-:Frequently Asked Questions about Kratom:-
For hundreds of years, the Mitragyna speciosa plant has been celebrated for its incredible effects.
While this amazing plant has been used the world over for everything from relieving everyday aches and pains to enhancing overall well-being, the facts about it aren’t very widely known.
To help clear the air, the trusted Kratom experts at Kratom Gator are here to help with this handy FAQ. Find the answers you need to be confident about your use of Kratom, and if you have a question you don’t see listed here, just contact us and let us know.
The Kratom plant grows natively throughout southeast Asia in places like Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Brunei. It thrives in tropical environments with high levels of humidity and plenty of sunshine.
Kratom has been used by native cultures in southeast Asia since at least the early 1800s. Leaves from the plant were originally chewed raw by laborers who found that it helped them to withstand long hours toiling in harsh work environments.
Today, Kratom is exported around the world and used by millions to enhance their lives naturally.
It’s not feasible to harvest and export whole Kratom leaves, as the shelf life and potency would both be significantly compromised. So, Kratom leaves are harvested, dried, and ground into a fine powder before being sealed in airtight containers in preparation for shipment out of southeast Asia.
In this fine powder form, Kratom can be made into tinctures, serums, extracts, and other preparations.
The effects of Kratom will vary widely depending on the user, the strain, and the amount taken. Most Kratom users report feelings of improved motivation, enhanced overall wellness, and a sense of inner balance. Others report that some Kratom strains help provide an extra boost in the gym. The only way to know for sure how Kratom will affect you is to experiment with different strains and keep track of your results.
Kratom is 100% legal to purchase and possess in 43 of the 50 United States. The states that have banned Kratom include Wisconsin, Indiana, Arkansas, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
At the time this FAQ was published, Michigan, New Jersey, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Hawaii are currently involved in legislation that could schedule Kratom under the Controlled Substances Act.
A Kratom strain is any Kratom variety that has been processed in a unique way after the Kratom leaves have been harvested. Contrary to popular belief, there are not multiple species of Kratom plants. There is only one: Mitragyna speciosa. It is how the harvested Kratom leaves are processed that creates the unique alkaloid profile certain Kratom users prefer.
There are hundreds of different Kratom strains out there. And, virtually all of them fall into one of four categories: Red Vein, Green Vein, White Vein, and blended Kratom.
Some strains like Yellow, Gold, or even Black are considered ‘specialty’ strains that aren’t easily categorized as Red, Green, or White.
Different Kratom strains can have different effects for the Kratom user. Generally speaking, White Vein Kratom provides energy, Green Vein Kratom is a ‘full-spectrum’ strain with balanced effects, and ‘Red Vein’ Kratom is used for winding down and relaxing.
Yes! It’s very common for Kratom strains to be combined together to produce certain desirable effects. For example, it’s common to mix a White Vein Kratom strain with a Green Vein Kratom strain to provide energy and balanced effects all at once.
It’s also common to mix strains to keep the alkaloid profile different with every serving, which can help to get the most out of Kratom.
They can be. The most powerful plant alkaloids contained in the Kratom plant are Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Some strains can have more of either of these alkaloids in them in combination with the 15+ other plant alkaloids that occur naturally in the Kratom plant.
If you’ve never tried Kratom before, it’s generally advised to start with a single serving, or 2.4 grams. This is roughly the equivalent of one level teaspoon of loose Kratom powder. Do not exceed more than two of these servings in a 24-hour period.
Kratom can be mixed into coffee, water, juice, or smoothies. It dissolves fairly well in all of these, and it can even be mixed into porridge, pudding, or other dessert foods. Some users take the Kratom powder directly using something called the ‘Tosh and Wash’ technique. This is a more advanced method, however, and beginners are advised to mix Kratom powder into their beverage of choice until they become comfortable with taking it regularly.
For most users, Kratom’s effects last between 4-6 hours. If taken on an empty stomach, these effects can be more powerful but shorter in duration.
Just as some people enjoy a cup of coffee or two every day, some people also enjoy a serving or two of Kratom every day. It all boils down to lifestyle choices, and as with most else, it’s about what’s best for each individual.
Kratom is well-tolerated by millions of people around the world every day. However, there are some people for whom Kratom is not beneficial. You should speak with your healthcare provider before making the decision to start taking Kratom or any other herbal supplement you are considering.
Also, do not take Kratom with alcohol or other medications.
There are hundreds of Kratom vendors all claiming to supply a high-quality product. To make the most informed decision, it’s best to do your research by reading customer reviews, contacting the company in question, and starting with a small sample order to try for yourself.
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Yes, all of our Kratom undergoes strict laboratory testing to ensure potency and purity. If any Kratom we import doesn’t pass our stringent tests, we don’t sell it, period!