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Question: quality standards of your products


From: B. L.

To sales@tongkatali.org

Hi! I found out about tongkat ali some time ago and have always been curious and wanted to use it. I am one who is strict about sourcing and where herbs and such that I purchase come from so that I can ensure the highest quality, fair-trade if applicable and so on. I finally started doing my research to see where I will purchase tongkat ali and I came across your website; I feel as if I have come to the right place. With that being said, is this grown organically? I understand not all herbs and fruits and suchly are not listed as organic in some cases since some things don't have to be labeled as "organic" when it usually is not tainted in an industry that manipulates the seeds (camu camu for example). I looked at your products on your site and my trust is gaining momentum. The product I am interested in is the capsules for 90 dollars I believe of grade A tongkat ali; just curious about the integrity and quality of this product. I am prepared to purchase today, just wanted to see if I can correspond with someone first.

Thank you!


Answer:


Dear Sir,

thank you for being in contact with us.

Our tongkat ali is collected by tribal people deep inside forests. The roots the tribal people collect are of trees 30 years old or older.

There is no road going there. The tribal people walk a day into the forest, and sometimes even two, and walk back shouldering roots.

There is no town nearby for at least 100 kilometers in any direction. And we have photographic proof of our collection methods ranging back 20 years.

Thus, our tongkat ali is as organic as it could possible be.

We know of no other company that operates like we do, and in the same area on Sumatra. Same area would mean: in a radius of 1000 kilometers in any direction.

Most "tongkat ali" on the market is a blend of saw dust and some chemicals. A gamble on your health.

Certificates of Analysis that come with fakes mean nothing. The analyzed sample is never the same as the stuff they send you.

Best regards,

Shanty (Ms)



Question:

Hey Shanty! Hope you are doing well. I was just wondering if the the versions of the herb that you have that are in powder or granulated form have anything added to them? I'm sure they don't, it's just that I received my capsules but I didn't realize the capsules are made from gel so I prefer the powder at this point. I just wanted to see if there is any additives or anything added to the powder.

Thank you so much.


Answer:


Dear J...,

Our Grade A Indonesian tongkat ali extracts have absolutely nothing added. They are pure concentrated tongkat ali, and only tongkat ali.

If the product comes as capsules, the capsule shells are made of gelatine. But the content of the capsules is only tongkat ali extract.

Pure Grade A tongkat ali extract cannot be cheap. That's mathematically impossible. Just imagine, a truck of 5 tons root yielding 25 kg has to travel some 600 kilometers, much of it on miserable roads. Before that, 10 to 20 people spend a few days in a rainforest, digging out roots and carrying them back.

Standard US supplements that claim to be tongkat ali are mostly fillers, rice flour or stearate, with only traces of tongkat ali, if any.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/science/herbal-supplements-are-often-not-what-they-seem.html

https://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2015/02/04/times-article-prompts-investigation-into-herbal-supplements/

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/new-york-attorney-general-targets-supplements-at-major-retailers/

There are so many cheats thay claim 1:200 tongkat ali extract at low prices. They are all fakes cashing in on our reputation.

Best regards,

Shanty (Ms)

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Petisah Tengah, Medan Petisah,
Medan City, North Sumatra 20236,
Indonesia
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