What is kratom alkaloids testing and why it is important?

by | Jul 1, 2022 | Kratom Lab Testing


We are in an emerging, self-regulated industry. We Implement Our own cGMP Best Practices with the assistance of the American Kratom Association’s GMP program.

We worked with some of the best advisors when creating our Standard Operating Procedures. We are a bit extra when it comes to kratom safety and quality. We are old school!

Not every vendor is going to do the same thing. Even in a regulated market there are bad actors. How do we improve Mitragyna Speciosa within a self-regulated market?

We must be vigilant to only allow clean kratom into the market. We should not give our money to those who are not taking kratom seriously, or doing the right thing.

Dirty mitragyna speciosa in the market will give the FDA more fuel for the fire that has already been burning.

We do not want highly concentrated extracts for sale that are so far from what nature intended. We want speciosa powder that works the way nature made it work.

There are compounds in natural plain leaf kratom powder that will make you throw up if you take too much. Just Saying!

Not to say that kratom extracts should not be available, but where is the limit? God got it right the first time! Let us do this the right way.

Let us do the right thing together and ensure ONLY clean quality kratom is for sale. We are learning about the science behind kratom’s strange leaves.

Kratom Alkaloid science is evolving, and we are learning more about the plant.

We have been a part of the GMP program for 5 years and have been audited by an independent 3rd party.

In 2019 we had the help of a professional company with rewriting our standard operating procedures to be in line with dietary supplements.

Christopher’s Organic Botanicals criteria includes fine-tuned testing for kratom alkaloids and packaging and exposing for sale (on our website for purchase) only the best final products.

With the help of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), we will be able to finally have standards in place for the industry.

Quality Control

We use a co-packer and use in-house testing along with 3rd party lab testing for all our products. We make sure that products released for sale are products that I would want to give my own 85-year-old mother.

Quality control is of the utmost importance to our company. We care about plants and herbs and want to provide the best herbs possible. We want you to feel like family when you shop at Christopher’s Organic Botanicals.

Purchasing pure kratom products is particularly important and so are proper serving sizes.

Kratom Testing & Kratom Warning Label

Kratom Tea Powder, Kratom Extracts, Kratom capsules, crushed kratom, and any new products should be tested for quality and purity prior to being released for sale.

Vendors or any online businesses selling mitragyna speciosa kratom should strictly adhere to the proper regulations set forth by governing bodies and authorities. These regulations are put in place to ensure the safety and quality of the product being sold, as well as to protect the interests of consumers.

Proper labeling and warnings should be on the packaging. Sales should be limited to those over the age of 21 or 18 depending upon the district. Herbs have been used for centuries and interactions do occur between herbs and certain medications.

As kratom vendors it is our responsibility to ensure proper labeling is provided for safe use. Even if no safety profile has been created Yet! We must be the responsible vendors to lead the industry and show others how it should be done.

Customer Service Team

One important aspect that these businesses should have in place is a robust and efficient customer service system. This customer service team should be well-trained and knowledgeable about mitragyna speciosa kratom, its uses, potential side effects, and any other relevant information. They should be able to address any concerns or queries that customers may have regarding the product.

Having a customer service team in place is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to build trust and credibility with customers. When customers know that they can reach out to a knowledgeable representative who can provide accurate information and assistance, they are more likely to feel confident in their purchase and continue to support the business.

Secondly, a customer service team can help to ensure customer satisfaction. If a customer has any issues or problems with their purchase, they can easily reach out to the customer service team for resolution. This can include issues such as incorrect orders, damaged products, or any other concerns. By promptly addressing and resolving these issues, businesses can maintain a positive reputation and retain their customer base.

Furthermore, a customer service team can also play a crucial role in educating customers about mitragyna speciosa kratom. They can provide information about the proper dosage, potential interactions with other medications, and any precautions that should be taken. This helps to ensure that customers are well-informed and can use the product safely and responsibly.

In conclusion, vendors and online businesses selling mitragyna speciosa kratom should not only adhere to proper regulations but also have a dedicated customer service team in place. This team can provide valuable assistance, address customer concerns, and ensure customer satisfaction. By doing so, businesses can establish trust, maintain a positive reputation, and promote the safe and responsible use of mitragyna speciosa kratom.

The Kratom Community

We thank the Kratom community for supporting Kratom. We are all very enthusiastic about this plant! We all have our differences and beliefs, but Kratom is what makes us come together for a common cause – like in the movie, A Leaf of Faith (Watch on Tubitv). Kelly Dunn did a remarkable job along with Chris Bell with this kratom documentary.

On September 13th, 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of a historic event known as Kratom Day. This day holds immense significance for the kratom community as it marked a pivotal moment in our fight to keep kratom products available in the United States.

Being a part of this event was truly a stroke of luck, as it allowed me to witness firsthand the power of collective action and the strength of our community. The entire kratom community, including Vendors, advocates, consumers, and supporters, came together on this day to raise their voices and make a resounding statement about the importance of keeping kratom accessible.

The significance of Kratom Day cannot be overstated. It served as a platform for us to express our gratitude to the entire community for their unwavering dedication and commitment to ensuring that kratom remains legal and available. It was a day to acknowledge the countless hours of hard work, research, and advocacy that have gone into protecting this natural plant.

Our voices were not only heard on Kratom Day but also had a lasting impact. The event served as a catalyst for renewed efforts to make our voices heard once again. It reminded us of the importance of staying vigilant and proactive in our fight to protect kratom. We realized that our work was far from over and that we needed to continue advocating for the benefits and potential of this plant.

Kratom Day was a testament to the power of unity and community. It showcased the strength that lies in coming together for a common cause. It was a day of celebration, gratitude, and determination. We stood together, shoulder to shoulder, and made it clear that we will not back down in our fight to keep kratom products available.

As we reflect on the significance of Kratom Day, we are reminded of the challenges we have overcome and the progress we have made. It serves as a reminder that our voices matter and that we have the power to effect change. We must continue to make our voices heard, to educate others about the benefits of kratom, and to advocate for its continued availability.

Kratom Day will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to be a part of it. It was a day that united us, empowered us, and reminded us of the importance of our cause. We are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of history and will continue to fight for the accessibility of kratom products in the United States.

Trying to explain how Mitragyna Speciosa and its alkaloids work can be mind boggling.

There are numerous Alkaloids in kratom that make the plant work the way that it does in our body. Caffeine is the alkaloid of coffee.

Alkaloids work with our natural bodies process and chemistry to enhance our lives.

How Many Leaves on One Kratom Tree?

Growing Kratom or any other Large fast-growing Shade Tree takes time. One mature kratom tree can contain up to 20 kgs – which is a numerous amount of leaves with different alkaloid profiles!

That means the blending of a large tree full of leaves would give a blended alkaloid profile. We would have to study each leaf individually and mark it accordingly.

We would then have to evaluate many leaves on the same tree to see the variables.

The study of the Southeast Asia tree has shown wonderful results in the scientific community. Mature Trees are where We want to get our Kratom!

Baby trees do not contain elevated levels of Mitragynine or prominent levels of other alkaloids.

Old tree kratom is higher quality. Not to say that a 2-year-old tree will not have any Mitragynine, but older trees have higher levels of ALL alkaloids and less will be needed.

Kratom Alkaloid Testing

The kratom alkaloid test gives a snapshot of that batch. This percentage does not indicate the exact percentage on the label. This is also true in the cannabis industry, where in New Jersey I can go to a dispensary and see the same test results on a package of top flower as on a package of ready to roll (“shake”).

How can that be? Obviously, nobody is evaluating each individual package. This is called a representative kratom sample. Representative of the batch or lot of Products. We do not produce large batches, so this helps maximize results.

Lab tests for kratom powders and products in still evolving and testing facilities have been changing to be in line with standardized testing. Testing kratom for precise plant composition is expensive to begin with in every industry, so we want to have a standardized method that we can all agree upon.

Testing each package would require enormous price increases that are not sustainable. Every full panel test costs $500 for a full battery of testing per batch.

Each batch of kratom is tested 3 times. Every time we test the alkaloids are a bit different and never the same.

The alkaloids in kratom vary naturally and the only way to have consistent percentages is to have a manufactured product.

The alkaloids are within range for the batch, and we have never seen 1% differences within a batch of kratom.

The variable is about 0.5% at most, but usually in about the 0.3% range.

This is why a representative sample is taken and then another sample is taken before the products are released for sale.

How Do We Test Our Kratom Alkaloids?

We take core samples, random samples and blended samples taken from each batch!

We have 5 binders of testing results at our shop. Just ask the auditor. We take kratom very seriously.

We see that the results for Alkaloids Mitragynine , and Speciociliatine vary from test to test.

Each testing facility uses a different parameter and testing method. Using the same Laboratory, we still see the Kratom Alkaloids vary. Remember that the word Maeng da kratom does not necessarily mean the highest alkaloid content.

All natural plants are dependent upon the individual chemotype. That is why we do not really see an accurate kratom dose guide. Dosage will vary from person to person. Most people start off with 2 grams.

Kratom Science

The science behind kratom is still emerging. The University of Florida is leading the way in this research. We are happy to financially support the University of Florida and the research that they are providing.

The alkaloid percentage on the package may vary slightly from package to package. Keep in mind that this is a natural plant that has variables.

Just like the cannabis plant and the industrial hemp plant, alkaloids are affected by drying methods and growing techniques. The drying methods make the alkaloids work and feel differently. There are many farmers with many different techniques for drying and harvesting.

Alkaloid testing is still in its infancy right now and it will get more accurate as time goes on, but just remember that with any natural plant alkaloids will vary. I am excited that we are now testing four alkaloids and figuring out how this plant works!

Kratom is being studied for our pets too!

Check out our blog titled: Can pets benefit from kratom and cbd?


I use this plant daily and depend on it to get out of bed in the morning. I am also a registered medical marijuana patient and that helps my relief too! Some people ask me: Why both plants?

They work in diverse ways in my body. I use cannabis more at nighttime for sleep, and CBD and Kratom during the day.

My saddest days were when I was in My 20’s and using Cannabis illegally to manage myself. Scared every day that I was going to get hurt at work and fail a urine screen.

Even though I never used Cannabis at work, the way cannabis drug testing works is by detecting metabolites in the urine from prior use for more than 30 days.

These metabolites can stay in a person’s system and be detectable for up to 90 days. Not a terrific way of detecting current cannabis use.

Urine drug tests or drug tests in general will have to improve since many people are using Cannabis legally now.

NJ Legalize has the best up to date Cannabis news for the local cannabis industry in New Jersey!

I will post anything new going on with kratom science and the changes We will be making along the way. Thank you and God Bless the Kratom & Cannabis Community!

We had some studies on Sample records for alkaloid Speciociliatine. We will update future studies on this site.


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