Purity and potency
our kratom quality.
Kratom is becoming more and more popular, which in turn means more and more vendors. With so many varying products on the market, it’s important to understand good manufacturing practices and the significance of high-quality standards.
A QUICK BACKGROUND ON KRATOM’S MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
Virtually all kratom products that come to the U.S. are harvested, packaged, and distributed by Indonesian farms. Unfortunately, quality control standards on most of these farms are non-existent. More than 18% of kratom products that come from Indonesia fail to pass a full 3-panel laboratory evaluation. The importance of working with a farm that maintains quality standards is essential to providing a clean, safe product. Unfortunately, in a market where new kratom vendors are seeking quick opportunity, this doesn’t always happen.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE.
Salmonella, E. coli, coliforms, yeast, heavy metals, and mold are just a few things that can be found in kratom products that aren’t processed and distributed safely. In fact, unsafe products are harming the kratom community and are a big reason lawmakers are seeking to have kratom banned. Protect yourself and others by only purchasing lab tested products that meet high quality control standards.
HOW CAN YOU INDENTIFY A GOOD KRATOM VENDOR.
Only kratom vendors who consistently lab their products and ensure that GMP standards are being upheld during distribution can ensure the safety of their kratom products. One of the tell-tale signs of a product that is untested is the lack of a batch number. Every vendor should label their products with a batch number that leads directly back to the products lab tests.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT BOTANICAL REMEDIES.
At Botanical Remedies, each batch is lab tested and reviewed by our team before it can be approved for sale to our customers. Every kratom product that leaves our doors can be traced back to the batch it came from.
Here’s how we test:
1. Confirm Identity
We confirm the species, strain, and origin of the kratom.
2. Test for Alkaloids
This test identifies the alkaloids that are present, and the amount in which they are present.
3. Test for Adulterants
This test identifies any foreign adulterants.
4. Test for Heavy Metals
We test for metals like lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury.
5. Test for Biological Safety
Each batch we receive undergoes testing for salmonella, yeast, mold, coliforms, E Coli, and staphylococcus.