Short answer: Yes
Women are increasingly curious how Tongkat Ali can benefit their health. In fact, many female athletes, working adults and housewives are consuming Tongkat Ali.
Tongkat Ali is known to foster male health and wellbeing, due to the fact that it is a known testosterone production booster often gives the impression that it is exclusively for men. However, not many people know that testosterone is also a vital hormone that the female body naturally produces and benefits from, which means that Tongkat Ali is for all.
So, can women consume Tongkat Ali? Yes, definitely!
Not only that women CAN consume Tongkat Ali, they SHOULD too!
Why should women consume Tongkat Ali?
By definition, testosterone, or androgen, is a male sex hormone in the same way that estrogen is a female one. But both hormones are produced in both male and female bodies for various purposes that are more unifying than ‘otherly’ in nature.
In the male body, testosterone is produced in the testicles and adrenal glands. In the female body, meanwhile, it is made in the ovaries, adrenal glands, fat cells, and skin cells. Generally, a woman produces about 1/10th to 1/20th of a man’s testosterone supply.
As it ages, the human body will inevitably face the loss of these sex hormones. For women, the experience is called menopause (for men, it is andropause). Much like in men, the testosterone levels in women gradually declines over time. The rate of loss that they would experience after entering the fourth decade of their life is approximately 50% of their supply produced during their younger years.
The decline in androgen levels among ageing women is typically sharp and rapid. As such, it may play a critical part in the functional limitations commonly associated with ageing. The testosterone loss can also increase their general morbidity (or chance of developing diseases).
1.Increased energy levels
The most immediate effect of Tongkat Ali consumption is an optimised energy reserve, which helps to boost women’s overall physical aptitude. As a tool for balancing hormones, the herb catalyses the natural balance between energy and metabolism. Having more life force translates into better performance of daily physical tasks, increased fitness levels, and improved sex life.
2. A natural libido boost
On top of an evident increase in their sex drives, women who complement their diet with Tongkat Ali tend to experience a heightened sensivity of their erogenous zones. The effect fuels the credibility of the herb as a natural aphrodisiac, which ageing women who are undergoing the sexual limitations of menopause would especially appreciate.
3. Mood improvement
Tongkat Ali evidently reduces cortisol, a hormone that the body produces in response to stress. The cortisol reduction can, in turn, improve mood and mental focus, and noticeably reduce depression.
4. Prevention of unwanted weight gain
Hormones have a direct effect on metabolism. This is why hormonal imbalance, which testosterone loss can induce, can often lead to unwanted weight gain among women. But this does not have to be the case with the reattainment of hormonal equilibrium, which Tongkat Ali helps facilitate. Since the herb also helps minimise cortisol levels, it can also help prevent stress-related weight gain.
5. Optimised bone and tissue health
Women more than men are susceptible to osteoporosis, a disease that is characterised by weak and fragile bones. Seeing that testosterone is crucial for an optimised bone mineral density, it makes sense why consuming Tongkat Ali can help promote skeletal health. The herb is also known to improve the strength and natural healing of muscles. Ageing women who tend to experience slower tissue healing will mostly find the herb helpful for limbic strains.
6. Encouragement of healthy glucose levels
Researchers have been studying Tongkat Ali’s possible contribution to healthy blood sugar levels in their fight against diabetes type II. Of course, the herb should supply an already existing diet of low carbohydrates, frequent exercising, and quality sleep, among other proactive measures.
7. Increased fitness prowess
Women who work out regularly will find an improvement in their performance at the gym after consuming Tongkat Ali. The herb is known to boost mental clarity and energy levels, which are two of the most critical facets to athletic performance and endurance.
But wait, how should women consume Tongkat Ali?
As a general guideline, women should consume half the dosage as compared to men. Using our own product Men Guard Capsule are a guideline, here’s how much women should take.
Adult men: 2 capsules once daily after meal
Adult women: 1 capsule once daily after meal
Each 450mg capsule contains:
- Tongkat Ali Extract 100 mg (standardized to min. 1% eurycomanone)
- KSM-66™ Organic Ashwagandha Extract 300 mg
- Maca Extract 50 mg