It has been said that Kratom Quality has diminished over the past few years. This is true due to numerous factors. The main reason is overharvesting and the harvesting of young trees that are not yet developed.
Another reason is that some of the kratom products on the market may not be 100% kratom leaves. We have seen and heard reports from customers who shop around they had received kratom that smelled and tasted bland or was just not effective.
They had later told me that it looked like the kratom was mixed with other leaves such as moringa and other leaves that are similar.
There are even other types of Speciosa Tree in Indonesia. Mitragyna javanica, Mitragyna parvifolia and Mitragyna hirsuta. If you do not know which one you are harvesting from, or you just do not care and want money this can be a problem.
Without a regulated marketplace there is really no way for anyone to know what they are getting in their package unless you are purchasing from official kratom vendors that evaluate their kratom products and make sure they sell official 100% pure kratom products.
One factor is over harvesting of old growth Kratom Trees. Another factor would be immature Kratom. Old tree kratom must be given time to grow and produce quality leaves. Sustainable farming practices will ensure that the old growth forest will be a workable solution for Kratom in the future.
This is just another reason we need to make sure that the farmers are being paid properly for Kratom. We need to ensure that the lives of the Indonesian people that supply us with this wonderful plant will be improved!
The Kratom Industry can help in the area. We can make this a sustainable industry! Let’s make the lives of the Indonesian people better! These are the people that work long hours in the heat to bring us the kratom that we love. Indonesia is a Hot and Humid jungle environment.
Life is not as convenient in Indonesia as we are used to here in the United States.
I know someone who went over a few years ago. The heat was so oppressive that he asked for a fan. People had to go look for car batteries to hook up to power the fan so that he could use the fan to cool off. Not a way of life that we are used to here in the United States.
East Nusa Tenggara remains one of the least developed provinces in Indonesia. Kratom can help their areas to develop sustainable farming practices and allow the area a better quality of life. Modern farming systems and proper crop rotation can assure that we have kratom sustainably produced.
We can teach cover cropping to the regions in need of farming education. We must all get on the same page to make sure that we have kratom here for the long haul.
There are Kratom trees being cut down for the kratom leaves only. This Practice is going to destroy the old tree kratom forests. Quality control of kratom products and preserving this natural resource is our concern.
We are committed to sustainable practices and ensuring that old tree kratom is available for years to come. Not to say that 1 year old kratom does not work, but it is not comparable to old tree kratom.
I remember a story from about 4 years ago where our friends in Indonesia were traveling 12 hours to discuss harvesting of certain old growth trees. Exciting to see that there are discussions about proper harvesting in certain areas of Indonesia. These are Scouts that find the best kratom to harvest from the correct areas, which takes time.
There are certain areas of Indonesia along the river that Kratom should not be harvested. These trees should not be harvested because of contaminants.
Let us just say that it is not a promising idea to harvest kratom from an area downstream from bathing and sewage areas. Flooding on the river in Indonesia makes this worse. Indonesian people bathe in the rivers which is part of the life in Indonesia.
Therefore, it particularly important to know where your kratom is coming from and how it is processed. The benefits of kratom have been known to people living in Indonesia for thousands of years. Indonesia, Malaysia, Western New Guinea, Thailand, and other ethnic groups in Southeast Asia have used kratom for a means of income and as a traditional herbal product.
We have done extensive testing these past few years to see how long kratom’s quality withstands the test of time while packaged. We assess two times for Alkaloids alone. Kratom Alkaloids do vary a bit within the same batch. This is a natural product and not something formulated in a lab.
We post all the lab tested Kratom test results on our website. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are the alkaloids that are mentioned the most, but there are over thirty alkaloids in kratom that make it work the way that it does.
Sometimes there can be multiple percentages posted on our website and some different on the packages from the same exact batch. We want everyone to understand the variabilities and how kratom works with everyone. We are very transparent about testing and want everyone to learn with us.
We have seen no diminished quality in kratom packaged for up to 2 years. We evaluated seven batches of kratom capsules and powders and multiple strains and colors to see if any degradation or changes of the alkaloids would occur. We did not see much change at all. If kratom is opened and the powder exposed to air, then the kratom should be used within a few months for maximum potency.
I have 3 year old kratom powder in my own cabinet at home that are opened, but sealed. I did not notice much of a difference in effects from the older kratom.
As we know the alkaloids only tell part of the story. The way your body reacts to the alkaloids are something different.
Everyone reacts differently to kratom. That is why I can never really tell someone what would work best for them. It is up to the individual body chemistry. Starting with a quality product will ensure that you will have a high quality kratom product with lasing power.
We hope that Fair Trade Kratom becomes a reality soon and we can see our industry flourish while maintaining integrity.
We know many vendors working towards the same goal of fair trade and sustainable kratom farming methods, so we are in this together!
“This post was updated on Jul 17, 2022 at 04:07PM”