Kratom FAQ

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What is Kratom?


Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korthals) is a tree that originates in South-East Asia. The leaves of this tree have been used for many centuries for their medicinal benefits. The people of Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia have used it for centuries as a natural remedy for many ailments. Healers once gathered the leaves to distribute to patients experiencing pain or digestive issues. These leaves were either chewed or brewed into a tea, both of which may still be done today, although the effects are milder compared to Kratom extract.




What are the effects of Kratom?


7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine are the alkaloids (compounds that naturally occur in some plants) that offer the benefits of this amazing plant. The effects of Kratom depend on the dosage. Lower doses of this plant produces stimulation, which usually manifests as the following:

  • Increased energy
  • Sociability
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Motivation
Higher doses of Kratom offer a sedating effect. Users often experience:
  • Feelings of contentment
  • Help with pain
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Feelings of calm and relaxation




What is the best strain of Kratom?


The strain you chose depends solely on your desired result. Different effects are associated with each strain. As a general rule:

  • Bali: This is a red strain is known for its strong pain relieving effect.
  • Borneo: Borneo may be white, green, or red. It acts as a sedative.
  • Green Malay: This dark green strain is popular strain for treating anxiety.
  • Indo: Indo can be red, white, or green. It is said to help take the pain away, relaxation, and treating anxiety.
  • Maeng Da: This is said to be the strongest of the strains. It comes in red, green, and white.
  • Malaysian: Malaysia’s green, red, and white leaves are said to be the most balanced in their effects.




What Forms of Kratom Are Available?


Historically, indigenous people consumed the raw leaves of the tree. Modern extraction processes have allowed us to render substantially more potent products. Choosing a form is entirely a matter of personal preference. The most common forms include the following:

  • Kratom Powder is generally the weakest form of administration. People will use a “toss and wash” technique, or simply prepare it as a tea. It tastes bad.
  • Kratom Tinctures are generally the strongest and fastest form of administration. These are made by extracting the necessary alkaloids from the plant. The drawbacks with tinctures are that they taste horrible. They are usually processed with small amounts of food grade alcohol so people with alcohol sensitivities should avoid them.
  • Kratom Capsules filled with Kratom powder. The are not as strong as a tincture, but are an option if you can’t tolerate the taste.




How Do I Determine the Correct Kratom Dosage?


It’s generally agreed that five grams or less is considered a low dose, whereas a high dose is between five and 15 grams. Anything more than 15 grams puts the user at risk of serious side effects.




What Conditions Can Kratom Help With?


Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, this Kratom has been extremely helpful to those living with autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Since the symptoms of these conditions are caused by inflammation, Kratom can both reduce the immune response and help with the pain it causes. Kratom also shows promise in helping with chronic pain conditions. In the midst of the opioid crisis ravaging the U.S., many people finding effective alternatives to pain relief. Low doses of this substance may also have therapeutic uses. Some evidence suggests that Kratom may help those struggling with depression and anxiety. Many users reportedly have successfully used Kratom to aid in opiate withdrawl.




What's the difference between kratom powder and kartom tincture?


The biggest difference is that kratom tincture is substantially stronger. In the leaf, the alkaloids (mitragynine and 7 hydrosxymitragynine) make up no more than 2% of the plant. With our tinctures, the alkaloids are actually extracted from the plant, and then added to a liquid at a ratio of 8 grams of pure alkaloids to 225 ML liquid. That means with a standard dose of leaf, someone is consuming 80 mg alkaloids.In a standard dose of tincture someone is consuming at least 200 or all the way up to roughly 1,000+ mg.




What are the advantages of kratom tinctures?


People often enjoy kratom in tincture form for several reasons:

  • Highly concentrated, giving you the desired effect with smaller dosages
  • Fast-acting compared to powders and capsules (depending on the consumption method)
  • Doses are easy to measure without scales or capsules
  • Stores in bottles for longer without drying out




How do I take a kratom tincture?


Kratom tinctures have three common methods of dosing: Sublingual dosing: Holding the kratom tincture dosage under your tongue for 30-60 seconds, then swallowing. The blood vessels under the tongue quickly absorb kratom alkaloids for the fastest effect. Adding kratom tincture to food or drink: The dose may be added to food or drink if you dislike the taste of raw kratom tincture, though this slows the absorption speed. Swallowing the tincture: The simplest way is simply to swallow the tincture, though the effect will be slower than sublingual dosing. Each method works, and picking one is a matter how quickly you want kratom's effects and what tastes you can stand (fair warning, kratom tinctures taste very bad!)




Can you take kratom sublingually?


Yes, you can put drops of kratom tinctures under your tongue absorb it more quickly into your bloodstream. Sublingual kratom dosing allows you to feel its effects faster than drinking or eating it in other forms, but the taste can be rather unpleasant.




Is kratom legal?


Kratom is legal in most US state, though it may be regulated and may also be outlawed in certain counties, so check with your local laws. Kratom is illegal to buy, possess, sell, or use in these states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin