Tongkat Ali Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the potential health benefits?

Multiple human clinical studies allow for the following claims:

  • Increases physical and mental energy
  • Boosts sports performance
  • Helps maintain a healthy anabolic/catabolic balance
  • Helps reduce fatigue and improves sleep quality
  • Encourages hormonal balance and healthy cortisol levels
  • Helps maintain normal high free testosterone levels in men
  • Encourages overall well-being and hormonal health
  • Enhances libido and sexual function
  • Assists in sustaining healthy weight levels and BMI
  • Promotes androgen biosynthesis

Access to references from scientific and research studies can be found here.

What are the main ingredients of Tongkat Ali?

The bio-active compounds in Tongkat Ali root contains eurycomanone, quassinoids and alkaloids. 

What is the difference between Tongkat Ali and Panax Ginseng?

The fact that both Ginsengs are root-based but each comes from a different family of trees.

  • Tongkat Ali comes from a plant Eurycoma Longifolia belonging to family tree known as Simaroubaceae
  • Panax Ginseng comes from a family tree known as Araliaceae

Both of these plants are native to different parts of the world.

  • Tongkat Ali are found and harvested in Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Panax Ginseng are cultivated in Northeast of China and Korean Peninsula

Are AKARALI™ products safe for vegetarians?

Akarali capsules are made from vegetables and each capsule contains 100% Tongkat Ali extract from Eurycoma Longifolia (natural plant).

Are AKARALI™ products halal?

Akarali products are both Kosher and Halal certified. 

What is the recommended dosage?

Typical dosage recommendations, based on traditional use and on the available scientific evidence in humans, are 50 mg to 100 mg a day for dieters, and 100 mg to 200 mg for sexual function, healthy aging and sport nutrition. Studies for testosterone enhancement typically use 200 mg a day. The upper limit is no more than 600 mg per day. The best is to consume on a regular ON / OFF cycle. A typical cycle means consumption of daily recommended dosage on 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off.

How long does it take for Tongkat Ali to take effect?

Depending on your age and health conditions, past scientific studies showed that Tongkat Ali will take into effect between several hours to several days. However, in most cases, you can feel the difference in energy levels after 12 to 24 hours.

Significant measurable improvements on Tongkat Ali effects carried out by scientists and researches are usually performed on a longer time scale, i.e 4 weeks to 12 weeks. For young active adults below 40, we receive feedback on immediate reaction in sexual libido a couple of hours after the first dosage of Tongkat Ali.

Read more on scientific validation studies on Tongkat Ali here.

What is the difference between boiling Tongkat Ali root and drink as a herbal tea vs. taking AKARALI capsules?

The key difference is the effectiveness to your body (and health). 

The boiling method is a traditional method used for centuries. By boiling, you extract all the good, the bad and the ugly ingredients which are not visible to your naked eye. This in the long term, can be detrimental to your health (and kidneys) due to unwanted bio-active compounds that are absorbed into your body. Besides that, the boiling approach can accidentally destroy the best nutrients from Tongkat Ali. 

AKARALI™ capsules contain pure Tongkat Ali powder which is produced through a patented extraction process known as Physta®. This process uses freeze-dried approach where only the best nutrients are extracted to deliver the best that your body deserves. In short, it delivers the highest potency with a higher rate of absorption into your cells.

The difference can be felt instantly when comparing between these two methods. 

What does it feel like after consuming Tongkat Ali?

In the first hour after your first dosage, you will feel more mentally awake with greater clarity as your neurotransmitters are being produced in your brain (e.g.: dopamine, a feel-good hormone). Some reported increased in sexual desire lasting three to four hours long. After about two weeks of consumption, Tongkat Ali begins to have an effect on the endocrine system by increasing (freeing up more) testosterone levels and decreasing the stress hormone known as cortisol.

Read our customer review and experience after 30 days here

What are the side-effects?

There are mild side-effects associated with Tongkat Ali consumption. This includes insomnia, jittery and mild nausea. These side-effects depend largely on a person’s reaction or allergy towards alkaloids and quassinoids. However, there have been no severe cases related to Tongkat Ali or reported deaths in publically available information. However, if you are in doubt, kindly consult your doctor or if you encounter any severe side-effects after consuming Tongkat Ali.

I have diabetes and high-blood pressure. Can I take it?

If you are diabetic, then there is no side-effect associated with Tongkat Ali consumption. However, if you are diagnosed with high-blood pressure, or any form of heart disease, we strongly suggest against taking any herbal supplements or Tongkat Ali. 

Where is AKARALI product made?

All AKARALI products are manufactured in Malaysia where the Tongkat Ali is carefully handpicked from the tropical rainforests of Malaysia. The extraction and production are performed in a GMP-certified facility / plant in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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Will Tongkat Ali encourage male characteristics for women?

Tongkat Ali is completely safe and widely used for women to achieve greater well-being, energy and vigor. Because Tongkat Ali is not medically classified as a steroid, it’s mechanism of action in restoring testosterone levels will not encourage nor promote any form of male characteristics in women. Past studies have shown significant improvement in restoring free testosterone levels in women.

Read more on scientific studies on tests on women and testosterone here

What is your approach on sustainability?

Tongkat Ali root is wild-crafted in Malaysia and we take pride in giving back to ensure replantation is carried out in sustainable ways without affecting the natural environment or eco-system. Our monocrop plantation and replantation approach are carried out without the need of deforestation as Tongkat Ali plant grows at its best in the wilderness of the tropical rainforest.

How does it benefit the indigenous population?

Akarali supports sustainable fair trade and socially responsible practices for indigenous population in Malaysia. We invest a portion of our profit to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in Malaysia which include but not limited to education, charity programmes and eco-friendly projects that benefit the indigenous community.

Quality Herbal Extraction Matters

We adopt quality checkpoints from harvesting, extraction to packaging. Find out the best herbal extraction methods to retain the best quality Tongkat Ali .

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Yellow, Black or Red Tongkat Ali.

There are three types of Tongkat Ali sold in the market today – yellow, black and red. Find out differences in quality, potency, health risks and how it affects your health. We help you guide to choose the best Tongkat Ali.

Make the right choice. And protect your health.

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