Correct Way to Take Tongkat Ali Extract and The Proper Dosages:
It is important to know how to properly take tongkat ali before you start. It’s not like other supplements where you can just pop one in everyday for 3 months. Well you can, but it won’t work as well.
You Have to Cycle it
To get the most out of your investment, it is recommended that you cycle it and run a break period about 40% the length of your on cycle.
So for example, this could mean taking it for 8 weeks and then breaking for 3.5 weeks. Or taking it for 5 days and then taking off 2 days. I highly recommend the second cycle as it is more for people looking to boost their sex drive and will allow you to keep taking it long term.
Why do you have to do this?
Simply because if you don’t, your body builds up a tolerance to the herb. But by simply adding in this cycling, the body stays receptive and the effect of the tongkat build up over time. You are not starting back at square one after each weekly cycle. See each on as another step up.
As far as how many pills to take and when. That will be listed on your manufacturers recommendations. They will also have more information on how to cycle etc.
What Extract to Buy:
Tongkat ali extract comes in a lot of different forms. You can even buy it in root powder form (don’t!). So before we talk about dosage, we have to talk about the different extracts available.
The most common extracts you will see are 1:50, 1:100 and 1:200. These extract strength mean that for 1:50 for every 1 part of the tongkat ali you get 200 parts of the Eurycoma Longifolio Jack extract (tongkat ali extract).
Some people say that anything above 1:4 extract is bullshit and there is no way to tell exact extract counts. I don’t believe them, because if you do as I did, and read everything that I link to at the bottom of this page, you will see that most people who have tried the root extract and lower extracts did not have the desired effect. And once they went on a more concentrated extract, it worked for them.
I recommend that you go with an extract strength of 1:200, as this is the strongest. I also recommend that you start slow (we talk more about this below) because at high extracts, it is harder to find your exact dosage.
Everyone is different. And why works for some, may be too much for you. You will know if you have taken to much. Insomnia, agitation, aggressiveness and other mild symptoms will be present. So start slow, maybe only 1 pill a day the first week and work your way up. This way you will find the perfect amount that works for you.