My name is Christopher and I discovered Kratom in 2015. Below, I wanted to share a little bit about my backstory, along with the founding principles of our company. I hope this will provide some insight into my passion for helping others through natural products, like Kratom, and that you won’t hesitate to reach out with questions – or to share your story as well!
I was looking for other avenues in my struggle to maintain a functioning, less painful lifestyle. Kratom has been one of those plants that I wish I would have known about years ago. I was hit by a car at 8 years old while crossing the street, and that began the problematic life that I know today. Between 8 and 13 I went through about 40 dislocations of my knees, requiring my first surgery at 13 and second at 22.
Being prescribed opiates at a young age of 8 was an issue for me (and my addictive personality). I had a severe alcohol problem by the time I was in my early twenties. Alcohol and opiates were great for pain relief, in my opinion, since options for pain management were limited for me at that time. If cannabis was never banned in 1937, we would probably see a lot less harm today than we have seen by opiates/alcohol in our nation. (At least for me personally this is the case.) At 36, I had a heart attack and had two stents placed.
Now, I am not saying that there isn’t a place for pharmaceutical pain management. I personally know that natural plants can help us live a better quality of life. They are not a replacement for severe pain management treatments. I know firsthand that strong pain management is needed and necessary for some people. I would never say that Kratom or cannabis can completely replace pharmaceutical pain management.
However, my life has improved dramatically since alcohol and pain killers are no longer part of it. I do not plan on ever taking anything unnatural, besides an occasional Aleve, unless it is necessary for surgery. I can finally maintain my ability to get out of bed and function daily, because of Kratom and cannabis. I will always do what I can to make sure that people know about these natural options.
This company was built in 2015 on the foundation that quality tested products should be available to everyone. Now, we have heard a lot from customers and vendors over the past few years about quality, pricing, and testing issues within the industry. All I can say about pricing is that the price should reflect the necessary requirements to process and package these products. This includes testing, packaging and general overhead. We will always do what we can to cut costs, but we will never cut corners.
Now, Kratom testing is nothing new, but the technology is expanding. We are now testing for four alkaloids and they are now listed on our testing results page here. The two new alkaloids we are testing for are paynantheine and speciogynine. These two alkaloids seem to have a lot of potential. We will continue to keep everyone informed as we learn more and test for different alkaloids as the technology becomes available. We will continue to be on the front lines of the industry, making available anything new we learn along the way.
Within the cannabis plant, there are a lot of other variables besides THC and CBD. We often tend to focus on those two compounds. Terpenes are a huge reason why cannabis works the way it does – it’s not just the plants with the highest THC content. The same goes for any natural plant and Kratom is no exception to this rule.
We are excited to share these findings with you and we will always find new ways of expanding knowledge of this wonderful plant. We want you to learn along with us as we learn too! As this industry expands we are expanding along with it! We promise to keep working towards the best options for our customers when it comes to standards and quality. We use this plant too, so we want to learn all we can as well!
We are also donating $5,000.00 monthly to the A.K.A. to support ongoing efforts to keep Kratom legal! With your support we are fighting to keep Kratom legal together!
I will always say that Kratom is a tool and not the be all and end all of ALL issues or problems. It can help us get to that point in our lives where we are able to move on to the next step.
God Bless the Kratom Community and the stand that we have taken to make sure this plant is accessible to everyone.
Have a safe and prosperous New Year and we will see many great changes for Kratom in 2020. Thank You once again for all of your continued support.
God Bless You!