What is Tongkat Ali and why Indonesian Tongkat Ali root extract powder is the best in the market ?

Tongkat Ali is a plant native to Southeast Asia. Tongkat Ali belongs to the genus of Simaroubaceae and its botanical name is Eurycoma longifolia. There is another series of country-specific names given to the plant such as Pasak Bumi, which is how the plant is called in Indonesia, or longjack, the most common generic name for Tongkat Ali in the United States, Canada and Australia.
However, the country of origin is Indonesia.

Therefore, Indonesia is the country that holds the largest Tongkat Ali population worldwide. Smaller populations can be found in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos. Tongkat Ali is a growing shrub and can reach heights up to 12 meters high. Typically, it takes the plant 10-15 years to reach such proportions.


The flowers of the plant are green from the beginning and they turn red once they reach maturity.

However, the blooms are rather less interesting. The valuable parts are the roots of the tree, hidden in the ground. Over the years, the roots grow separated from each other, vertically and up to several meters deep into the ground. This is one of the reasons why harvesting Tongkat Ali is heavy and laborious work. The older the roots are the higher is the concentration of active ingredients.

Therefore it is very important to pay close attention and to consider the following aspects when buying Tongkat Ali.

Tongkat Ali is a very limited resource. Usually the trees are being harvested once they have reached a certain minimum age. The trees should be at least 7 years old otherwise it is not worthwhile harvesting the roots.

Tongkat Ali benefits

What are the benefits taking Tongkat Ali?


Tongkat Ali comes with a long list of benefits. The two main benefits why most people take Tongkat Ali are:

Benefit No. 1

Tongkat Ali increases free testosterone levels.


Benefit No. 2

Tongkat Ali increases sex drive and enhances libido.

To ensure that Tongkat Ali works the way it is supposed to; is very important to be aware of a few important points. The market is flooded with fake Tongkat Ali products and Tongkat Ali of minor quality.

It is recommended to buy products that contain only 100% Tongkat Ali root extract. Tongkat Ali should not be mixed with other ingredients.

 Otherwise there is always the risk of not knowing what exactly is inside.

In addition, Tongkat Ali extract should be taken in a higher concentration. Many vendors offer Tongkat Ali in 1:50 concentration. We recommend consuming Tongkat Ali extract in 1:200 concentration due to its much higher effectiveness and also the price/value ratio is much better compared to Tongkat Ali in 1:50 concentration.


Be aware of the following characteristics when buying Indonesian Tongkat Ali root extract powder in 1 to 200 ratio:


Color: 1:200 Tongkat Ali extract has a dark brown, almost black color

Odor: Very strong.

Taste: Very bitter, comparable to the taste of raw coffee beans.

Dissolubility: 1:200 Tongkat Ali extract can be dissolved in water.

Texture: Very fine and it builds a greasy film if you rub it between your fingers.

Fake Tongkat Ali

Why are there so many fake Tongkat Ali products on the market?
​Tongkat Ali is one of the most expensive herbal supplements on earth. This is because of the following reasons:

World-wide demand of herbal supplements increases.

Humanity is getting older and older and people tend to invest more and more money in their own health. Within the last 10 years, there has been a boom in the fitness industry. Due to the fact that people value more and more their own health, the herbal supplement industry has experienced as well a huge demand.

Limited resources of Tongkat Ali; Tongkat Ali is to be found only in few countries. The plant grows very slow and it takes up to 10 years until the roots are long enough so they can be harvested. Growing in the deep rain forest and without machines having possibilities to easy access, the generated output is very limited.

Tongkat Ali simply works.
Tongkat Ali is very popular amongst fake sellers, because many people in the Western world are not very familiar with the characteristics of real Tongkat Ali. Not many people are able to differentiate real Tongkat Ali from fake Tongkat Ali.

Tongkat Ali dosage

If you want to take Tongkat Ali and if you want to feel all its great benefits, it is crucial to follow certain guidelines to make sure it works the way you want it to work.
One of these guidelines also refers to the right amount of dosage. It makes a big difference if you want to take Tongkat Ali for bodybuilding purposes or to increase your sexual activity.
According to us and to our research, it is recommended to optimize the dosage of Tongkat Ali according to its purpose.​
Everything you need to know about Tongkat Ali dosage can be found here.

Tongkat Ali side effects

Below is a list of possible side effects Tongkat Ali can have to your body. Every body reacts different; if you notice any of the below side effects please reduce dosage or stop accordingly. You may be able to continue taking Tongkat Ali by reducing your daily intake.
  • Level of aggression may increase

  • Slight rise in body temperature

  • Slightly elevated heart rate

  • Lesser sleep than usually needed

Are you planning for a baby? Do you have a hard time getting an erection? Do you feel lethargic and you have no motivation and power for the day? Then you should consider taking Tongkat Ali. 
As a herbal, natural and organic supplement, Tongkat Ali is a considerable and effective alternative to prescription drugs.
 How does Tongkat Ali work in the human body?
Tongkat Ali Extract reduces the effects of ageing in the human body by raising naturally its free testosterone levels.
  • Stimulating the Leydig cells to produce more testosterone in your testicles.
  • Reducing aromatization. Aromatization describes the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.
  • Reduction of SHBG. (Sex hormone-binding globulin) Cortisol reduction.
  • Cortisol is a stress hormone that lowers testosterone levels.

The synergistic effects of the above mentioned points overall cause an increase in free testosterone. 
When will I start feeling the benefits and effects of Tongkat Ali?
There is no definite answer to this question. Each human body reacts differently. Some people notice first effects immediately after a few days, some people start noticing effects after 3-4 weeks. However, based on feedback from our clients and based on personal experience, the majority of people seem to start feeling first effects between day 7-10.
How do I find out whether Tongkat Ali extract is working for me? Generally speaking, and to be able to give a practical answer, you should take Tongkat Ali extract at least for 4 weeks and on a daily basis before drawing any conclusion. One of the signs that you will probably notice first is a slight increase in body temperature. Your body will feel a bit more hot compared to before. This is a good sign and an indication that the Tongkat Ali effects are starting to kick in. Another sign you will most probably notice is that you will need less sleep. On average, while taking Tongkat Ali, you will sleep approximately 1 hour less compared to before. 
What should I do if I dont notice any effects within the first 4 weeks?
There is basically 2 things to investigate. Your Tongkat Ali dosage planning and possible interference with other medication or drugs you may take at the same time.
In order to reap all the great Tongkat Ali benefits it is very important to properly dose Tongkat Ali in the amounts that are right for your body. Most people have great results taking either 2 or 3 capsules of 1:200 Tongkat Ali root extract per day. Make sure you take Tongkat Ali extract daily and before your first meal.
Do you take prescription drugs or other medicine at the same time while taking Tongkat Ali? This might be the reason why Tongkat Ali does not work the way it should. In case you do take any medication or drugs and you want to supplement Tongkat Ali, please consult your physician and check if any interference are likely to occur.
Do I need to take Tongkat Ali permanently?
You dont have to take Tongkat Ali extract permanently. However the way Tongkat Ali works in the human body make it a great supplement for permanent use. Whatever the reasons might be for you to take Tongkat Ali, you should plan to take it at least for 2-3 months. After 2-3 months you can stop taking Tongkat Ali for 1 month without loosing any of the benefits as the effects of Tongkat Ali disappear the same way as they appear, subtle and over a period of several weeks.
How can you guarantee that your Tongkat Ali is real?
As with anything else in the world, there is no 100% guarantee obviously. However, our company philosophy is based on a 100% transparency policy. We do not need to hide any information and we do not need to hide where we purchase our Tongkat Ali extract from, as many of our competitors do.
We believe that if you have nothing to hide, people will thank us in return with trust in our products. And this is one reason why TTAShop have become the biggest Tongkat Ali network in the world.
Please do contact us by using the contact form in case you have any questions about our company and products.
Where do we get our Tongkat Ali from?
We are in a strong partnership with UD Sumatra Pasak Bumi. UD Sumatra Pasak Bumi is one of the most reputable Tongkat Ali manufacturer in Indonesia. Dont hesitate to get in touch with them directly in case of any questions. For further information you can visit our manufacturers website under www.tongkatali.org
Can women use Tongkat Ali?
Absolutely. If you want to know how woman can benefit from taking Tongkat Ali, please read this article here.
I am a vegetarian, can I use your Tongkat Ali extract?
Our Tongkat Ali root extract powder can be consumed by vegetarians. However, our capsules are made from bovine gelatin, vegetarians should consume only the powder without the capsules. The capsules can be easily opened and the powder can be stirred into juice for convenient consumption.
Is your Tongkat Ali hahal safe?
Yes, our Tongkat Ali is 100% halal conform. Our capsules are made from bovine gelatin.  
Is there a difference between Tongkat Ali, Longjack, LJ100, Eurycoma longifolia and Pasak Bumi?
All of the above describe the exact same product. Tongkat Ali, Longjack or however you want to call it, is available in different qualities. And this is what most people dont realize. What matters to most people is the price tag.
But did you know that there are significant quality differences between Tongkat Ali, Tongkat Ali extract and Tongkat Ali root extract? And did you know that only Tongkat Ali root extract causes noticeable effects to the human body? Herbal supplements always need to be highly concentrated, otherwise they just dont work. You might like the price tag when buying Tongkat Ali or Tongkat Ali extract products, but in the end you are investing your money in a product that has no or very little effects to the human body. Read our Tongkat Ali Bible and find out what really matters when buying Tongkat Ali.
What is the expiration date of your Tongkat Ali extract?
Our warehouses operate on a first-in/first-out basis (FIFO). Simply speaking, stocks that enter our warehouse first, are also first to leave again. This way we avoid to keep any stocks longer than necessary in our warehouses. All our products have an expiry date that is at least 2-3 years ahead from the time that it is being ordered.
Do you offer any rebates or discounts for your Tongkat Ali?
Yes, we do regularly have promotional activities where we give discounts on our products. If you want to receive discounted offers, please do sign up to our newsletter using the form on top of this page.
Do you offer bulk discounts for your Tongkat Ali extract? 
If you are interested to order 10+ bottles, we offer great discounts. Please use the contact form and ask us for our bulk discount rates.  
What payment options do you provide?
For all our shops we use secure and sophisticated payment gateways such as PayPal and Stripe. We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, furthermore we accept payments via debit cards from your local bank as well. All credit card payments are processed 3Dsecure with an additional layer of authentication in order to prevent fraudulent card payments.
How long does it take to process and ship my order?
Once your order has been placed successfully, you will receive immediately an automatic email confirmation. From then, all orders are processed and prepared for shipment within 24 hours. Within the next 1-2 business days, you will receive another automatic email confirmation containing your tracking information. This email contains a link from where you can check anytime online the whereabouts of your order.
What company do you use to ship Tongkat Ali?
In most cases we use DHL as our preferred shipping partner. For domestic orders within the USA, we trust USPS in handling our orders. Shipments to Canada will be handled through either USPS or UPS.
To which countries do you ship Tongkat Ali?
We ship to literally any country of the world as long as there is a service operator such as DHL, UPS or Fedex.  
Do you ship in neutral and discreet packaging?
Yes, all our orders are packed discretely and with no mention on the outer packaging about its contents. You will receive your package neutrally packed to ensure 100% privacy.
Are you looking for resellers or distributors for your Tongkat Ali?
Yes, we do look for distributors and resellers in particular countries. If you have an interest to partner up with us, please contact us using the contact form.
You might also be interested to join our Affiliate Program

The Tongkat Ali Shop (TTAShop) - 68 33rd Street - Brooklyn - New York, 11232 - USA - Phone (917) 512-2934 - contact@thetongkatalishop.com