Dr. Dwayne Jackson

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In the workout world, it is common knowledge that getting big and strong requires adequate testosterone levels. Not only does testosterone promote muscle growth and recovery, but also it is an important for promoting high energy levels and sex drive. Unfortunately, for us guys out there, testosterone levels start to decline as we age. In fact, you can count on your testosterone levels dropping at as early as 30 years old, leading to what doctors call adropause. But wait…there is help! 


Tongkat Ali (otherwise known as Eurycoma longifolia or Longjack) is an herb that has evidence supporting it as a testosterone-boosting supplement. Its benefits come from its high concentration of steroidal saponins that increase the release of luteinizing hormone (which signals testes for greater testosterone production). 


Recent research has shown that males can benefit from taking a standardized extract of Tongkat Ali to boost testosterone. In the study, a bunch of guys with declining testosterone levels were given 200 mg of standardized Tongkat Ali extract for 1 month. The Aging Males Symptoms (AMS) questionnaire (a clinical assessment of andropause) and blood serum testosterone concentration were tested before and immediately after one month of supplementation. The researchers reported that supplementation boosted serum testosterone levels by about 48% and consequently reduced subject’s AMS scores!


So, if you are getting on in your years and feeling sluggish in the gym and the bedroom, get some high quality standardized extract of Tongkat Ali and take 200mg per day—your wife will thank you.

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