KRATOM: Facts

Posted at 6:33 pm on 04/21/2014


What is kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a large tree in the coffee plant species. Kratom thrives in the warm, tropical climates of Southeast Asia, which are a major world export product in many countries. Kratom grows naturally in the lush jungle and rainforests, and is cultivated by peasant farmers in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, & Bali .It was first documented by Peter Korthals, a Dutch colonial botanist. Kratom is used as a stimulant when taken in low doses and a sedative in large doses.

 

How safe is kratom?

If recommended serving is exceeded it can lead to nausea, upset stomach, and sweats.

All products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any prescription medication or OTC’s or find yourself requiring higher than recommended daily serving please consult with your physician.  You must be 18 years of age to purchase, please keep out of the reach of children. Pregnant women should not take any drug or medication except on medical advice. Since there have been no studies of the risks of kratom use by pregnant women, it is not known whether it could cause birth defects or fetal death. We strongly recommend that any woman who could possibly be pregnant NOT use kratom.

 

What are the effects of kratom?

Like said before, kratom in low – moderate doses will be stimulating while larger doses are more sedative. Often, the individual will experience an analgesic effect caused by the alkaloids contained in Kratom and the manner in which the brain receptors are affected. The level of effect, like any other supplement, depends on many factors including body weight, physiological makeup, and tolerance level and so on.

When used as a stimulant the individual will experience increased physical energy, alertness, sociability, improved mindset or mood, increased libido, and focus.

When used as a sedative an individual will experience a higher pain tolerance, relaxation, and anti-anxiety. Used in excess may result in a prolonged sleep.

Is kratom habit forming?

Kratom is not habit forming when used in moderation and responsibly. When used in moderation (not daily) there is no documented risk of dependency. . Like many stimulants [e.g. alcohol, coffee, tobacco, etc.], when used daily for a prolonged period of time, could become habit forming. You know your body better than any physician and must be diligent regarding self control.

Types of kratom:

-Liquid

Liquid kratom is basically an extract form of all its active ingredients. Keep in mind that liquid kratom is highly concentrated so you can expect effects to be far more intense than just regular leaf powder and you will feel effects much faster.

Best way to take liquid kratom is to fill the dropper or just pour the recommended amount under your tongue and attempt to hold the liquid under your tongue without swallowing for as long as possible.  You can also add the liquid to other beverages and the efficacy will not be diminished. Most people can’t stand the taste so you can even just take a swig and clear your mouth out with a strong flavored drink like a soda.

-Powder:

Kratom powder is made from dried kratom leaves that are crushed up into a fine powder. You can make it into a tea by just add the recommended amount to hot water and stir until it dissolves, or just add to any of your favorite beverages.

-Capsules/Tablets:

Capsules or tablets are the easiest way to consume kratom. Each different brand has different recommended amounts so always be aware of how much you’re consuming at a time. Capsules will release faster than tablets will but tablet effects will last a little bit longer.

Does kratom contain caffeine?

Because kratom belongs to the same plant species as the coffee plant there could be small amounts of natural caffeine. The thing that makes kratom a stimulant are the naturally occurring compounds we call alkaloids in it. The alkaloids inspire your sympathetic nervous system to react resulting in a stimulant effect.

Is kratom an opiate?

No. Kratom is from the coffee plant family, not the poppy plant family.

Does kratom show up on a drug test?

No, it’s completely all natural and legal.


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