Sustainable Fair Trade Kratom

by | Feb 28, 2023 | Kratom Good Manufacturing Practices

Highest Quality Kratom

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. Young plants do not have high concentrations of Mitragynine and other alkaloids.

Another reason is that some of the products on the market may not be 100% speciosa leaves. We have seen and heard reports from customers who shop around that they had received mitragyna speciosa that smelled and tasted bland or was just not effective.

They had later told me that it looked like it was mixed with other leaves such as moringa and other leaves that are similar. You can keep up on current events in Indonesia by visiting Tribun Pontianak.

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. Leaves are Leaves!

Is Kratom Regulated?

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 vendors that evaluate their products and make sure they sell official 100% pure 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 it 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 Industry can help in the area. We can make this a sustainable industry! Let us make the lives of the Indonesian people better!

These are the people that work long hours in the heat to bring us the speciosa 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. Borneo kratom takes a lot of demanding work!

What does Fair Trade mean for kratom?

Fair trade Kratom means that when we purchase our kratom directly from Indonesia and we have agreements with our farmers to set a FAIR Minimum price that we will pay them. This price is not the set price for all products, but an allowable living wage for the kratom farmer.

High quality kratom products that have been produced with GMP procedures will cost more. The money and time involved to things the right way cost money bottom line! When you have GMP in both Indonesia and the United States then kratom is less likely to have any issues.

Prices should reflect the quality of the product. Low quality should sell for less. High quality should have a higher price tag. This should be the way we understand and purchase kratom.

Too much of it is being sold to the US with absurd prices where farmers barely make a single US dollar for a kilo of dried leaves. This kind of purchasing is not sustainable for the future of Kratom in the U.S. or Indonesia!

We believe that every person involved in the process deserves a fair wage and to be treated with dignity! We will continue to work with our Harvesters directly and make sure that their lives are better because of Kratom!

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.

Kratom sustainable practices

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 products and preserving this natural resource is our concern.

We are committed to sustainable practices and ensuring that the 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 16 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.

Harvesting Kratom

There are certain areas of Indonesia along the river that it 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 it 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 speciosa is comes from and how it is processed. The benefits of it 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 it for a means of income and as a traditional herbal product.

3rd party lab tested

We have done extensive testing these past few years to see how long kratom’s quality withstands the test of time while packaged. We assessed two times for Alkaloids alone. 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 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 differences 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.

Kratom Quality

We have seen no diminished quality in Mitragyna Speciosa packaged for up to 2 years. We evaluated seven batches of 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 it 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 powder.

As we know the alkaloids only tell part of the story. The way your body reacts to the alkaloids is something different. Red vein strains are usually the lowest in Mitragynine. This does not mean poor quality, but is the way that the red behaves.

Numerous kratom alkaloids are contained within the leaf. Mitragynine is only one of the alkaloids.

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. Consumers who want to buy kratom online should only purchase products from companies that are supporting fair trade and not hurting the industry.


We are members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce to ensure a great kratom industry flourish. We take it seriously and will never cut corners or take advantage of anyone to make a dollar!

The food and drug administration does not believe that kratom is good. I cannot change their mind, but I can make sure that I sell clean properly harvested and handled kratom. Doing my part to make a better world for everyone.

We know many vendors working towards the same goal of fair trade and sustainable farming methods, so we are in this together!

We even offer Discount Kratom at bottom basement prices. Take a look at the discounted items in our online store.

We promise to offer top quality customer service and ensure that you are always satisfied with your purchase.

“This post was updated on February 17, 2023, at 04:07PM”


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