Tongkat ali is one of the most well known natural aphrodisiac and testosterone booster for men so is no surprise that this exotic product has quickly made its way into wellness giants like GNC. There are two tongkat ali products you can find at GNC:
These two products come from reputable companies so they are safe to use. However, if you are serious about purchasing the highest quality tongkat ali, there are a few things about these products that you should know.
1. They are not pure tongkat ali extract
Both of these products contain tongkat ali mixed with some other ingredients
NOW TestoJack 200
|Serving Size:||2 Veg Capsules|
|Servings Per Container:||30|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
|Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia Extract) (Root) (min. 10% Saponins)||200 mg||*|
|Organic Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii) (6:1 Concentrate)||500 mg||*|
|Epimedium Extract (Horny Goat Weed) (Aerial Parts/Leaf) (Epimedium brevicomum) (min. 3% Icarin)||250 mg||*|
|Tribulus terrestris Extract (Fruit) (min. 45% Saponins)||250 mg||*|
|American Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolium)||75 mg||*|
|Panax Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng)||75 mg||*|
|Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides)
(Root/Stem) (12:1 Concentrate)
Proprietary blend 300 mg of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) root extract, small water-pepper (Persicaria minor) leaf extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegi-capsule (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose). Vitamin E 3.00 IU. Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegi-capsule (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose). Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Cellulose Powder and Silica.
While tongkat ali has a good amount of scientific evidence that support its usage as a male enhancer product, other ingredients commonly found in these products do not have enough evidence. That’s why I only use pure tongkat ali extract, nothing else.
2. They do not contain the highest concentration of tongkat ali
As you may know, the most potent form of tongkat ali in the market is tongkat ali extract 1:200. This means that for every 1 gram of product, 200 grams of tongkat ali root was used. Don’t be fooled by the name TestoJack 200, the 200 represents 200mg of tongkat ali per capsule, not the actual concentration. In fact, both of these products do not specify the concentration, meaning that most probably their tongkat ali is not concentrated.
3. How much do you actually pay?
Now comes the interesting part. Other tongkat ali products concentrated 1:200 may seem more pricy, but in fact you are paying much less than with non-concentrated cheaper products. To illustrate this point, let’s compare tongkat ali 1:200 from Herbolab with NOW and Tenaga tongkat ali:
|Brand||Price||Concentration||Capsules||g Tongkat ali/capsule||Price/g tongkat ali|
|NOW TestoJack 200||$29.9||1||60||0.2||$2.49|