Just the other day we got a review from a person that hadn’t even tried the herb.
Product of China. Enough said.
Don’t lie to yourself. If it comes from China, dtau away from it. You can read all the horror stories about stuff coming from China all over the internet.
This is an example of a belief that can stand in your way. (and yes “dtau” was what he wrote.)
And it’s not the first time we’ve heard it. In fact, the title of this post comes from a simple one line email we received previously from another person.
Obviously there is some truth to this statement. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be believed by many people, even if they have no experience, like this guy with his blanket statement about the herb without having tried it.
Many things from China do suck. But that doesn’t mean they all do. It’s not like the ENTIRE country is out to get us with shoddy goods.
And to think it’s ONLY China is also off base. You can find tons of crap from within the USA too, and every other country.
There are people willing to cut corners everywhere.
AND at the same time there are lots of high quality, reputable companies both here and abroad. The trick is finding the difference.
Studies have shown that the majority of herbal and other supplements found on store shelves are not what they claim to be. You can read more about that in the New York Times here.
In some cases, there is none of the plant material that is promised. Sometimes it’s a substitute plant, other times it’s all filler.
In other cases, there is the herb, but a bunch of stuff that isn’t listed.
Everything we have here at Lost Empire Herbs either has been or is in the process of going through an Identity Test at an independent US lab. Not only is this expensive but in certain cases it can be time-consuming as well.
This test shows that the herb is what they say it is, and that it isn’t filled with a bunch of other crap.
The tests have not always come back positive.
For its benefits, we wanted to have Nettle Root quite a bit earlier. So we bought some from one supplier. It came back from testing as not being what they said it was.
Since we don’t like filler we didn’t release it. In fact, we just threw away the entire sample.
The nettle root we have now has been tested as 100% nettle root extract. Nothing else.
Once again, it’s not just Chinese herbs. We really want to bring Tongkat Ali out. Paying for the testing we got a similar negative result. So we’ve begun the search for a superior supplier, and it looks like we found one, so should hopefully have that available soon.
These tests aren’t cheap. And there are more tests we want to do, for every herb we have. These other tests, heavy metals, DNA, etc. are even more expensive.
Being a small company, we don’t have unlimited funds. But a significant portion of all profits are going towards more testing and ensuring we have the highest quality herbs possible.
So even if it comes from China, we do our part to ensure its good stuff. While there is plenty of crap that comes out of China, we wouldn’t be selling it if is not good.
That’s our quality guarantee.
We are dedicated to bringing you the highest quality herbs we can find. That is one of the core values of Lost Empire Herbs.
As such we’re always looking for even better herbs suppliers, at all times, as well.
So even if it comes from China or India you can trust us. You know why? We want the very best stuff for ourselves and won’t settle for less.
And if you still feel that you’d still rather have something from the US only our medicinal mushrooms, reishi, chaga and cordyceps, as well as the new premium schisandra concentrate are all grown and processed here. We’ll likely have even more American grown herbs in the future.