This product is a great place to start for researchers investigating the chemical composition of kratom and performing comparative analysis between varieties. It is a mature leaf from mature trees related to the “Kalimantan” lineage of wildcrafted varieties.
The very fine, dense grind enables efficient solvent extraction for purposes (including chromatographic isolation and analysis) by increasing the availability of compounds for separation and detection due to a very high surface area to volume ratio.
These powdered products are ideal for analytical chemical protocols including bulk alkaloid detection through GC:MS, isolation using chromatographic methods and structural identification by UV spectroscopy combined with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (C-NMR) analysis. High resolution FAB-MS has also been used for elucidating the structures of compounds isolated from the leaves of the kratom plant (Takayama 2004).
Over the last 87 years, 44 related alkaloids (Adkins et al. 2011) have been identified from the Mitragyna speciosa plant. In addition to unique ratios, not all alkaloids are present in any given strain (Trager et al.1968) and the composition of trees from different geographical regions are highly variable (Takayama 2004).
These newly discovered varieties represent a novel sample for analysis and potential publication.
Pharmacological studies on in-vitro isolated and cultured tissues have also been performed and protocols are available (Wantanabe et al. 1997).
Tested in Canada.