Tongkat Ali Buyers Guide

Why It Is Important To Buy High-Quality Tongkat Ali Extract

Tongkat ali extract is produced from mature trees of ten years in age; if these trees are grown in an area with contaminated soil, these contaminants can be absorbed into the roots of the plant over the growing period. While it is rare that these would make it to market, it has happened with extracts produced in Malaysia as documented here.

The above scenario happens because extract producers in some parts of Asia are happy to sign these substandard extracts off as passing all the specs for human consumption and ship them out for sale in the rest of the world, so they get paid.

Buy From A Tongkat Ali Expert

To ensure the Tongkat ali extract that you buy is safe to use, we highly recommended that you purchase from a retailer that specialises in Tongkat ali products, rather than a company who sells many supplements, one of them being Tongkat ali extract.

For a company that specialises in Tongkat ali root extracts, their reputation depends on the quality of the product they sell and repeat custom, knowing your product and its supply chain is key to this.

In contrast, a company that sells a wide range of supplements, and one of those happens to be Tongkat ali will almost always purchase the cheapest extract they can source, with no other considerations. In essence, they are the perfect Yin to the inferior extract producers Yang.

To learn More About Tongkat Fitness and our involvement in high-quality Tongkat ali products, please visit our About Us page.

Buying Tongkat Ali From A Random Supplier

If you choose to buy from a random source, we recommend that you look for the following items to ensure your Tongkat ali is up to a reasonable standard.

  • The product has a valid certificate of authenticity (CofA).
  • The plant extract process has been carried out in a location where you know the safety certification will be genuine; for example, the EU, US and the United Kingdom are good locations for production.
  • The extract should be 99% water-soluble in warm water, bitter-tasting, and range from a pale light tan to a medium tan brown depending on the root and production methods.

To learn more about the plan extraction process, certification, and the difference between standardised and traditional extracts, please visit our Plant Extracts Page

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