Some indicators may indicate an increased risk of adulteration of raw materials, such as supply chain shortages, high cost plant components, and the production of large quantities of ingredients. It is difficult to foresee that supply chain shortages can become a problem because it depends on factors such as weather conditions, disease and market success. However, palm fruit extract may be affected by the shortage of supply chain, and Rhodiola root and root extract may also be affected. Other plant ingredients belonging to this category have seen significant growth in sales over the past few years, such as turmeric, frankincense, Ashwagandha and elderberry extract.
Plant components with relatively high raw material costs, such as cranberry extract, Cordyceps sinensis or cranberry extract with high content of proanthocyanidins, are often caused by economic stimuli and adulterated problems, as are many essential oils. In addition, ginkgo and turmeric are commodities that continue to exist in adulteration. It must be said that curcumin has been very hot in the past two years, and the non-locality of raw materials adulteration and products has become the mainstream of the market. It is reported that Shaanxi Undersun currently has established a company-specific turmeric planting base in China, and began to control the quality of raw materials from the planting end.
Ginkgo is also a high-frequency raw material for market adulteration. A report issued by the US Government Accountability Office in November 2018 pointed out that two ginkgo products were tested and found to contain no ginkgo leaves and other unknowns. Alternative raw materials. For Ginkgo, deliberate adulteration is still a major problem, as the addition of cheap raw materials has an economic advantage, although it has received a lot of publicity over the years. But the problem of adulteration of ginkgo will continue, because the use of cheap adulterated raw materials will bring attractive economic incentives.