The goal that our Kratom Community strives for is not impossible, unattainable or even remotely out of our grasp. In fact, it’s been done before. In the short time since CBD products have hit the shelves we have seen that industry publicly condemn the bad actors. Those who were not following the laws quickly switched gears to get on board with compliance.
Why has the Kratom industry not done the same thing? We at the Botanical Education Alliance have tried to gently guide the industry into compliance. With the recent Salmonella scare issued by the CDC (although we at the BEA do not feel this can actually be attributed to Kratom) it has come to our attention that several large importers of Kratom are not in fact following GMP guidelines.
When a customer chooses to spend their hard-earned wages on a product in an earnest attempt to improve their quality of life, it is unjustifiably and morally abhorrent to provide them a product hasn’t been tested for safety. Certain vendors are doing this all while taking no responsibility and fearing no consequences.
Product is not being prepared and handled correctly at source, and this is not being identified when it reaches the US as it is not being tested properly and handled correctly at this side either.
For instance, one of these companies’ website states they’re selling kratom capsules where “the capsules are measuring devices” and then in the preceding paragraph talks about how Kratom affects you when you ingest it and continues with instructions of use for consumption.
NDI Steps to Resolve Adulteration
The BEA cannot and will not support vendors that aren’t following the rules and regulations for customer safety. Consequently, we’re taking a hard stance on NDIs along with supporting the enforcement of GMP kratom marketing practices.
The following instructions are for all Kratom Vendors that sell and market dietary supplements containing any ingredient (i.e. powder, capsules, leaves, extract) derived from kratom leaf.
These stated instructions are concise and clear-cut for any company to adhere to. We sincerely hope that other organizations will follow suit and advocate for the same procedures.
Simply put, kratom legality is at stake and our future depends on vendors following the procedures. Compliance is not an option that we have the privilege to choose or abide by, it is the ONLY option! Vendors must comply or kratom will inevitably lose its legal status across America.