Tongkat Ali and Low T: What Every Man Over 50 Needs to Know
Maintaining sexual desire — and acting on it — is vital to overall health, happiness and wellness. And according to leading experts, it’s among the best ways for men and their partners to stay young together for the rest of their lives.
Of course, much has been done in recent years to help men stay sexually active. Many men take erectile dysfunction (ED) or testosterone replacement aids to perform better in the bedroom, but more and more of them are discovering that these solutions aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.
Most ED remedies, for example, do nothing to boost your actual sex drive. Without that rising tide of desire for your lover, your erection simply isn’t going to happen. For that, you must fuel your libido, and that means reversing the testosterone drop-off that every man experiences in middle age.
However, that certainly doesn’t mean you should jump at the testosterone-replacement bandwagon with all of their annoying, and often-dangerous side effects.
Instead, you can raise your free testosterone levels yourself, and that alone will help you mount a comeback in the bedroom. In fact, you’ll kick off an amazing new chapter altogether because healthier “T” levels will increase your daily energy, uplift your mood, renew your stamina and virility and even promote better sleep at night. Sound good? Then let me explain…
What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About “Low T”
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about low testosterone — “low T” — especially now that the airwaves are flooded with ads for “T” replacement remedies. But you deserve more background than you’re getting.
Testosterone is produced by Leydig cells, which are located in your testicles. Starting at puberty, these cells worked tirelessly to pump testosterone into your system at levels that keep you strong, muscular and constantly ready for sex.
Unfortunately, between the ages of 40 and 70, the average male loses nearly 60% of his testosterone levels due to the deterioration of Leydig cells.
Even at that, you would still have enough to keep your libido and ability to perform intact, but nature has another cruel twist that renders most of your remaining “T” useless.
You see, by the time you turn 60, only about 2% of your testosterone is “free” and able to work its virility-boosting magic. The rest — some 98% — is made inactive by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to testosterone, which makes it non-usable in the body.
Combine the age-related testosterone drop-off with the effects of SHBG, and it’s inevitable that you’ll experience flagging desire and weaker erections. You might even start thinking you’re “too old” for the exciting sex you used to enjoy, and no wonder because… 98% of your testosterone has checked out of the bedroom!
Many widely-advertised solutions just dump loads of synthetic testosterone into your bloodstream via injections, gels and pills. It’s easy to see why most men might balk at this strategy. Hormones are tricky things and manipulating your system in this manner can create all kinds of unintended consequences.
The good news is that there’s a natural way to…
“Free Up” Your Own Testosterone — and a Lot of It
If you could reduce SHBG and inhibit its binding effects on testosterone, you’d raise your own active testosterone levels just like that. And recently, scientists uncovered a natural solution that does the job and does it well called tongkat ali. The root of this shrub has been used for centuries to enhance virility, and gold standard clinical studies show that it really works.
A 2012 study of late-onset hypogonadism (adverse sexual symptoms caused by testosterone loss) found that tongkat ali significantly improved scores on the Aging Males’ Symptom scale (AMS), an international assessment tool used in screening for low-testosterone. Even more impressive is the way it increased serum testosterone concentrations. The percentage of men with normal “T” levels rose from 35.5% to an amazing 90.8% in just 4 weeks! That’s simply incredible!
A second study of andropause (often called “male menopause”) reported equally dramatic improvements in older-male sexual performance and satisfaction. After three weeks of 100 mg tongkat ali daily…
- 73% reported improvement in their sexual performance
- 82% stated improvement in their psychological well-being and confidence
- 91% of the men reported improvement in the overall quality of their sex life
When scientists looked at the blood work, they found that libido-draining SHBG levels decreased in 66% of the men, while the Free Testosterone Index rose for 73% of the participants. These clinically verified changes certainly explain the improved sex results and the enhanced physical and psychological effects.
But remarkably tongkat ali is not the only solution that works to increase your free testosterone levels.
Another Healing Herb That Neutralizes Libido-Draining SHBG
You may already be familiar with nettle root because of its known ability to ease a swollen prostate. Now scientists are excited about its impact on male virility, too.
As I explained earlier, SHBG inactivates your “free T” by binding to it. Nettle root does the same thing to SHBG. It contains lignans that bind with SHBG and make it unable to affect testosterone. In fact, it includes the lignan with the highest SHBG-binding affinity of all.
Indeed, SHBG binds more readily to nettle root than to testosterone. In effect, it works like a downfield blocker taking SHBG out of the game so that more of your active “T” can roam the field. Your “free T” levels will increase, and the extra support for your prostate health is a great added benefit.
Consider This Little-Known Free Testosterone Booster From India
Fenugreek is a popular herb in India where it has been traditionally used to enhance male libido and masculinity. Once again, modern science shows that generations of natural healers have been on to something good all along.
One recent study of men taking fenugreek found that participants experienced improvement in sexual arousal and strength of orgasm. Another study found it helped men increase free testosterone levels compared with the placebo group. And yet a third study reported an increase in bioavailable “T” among men taking fenugreek over an 8-week span.
Science has shown how tongkat ali, nettle root and fenugreek help boost your “free T” levels, and that adds up to greater sexual desire and confidence. So now let’s look at ways you can help the actual mechanics of sex.
Stronger Erections Naturally
A potent herb called epimedium, also known as horny goat weed, has been used to boost male potency for hundreds of years. Its power lies in its ability to block an enzyme called PDE-5. Believe me, PDE-5 is no friend to the middle-aged man. By blocking PDE-5, epimedium helps restore your ability to perform in the bedroom. Other studies indicate that epimedium may also increase blood levels of nitric oxide, which helps blood vessels dilate, which allows the penis to become more readily and fully engorged.
So if you’re worried about weak performance, then a PDE-5-inhibiting, nitric oxide booster like epimedium is just what the doctor ordered (except you don’t need to see a doctor to get it).
Putting It All Together for Better Sex, More Confidence and More Energy
Tongkat ali, nettle root, fenugreek and epimedium stand out for their libido-fueling and erection-boosting effects. They’ll help you banish “equipment worries” and supercharge your confidence, and that’s like filling your tank with the highest-octane fuel on the planet.
If you want to enjoy a healthy, active sex life again, along with the increased energy, vitality and stamina that come with healthy testosterone levels, you know what the next step is. But before you rush out to buy these four amazing herbs and start downing them by the handful, please shop carefully. I can’t stress that enough, because not all herbal products are created equal.
The #1 Problem With Male Potency Formulas on the Market Today
Maybe you’ve noticed all the performance-boosting supplements that have hit the market in recent years. The fact is that many of these formulas don’t work well, because they skimp on the key ingredients needed to achieve the optimal results I talked about earlier.
But the #1 problem is low-quality ingredients. Many manufacturers buy the cheapest herbs they can find to boost their own bottom line. And many are low-potency imposters that bear little resemblance to the herbs used in clinical testing.
How can you make sure you’re getting the quality you want for the results you deserve?
Rule #1: Look for the Tongkat Ali Researched in Multiple Studies
One form of tongkat ali stands out above the rest. It’s called LJ100®, and it was created by a team of university scientists who set out to develop the most effective standardized form of this powerful herb using today’s most advanced nutraceutical processes.
LJ100 delivers both glycosaponins and eurypeptides, which are the active ingredients shown to reduce libido-draining SHBG and promote elevated “free T” levels, energy and well-being, and sexual enhancement. It’s produced using a patented reverse-osmosis, water-extraction technology that ensures the highest quality, potency and safety.
In fact, LJ100 was used in both tongkat ali studies I cited earlier, and in many others, so you can be sure you’re getting the form most respected by the scientific community.
Next, make sure any formula you consider has enough LJ100 in every serving. The performance study I cited — where 91% of men reported sexual improvement — was based on a 100 mg daily serving. Don’t consider any formula that provides less.
LJ100 may well be the biggest breakthrough in male virility support yet. Even more exciting, many experts believe that its impact can be further intensified when teamed up with other known potency boosters.
The Powerhouse Virility Formula with Full LJ100® Support
As you may be aware, in addition to my work as Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, I own a company called Stop Aging Now, which has been making premium-grade nutritional dietary supplements for over 20 years. We won’t sell any nutrient or formula until it has been confirmed to be beneficial and safe by multiple studies that meet the highest scientific standards.
When LJ100 burst onto the scene, my Scientific Advisory Board and I were quickly convinced that it was the male health “game-changer” we’ve long waited for. We began developing a full formula based around it that would help men fire up their libidos and perform better than they have in years.
The result is a breakthrough we call T-JUVENATE™.
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I’m convinced you’ll be thrilled with its ability to help you enjoy an active love life through your middle years and well beyond. Here’s why:
Optimal Levels of LJ100®: You get the recommended amount — 100 mg — of the world’s finest tongkat ali extract in every capsule. This patented breakthrough ensures optimal potency and peace-of-mind purity. Other formulas use cheaper, weaker forms of tongkat ali that may be filled with unwanted components.
A Powerful Supporting Cast: You’ve seen the evidence that nettle root and fenugreek also work to raise active testosterone. Then there’s epimedium, shown to improve erection strength and lasting power. These three ingredients combine with LJ100® to boost free testosterone to improve performance and stamina. T-JUVENATE is the only supplement on the market that contains clinical doses of all of these scientifically researched ingredients.
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Full and Long-Lasting Results: T-JUVENATE is meant to be taken daily. Once it builds up in your system, you’ll be ready anytime the mood hits — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — and that’s better than sitting around waiting for a performance aid to kick in, if it ever does.
While results vary, many men will feel the effects in the first week of use. By the time a month goes by, I guarantee you won’t want to give it up. With 100 mg of LJ100® tongkat ali, 200 mg of nettle root and 50 mg of both epimedium and fenugreek, this complete virility formula packs a punch that ensures full and long-lasting results that you will most certainly notice.
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Joshua Corn – Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.