So, is Tongkat Ali suitable for bodybuilding or body transformation when paired with weight training?
Here is a four-week Tongkat Ali review from England. The review will be focusing on any potential real-world gains from weight training and other benefits; which includes lean mass, muscle development, body toning, and shaping.
When British-born James Goodman bought his first Tongkat Ali on eBay UK, he found out that most Tongkat Ali products were not clinically tested, which gave him zero confidence initially.
AKARALI, with its patented MIT-formulated extract, is touted to be one of the best Tongkat Ali supplement brands in the UK due to its years of clinical tests and research.
🔎 Summary: Short Term Four-Week Review of Tongkat Ali
✅ Significant improvement in power and strength (on weight training)
✅ Immediate increase in stamina & endurance on cardio exercises
✅ Improved focus and better overall mood
✅ Reduced fatigue and faster muscle recovery time
✅ Improved natural libido, especially in the morning
If you are buying Tongkat Ali in the UK for the purpose of bodybuilding or to get in shape with your regular exercises, then this four-week Tongkat Ali bodybuilding review will give you more insights.
Let’s find out more.
For James, he reported an instant burst of energy within 24 hours after his first consumption of Tongkat Ali. His stamina further improved after two weeks, which is consistent with other reports by another Tongkat Ali user Don Verb in his two-week review of Tongkat Ali.
Tongkat Ali Review on Muscle Mass, Muscular Strength and Stamina
Tongkat Ali is widely used as a sports supplement in recent times to boost sports and athletic performance.
This includes sports such as bodybuilding and those who are incorporating weight training as part of their body transformation program.
Most hardcore body transformation purists like James uses Tongkat Ali to boost testosterone, stamina and strength. As James trains daily, he frequently used Tongkat Ali as both a pre-workout and post-workout supplement.
Keeping up with his health stack of protein shakes and other herbal supplements such as Fadogia Agrestis and Turkesterone, Tongkat Ali is James’ all-time favorite.
“Not only Tongkat Ali works better than Turkesterone, it is safer for women too,” he said.
He added “I have female friends who use Tongkat Ali daily in their workouts with no reported side effects”.
The goal of his Tongkat Ali review was straightforward – can premium standardized Tongkat Ali extract add more gains given his current set of health supplements, diet and nutrition.
When we first showed James a clinical trial of Tongkat Ali with a 582% increase in free testosterone after 24 weeks, he was shocked and skeptical.
If you are into bodybuilding or getting in shape, many do not realize that Tongkat Ali takes time to work – approximately 48 hours before you can experience a noticeable improvement, and ideally four weeks to notice moderate-to-significant gains in muscle development.
During his Tongkat Ali four-week review, James gained more muscle strength from AKARALI’s standardized Tongkat Ali extract, touted as one of the most potent Tongkat Ali in the US and in the UK.
Potent Tongkat Ali brings more testosterone gains which translate to faster development of muscle mass when coupled with resistance training or weight training.
This is the reason why Tongkat Ali continues to be the best testosterone supplement for men.
James Goodman’s body transformation was a result of regular exercises with the help of Tongkat Ali to boost his energy and strength. Credit: James Goodman Instagram
In fact, a recent 2021 clinical test on 32 male test subjects with an average age of 24 years showed a significant increase in testosterone levels in two weeks when subjected to daily consumption 600mg of Tongkat Ali.
It shows that Tongkat Ali works amazingly well for young adults too!
For young adults, the effect of Tongkat Ali is faster than when you are in your 30’s. If you are into competitive sports, you can feel an instant almost real-time like improvement in strength and stamina; resulting in more reps and faster muscle development.
Tongkat Ali works well with the right exercises such as resistance training.
Tongkat Ali is a proven herbal supplement to improve isokinetic muscular strength and power, particularly involving endurance type sports such as resistance training, cycling and martial arts.
A 2019 study with 40 test subjects showed significant improvement in isokinetic power of lower limb when subjected to resistance training based on 200mg daily Tongkat Ali supplement for 8 weeks.
The resistance training program with Tongkat Ali supplementation involved either elastic bands or dumbbells, where test subjects were tested 3 times a week for 8 weeks on the following activities:
- heel raise with dumbbells
- lateral raise with elastic band
- leg curls with elastic band
- bicep curls with dumbbells
- leg abduction with elastic band
- front raise with dumbbells
- knee extension with elastic band
- arm extension with dumbbells
- half squat with elastic band
- standing chest fly with dumbbells.
Real World Gains: Six and Two Week Reviews
This undoubtedly comes from the effect of testosterone boost after consuming Tongkat Ali.
Reviewed by an American who is in his 40s, Don Verb (aka Donald Pump) shared his weekly Tongkat Ali experience over a course of two weeks and six weeks. He reported having lost a respectable weight along with increased strength and energy.
His experience may be similar to other Tongkat Ali bodybuilding reviews that you may have come across in recent years.
Don Verb (a.k.a Donald Pump) reported that Tongkat Ali helped him to lose weight and he gained more lean muscle mass over a short period. Credit: Don Verb Instagram
In this article, we shall focus on a four-week review of Tongkat Ali to evaluate if there are other similar gains from Tongkat Ali and its final outcome on body transformation journey.
Our reviewer is James Goodwood, an artist and a full-time father of two children from Essex, UK. At 39, he keeps himself fit and is often seen at the gym in the wee hours.
Yes his day starts as early as 4:00am.
His body transformation started after he went through a great depression and anxiety during the pandemic. At his lowest point circa 2020, he gained substantial weight and suffered mental health-related issues after going through a painful divorce and a host of family-related drama.
He decided to do a Tongkat Ali review after reading about how Tongkat Ali can improve mood and reduce anxiety by lowering cortisol.
Because James was equally curious and optimistic when trying out new things, he was keen to experience Tongkat Ali’s effect on dopamine – and how that translates to a better mood for him.
At the same time, he was keen to know if his testosterone level can be improved significantly to achieve his body transformation goals – that’s the only tangible way to measure the effects of Tongkat Ali in the real world!
It took him months of convincing. After overcoming his anxiety and depression, James started his body transformation journey by committing to regular set of exercises.
His daily schedule starts at 4 am in the gym and the rest of the day is filled with tons of activities; from producing music videos, and composing new songs to cracking his head in a competitive world of entertainment.
His schedule demands a lot of physical and mental energy, which means he requires dietary supplements to keep his hormone in balance.
With his current daily health stack comprising of protein mixed with turmeric, ginger, sea moss, matcha Japanese green tea and a host of other multivitamins, the addition of Tongkat Ali brings overall hormonal benefits to his endocrine system.
Here is an insights to his health stack.
Dosage & Daily Diet
- 400mg Tongkat Ali daily – (200mg each, 1 hour before workout)
- 100mg Ginger twice per week
- 20g of Matcha Green Tea – 1 hour before workout
- Protein shake
James Goodman’s Review on Tongkat Ali Experience
Here is his video review and you may read more his written transcript below.
Hi guys, so I just come back to give a full week review on AKARALI. I’ve literally just left the gym for morning session and I feel amazing. I’ve now been taking AKARALI as I said for four weeks and I can’t stress enough how my power, focus, strength has all increased.
You see, only supplement that I’ve actually added to my daily stack.
So for about a year or so I’ve been taking my protein mixed with turmeric, ginger, sea moss, matcha Japanese green tea with my vitamins and mineral stack.
The only thing I’ve added or change to that diet is adding AKARALI and I could only notice that I am really not a morning person and waking up in the morning is just second to none.
It’s so easy. It’s just a breeze.
And obviously as I said my focus and strength and everything else is through the roof which I can only accredit to AKARALI.
Now I don’t know if it’s because of the way that they harvest or process their product or if it’s because of the freeze-dried root extract but the product is amazing.
And if you haven’t already tried it, I would suggest that you do because it really has changed my life and help me discover things about myself.
If you haven’t tried it already or you want to try it, DHL would literally have it to you within a couple of days so that’s my 4-week review and I can tell you honestly, I feel really incredible.
So give it a go, thanks for listening and have a great day.
This Tongkat Ali review reminds you that Tongkat Ali can be used as part of your nutrition plan and complement perfectly with your existing health stack.
It mixes well with Maca too!
But if you are planning to purchase the Fadogia Agrestis Tongkat Ali combo, there are a few things you need to know too. So do check out our review before buying.
James is now a strong believer of Tongkat Ali, and he has been using it for close to 8 weeks now, incorporating religiously into his daily supplements along with his regimented workouts.
He also said goodbye to Turkesterone, after learning that it did not have any effect on his muscle or strength.
There are many benefits from Tongkat Ali as it widely used as sports nutrition and performance ingredient in recent years.
It is regarded as safe without any side effects provided you follow the recommended dosage (refer to our dosage guide for details)
Body transformation is just part of a small story from thousands of other customers’ reviews on Tongkat Ali.
Complement your health stack with Tongkat Ali and add more gains to your workouts.
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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 .
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