Q: What is Kratom?
A: Kratom, popularly known and scientifically known as Mitragyna speciose, is an herbal extract. It is derivative from an evergreen tree in the coffee family and originates in Southeast Asia and other tropical countries. The tree, Mitragyna speciose, is indigenous in Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It has been used as a powerful herbal medicine by people in ancient times.
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Q: How is Kratom used?
A: Most use Kratom in a capsule or by brewing crushed Kratom leaf powder to make tea. Some prefer kratom shots, which are small bottles of extract.
Q: What effect will Kratom have on me?
A: Kratom affects each person differently and depends on the amount taken and the strain or vein.
We suggest reviewing the product page and customer reviews to ensure you choose the right product.
We will do our best to answer all questions about our product, but there are restrictions on what we can say about Kratom. Due to FDA restrictions, we are not allowed to make health claims, provide medical advice, or make recommendations based on dose or medicinal effects.
Q: What is the difference between strains and vein colors?
A: A strain and a vein both refer to the same thing. Strain or vein colors depend on what stage farmers harvest the leaf. White signifies the leaf is picked earlier in its life cycle, green is in the middle, and red is at the end of the plant’s life cycle.
Q: What are kratom alkaloids?
A: Kratom alkaloids are chemical compounds found in the leaves of kratom plants. These compounds have structural differences, meaning they interact with the body differently.
There are over 40 alkaloids present in Kratom leaves. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are the most prominent ones. Their popularity is down to the fact that they bind most efficiently with the receptors in our bodies. However, this does not mean that the other alkaloids are inferior.
The concentration levels in these alkaloids are unique depending on age and harvest timing, among other factors. How you prepare this product will also determine the alkaloid yield you get from it. For example, traditionally prepared kratom tea yields a better value of mitragynine, the most abundant alkaloid in Kratom.
Q: What is Mitragynine?
A: Mitragynine is the primary alkaloid in Kratom, making up over 70% of the alkaloid content in Kratom leaves. Its prominences make it a central subject of constant research and studies in various disciplines.
Many people believe that mitragynine, the significant component in the plant, is responsible for Kratom’s effect.
Q: What is 7-hydroxymitraginine?
A: It is the second most prominent compound in the plant. 7-hydroxymitraginine is a partial agonist with the same chemical similarities as mitragynine. Its concentration dramatically varies depending on the harvest time, the strain, and the dying processes. It is also a highly potent compound and has attracted several studies and research. It could be the key to some of the effects of herbal remedies.
A: Paynantheine is Kratom’s second most abundant compound, with about 6.6% to 7% of the total share. It, however, comes third as the most active alkaloid in the plant.
Research into its effects has only just begun. Still, researchers have determined that this compound is a great smooth muscle relaxant.
Q: What is Mitraphylline?
A: Mitraphylline is one of the oxindole alkaloid compounds in Kratom. Mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitraginine, and Paynantheine represent most of the alkaloid content in Kratom. Mitraphylline and the remaining compounds represent less than 1% of the total alkaloid count. But they still have a significant effect.
Q: What’s the difference between different types of Kratom?
A: Kratom exists in a variety of strains with different characteristics. Kratom strains are known to be named after the countries they originated from or the colors of their leaf veins. Others believe that the varieties come from the procedures followed after a harvest. Effects vary from one strain to the other, and the results depend on the quantity taken by the user.
There are three veins of Kratom: red, white, and green. Kratom comes in several different forms: powder, capsules, and extract. Kratom powder is typically made of crushed, dried leaves and is more potent. Extracts are sticky liquids from boiling and straining leaves and are more powerful than crushed leaves.
Q: What’s the difference between red vein, green vein, and white vein kratom?
A: White-veined kratom strains indicate that the plant was picked early in its life cycle. A red vein shows that the plant has achieved full maturity and has been growing for some time. Red veins indicate that the alkaloids in the leaves have reached their maximum concentration. Finally, green vein kratom refers to plants picked between white and red vein kratom in the middle of their life cycle.
Q: So, why is vein color important?
A: It affects the ratio of the alkaloids 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine in the kratom plant. The longer the alkaloids are allowed to grow in the plant’s leaves, the more powerful they become.
Q: How do I choose the right kratom strain?
A: The FDA limits what we can say about Kratom to our customers, so first, we recommend reading our product descriptions to understand what strain or type of Kratom will be best for your personal needs.
If you still have more questions, please note that we will do our best to answer all questions about our product. Still, due to FDA restrictions, we are not allowed to make health claims, provide medical advice, or make recommendations based on dose or medicinal effects.
We highly recommend checking out third-party information sources if we cannot answer your questions. Make sure they are not manufacturers or vendors of Kratom since they are freer to talk about how Kratom can help in your life.
Q: Which is the most potent kratom strain?
A: Potency depends on the tree’s age, its leaves, and growing conditions, and the method and processing method, not the actual strain.
In processing, powders are more potent than leaves, and extracts are more potent than powders. You can learn more about this by reading the following article from our blog:
Q: Do you offer samples?
Q: Is Kratom legal?
A: Kratom is legal in most of America. Due to local and state laws, we cannot ship Kratom products to Alabama; Arkansas; Indiana; Rhode Island; Tenessee; Vermont; Wisconsin; San Diego, CA; and Sarasota County, FL.