Kratom powder is a common substance that is now available for research purposes in the USA. Many vendors sell this product, but you need to make sure that you are getting it from a reputable source to ensure it is pure and not counterfeit. Kratom powders provide researchers with versatility, as they can be used to create various other types of products such as DIY soap, creams, tea, and smoothies.
If you are new to the Kratom world, you will want to know a bit more about the powders and precisely how they are made. While there may be some limitations on information regarding Kratom in the USA, if you take your time finding a reputable source, you can be sure to find Kratom powder that will be suitable for your research.
The Kratom Plant
All Kratom powders come from the mitragyna speciosa tree’s leaves. This tree grows leaves all year round, making it a tropical evergreen. It is common in many places in Southeast Asia, however; most Kratom exports come from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. When buying your Kratom powders, it is most likely going to come from one of these places.
The plant can thrive in these areas because of the unique conditions. The warm air and acidic soil are responsible for keeping the plant strong and healthy. These conditions also allow the plant to produce active compounds for which Kratom is so famous. Two of these compounds, or alkaloids, are called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. The compositional makeup and concentration levels of these alkaloids contribute to the effects that the powder may provide.
Throughout the leaf’s lifetime, their veins will change colors. Younger leaves will host white-veined leaves, whereas the older leaves will host red-veined leaves. Leaves mid-growth will most likely have green veins. The vein colors are important as they signify a different alkaloid makeup. For example, red-veined leaves will have more 7-hydroxymitragynine and supposedly provide users with more relaxing effects.
Communities in Southeast Asia have been using the plant for hundreds of years for its benefits. Their claims, however, have not been substantiated by Western government agencies like the FDA as they are still trying to understand the product better. They have even gone so far as to label it as dangerous.
Creating Kratom Powders
All Kratom plants are subject to a unique harvesting technique. Rather than take the leaves off all in one go and chop down the tree, they are taken at staggered times throughout the year. The staggered harvest allows the tree to replenish itself while also protecting the surrounding forest from deforestation.
The plants are grown in small backyard crops or the wild. Once the farmers have handpicked the leaves, they will be dried or fermented. Depending on the demands of the vendor, the processing technique will vary. In either case, after the drying or fermentation, they will be pulverized into a powdery substance. This powder is then lab tested to guarantee that there are no harmful contaminants or bacteria. Afterward, it is packaged in airtight bags and distributed around the world.
As Kratom farmers do a significant portion of the work, a reputable vendor running a fair trade business will properly compensate them for their labor. Many scammers underpay their workers and take advantage, and it is important not to support these practices.
Some suppliers will take their powder and put it directly on the shelf, while others will use it to create extracts and powders. As extracts will be much more potent than powders, you must know precisely what you are buying to ensure you have a pleasant experience.
How To Differentiate Between Extract and Powder
Even though extracts are much stronger, it can be difficult to tell which is which visually. You can inspect the packaging as the first step, looking for a 2x or 2:1 marking. Most vendors will label their products as extracts, but some may not. The powder will also be much darker as much of the inert, lighter plant material has been removed.
The darker extract powders are made by combining water and Kratom powder. This mixture is boiled and reduced until thick dark paste forms. After the paste dries, the supplier will grind it into a usable powder form.
You may even find extracts that come in a liquid format. These liquids are made using ethanol and are often sold as Kratom tinctures. If you are curious about a specific extract a supplier has for sale, you can speak to them or look through online forums.
Where To Find High-Grade Kratom Powder
Finding high-grade Kratom powder may prove a challenge, especially if you have never bought it before. The best way to determine if a vendor’s products are high quality is by looking into their reputation. You can peruse some online testimonials or even visit third-party forums that may have information provided by past customers of that vendor.
A reputable business will always be transparent about its growing operations in Southeast Asia and give you any information that you require. If someone is reluctant to provide you with details, it may be a clear sign that their product is counterfeit or of much lesser quality.
If you take your time sourcing high-grade Kratom, sifting through vendors, you can help the industry as a whole. The more customers who make this effort contribute to a Kratom industry with more reputable vendor than scammers.
Remember the above information as you begin your journey into the world of Kratom powder and some of the associated products.
Why You Should Choose Kratom Gallery
Third Party Lab Tested.
Every one of our products has been rigorously tested in an independent laboratory to ensure that they are free from any chemical nasties, bacteria overgrowth, heavy metals, and to give you peace of mind that our products contain the optimum level of Mitragynine, and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
Naturally Sourced Ingredients.
We looked at dozens of suppliers to ensure that every ingredient which goes into our products is naturally sourced.
Money Back Guarantee.
Here at Kratom Gallery we are so confident that you will love our products as much as we do, that we are offering a full 30 day money back guarantee. If at any time during the first 30 day period you are not delighted with your Kratom Gallery product, we will refund the purchase price without quibble.
Once you have made the decision to try our Kratom products, we know you will be keen to get started with them as soon as possible. All orders placed before 11 AM will be despatched the same day, and delivery is available where permitted within the USA!