Bradenton, FL—A new study has shown that LJ100, a branded Tongkat Ali extract, can help reverse the hormonal cascade that leads to diminished testosterone production in aging males, according to a press release from HP Ingredients (HPI).

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was published inFood & Nutrition Research.105 men aged 50-70 were given either LJ100 100mg, LJ100 200mg, or a placebo every day for 12 weeks. The researchers looked at changes in serum total and free testosterone levels, as well as a range of secondary endpoints. They found a significant increase in total testosterone levels at week 12 in the LJ100 100mg group, and at weeks 4, 8, and 12 in the LJ100 200mg group, compared to placebo. The Ageing Male Symptoms score and Fatigue Severity Scale score both showed significant reduction at all time points within and between groups in both LJ100 groups, as well as a significant decrease in cortisol and a significant increase in muscle strength.

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“Diminished testosterone production and the resulting symptoms—easy onset of fatigue, decreased sexual drive and quality of erections, and weight gain—are a normal consequence of aging in men,” explained Annie Eng, CEO of HPI, in the press release. “As more men are wary of testosterone replacement therapy, they are actively seeking herbal alternatives. LJ100 is the most researched and proven Tongkat Ali for men’s health available, period. LJ100 is also proven safe and is sustainable, two key attributes that men would find attractive.”

Hame Persaud, HPI’s EVP, added: “HP Ingredients’ tagline is ‘Where Science Never Sleeps,’ and these studies (with more forthcoming) represent our commitment to helping our brand partners stand out in the marketplace with fresh research demonstrating efficacy and safety in the nutraceutical solutions they seek to improve their lives and well-being.”