Kratom is a harmless tree leaf often used as a dietary supplement. Kratom is closely related to coffee and its effects are equally mild. Many people use Kratom as a healthier and natural alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals and pain medications. Mitragyna Speciosa has helped many people get off of dangerous pain medications and even drugs like heroin. But all that is about to change.
In a move that would help eliminate Kratom as an alternative to dangerous pain medications and put
money back into big pharma’s pocket, the FDA has recently ordered the seizure of any product containing Kratom to be seized if imported into the United States regardless of the fact that Kratom is still legal in most states.
Kratom to be Seized
On June 9th, 2016 the FDA issued an “import alert” to DWPE or detain without physical examination any package in customs containing Kratom. In this import alert was a list of vendors and sources that customs should detain without physical examination any packages from. This list is called the “Red List”.
You can view the Kratom import alert here.
This just shows how phoney government agencies like the FDA use their power granted them supposedly to ensure food and drug safety for us, to go around the law and attempt to choke out harmless natural supplements and further push the agendas of large pharmaceutical companies. The food and drug administration has nothing to say about glyphosates being sprayed allover our food, or the potential dangers of GMO food but in spite of its legality tries to block the importation of a supplement like Kratom on the grounds that there is no evidence to prove that it does not pose a danger. What a joke!
“The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to section 801(a)(3) in that it appears to be a dietary supplement or contains a dietary ingredient that is a new dietary ingredient for which there is inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that such ingredient does not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury. [Adulteration, Section 402(f)(1)(B)].”
So if you are one of the millions in the United States who use this harmless supplement you may find your package stuck in ISC New York and it will likely never reach your doorstep. You can continue to eat your glyphosate laden GMO food, take your seratonin reuptake inhibitors, oxys and ultram and rest assured the FDA is looking out for your safety.
UPDATE – 9/15/16
DEA to Make Kratom Schedule I
DEA has announced its intent to make kratom schedule I. This FDA action was obviously a precursor of the prohibition to come. If you want to help save kratom from being made an illegal schedule I drug alongside drugs like heroin. The go to Leave Kratom Alone! and read the “What you can do” section.