Kratom has long been used in Southeast Asia for its various properties, including increasing energy and concentration, reducing stress and insomnia, and has also been used as an adjuvant in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Kratom has been in recorded use since 1836. In the past the leaves of the plant were chewed to obtain its effects.
Although we now have the incredible advantage of being able to easily obtain the dried leaves, powder and capsules of kratom, we want to tell you a little about the production process with which these products are created . Kratom, unlike other supplements, is not created in a lab, but has a process that has been kept organic and artisanal, respecting the workers and nature, and the families who have been dedicated to its collection for many generations.
It all starts with the tropical tree 'Mitragyna speciosa', native to Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 24 meters, and is an evergreen tree, which means that its leaves grow all year round.
The flower of the kratom tree develops over several weeks. It changes color: from green to yellow, and finally brown. It has a sweet smell, so it attracts bees and butterflies that fertilize it, and so it forms seed pods inside.
When the flower dies, each seed pod contains hundreds of kratom seeds, which will create another plant to continue its life cycle.
The leaves of the kratom tree are carefully chosen according to their level of ripeness, as this aspect influences the amount of alkaloids they contain. Harvesting is done by experts who know the level of maturation that the leaves must have for the final product to be of excellent quality.
The leaves go through a second control, to check that each one of them has the exact level of ripeness. Then they are washed with water several times, without using any chemicals, and left to dry.
Drying and grinding
The leaves are slowly dehydrated, and processed to obtain small pieces of dried leaves, which can be used to make infusions and tea.
To produce a finer powder, which may be more practical for many people, the dried leaf pieces are passed through a grinder until they reach the final product.
Finally, we make sure that the packaging and shipping process is done in the ideal way so that our products retain all their properties. We also periodically carry out analyses with an independent laboratory to ensure that the quality of our kratom is always the best.
As you can see, there are many factors that can alter the quality of the final product, so it is important that each step is done very carefully and by experts.
At Kratomex, we assure you that each of these steps has been carefully carried out by kratom connoisseurs, so when you buy from us you will be acquiring a high quality product, with all the properties that kratom has to offer.