A Brief History of Kratom

What is Kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family, indigenous to Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and New Guinea. Traditionally, in certain regions of Southeast Asia, the chopped fresh or dried leaves of the kratom tree are chewed or made into tea by local manual laborers to combat fatigue and improve work productivity. In addition, kratom preparations have also been used for centuries during socioreligious ceremonies and to treat various medical conditions. Today we predominantly consume kratom in one of two ways, kratom capsules or powders.

What is Kratom used for?

The appetite of consumers for herbal remedies is both obvious and well-documented, and today kratom has become a regular addition to healthy routines, and necessary natural remedies. Individuals are finding that kratom capsules or powder can bring to light a host of health benefits for the mind and body. Some of the documented consumer uses today are:

  • alleviate pain or discomfort

  • help cope with bouts of depression or anxiety

  • increased energy and focus

  • mood enhancing improvements

  • relaxation and sleep 

How to Buy Kratom Capsules

While you may find kratom capsules available for purchase at your local smokeshop, convenience store, or gas station, here's why you should reconsider buying from them. 

The main reason kratom capsules and kratom products in general have been scrutinized recently is because trace amounts of e.coli and salmonella have been found in random sampled kratom capsules and powders, and in other cases higher than normal levels of heavy metals like lead and mercury have been detected. Here is one example.

Whether you're buying kratom capsules online or at a local convenience store, make sure to ask for the heavy metals and microbiology screening before purchasing. Let's not compound our health issues with unintended intoxication. 

Why Buy Kratom Capsules from SOL Botanicals

At SOL Botanicals we conduct two rounds of lab testing with two different independent laboratories to eliminate false positives and ultimately arrive at 100% natural and organic kratom capsules. Free of pathogens, pesticides, heavy metals, that guarantee superior quality, potency, and efficacy which is the least we can do for our customers. Your wellbeing is our number one priority, and that mission is way too important to operate any other way.

Head out to our Lab Results Page and enter the LOT number of any SOL Botanicals kratom capsules and you'll see the results. 

If you don't have the LOT number because you're shopping with us for the first time, every kratom capsule description has a tab with the lab results available for download before you purchase.