All of our ingredients are sourced from selected suppliers for optimum handling and consistency. Within the Supply Chain, a collaboration with local Aborigines (called ‘Orang Asli’) in Pahang, allows for around 500 Orang Asli from the village to earn a better living by collecting wild herbs from the jungle. In the case of Tongkat Ali, the root once processed, can fetch a higher price than raw unprocessed root on the market. On this notion, a post-harvest facility was also set up within the village to accommodate the processing of collected Tongkat Ali roots by drying, grinding and packing to prepare for transport. This setting is a mutually beneficial eco-system as the Orang Asli will be able to supply the raw material at a higher value and benefit from a secure and steady demand while Biotropics will be able to obtain raw materials with consistent standards - crucial to the extraction and manufacturing of Physta®.
Watch video PM Datuk Seri Najib Visit to Biotropics Tongkat Ali Facilities in Pahang, Malaysia.