Studies show that Tongkat Ali improves the health and wellness of sperm. Tongkat Ali uses results in an increase in overall sperm count, size of sperm, and motility (speed). Research has shown in healthy lab mice showed a doubling in litter size.
The effects of Tongkat Ali extract in increasing sperm concentration, motility and velocity of movement helps to increase the chances of sperms to penetrate the ovaries. The higher rate of fertilization results in increase in number of offspring.
Besides higher production of sperm, the sperm were also found to be more motile and more viable than the sperm from control mice. The motility of the sperm is a physiological process which relies upon the rate of energy production in the sperm.
Wellness and Aging
Testosterone is well known for it’s role in reproductive health. Testosterone also plays an essential role in cardiovascular health, cognitive function, insulin sensitivity, maintaining lean body mass and bone density. At around the age of 30 the production of SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) increases and the testosterone levels decline. This can result in a condition known as low testosterone syndrome or andropause. Low testosterone syndrome is associated with reduced sexual function, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced insulin sensitivity, cognitive decline, mood changes and bone loss. Lean body mass may be replaced with fat, resulting in an age-related condition called Sarcopenia, characterized by obesity and diminished muscular strength. Tongkat Ali helps build testosterone levels and promote physical, mental and sexual health.
In 1995 it was reported that the quassinoid from Tongkat Ali has an anti-fever effect. The quassiniod was two times more effective than aspirin.
Researchers in America and Japan reported that some plant chemicals found in the quassinoids and alkaliods found in Tongkat Ali have an effect of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in laboratory experiments, which included breast cancer cells, colon cancer cells and leukemia. Beta-carboline alkaloids isolated fromtongkat ali have demonstrated significant cytotoxicity against human lung cancer (A-549) and human breast cancer (MCF-7) cell lines. In plain English, this means that some compounds in Tongkat ali can kill cancer cells. The practical significance of this finding in humans is not clear at this time.
Studies conducted by the Forest Research Institute Maylasia (FRIM) and the Department of Science, University Kebangsaan Maylasia (UKM) discovered that Tongkat Ali contains SOD (Superoxide dismutase), an anti-oxidant enzyme. The study showed that Tongkat Ali inhibited the chain reaction of radicals harmful to the body system. Several studies conducted by researchers in Malaysia discovered that Tongkat Ali contains Superoxide dimutase, a kind of anti-oxidant enzyme that has the ability to inhibit the chain reaction of free radicals harmful to the body.
Tongkat Ali increases your body’s metabolic rate and enhances blood circulation. These factors contribute to the heat-generating characteristics (thermogenic) of Tongkat Ali (Longjack). It is true that tongkat ali increases energy levels, and here again the right dose is crucial since too high a dose will give insomnia, leading to fatigue the next day. However, if you take the right amount which wears off by evening, then you’ll be just fine and happy. it is thought that tongkat ali increases energy levels through its actions on ATP.
Studies conducted on mice showed that Tongkat Ali has an anxiolytic effect. Mice that were given Tongkat Ali had a significant decrease in episodes of fighting. They were also able to complete more squares on a maze than they could before they consumed the Tongkat Ali. These results were found to be consistent with the anxiolytic effect produced by diazepam. Therefore, this study supports the medicinal use of Tongkat Ali (Longjack 100) for treatment of anxiety.
Studies on the biological effects of Tongkat Ali began in the 1980’s. Studies showed that the roots of Tongkat Ali contain a group of plant chemicals called quassinoid, alkaloid and peptide which has the property to kill malaria parasites. Scientists have found that, in addition to its sex-enhancing effects, compounds within tongkat ali have anti-malarial properties.Some of these anti-malaria compounds are known as quassinoids.