Our concentrated herbal granules are produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the largest producer of concentrated granules in the world. Tianjiang is part of Sinopharm, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. We chose Tianjiang because of their unprecedented commitment to quality, safety and research. Tianjiang has set the standard of granulated Chinese pharmacopoeia and they are recognised worldwide. In 2016, their laboratories obtained the CNAS status which is recognised internationally and throughout Europe. In 2017, Tianjiang obtained approval from the Hong Kong Department of Health and now all government owned hospitals in Hong Kong use Tianjiang products.
The main reason why we chose Tianjiang is because of their Spray Dry Granulation technology. This technology was adopted from Tsumula in Japan and it allows us to optimise concentrations, whilst minimising the use of binder. Unlike other manufacturers who use 'Fluid Bed Granulation', we do not use cornstarch to absorb moisture. We only use a small amount of the binder maltodextrin at 5-10% of the final product. Maltodextrin is a long chain polysaccharide and is widely used as a food safe additive. 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, Tianjiang granules have 100% solubility and are far more effective in clinic.