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Unsafe Heavy Metals levels in Kratom found by FDA

Updated: Apr 05, 2019

Kraken Kratom is the first vendor which has qualified the AKA’s Good Manufacturing Standards program. However, the same has now informed by FDA that their 30 products contain dangerous and unsafe levels of heavy metals, nickel and lead. Long-term intake of kratom could develop heavy metal poisoning including high blood pressure, anemia, kidney damage or more chances of cancer types.

Third party audit and inspection of manufacturing and packaging locations of Kraken were done prior the approval of AKA’s GMP certification. However, the company officials are unaware regarding the samples taken by FDA. According to them, only procedures were reviewed during third party and no samples were taken for testing.

Kratom is an herb which is used as pain reliever and natural stimulant. It is an unregulated substance and there are no or little quality controls available for Kratom.

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