Tongkat ali for overall health

Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is a wonderful drug when it comes to engineering erections. Swallow the pill, and if the pill was an enough dosage, then, about an hour later, an erection is assure.

You cannot do this with tongkat ali. You will have to take it for awhile, then, there will be a total improvement to your sex life: better libido, and because of increased excitability, better erections, and better orgasms.

If I ingest a sufficient dosage of Viagra (let's say: 100 mg), then I can have sex with a woman I do not really find attractive (probably even with a prostitute). I can have sex with her, because I have an erection (which doesn't mean that I necessarily would enjoy it). In fact, on a sufficient dosage of Viagra, I can have an erection without a woman around, and without having sexual thoughts, just by rubbing my member for a minute or two.

Therefore, if the task is some simple plumbing (increased penile inflow, reduced penile outflow), then, Viagra is the correct tool. But there's more to good sex than is provided by a good erection. Foremost, I want to feel desire. I obviously regard appropriate sexual desire as more valuable than easy erections.

In fact, one can have great sex even with a weak erection. Thus, one has to learn this. Most men, particularly when they are not yet in their 50's or 60's, sort-of panic when they are with a sex partner, and an erection does not automatically happen (as it used to). But while a proper erection is needed for standard penetrative sex, an erection is not a requirement for a wholesome orgasm. For an orgasm, not even much of an ejaculation is fundamental.

Orgasms are an affair of sexual wiring. Not of sexual plumbing.

Physiologically, they are marked by a impulsive control of the sympathetic nervous system, while during arousal (and the erective state), the parasympathetic nerves system ruled.

Sympathetic nerve impulses, whether in context with an orgasm or determined by other events (alertness, nervousness, fear, panicking, or simply stress), are always anti-arousal and anti-erectile. This is why men who are scared of not generating an automatic erection when with a woman, enter a vicious circle: they are concerned of not achieving a proper erection, which puts the sympathetic nervous system in command, and since the sympathetic nervous system is in command, they will be even less likely to have an erection. Then they panic, and now they could not achieve an erection even when on 200 mg of Viagra.

Yes, if they take the Viagra about an hour before being called to sexual duty, they will surely start out with a sufficient erection, which gives them self-confidence (which supports the parasympathetic nervous system), which will put them in a state where they will be capable of sustaining their erection.

Doesn't that sound great? Unluckily no.

The reason for this analysis (which will surely sound strange to a great many readers): if you over-emphasize the parasympathetic nervous system, then your sympathetic nervous system will be sad, or at least disabled. Which means: your orgasmic capability will be decreased.

I initiated out on the sexual enhancement trail with yohimbine. That is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker, peculiarly in the pelvic area. Alpha adrenergic receptors are a main entree for sympathetic tone in the abdomen (sympathetic tone can be caused neither directly by sympathetic nerve impulses, nor by adrenaline (epinephrine), released from the adrenal medullas upon sympathetic stimulation). If you block pelvic alpha adrenergic receptors, you reduce any effect the sympathetic nervous system (directly or via the release of adrenaline) can exert in this part of the body.

(Please note that I've written dozens of articles on sexual enhancement over the past 10 years. Because my opinion on certain agents of sexual enhancement has improved as I've been experimenting along, there are discrepancies between older and newer articles. Clearly, articles with a more current date will represent more current research and opinion. However, please always read the datelines.)

I can go without the Viagra when I'm with a girlfriend that has a good sexual drive. Without Viagra (but on tongkat ali), erections may not be as fast as they are on Viagra, or on a combination of Viagra and tongkat ali. They may need some "manipulation" or "handling" of my member. But I can enjoy sex (and a great erection!) for a longer time when on tongkat ali (in this way, men with a premature ejaculation problem will probably benefit from tongkat ali, too), and I have the most strong orgasms of my whole life.

After, you may be amazed to learn that I judge tongkat ali to be superior to Viagra not certainly because of the different efficacies.

Firstly, I consider tongkat ali superior to Viagra since tongkat ali is a natural substance, and Viagra, or sildenafil citrate by generic name, is a xenobiotic.

The dissimilarity between natural substances and xenobiotics is that natural substances have been part of the human culture for hundreds, thousands, and even millions of years. If we just go back far enough, all life forms on earth are associated to each other. Testosterone is a masculinizing hormone not just in humans, but in all mammals. And the nervous systems of humans and chickens, and of humans and fish, are ordered in essentially the same way (based on ion channels, which open for impulse conduction).

While some substances in the natural world are poisons to some life forms, all life forms are particularly adapted to a huge number of chemical substances that are part of their environment.

Xenobiotics are artificial chemicals that aren't part of the natural environment of any life form. While xenobiotics may have an enhancing effect on some conditions or diseases, it can safely be affected that almost always, they will somehow negatively affect homeostasis. The negative effects may only appear after years of use, and they may appear in an unexpected context. But they are real, and with enough research, they can be traced.

A very usually side effect of xenobiotics is that they are carcinogenous. Or that they interfere with sexual function. Only newly, it has been busted that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (which has been used by millions for many, many years) significantly increase the risk of heart attacks. And dopaminergics such as bromocriptine and cabergoline can, when taken for years, cause pleural thickening, while making pulmonary respiration a painful exercise. Who would want this?

I have to laugh when so-called life extensionists or "experts" of anti-aging medicine recommend a regimen of a whole assortment of xenobiotic pharmaceutical products. Xenobiotic pharmaceutical products are suggested in the treatment of specific medical conditions for which they can bring clear relief. They're not suited for a long-term strategy to enhance overall health. Which is why, most xenobiotic pharmaceuticals justly are prescription drugs. They're useful only in a somewhat narrow sense, and while I grant that educated non-physicians can make an informative choice on their use, a great many other people should better only use them on the advice of a MD since their unrealistic expectations will certainly not be met by the drug.

The newest style in pharmaceutical advertising (e.g. on the Internet) is that the drug companies aim at the consumer directly by recommending that patients request certain medications from their doctors. The net result of such advertising is that many misled consumers will avoid their physicians to purchase these drugs. Outside of North America and Western Europe, prescription laws are rarely enforced, so US and European citizens on holiday always use stock up when traveling abroad. Besides, even US citizens can purchase whatever medications they want from overseas sources such as Masters Marketing in the UK, or from online Mexican pharmacies.

Extended use of xenobiotics is the wrong strategy for a long-term improvement of one's health. Correct strategies are based on the avoidance of influences that impair one's health, on proper nutrition, and on the use of herbal supplement (which are a form of nutrition, e.g. the consumption of green tea for problems of alertness, or Brazil nuts to guard against a variety of cancers, or tongkat ali for sexual function).

Sildenafil citrate is a artificial xenobiotic. It does not occur in the natural world. And while sildenafil citrate surely works in causing erections, it's not a medication that would be recommended for day-to-day use to improve one's overall health. That is why the Viagra package insert (which had to be approved by the FDA) clearly states that the drug is not for everyday use.

If the target is a long-term overall improvement of sexual health and sexual ability, then our best option clearly is tongkat ali. It has been used in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, and it has been part of the human Southeast Asian habitat for millions of years, so in both ways, our ancestors have often been exposed to it, and habituation has occurred. While the effects of tongkat ali maybe not as dramatic as the effects of Viagra on a single-use basis, tongkat ali is superior to Viagra since it's suited for a long-term strategy to improve sexual health.

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1 Peter Lim Huat Chye, Traditional Asian folklore medicines in sexual health, Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Australia,

2 Christopher C. K. Ho, Hui Meng Tan, Rise of Herbal and Traditional Medicine in Erectile Dysfunction Management, Erectile Dysfunction (Thomas Lue, Section Editor) Current Urology Reports December 2011, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 470-478

Tongkat ali reduces blood pressure

Apart from all the other positive effects of tongkat ali, the water extract from the root of this miraculous plant also appears to control high blood pressure rather beautifully.

Of course, because this is a natural compound that cannot be patented by the large pharmaceutical companies who want to sell their synthetic chemicals, there has not been much incentive for research.

But here is the URL of one scientific study that is leading the way: A printscreen can by read here:

Effect of aqueous extract of Eurycoma

longifolia on blood pressure in rats

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1 Rajeev Bhat, A.A. Karim, Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia Jack): A review on its ethnobotany and pharmacological importance, Science Direct, Fitoterapia, Volume 81, Issue 7, October 2010, Pages 669-679.

2 Talbott S, Talbott J, Negrete J, Jones M, Nichols M, and Roza J., Effect of Eurycoma longifolia Extract on Anabolic Balance During Endurance Exercise, Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition.SupplementWatch, Inc. Draper, UT & Source One Global Partners, Chicago, IL

Why tongkat ali is the ultimate intelligence-enhancing medication

First of all, you have only one life. You will have to make the best out of it. Now think a moment. What is the most important aspect of your life? Making money? Having offspring? Being respected?

These are all secondary goals. You want to have money because you are convinced that money will help you to a greater mating success. It's the same for other secondary goals such as status. In the end of the day, optimal sexual experience is the only thing that really counts.

People tend to forget this.

They get entangled with secondary, tertiary, or even lower ranking concerns.

It works like this: first a man decides that optimal sexual experience is the only thing that makes life worthwhile of being lived. Then he reckons that having more money will help him to have better mating chances. Then he decides that a better education will help him earn more money. Let's say studies road engineering. And then, for the next 30 years, he stays focused on this idea.

Why he started it all, the idea of optimal sexual experience, he forgets. The original idea gets buried under tons and tons of rubble of daily road - building challenges.

Man, get back your life. Let others build the roads. You yourself, pursue optimal sexual experience, because it's the only thing in life that makes life worthwhile.

This is where the tongkat ali kicks in (if you are lucky enough to possess some), and why it is the ultimate smart drug and enhances any man's intelligence.

Tongkat ali supports a person's own synthesis of testosterone. Now, testosterone isn't just the hormone that builds muscle, burns fat, and cause us to have to have sexual feelings. Testosterone is also the hormone that helps us to stay mentally focused. And because with heightened levels of testosterone, our sexual thoughts are more pronounced, we stay focused on the right thing, the pursuit of optimal sexual experience.

Thus, with tongkat ali, everthing falls into place.

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Life extension with tongkat ali

Ageing, from a certain age onwards, is a decline in physical and mental functions.

It partly depends on outside force (accidents and illnesses caused by external pathogens), and partly is self-regulated (the human body withdraws itself from life).

This section deals only with ageing as [a result] an outcome of negative self-regulation.

Negative self-regulation is highly mediated by the immune system of the human body.

The immune system absorbs its clues for negative self-regulation from the neurological system which signify to the immune system, on numerous pathways, that time is coming (for the benefit of the species) to let the next generation take over.

The genetic makeup of human nature may decide that it's in the interest of the species that I, as a human male, vacate my social positions and the surface of this planet instead sooner than later.

But this is not my personal interest. As long as I can have fun, I want to be around.

Any serious life extension has to take this into consideration: if you wish to live longer, you have to stop the negative self-regulation of the immune system.

And the wholesome way (free of side effects), is by meddling with the negative calling of the neurological system.

And how do you govern the neurological system?

One powerful way to do this is via the psychological system.

This is why a positive attitude in life has such a great positive feedback on a person's immune system, and his or her health.

Go further!

It's the psychological-sexual system of human physiology that has the superior power over how we feel.

Our best capacity to feel [well] good, and positive, is when our minds are overwhelmed in sexual desire, and after that, during the waves of orgasms.

Because this positive state charge up our immune like nothing else, our health is great as long as we have great sex. No rheumatism, no back aches, no high blood pressure, no cancer (and an endless list of other "no's").

So, what efficient decisions can we draw from this if our aim is to slow down aging?

We have to secure that our sex lives are as [optimal] active as they can be.

For this cause, I am against all social orders that have a negative impact on my personal sex life. Such social orders deprive me of better health and bring me closer to death.

Nevertheless, I do realize that the quality of my sexual desires and orgasms substantially count on my hormonal balances, mainly the levels of testosterone.

This is why the only drug in my personal life extension regimen is a substance that raises my testosterone levels.

Surprisingly, it's not even a drug but a herbal supplement, the testosterone-enhancing effect of which has been well documented in scientific research: tongkat ali

Please be informed that while I am all in favor of elevated testosterone levels, I am completely against exogenous testosterone (testosterone patches, testosterone injections, anabolic steroids).


Because my health, and any life extension I can attain, counts on whether I have a healthy hormonal system. And fueling exogenous testosterone is the worst disturbance that can happen to my endocrine functions. Exogenous testosterone just makes everything out of balance. This is the opposite of what I can accomplish with tongkat ali.

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