Kratom in the News
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Kratom in the News

What’s the latest news on kratom? Below are a few recent articles. Recently, the FDA approached the World Health Organization (WHO) & the United Nations (UN) to consider banning kratom internationally. The American Kratom Association (AKA) says the FDA has urged WHO’s review of kratom as a way to bypass the drug scheduling process in…

Kratom Q & A
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Kratom Q & A

What is kratom? Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Thailand, its surrounding countries, and New Guinea. The plant has been used for millennia in traditional medicine and in social and religious contexts. Kratom belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes coffee and gardenia plants. The trees can sometimes reach 80 to…

A Deeper Look at Heavy Metal Testing Kratom
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A Deeper Look at Heavy Metal Testing Kratom

A Deeper Look at Heavy Metal Testing Kratom Siesta Botanicals is dedicated to ensuring that our customers receive only top-quality botanicals. All of our kratom strains are tested at an independent lab for heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic), E. coli, and salmonella. You can find more information on these specific contaminants in our…

Do We Test Our Kratom for Contaminants?
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Do We Test Our Kratom for Contaminants?

Do We Test Our Kratom for Contaminants? Yes. As with any organically-grown plant, kratom is susceptible to contaminants that may be present in the soil, water, and air. All kratom from Siesta Botanicals is thoroughly tested for potential contaminants, including heavy metals and bacteria. In particular, a third party lab tests our kratom for lead,…

Is Kratom Legal?
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Is Kratom Legal?

Is Kratom Legal? As the popularity of kratom has increased significantly in the West over the last decade, and particularly in the last few years, many have been asking “Is kratom even legal?” Maybe you’ve been given conflicting information or even heard that bills were in the works to make it illegal. In this article,…

How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle
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How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle

How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle Different Strokes for Different Folks If you were to walk into a kratom/ kava bar, you’d likely meet a variety of people with different reasons for drinking kratom tea. Some simply like the effects and drink it only occasionally. Others, upon discovering the tea, may have realized…