Why Shop GMP Kratom?

We have gone through a lot of changes the past few years and the best one was becoming GMP Qualified by the American Kratom Association last year. We are coming up on our re- Certification again soon, which is the same as the first audit to ensure everything is STILL GMP! There are alot of vendor’s and a lot of prices out there that vary ALL over the place. I have seen over $300.00 a kilo ,or $200.00 a pound.

 

We try to keep our prices mid range and accessible for everyone, which includes our overhead for Daily operations.

 

But that doesn’t mean we are the cheapest out there. I constantly see people selling kratom for $30 for 250g and event $70-$80 a kilo. But let me tell you why you should spend a bit more and invest in kratom from one of the GMP vendors….🤔 I know…..MONEY is Always an Issue for everyone.

 

A) Legally. The Kratom Consumer Protection Act is coming to 21 more states in 2020. It’s been passed in 4 now and at least 2/3 of those 21 are expected to pass this session and the rest by next session (each state has different legislative session lengths and times) When the KCPA passes, it will become ILLEGAL to purchase and sell kratom in those states are ship into those states kratom that is not from a GMP vendor!

 

In a way, it may be a bad thing for people’s prices, but hear me out here. When you buy a cheap kilo like that, you are essentially (in nearly every case I’ve ever heard of) getting a kilo that was either packaged in Indonesia and just repacked or literally forwarded to you in its original package by these vendors. You have NO IDEA what may be in that package, nor do they! To properly test a batch of kratom, one needs to first mix every gram of the same strains together to create a consistent product. Then, the tests which cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars per strain must be performed by certified and accredited labs who can’t be bought off to provide false results. Then the kratom needs to be packaged in a clean facility where the chance of contamination (unintentional adulteration) is nearly impossible to occur. And this does NOT include people’s homes and garages. A clean room must be separate from living spaces. This is a basic GMP requirement. The risks you take by consuming an untested product is profound. Don’t forget that Salmonella , e coli, heavy metals, and much more has been found in Kratom (and many other natural products).

 

Please be sure of what is in your product before consuming it!

 

B). GMP vendor’s are are required to keep meticulous records. Any complaints are filed away and monitored so that should there ever be a pattern emerging, we can go back and look at that exact batch… open a bag of product saved from that batch, and retest if needed. That insures accountability and proper handling of the product at all times. Our reputation is at stake here!

 

C). You support the future of Kratom legality in this country! If we want kratom to remain legal for our lives, the only path forward is through regulation. We MUST stand strong together and speak with a loud voice as we did in 2016 that we will not put our money into cheap product that could be dirty or unsafe and is literally considered “adulterated” because it isn’t tested or produced in a safe clean room. We must band together and show the powers that be that our industry is different than so many before us. We will do whats right by helping to promote the good faith that is generating in Kratom and not allow the potential for more news stories about people being hurt by kratom (that is in fact just adulterated or contaminated).

 

You may think to yourself “well of course he’s going to promote this because he makes money doing it”. Well and yes, of course we make money when we sell kratom. I started COB not as a way to make a bunch of money… I started it because kratom changed my life and I wanted to make it safe, affordable, and help others change their lives. We have continually had one of the strongest loyalty followings of any kratom vendor and our consistency is remarkable! We will always support the legality of Kratom and do everything in our power to keep it legal into the foreseeable future.

So our 9oz bag is $51.00 and our mixed kilos are $160.00… but you get a bag with a label that tells you a batch code that you can use to review the actual lab results for your purchase on our website. So while we aren’t at cheap as the value vendors, you can be assured that you will know exactly what you are consuming! Mitragynine %, 7-hydroxymitragynine %, heavy metals, mold, yeast, coliforms, bacterial tests, everything.

 

We will continue to work towards the goal of Keeping Kratom Available to everyone and are donating $5,000.00 Monthly to the A.K.A. to help the fight!

 

God Bless you and thank you for the continued support.

Alkaloids Testing

We are in an emerging, self-regulated industry where we are still working out all of the details. This includes fine-tuned testing for alkaloids and packaging rules. With the help of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), we will be able to finally have some standards in place for the industry. 

We thank the entire Kratom community for supporting Kratom and the reasons why we are so passionate about this plant. We all have our differences and Kratom is what makes us come together for a common cause – like in the movie, A Leaf of Faith (watch on Netflix). I was lucky to be a part of history that day and I thank the community for showing our togetherness and what we can do when a common goal is the end result! 

Mature Kratom Tree

Mature Kratom Tree

Trying to explain how Kratom and its alkaloids work can be a bit confusing. This is a natural plant that grows wild. One mature tree can contain up to 20 kgs – which is a lot of leaves with a lot of different profiles! This means that the blending of a whole tree of leaves would give a blended alkaloid profile to begin with and we would have to study each leaf individually. We would then have to test many leaves on the same tree to see the variables.

The test for alkaloids gives a snapshot of that batch and does not indicate the exact percentage on the label. This is also true in the cannabis industry, where in New Jersey I can go to a dispensary and see the same test results on a package of top flower as on a package of ready to roll (“shake”). How can that be? 

Testing for any plant composition is expensive and is just not going to happen with each individual package without the cost skyrocketing through the roof. That is because testing each package would require enormous price increases. Each test for Kratom costs roughly $500 for a full battery on each batch. That’s why there’s core samples, random sample’s and blended samples taken all the time; however, for each package to contain exactly what is on the package is probably not going to happen. 

Young Kratom Trees

Young Kratom Trees

The test is still in its infancy right now for alkaloids and it will get more accurate as time goes on, but just remember that with any natural plant alkaloids will vary. That being said, I am excited that we are now testing for four alkaloids and figuring out how this plant works! 

I use this plant daily and depend on it to be able to get out of bed in the morning. I am also a registered medical marijuana patient and that helps my chronic pain, too! Some people ask me: Why both plants? In my opinion they work in different ways in my body. I use cannabis more at nighttime for sleep, and CBD and Kratom during the day. This is the best way that I have found to ensure I don’t have to go back to pain management. 

I will continue posting updates on how different things are going and more anecdotal evidence on how Kratom works for me and how I use different phenotypes to aid in different areas of my life. 

Thank you and God bless the Kratom & cannabis community!