Embark on a journey tracing the rich history of Tongkat Ali, a plant with roots dating back to its first documented use by Scottish botanist William Jack in 1822. Today, you may experience the best Tongkat Ali store in the UK as AKARALI expands it product range and delivery service to Scotland, covering Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We unveil the remarkable history and journey of this extraordinary herbal treasure hailed from deep rainforests of Malaysia, culminating in AKARALI’s emergence as the unrivalled choice for Tongkat Ali enthusiasts and customers all across the UK.
1900s: The Herbal Healer
With its origins as a widely traded herbal medicine in Southeast Asia in the early 1900s, Tongkat Ali gained esteem for its natural healing properties and was used widely by all sorts of people across the region, particularly in Malaysia. This historical significance sets the stage for AKARALI’s commitment to providing the highest quality Tongkat Ali products to customers across the world.
1980s – 1990s: Local Energy Tonic
In subsequent decades, Tongkat Ali continued to be consumed without strict regulations, primarily sought after as a local energy tonic, aphrodisiac, and remedy for anything from general fever to malaria. During this time, it was primarily hand-harvested by the indigenous community and used informally by a large cross-section of the population. It is this heritage that AKARALI honors, acknowledging the plant’s traditional uses and indigenous best-practices while elevating its quality for a discerning UK market.
2000 – 2007: Pioneering Commercialization
AKARALI stands at the forefront of Tongkat Ali’s commercialization journey, mirroring the plant’s pivotal moment when the Malaysian Government partnered with MIT to create the first patented hot-water standardized Tongkat Ali extract. As AKARALI sets its footstep in the UK, this historical breakthrough underscores AKARALI’s dedication to delivering innovation, excellence, and the best Tongkat Ali products to all customers in the UK.
2009 – 2010: Strategic Investment
Aligned with Tongkat Ali’s wide range of potential benefits, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah, recognized its potential and invested strategically towards boosting the quality and recognition of Tongkat Ali research and commercialization. This resonates with AKARALI’s mission to provide the UK market with the highest quality pure Tongkat Ali extract backed by clinical studies, consultative approach, strategic insights and expertise.
2011: Quality Standards Established
The commitment to quality and excellence reached a pinnacle in 2011 when the Department of Standards Malaysia established stringent quality requirements for commercial Tongkat Ali extracts via Malaysian Standard 2409 (MS2409). MS2409 states that the best Tongkat Ali standardized extract must contain eurycomanone content between 0.8% – 1.5%, polysaccharides above 30%, protein above 20% and glycosaponin above 40%. AKARALI embraces these standards wholeheartedly, ensuring that each Tongkat Ali sold in the UK adheres to the highest specifications.
2015: Traditional Medicine Recognition
The Malaysian Ministry of Health’s official recognition of Tongkat Ali as a Traditional Medicine in 2015 underscores the plant’s cultural, medical, and historical significance. AKARALI is a rare company with a strong mission, to bring this legacy back to the UK since its first documented use in 1822, offering a product deeply rooted in tradition, quality, and wellness.
2016 – Present: Research Renaissance
As Tongkat Ali experiences a research renaissance, AKARALI leads the market in the UK with a commitment to science-backed extracts that are pure with guarantee potency. With over 300 research studies and over 26 validated human clinical trials since 2016, AKARALI’s products stand tall amongst other UK Tongkat Ali brands such as British Supplements Tongkat Ali, Superbotanic, German Pharma Tongkat Ali, Swanson Tongkat Ali and Solaray. This is a testament to the brand’s unwavering dedication to evidence-based excellence to deliver higher quality Tongkat Ali products in the UK.
AKARALI emerges as the best choice for Tongkat Ali customers in the UK, seamlessly blending the rich heritage and history with a commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence.
In a commitment to preserving the traditional indigenous practices, we have upmost respect on AKARALI’s time-honoured method of hand-harvesting the Tongkat Ali roots, respecting the delicate balance between nature and tradition.
With a legacy rooted in centuries of tradition and cutting-edge research partners, AKARALI invites British consumers to experience the unparalleled benefits of premium Tongkat Ali, which is reported by the New World Report as the best Tongkat Ali in the UK for testosterone support and aging men. Their one-stop Tongkat Ali shop offers a boasts a diverse range of the best Tongkat Ali supplements, from capsules, to coffee, and loose extract powder in the UK.