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Is tongkat ali extract like viagra?

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Hello herbolab. I’m Mark Martinez, a resident of the Philippines. I’m 26 years old and I want to add something to my supplements namely tongkat ali extract.

I was browsing the internet for potential products until I came across your website. I’ve read about the health benefits of tongkat ali and I’m quite fond of trying to make myself physically better as I was a weakling in college and people bullied me for it.

Anyway, my main question is: is tongkat ali like Viagra? I mean, I’m interested in the health aspects of stronger physical performance, more energy, and a better sex drive but will it get me hard the whole day? I’m worried though I haven’t tried Viagra myself. It’s just that I’ve seen a lot of movies and tv shows that make fun of taking too much Viagra and I’m worried if tongkat ali has a similar or much more potent effect. I don’t want to walk around the office with everyone looking at me funny.

Thank you for your answers.

Fran Sanchez, BSc MSc
Hi Mark,
 
Thank you for passing by and asking that question. Actually tongkat ali is not like viagra in the sense that it can give you an instant erection. I wrote an article about tongkat ali vs viagra that you might find interesting.
 
In essence, tongkat ali can boost your testosterone, and a consequence of this is more sex drive and better erections. However, it won't give you an instant out-of-control erection.
 
Mark, also keep in mind that tongkat ali works better in older males, you should be at your peak of testosterone production right now and might not benefit from taking a testosterone booster supplement like tongkat ali.
 
Best regards,
Fran