This mechanism frees testosterone that already exists in the body, and causes its levels to rise, from low to normal.
Tongkat Ali extract is particularly beneficial for individuals who are dieting, suffering fatigue or depression, or athletes undergoing strict training regimens, since these individuals are then subsequently able to maintain energy, burn fat, and reduce overall fatigue (2).
This extract would make an amazing gift for Dad, or any other favorite older man in your life!
1. Bhat R and Karim AA. "Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia Jack): A review on its ethnobotany and pharmacological importance." Fitoterapia. 2010, Vol 81 p669–679.
2. Talbott SM, Talbott JA, George A, Pugh M. "Effect of Tongkat Ali on stress hormones and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects." Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2013, Vol 10:28.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.