Can Tongkat Ali Cause Gyno?
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Whenever testosterone levels are increased, there is a small chance of experiencing gyno. This article will address the validity of these concerns as it pertains to tongkat ali.
Can Tongkat Ali Cause Gyno?
Tongkat Ali is a natural herb that is beneficial for the body in many aspects and is very unlikely to cause gyno. It doesn’t boost testosterone levels anywhere close to what you would experience with PEDs.
There is however a very tiny possibility that it could cause gyno in people already sensitive to this condition. Overall, it is very safe to use.
Tongkat Effect on Testosterone
Tongkat Ali does have testosterone boosting effects which makes it a good choice for older men to increase their testosterone naturally.
However, the research shows that is works most effectively in men whose testosterone levels are low and can restore it to normal levels.
In this way the herb is effective at helping to maintain normal testosterone levels. It essentially releases the free testosterone that you already have from its binding hormone SHBG (sex-hormone-binding-globulin).
Tongkat has also been used for centuries in Malaysia to improve sexual desire and help with erections. As Tongkat doesn’t boost testosterone levels anywhere close to anabolic steroids, it is unlikely to induce gyno symptoms.
Some People Think They Have Gyno
We need to first define what exactly gyno is. Essentially gyno refers to gynecomastia, often referred to as “bitch tits” in certain circles. It is caused by high estrogen levels or levels that are out of balance with testosterone levels.
Gynecomastia is often characterised by enlarged breasts that feel fatty. It can also cause puffy and swollen nipples with some pain present.
Often people can become paranoid when taking any herb and think that they have gyno when they don’t. There have been many instances of this occuring. If you do notice all the symptoms then you should see a doctor.
In the case of tongkat ali, taking a mild aromatase inhibitor would suffice alongside it. It is not necessary, but if you are anxious then it could be a good idea. A good mild AI would be inhibit-E.
It should be noted that there are some side effects that are possible from using aromatase inhibitors. These can include joint and muscle pain, insomnia and erectile dysfunction.
Having very low estrogen is not fun and therefore you should weigh up the pros and cons carefully. Personally, I would advise using AI’s if you are on a high dose of testosterone. For taking tongkat ali it is completely unnecessary to be using AI’s as well.
Would I Recommend Tongkat Ali?
However, if your testosterone levels are on the higher end then it doesn’t make sense to take tongkat ali. Tongkat is not super effective in men who already have high testosterone levels. It is better in maintaining normal levels of testosterone and raising low levels to normal.
For men with healthy testosterone it is better to just take zinc and magnesium to support it and concentrate on the fundamentals. Maintain good sleep, a healthy and well balanced diet and regular exercise. Also avoid drinking and smoking.
Can tongkat ali cause gyno? The answer is that it is highly unlikely and not something to worry about. Gyno is a bigger concern in people who take anabolic steroids and SARMs.
Tongkat ali helps to maintain normal testosterone levels, but it works best to boost testosterone in men on the lower end. Very often, people become anxious when they take supplements and become on edge looking for any side effects.
Some people think that they have gyno when they actually don’t. If you do suffer the symptoms of gyno that I have outlined in this article then you should see your doctor.
Aromatase Inhibitors can help to prevent gyno, but they are simply unnecessary for people who are using tongkat ali. This is especially true if you have low testosterone levels as you will simply just tank your estrogen levels.
If you have any comments on tongkat ali please leave them in the comments. As always, stay safe and enjoy your training!
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