This whole thing about extraction ratio of 1:200 is just a sales gimmick by some sellers. We have covered this topic in detail in another blog post : Tongkat Ali ratio 1:200
Myth 2 : Tongkat Ali Malaysia Vs Indonesia
A lot of sellers claim that Malaysia tongkat ali is bad because they contain heavy metals. Everyone who makes such a claim is selling tongkat ali from Indonesia. So it is not difficult to understand why such accusations are made. Such an accusation can't be supported by any facts. While we must admit that there are some Malaysian manufacturers who are selling substandard or fake tongkat ali, there also such sellers from Indonesia. The accusation is that Malaysian tongkat ali is harvested from polluted area. This is a completely wrong argument. Tongkat ali in Malaysia is harvested by Orang Asli or the aboriginal people in Malaysia, in the deep forest where there is no pollution. You can watch the video documentary by ABC News to understand how it is harvested then you can make your own judgement if such accusation is correct.
Myth 3: Tongkat Ali Enlarges Sex Organ
There are a lot of websites that make such claims that tongkat ali enlargest the sex organ. It is all sales gimick. There has been no scientific proof that tongkat ali, or any herbal supplements, has such function.
Myth 4 : Tongkat Ali Helps You Have Sex For Many Rounds
It is another gimmick by some sellers saying tongkat ali works like viagra giving almost instant erection and allowing them to have sex for many rounds. The trught is, tongkat ali is not a sex drug. It does not work like drugs such as viagra. Those claiming such are invariable selling fake tongkat ali products. They are banned drugs disguised as tongkat ali products.
Myth 5: Tongkat Ali Coffee / Honey
Tongkat ali coffee or honey will not give you the effects of tongkat ali extrac. We have covered this topic in another blog post. Read here : Tongkat Ali Cofee vs Extract
Myth 6: Colour Of Tongkat Ali Extract
There are some sellers who claim that higher concentraton of tongkat ali extract should be dark in colour whereas light-coloured extract i either fake or low concentration. This is baseless and cannot be supported by scientifc methods.
Tongkat ali extract is processed from the root of tongkat ali tree which is light-yellow in colour. Naturally what is extracted has to be similar colour with the colour of the root. If it turns dark colour, it simply means the composition has changed. The only way to know the quality of the extract is to measure the concentration of eurycomanone. As a matetr of fact, a lot of tongkat ali capsules in the market are dark in colour because they are not extract, but tongkat ali poweder mixed with several differnet herbs.
Myth 7 : Tongkat Ali Of 100 Years
Tongkat ali can only live up to around 30 years. Those claiming their tongkat ali is of higher quality because they only harvest tongkat ali tress that are above 50-100 years old are just lying.