What You Must Know Before Buying or Using Tongkat Ali Extract… (or else it won’t work.)

Tongkat Ali works and it works amazingly well. It is the closest nature has ever come to creating the perfect aphrodisiac. But many people who buy Tongkat Ali supplement off the Net will never come close to experiencing the wondrous sexual enhancement effect (among other things) of Tongkat Ali.

Before I go into the reasons why, there is a persistent myth about Tongkat Ali I want to dispel. And its going to disappoint you. That is… Tongkat Ali Do NOT work immediately, in 30 minutes, like what a lot online sellers are claiming. Far from it. The plain fact is… no nutritional supplement works right away.

Now with this out of the way, let’s dive into where to buy and how to use Tongkat Ali for maximum effect.

Here are the guidelines for buying Tongkat Ali supplements:

1. Buy Tongkat Ali root extract and not just Tongkat Ali.

2. Buy Tongkat Ali root extract that specifies the extract strength. Too low, it doesn’t work.

3. Buy a product that contains Tongkat Ali extract only.

4. And finally if possible, buy Indonesian and not Malaysia Tongkat Ali.


The active ingredient within Tongkat Ali (latin name: Eurycoma Longifolia Jack) roots is present in miniscule amounts. Therefore, products with label that says it contains ‘Tongkat Ali’ just isn’t going to do the job. It must specifically state it contains Tongkat Ali extract.

But that’s not enough. You must also take note of the extract strength. An extract strength of 1:50 means 50 gram of Tongkat Ali root is used to produced 1 gram of extract. An extract strength of 1:100 means 100 gram of root is use to produce 1 gram of extract. Some brands of Tongkat Ali extract such as SD-200 (the most established brand in the world) is even more concentrated with 200 gram of roots being used to produced 1 gram of extract. In other words, their extract strength is 1:200.

Thus among the various Tongkat Ali extracts cited above, 1:200 is the most concentrated and potent. Watch out if a product simply say ‘Tongkat Ali extract’ without specifying the extract strength. The concentration could be 1:5 or just 1:2. Technically it is still an extract. But therapeutically, it feels like nothing because the concentration just isn’t high enough to have any impact on your body.
You also do not want to buy a supplement containing other ingredients. Its a waste of money. Just buy the pure extract.

And finally if possible, buy Indonesia Tongkat Ali supplement. Why? First of all, in Malaysia, Tongkat Ali has been declared as a protected plant since 2001 and any wild harvesting from its forest is illegal. And there is also no Tongkat Ali plantation in Malaysia. So any manufacturer who claims their Tongkat Ali is from Malaysia is probably stretching the truth or perhaps breaking the law. Secondly, Malaysia’s Tongkat Ali has been found to be high in lead content, ranging from 10.64 to 20.72 ppm (parts per million). Compared to Indonesia Tongkat Ali, the lead content is just 0.08 ppm. Also, Indonesia is the only country in the world where Tongkat Ali shrubs can still be found in the wild.

The Proper Way To Consume Tongkat Ali So It Works Like Magic

In order for Tongkat Ali to work, you must consume at least 1000 mg per day, at an extract strength of at least 1:50.
If you’re consuming Tongkat Ali at an extract strength of 1:200 (which is what I do), the recommended dosage is at least 600 mg per day.

25 mg to 200 mg per day will have no effect on you.

Also Tongkat Ali extract is not a supplement you take on a daily basis. For maximum effect, it has to be ‘cycled’. The way to consume it is to take Tongkat Ali for 7 days, and then going on a ‘off cycle’ for 4 days without taking it. You can also go on a 10 days ‘on’ cycle and 5 days ‘off’ cycle.

Which Tongkat Ali Extract brand is the Best

Personally I do not skimp on my nutritional supplements; I almost always goes for the best (especially where my manhood is concerned!). But ‘best’ usually comes at a premium price and this is especially so for supplements like Tongkat Ali Extract where it takes a lot of raw ingredients (the roots) to produce a tiny bit of extract.

SD-200 Tongkat Ali Extract is my brand of choice and is what I have been taking for the past 3 years. This is a 1:200 extract so its premium price but an excellent, excellent product and well worth the ongoing investment.

I have also heard good things about Indonesia Tongkat Ali so you may want to check that out as well.

53 thoughts on “What You Must Know Before Buying or Using Tongkat Ali Extract… (or else it won’t work.)


    • Hello Melvvyn, I am sorry to hear about your situation. In such instances, it is best to check in with your doctor. Existing research does indicates that cancer cells within the prostate region do thrive on the existence of testosterone and DHT. So it is best to avoid Tongkat Ali. That said, do have a talk with your doctor as your situation is unique. Thank you for the interest.

  2. Im 20 years old and am training myself to be a sexual guru (not a joke), Im trying to teach some of the men, who follow my advice, how to achieve a vaginal orgasm with the thier mates. Now there are certain requirements of the human anatomy that are needed for this act and though i may meet these requirements, some of my followers are lacking a little. I’ve read books and scientific articles that claim that tongkat ali can promote width in the male anatomy and I want to know if you start taking this extract and results do accure, do you have to continue take it to sustain the results.

    • Hello Trey, what you’re doing is very interesting. Unfortunately I have not paid any attention to the width of my manhood before and after Tongkat Ali. That said, I certainly experience much stronger erection which will result in an increase in size. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi. Interesting & informative to read all the info you have taken the time & trouble to prepare. Thank you. My first question is; where can I purchase tongkat ali 1:200 extract? Secondly; I’d like to hear your thoughts on the use of some of the other substances in conjunction with tongkat ali, such as yohimbe, damiana, muira puama, catauba, horny goat weed, tribulus, ginkgo biloba, l-arginine,& finally, Korean& Siberian ginseng. Oh, & I almost forgot, maca. Would be extremely grateful for your comments, because , like you, I don’t want to be popping scores of pills without some honest & unbiased opinions as to the effectiveness/benefit s of doing so. Thanks again, Ross

    • Hello Ross, there certainly isn’t any issue with mixing herbs together. What however is a problem is, when herbs are mixed together into a capsule of say 400 mg, the amount for each herb is too little to have any effects. So I highly recommend you look for a supplement that has Tongkat Ali Extract only.

      I personally use http://www.sd-200.com I have heard good things about http://www.indonesiatongkatali.com as well. Hope this helps.

  4. Hi, where do I buy: premium Indonesian Tongkat Ali 1:50 or 1:100 Extract from? (without high heavy metals content)?

    Thank You,

    Johnnie Mosley

  5. Hi,

    I ve been taking Tongkat Ali Root Extract forfour days,
    no noticeable effects has happened. Iam taking a product
    of extract 1:200 and 300 mg on each capsule. Do you think
    it willwork?

    • Hello Walter, I strongly encourage you to keep taking. For some people, the effect is apparent almost immediately. But for the majority of us, it takes several cycles. Don;t give up on it. Its a potent herb. Hope this helps.

  6. I am a 70 year old male in general good health, but I have just been diagnosed with BPH and put on Flomax. My Testosterone is very low, (below the Reference Range)
    I would like to raise it at least to mid range, can I safley do this using Tonghat Ali Ext. with BPH?
    Please advise

  7. Do you know the proper diet for the best results. I have heard you shouldn’t have cards, soy, garlic or broccoli on days you are taking it. Also what is the best way to “cycle when first beginning if you take the 1/200 extract.


  8. I take Long Jack 200. It states TongkatAli (Eurycoma longifolia jack) (root/rhizome extract) (100: 1) 200 mg. Says to take 2 capsules daily. Is this gonna work for me or is it a waist of my time?

    • Tongkat Ali taken in the correct dosage and extract strength certainly works. That said, I have no experience with the brand you mention, so I cannot give you any affirmation on that. Hope this helps Ed.

  9. if i use tongkat ali will it help me in my running, i run 70 – 80 miles aweek in my training, and get very tried some days, if it will help can you tell me how, thank you regards tony.

    • Hello Tony, there’s a good chance it will help. A lot of tongkat ali testimonials I read on //www.sd-200.com/stories.html (the brand I personally use) and other websites mention and big increase in energy. I can’t tell you why for sure but a good reason is the increase in testosterone level in our body. I suggest you giving tongkat ali a try and then share your results with all of us.

  10. Hi there my friend, i have been taking tongkat ali for around 3 months and did not know you had to cycle it, i bought my tongkat ali from a website, do you know if they sell the real deal of tongkat ali? I did have a massive sexual enhancement after the first 2 weeks but then if died down, probably because i didn’t cycle it like you say. I have stopped taking the tongkat ali now and its been about 2 weeks, how long should I weight until i start a new cycle for it to be effective again cheers Ross

    • Hello there, cycling tongkat ali is pretty important. I personally use a 7 days on-cycle follow by a 3 days off-cycle. You can vary this. As a general rule of thumb, the ‘off-cycle’ is half of the ‘on-cycle’. Hope this helps.

  11. After attempts to order on line, I found your website didn’t have an alternate contact point.

    How can I order by check or phone you to order?

  12. the pituitary link you suggested for Jeramy on 10/2010 no longer existists. I also have a pituitary tumor and would like some research info. thank you.

  13. Lcw
    All the testimony i read about tongkat ali i want to try it. your information on what to look for as far as where it comes from how it’s made is excellent thank you for that. The only problem i have is i don’t have a credit card. So my question is where can i buy it cash and carry. I tryed places like gnc,cvs,walgreens,osco, no luck i even went to china town and checked with some of the local herb shops no luck.
    Please help and thank you .

  14. I have purchased tonkat ali from Earthrise Foods. They advertised that it was 1:200 extract pure extract and it also states that on the invoice. The package that it comes in reads “Indonesian Tonkat Ali 200:1 Root Extract. It also states that it is “Guaranteed Indonesian Mature Root Extract at a ratio of 200 to 1. Would you know if Earthrise Foods is a reputable dealer and if the ratio is the same as what they advertise. Thanks.

  15. Hello everyone, I find it interesting that many people are asking about the use of Tongkat ali with cancer. There was some research supporting that tongkat ali inhibits cancer although the cancers mentioned were breast cancer and lung cancer. There is not a lot of clinical studies but the ones that have been done show that it reduces the rate of cancer which does not meant it cures cancer or that it is safe or unsafe to use if you have cancer. The best thing is to take all of the information that you can gather on the internet of the studies done and take them to your physician. I have been a registered nurse for over 10 years and find that most physicians do not know much about natural medicines but will be intereted enough to look at the evidence and give a good opinion.
    For those wishing to purchase the product as there are many fake sites selling it, you can go to testingtongkatali.com for information on many of the different sites selling it. One of the recommended sites is premium-tongkat-cheap.com which sells the Indonesian tongkat ali at a more reasonable price.

  16. What other benefits are there to this Tonkat ali extract as these results seem very superficial eg dick size increase, Sex drive increase, I can get these flogging off to penthouse each day, (a slow increase each day).
    Really what are the best benefits of this product, is it really worth all the hype or just another magic bullet?

  17. Does Tonkat Ali root work or not??
    - results here by LCW on oct 4.2010 say “I cannot vouch that it works” then two minutes latter in another reply says “I personally use it and it has worked and continue to work very well for me”.

    What’s the true story here ! This site seems questionable and I’ll be sending an email of complaint.

  18. I love these websites. They are great for figuring out which brands not to buy. In this case sd-200. The discerning customer will never fall for it and will be sure to spread the word.

  19. By taking TA,will it increase the size of the testicles? Can i buy this TA at any GNC stores? If not GNC maybe ill try that site you mention….Thanks.

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