The truth is, everyone enjoys a robust and youthful sex drive. Not only does it make you feel alive and driven, but it’s also an important indicator that your hormones are optimized and balanced for total health, fitness & longevity.
Testosterone is a very important hormone that controls libido and sexual performance, in both men and women.
Unfortunately, over the past decade or two, due to a big drop in testosterone levels – again, for both men AND women – sexual desire has been reported to be very low.
Tongkat Ali Clinical Study
Now, there’s a clinical study in humans, not rats. Both men and women use an herb called Tongkat Ali (an extract of the Eurycoma longifolia bush).
The people in the study were all physically fit, but older – aged 57-72.
They use Tongkat Ali every day for 5 weeks. They measured various hormones, such as total and free testosterone, cortisol, IGF-1, and DHEA.
They also testest grip strength.
The results of the study were very interesting. While levels of cortisol, IGF-1, and DHEA remained largely unchanged, free and total testosterone levels went up significantly in both men and women, and so did grip strength.
One really cool thing to see from this graph is that the total testosterone levels basically DOUBLED in the 5 weeks. It went from about 0.5 to about 1.1
And free testosterone went from about 0.35 to 0.55, which is near doubling – again, still very good as far as a blood test.
Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone will get similar results. However, it’s a significant increase – especially in humans, regardless of age, male or female.
Remember, testosterone is anabolic and thus, it’s good for muscle size and strength.
How Tongkat Ali Works?
The testosterone increase in men happened by two mechanisms. One was the increase in LH and FSH, which tells your testicles to produce more testosterone. The second was by the lowering of estradiol, an estrogen – which then causes an increase in testosterone.
In women, the primary cause of increased testosterone was caused by a significant decline in sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). This causes an increase in FREE testosterone levels – the more active testosterone.
The Bottom Line
Both men and women saw an increase in both total and free testosterone levels. This would then cause an increase in muscle mass if you exercise, improved strength, better mood, higher energy levels, and yes, a much higher sex drive.
The ideal dose for Tongkat Ali is between 200-400 mg daily. However, it’s most important that you use the correct extract form at a 100:1 ratio. Many companies simply use the “root” form, which is dead and has no positive effects.
Keep in mind that there are many other factors that go into boosting testosterone levels and more importantly, keeping things at optimal levels long term. Such as balancing female hormones, DHT, and stress hormones.
The endocrine system is complicated.
This is why I utilized other ingredients in AlphaViril to achieve even better results, safely and quickly.
And yes, AlphaViril works for both men and women, young and old. That’s why it has over 22+ years of proven track record.