Dosing of Authentic Tongkat Ali
The most important concept of dosing is scheduling and on/off days. Continuous high levels of Tongkat Ali in your system will eventually desensitize your Leydig cells. By following a 2:1 ratio on/off schedule you will allow your Leydig cells to re-sensitize. The good news about taking off days is that your Leydig cells will continue producing high levels of testosterone even when not taking the product, and you will use your bottle slower and save money!!!
Some people take Tongkat Ali for 2 days, then take 1 day off. Some people take it for two weeks, then take one week off. The best results are often seen on a middle ground, such as four days on, two days off. An easy schedule to stick to that will work well is simply take Tongkat Ali on weekdays, do not take it on weekends. While technically this is a 2.5:1 ratio, it is close enough. Your final choice is up to you, and you can determine what works best with trial and error.
It is also good to take a longer break every once in a while, such as two weeks off every three months.
Those who use Tongkat Ali for weightlifting often use longer cycles, such as two months on, one month off, but they take Tongkat Ali every day during the two "on" months.
As for daily dosing, start out based upon your goals.
Recommended Tongkat Ali Dose
- For men seeking maximum results, we offer the 200:1/600 mg pills. Sumatra Pasak Bumi recommends one pill in the morning, one pill in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Serious bodybuilders and strength athletes may consider taking five or six pills a day. This is my personal choice, and I only need to take two pills a day. On my "five days on, two days off" schedule, a bottle lasts me 10 weeks.
- For men seeking average results, we offer the 200:1/300 mg pills. Sumatra Pasak Bumi recommends two pills in the morning and two in the evening. If you find yourself needing to take two pills at each setting to achieve the results you desire, it would be more economical to move up to the 1:200/600 mg pills and just take one.
Since Tongkat Ali works over time, unlike medications such as Viagra, there is much more flexibility in timing of doses.You don't have to worry that if you take your "late" dose to early, you will no longer be "ready" at night.
Tongkat Ali And Sleep
Some people have trouble sleeping immediately after taking Tongkat Ali, so they should take there "evening" dose more in the afternoon. I am one of those, so I typically take Tongkat Ali when I wake up, and around 3 o'clock. If I know I am going to have a late night and don't want to tire, I purposefully take my second dose late to keep me up. Tongkat Ali does not yield jittery energy like a caffeine drink, but moreso it just seems to keep your mind active and alert.
A theme you may have noticed is that our more expensive products are actually more economical then the cheaper ones. The 200:1/600mg bottle is six times as potent as the 1:50/400mg bottle, and twice as potent as the 200:1/300 mg bottle, but it only costs 2.34 and 1.71 times more respectively. So while it is the most expensive product, for many people it is the best choice.
Extract Strength Explained
When Tongkat Ali is converted from roots in the ground to pills you can swallow, the roots are not simply ground up. They are chipped, then ground, then soaked in water. The water pulls out the active ingredients, and then that mixture is dehydrated to leave a concentrated product. 50:1 extract means that for every gram of finished product, Sumatra Pasak Bumi started out with 50 grams of root. Likewise, a gram of 200:1 extract began as 200 grams of root. Thus the 200:1 extract is about four times as potent as the 50:1 extract.
One method cheaper manufacturers use to save money, is to simply grind and bottle the root. This does not yield a product that is nearly potent enough to effect your body. Each one of our 200:1/600 mg capsules started out as approximately 120 grams of root before the extraction process. Clearly, a capsule that is less then a gram and is simply root powder without extraction will not be potent enough to provide any meaningful results.
For a related article, read here about how long Tongkat Ali takes to work.
Important Information and Warnings
This product is not intended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you are taking any prescription medications, hormone modulating supplements or have any type of hormone responsive disease or conditions such as breast or prostate cancer, benign prosaic hypertrophy, or thyroid disease, consult your health care professional before using this product.
The information on this page is for educational purposes and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. It is advisable to seek advice from a competent medical professional with regards to your symptoms or condition.
Do not change or discontinue any medication or treatment without consulting your physician.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products sold here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This is pure Tongkat Ali extract. There are no extra ingredients or fillers.
If you experience any of the following you should cut back, increase your off cycle or discontinue use: irritability, a feeling of increased body temperature or any disruption in your nightly sleeping habits. If you are experiencing heart palpitations discontinue use and consult with your doctor. Tongkat Ali may enhance the stimulant effects of caffeine. If you are experiencing any disruption in your sleep, try lowering your caffeine intake, lower your dosage, or go on longer off cycles. When first taking Tongkat Ali you may notice facial flushing, headache or testicular pressure. These initial side effects will subside in a few days.
Satisfaction is not guaranteed, not all users of Tongkat Ali extract may not receive the same gratifying results. Schmitz Dynamix Inc.