Quick Info: Can Women Take Tongkat Ali? 

  • Yes, Tongkat Ali is generally safe and beneficial for women to take at the right dosage.  
  • It is not recommended that pregnant or breastfeeding women take Tongkat Ali.
  • Tongkat Ali can be incredibly beneficial for women in a range of ways including increased energy, improved sex drive, and better mood.  

Women As Well As Men Can Benefit From Tongkat Ali

Extracted from the roots of the Eurycoma Longifolia tree, Tongkat Ali comes in powdered drink and capsule forms. Like Ginseng, Tongkat Ali is well known for its health benefits, as it has been taken for centuries in South East Asia where it is grown, to increase energy levels.

Perhaps most famous in the West for boosting male health, Tongkat Ali is also now being shown to boost wellbeing, and sexual health in women.  This is because Tongkat Ali works to balance hormone levels in the female body, as discussed below.

Tongkat Ali And Hormones In Females

Both men and women produce testosterone and estrogen, and while women require a much smaller amount of testosterone than men, it is crucial for their sexual health, fertility and well-being. 

Unfortunately, as we get older, the human body’s ability to generate the correct level of hormones including testosterone decreases. This stage of life is known as menopause for women, with supplies of testosterone falling by around half that of what their bodies originally produced. 

This fall in testosterone and other androgens in women is linked to health issues including hot flashes, an increased risk of developing diseases, as well as limitations in the way we function often found as we age. 

However, because Tongkat Ali is known to help balance hormones in women and raise testosterone levels it can help alleviate such issues. 

Tongkat Ali And Hormones In Females

How Does Tongkat Ali Work In The Female Body? 

The mechanism of action by which Tongkat Ali works in the body is through activation of the endocrine system in women, which in turn restores hormonal balance in the body. 

Specifically, Tongkat Ali acts on the pituitary gland, the adrenal gland, and the ovaries. In turn, this helps to regulate Luteinizing Hormones (LH) and lower Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) which by releasing additional free testosterone, DHEA and estrogen restores hormonal harmony to the female body. 

How Women Can Benefit From Taking Tongkat Ali‍

Tongkat Ali can help to balance out hormone disruption in women, which can result in some specific benefits including: 

Higher energy levels 

By balancing hormones, Tongkat Al can help boost energy levels in women. More energy means daily tasks become a breeze to complete, and working out to a higher level becomes easier. 

Increased sex drive 

Tongkat Al not only boosts sex drive by boosting energy but also increases sensitivity in erogenous zones. This can help to improve sexual desire and function in women, especially during menopause. 

Mood boost 

By reducing the stress hormone cortisol, Tongkat Al can help boost mood, fand ocus, and fight depression in women. 

Metabolism boost 

Hormonal imbalance is often responsible for unwanted weight gain in women. By using Tongkat Al to rebalance the hormones this can be avoided. 

Improved bone and tissue health 

Bone density issues such as osteoporosis are a major concern for women as they age. By boosting available testosterone Tongkat Al can help combat this and boost skeletal health. Similarly, Tongkat Al is also useful in increasing rates of tissue and muscle healing. 

Glucose level management 

Tongkat Al is also showing promise in the management of blood sugar levels, which could be helpful for those experiencing diabetes type 2 along with the proper diet, and lifestyle changes. 

Athletic performance and endurance

Tongkat Al can also be helpful to women by boosting workout performance. This is because it encourages higher energy levels and muscle strength as well as improves mental clarity which can be applied to improved athletic performance and endurance. 

Is Tongkat Ali Safe For Women?

Studies have shown that, at the correct dosage (detailed below), generally Tongkat Al is a safe supplement for women.

However, because it impacts hormonal health, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking it. 

Is Tongkat Ali Safe For Women

Safety Usage: Clinically Tested Tongkat Ali

Make sure that the Tongkat Ali that you take should also be tested via human trials on women to ensure its safety and avoid any adverse side effects. 

Tongkat Ali Dosage For Women

Between 50mg and 200mg is the recommended dosage of Tongkat Ali for women. 

First-time users should build up their usage from around 50mg a day to their recommended maximum dose. This will allow them to check for any adverse reactions.

Like other supplements such as echinacea, Tongkat Ali should also be taken for a maximum of 12 to 24 weeks at any one time without a break. 

Optimum Tongkat Ali dosage will differ based on factors including lifestyle. Those with an active lifestyle should take from 100-200 mg a day. In comparison, those with a more sedentary lifestyle should take 50-100mg a day.  

Conclusion: Can Women Take Tongkat Ali? 

  • Tongkat Ali can offer women-specific benefits including more energy, higher sex drive, and improved mood.  
Adil Maqbool, Medical MD

Adil Maqbool, Medical MD

Dr. Adil is a seasoned medical writer, researcher, and physician with extensive publications in top medical journals. Holding an MBBS, BSc, and FCPS-1, he excels in medical writing and patient care. Certified as a Registered Practitioner, Medical Writer, and Peer-Reviewer, he stays current with the latest medical advancements.