By Lester MacRara
Tongkat ali and butea superba are both testosterone boosters. As such they also elevate dopamine, an important brain neurotransmitter.
On some people, such substances can have profound effects, and some people may even be allergic.
I myself sell the tongkat ali and butea superba extracts of Sumatra Pasak Bumi (tongkatali.org). They have an excellent safety record, with no known major adverse event. If it would be different, I would not sell them.
Nevertheless, I can only advise people to be careful. Of any supplement you buy, professional conventional wisdom is that you take a minimal dosage first as an allergy test.
A minimal dosage could be a quarter of a tablet of which you are advised to take two twice a day.
Allergic reactions are unpredictable, especially for plant extracts, or, more scientifically, phytochemicals.
I know people who are allergic to bananas, and I know people who are allergic to sauerkraut, and people who are allergic to citrus food.
A classic allergic reaction is fast. It often involves the release of histamine, which causes visible symptoms like a runny nose or watery eyes. But a wide array of other fast reactions is possible.
Many pharmaceuticals cause allergic reactions, and the same tendency exists for natural phytochemicals. Be smart... do an allergy test with about as little a quantity as a pinch of salt that you would sprinkle over a fried egg. If you are allergic in a classical sense, you will feel it quickly. And if you are not allergic, simply nothing will happen.
A profound reaction is different from an allergic reaction. Some medications and botanicals are tolerated well by some people, and have extreme effects on others. That's how different we all are.
I myself tolerate tongkat ali and butea superba well. I have a very low tolerance for yohimbe. Even a quarter of a single yohimbe capsule causes me a worrisome tachycardia, and I will not be able to sleep for more than 30 hours after ingesting such a small dosage of yohimbe. But two of my friends sleep just normal after more than double standard dosages (4 yohimbe capsules). They can take ten times more than me, and are not punished with any ill effects.
I do not sell yohimbe. I just sell tongkat ali, butea superba, and kaempferia parviflora, all manufactured by Sumatra Pasak Bumi. My prices are lower than those of tongkatali.org, but what really sets me apart is that I give you cautionary advice.
Please enter my webshop here.