Guide to Health & Safety
TAKING KRATOM RESPONSIBLY
We Take Our Part Seriously
We go to great lengths to verify our kratom product is safe to use and of the highest quality. We take your health seriously, and so we take these health and safety precautions:
All of our kratom products undergo rigorous, quality* heavy metal** and microbiotic*** testing and are packaged in an FDA, GMP, USDA Certified Organic site. We follow all guidelines established by the American Kratom Association.
*tested for premium quality
**tested for arsenic, cadmium, led, mercury, nickel etc.
***tested for yeast, mold, bad bacteria, e-coli, salmonella, etc.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you are taking kratom safely and responsibly.
Have you consulted your doctor?
Each person's body is different, so kratom is not recommended for everyone. Consult your doctor about your specific case, especially if you have ongoing medical issues that might interact negatively with kratom.
Do you take any other medication?
If you do take other medications, please wait to consume kratom and speak with your doctor. The industry is up and coming in America, and many regulations and lack of funding have contributed to the minimal amount of studies done, particularly on humans. It is unknown the exact effects that kratom can have in combination with other drugs, prescription or otherwise. Especially stay away from taking any anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, opioids, and in particular, tianeptine, in conjunction with kratom. We do NOT advise taking kratom along with any other substance. Consult your doctor if you have concerns.
Do you become easily addicted to substances?
We do not recommend that anyone takes kratom if you have a history of addiction to other substances.
How much kratom can you take safely?
Each person responds differently to the impacts of kratom. We always recommend beginning with very small doses until you are happy with the effects, but do not exceed the dose indicated on the label. Some users report eating can help if you think you might have taken over the amount on the label by accident.
Do you have history of substance abuse?
It is highly unlikely to become addicted to kratom. However, if you are concerned about this, take a fast from kratom for a few days. If you feel that you are addicted, consult your doctor.
How often should you take kratom?
Everyone takes kratom for different reasons, so we will not comment on an exact number of times you can or should take kratom in a day. Kratom's effects can last up to several hours. Do not exceed the recommended dose on the label of the product.
Should you take kratom extract?
If you are wondering whether you should take kratom extract or not, please refer to the above questions. We always recommend starting small, even if you are a kratom veteran. If you are interested in taking kratom extract, take apart the extract capsule and take 1/4 of the entire capsule, working up until you reach the desired impact.
Do you take prescription pain medications, anticoagulants, and blood pressure medications?
If you take any of the listed medications, please refrain from taking kratom as the potential for harmful interaction is unknown.
General Guidelines for Kratom Use
General Consumer Guidance: ▪ Consumers must responsibly consumer kratom products. Follow the label instructions and do not intentionally abuse kratom consumption guidance. ▪ Consumers new to kratom should start with low serving sizes to find the levels that work for them and then manage consumption from there. Kratom is known to have a “ceiling effect” and taking more than will likely result in an upset stomach. Consumers need to find the levels of kratom use that work for them individually. ▪ Consumers should purchase kratom products from manufacturers who have voluntarily committed to meet minimum good manufacturing practices (GMP) and submit to independent lab testing for their products. There are hundreds of kratom manufacturers who fail to meet these important standards and they put consumers at risk. ▪ Consumers, if they choose to consume kratom for a specific health condition, should consult their physician. Always inform a doctor about the use of kratom on any visit. ▪ Consumers should be aware that kratom has effects on the body’s receptors, similar effects experienced with caffeine consumption, and a dependency on kratom can result. In some cases, excessive use of kratom will require professional assistance from a medical provider. Kratom should be used responsibly and according to labeling instructions.
For more information visit the document provided by the American Kratom Association about Consumer Guidance.
Kratom Health and Safety
Kratom Health and Safety: Potential Side-Effects
Kratom Safety: Kratom is considered to be relatively safe when used in moderate doses. However, like any substance, there are potential side effects and risks associated with using kratom. Some of the most common side effects of kratom include nausea, constipation, dry mouth, and dizziness. Additionally, high doses of kratom can lead to more serious side effects, such as seizures and liver toxicity. However, these side-effects are rare and typically only exist with using high doses over a long period of time.
It's important to note that the safety of kratom can vary depending on the specific strain and source. Kratom from unreliable sources may contain contaminants or be adulterated with other substances, which can increase the risk of adverse effects. To minimize the risk of negative side effects, it's always best to purchase kratom from a reputable source and follow the recommended dose guidelines.
Kratom Health & Safety: Health Benefits
Potential Health Benefits: Despite the potential risks and side effects, many people use kratom for its potential health benefits. Some of the most common uses of kratom include managing pain, reducing anxiety, and increasing energy. There is some evidence to suggest that kratom may also have benefits for managing depression, opioid withdrawal, and improving overall well-being.
However, it's important to note that the research on kratom and its health benefits is limited. More research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks associated with using kratom. Additionally, kratom should not be used as a substitute for conventional medical treatments without the supervision of a healthcare provider.