The top frequently asked questions in the Kratom Community
Kratom, or, Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tree that is native to South East Asia and is from the same family as the Coffee Tree. It has been utilized by local people for a myriad of reasons for hundreds of years. Kratom can also be refined into more efficient and easy to standardize extracts. While there is anecdotal evidence showing its use in this part of the world for hundreds of years, it is only now beginning to have serious research performed on it in the western world.
There are endless references and recommendations on the internet on how people use kratom. It comes down to taste and preference. Most commonly the powder is mixed with a beverage!
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Most of the worlds kratom is grown in Indonesia. Indonesian kratom will typically come from the islands of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra although it is also found elsewhere.
Certain strains of kratom may also be found in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Kratom grown hear will often have smaller farms.
Try a few!! At TKC we have tried to make it very simple for new users. We have provided attributes to each of our three strains so you can identify the difference from one strain to another. We believe each strain we have is the best of its type.
The amount depends very much on the strength of the kratom as well as tolerance and weight of the user.
Though it is difficult to directly recommend a dosage, there are many credible organizations which could help you find that right amount. The American Kratom Association is a great group to reach out to.
This varies from person to person. Start out with a smaller amount and see how it effects you. Once you become a bit more familiar with it, it will be much easier determining how much you need for your desired effects.
It requires frequent use but is possible to develop a Kratom tolerance. Therefore this may be something to take into acount. For light recreational use it is better to use infrequently and not exceed a certain amount. For people suffering from chronic pain or drug withdrawal there are many sites that detail various protocols for dealing with such issues.
Kratom is legal in most countries around the world and most state in the US. If in doubt please check with your government to clarify its status. Kratom is either illegal or is not allowed to be imported into the following countries : Thailand, Australia, Burma, Poland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Romania, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Though controversy is high in some places on Kratom. There are a huge community of people who have fought for its legality
Updated: Feb 12, 2019
Green = Legal
Purple = Legal (regulation in question)
Red = Illegal
IF Kratom is truly kratom, and is not mixed with other drugs or a lot of alcohol it is very safe. There are many scientific journals that show exactly how safe kratom is. It is almost impossible to over dose on it which is a positve vs opioid based drugs and it does not cause respiratory failure.
In small amounts kratom is a natural energy enhancer and produces an enhanced mood making work more pleasurable. In higher amounts it begins to resemble more of a numbing painkiller and has been said to be a very good alternative to prescription drugs.
TKC has a quality product. Tryout a bag of Green Indo from our products page.
Do to Visa and Mastercards restrictions on the purchasing methods of kratom. We have provided you with many other options to make it simple for the buyer.
At The Kratom Company, we take pride in the kratom that we sell. The quality of our products and customer service is far from regular in this industry. We have sourced our products from well developed farms with consistent practices. We use experience and quality control to ensure we stick to this promise of natural Kratom products.
If you have any questions about our products, simply email our customer support team and we will help you find the right strain of Kratom for you.
We sell to all legal areas of the United States. We are located in Michigan.
This is certainly a frequently asked question, which many have a hard time deciding on.
Kratom has primary and secondary or derived forms. The leaves, capsules, and powder are the essential products of Kratom, which are the direct product of Kratom leaves.
The enhanced products are derived from the same Kratom leaves, but then are artificially enhanced for a higher level of effect.
Though these sorts of products are tempting, we recommend further researching companies selling these “enhanced” products.
New users are not encouraged to try enhanced products. Using the basic powder (as we sell at TKC) is recommended for the new users.
The chemical composition of Kratom is what renders the effects.
“The unique chemical makes up has vital bioactive compounds, which are called alkaloids. Kratom was two prominent alkaloids, which are responsible for 80% of the Kratom effects.
They are called Mitragynine and 7 OH Mitragynine. There are only 25 alkaloids, which are yet discovered from Kratom. There are a lot more which are under research studies.”
The nature of Kratom widely depends on how you use it. Kratom is not an opiate, but it is an opioid.
That means it acts like opiates by attaching to the same receptor sites, but it is not harmful like opiates. Neither it makes you high if you re following the safe dosage practice.
The high feeling of Kratom is only in extreme cases. A sedative euphoria result is a condition which is similar to opiate high, but that requires an excessive dose, which is not recommended for any user.
This dose is so intense that it can even cause Kratom abuse. The standard and moderate amount of Kratom has no such effect to bring to the user.
Again, safety with Kratom products depends upon your use.
Its like saying will gun kill people. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.
Similarly, Kratom doesn’t harm you, but you may harm yourself by selecting a highly destructive method and dosage to use.
When used in prescribed quantity and by following standard practice, Kratom has little to no side effects. Using for everyone is safe.
Only on initial usage, the user users may feel a little stomach disturbance or nausea. But it goes away on its own after some time.
It is only due to the potent alkaloids that start taking action, which is otherwise never a part of the body before. After using Kratom a couple of times, it never shows up again.
The intense Kratom user for the extremely high dose is highly destructive for all internal systems of the body.
The long-term effects may be Kratom tolerance, anxiety, difficulty to sleep, insomnia, metabolic disorders, weaker memory, and low immunity.
Fortunately, there are so many options when you consider Kratom.
There are a number of strains from which you can select anyone for your use.
Some of these strains are more powerful than the rest. Such strains are called “higher strains”.
These strains are top sellers among all. You may readily find them at Kratom stores. These include the following:
- Maeng Da
- Red Bali
- Green Indo
This is not the end, there are a lot more to consider. These are only the names, which you will commonly see.
You should individually research the best Kratom strain for your desired effect
Potentiating Kratom is a popular method to increase the effects spectrum of Kratom.
Potentiating literally means to enhance the effects by adding an ingredient, which defines the effect even more.
In case of Kratom, there are two options, one is to add it into an equally powerful substance i.e. opiates.
It is harmful and can make a dangerous combination. The second option is easier and more enjoyable.
It is to add Kratom into herbal products, you can use turmeric, grapefruit juice, cayenne pepper, valerian root, cats claw, watercress or simply with caffeine.
It is generally safer and has no side effects. The individual benefits of each of these options combine with the effects of Kratom and outline them for more distinct effects.
Kratom is a natural alternative to opiates. It works like an opiate but it is not an opiate by itself.
It is rather an opioid, that means it works by attaching the same receptors, as the opiates attach.
In this way, they control the body’s responses to stimulants such as pain, stress, anxiety etc.
When you stop using any opiate after some time, the body undergoes a process, which exhibits withdrawal effects.
These withdrawal effects are highly uncomfortable and undesirable. They include stress, agitation, anxiety, mood swings, loss of appetite etc.
Using Kratom in this condition eases these symptoms of withdrawal. It makes the process go smoothly which is otherwise upsetting.
You might be wondering about the body’s responses to Kratom. All the effects that we relate to Kratom are general.
It means they show up on standard Kratom dosage. Kratom is highly dosage sensitive. It means whatever dosage you take, it will bring a different set of effects in different intensities.
For a start, the threshold level dose can be between 0.5 grams to 2.0 grams, depending upon the user profile.
For most of the people, 1.0 gram and 1.5 gram is the general `dose, which brings an overall good feeling. However, it may not work after your body gets used to it.
The standard Kratom dose is 2.0-5.0 grams. A higher dose is anything over 5.0 grams.
As you increase the dose, the effects will be super enhanced and may start giving an overdosing feeling. A dose exceeding 10grams can be harmful.
As per users, the best range of Kratom effects are achievable by a moderate range, which is the standard quantity. There are a variety of effects with long-lasting benefits.
Yes, Kratom tolerance is a real thing but it requires certain criteria to meet. Tolerance doesn’t show up randomly when you start using Kratom.
It never affects you if you are following the standard dose with all recommended measures. It is very unlikely to occur at a moderate dose.
Only the high dosage and use of artificially enhanced strains can cause Kratom tolerance.
It is a mechanism where the body doesn’t find the regular dose sufficient to work and hence requires more and more Kratom.
Indirectly, the user’s body develops tolerance against the regular use which the user was taking before.
There are certain tips to avoid Kratom tolerance. For example;
Use a threshold quantity.
Follow dosage interval.
Rotate the strains from time to time.
Overdosing is basically just an extreme dose of anything.
Relating it to Kratom, the overdose of Kratom is anything, which is above the standard recommendation to use.
If we say that 2.0-5.0 is the standard dose, anything, which is twice, thrice, or more than this quantity is overdosing.
Overdosing Kratom is very destructive and it can produce long-term effects. It is better to try other ways to enhance the effects instead of doubling the quantity.
You can use potentiating agents, strain switch, combining strains but do not overdose Kratom.
A safe usage practice of Kratom has minimal chances to ever cause a health problem in user.
The bulk purchase may be a problem if you are planning to store Kratom. Shelf life is one question that rarely gets an answer.
For Kratom, there are no certain expiry dates but there are certain measures which if you take, the stored Kratom will maintain all its ingredients intact in it.
Certain factors such as sealed packaging; keeping away from light, maintaining a low temperature and keeping it away from water or condensation are a few things to consider.
Following these basic steps can make the same Kratom products fresh for up to one year.
The answer is yes; in fact, it is better if you buy Kratom online.
There are so many reliable vendors which ensure premium quality Kratom products to make their way to their destinations.
Many of these Kratom vendors are national, and some are international.
Make sure that the Kratom selling website, to which you are placing your order, delivers to your region. International destinations have an added cost, which varies from area to area.
Kratom has different options to purchase. You can buy Kratom locally at gas stations, smoke shops and shops that cell CBD products.
You can take help from Google search and yellow pages to locate these Kratom selling stations.
Unfortunately, you won’t find Kratom at pharmacies, health stores and superstores for now. However, there is an option to order it online.
Currently, Kratom powder is not legal in these states:
- Rhode Island
- Washington DC
- Alton (IL)
- Sarasota County (FL)
- San Diego (CA)
If you live in any of these areas, Kratom is banned or has strict regulations on it. In the states in which Kratom has been banned Kats Botanicals cannot ship there. You are also welcome to discover more information about the legality of Kratom in your state.
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Kratom trees grow incredibly well in their home regions where it’s hot and humid and the soil perfectly matches the conditions in which the tree thrives. In order to meet these strict growing requirements, the soil needs to have high humus levels, be exceptionally fertile, and have a pH range between 5.5 to 6.5
Kratom leaves are harvested from mature trees, dried and powdered. Nearly all kratom use is by chewing fresh leaves. Other ways it is taken include grinding up and eating fresh, dried, or reconstituted dried leaves.
Mitragyna speciosa, known as the kratom tree and cousin to the coffee plant
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CBD is derived from the Hemp plant whereas Kratom is derived from a tree native to the coffee family. They both are often used for potential relaxation and pain relief.