Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
About Tongkat Ali, working out, testosterone, and sex
Men's sexual function improves if they do combined cardio and strength training a few times a week. The pro-sexual effects of concurrent training are increased if men also take a daily capsule with Tongkat Ali extract.
The men in the first group took a placebo [G1] daily for 6 months.
The men in the second group took a daily capsule containing 200 milligrams of Tongkat Ali [botanical name: Eurycoma longifolia] [G2]. The capsules were made by a pharmacy on behalf of the researchers. They contain an extract containing 1.2 percent eurycomanone, 0.49 percent 9-hydroxycanthin-6-one and 0.32 percent 2-dihydro-18-dedihydrolongilactone.
The men in the third group trained 3 times a week in a gym [G3]. Each workout lasted an hour, and consisted of 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. Sports scientists then speak of concurrent training.
The men in the fourth group took Tongkat Ali daily and trained 3 times a week [G4].
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ADAM is an abbreviation for 'androgen deficiency of aging males'.
"The action of Eurycoma longifolia was best observed in the fourth month of use, while the best result for concurrent training was observed in the sixth month. When the two interventions were associated, the improvements were superior to isolated use."
"These findings are important for professionals who work with this population, as this non-pharmacological treatment proved to be positive and had no side effects. It can be applied to improve total testosterone, erectile dysfunction and, consequently, quality of life of middle-aged men with ADAM."