Lab testing is an important factor in establishing kratom safety and quality. As a kratom buyer, it is definitely one of the top considerations you must make before choosing a kratom company. Purchasing organic lab-tested kratom from a premium company is the best decision you will make.
When we talk about lab testing for kratom, there are three main factors in mind: chemical composition, safety consideration, and regulation compliance.
Chemical Composition of Kratom
The principal component of kratom is alkaloids, of which it can feature up to forty. Of these tens of alkaloids, the principal is mitragynine, which is an indole-based alkaloid. In fact, it is the reason kratom is scientifically called Mitragyna speciosa. After all, depending on the strain, mitragynine could take up to 60% (and even more) of the total alkaloid content in kratom leaf. Other minor alkaloids include 7-hydroxy mitragynine, paynantheine, and speciogynine.
The alkaloids in kratom vary greatly, due to different factors, including environment, climate, planting season, harvest time, etc. For instance, most of the kratom products in the United States are not grown here in the country; rather, they are cultivated in Southeast Asia, where the tropical climate supports the proper development of the alkaloids in the plant.
That is important because the alkaloids content determines the (severity of the) effects of a particular strain of kratom. Red kratom strains have the most intense effects, white kratom strains are the mildest, while green kratom strains are optimal. Yellow kratom strains usually have a blend of effects.
Safety Consideration for Kratom
Compared to other herbs of its status, kratom is fairly recent. The earliest evidence of kratom goes back to only the nineteenth century. Here in the US, we have only experienced kratom’s goodness for a few years. The implication of this is that research into kratom is limited in certain areas, particularly as to how it interacts with other chemicals.
Because of this, it is advisable that kratom products remain completely organic. The act by some companies of including chemical additives to enhance the effects of their kratom products is not recommended in any way. In fact, such might undermine the safety of the kratom. Kratom must be kept pure from cultivation all the way through product packaging. That also means kratom farmers must utilize sustainable techniques to grow kratom while doing all they can to avoid the use of chemicals including pesticides and herbicides.
Lab testing is necessary to ensure that the kratom is indeed organic and safe for customers. There is no wellness-focused (as against profit-focused) kratom company that does not prioritize kratom lab testing.
Compliance with Government Regulations
Federally, kratom is legal without restrictions throughout the United States. Only a handful (7 or thereabouts) of state and municipal governments out rightly ban kratom within their jurisdiction.
Among the rest of other states where kratom is legal, the legislation usually follows the FDA’s standards or they may establish certain restrictions, which may include compulsory lab testing. Therefore, a company that does not test its kratom products may be contravening a local law and must be avoided.
In places where kratom is banned or restricted, the main reason cited for that decision is the safety of kratom, even though there is research showing that kratom is safe. When kratom companies don’t take seriously their responsibility to not prevent unsafe products from entering the market, the result is fear among the populace and unjustified vilification of kratom in its entirety.
WayMoreNaturals is a company that holds the three factors above very important in our production and sale of organic lab-tested kratom. We conduct thorough lab testing on all our kratom products that go on sale. You can find more details below.
Kratom Lab Testing at WayMoreNaturals
This section details all the processes that our organic lab-tested kratom products at WayMoreNaturals go through before being released into the market. All these steps are equally important for the purpose of ensuring safety, quality assurance, and compliance with government regulations.
Handling and Packaging
We receive raw organic kratom leaves from our experienced farmers in Southeast Asia. The native climate helps ensure that the kratom is of the best quality. Upon reception of the raw kratom here in the United States, it is stored in a climate-controlled clean room, where all processing takes place. In essence, our kratom products never handled beyond the safety boundaries of this cleanroom; they make it out only upon full processing and packaging, ready to be delivered to our numerous customers all over the country.
To preserve the integrity of the process, the lab testing of all our kratom products takes place in a third-party lab, which is similarly certified. The testing is mainly for quality assurance and for safety. For quality assurance, we test for the composition of the product, mainly the alkaloid content. With regards to safety, we test for contaminants such as:
- Heavy metals content – [AOAC 2013.06] Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and
- Microbial safety – Aerobic Plate Count [AOAC 990.12], Yeast and Mold [AOAC 997.02], Coliforms and E Coli [AOAC 991.4], and Salmonella [AOAC-RI 050701]
Products that do not pass the safety requirements are immediately destroyed. Only organic lab-tested kratom products that are deemed to be of the utmost quality are subsequently packaged and sent out to customers.
How would you know if our claims were correct? We certainly don’t want you to take our words at face value. To ascertain these claims, members of the public (whether they are customers or not) are always welcome to request the lab results of any of our products. This is referred to as a Certificate of Analysis, and it comes with every organic lab-tested kratom product. In it, you would see the chemical components of the plant (for instance, the alkaloid content can determine the effectiveness of the kratom product), as well as confirm that there are no harmful substances or chemical additives. Contact us today and we will gladly avail you with the document within 24 hours.
When purchasing kratom anywhere, online or physically, the question of lab testing is one that must be asked. An untested kratom product is an automatic red flag and must be avoided. Also, even when the vendor/producer claims that their kratom is tested, request a proof in the form of a valid certificate of analysis from a third-party laboratory.
At WayMoreNaturals, we take lab testing very seriously because we want the best for our customers always.
This product has not been approved by the FDA for human or animal use. The FDA has issued warnings about Kratom ingestion in humans. This product is sold with no directions or intended use. Content on this page does not claim or intend to claim any verifiable or beneficial use in humans.
WARNING! This product has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and therefore, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See Import Alert 54-15 issued by the FDA for more information.