Effects & Use

Important Info First

Note that while we make mention of what people say about Kratom, we in no way intend this to imply any medical claim about the use of kratom nor our endorsement of consumption of the product. What you choose to do with it is up to you. We are simply supplying the information already available on the internet and is provided without the oversight of any medical professional. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TRYING ANY NATURAL PRODUCT OR HERB

What is Kratom?

Mitragyna speciosa Korth. (of the Rubiaceae family) is a 4 to 16 meter high tropical tree indigenous to South East Asia, the Philippines and New Guinea but now cultivated elsewhere. In Thailand, the tree and leaf-preparations from it are called kratom. Traditionally, fresh or dried kratom leaves are chewed or made into tea; they are seldom smoked.

The phytochemicals isolated from various parts of the tree include over 40 structurally related alkaloids as well as several flavonoids, terpenoid saponins, polyphenols, and various glycosides. The main psychoactive components in the leaves are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, both found only in Mitragyna speciosa.

Mitragynine is a psychoactive alkaloid with a complex structure present in the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa. Mitragynine and its 7-hydroxylated derivative are agonists at the μ-opioid receptor (MOR).

(Source: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/drug-profiles/kratom)

7-hydroxymitragynine is an alkaloid that is found in Kratom but in almost imperceptible trace amounts. This is a good thing because the compound is identified as a component that is known to have the potential for abuse and addiction. Kratom in its natural leaf form can cause one can become dependent, similar to dependence on a daily cup or more of coffee. Thus we always check to make sure our kratom has not been concentrated in any way.

WHY WE DON'T SELL EXTRACTS: Companies who sell extracts potentially have concentrated the amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine which would raise the potential for abuse and dependence above anything that exists in the plant's natural form. 

Kratom Strains

Kratom is a tree that grows quite tall. Pictures of trees exceeding 75' have been taken in Indonesia. Traditionally there are 3 different leaf vein colors. People report that there are different effects based on the color of the vein of the leaf.

Green Vein: The most popular vein color that we sell is Green Vein. As a Kratom vendor, we cannot make any sort of claim about the effects of kratom. We cannot tell people how to use it. However, we can very clearly indicate Green Vein hosts are #1 selling strain! The Green Maeng Da Leaf is our #1 seller. Maeng Da stands for "Best Grade" and is not an actual strain, but just the strongest leaf the farmer harvests. Many people do not know that all the various "strains" such as Bali, Malay, Hulu, Sumatra, Indo, Borneo, and many more are subjective names. There are hundreds of different suppliers in Indonesia and thousands of farmers picking the leaves. What may be a Sumatra leaf with one, may be Borneo with another. However, there is significant indication the effects which are purported to vary between the strains are a result of the mind's ability to influence our perceptions (also known as the placebo effect). There is no scientific evidence to provide support for it, but we do see the minute differences in color and aroma (scent) of the various strains. Therefore, while we cannot say one way or the other, we do stock various strains to ensure that we can cater to all of our customers. The majority of posts on the Reddit.com/r/Kratom forum seem to agree Green Vein Kratom has been reported to relieve minor aches or soreness associated with conditions such as muscle fatigue following exercise, maintain energy, and help regulate mood, which may aid relaxation or reduce tension* However, these are the opinions of Reddit Community Members and in no way is to be construed as a claim that it will do this for you. ALWAYS consult your doctor before beginning any natural supplement or product.

White Vein: White Vein Kratom is actually harvested from the Green Vein Tree. "White" Kratom is simply an immature young leaf. We suspect that this early harvesting results in a change to the alkaloid profile of the leaf, which in turn, changes the overall effects. However, we must state that there is no sure-fire way to identify what White or Green... or Red Vein Kratom will do. Many of our customers prefer one vein color over another. Typically those who like White Vein do not like Red Vein. And those who like Green Vein don't like White. Why is this? Only future human studies will reveal the reason for this. The majority of posts on the Reddit.com/r/Kratom forum seem to agree White Vein Kratom aids the body in regulating mood, which may aid relaxation or reduce tension, support healthy energy (by maintaining healthy metabolism rates that are already within the normal range, and supporting overall wellbeing* However, these are the opinions of Reddit Community Members and in no way is to be construed as a claim that it will do this for you. ALWAYS consult your doctor before beginning any natural supplement or product.

Red Vein: Red Vein, unlike White/Green is it's own unique tree. Red Vein Kratom has more best sellers in our lineup than any other strain. Red Maeng Da, Red Bali, and Infinity Red Maeng Da are in the top 5 top sellers over the past 18 months. Many people who love Reds will end up not liking White or Green Vein Kratom. The majority of posts on the Reddit.com/r/Kratom forum seem to agree Red Vein Kratom has been reported to relieve minor aches or soreness associated with conditions such as muscle fatigue following exercise and may help support sleep and relaxation* However, these are the opinions of Reddit Community Members and in no way is to be construed as a claim that it will do this for you. ALWAYS consult your doctor before beginning any natural supplement or product.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 FDA's WAR on Kratom

As you may know, the FDA has declared Kratom is an Opiate and is only going to contribute to the Opiate Epidemic and worsen and even threaten the lives of Americans. If we believed these lies, we would not be selling Kratom! All we ask is that the FDA lay down their attacks and FOLLOW THE SCIENCE. As proven and revealed by the American Kratom Association (www.americankratom.org), the FDA has deliberately manipulated the science and evidence to their favor--demonizing the plant that more than 5 million Americans rely on for their health care and long-term pain management. (See Article from AKA Here

Here is a small part of that article: 

WASHINGTON, DC – August 14, 2018 – Peer-reviewed documentation concerning 44 deaths that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cited to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place natural kratom on the Federal Government’s Schedule 1 list of illegal substances disclose errors and omissions on the part of the FDA that the American Kratom Association (AKA) claims can only be seen as “deliberate.”

 In a detailed white paper released today, AKA scientist claim, “The FDA has also misled the DEA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with incomplete, inaccurate, extrapolated, and distorted information on adverse events and deaths allegedly associated with the use of kratom to encourage unwarranted legislative and regulatory restrictions on kratom at the federal, state, and local government levels.”

 Among the most significant claims, the AKA offers evidence of duplicated case reports, omissions of “cause of death” conclusions and inaccurate autopsy and toxicology reports, as well as redacted statements from experts contradicting FDA claims.  According to AKA, the FDA reports that associate kratom use with 44 deaths are so “poorly documented they could not pass basic standards for publication in any credible scientific journal, even as a letter or comment.”

(Source: https://www.americankratom.org/fda-fails)

How Do We Keep Kratom Legal?

The number 1 thing we can do is sign every petition that the AKA releases! The second, if you can afford, donate even $5 a month to the AKA to support their fight! Third, and in my opinion, the most important, is to pray! We can win this battle but it will take incredible effort and cost. We have the science on our side. There is incredible evidence coming to light indicating not only is the FDA wrong about Kratom being dangerous, but it actually holds promise to AID in the Opioid Epidemic! However, Big Pharma doesn't like losing customers so they are going to fight tooth and nail to keep kratom away from their "patients" who faithfully poison their bodies (without realizing it) with these man-made chemicals instead of trying to find working natural solutions that exist in nature in a harmonious balance.

If Cannabis can go from Schedule 1 drug (which it still is federally), to legal in nearly 40 states because the medicinal value has been proven in science, then Kratom should have the same chance! Unlike Cannabis, there is no intoxicating "high" associated with Kratom according to the 8-Factor Analysis by Dr. Jack Henningfield (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5813050/) and the abuse potential is as low as substances like coffee. 

We must fight for the right to be able to use natural plants in our own healthcare as long as those plants are not going to cause endangerment to others through impairment of judgement of the user! If they do cause impairment they should become regulated like Cannabis which is intoxicating so that it's not legal to drive while under it's influence or carry a weapon. Those are the kinds of questions that we should be posing to our government officials. We want to see SAFE Kratom remain legal indefinitely because of it's potential for changing lives for the better.

 

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