Despite the fact that our premium Kratom powder might appear as a basic, simple substance, a ton of difficult work goes into guaranteeing that it’s the cleanest and most flawless Kratom powder on the market.
Lab testing is one of the key steps in that supply chain to guarantee safety and quality. Every time our Kratom is lab-tested for purity and potency, the lab we work with returns a Certificate of Analysis that includes the lab test results for the Kratom lot we sent them. These analysis reports are stored online and made available to all customers.
What we’re testing for
HEAVY METALS AND PATHOGENS
– Lead (Pb)
While the risk posed by heavy metals build up over time, the risk with exposure to microorganisms is immediate sickness or bacterial disease. This goes for any unsafe microbe your immune system could experience, from microscopic organisms to infections to mold spores.Basically, a microorganism is an organism that can cause harm in a host. What’s more, a microorganism is essentially a living cell, or tiny organism.The microorganisms that are evaluated for in the labs we work with include:
- E. Coli
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Coliforms (a group of microorganisms generally found in soil and water)
The last two — yeast and mold — are evaluated for not on the grounds that they are essentially hazardous to all individuals (despite the fact that they can be in sufficiently high fixations). Rather, yeast and mold can have antagonistic responses for certain individuals with specific sensitivities. Accordingly, our labs guarantee that their distinguishable existences are lower than established boundaries.
As well as testing for heavy metals and microbes, our labs additionally check for the presence of explicit plant alkaloids that normally appear in the Kratom leaf. Kratom alkaloids are basically molecules that are naturally occurring in the kratom plant, like its leaves, roots, and stems. For instance, caffeine is an alkaloid that happens normally in the coffee plant.
Not all Kratom alkaloids produce effects. The alkaloids that unquestionably do are: Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
Whenever these two alkaloids are present with the expansive range of the other 20+ Kratom alkaloids, an synergistic impact can happen. This effect can differ generally as indicated by various factors like Kratom plant climate, soil type, and reaping/drying strategies.
READING THE LAB TEST RESULT
Kratom lab testing results should include information on the following pathogens:
- Coliforms – a group of bacteria present in plant material,
- Mold – mold spores can be toxic to humans and can cause allergies, poisoning, or other negative reactions,
- Salmonella – exposure to it can result in a salmonella infection,
- E.coli – not washing your hands after handling contaminated kratom can transfer the bacteria to your mouth and cause a gastrointestinal infection,
- Yeast – yeast is a form of fungus and may contain mold toxins,
- Staphylococcus aureus – bacteria that can cause staph infections.
Pathogens may be present in minimal amounts that a healthy human immune system is more than capable to handle without causing any issues. Nevertheless, if the pathogens exceed the permitted limits, the product is unfit for sale.
Below are the specifics on the limits required for the product to pass the test:
- Coliforms – under 10,000 CFUs (colony forming units) per gram,
- Mold – under 100,000 CFUs per gram,
- Salmonella – not detected in 25 grams
- E. coli – not detected in 10 grams
- Yeast – under 100,000 CFUs per gram,
- Staphylococcus aureus – not detected in 10 grams
Heavy metals are another class of dangerous substances that can be present in kratom. They are widely present in the environment around us and can get into kratom from soil and water as well as during the manufacturing process.
Heavy metals in kratom have been a topic that reached the news. In spring 2019, the FDA tested 30 different kratom products from various vendors, and discovered dangerous levels of nickel and lead in them.
Kratom lab testing looks at the presence of lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury. Below are thresholds of heavy metals that are acceptable in kratom products:
- Lead (Pb) – below 1.2 PPM (parts per million),
- Arsenic (As) – below 2 PPM,
- Cadmium (Cd) – below 0.85 PPM,
- Mercury (Hg) – 0.41 PPM
While it may seem alarming that there are heavy metals in kratom even if in small amounts, traces of them may be present and impossible to avoid or eliminate. However, when their levels are high, they can become dangerous to human health.
Kratom lab test results might appear to be complex. In any case, understanding what you are reviewing can assist you with determining the quality and safety level of the any Kratom powder product.