Kratom is a botanical supplement that has been used in Southeast Asia for centuries and is known for both its stimulating and sedative effects. Despite its long history of use, Kratom has only recently become the topic of discussion in the United States in the last few decades.
What Is Kratom?
Kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical plant from the coffee family and is native to Southeast Asia, primarily Indonesia and Thailand. Kratom is used for its naturally produced alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, which are known for their analgesic properties. Kratom is typically consumed in the form of powder, capsules, and concentrated extracts. Kratom has different effects based on the vein color and drying time of the leaves. Kratom is divided into five different color categories – red, green, white, yellow, and mixes.
What Does Kratom Do?
Kratom leaves are taken from the trees and dried for different lengths of time, producing each strain’s effects. Kratom is typically available in powder, capsules, extracts, edibles, and tea.
Kratom may help with increasing energy, reducing pain, improving mood, and boosting the immune system.
Energy and Kratom
One of the common properties of Kratom is its energizing effects and is frequently compared to its herbal cousin, coffee. The stimulating effect in Kratom may help to increase energy, motivation, boost focus and concentration. Green strains are known to be more stimulating and our customers tend to find green strains most beneficial for issues of fatigue and inattention. Green Malay is a popular strain in our shops and provides the perfect balance of mental stimulation with clear minded energy.
Pain and Kratom
Another common use for Kratom is pain relief. Studies have found that the alkaloids in Kratom may help to reduce pain and inflammation. Red strains are the most commonly used strains for pain. Our customers have found that red strains assist them with relieving pain but also help with sleep and to relax. Red Bali is one of the most classic Kratom strains and is known for its full-body relaxation effects and its ability to help with pain. Red Bali is also a great beginner strain.
Mood and Kratom
Kratom is also known for its ability to improve mood. The natural alkaloids in Kratom stimulate the nervous system to release endorphins, providing a boost in mood and a calm state of mind. Studies on Kratom’s sedative effects found potential in Kratom’s ability to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. White strains are similar to greens, except they are known more for their mood-boosting properties. White Borneo is a perfect overall strain with pain-relieving and relaxing effects and is also known for improving mood and reducing stress.
Immune Support and Kratom
Kratom may also help with boosting the immune system due to the alkaloids in the plant. Studies found that the alkaloids in Kratom, like mitragynine, are antiviral and are known to help the function of the immune system. Kratom also contains naturally occurring antioxidants, which help the body fight free radicals in the body. Yellow strains are similar to reds, except they are specially processed and fermented. Yellow Gold is a great strain for stressful days and can help keep you motivated without being overstimulated.
How Do I Choose a Product that is Right for Me?
Kratom is available in powder, capsules, extracts and edible form. Kratom affects users differently and dosage varies on the individual. The most common method consumers use is the powder, which can be added to water, juice, or a smoothie. When using capsules or powder, it is best to start with 1 to 2 grams and increase as needed. Extracts are a concentrated form of Kratom and are typically used by consumers who are more familiar with Kratom and its effects. For kratom extracts, make sure to always follow the serving suggestions provided on the product label.
Where Can I Find Quality Products?
CBD Kratom offers over 50 strains of pure Kratom sourced from Indonesia as well as liquid extracts and edibles. To see our carefully sourced and quality Kratom products check out our online shop or visit a location near you for a personalized one-on-one experience. For more information, visit https://cbdkratomshops.com/.