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TOPIC: Kratom that's tested

Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37707

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What kratom vendors test every batch of their product for heavy metals and contamination? I don't mind paying extra for an extra safe product. Thanks to all the hard working kratom vendors and kratom enthusiasts!
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37709

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Joeykratom!

That’s rather new and expensive and all ILK Approved Vendors are participating in the cGMP compliance program to help assure safety and legality in the long term.

COB (Christopher’s Organic Botanicals) was honored as one of the very first vendors ANYWHERE to meet ALL SAFETY STANDARDS.

However, the other vendors are already having testing done on all product and their websites usually indicate as much.

It’s a very tedious and EXPENSIVE process and that’s why ILK Approved Vendors are a bit more expensive than the big outlet stores.

It would be helpful if you would suggest maybe your top three vendors and then we can help you check the status of their testing.

I certainly hope you have not experienced anything that would require you research more thoroughly next time?! Hope you are just interested in safety in advance!

The VENDOR LIST is accessible at the top, scroll right.

We have lots of folks here to assist you on your kratom journey. :-)
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37711

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The recent FDA study on heavy metals in kratom has vendors from the vendor list that sell kratom with higher lead levels than I'm comfortable consuming, based on independent study. I'm looking for a vendor with consistently low lead levels that is willing to provide documentation and lab analysis on every purchase, if that narrows it down at all. Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37717

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Ah. Would you mind sharing that FDA study? That would be extremely helpful to assist you.
You’re welcome. Glad you found us.
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37730

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Of course; it’s a great forum. I’ve browsed for awhile but have only recently registered an account :)
Here’s the study: www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-fo...roducts-heavy-metals
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37731

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hey joey! happy to have you. wow never heard of such a page glad you shared this with us. I agree with laurie and an organics company like COB. in sense/ gold leaf is another possibility. hope you find what you are looking for
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37732

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It's very serious, and I take it very seriously. I can't see anywhere that COB or In Sense would offer comprehensive lab results on every order. As a matter of fact, I've ordered from one of those vendors (I will not say which), but he subverted all my attempts to obtain lab analysis documentation on my particular batch. Instead he supplied one generic lab result from a batch dissociated from my "strain" altogether, and he had removed the lab testing site and covered the seal that bared the name of his company and the testing facility. He did offer a money back guarantee, but again, I'm interested only in kratom that doesn't contain high amounts of neurotoxins. I didn't name the vendor, because I'm not posting any of this to put anyone on blast. I'm posting this because I love kratom and want a product that's guaranteed to be safe.

P.S. if any vendor wants to step up with a "lab-tested every time guarantee" and has the documentation to prove it, you will have a loyal lifetime customer in me.
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37733

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Thanks Joeykratom! I haven’t read the article yet. But it sounds like you DO have reason to be - suspicious based on that odd presentation you got.

Many vendors are just starting to get the rooms built and etc. BEFORE I READ THIS, I can assure you that COB has met with full compliance and he is the only vendor on ILK to achieve that - so far. Everyone has a process “in the making”.

Your trepidation is understandable considering most of us would prefer the “I don’t know” answer over your experience.

I had heard about this “study” and after I get the laundry in the dryer, and the dogs walked, I look forward to seeing what they STUDIED (I have reason for trepidation on them having done an unbiased study, but, you never know)

They do tend to LIE. One of the supposed deaths they blame on kratom includes someone with a gunshot wound! That’s just ONE of the actual facts are with regard to their “knowledge”. I do wish and pray that they will work WITH the kratom community and the vendors can support one another as ONE UNITED GROUP.

Thanks for providing this link. I’ll be back with more thoughts.

Thank you for not bashing the vendor your unhappy experience was with. Respectfully appreciated.
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Kratom that's tested 8 months 3 weeks ago #37734

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Did you happen to see a date on this? I’m not going to nitpick you. That’s just what I look for first. :-)
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I remember this now! Interestingly, salmonella was also “possibly” found (not actually found) in kratom from THESE SAME VENDORS about 4 months ago. Maybe even more recently.

I appreciate your sharing this and I’m going to see what else I can find out to assist you on this topic.

Great topic for this forum! So glad you chose this resource to present the concerns you have. This is a learning opportunity for the ILK family AND the kratom using community!
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