Kratom Articles

ACS Laboratory's blog offers an in-depth exploration of kratom, catering to consumers and professionals. Delve into topics like kratom's scientific studies, its effects, regulatory insights, diverse product forms, and the specifics of laboratory testing kratom.

Quality Assurance in Kratom

Kratom, derived from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, is a botanical substance native to Southeast Asia. For centuries, people have chewed kratom leaves or brewed them into tea to enhance focus and energy, alleviate pain, and increase sociability.

Kratom's primary alkaloids, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxymitragynine, are known for their unique effects. Mitragynine offers stimulating and energizing qualities, while 7-hydroxymitragynine provides relaxation and pain relief. 

Enthusiasts are exploring various kratom products and colors, each offering distinct effects based on their production method. Red Kratom undergoes fermentation, creating its distinctive color and reputation for inducing relaxation. Green Kratom is air-dried and is often associated with motivation and enhanced focus. White Kratom is produced by blending green and red strains, possibly contributing to its energizing effects. Gold Kratom exhibits diverse effects depending on its production method.