The market can be ultra confusing for new customers looking to find information about Kratom. Lets start with the basics of what it is and then work our way into helping you with your Kratom Selection:
What is Kratom?
Kratom is a natural product that comes from the leaf of the Mitragyna Speciosa trees of Southeast Asia; it has been around for centuries. In recent times, Indonesia has become the main country that exports Kratom around the world. It has been a big part of the Indonesian culture and has helped many struggling farmers throughout the region.
During your Kratom selection process its important to identify your intended use, as each strain produces slightly different effects. When traditionally taking Kratom has been known to produce energy in low amounts and provide calmness in high amounts, it has been used as traditional medicine to help reduce pain, ease opiate withdrawals, increase focus and help with meditation.
Why is it illegal in some states?
First and foremost: Kratom is a plant, not a synthetic product
It was really a timing issue, Kratom became popular in the US right around the same time synthetic drugs came to the market and turned people into zombies across the nation. Kratom happened to sit right alongside those synthetic products in gas stations with gimmick marketing that lead lawmakers to believe that it was synthetic itself.
Well, it’s NOT synthetic and the legal action against it has been overturned in several states. I truly believe that Kratom will become legal again everywhere once lawmakers become more aware of the product, in fact, it’s only illegal in 7 states according to the American Kratom Association.
I’m confused, why are there so many different names for Kratom?
Kratom selection doesn’t have to be confusing but if you’re just starting your Kratom journey, you’re probably confused as to which strain to buy.
Most vendors name Kratom in this manner:
- The region in which it’s found – Borneo, Bali, Kalimantan etc.
- The color of the underside of the leaf and the drying process – RED, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE etc.
- Some vendors have their branding embedded in the name such as – Super, Gold Reserve, Golden etc.
Different strains produce different effects when taken equally, check out this useful Kratom selection pyramid tool.
Now that you have a general understanding of what Kratom is, its time to select your strains!
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