|WHO ECDD Recommends WHO Secretariat “Surveillance”
Although there was a not a full critical review recommendation, kratom and its chemical components are still going to be monitored by the WHO.
Their official statement: “Recommendation: The Committee recommended that kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine be kept under surveillance by the WHO Secretariat.”
What exactly this will mean for kratom internationally and potential future reviews is unclear, but we can be certain that kratom’s enemies will try to bring it up again. In fact, one member of the committee wanted a critical review of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
“With respect to mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the Committee, except for one member, also concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend a critical review at this time.”