Kratom is a psychoactive plant found in Southeast Asia. It is included in the family of the coffee plant. Kratom is receiving international fame these days as it is believed to act as some form of analgesia. It also has an essential role in the realm of mental and physical health. Research has been carried out on the kratom plant, and it is believed to relieve stress and anxiety. Also, leaves from kratom have been used in alternative medicine for chronic pain and dietary supplements. But, research is still going on, and the exact role of kratom is yet to be determined. The confirmed evidence of its benefits and side effects is still under process.
The American Kratom Association (AKA), a customer-based, nonprofit firm, is set to keep data and documentation about kratom and raise voice in favor of those who are suffering and protect their rights to consume safe and natural kratom. AKA speaks for millions of Americans, each one of them having a different tale to tell us about the positive effects of kratom on their lives.
Established in 2014, the American Kratom Association is a Virginia-registered nonprofit corporation. It is dedicated to provide full access to kratom consumers. It struggles to preserve and protect the freedom of its consumers in the United States. Many people give charity to this organization for its effective functioning, and AKA ensures its donors that their money is spent wisely.
The American Kratom Association is ruled by a board of Governors who supervise the missions and oversee the organization’s policies and programs. The chairman of the board of directors’ is Matt Salmon. Chris Bake is the board member who mainly focuses and works in fundraising, partnership development, and creative solution development. Peter Candland is the Executive Director of AKA and comes from a business background whose job is to look after the AKA contractors, managing day-to-day activities, and provides guidance for the overall efficient plan of running the organization.
The mission of the American kratom association, AKA
The American kratom association works to protect the rights of all Americans to consume safe kratom under the law and manage their overall health efficiently. It has five main goals. They are:
To assist consumers
The main aim is to support the consumers who use kratom and help them in all possible ways. As government and political entities do not pay much heed to this, AKA works hard to facilitate its consumers, as much as they possibly can.
Expand the group
AKA includes more people into its organization, so that many people become aware of it, and every individual has a chance to share their personal experience through an adequately organized platform. AKA proves to be that platform where voices will be heard, and the message will be conveyed easily to the public and higher authorities.
Educate the masses
Kratom has many beneficial purposes and helps mainly to relieve stress and anxiety. It is believed to increase focus, enhance mood and behavior, and cause euphoria. It is used to treat the following conditions like pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, muscle aches, opioid addiction and withdrawal, diarrhea, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has anti-inflammatory, immunity enhancing, and appetite suppressing effects. The goal of AKA is to educate all Americans about kratom, from consumers to non-consumers.
Another critical mission is to confer information and practical knowledge related to kratom products to other parts of the world, so the people become aware of its use.
Protect natural resources
Kratom is a valuable natural resource. AKA aims to opt for durable harvesting techniques and reforestation attempts.
Some rules and principles on regulating kratom
The AKA works to better use kratom and takes all possible steps to minimize the risks associated with kratom. It helps to protect consumers from getting adulterated and contaminated with kratom products. With reasonable effort, AKA manages to use kratom to better the health and well-being of individuals and public health as a whole in America. AKA supports the following points:
Food and drug administration, FDA
AKA works in collaboration with FDA to ensure the safety of kratom and its associated products. The partnership helps AKA share information related to kratom with the FDA and prevents overuse of kratom among people to elicit harmful effects.
AKA strictly forbids the use of kratom among children and teens.
Child safety concerns
Child safety is a primary concern, and in this regard, child-resistant packaging is prepared and delivered.
AKA maintains its name and standard by using a pure, high-quality product. AKA aims to gain the trust of its consumers so that they can use the product with complete relief, without any hesitation.
AKA works in association with FDA to provide good quality labeling that is useful to the consumers.