Scam warning: Beware of cheap tongkat ali

By March 26, 2015Tongkat ali

When it comes to cheap products nothing beats China, but is it price all that really matters? I don’t think price is the most important factor when we are talking about stuff you put in your body and affects your health. In this post we will cover why tongkat ali is such an expensive product and how come some companies can offer such a cheap tongkat ali powder.

Tongkat ali is an expensive product for many reasons, among which:

  • It can’t be cultivated, only harvested from the wild, this increases its value over time as the tree gets more scarce
  • It needs a lot of manual labor to extract the roots
  • High concentration version of the product like 1:200 requires a lot of raw material to produce the finished tongkat ali powder

The budget-concerned customer will naturally search for the cheapest options available. sites like alibaba.com offers a myriad of cheap tongkat ali manufacturer like this one:

tongkat ali china

However, what those products actually are might not be what you were looking for.

Chinese tongkat ali

Have you ever wondered how come some companies can offer prices as low as $10-12? Don’t be fooled by the technical claims, there is no way that tongkat ali can be produced for such a low price.

In fact, tongkat ali, like many other herbal substance, is restricted for import in China. Take a look at this email from a Chinese tongkat ali manufacturer (source: herbolab)

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The risk of buying tongkat ali from unverified sources is not just when dealing with Chinese companies, the problem is that all the companies they supply to might not even be aware of what they are selling.

Do yourself a favor and buy tongkat ali only from a reputable source like herbolab.com.

2 Comments

  • sharleen says:

    Hi,
    I have had no contact regarding a refund or sending out the product I ordered from tongkataliaustralia but have not received a solution to this problem. Just letting you know that there seems to be tongkat ali website which are untrustworthy

  • Sunardi says:

    Now I’m like, well duh! Truly thkaufnl for your help.

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