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Our concentrated herbal granules are produced by the largest producer of concentrated granules in the world. We chose them for their unprecedented commitment to quality, safety and research as they set the standard of granulated Chinese pharmacopoeia and are recognised worldwide. In 2016, their laboratories obtained the CNAS status which is recognised internationally and throughout Europe. The main reason why we chose our manufacturer is because of their Spray Dry Granulation technology.
As we use Spray Drying Granulation technology, it allows us to optimise concentration, whilst minimising the use of a binder. Unlike other manufacturers who use 'Fluid Bed Granulation', we do not use cornstarch to absorb moisture. Maltrodexian is a food-safe binder that we use in our Phoenix concentrated herbal granules. It is essential to use a binder to prevent the granules from clumping or becoming too thick. Phoenix products only contain 5-10% of the binder for a purer concentration rate, unlike other brands that use a higher percentage of a binder. The Maltrodexian found in Phoenix products is pharmaceutical-grade and is a long-chain polysaccharide that is widely used as a food-safe additive. We use Maltrodexian as it is one of the most compatible binders to use with herbal products, therefore, we do not need to use a large amount.
Maltrodexian is a type of carbohydrate as it is extracted from wheat but it undergoes intense processing to ensure it is certified gluten-free. The final product is a water-soluble white powder with a neutral taste so it does not affect the end product. With the exception of naturally gluten-containing herbs, both our granules and the maltodextrin are certified gluten-free.
Furthermore, prior to Spray Drying, we use traditional methods of water decoction to ensure optimal efficacy according to classical texts. In comparison to all other factories in mainland China and Taiwan, our granules have 100% solubility and are far more effective in clinics.