Kratom has been used for centuries. It is found in Southeast Asia. It is derived from a tall, evergreen tree called Mitragyna Speciosa. The leaves are dried and sanitized. They are then ground up into a fine powder which is taken orally.
There are many different strains of Kratom. The alkaloids in Kratom are similar to those found in opioid drugs. They have the ability to treat pain without being addictive.
The Maeng Da strains are believed to be the strongest. They are often the strains with the highest alkaloid content. There are various different strains based on the region they are grown in. There are also many blends of kratom made by combining various strains for maximum potency.
It is estimated that Kratom is as pain relieving as a standard oxycodone tablet. It is little wonder that many people have completely come off their pain pills by using kratom alone.
A study from 2017 published in ‘Addiction and Dependence’ noted that Kratom is non addictive and is a good alternative to prescription opioids. Lead author, Mark Swogger, PhD wrote ‘The bulk of the available research supports kratom’s benefits as a milder, less addictive and less-dangerous substance than opioids, and one that appears far less likely to cause fatal overdose’.
White strains of Kratom are typically associated with energy making them a favorite for daytime use. Many people use them pre workout to assist with energy and also to lessen pain.
The white leaves are typically picked early and dried indoor out of sunlight. This preserves the alkaloids and the Mitraganine.
Red strains are one of the most popular strains due to their sedating effects. Red Kratom is often used as a sleep aid. It is relaxing and also effective at combatting pain.
The red strains are dried in direct sunlight or indoors using a UV lamp.
Green strains are considered a middle of the road somewhere between white and red strains. This makes them ideal for someone wanting to treat pain without the excess energy of white kratom or without the sedating qualities of red kratom.
Green kratom is typically dried indoors with low light and then moved outdoors in to direct sunlight for the final drying phase.
Yellow vein kratom usually comes from Vietnam. Some argue it is not a true strain but instead it is produced by mixing different strains together. Yellow kratom is created by applying different drying techniques to red and green leaves.
The wonderful properties of yellow kratom help to enhance memory, cognition, focus, and clarity making it a favorite for those suffering from ADHD. It is often used by students needing a pick me up and also an enhancement in focus and concentration.
It still maintains powerful pain relief while also assisting with focus. This is a relatively new ‘strain’.
There are many popular blends of kratom on the market today. Many are created by mixing 7 – 12 individual strains together. One of the most popular is Lucky 7 which combines the Maeng Da Strains, the elephant strains and Green Malay. It is very high in opioids making it a favorite for treating body pain.
In 2017, the DEA announced a plan to reschedule Kratom so that it could not be purchased freely. Hundreds of thousand people responded by signing petitions to keep kratom legal. A bi-partisan group of 51 members of the House of Representatives requested the bill be turned down, and kratom stay legal.
Tens of thousands of people responded with stories of how they have completely stopped taking opioid medication using kratom.
The DEA stepped down and kratom has stayed legal but for how long we do not know. With an opioid epidemic raging in the USA, you would think that the government would be happy for people to choose an alternative that is non addictive and most definitely not deadly.
We sell Kratom on this website located under the Gel Capsules menu. It is lab tested for alkaloid content and also for impurities. We only stock top shelf pure kratom.
There are several nonprofit organizations dedicated to keeping kratom legal and providing up to date information on Kratom. They work on a charitable basis, and they are funded by support from donations. Here is one we recommend – https://www.americankratom.org/ We hope this article has provided you with information about this amazing plant and the ongoing debate over its safety and efficacy.
Written By: Sarah Rutherford
OC Wellness Solutions
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Stanton CA 90680