A study involving kratom and more specifically, mitragynine, was published online by Jack E. Henningfield of Pinney Associates and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on October 29th, 2022. It is significant in that it outlines scientific findings on the very low respiratory effects (effects on breathing) of mitragynine when in its natural, non-adulterated state.Continue reading
A very popular way to use kratom is to add to hot water to create a kratom tea. In fact, kratom teas are the preferred way to enjoy kratom for hundreds of years throughout Southeast Asia. The question we have is,
“How much alkaloids (the active ingredients in kratom) do you get when making a kratom tea?”
To determine the difference between kratom vs. a kratom tea, we created an experiment to determine the total alkaloid content of kratom powder vs. hot-water extraction (tea) vs. lemon juice pre-soak with hot-water extraction (kratom + lemon + tea).