Best Tongkat Ali Supplements in the UAE and KSA 2024 – Reviewed & Tested

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) has become a global phenomenon as a dietary supplement. Once known largely just in Malaysian and some other parts of Southeast Asia as an anti-aging remedy for vigor, libido, and more, modern proprietary offerings like standardized hot-water Tongkat Ali root extract have been extensively clinically tested to maintain healthy testosterone levels, reduce the impact of day-to-day stress, boost immunity, physical performance, libido, as well as improve mood and motivation. Commonly, today’s Tongkat Ali supplements come in a variety of forms, including dose-optimized capsules, pure powder, and even coffee. 

As the popularity of this versatile herb grows, so does demand in different parts of the world. Recently, we spoke to some prospective partners and customers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) about their attitudes on natural dietary supplements like Tongkat Ali. One interesting difference about attitudes towards such supplements there is that many in these countries are averse to taking supplements in the form of capsules, citing that anything in a capsule is perceived to be a medicinal drug, regardless of the fact that it is 100% plant-based and natural. 

While this has proven to be a barrier to widespread popularity, those that have taken the road less travelled there to try these supplements, especially in the form of capsules, have only had good things to say about them. So, in light of this shift in norms, we will explore and do a deep-dive into the best and most popular Tongkat Ali supplements available in the UAE as well as KSA! 

1. AKARALI Tongkat Ali

AKARALI stands out as one of the best Tongkat Ali brands in the world due to its patented standardized hot-water root extract, validated by over 26 human clinical trials for benefits ranging from maintaining healthy testosterone levels and physical performance to reducing the effects of stress, improving mood, and more. Single-sourced from the remote Malaysian rainforests and hand-picked by indigenous experts, every step of the production process is accounted for, all the way from root to door. 

Specification:
Key ingredients: 100% Malaysian Tongkat Ali root extract
Species: Eurycoma longifolia
Extract type: Proprietary Standardized Water Extraction
1 capsule: 200mg 
Clinically tests: Over 26 human clinical trials
Potency Level: Very High
Total: 60 capsules

Our review:

Extensively clinically validated, single-sourced, and pure, AKARALI’s Tongkat Ali extract meets the best balance between high potency and long-term safety. Available in the form of capsules, pure powder, and infused coffee, it is widely praised by experts like functional health coaches, nutritionists, as well as fitness enthusiasts like bodybuilders and professional athletes.  

Whether you’re aiming to optimize energy, maintain healthy testosterone levels, improve athletic performance, or enhance your sex life, AKARALI’s Tongkat Ali extract has garnered a strong international reputation for delivering potent and lasting results. Rich in key bioactive ingredients and well-regulated, AKARALI’s signature capsules are dose-optimized at 200mg based on results from clinical trials to provide the most effective dose for the greatest number of people, ensuring consistent benefits while minimizing the risk of side effects.

Approx. Cost: From 208+ AED / 213+ SAR

Where to buy (UAE and KSA): AKARALI 

2. DoubleWood LJ100 Tongkat Ali

DoubleWood LJ100 Tongkat Ali is an extract of the eurycomanones, which is the chemical compound responsible for Tongkat’s effects. This allows for a much smaller dose to be necessary than if one was to try and get the same eurycomamone through ingesting the herb itself. The LJ100 Extract is among the most potent and well researched Tongkat Ali extracts on the market and is standardized to 22% bioactive eurypeptides and 40% glycosaponins. 

Specification:
Key ingredients: 100% Malaysian Tongkat Ali root extract
Species: Eurycoma longifolia
Extract type: Standardized Water Extraction
1 capsule: 100mg 
Clinically tests: 15 human clinical trials
Potency Level: High
Total: 120 capsules

Our review:

DoubleWood LJ100 capsules are a great choice for those looking for a reliable Tongkat Ali supplement – some of the best you can get for Tongkat Ali products that are not produced directly in Malaysia. The wholesale form of the extract itself is clinically tested with 15 clinical trials to validate its efficacy and safety. While the dose of 100mg per capsule is less generous than on average, it does come with 120 capsules to make up for this.

One major drawback of LJ100 products is that it is a wholesale white-label of the original clinically tested Tongkat Ali extract made in Malaysia by HP Ingredients. Ultimately, this means that the wholesaler has potentially zero control with minimal visibility of the final potency or efficacy of LJ100 products produced by OEM manufacturers in the US compared to standardized hot-water Tongkat Ali root extract, which is directly governed by the Malaysian Tongkat Ali Standards, MS2409. LJ100 Tongkat Ali may also contain other impurities and adulterants when sold to 3rd party OEM Tongkat Ali manufacturers in the US due to the unregulated nature of the herbal industry.

Approx. Cost: From 299+ AED / 219+ SAR

Where to buy (UAE): Noon

Where to buy (KSA): DesertCart 

3. Bio Protection Tongkat Ali

Bio Protection Tongkat Ali is a capsule supplement with extract made from Malaysian Tongkat Ali. It improves the number, motility, and volume of sperm in men and increases the ability to sexual desire. Helps enhance male fertility and increase lean muscle mass. and testosterone. It is used to reduce levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), anger, and confusion, and is used as a general tonic that revitalizes the body and restores energy.

Specification:
Key ingredients: 100% Malaysian Tongkat Ali root extract
Species: Eurycoma longifolia
Extract type: Generic
1 capsule: 400mg 
Clinically tests: none
Potency Level: Medium - high
Total: 60 capsules

Our review:

With a generous 400mg per capsule, Bio Protection Tongkat Ali capsules may be a convenient way to boost energy levels and mood. There are some concerns, however. Bio Protection Tongkat Ali extract is not clinically tested on humans and due to this many of their claims are difficult to validate. The use of a generic extract, which could either be made using water or ethanol, may also not provide the best results in terms of potency or safety. 

On a more positive note, their use of Malaysian Tongkat Ali is a big step up from many generic extracts that mix raw Tongkat Ali powder sourced from multiple areas to save on cost. In terms of sheer potency, Malaysian Tongkat Ali provides higher levels of key bioactive ingredients like eurycomanone and is free from heavy metals, the latter of which is a big issue with Indonesian Tongkat Ali. 

Approx. Cost: From 199+ AED / 230+ SAR

Where to buy (UAE): Noon

Where to buy (KSA): DrNutrition

4. Bulk Supplements Tongkat Ali

Bulk Supplements natural Longjack Extract supplement, also known as Tongkat Ali, is meticulously crafted for the health-connoisseur who demands the best. Tailored for those looking to unlock peak physical performance and embrace a vitality that can only be described as ‘next level,’ Longjack Extract is the new companion for your wellness journey.

Specification:
Key ingredients: 100% Tongkat Ali root extract
Species: Eurycoma longifolia
Extract type: 200:1 Generic
1 capsule: 1000mg 
Clinically tests: none
Potency Level: Medium - high
Total: 500 g

Our review:

Bulk Supplements Tongkat Ali powder is a cost-effective to get you daily dose of Tongkat Ali. With flexible sizes for all your needs – you can get bags of between 100g to a whopping 25kg of extract. However, their recommended serving of 1,000mg daily does raise some concerns. Such a high daily dose with a generic extract can increase the risk of side effects. This concern is magnified by the fact that there is no information on how this extract is made, as cheaper ethanol extracts may be toxic at higher doses over the long term.

As Bulk Supplements extract powder is not clinically tested, it may be better for consumers to consider moderating by testing it at lower doses before proceeding to the recommended dose of 1,000mg. In fact, according to Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman, doses exceedingly 400mg may lead to unpleasant side effects, highlighting that just consuming higher doses of Tongkat Ali will not automatically yield better results.

Approx. Cost: From 258+ AED / 354+ SAR

Where to buy (UAE): Amazon

Where to buy (KSA): DesertCart

 

5. Solaray Tongkat Ali

Solaray Tongkat Ali is a men’s health favorite that offers powerful support for your best performance. Made with a traditional Southeast Asian herb long used for men’s health and well-being, Solaray Tongkat Ali promotes overall male wellness and vitality.

Specification:
Key ingredients: 100% Tongkat Ali root extract
Species: Eurycoma longifolia
Extract type: Generic
1 capsule: 400mg 
Clinically tests: none
Potency Level: Low - Medium
Total: 60 capsules

Our review:

Solaray Tongkat Ali is one of the most cost-effective options for Tongkat Ali capsule supplements, providing 400mg per capsule of Tongkat Ali extract. While it is accessible price-wise, Solaray is among the least potent out of the 5 options listed. The low-cost likely means sourcing the cheapest possible Tongkat Ali ingredients, possibly from Indonesia.

According to our detailed review in 2023, an independent 3rd party lab test shows that Solaray Tongkat Ali contains low levels of eurycomanone at 0.12% per 400mg of capsule, compared to premium Tongkat Ali supplements such as AKARALI, which has 10x higher eurycomanone levels at 1.47%. In fact, the head of the R&D lab that ran the test, Jean Wong, said that, according to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Solaray Tongkat Ali has surprisingly low eurycomanone content due to potential use of high maltodextrin content (binder/filler) and its use of cheaply sourced raw ingredients.

Approx. Cost: From 129+ AED / 109+ SAR

Where to buy (UAE): UBuy

Where to buy (KSA): Noon

Parting words

With the popularity and interest in Tongkat Ali supplements growing in the UAE and other GCC countries, high quality herbal supplements like standardized hot-water Tongkat Ali root extract have become the top choice for discerning consumers. While not everyone in this region is convinced about the validity of 100% natural and herbal supplements in the form of capsules yet, those that have tried it are very pleased by the steady and consistent results yielded by clinically tested, well-regulated, and single-origin Malaysian Tongkat Ali. 

If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of Malaysian single-origin standardized hot-water Tongkat Ali root extract for yourself, you can get your hands on our dose-optimized signature capsules, pure powder extract, or delicious coffee here, available worldwide with international delivery via DHL express.

Learn More or Contact Us

Learn more about the best Tongkat Ali in the world here, or reach out to us at any of our international offices if you have any queries or concerns.

Author

Naressa Khan contributes regularly on AKARALI. As a researcher and investigative journalist, Naressa is all about creating, deconstructing, and reassembling meaningful content through words and facts. With this approach always in mind, she eagerly explores the nuances in life via the aspects of lifestyle, culture, travel, health, and wellness in Malaysia .

Our articles are third party reviewed by our panel of experts and medical advisors to ensure the facts are accurate and credible. These are validated against multiple source references which include but not limited to research studies, peer-reviewed journals, pre-clinical studies, clinical tests and other credible publications.

Our panel of medical advisors and experts are highly experienced in their individual fields. However, they do not provide any medical advice or recommendations arising from content published in this article.

Disclaimer: 

The content published on this website is for educational purposes and should not be viewed, read, or seen as a prescription or constitute any form of medical advice. We recommend you consult your nearest GP or doctors before consuming Tongkat Ali or any products which contain Tongkat Ali. For further information, kindly refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

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