Tongkat Ali is an evergreen shrub that grows in Southeast Asian rainforests. Dubbed as ‘Asian Viagra’, this herb has gained a huge reputation in increasing sexual performance and helping reproductive systems sustain growth among other significant benefits. But did you know that besides the noteworthy effect that was mentioned, there are other great advantages that this plant has?
Eurycoma longifolia, Longjack, Malaysian Ginseng – this plant is known to have many names, almost as many as its uses. Dubbed as a traditional household name in Chinese Medicine, this plant has also been used in the past for curing various illnesses. Among these are fever, malaria, stomach ulcer, hypertension, headache and syphilis. Being such a useful herb, you would wonder how Tongkat Ali is shunned by other countries and remained such an underrated medicine.
Well the answer is: it tastes too bitter!
Speaking of bitter, what is one thing that is bitter, but is loved by people around the world? Are you thinking of coffee? Yeah, cause that’s honestly the only think about at the moment.
*Brews my cuppa joe. Smells its earthy, divine scent. Sighs.*
Well that was nice! Did you get your cup of awesome too? How about adding some Tongkat Ali with the coffee you are holding now? Sounds awesome right? Well, food technicians and coffee enthusiasts found a way to marry the most loved drink in the world and the manliest plant you will ever get to know. Tongkat Ali coffee may sound too good to be true, but it does exist! Sit back, sip a little coffee, and keep reading to find out what I am talking about.
Tongkat Ali In Coffee
So yeah, what you read in blogs is true. Drinking Tongkat Ali in coffee may not give you the same potent effects as the extract, in food supplements. This is only because there are very little amounts of it in the coffee itself. In a normal serving, Tongkat Ali only contribute to about 5-10% of the actual coffee mix, otherwise the formula will be too bitter. But hey, if I am able to enjoy my favorite drink with an addition of Tongkat Ali’s great benefits like a gradual increase in my energy, sexual power and testosterone levels, when consumed on a regular basis (which I pretty much do with coffee anyway), I’m taking it. Plus did I tell you that the coffee tastes addictively amazing?
Now like any other substance, Tongkat Ali is beneficial with the right dosage. Let’s look at the possible side effects and other things that you may need to at when considering drinking Tongkat Ali coffee.
For people with certain allergies and chronic illnesses, it would always be a good idea to talk to your physician first to get their go signal in taking supplements such as Tongkat Ali.
Tongkat Ali helps in increasing testosterone levels; that being said, it is not advisable to have it be supplemented by people suffering from cancer, specifically of the prostate and breast. Diabetes patients should also steer clear in taking Tongkat Ali, as Testosterone increase may affect insulin production. For people with heart, kidney and liver disease, the active ingredients in the coffee may lead to further complication. Now we are still talking about coffee, and caffeine may not be good for people who suffer from sleep disorders.
When high doses are combined with other herbs or medicines that have stimulating properties, there is the potential for restlessness, irritability, rapid heartbeat, elevated body temperature and insomnia.
Pregnant, lactating women and children are not advised to drink coffee.
With its wondrous benefits, it is not very hard to see that Tongkat Ali is slowly becoming more popular to the public. Needless to say, there are still easier ways to enjoy its potent effects and that is really just sticking to the Tongkat Ali extract. If you are not an athlete or a bodybuilder, and you just want to have additional supplementation and let’s be honest, another reason to drink coffee, Tongkat Ali coffee is one great way to enjoy your mornings and nights. Really, the effects are just a bonus at this point.