Tongkat Ali Color Variation

Overview

Due to the process used to produce our HPLC Standardized Tongkat Ali extract, the color will vary from batch to batch. The color will range from a sand brown to a slightly darker reddish brown; This variation arises from the color of the Tongkat Ali root used, the color of the chosen extract that passes our required specifications and also the new drying process used.

Traditional Extraction

With traditional extraction methods, Tongkat Ali root would be selected by age or color to be used in the extraction process; this is mainly to keep a constant appearance, rather than any other specifics regarding actual quality or safety of the finished product.

HPLC Standardization

One of the many benefits of using the HPLC standardized extract is that Tongkat Ali root can be sourced based on its sustainability, rather than color or age. We allow the HPLC testing to monitor the strength of the extract during in the liquid stage before going on to the drying phase.

Spray Drying Process

Another key reason for a lighter color extract is through extensive pre and post drying testing; we discovered the active ingredients in the finished Tongkat Ali extract were undamaged when using spray drying technique, this new technique drys the extract without overheating it, unlike the traditional drying process that often darkens the color.

Traditional Drying Process

In traditional Tongkat Ali extraction, a vacuum drying process is commonly used this longer exposure to higher temperatures will often overheat the extract damaging the active ingredients darkening the extract further and in some instances reduce the extract almost to a charcoal state.

Closing Thoughts

To produce a consistent darker color would hinder our ability to regulate the quality specifics of the finished extract.

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