LJ100 is an extracted form of Tongkat Ali that is stronger when compared like for like.
The main bioactive ingredient within Tongkat Ali are peptides called Eurypeptides.
For LJ100 they have standardized their process such that it is 22% Eurypeptides.
Whereas natural Tongkat Ali is estimated to contain 2% to 4% Eurypeptides
Tongkat Ali can be purchased from a number of brands. In this example we’re going to compare it from the DoubleWood brand.
Their Tongkat Ali Complex contains 120 capsules that contain 500mg of Tongkat Ali each – so 60g in total.
Whereas their LJ100 product contains 120 capsules at 100mg each – so 12g in total.
At face value, the non-extracted form contains more Tongkat Ali. However, if we estimate that it contains between 2% – 4% Eurypeptides, then it is 5-10x weaker than the extracted form.
Meaning that LJ100 would have similar levels of Eurypeptides to about 60 – 120g of regular Tongkat Ali.
Below are examples of pricing for the two:
- Double Wood – LJ100 – 15% off coupon here
- Double Wood – Tongkat Ali (Non-extract) – 15% off coupon here
What is Tongkat Ali?
Tongkat Ali is the name of a plant found in South East Asia that has been used in traditional herbal medicine.
It was used for a variety of ailments, including to boost sexual desire and function.
In the early 2000s researchers began studying whether it could boost testosterone in a clinical setting – and their results have been promising.
What is LJ100?
LJ100 is the brand name of an extract of Tongkat Ali that has specifically been studied in the context of boosting testosterone production. The ingredients of note are:
- 40% Glyco Saponins
- 28% Eurypeptides
It has been patented (see patent #7,132,117), and is made by a company called HP Ingredients who are based in Florida. They source the plant itself from Malaysia, and it is processed in a Malaysian GMP factory. Once the product is completed, it’s provided wholesale to supplement companies to add to their branded products.
Hopefully the above clarifies on the differences between LJ100 and regular Tongkat Ali. If you’ve got any further questions, please leave them below in the comments.