I wanted to update everyone on what is going on with Kratom and the comment periods. It looks like the FDA is going to open the comment period back up until August 23rd.
Click on the kratom comments and the link will be connecting you to the official federal government websites.
There were a few press announcements on federal government sites about the extended comment period, but never the press we would like to see.
I almost feel that when negative kratom articles are circulating every media outlet picks it up, but when a positive kratom story or good kratom news comes along we get crickets.
Comments are done being collected on the AKA website and will be submitted to the World Health Organization and the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration opened a public comment period in 2016. On August 30, 2016 the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its intent to schedule kratom!
We have been through this type of situation in the past, but this time the FDA is getting some big guns involved globally. We need to get everyone together to fight these ongoing fights. We need the United States, Indonesia, Thailand, and all other Southeast Asian countries to work together now.
ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which will be a huge help in this battle.
Update Summer 2022 we have won this one battle, but there is more anti kratom rhetoric now than ever. I get trolled on social media and via email. I have spoken with other kratom companies, and they are dealing with similar situations.
People are entitled to their opinion in a free country, but do not forget that I am under the same law and live in the same country!
Hopefully, the trolls do not get upset when the kratom community comes back and slams you for your lies. Nobody in the kratom community is dealing with the lies and nonsense anymore.
We have been through a lot since 2016. We know the truth and have plenty of decades old kratom consumers who know kratom does not kill them. We have the kratom science behind us 100% now more than ever.
A statement from FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb md on FDA advisory about deadly risks associated with kratom seem to be unfounded.
There has been an updated 8-factor analysis on kratom in 2021 and the analysis states what previous studies have concluded:
In conclusion, we do not recommend scheduling kratom or any of its alkaloids in the CSA. We do recommend accelerated research to address the many questions raised in this review, including support of the potential development of new medicines with potential better safety and/or efficacy profiles for a variety of diseases. Finally, we recommend that the US federal government and other nations consider approaches to kratom regulation as are presently being pioneered in five US states.
We know kratom is not killing us. We know that kratom tea when used responsibly is a great tool in the toolbox. To anyone reading that thinks kratom is a problem please look at your local liquor store. You will see many happy and sad people going in and out of that establishment daily Do they drink to be happy or drink to kill their emotions? Does it matter? Liquor is regulated for twenty-one and over. Liquor has a history of killing a lot of people. Liquor is still legal. Teach responsible kratom use!
People will abuse and use anything they can get their hands on in this world. Sugar, cocaine, coffee, alcohol, and whatever else you can think of that can or is an issue. We must lock up and ask for Identification to purchase cold medicine now. Why? People abused it!
I would love to see more programs focused on substance abuse and the mental health challenges that cause addictive behavior.
My point is that we cannot ban everything in the world. People will abuse anything and everything. Education about plants and how they have been used traditionally for thousands of years is what we should be focused on as a society. I do see much more return to natural plant medicine over the past few decades, but we have a long way to go.
I will continue to fight for every consumer and the right to use plants as an option for their own personal use. The more we make, the more we donate to Keep Kratom Legal. This usually falls in the range of about 10% of our sales. Ten percent is what we pledge towards the American Kratom Association. We send out an additional $500.00 per month to the University of Florida’s Pharmacology program for kratom research.
We believe strongly that kratom research should be our top priority.
The kratom consumer protection act will help consumers have the ability to buy kratom products that are free from contamination and free from toxic illegal substances. It is not as prevalent to see illegal substances added into kratom products as it is to see kratom products that do not contain 100% kratom.
These products can have other leaves mixed in and contain 50% kratom. The problem is that vendors and customers alike would not really know unless they evaluated the product, or just had to take 2-3 times as much. Half kratom and half other tree leaves will still test positive for kratom alkaloids. The alkaloid content would just not be concentrated like a pure leaf kratom product.
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I will keep updating everyone with more news as I know more, but for now please leave your comment and tell your story! These comments worked in 2016 and they will work again. I do not have all the answers, but I promise to be transparent and honest about this industry from my end.
Kratom has given me my life back. I promise to do whatever I can to make sure that future generations will be able to use this plant.
Kratom is my cup of tea!