Scam Warning Page!
ALL sellers that claim to sell Tongkat Ali manufactured in Indonesia should be able to show you a Nomor Depkes licence, which is a goverment required document to produce Tongkat Ali in Indonesia. Without it the Tongkat Ali is most certainly either being produced illegally OR is fake, you can be 100% certain of this. Even if they do not make it themselves they should very easily be able to show you a Nomor Depkes by asking their supplier for a copy of it, as all real Indonesian manufacturers will have no problems supplying a copy to their distributors. A copy Sumatra Pasak bumis Certificate, who provide the extract to World A.B.S that we sell, can be seen HERE .
Be aware of sellers claiming they import the roots from Indonesia and make the extract themselves also as this is highly unlikely and impractical. It takes 200 grams of raw root to make 1 gram of 1:200 extract. This means you would need 7200 grams of raw root to produce just 1 bottle of 120 caps at 300mg per cap. Just 100 bottles would be 720,000 grams of raw root (720 kilos).
If they claim this, ask to see their import papers and a photo of them standing next to the shipping container with the huge amount of roots they just imported, or a photo of their factory and a scan of their import papers showing the amount of raw root they claim to have imported. If they cannot show you this it would be wise to avoid them as what they are likely selling you is Tribulus, which is about the same colour as Tongkat and is also very bitter, although it is a different kind of bitterness to Tongkat Ali.
Tribulus is quite a sharp bitterness and stings the tongue slightly in comparison to the extreme yet smooth bitterness of Tongkat. Only people who have already tasted genuine Tongkat will be able to tell the difference. Buy yourself some cheap Tribulus from www.bulksupplementsdirect.co.uk and do a taste comparison of the claimed Tongkat you just purchased. If it is the same or almost the same taste, it is Tribulus as Tongkat is a very very different taste and a very different kind of bitter!
Selling tribulus as Tongkat is a common scam that has been going on for quite some time. Tongkat Ali labelled as being Indonesian in origin but manufactured in China is almost always in my experience, Tribulus or a mix of Trib and coffee. It looks, tastes and reacts exactly like the above and not like Tongkat which is why i say this.
Cap size is also a dead give away. 300mg of 1:200 is the most you can fit in to a size 0 cap, and 600mg in a size 00 cap. Claims of 500mg - 800mg per cap are common for Tribulus labeled as Tongkat.
Also, try leaving the capsule in a warm place for a day or so, Tribulus will often turn in to a sticky lump the same shape as the cap it is in but smaller, allowing you to remove the cap and be left with a pellet shaped chunk of trib that you can squeeze or drop and it will still be a somewhat sticky mass. Tongkat will remain mostly in powder form, it may set a little but not like tribulus!