In Malay language, Tongkat Ali means “Ali’s walking stick” which actually indicates the ability of the shrub to fight against physical exhaustion and mental fatigue by strengthening the immunity. But it is primarily used as a male aphrodisiac as well as used to increase virility and sexual prowess and is claimed to improve strength and power during sexual activities.
Individuals tend to react in various ways once they start using Tongkat Ali and these are most often based on how one’s immunity system works therefore, it is fair to assume that effects of Tongkat Ali on individuals vary from person to person. The effects will also vary on the degree of dosage used and of course on the time period of usage. The common side effect of it is insomnia and repeated insomnia in return could reduce the natural sex drive. Therefore, if you are new to it, it is wise to settle for smaller doses at first to allow sufficient time for your body to adapt to the changes brought forward by this aphrodisiac herb. Other common side effect following high doses includes increased body temperature which can irritate you and distract you from your daily routine. The symptoms of high dose also include irritability, restlessness, impatience, rapid heartbeat and the tendency of being easily angered. In short, the negative effect of Tongkat Ali includes insomnia, restlessness and high body temperature.
In today’s world, pure Tongkat Ali is one of the most powerful and effective natural medicines available for enhancing sexual performance in men. There are many ways of extracting Tongkat Ali and these methods for extraction differ from the techniques used hundreds of years ago to the most recent scientific methods. When it comes to the quality of Tongkat Ali extracts, the method used plays a vital role as for example, if we take root powder, it is in its basic form and it can be consider as raw therefore for this there is no specific extraction method other than the conventional way of extracting Tongkat Ali. Some of the Tongkat Ali products such as Tongkat Ali LongJack use more advanced and scientifically proven methods for extracting Tongkat Ali and using these methods, each vital and active components in the extract can be differentiated and the waste and non-essential components can be taken away from the core essence. Now, the resulting version after employing this method can be considered as ‘pure’ Tongkat Ali as it does not contain non-essential components and waste chemicals.
To reduce the negative effects of Tongkat Ali you should be sure that:
- · only take Tongkat Ali pure extracts containing the active components, glycosaponins and eurypeptides.
- Never take the dry “root”, which is just the dead herbs and it is worthless but unfortunately, the dry root is found in most of the “cheap” products.
- · Never use liquid Tongkat Ali as it losses most of its effects within a month or two. Instead it needs to be freeze dried extracts.
- Never take it by itself because then you will have to take very high dosages or say overdose to notice the positive effects and unfortunately, at the high dosages you may get the above mentioned negative effects.