Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) is a promising supplement that may increase testosterone levels: but does it cause gyno?
If you’re thinking of buying Tongkat Ali, or already have it, the last thing you want is to develop saggy, man boobs.
So, does Tongkat Ali cause gyno? There’s no mechanistic explanation as to why Tongkat Ali would cause gyno. It’s true that Tongkat Ali can increase muscle mass, so it can give you bigger pecs if you do resistance training, however it won’t give you man boobs. If you do develop gynecomastia while taking Tongkat Ali, it’s almost certainly caused by another unrelated factor.
If you want to learn more about the effects Tongkat Ali has on breast size, then keep on reading.
In this article, I’ll explain whether Tongkat Ali makes gyno worse (or whether it can improve it), whether Tongkat Ali increases estrogen levels, and common causes of gyno that you may not be aware of.
Does Tongkat Ali Make Gyno Worse?
Again, there’s no scientific evidence to suggest that Tongkat Ali can make gyno worse.
If anything, Tongkat Ali may even improve gyno as it can help you burn more fat.
Does Tongkat Ali Increase Estrogen Levels?
Research shows that Tongkat Ali may increase serum oestradiol levels in menopausal women.
However, there’s limited research to suggest that Tongkat Ali increases estrogen levels in male.
But what’s interesting is that Tongkat Ali has been shown to significantly increase testosterone levels in both males and females.
The fact that Tongkat Ali can increase testosterone in males means that it may be beneficial for gyno, given that gyno is caused by a too high ratio of estrogen to testosterone.
Can Tongkat Ali Increase Breast Size?
Since Tongkat Ali can help increase muscle mass, then it can make your breast muscle tissue (pectorals) bigger.
This is assuming you’re doing some form of resistance training and you’re eating in a calorie surplus.
Again, it’s important to clarify that this is different to making man boobs bigger. If you suffer from man boobs, then taking Tongkat Ali won’t affect their size.
But if you do notice that your man boobs are getting bigger while taking Tongkat Ali, then it’s most likely caused by other factors, such as eating too many calories and not doing enough exercise.
If you’re trying to get bigger pecs, then Tongkat Ali may help increase muscle mass in your chest area.
Can Tongkat Ali Cause Puffy Nipples?
There’s no evidence to suggest that Tongkat Ali causes puffy nipples. Again, if you develop puffy nipples while taking Tongkat Ali, it’s likely caused by another factor.
To be certain, it’s always best to check any sudden changes in body composition with your medical professional.
What Causes Gyno?
Gyno develops when your estrogen and testosterone levels are too imbalanced.
While estrogen is important in males for bone density, sexual function, and cognitive function, having too much estrogen can lead to problems, such as gyno.
There are many causes of high estrogen levels, and thus gyno, such as:
- Anabolic steroids
- Certain medical conditions, like hyperthyroidism and liver failure.
- Tongkat Ali does not cause gynecomastia and will not make gynecomastia worse.
- Tongkat Ali is a safe and effective supplement that can increase testosterone levels in males and estrogen levels in females.
- If you do develop gyno while taking Tongkat Ali, it’s likely caused by another unrelated factor. You should speak to your medical professional to determine what this factor is and help resolve the condition.
Hope this helped!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.