It is well established that tongkat ali has to be cycled. This is the case because of the negative feedback loops of the human body’s hormonal system: increased levels of any hormone reliably trigger the hormone’s down-regulation. This is why exogenous testosterone causes testicular shrinkage, for example. When more than enough testosterone comes from the syringe, the Leydig cells don’t produce any at all, and the testicles get atrophied.
Thus, using tongkat ali, one can trick the body into elevated testosterone levels only for a limited period of time. This means that in order to be effectively used, tongkat ali has to be cycled on off on off.
Bodybuilders and men with a busy sexual schedule don’t like off-cycles. They would prefer consistently elevated testosterone levels, bodybuilders for an optimal physique, and those pursuing optimal sex for orgasmic gratification.
The best solution we can come up with for this dilemma is to alternate tongkat ali with butea superba.
Both butea superba and tongkat ali work on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis which regulates testosterone levels, but the pythochemicals of the two plants are structurally so different that familiarization to the one doesn’t carry over to the second.
For supranatural levels of testosterone, it is essential that the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is off-balance as this is what exerts the desired increased testosterone synthesis.
Alternating butea superba and tongkat ali is a convincing strategy. A standard regimen would be to use tongkat ali for 8 to 12 days, and then switch to butea superba for an approximately equal time span. After the butea superba comes again the tongkat ali, and then again the butea superba, and so on, without ever letting testosterone go down to base level.
Alternatively, both herbals could be consumed as part of a wider stacking regimen, which eliminates the need for cycling.