Alert on Adulterated Kratom Products
What you need to know about Kratom and who you purchase it from
Washington, D.C. - April 10, 2019 – The American Kratom Association (AKA) is warning consumers not to purchase or use kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) products that contain concentrated, purified, or synthetically enhanced alkaloids (mitragynine (MG) or 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG)). In addition, the AKA urges consumers to not use kratom products with alkaloid content that exceeds the proportion of the alkaloid content that is present in the natural plant. AKA is specifically concerned about reports that kratom vendors are marketing products claiming to offer higher levels of 7-HMG that produce enhanced effects over natural leaf kratom products.
AKA is aggressively promoting a Kratom Consumer Protection Act in numerous states around the country expressly to prohibit the marketing of kratom products that are formulated with enhanced alkaloid content that is greater than the proportion of the alkaloids that occur in the natural plant; synthetic alkaloids; or any kratom product that does not disclose the alkaloid content on the product’s label or package.
Marketing of kratom products that attempt to convince a consumer that they should purchase a specific kratom product versus a competitor’s product based on a higher concentrations of MG or 7-HMG, and making claims of “strength” based on the “massive concentration” of the alkaloids and the enhanced “effects” of their product, is of significant concern to the AKA and consumers are strongly advised to avoid such products.
The AKA supports conclusions by independent research that the artificially elevated concentrations of 7-HMG that are higher than those found in raw M. speciosa leaves, found in some commercially available products exceeding naturally occurring material by up to 500%, are by definition dangerous adulterated products and should be removed from the market. If such product manufacturers seek market entry of such products that artificially enhance the alkaloids and their effects, they should submit applications to the FDA for a new dietary ingredient (NDI) approval prior to marketing such products.
We provide only all-natural kratom, pesticide free, and lab tested. When you purchase at Chakra Corner, you are purchasing unadulterated kratom in its purist form. Tested for pesticides, contaminants, and includes a microbiological analysis.
We pride ourselves in providing a premium product at a great price!
WHEN THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING FROM OTHER VENDORS, FOLLOW THESE RULES:
As with any business, competition abounds! For cheap untested kratom, the barriers for new entrants are low. These clandestine sellers are sourcing kratom from cheap sources, neglect to pay for analysis, and package in a questionable way.
1. Be sure you vendor can provide a certificate of analysis (COA) and not just a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSD). This means nothing and it's amazing how many companies pass off a MSD to legitimize their business.
2. Kratom extracts including vape juices, oils, tablets, and some powders ARE NOT SAFE. Even some of the bigger, well known companies provide these products and like most chemical synthesis; the extraction of alkaloids involves dangerous chemicals. You do not want to be ingesting these! In addition, this will sky rocked your tolerance and greatly impact the positive effects of this great botanical.
You can't patent a plant so please do your part and do not support only companies that are supplying all-natural, unadulterated Kratom! Thank you for reading!