LJ100 is a potent extract of Tongkat ali and is trademarked by Herbal Powers.
Availability of Tongkat Ali and LJ100
Tongkat Ali is sold as a powder and in capsules, and it is often combined with other herbs in libido products. There are a number of tongkat ali extracts available in various potencies, and since each raw material supplier and manufacturer has a different way of preparing and extracting the raw tongkat ali root material, and since there are no established standards, it is difficult to give dosage recommendations that would be consistently effective. In addition to tongkat ali being available as a raw powder, it is sold as a 4:1, 5:1, 20:1 and a 100:1 concentration. At the higher tongkat ali concentrations, such as LJ100, it becomes difficult to dose appropriately since the margin of error in terms of effectiveness versus side effects becomes quite challenging. For more information on natural ways to treat erectile dysfunction.
LJ100 25 mg
Tongkat Ali LJ100 is a high quality, 100:1 standardized Tongkat Ali extract. LJ100 is used for improving energy, increasing stamina, physical endurance, and sensual performance. This LJ100 product comes from the purest raw material supplier, direct from Malaysia. Another potent aphrodisiac is tribulus terrestris.
Tongkat Ali LJ100 (high potency extract) - 25 mg
(Eurycoma Longifolia jack)
Suggested Use: For libido maintenance, take one LJ100 capsule every
other day or every third day. As an alternative to LJ100, you could
consider Passion Rx or Passion Rx with yohimbe which has LJ100.
LJ100 side effects
There are side effects to LJ100 when used in high doses. LJ100 side effects include increased body temperature, restlessness, irritability, and insomnia. When you buy a LJ100 supplement, keep this in mind and initially start with a dose no more than 25 mg. LJ100 should not be taken on the same day as Passion Rx or other sex herb formulas or other individual sex herbs since there could be overstimulation and restlessness.
Q. I took 50 mg of LJ100 from another company and it made me very irritable.
A. High doses of LJ100 can cause this side effect, and that is why we prefer people take smaller amounts.
Q. Just after taking 150 mg/day of Herbal Powers LJ100
capsuls my platelet count jumped up to 681. Some claims are that Tongkat
Ali increases red blood increase in bone marrow, so maybe it caused my
high platelet count.
A. It's difficult to make this connection bases on one blood study, but you may with to take a break from LJ100, test to see what your platelet level is, and then retake the LJ100 followed by retesting to see if it reoccurs. 150 mg of LJ100 is an extremely high dose.
Q. I have had great success using
LJ100 and other herbs for libido and sexual enhancement. I recently just started
taking zoloft which is working wonderfully for me but I am experiencing a
loss of libido. I read that you don't recommend taking LJ100 with an SSRI.
Is there any sexual enhancement herbs that are safe with Zoloft?? also can
I take Korean Ginseng while on Zoloft. I know that you aren't supposed to
respond to these emails but please help It is hard to find any information
on this subject.
A. Antidepressants of the SSRI class such as Zoloft increase serotonin in the brain and thus dampen libido and erections. Unexpected side effects can occur when such drugs and sexual herbs, such as LJ100, are combined. Hence, even though there may be people who can tolerate the combination of a SSRI and LJ100 or other sex herbs, some people may not and get side effects and we cannot predict who will have such untoward reactions and we cannot predict which sexual herb will be tolerated and effective and which will not. We don't want to take the chance recommending a particular sex herb to be taken with antidepressants and then having reports back of side effects.
Q. I saw an add for LJ200. What is this product, is
LJ200 more potent than LJ100?
A. We have not tested LJ200 so we don't know if it is effective. Also, LJ100 is a concentrated form of tongkat ali and it is quite potent, perhaps too potent. We don't see any need to concentrate tongkat ali any further. Therefore, for the time being, LJ200 is not an extract that we find necessary since the tongkat ali plain powder and LJ100 are quite sufficient on their own. Also, just because LJ100 says that it is 100 times an extract does not mean it is 100 times as potent as regular tongkat aii powder. If you take 400 mg of tongkat ali, you will realize how potent it is, actually most prefer taking less that 400 mg of the powder. Many products have 80 mg of LJ100 in them, and we feel that is too potent can can lead to unpleasant side effects. It is naive to claim that just because an LJ100 product has 80 mg or 25 mg of LJ100 that it is equivalent to 8000 mg of tongkat ali powder or 2500 mg of tongkat ali powder, respectively. It just doesn't work that way. Keep in mind, too, that tongkat ali has side effects and taking too much LJ100 or LJ200 can be counterproductive since these can cause insomnia. And when insomnia occurs, sex drive goes down.
Q. There is a website that claims that LJ200x has 185
mg of a concentrated extract equivalent to 37000 mg of regular tongkat ali
powder. Is this true?
A. If it were, and you took 37,500 mg of tongkat ali, I doubt you would be alive, or functioning properly. We find even 400 mg of tongkat ali powder to be quite a hefty dose. Anyone who makes this comparison apparently does not fully understand the tongkat ali herb and how the extracts are made. LJ200x is certainly not 200 times as potent as tongkat ali powder. We question the reliability of the information by whoever makes such statements.
Often, tongkat ali works better in low doses than it does in high doses since side effects are common. Therefore, if you do buy LJ200x, begin with a portion of a capsule. Better yet, just try LJ100, there is much more research done with LJ100 than a lesser known and untested extract marketed as LJ200x.
Q. I just today purchased LJ100 and was given advice to
take it with Tribulus Fuel which is a testosterone booster. I was
wondering how I should stak them together. My goal is to put on muscle
A. We are not familiar with tribulus fuel. LJ100 is quite potent and we suggest using it by itself, taking too many herbs the same day can cause insomnia and irritability. Lack of good sleep interferes with good hormone balance, interferes with growth hormone release and would be counterproductive. For muscle mass we suggest creatine.
Q. I bought a bottle
of LJ100 25 mg. I read the dosage like 1 capsule every other day or 3
times a week. My question is, can I not take LJ00 as needed, like viagra.
Will LJ100 increase
A. Herbs are not like Viagra, they take a few days before working their best. You can take one capsule LJ100 in the morning every other day or 3 days a week and discuss with your doctor how to use Viagra. We suggest not taking Viagra the same day as LJ100. Viagra can be taken on a day when you are not taking LJ100 and it is better to use a smaller dose of Viagra than you normally do. LJ100 and many other sexual herbs have a delayed effect into the second and third day after taking a capsule.
Q. I recently purchased tongkat ali Extract 1:200 200
caps @ 600 mg of Tongkat Ali from Indonesia and I'm not sure if it is
working or not. Base on your website taking that amount of this extract I
would think I would know. Not sure whether to purchase from them again.
What is your opinion?
A. We have no idea what this product would contain. If it is true 200:1 tongkat ali extract, it should have an effect.
Q. I just received my first bottle of LJ100 25Mg made
by Club Natural and the instructions say 2 to 4 capsules per day yet your
website says to take much less. I took 2 capsules before I saw your
website. for the future what should be my regimen?
A. There are different viewpoints on how to take LJ100, we prefer starting slow with one capsule every other day and have a gradual enhancement rather than shocking the system too quickly with a potent herb. However, there are individuals who need a high dose to feel an effect, for these rare individuals, 2 capsules of LJ100 may be more appropriate.
Q. Does LJ100 increase genital sensation?
Q. I am a health food store owner
and received marketing material that LJ100 has anti-aging-enhance IGF-1,
enhances sports performance, improves sexual function, increases energy,
and helps with weight loss. Are any of these true?
A. LJ100 does enhance sexual function, does increase energy )but we don't know if this is sustained over time), I am not sure about the weight los part, but I do not believe it has anti-aging potential and do not think it enhances sports performance since it increases body temperature which may be counterproductive.
Q. Can you please tell me the
correct dosage. The bottles in my first order
suggested 2 to 4 capsules daily with water and a meal, My recent order
says one capsule daily in the morning on an empty stomach, can you please
clarify this for me.
A. There is no standard LJ100 dosage that works for everyone, hence we suggest starting with a low amount and then seeing how this affects you before taking a larger dose.
Q. Thank you for such a great and
informative site! Is there a difference between the Physician Formulas
LJ100 and Club Natural LJ100? I am just confused if LJ100 is a trademark
name and if it's the same wherever you get it, or if all LJ100 are
different formulas. Since Club Natural cross promotes Physicians Formulas,
I thought maybe they were the same. I am very new to TongKat Ali, and have
done alot of research the past couple weeks. About a week ago I started on
Tongkat Ali 1:50 extract that I got through a reseller of Sumatra Pasak
Bumi at http://www.tongkatali.org/. I'm very confused about the results. I
read many statements that state many people get a warm sensation when they
first started taking it. I didn't feel a thing, and that was with 800mgs
of 1:50 extract. I also read at Dr. Sahelian's site on LJ100 that LJ100 is
very potent and you keep it in low 25mg capsules because of powerful
effects. But, I am taking 2-3 400mg capsules of the Sumatra Pasak
Bumi TKA which has a 1:50 extract. That should be many, many times more
potent than 25 to 50mg of LJ100 and yet I have felt pretty much nothing.
So I'm afraid that I would have to take even more LJ100 (even though it's
a higher extract) because of it's low mg. Since I read that LJ100 is
potent and many feel the effects at low doses, maybe it works better than
what I have. I'm also desparate! I'm only 31 years old, married, and have
had very bad problems with poor libido, sex drive, interest, which also
leads to poor performance :( I do take Viagra when I can get samples from
my doctor, because it's too expensive. And it does nothing for my sex
drive. I'm really hoping this will work for me, because I don't know what
else to do. I've tried many things, including Enzyte, which did nothing. I
would like to try Passion Rx and may try ordering this. Would this work
better than LJ100 alone? I don't know which Passion Rx to try, with or
without Yohimbe. I have never taken Yohimbe and was a little afraid of the
side effects since I have read many negative things about it. However, I
have also heard it works better than most anything else, compared to
Viagra. So I'm not even sure what version of the Passion Rx would be right
for me. Maybe I should try both. Does Passion Rx need to be taken in
cycles since it has Tongkat Ali LJ100 in it? I heard Tongkat ali won't
even help with your testosterone levels after a while and thats why you
have to stop and start it off and on, to trick your body. So I figured you
would have to do the same with Passion Rx.
A. The LJ100 from Physician Formulas and Club Natural are exactly the same raw material from the exact same source. LJ100 is a trademarked tongkat ali extract by Herbal Powers. Many people find 25 mg every other day or 2 days on 2 days off to work well, others find they need two capsules to notice it. As to Passion Rx, it is difficult to predict which form, with or without yohimbe, will work better since each person is different. Taking days off from the use of the sexual herbal products does make them work better. Using smaller amounts gives a more gradual response with fewer side effects and this is often preferable. However some people like to take a higher amount to notice more sexual benefits but the side effects of LJ100 such as increased body temperature, irritability, and insomnia can interfere with optimal sexual love making.
Q. I am getting ready to re-order,
but I need some more information. I have been using the Tongkat ali, 400
mg and I am unsure as to the LJ100. It says it is a 100:1 extract at 25
mg. How can that be? Does this mean the 400 mg is stronger than the L100
extract at 25? or this the other way around, the 100:1 extract is actually
a better quality Tongkat at 25 mg than the 400 mg?
A. LJ100 is a potent version of tongkat ali, so a lesser amount is needed. Even though LJ100 is supposed to be 100 times as potent, it really is not. We don't know precisely how many times potent LJ100 is over the regular tongkat ali powder, but roughly it is 15 to 30 times as potent mg to mg. However, there are some difference in the chemical composition between the two products, so they have some different physiological effects. Bottom line is that some people prefer to use LJ100, others like tongkat ali powder, still others like a combination of sexual herbs as found in Passion Rx or other formulas.
LJ100 Press Release
A new study has demonstrated that LJ100 Eurycoma longifolia extract, standardized to 40% glycosaponins and 22% eurypeptides, known for enhancing sexual virility and overall physical endurance in men by increasing levels of free testosterone, may be equally as viable for promoting anabolic action during and after endurance training or competition. The study by S. Talbott, et al, entitled, “Effect of Eurycoma longifolia Extract on Anabolic Balance During Endurance Exercise,” sought to determine the effects of the herb specifically on cortisol and testosterone levels during high-intensity exercise. The researchers used a freeze-dried extract of eurycoma longifolia that was standardized to contain 22 percent eurypeptides and 40 percent glycosaponins. Participants were men who were taking part in a 24-hour mountain bike event. The subjects provided a saliva sample prior to and after each of four 14-mile laps; the eight samples of each participant underwent an enzyme immunoassay (Salimetric, State College of PA) to determine and compare levels of cortisol and testosterone. This was compared to placebo samples. Both placebo and supplement were taken approximately 30 minutes prior to exercise. The researchers found that cortisol levels in the LJ100 Eurycoma group were lower – 33 percent – than in the placebo group. Also, testosterone levels in the supplement group were 16 percent higher than that of the placebo group.
LJ100 is a registered standardized, freeze-dried Eurycoma longifolia extract, containing 40% glycosaponins and 22% eurypeptides, a bioactive glycoprotein that is now clinically proven for its androgenic properties. LJ100 has undergone a patented BAT extraction process to capture 22% biologically active eurypeptides, proven in research to be responsible for increasing libido. Created by the original researchers at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), University of Malaya, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LJ100 (22% bioactive eurypeptides) has shown - in human clinical trials - an ability to increase DHEA and free testosterone, decrease sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), modulate cortisol, and increase IGF-1 level.
About Herbal Powers Ingredients - Based in Bradenton, FL, Herbal Power Ingredients is a an herbal health company focused on bringing effective herbal remedies from Asia to the North American market.
Comments: LJ100 does work for libido enhancement, but unpleasant bad reactions can occur with higher doses. People should use it cautiously and in low doses. We are not convinced LJ100 is appropriate for endurance exercise, and I don't think the changes in cortisol or testosterone significant. in any practical sense. At this point, we are not sure what glycosaponins and eurypeptides really are and who coined these terms.