Tongkat Ali Color Variation

Posted by Mark Foster on

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, quality and safety 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 the spray drying technique used on our new TKA 1:200 standardised Eurycomanone Tongkat Ali extract, and seen in the video above. The spray drying technique drys the Tongkat Ali extract without overheating it, preserving the integrity of the extract. 

Traditional Drying Process

In traditional Tongkat Ali extraction, a vacuum drying process is employed to dry the extract from its liquid state, this longer exposure to higher temperatures will often damage the active ingredients while at the same time darken the extract, in some instances the heat exposure can reduce the extract almost to a charcoal state, this will give a very dark appearance but terrible quality Tongkat Ali Extract.

Closing Thoughts

To produce a consistent dark color of Tongkat Ali extract would only hinder our ability to regulate the quality of the extract.



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