What is Kratom?

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a substance created from the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant. The leaves are dried and ground into a very fine powder. Kratom has most commonly been used for withdrawal from opioids as well as an alternative treatment for pain issues, both mild and severe. It is also used for sleep, anxiety, depression, and constipation. In this article I will be discussing exactly what kratom is, what the different strains do, dosage, and information regarding how kratom can help you.

Kratom Vein Colors

The primary kratom vein colors are as follows: White, Red, and Green. However, there are also yellow/gold varieties out there. These yellow/gold vein kratom products are simply a green vein kratom harvested early. While this may seem counterproductive, the early harvest grants these types of kratom a completely different alkaloid profile, giving it a unique effect.

White Vein Kratom

White Vein Kratom is energizing and grants a subtle mood boost. It is great for morning time as it will keep you focused and wake you up like a couple cups of coffee. However, it is not a jittery feeling of energy, but rather a subtle boost that helps you get through the day. White Maeng Da gives you the best ‘white vein effect.’

Green Vein Kratom

Green Vein Kratom is a good midday/afternoon vein color. It grants euphoria and pain relief, while keeping you awake until it fades off to a gentle relaxation. Green vein kratom is most definitely a great choice for people struggling with depression as well as other mood or anxiety disorders. Two great examples of green vein kratom are Green Sumatra and Green Bali.

Red Vein Kratom

Red Vein Kratom is relaxing and pain relieving. Great for severe pain, anxiety, or just to unwind after a long day. Lots of people like Red Bentuangie, as well as Red Bali and Red Vietnam.

Maeng Da Kratom

Maeng Da Kratom is great for mood boost and general potency. My favorite Maeng Da kratom is White Maeng Da. Maeng Da literally translates to ‘pimp grade.’

Is Kratom Legal in My State?

Kratom is legal under federal law in the United States of America. However, with this being said, there are several states as well as cities who have implemented bills which criminalize kratom. You can find a list of these places here: Speciosa.org Kratom Legality Map

Why Not Buy Kratom in a Headshop?

The answer to why you should buy kratom from Barrett Botanicals is that headshops tend to charge way more than the low-quality products they carry are worth – sometimes quadruple the price you’d pay with Barrett Botanicals for much lower quality.

Dosage of Kratom

Depending on tolerance, we recommend 2 teaspoons to one tablespoon of kratom powder. One tablespoon of Barrett Botanicals’ kratom is approximately 9 grams. Lighter doses tend to be more stimulating, while higher doses are more sedating.

Safety of Kratom

Kratom is generally considered a relatively safe substance. There has only been a few deaths from kratom alone (5 in recorded history and it’s debatable why some of them died), and it is unknown if the kratom was adulterated. Generally, taking kratom a few times a week is considered safe.

How to Consume Kratom

Kratom can be consumed multiple ways – in water or alcohol-based kratom shots, brewed into a tea, or the ‘toss and wash’ method. This method involves putting liquid in your mouth, dumping the kratom on top, and chugging it down with more fluids. The best way to avoid nausea with kratom is to brew it into a tea or in a shot.

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