Living with Tongkat Ali in the real world provides better insights into whether this herbal supplement really works. Nothing beats real-world feedback (or gains) despite decades of clinical trials and a long list of scientific evidence to validate its health benefits.
Now, here is a two-week review on Tongkat Ali.
Don Verb started his fitness journey about a year ago and lost over 60 lbs whilst building a respectable amount of muscle with less time, less money and less energy.
Whilst documenting his body transformation journey on Youtube and Instagram, Don spends time scouting for the best natural supplements such as Tongkat Ali. The effect of Tongkat Ali on testosterone at 20, 40 or even 70 really caught his attention.
At 41, Don Verb is not a fitness celebrity, amateur bodybuilder or social influencer of any kind.
However, like millions of active Americans who resort to natural supplements, he has been incorporating Tongkat Ali as part of his daily workout since he started his fitness journey.
And no, he didn’t spend hundreds of dollars a month on an expensive diet, personal trainer, nutrition expert or on protein supplements either.
So, how did an ordinary person achieve extraordinary results in six months?
Let’s hear his story.
In case you are wondering, he also did a six-week review on Tongkat Ali with more insights on how he felt about his stamina, strength, etc.
Feedback After Two Weeks
- He experienced no nausea as compared to Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali
- The effects are almost as if they are timed-release medication
- He claimed that he has lost weight down to 172 pounds and more toned
- His body / facial hair grew at a faster rate
- Generally, he felt a better sense of well-being
- It helped him to increase his focus, gets a better hormonal balance in his body and he is kind of able to control his thoughts and emotions better.
Studies have shown Tongkat Ali increase muscle mass from higher testosterone. Credit: Don Verb Instagram
And did Tongkat Ali work for him?
Well, let his pictures speak for themselves.
How does an ordinary person gain so much in six months without having to spend too much time and money on an expensive diet/supplement?
Here is what we discovered from his review.
Don’s Tongkat Ali experience mirror the same results from a placebo-controlled study conducted in 2020 by a group of researchers from the University of Santarina, Brazil that showed a remarkable increase in testosterone on middle-aged men in their 40s during a 6-month Tongkat Ali trial.
Now, lets find out more!
A review from an experienced Tongkat Ali user
Greater muscle development after consuming Tongkat Ali, complemented with regular exercises. Credit source: Don_Verb
From what we understood from his previous videos, Don is not new to Tongkat Ali.
Yes, he tried other Tongkat Ali products before.
So our team in the United States approached him to get his feedback on AKARALI and how it may improve his body transformation.
As there are many top Tongkat Ali brands out there, how does it compare to Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali?
There are some differences and you can watch his full-length review here:
If you don’t have the time to watch his full-length video, we have summarized the key points for you!
Please read on so that you miss out some interesting observation on Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali too.
0:29 – Introduction on Akarali Tongkat Ali
Don said AKARALI reached out to him for a review on their Tongkat Ali product. He stated that he is not getting paid to this review nor it is a product endorsement. He added that he is merely sharing his honest experience about the product.
0:57 - This is Anecdotal
He said that he will be sharing an anecdotal experience on Tongkat Ali and he really pays really close attention to everything he eats, every supplement he takes, the effects of medications he takes.
Don Verb reviewing AKARALI vs. Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali from his home in the US. Credit source: Don_Verb
2:02 - "Acute" Affects on Tongkat Ali
He said that he previously reviewed Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali, which he claimed had good effects which was almost immediate. He called it “acute” affects.
When it comes to Tongkat Ali, he said generally user will feel more intensity in the gym right after they start consuming it. User will also experience a significant increase in energy level as there is a testosterone boost which also increases libido.
With Nootropics Depot, he loved the price and the results he gained from the product. He continued to use it with great results. He noticed some differences after using the product; he was happier, calmer but yet more competitive and intense when he needed to be.
3:17 - Nausea from Tongkat Ali
The only drawback that he got from the Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali was the nausea and other side effect on his digestion.
He saw a lot of people talk about nausea when taking the Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali. He thought that maybe it was just him experiencing the nausea because he had a sensitive stomach and serious digestive issue. Apparently, he said it happened to most people who consumed Nootropics Depot.
He also commented about how Tongkat Ali was similar to certain drugs or caffeine (some products with a lot of sugar in it) – there was kind of a peak where he could feel there is more intensity, more energy but then at one point, he felt there was a “some kind of crash”.
The crash he experienced was not a horrible feeling and it did not completely destroy him. He paced it out where he took one capsule at the start of the day and one at the end.
4:31 - Malaysia Yellow Tongkat Ali is Better. Definitely Smoother
With AKARALI (specifically the Malaysian Yellow Tongkat Ali), the effects are almost as if it was a time-release medication.
He shared that the user may feel some level of intensity and energy.
And he said the sense of well-being seemed to be “gliding through the day at an even level”.
When he received the AKARALI Tongkat Ali, he almost completely stopped taking Turkesterone as he did not want any result to interfere with his judgment.
He also stopped taking the other Tongkat Ali brands, and he did not change his training programme or his diet.
With AKARALI, he claimed that he actually lost weight. He said that given that his training routine and diet remained the same, he felt strongly that weight loss may have been attributed to AKARALI that he was consuming.
6:04 – More Muscle. Lose Fat.
He mentioned that he quickly gained a little bit more muscle but he would take in 100-300 more calories in a day’s time and over a period of couple days, he lost a few pounds.
Currently, he is down to 172 pounds but looking more muscular than ever.
He is about two weeks into taking AKARALI and he did see a difference in the musculature.
He mentions that the video is only part 1, as he will be doing 3 or 4 of them so he could share to the viewers what to expect at the very beginning, the body changes that he personally experienced, and more.
He said he will get blood test done at some point to verify his claims.
7:15 – More stamina and mental focus
Going into the second week of using AKARALI, he noticed that his training session was improving – longer time under tension with lower sets.
He felt the “boost of testosterone” from Tongkat Ali and further added that the adrenaline was “definitely there”.
Although he said he could not prove it scientifically as this was based on his own experience, he suggested the viewers to try Tongkat Ali and share their experiences too.
He reported when he needed more stamina (whilst doing cardio and weight training), there was plenty of “reserve stamina left in his body”.
He claimed that AKARALI helped him to increase his focus, a better hormonal balance in his body – as he is now able to control his thoughts and emotions better.
For a fair comparison, he took 400mg of AKARALI daily, similar dosage with Nootropics Depot Tongkat Ali.
He even took a risk with AKARALI where he took 2 capsules at once on some days to see if he was going to get nauseous.
As it turns out, he experienced no nausea with AKARALI. He claimed that the “emotional ups and downs” were not as intense compared to Nootropics Dept. He is getting all the good stuff and not getting all the bad and hopefully it stays that way.
9:50 - Akarali vs. Nootropics Depot
He commented that both brands are great but if he had to choose one, he would go with AKARALI.
9:59 – Price comparison
He said that the price for AKARALI was a little bit higher than Nootropics Depot, and AKARALI have a good deal for two bottles on their official website. AKARALI also have another product called the EM150.
10:16 - Check out the Website!
He further shared AKARALI’s official website and said that he learned a lot about Tongkat Ali on the website; not only about the AKARALI products but also a bunch of studies on Tongkat Ali.
It gave him a clearer picture of exactly what the supplement is, how it works, why it works, how it is benefited people for hundreds of years.
Don complimented that Tongkat Ali is a truly natural supplement that makes him a lot better as he does not like putting “man-made stuff” (i.e artificial chemical / supplements) into his body.
He believed that part of the reason that the quality control is so good is because AKARALI only specializes in Tongkat Ali (and not other herbal supplements / products)
11:29 – Packaging & the Harvesting Process
He thinks the AKARALI packaging is also really nice; with a nice-looking bottle. He commented on how long it takes to grow Tongkat Ali before it is harvested.
He felt that AKARALI is putting a lot (of effort) into the product, and the team in AKARALI are very knowledgeable in telling the whole process of producing quality Tongkat Ali.
With a three-month worth of AKARALI product in his possession, Don is planning to publish a series of videos to share his progress and results.
13:44 - Beard Growth and Body Hair
He mentioned someone asked him about beard growth in the last video. According to his experience, he shared that his bodily hair grew much faster after taking Tongkat Ali. He thinks it probably has to do with the spike in testosterone in two weeks.
He experienced similar hair growth with previous Tongkat Ali brand but with AKARALI, it seems to be a little bit faster. He thinks that it will affect most guys the same way.
He suggests to the viewers to give AKARALI a try, being that it is not an expensive supplement as it delivers a significant improvement.
15:14 - Mood Stabilization
On a side note, he mentioned that he was on a mood stabilizing medication, almost completely took him off of it over short period of time (he also warned his viewers that it is a dangerous thing to do).
He believed AKARALI helped him go through that phase; providing him a greater sense of well-being, a balance view which took his mind off things.
Don also shared that he went through some serious trials and tribulations at his job, in life in general during the last couple of weeks and he feels like he was able to deal with it better than usual.
15:44 - Other Videos!
He reminded his viewers that he has another video – sharing more of his experience after consuming Tongkat Ali for six weeks!
This could be possibly one of the most in-depth and long-term review of AKARALI to date.
He also shared some other videos on his Youtube channel.
Before and After- Body transformation in six months is achievable through regular weight training, cardio, and a healthy dose of Tongkat Ali. Credit: Don Verb Instagram
A final thought on Tongkat Ali
Drawing from Don’s two-week and even six-week experience with Tongkat Ali, there is one thing clear.
If you are into weight training or body transformation to stay lean (without the excessive need to bulk up your muscles), Tongkat Ali is an effective option to achieve your goals.
If there is one common takeaway from the Tongkat Ali reviews we saw – it is the all-round balance that you gain – from muscle mass, improved strength, better mental health to stronger libido – largely from boosting your free testosterone.
Remember you can be like Don Verb too!
Stay active. Stay healthy. And stay safe.
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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