About Natural Kratom Leaf
Kratom leaves are harvested from trees. Then, the leaves are dried and milled. From there, the leaves are further processed for packaging or encapsulation.
Natural kratom leaf products most commonly exist in the form of crushed leaf, powdered leaf, and powdered leaf in capsules or tablets.
The natural kratom leaf products offer the consumer the product as it’s used traditionally: in its natural state, without any alteration of the concentration. The content of mitragynine, the primary active ingredient in kratom, is typically 0.5% to 1.5%.
Unfortunately, the marketplace abounds with adulterated kratom products.
There is strong evidence that some commercial kratom products are adulterated. Some of these are even promoted as being natural.
Vendors are “spiking” their products with synthetic alkaloids to give their products an edge. In some cases, kratom products containing illegal and/or prescription drugs are being found.
Here are a few sources of this information, and we will be adding more:
- Refer to this study for more information on adulteration of commercial kratom products with 7- hydroxymitragynine
- Refer to pages 42-50 of this transcript of a presentation given by Dr. McCurdy for adulteration with opioids.
- There was a commercial product called Krypton that contained kratom and O-desmethyltramadol. It is discussed in this paper.
What can be done?
Dr. Christopher McCurdy is doing more extensive research right now on kratom products in the market to determine how widespread these issues are.
You must be weary of the quality of the kratom you use. We here at Super Speciosa subject every batch of our products to third party lab testing using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC), an enhanced laboratory technique, to ensure that our products contain only natural kratom leaf constituents.
We understand that our progress is a direct result of your experience as a customer, so we pledge to do everything in our power to ensure your satisfaction. Learn more about us, our quality control processes, and our commitment to you.