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Tongkat Ali Reviews: First-Hand Consumer Experiences

This article shares the best collection of Tongkat Ali reviews from consumers in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Asia to understand how Tongkat Ali benefitted their health or improved their lives.

Our series of Tongkat Ali reviews is based on countless interviews with people across different races, creeds and religions, spanning several continents.

If you are tired of reading fake consumer reviews on Amazon, then this article is for you. We aim to provide the best Tongkat Ali consumer reviews by both men and women who have real experiences with Tongkat Ali.


Tongkat Ali is a medicinal herb consumed by the indigenous in Malaysia, Indonesia and other parts of South East Asian countries for centuries.

Judging its first documented use in 1820 by William Jack, we estimate there are more than 500 million people who have consumed Tongkat Ali at least once in their lifetime. However, the total consumer reviews that we see today on the internet are probably a small fraction of the reality.

Whilst millions of customers continue to purchase Tongkat Ali supplements, short-term or long-term reviews about Tongkat Ali is rare.

So does Tongkat Ali work and live up to its reputation in the real world?

Our Tongkat Ali reviews cover real-life experiences of men and women from the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Vietnam, Russia, Nigeria, UAE, Singapore, and many others.

Tongkat Ali is used by people from various ethnicities with a clear set of health goals.

Our reviews cover in-depth of the pros and cons of Tongkat Ali based on 4 to 20 weeks daily consumption. These candid reviews of people around the world will help you decide whether Tongkat Ali benefits are worth it.

Tongkat Ali reviews by men


User: Don Verb

Age: 41

Nationality: American

Assessment period: Six weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Texas-based Don Verb started his body transformation a bit late at the age of 41. After six weeks of moderate weight training and daily intake of Tongkat Ali, he lost a respectable 60 lbs and gained more muscle mass, coupled with greater overall body definition.

Like many consumers, he first purchased many US-made Tongkat Ali such as DoubleWood, Solaray Tongkat Ali and Nootropics Depot with disappointing results. However, his recent purchase of AKARALI Tongkat Ali supplement made him change his mind about Tongkat Ali’s effectiveness on men after six weeks.

Not only am I improving my physique, but I’m improving my overall health. Definitely helped me with stamina - I am able to do more reps.

You can watch his remarkable gains in his Tongkat Ali video review after six weeks. Gain more insights and understanding of how Tongkat Ali helped his body transformation through fat loss and improved lean muscle mass across key areas of his body.

Don reported his body transformation and better mood were attributed to Tongkat Ali, with a significant amount of weight loss and increase in muscle mass. Source:  Don_Verb


User: James Alexender Goodman

Age: 40

Nationality: British

Assessment period: Four weeks

Daily dosage: 400mg 

British rapper artist James Goodman shares his in-depth experience with Tongkat Ali after his first visit to Malaysia’s rainforest.

In a four-week unbiased review, he said that Tongkat Ali complements well with his current health stack, comprising of creatine, protein, green tea, zinc, magnesium and boron.

As someone who took Tongkat Ali for the first time, James shared that his stamina was remarkably improved and he experienced faster muscle recovery after his second week.

The fact that he is a gym junkie who does weight training and cardio daily at 4 am, he added that Tongkat Ali showed significant improvement in strength after he increased the daily dose from 200mg to 400mg.

He claimed he lost a couple of kilos too! Read more about his experience with Tongkat Ali in this four-week review.

Tongkat Ali accelerated James Goodman’s body transformation by promoting leaner muscle mass and reduction body fat. Source Image : James Goodman  

Tongkat Ali definitely worked for me. I gain more with less time - better muscle definition and I lost weight too.

Tongkat Ali reviews by women


User: Evagenia Purtrova

Age: 39

Nationality: Russian

Assessment period: Four weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Tongkat Ali helps women in areas such as strength, energy, mood and optimizing hormonal balance for pre-menopausal peri-menopausal women.

Growing scientific evidence of Tongkat Ali’s effects on women prompted Evagenia from Russia to give Tongkat Ali a try.

As an active person, Eva uses Tongkat Ali to enhance her energy and sports performance in her kickboxing workouts.

She reported improvements in upper body strength in her punches and she is able to do sit ups, lunges and carry heavier weights. She added it helps her sleep well and improves her overall focus during intense training.

Tongkat Ali performs better than other herbal supplement that I took in the past. I spend 4 times a week in the gym and I noticed faster recovery time. I can do more reps with better muscle definition on my arms with 2 capsules a day. A good pre and post workout supplement for women.

Tongkat Ali is ideal for active women looking to maximize their gains in the gym or during exercises.

Since both men and women require testosterone level to function optimally, then Tongkat Ali does its job well to benefit women in certain areas.

In fact, the nature of anabolic properties in Tongkat Ali helps women to gain lean muscle mass (and at the same time promote fat loss) whilst gaining extra strength.

This is extremely helpful if you are seeking to get in shape!

Many postmenopausal female consumers use Tongkat Ali as alternative testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to improve mood, and even libido.


User: Ang Tran Mah

Age: 37

Nationality: Vietnamese

Assessment period: Four weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Asian women have been embracing the herbal tradition for centuries, but what do they think about Tongkat Ali?

Working as an F&B consultant, Ang Tran Mah from Vietnam had to go through a daily hustle and by the time she gets home, she has very little energy left to complete her daily chores. 

After taking clinically tested Tongkat Ali supplements, she felt a huge improvement in stamina and energy. This helps in her business travels whilst having plenty of energy left in the evening for other activities.

She added there are plenty of Tongkat Ali supplements out there, but it takes a potent Tongkat Ali formulation to really work on women due to the hormonal imbalance that exists in women as they age.

Read about Tongkat Ali for a long time now. Decided to try it. I didn’t know it benefit women in many ways. Been taking it daily since the lockdown and my mood has improved tremendously - less anxious and calmer despite my challenging situation.


User: MJ

Age: 35

Nationality: American

Assessment period: Eight weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

One of the common feedback that we receive from our analysis is on mood improvement. Many women in their 30s reported “better mood” after consuming Tongkat Ali for several weeks. In fact both Ashwagandha and Tongkat Ali share the same adaptogenic properties that help to reduce stress hormones (i.e cortisol) which is closely associated to better mood, or mood profile.

A study published by the Journal of International Society & Sports Nutrition showed significant improvement on women’s mood, from lower tension, depression, anger and confusion.

For most asian-americans, this may not be new.

For MJ, a fitness and professional coach based in California, she covers extensively on her understanding of Tongkat Ali.

In her 2-minute video, she reported the misconception that testosterone is associated with masculinity and virility, indicating that Tongkat Ali is not exclusively for men.

She added that Tongkat Ali may be a good supplement for women with low testosterone levels, which helps greatly if you are above 40 or 50.

Does Tongkat Ali helps boost work productivity?


User: Adrian Low

Age: 40

Nationality: Malaysian

Assessment period: 52 weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Tongkat Ali helps professionals and entrepreneurs stay productive by enhancing focus, mental stamina, stress and clarity

Adrian Low , a 40-year-old Business Development Director reported that consuming Tongkat Ali improved his productivity which enabled him to deal with work stress more effectively.

He said that Tongkat Ali does not kill emotions (or cause you to be emotionless like Ashwagandha), but it helps him stay focused on his task and it improves his stress-management during challenging times that involve tough decisions.

Adrian Low and his son on a work trip (Source : Facebook)

Adrian who has been taking Tongkat Ali supplements for more than 5 years reported that he felt more revitalized, energized and helped him to stay sharp all day. 

As an herbal enthusiast, he tried many Tongkat Ali brands over the years to get a taste of what is out there.

Being a well-traveled Malaysian, he recommended AKARALI being the best Tongkat Ali in the world. He found AKARALI™ EURY-PREP200 worked well for him due to higher potency compared to US-made Solaray Tongkat Ali, ForceFactor or DoubleWood Tongkat Ali.

Took one capsule and I am up all night - working and smiling away from that extra energy. Tongkat Ali does keep me all hyped up all day too. Not to mention the additional reps and those extra kilometers I can achieve.


User: Alifdin Zakaria

Age: 27

Nationality: Malaysian

Assessment period: 2 weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Alifdin Zakaria, founder of an artisan coffee Kopilah, was amazed after trying Tongkat Ali coffee for the first time. 

He said the AKARALI™ Coffee gave him an instant boost of energy with a strong hint of bitter aftertaste. We also gave him a 200mg capsule of pure root Tongkat Ali extract for two weeks to get his feedback.

The side-by-side comparison between Tongkat Ali coffee and Tongkat Ali capsules showed a clear winner if you are seeking a daily instant energy boost.

Alifdin concluded as a coffee lover, he prefers Tongkat Ali coffee as his daily energy herbal drink compared to Tongkat Ali capsules due to th instant energy buzz from Tongkat Ali coffee.

Kopilah Founder, Alifdin at his place (Source: Kopilah)

For a person who drinks 8 cups of coffee a day, his review on Tongkat Ali coffee is a prelude to those who crave an acquired taste with a hint of bitterness.

Got the privilege to try their latest product, AKARALI Tongkat Ali coffee. Effect of the coffee is subjective but I felt more energetic and productive.

Black and Latte Tongkat Ali Coffees produced by AKARALI.


User: Bosse

Age: 50

Nationality: Swedish

Assessment period: 6 weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

Tongkat Ali is ideal for men working long hours, more so if your work required physically demanding tasks.

At 50, Bosse is still working endlessly in his midnight shift for a transport company in Sweden. In harsh winter conditions, this proves to be a challenge at times.

He told us the difference it made after consuming Tongkat Ali – from less fatigue, his ability to work longer hours, and more importantly the smile from his partner every time he reaches home.

Bosse holding a box of Tongkat Ali that he bought recently in Göteborg , Sweden. (Source: Facebook)

This is what he said:

I never knew that it was possible to buy Tongkat Ali in Sweden until recently. It works well to improve my physical energy that is required during my long work hours. It is a plus point that this a vegan-friendly and halal product too!


User: Leonardo Sacchetto

Age: 47

Nationality: Italian German

Leonardo Sacchetto, a Porsche specialist and also a super-bike racer, switched to a plant-based diet as he approach his mid-40s. That includes taking herbal supplements seriously such as Tongkat Ali.

Being an Italian who lived in Germany for more than 30 years, Leo is aware that food supplements such as Tongkat Ali are a very popular supplement for men in Italy and Germany.

Leonardo Sacchetto in his Porsche Workshop.

Whether you choose to like it or not, spending long hours in a workshop demands plenty of physical and mental energy.

His view initial perception of Tongkat Ali changed completely after he decided to include it in his plant-based diet. Here is an interview with Leonardo to capture his thoughts on healthy living and plant-based diet.

Video interview with Leonardo Sachetto, a Porsche specialists with 30 years experience.


User: Emmanuelle

Age: 47

Nationality: Birmingham, UK

Assessment period: 12 weeks

Daily dosage: 200mg 

For Nigerian born Emmanuelle who lives in Birmingham UK, he felt that the Tongkat Ali supplement works better for him than the African Yohimbine or Fadogia Agrestis.

He added that Yohimbine is usually found in veterinary medicine to reverse sedation in dogs, elk and deer despite being popular amongst locals despite the lack of human clinical studies. The same can be said for Fadogia Agrestis and when comparing it with Tongkat Ali, Emanuelle concluded that Tongkat Ali is a better choice for libido and testosterone. 

Quality Tongkat Ali brands such as AKARALI are now available to African consumers on Jumia.

Here is a snappy review of Tongkat Ali by Emanuelle.

Tongkat Ali rocks provided you get the best root! It is hard to find good ones in Africa for sure. It helps my body greatly and I am big proponent of natural organic food. Those “morning laziness” seemed to go away. Wake up feeling fresh, sharp and mentally alert throughout my daily routines. For now, I will put the African Yohimbine and Panax Ginseng aside.

Closing Thoughts

We hope the authentic consumer feedback and review give a better perspective of how Tongkat Ali may benefit you.

The fact is, Tongkat Ali is a natural supplement and it delivers a unique sensation and reaction for each one of us.

It leads to the fact that genuine consumer reviews are important before buying Tongkat Ali. If you think our consumer reviews are not convincing enough, you can get more consumer reviews on our official Tongkat Ali Amazon store.

So if you had a good or bad experience with Tongkat Ali, do share your feedback with us.

The world needs more honest reviews on Tongkat Ali than thousands of fake positive reviews on Amazon.

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Tongkat Ali Consumer Review 2021 was compiled by Naressa Khan exclusively for AKARALI

Naressa contributes regularly on AKARALI. As a writer and journalist, Naressa is all about creating, deconstructing, and reassembling meanings through words. With this approach always in mind, she eagerly explores the nuances in life via the aspects of lifestyle, culture, travel, health, and natural wellness.

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