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What are some of the differences between Raw Chinese Herbs and Concentrated Herb Extracts?

Concentrated Herb Extract Raw Chinese Herb
High quality raw herbs supply, strict quality control Quality of the raw herbs can not be secured from the unregulated suppliers
Strict procedures of decoction extraction, concentration, spray drying, final production and quality control etc. all met GMP standard. Due to the limitation of manufacture scale and financing, high standard quality control could not be conducted
With high tech decoction process and temperature control, the efficiency of every ingredient in the herbal medicines can be preserved. Non-professional decoction and uncontrollable temperature perish active ingredients or even generate negative factors that can eventually make the potency uncontrollable
Consistency of the product ensures the consistency of the potency. Inconsistency amongst different batches of the decoctions affects the potency
Easy preparing for clinics, easy preparing and taking for the patients. Time-consuming in preparing and decocting the loose herbs, troublesome to clinics and patients
Keep in strictly quality controlled and secured package, easy to store. Unlikely to obtain quality control, quality is not controllable during storage

 

How are Sun Ten Concentrated Herb Extracts different from other manufacturers?

  Sun Ten Concentrated Herb Extract Other Manufacturers
Qualification Certified with Australia TGA, American GMP, PIC/S, FDA etc China Mainland, Taiwan local GMP
Efficacy Special-made Corn Starch to ensure stable property and better absorption Lactose or sugar-based Starch makes powder easy to absorb humidity. (not suitable for everyone)
Consistency Utilizing HPLC qualitative/quantitative analyses to test from raw material to final products to make sure great consistency amongst multiple batches of Sun Ten products. Quality consistency might be hard to control due to different limitation of the manufacturers.
Reputation Recognised by NHS and many Academic Groups Rarely recognised by the authorities
Practical Average higher concentration ratio for clinical application, more effective with less dosage required. Average 5:1 concentration ratio for clinical application. Some are even less application.
Safety Strict Quality Control, Batch-to-Batch Certificate of Analysis to ensure heavy metals, microbiological etc to meet the highest standard. Unlikely to provide batch-to batch certificate.
Labelling Standard packaging clearly indicate all ingredients and excipient percentage No information about property and percentage of the excipient used, brings potential risks for patients who are allergic to certain excipient and additives.