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On our English pages, you often see the word "relationships". This is just sanitized language. On our English pages, "relationships" refers to what couples, when not sleeping, do in bed. Or, if so inclined, on the kitchen table.

English is a rather hypocritical language. Many words for natural bodily functions and processes have dirty connotations, and polite speakers like us have to go to considerable length to communicate meanings without naming them. But we nevertheless hope you get the point.


Tongkat ali extract production process


By Serge Kreutz


Our tongkat ali extract production starts with the collection of the roots. While we are in the process of establishing a 10-hectare plantation for growing eurycoma longifolia (tongkat ali) shrubs, our current raw material is all collected in the wild. Collection is tiresome because eurycoma longifolia roots grow mostly vertical into the ground, and they do so for up to two meters. For each root that is to be harvested, an individual hole has to be dug: roots cannot just be pulled out of the soil.



All our roots are collected by cooperatives of indigenous tribal people who have a so-called adat right on the forests where they collect tongkat ali roots. Adat forests are traditionally owned by whole tribal communities, not by individuals or corporations. None of our roots are collected by commercial enterprises in the modern sense.

In traditional forests where the tongkat ali roots are collected, no pesticides are used whatsoever, and there is also no industrial pollution. The nearest town is at least 50 kilometers away from the areas where our roots are collected. For this reason, the soil where our tongkat ali roots are collected carries virtually no load of industrial pollutants.



For the production of our tongkat ali extract, only roots are used. While the same glyco-proteins that form the active ingredients of tongkat ali roots are also found in the stem, branches, and even the leaves of the shrub, the concentration of active ingredients is by far the highest in the root, especially in roots of shrubs older than 5 years. In traditional Indonesian and Southeast Asian medicine, only the roots of the eurycoma longifolia shrub are used.

After the roots are collected, they are brought over a distance of about 1000 kilometers (Sumatra is a very large island) to our storage facilities in Medan, North Sumatra.



In Medan, all roots are washed and then dried for about a month. Roots are then chipped, using specialized electric equipment.

The chipped roots are soaked in water for 48 hours and than repeatedly heated for about 15 minutes. No chemicals whatsoever are added. (The traditional Indonesian way of preparing tongkat ali is to boil about 50 gram of chipped root for 30 to 60 minutes, and then drink the water after it has cooled down. Thus, in traditional medicine, only the water-soluble parts of the tongkat ali roots are used, and a single dose needs about 50 gram of root.)

Continuing our production process, the chipped roots are removed and the soak water is evaporated in a process that takes about 72 hours. Evaporation is intensified during the end phase of this process to guard against the development of molds.

The evaporator produces crystal-dry flakes which are then milled. The milled powder is highly hydrophilic and therefore stored in air-tied containers.


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Tongkatali.org - Tongkat ali strength and mildness


By Serge Kreutz



This is an issue that needs clarification.

Strength refers to efficacy.

Mildness is about ingestability.

We use 50 grams of tongkat ali to produce 1 gram of 1:50 extract.

Theoretically, you could swallow 50 grams of root powder in water. The efficacy would be the same as 1 gram of 1:50 extract.

The 50 grams of root powder will be harsh on your digestive tract. Humans are not termites. We cannot digest wood.

Hard to say what health issues may result from ingesting several hundred grams of hard root wood everyday.

Anyway, a person ingesting tongkat ali is not after root wood fiber, but after quassinoids and related chemical constituents in tongkat ali root. There are many different quassinoids in tongkat ali. They are water soluble and heat resistant.

This is a property quassinoids have in common with many chemical substances in the human food chain. Caffeine in coffee and tea are also water soluble and heat resistant. The caffeine doesn’t get lost even if you cook your tea for two hours.

There are many chemical substances in tea. And even of a plant as commonly consumed around the world as tea, not every chemical constituent has been fully researched. For tongkat ali, the knowledge is scant.

Let’s say you want to produce an instant tea like Nestlé does. An instant tea is an extract of tea leaves that comes as a powder that can be dissolved in water (we produce with technologies that have made Nestlé famous) .

You surely have heard of people with digestive issues from tea. You can try it on yourself, too.

Try to brew 2 grams of tea leaves for 3 minutes. You will get most of the caffeine. You most probably won’t have digestive issues drinking it. But you possibly would from eating 2 grams of tea leaves, just as you would from 50 grams of tongkat ali root powder.

Now try to brew the same quantity of tea leaves for 30 minutes. The tea will be darker. There will be many tannins and other dissolved chemical constituents. And that kind of brew will cause heartburn and other irritations for many people.

Now try to use 20 grams of the same tea, and brew it for 3 minutes. You will get 4 times as much caffeine, so this brew is stronger.

At the same time, this brew, in spite of being stronger, is also milder on the digestive tract.

The same would be the case if you dry the two brews. 50 milligrams of powder resulting from 8 grams of tea will be stronger, and at the same time milder, than 50 milligrams obtained from 2 grams of tea.

So here you have an example of an extract that is stronger and milder at the same time.

Our 1:50 extract is like a long-brewed tea. Some people find it harsh on the digestive tract. If 8 grams of 1:50 extract per day is no problem for you, go for that.

Our 1:200 extract is further reduced at a ratio of 1:4. Some of the ingredients that may cause digestive issues with 1:50 are not present. So, ingesting 2 grams of 1:200 is milder than 8 grams of 1:50.

There is nothing in 2 grams of 1:200 that would not also be in 8 grams of 1:50. But of course, 2 grams of 1:200 have more key ingredients than 2 grams of 1:50.


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Tongkatali.org's What are psychological calories?


By Serge Kreutz


“Psychological calories” is a new way to look at the nutritional value of food. And “psychological calories” is the reason why you can so easily lose as much weight as you want on the Serge Kreutz diet. We all know that the food we eat can be measured on a calorie scale. Calories are the energy which food provides when being burned in digestion.

Ideally, we should consume food that provides precisely the amount of energy we need for optimal physiological function. Without becoming overweight.

However, humans, and most other animals, lack an organ to sense the energy value of food.

While humans, and other animals, do have sensations related to the consumption of food, the system lacks fine-tuning.

We can feel hunger if we clearly lack food, and we can feel satiation when we have eaten enough or too much. In between these two poles are sensations like appetite (a desire for food because of its palatability) and food aversions (because we associate it with events of physical or mental discomfort).

All of this is very psychological, and much more complex than, for example, feeling too hot or too cold, or energetic or tired.

However, conventional nutritional science, as well as all so-far devised weight loss diets, have failed to take into account the psychological satiation value of food.

One thing is sure: the psychological satiation value of food and the burn value of food do not match. And it is the awareness of this discrepancy that makes the Serge Kreutz diet so successful.

The Serge Kreutz diet teaches you to differentiate between the conventional nutritional value of food (the energy value) and the psychological nutritional value of food (the taste pleasure that food provides).

Food cravings and overeating all have very little to do with the conventional nutritional value of food. They are totally psychological.

Your stomach and intestines never have a craving for food. Anyway, from the esophagus onwards, there are no taste receptors. If anything, your stomach and intestines would have been grateful if you would not have stuffed them with all that shit you have been eating all life long.

Your stomach and intestines would prefer a light burden, without all those irritants you have given them to digest because of their pleasant taste.

The Serge Kreutz diet is an entirely new approach to food consumption.

It starts with strictly treating separately the food for your stomach and intestines on the one side (conventional nutrition), and the food for your mouth and brain on the other side (the food that you eat for pleasure).

You can eat any food for its pleasure value, and as much of it as you want.

Just don’t swallow. Discard not into your esophagus. Discard into a plastic bag.

The barrier that you erect is not the lips and teeth of your mouth. The barrier must be your throat.

You can let plain water pass, as much as you desire, or even more than that. For anything else, use strict control. A little fruit every day, some nuts, a small egg yolk, minimal quantities of other food that slide down your throaf even though you would prefer to discard in the other direction.

Psychological calories, on the other hand, you can eat as many as your heart and brain desire. You can play with the many exciting tastes of food all day long. No restrictions. Anyway, as I have elaborated in other articles, the tastes of delicious foods are a smart drug, and the best antidepressant of all.

Just stay with kreutzing it all. Don’t swallow.

I guarantee you will have more pleasure from food than ever before. And you will maintain ideal body weight, without any real effort.


Tongkatali.org's Trading help with social, economic, emotional, and relationships needs


By Serge Kreutz


Standard theory is that Homo sapiens became the dominating species on earth because we descended from trees and adopted a permanent upright posture, leaving our hands free to use for other purposes, rather than hanging on tree branches.

Allegedly, a pattern developed that gave humans a reproductive edge by freeing mothers of young children from searching for food as this would be handled by males. This sharing of responsibilities allowed females to become pregnant every year, and at the same time to take care of a considerable number of offspring.

For males to be caring husbands and fathers, it was essential that an upright posture had been adopted to efficiently manage the transportation of food for their wives and children, left behind at a safe location.

An incentive for males to become food suppliers was the availability of females for relationships at any time, and not just during fertile periods.

Evolution and natural selection favored hypersexual males, and females that could raise several subsequent birth-years of offspring. By contrast, the usual mammalian pattern is that a next set of offspring is born when a previous one has been weaned. Humans have adapted to their pattern through millions of years.

Humans have lately made great progress. The emphasis is on “lately”. The modern world started only some 200 years ago, with industrialization and science.

What separates us from the stone-age tribes of 100,000 years ago, is cultural, not biological. We are changing our societies at great speed. But our genetically encoded characters are the same as tens of thousands of years ago.

The genetically encoded pattern of behavior is that females raise children, and males find food and protect.

In human evolution, the most successful reproductive strategy for females has been to bind a male who would provide food and protection for her and her offspring. For HER and HER offspring; not the offspring of other females. Female jealousy is a biological trait.

Essential traits of the male character are also genetically encoded. The most successful reproductive strategy for a male is to spread his genes over as many women as possible, provided many descendents will survive. Males want to build harems, formal or not.

The equation “relationships for food” is inherently understood. It applies to wives and prostitutes.

Relationships relationships are important for women and men. In societies of need, there are clear and simple patterns for orientation. Females have relationships needs, but they select males in accordance to their qualifications as providers and protectors. Males aim to improve their qualifications by seeking wealth and success.

In an affluent society, people lack such orientation, and everything gets confused.




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