Q: What is kratom?
A: Kratom, as popularly known and scientifically known as Mitragyna speciose, is an herbal extract. It is derived from an evergreen tree in the coffee family, and it is mainly found in Southeast Asia and other tropical countries. The tree itself, Mitragyna speciose, is indigenous in Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, where it has been used as a powerful herbal medicine by people in ancient times.
Q: How is kratom used?
A: Most use Kratom that is in a capsule or by brewing the crushed Kratom leaf powder water to make a tea. Some prefer kratom shots, which small bottles of extract.
Q: What effect will kratom have on me?
A: Kratom effects each person differently and depends on the amount taken, and the strain or vein.
We suggest reviewing the product page and customer reviews to make sure that you’re choosing the right product for your needs.
We will do our best to answer all questions about our product but we are very limited on what we are allowed to say about kratom. Due to FDA restrictions we are not allowed to make health claims, provide any medical advice, or make any 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 are dependent on when the leaves were picked. White signifies it was picked earlier in its life cycle, green would be the middle of its life cycle, and red would be at the end of the plants life cycle.
Q: What are kratom alkaloids?
A: Kratom alkaloids are chemical compounds found in the leaves of the kratom plants. These compounds have structural differences, meaning that they interact with the body in different ways.
Over 40 alkaloids are present in kratom leaves, with mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine being the most prominent ones. Their popularity is down to the fact that they bind most easily 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 the 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 over 70% of the alkaloid content in Kratom leaves. Its prominences make it a center subject of constant research and studies in various disciplines.
Many people believe that mitragynine, being 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 greatly varies depending on the harvest time, the strain, and the dying processes. It is also a highly potent compound and attracts several studies and research, with experts believing that it could be the key to some of the effects connected to herbal remedies.
A: Paynantheine is the second most abundant compound in kratom, 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, but researchers have already 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, 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. These strains were believed to be named from the countries they originated from or the colors of their leaf veins. Others believe that the varieties come from the procedures that are followed after it has been harvested. Effects vary from one strain to the other, and that the results were dependent 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 typically is made of crushed, dried leaves and is somewhat stronger. Extracts are a sticky liquid that is made from boiling and straining leaves, and are stronger 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. The presence of a red vein shows that the plant has achieved full maturity and has been growing for some time, indicating that the alkaloids in the leaves have reached their maximum concentration. Finally, green vein kratom refers to plants picked in the middle of their life cycle, between white and red vein kratom.
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: We are very limited on what we can say about kratom to our customers, so first we recommend reading our product descriptions to get an understanding of what strain or type of kratom will be best for your personal needs.
If you still feel like you have more questions, please note that we will do our best to answer all questions about our product but due to FDA restrictions we are not allowed to make health claims, provide any medical advice, or make any recommendations based on dose or medicinal effects.
If we are unable to answer your questions, we highly recommend checking out third party information sources who are not manufactures or vendors of kratom since they are more free to talk about how kratom can help in your life.
Q: Which is the most potent kratom strain?
A: Potency depends on the age of the tree and its leaves and growing conditions, and the method in which the kratom is processed rather than the actual strain.
In regards to processing, powders are more powerful than leaves and extracts are stronger than powders.
Q: Is kratom legal?
A: Kratom is legal in most of America. Due to local and state laws we are unable to ship Kratom products to Alabamba; Arkansas; Indiana; Rhode Island; Tenessee; Vermont; Wisconsin; San Diego, CA; and Sarasota County, FL.