Tongkat Ali is certainly one of the top hormone-supporting herbs that we have available for sale here at Lost Empire Herbs. It’s very effective at getting into the system and helping your body not only to up-regulate testosterone production but also to keep it freely available. Among other things, that means some great sexual health benefits!
Maca is known as a great energy enhancer as well as an all-natural aid in boosting libido. Some speculate that it’s also helping in testosterone production but the science actually reveals that that’s not the way it’s working.
How do they taste?
Maca is an amazing root and one that actually tastes good. I personally love its malty flavor.
I don’t, however, love the taste of Tongkat Ali. It’s extremely bitter, most likely because it’s so concentrated at 100:1 and it’s full of those bitter components, whereas we’re just grinding up the Maca root and delivering it to you.
As you can imagine, the dose between these two is also very different.
Tongkat Ali Dose
Because of the 100:1 extract strength we talked about earlier, very small doses of Tongkat Ali are needed.
A tiny little spoon is included in the package to help you take the proper dose.
Meanwhile, with Maca many people aren’t going to feel the beneficial effects unless they’re doing a much higher dosage. In fact, we recommend 1 tbsp of Maca per day, perhaps even more than that depending on the individual.
It’s important to understand that this root is consumed as a food in Peru and surrounding areas where it’s grown. In those countries, it’s just another food item, and as such, there’s no need to be careful about the dosing as you would with other herbal supplements and concentrated extracts like Tongkat Ali.
It’s quite likely at a higher dose of Maca that you’ll note those enjoyable energetic effects and “getting in the mood” much more whereas a small dose works best for Tongkat Ali in those specific functions.
So which one is better?
You can’t really say that one is better than the other.
Because with each one you’re likely pursuing different objectives or goals and they both work differently.
Most interested in improved sexual function? Try them both and see what works best for you!
Ultimately, the effects that you feel with each of these herbs is going to determine which one is best for you individually.
Can Maca and Tongkat Ali be combined?
Some users report optimal results by taking Tongkat Ali and Maca together.
You can even combine them then to combat a lot of the bitterness of the Tongkat Ali with the enjoyable, malty flavor of the three big tablespoons of the Maca!
We have a lot more information throughout this site on both herbs and we invite you to explore that content for more details.
Overall, I’d say Maca is excellent for helping with energy and libido.
Tongkat Ali is one of our better, stronger herbs for regulating hormones and a lot of good things that result from doing so.
Combine them, take them separately and experiment with dose to find what works best for you!