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What is Kratom?

Kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa, is a tree-like plant that belongs to the coffee family and is grown throughout Southeast Asia. Its leaves have been used historically for various purposes including treating chronic pain and serving as an energy booster. Traditionally, kratom leaves were chewed, brewed in tea or crushed, but more recently kratom leaves are ground and are available in powder, capsule and extract forms. The location of the kratom tree, its country of origin, the altitude at which it’s grown and the exposure to various elements like moisture, rain, and sunlight, all help  determine the strain's different effects. 


How Does Kratom Work?

There are two major compounds in Kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, that interact with receptors in the brain to produce effects including decreased pain and enhanced relaxation. Mitragynine can also interact with other receptors in the brain to help increase energy and alertness. Depending on the vein color and dosage, kratom can be used for a variety of reasons. 


What is Kratom Used For?

Traditional uses for kratom date back centuries in Eastern Asian medicine, where it was commonly used for pain management and increased energy. More modern uses for kratom include energy boosts, pain relief, decreased anxiety and enhanced relaxation. Kratom typically takes effects within 10 minutes and can last up to five hours. At higher doses, kratom can often act as an alternative option to help with pain, anxiety and sedation. At lower doses, users report increases in energy, sociability, and alertness.


FAQ's

Q: What are Kratom Veins?

A: Kratom is generally divided into three main colors: red, white and green, based on the color of the stem and the vein of the leaf. Different vein colors mean different effects and chemical compositions. Each vein thrives in different conditions to produce their own effects. 
White vein Kratom: White vein kratom is frequently used for energy boosts and positive mood enhancement. White strains are often compared to coffee, and are a great option for those looking for increased concentration throughout the day. 
Green vein Kratom: Green strains provide mild stimulation and also have an abundance of alkaloids. Those with anxiety tend to navigate towards the green vein as well as individuals suffering from mild amounts of pain. Green strains are good beginner strains because they provide the most benefits, but are also beneficial for the experienced kratom user. 
Red vein Kratom: Red vein kratom is the most widely available strain of kratom and provides calming effects as well as relief from pain. Red veins are often used to help with insomnia and relieve restlessness.  

Q: Who Uses Kratom?

A: Kratom is considered a supplement and therefore is available for consumption. Kratom is not available in some cities and counties so it's important to ensure it's available for purchase in your area. 

Q: What Form of Kratom is Best to Take?

A: When taking kratom, users often wonder whether they should take powder, capsules, tinctures or extracts. When it comes to choosing which way to take kratom, the decision is based on personal preferences. Kratom powder tends to have an earthy taste so most people choose to mix it in beverages like tea or juice, or add to any recipe. Capsules are an easy and convenient way to take kratom, and are pre-measured so you know exactly what dosage you are taking. Kratom extract is much more potent than the powder form, so it's possible to get the same effects with smaller doses. 

Q: How Much Kratom Should I Use?

A: The right dosage for kratom is dependent on numerous factors including the reason you are taking kratom, which strain you are taking and your body composition. The general recommendation is to start with a smaller dosage and then build up slowly until you determine which dosage is right for you. For those new to kratom, 2-3 grams is a great starting dose. After about 40 minutes, if you don't feel the desired effects, some individuals take another gram or two. Taking lower doses of kratom can help avoid building up your tolerance. When taking kratom powder, it's recommended to use a scale to measure the precise amount of grams. It is best to consult with a medical professional before adding any supplement to your diet.

Q: How Do I Find the Right Kratom for Me?

A: An important part of taking quality kratom and being confident in the Kratom’s potency is knowing where it's sourced from. Some companies will add additives which can contaminate the kratom and affect its potency. It's important to research where your kratom comes from to ensure you are getting the best product. CBD Kratom carries over 50 strains of kratom sourced directly from Southeast Asia, handled with care, and is third-party tested multiple times for quality, purity, and potency. To help find the right kratom strain for you, view our kratom menu.  


Finding the Right Kratom Products

Different kratom strains affect each person differently and consumers will find that it may take a couple of tries until you find the strains that work best for you and your needs. For more information on CBD Kratom's 50 strains, view our Kratom Menu. 

Kratom powder is pre-packaged into 10 gram, 30 gram, 75 gram, 150 gram, and 300 gram increments. Packages can be combined as a kilo (3 - 300g + 1 - 150g). Add it to your favorite cold beverage, recipe, make kratom tea or take it by itself. 

Kratom capsules are the perfect, mess-free way to keep track of your daily routine as well as bring your kratom on the go. Kratom capsules are sold in 10 capsules, 30 capsules and 90 capsule increments. Packages can be combined as 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo.

Kratom extracts contain concentrated alkaloids extracted from Kratom. After the alkaloid extract is created, that extract is mixed into standard powdered Kratom, making the final product more potent.