Friday, October 25, 2013

Kratom Tea

How to Make Kratom Tea and Enjoy Its Health Benefits
Kratom tea is very famous in south Asia and next to chewing the Kratom leaves, many people prefer to prepare this drink so that they can add  honey or  juice to mask the smell and taste of Kratom. You should know that such additives do not affect the potency of tea. If you find it hard to consume Kratom powder, pies or capsules, then the Kratom tea is what you need. Now, one thing that you should know is that the tea is bitter and if you cannot stand it, cool it a bit and then drink it all at once. If you feel that the lingering bitterness is too much, you may wash it with honey or juice.

There are different recipes for preparing Kratom tea on the internet. Different recipes will propose different measures of the Kratom powder or crushed leaves. The most important thing for you to know is not to dilute your Kratom drink too much. Depending on how strong you would like your dose to be, there will be different methods of preparing your tea. Even if you are doing this for the first time, you need not worry because there are many dosage and preparation instructions for Kratom tea on the internet and in other resources too.

Do you know that the way you prepare your Kratom tea will determine the taste? For example, if you boil your tea vigorously, then that tea will be very bitter. That is why you will find many recipes advocating that you boil your tea gently. It is also important that you make sure that no Kratom is wasted. For example, if you are using Kratom leaves to boil your tea, you should boil gently for about 15 minutes, filter that liquid into a bowl and then put the Kratom leaves in the pot again, boil in 500 ml of water and squeeze the leaves again. You can combine the two servings and boil again to about 100 or 150 ml of water and you have your Kratom tea. You can even eat the leaves to make sure nothing goes to waste at all.

The good thing with Kratom tea is that you can freeze it and store it for some time, to drink in the future. Depending on the grade of the Kratom leaves or powder that you use, you will have tea of varying strength, starting with mild, moderate and strong dose. If you use the red vein Kratom extract, that gives you the strongest dose. If you are preparing tea for more servings, you know, like for 2 or more people, you will have to use double the amount of powder or leaves.

For one person serving of Kratom tea, you can use about 8 g of Kratom powder or leaves, depending on your preference. Put that in the pot and then add one cupful of water in the pot. Boil for about 15 minutes, stir it and then let it simmer for some time. Your tea is now ready to drink. If you used crushed Kratom leaves, you can eat the residues to make use of everything.

Lucky Kratom Tablets Review

Just another quick review of a "Lucky Kratom" product.

When I first saw these tablets, I was very intrigued to say the least. It appears they take three different kinds and forms of kratom and press them all into one easy to use tablet.

So, what’s all in these bad boys? A 50x extract of red vein Kratom, an 8x resin, plus Maeng Da powder. If you know anything about the different types and forms of Mitragyna speciosa then you will known this is one potent combination.

I found these tablets to be very powerful at stimulating the body. You can use just a small dose of these tablets to notice the  kratom effects. It is a relaxing product, and I can see why it  is very popular with people who want to calm themselves and help with pain. I also noticed a boost of energy in the early stages. With the extract and resin makes a highly concentrated product giving it a very powerful effect in just short while(about 20-30 minutes) if taken on an empty stomach. I’ve also read that Kratom is in the same family as coffee and this is why it is a good stimulant.

It is easy to see why people buy kratom because it is a natural healing herb which also has health benefits.

The Kratom effects can be very high thus if you are a beginner do not use too much of this product. Take is slow and let the natural herbs do their work. Once the body is able to adjust then you can buy kratom higher dosage to suit your preference.

Lucky Kratom easy ranks ahead of other brands that I have tried like Mr. Nice Guy, and Captain Kratom.  I have found Mr. Nice Guy Kratom to be way over priced as well as the Captain.

Different Types of Kratom

Different Types of Kratom – Get What Suits You Best
Many people wonder whether there are different types of Kratom and indeed, there are. However if you are thinking about the forms in which Kratom tea is sold, you will find that that there is powder and a few other forms like capsules and even leaves. However, are there   different species of Kratom tree or is it just one? This question will reign supreme in your mind when you want o make sure that you have the best that there is in the market. Depending on where you buy your Kratom, or which brand name you buy, there are indeed different types of this product. However, the most important thing is that the medicinal qualities are the same.

Types/Species of Kratom:
  • Bali
  • Borneo Red Vein
  • Borneo White Vein
  • Full Spectrum Isolate
  • Golden Reserve
  • Green Malay
  • Maeng Da
  • Riau Green Vein
  • Riau Red Vein
  • Sumatra Red Vein
  • Sumatra White Vein
  • Thai
  • Indonesian
Forms of Kratom:
  • Crushed leaves
  • Tea
  • Extract
  • Resin
  • Powder
  • Capsules

Crushed Kratom Leaves
Research shows that there are a few types of trees from which the Kratom is made. Therefore, it is important to know this so that one does not fall for the tricks that the vendors use to lure buyers to buy products that do not live up to their name. It is very important that you make sure you know all the types of Kratom before you can part with money for Kratom capsules. Depending on the leaves that the Kratom extract has been made from, there are different varieties of this product that cost different prices in the market. Kratom is marketed depending on the grades of the leaves that it has been extracted. Thus, different Kratom products cost different prices. The good thing is that this diversity of price ensures that the Kratom is affordable to everyone, whether you are on a slim or fat budget.

Kratom Capsules
Depending on the potency of Kratom capsules, they are divided into four categories and the first one is the commercial variety, which is weak and cheap. Then there are the premium and super grades, which follow each other in potency in that order, and then lastly, there is the enhanced grade, which is very strong. Now, due to differences in the potency, different types of Kratom extract will cost different prices. Therefore, the enhanced grade Kratom will be the costliest.

Now another way to classify Kratom powder is by the country of origin. For example, there is Thai, Bali, Indonesian and Malaysian Kratom. While the most common one in the market is the Indonesian variety, you can order yours from anywhere. However, remember that the secret is to find one vendor who can supply you with high quality Kratom extract when you need it.

Kratom is also classified according to the types of veins running through the leaf for example, some trees will have red veins running through the leaves, others have green veins. Now, the Kratom with the red veined leaves provides the most potent Kratom capsules. When you venture in to the market to buy Kratom, you will find it in so many varieties, others going by fancy names like super Kratom and so on. Therefore, you had better be armed with the right information. Research is the key. The more you know about the Kratom powder and its origins, the better the decision that you will make.
Whatever type you decide Magic Blends has you covered, you can buy kratom here.

What is Kratom?

What Is Kratom? Important Information for Buyers
Looking for information to the question: What is Kratom? Then you have come to the right place. It is very interesting, because it takes us back to the benefits of organic pain relievers in the market. Once you have used the product, you will know that indeed it is the leader of all organic painkillers on sale today. It is so wonderful, works in about 30 minutes and dulls all the pain, leaving you feeling fresh, calm, comforted and rejuvenated. So perhaps we can now agree that at last we have found the perfect solution for chronic pains. People in Thailand, Indonesia and Asia have chewed the leaves of this tree, which can grow to a height of up to 50 feet for hundreds of years. What makes this plant so special? What does it contain? Please read on so that you know all the important information for this before you buy Kratom.

To know and understand what Kratom is, you must know that it is preferred for its medicinal qualities. Among the primary active chemicals in Kratom, include:
  • 7-hydroxymitragynine
  • Mitraphylline
  • Mitragynine
Belonging to the psychoactive family of trees where coffee and psychotria viridis belong, the Kratom extract, contains a number of medicinal qualities and in fact, as mentioned earlier, it has been chewed in south Asia for many centuries for its euphoric effects, ability to kill pain, for sedation and stimulation. Before you buy Kratom, the smartest thing for you is to know as much about it as you can. That way, you will not be making a blind buy, even if you buy on the internet.

Kratom Leaf
To know what is Kratom, you will also have to know how it is used. The leaves can be used to make tea, just another method of taking it. Note that Kratom is a controlled substance in some countries in Asia, but in the US, it is legal. Today, it  is found in different forms including powder and capsules but the good thing is that all of them contain the same qualities since they are all from the same tree. Therefore, it does not matter what you take because whatever it is, you will enjoy the same effects. However, before you buy Kratom, perhaps it would be better for you to verify that you are taking the real deal. Thanks to its popularity, there have been many counterfeits in the markets. It is your mandate to ensure that you buy your Kratom from the genuine sites only if you are buying it on the internet.

You can order your Kratom on the internet. You will also find it being sold under so many brand names and really, it does not matter what you buy as long as you ensure that you buy the real thing. Do you suffer depression and anxiety? If you do, then you just have to buy Kratom today and that will be the end of that. With the world leaning towards alternative medicine today because it has no side effects, then you can understand that so many people are looking for information about what is Kratom.

Lucky Kratom Review

A friend suggested I try this plant in lieu of painkillers I am prescribed for neuralgia. I found Lucky Kratom capsules for a decent price at this site and decided to try them. The vendor told me it was very popular with cancer patients lately that can’t handle chemo painkillers and don’t want to smoke weed.

I tried one pill the first day and thought that I felt a mild body high, but I had also taken Xanax at the same time so I wasn’t quite sure. I decided to try it at a higher dosage the next day, taking two pills. This time I had taken them right before eating. It took a few hours for me to feel any effects, but I did not take any other prescriptions during these hours so the effects could only be attributed to the pills. After maybe 2-3 hours I felt a body high going and I started to feel warm, my skin tingly and happy; I also felt a significant decrease in pain. My boyfriend also took two pills. He has had surgery for 2 herniated discs, and felt moderate relief while taking it also. A little TMI(Too Much Information) but he also said that sex felt different, even better. I had purposely not told him about potential aphrodisiac effects I’d heard supposedly accompany it just to see what would happen. He doesn’t normally say things like that so I was surprised.
The next day I tried it again on an empty stomach and found again that it took 2-3 hours to start “working.” Again, I didn’t take any other pills. The sensation I felt this time could be described as very similar to prescription painkillers with a lot of body warmth and no pain feelings and lasted about the same amount of time 1-2 hours at peak, then tapered off but still did the job for maybe 2-3 more hours. I was very happy that I did not have to take an painkillers for the extreme burning feeling I normally have.

I probably will continue to get this brand. I would prefer to not take painkillers due to withdrawal/addiction potential,
and I think this might be of use to me. The only downside is that I had to wait for so long to feel the effects, which means I will have to anticipate when I need to use them

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Portable Vaporizers

Today, I decide I would post an update for those of you who like to also partake in other herbal blends as well. If you are smoking herbal products then you also know that these blends can be very harsh and wreck havoc on one's lungs. This post is to introduce you to the new breed of vaporizers on the market today. Gone are the days of the big, bulky units that require and plug/outlet to work, and in are the days of the small handheld units that run off of battery power.

Why Portable Vaporizers and So Popular?

In 2012 there was a huge increase in vaporizer purchases and these were small, portable, and discreet units. Why you ask all of a sudden there was such as increase? It could be because of new certain laws passing in certain states like California, Colorado, and Washington. Or the simple fact the people are becoming wiser and releasing that "burning/combustion" is not that healthy and really takes away from the taste of blend you were once smoking.

These vaporizers have become some small that they will easily fit in your pocket and are very discreet. Meaning that no one will even know that it is a vaporizer. Here is a picture of the Pax Vaporizer which is very small, just slightly bigger than a typical lighter.

Pax Vaporizer

As you can see it is small and fits in the palm of your hand. This makes this vaporizer able to be taking anywhere and everywhere. If you are interested in reading a pax vaporizer review then I suggest you check out the Portable Vaporizer Guide. This sites main goal is to rate and compare all the major portable vaporizers. 

Another popular portable vaporizer is one that goes by the name of PuFFiT. At first glance the PuFFiT vaporizer will remind you and look like a normal asthma inhaler. Which is what the manufacturer is going for; a small, portable, handheld unit, that is very discreet and stealthy. You could easily use this device in front of anyone and they would not know that you are partake in your favorite herbal blend.
PuFFiT Vaporizer

So the next time you want are coughing your lungs out, think back to this post about vaporizers. You could be relaxing on your couch, or outdoors hiking/camping while enjoying the pure clean taste of your favorite blend in vapor form instead of ingesting harmful smoke.

I've started using vaporizers a couple years back and haven't looked back. Anyone who is a chronic smoker should certainly looking into these handy little products. They run off batteries(except for the WISPR - which runs off of butane) and the battery charge will last you anywhere between 2-5 hours, depending on the brand. They charge up rather quick with recharging stations that come included when you buy one.

Some other popular versions of these devices are the Solo, Palm 2.0, Magic Flight Launch Box, and the DaVinci. 2013 looks to be a very promising year in the industry will new model all ready set to be released. Picking out the best portable vaporizer will becoming tougher and tougher. Just keep your needs in mind when looking at these units. Almost all these "pocket" vaporizers also offer some kind of a warranty when they bought through authorized vaporizers. So happy smoking... or I guess I should say happy vaporizing.

If you have any experience with these types of vaporizers, we'd love to hear from you so don't be bashful and use the comment section below. 

 Be safe, and be healthy.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lucky Kratom

Are you feeling lucky?

Lucky Kratom has been around for awhile now and has gotten some good and bad attention. I believe the main problem some people have with this brand is that they went mainstream, and feel that they are turning kratom into more of a designer drug than an ancient healing remedy. I'm not hear to pass judgement, just share information.

We currently have two different reviews of lucky kratom, read them here:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

King Kratom Indonesian Kratom Review

King Kratom

Kratom King comes is both kratom capsules as well as a powder.  This kratom review is based upon the capsules but it really does not matter, as it all the same indo kratom.  It is all a matter of preference.  Kratom King is available in either 6 capsules, or you can save by getting the package that contains 20 kratom capsules.

Kratom Effects

The kratom effects of the King Kratom extract are on point with other Indonesian kratom products.  Nice calming, pain relief that last for hours.  The kratom effects became apparent at about the thirty minutes mark, and lasted for another solid four hours before dwindling down.

You can buy King Kratom for $20 for 20 kratom capsules.  Which is a pretty good deal and is only $1 a capsules.  You can grab some Kratom here.  If you go with 20 pack it gives you more for more pain relief sessions.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pacific Blue Mano Kratom Review

Pacific Blue Mano Kratom

Pacific Blue comes in the typical type packaging and his also a powder.  Now the package does not state anywhere that it is a kratom extract.  So one is to assume that it is standard kratom powder.

The kratom powder has a bit of a greenish hint but mostly brownish. It was a really fine powder and reminded me a lot like flour as far as consistency goes.  The package of kratom comes in three grams, but when I threw it only the scale it came it at 5.1 grams.  Now granted it was still in the package but I don't think the package weighs 1.9 grams.

I was running low on things to mix it with so I grab some orange soda to see how it would mix.  Just like it would with flour and water it kind of just clump up and did not mix all that well.  I then decided just to try a spoonful but it reminded me to much of "earth" or dirt.  Finally, I managed to get it mixed with some pudding(not recommend) stick to applesauce.  

Kratom Effects

The kratom effects where a bit off, I say this because at the time I had been up for about 24hrs straight, so after 45 minutes I was totally relaxed.  Not really sure when I ended up falling asleep but I slept very well, and woke up feeling research.  I also experienced some vivid dreams.  Next time, I would like to try when more awake and not so tired.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Captain Kratom 15x Standardized Kratom Review

Captain Kratom - 15X Kratom Extract

Captain Kratom is back with a 15x stronger kratom extract. This kratom powder is fifteen times stronger than regular kratom leaf.  The "Captain" uses thai kratom to make this powerful kratom extract. The powder is a nice brownish color and is very fine.  I would say it had the consistency of flour. The only thing I could think that would make Captain Kratom Extract is better if it came in easy to use kratom capsules.

The fine powder does mix better than others powders I have used. The smell of the kratom extract is very earthy, and robust.  

Since this is a kratom extract, proper kratom dosages should be applied.  The Captain's extract produces some very hitting pain relieve in the "kratom effects" category.  Duration after use reached well into the five hour mark. I would maybe recommend this to a second or third time user/experience user.  As it is a kratom extract and is much more potent.   

Be sure to check out our other Kratom Reviews, of other Captain Kratom products as well as other kratom powders and kratom capsules.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mr. Nice Guy Kapow Kratom Extract Review

Mr. Nice Guy's Kapow! Kratom

Kapow! is a kratom extract which you can see is labeled RX Strength so I figure it got to be a 15x Kratom extract.  The price of three grams of this kratom powder is $25.  Like all kratom is pretty much has that earthy type smell.  The kratom powder is nice and fine has a bit of a texture of sugar, but really fine.

Kapow Kratom Effects

Kapow! delivers a nice punch to help your pain.  The kratom effects set in around thirty minutes while on an empty stomach.  As the time goes on, the kratom effects of Kapow grows until it peaks around the 2.5 hour mark.

Overall I was impressed with Kapow! Kratom, it effective helped with some pain issues I was having.

Related Links:

Captain Kratom Thai Capsules Review
Mr. Nice Guy DemoKrat Review
Captain Kratom Powder Review

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kratom Premium Golden Indo Kratom Powder

Golden Indo Kratom Powder

Today I like to go over a kratom powder that I came across recently.  This kratom powder is known as Golden Indo Kratom.

This product is sold in 10 grams the cost is around $30-$35.  This kratom powder is a nice golden tan color.  Hence the name "Golden Indo".  

The kratom powder has a consistency of "flour" and tends to clump of when added to water so it better to add to a thicker solution.  Which is why prefer using Kratom Capsules to achieve those kratom effects.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Captain Kratom Capsules Review

Captain Amsterdam's Captain Kratom Capsules

I am here to discuss Captain Amerstdam's Captain Kratom line and their kratom capsules.  16 Kratom capsules equals about 15 grams.  Each Kratom capsules consist of  premium Thai kratom powder. The capsules are 900mg. Buy Kratom Thai Caps Here!

Prices will vary from store to store which a standard average price of about $25.  And if you want to buy Captain Kratom Capsules you mostly likely have to order some place online as I have yet to run into this in my local store  The kratom thai caps are much easier to use  not to mention easier to weight out a kratom dosage if you do not have a scale.

Pretty much the same kratom effects as the Captain Kratom Thai Powder.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mr. Nice Guy AristoKrat Kratom Review

AristoKrat Kratom Review from Mr. Nice Guy Kratom

AristoKrat from Mr. Nice Guy is probably their strongest and most powerful Kratom extract.  As a result it is also their most expensive as 1 gram will cost anywhere from $30-$35 for 1 gram.  Since, this is an extract only the smallest amount is needed to achieve the desired effects.   Always buy kratom from a reputable dealer or vendor Mr. Nice Guy products are always good quality but you must also be weary of vendors that may be selling "fakes" or counterfeits for a quick profit.

The kratom powder of Aristokrat is a much lighter brown almost tan in color, and much different from the other Mr. Nice Guy Kratom extracts.  Be prepared for a nice long sedation with stuff.  I'd suggest using some other less strong kratom powder first before working your way up to this kratom extract.  

Kratom Effects of AristoKrat

Maybe the most bitter of the three but the nice thing is just the smallest amount is needed so it really all that noticeable.  Effects will last a strong 4 hours.

If you would like to share your kratom experiences with us please send us your kratom reviews and kratom experience(Email) or you can use the comment section below as well.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Zombie Matter Active Kratom Review

Zombie Matter Active Kratom

Much like the guys from Mr. Nice Guy, "Zombie Matter" has decided to capitalize on the Kratom Extract market as well.  Zombie Matter first start out producing herbal incense products and now delivers kratom in convenient kratom capsules.

ZM Active Kratom is avaiable in three different packages the only difference between them besides the prices is the amount of kratom capsules you get.  Zombie Matter kratom comes in 6 capsules, 16 capsules, or 30 kratom capsules.  When I buy kratom I like to know what kind it is, so I found out what type of kratom leaf was used.  ZM Active Kratom is 100% pure extracted Mitrogyna Speciosa Leaf.  If the picture is too small to read it says that it is 100% legal and 100% guaranteed not to show up on a drug test. 

Kratom Dosage

The kratom dosage for the Zombie Matter Kratom is 5-6 kratom capsules.  You may think isn't that a lot of capsules?  Let me tell you it is much easier to take a couple capsules rather than have to deal with the bitter taste of kratom powder.  

Zombie Matter Active Kratom Effects

The effects of the ZM Active Kratom, like all kratom extract, sets in in about 30 minutes give or take.  The kratom effects start out slowly then grows as the time continues.  Also said to help with and prolong your most intimate moments.  The duration time is between 3-5 hours. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mr. Nice Guy Kratom - DemoKrat Review

Mr. Nice Guy's DemoKrat Review

I'm back today to discuss the kratom effects of another kratom extract from Mr. Nice Guy.  When you buy kratom and it's from Mr. Nice Guy you can usually expect good things.  This kratom extract is a kratom powder that comes in 5 grams package.

This kratom powder looks to be just a hint lighter in color than Mr. Nice Guy BureauKrat.  I found the prices of this kratom extract to vary from about $40 to $45 depending on where you find it.

Kratom Dosages and Kratom Effects

If you are unsure when deciding your kratom dosages be sure to start with a very small amount of kratom powder or kratom extract to see how it is going to effect you.  It will also depend on the strength of the extract some are labeled 10x, 15x, 20x, etc...  With this Mr. Nice Guy Kratom Extract it is unsure because it is not labeled.  The kratom effects from this product is much like BureauKrat the only real difference between the two if the amount of kratom you get and the price when you buy kratom.  Although I must say that when taking the BureauKrat Kratom powder I had an empty stomach and with this stuff I had recently eaten.  The taste was a little bitter and the only other kratom side effect would of been a bit of nausea that quickly past.  The duration of the kratom effects in total lasted a nice three to four hours.  The day after I felt just a bit groggy but I could still easily function.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

VicoZen Review

Vicozen Review

You may have seen the product called Vicozen.  Vicozen is a basically a Kratom based product with some other herbs thrown in.  It comes in a handy little 2oz shot.  Which is necessary because the taste is very bitter and you'll want to down this as quickly a possible.

VicoZen is labelled as a an natural painkiller.  The directions for use are as follows:(This is coming directly from the bottle)  "Take Vicozen 10-40 minutes before desired results and enjoy.  The good stuff settles to the bottom over time so shake very well before use. The highly active herbal ingredients are bitter so shoot it quick or mix it in fruit juice or a smoothie to minimize the taste. If mixing, be sure to consume the entire contents of the bottle within 20 minutes.  Experienced users may take two shots, but one shot is suggested especially for the first time users.  Typical effects last 2-5 hours."

Buy Vicozen Here

What is in Vicozen?

The ingredients in the 2oz shot are: purified water, ginger, raw can sugar, citric acid, proprietary anti-plan blend(Extracted and purified passion flower, lemon balm, chamomile, valerian, Californa Poppy, Kratom, Gotu Cola, Ashwagandha) natural flavors including rose, blackberry, and orange flower.

Vicozen Effects

For starters you will want to pound this down all at once to get it over with.  It not all that bad but it is not all that great either.  I would recommend chasing it down with your beverage of choice.  The effects of Vicozen is basically the same as any other kratom effects you get from other kratom powder or kratom extract products.  Good for helping with the pain, and can be good at keeping you relaxed, but with the price around $10 a bottle it could get rather expensive if used all the time.  Useful to take with you and people will just think it is just some kind of energy drink shot or something.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mr. Nice Guy BureauKrat Kratom Review

Mr. Nice Guy's BureauKrat Kratom Review

The popular herbal incense makers known as Mr. Nice Guy has ventured into the realm of Kratom as well.  So if you are looking to buy kratom the guys from "Mr. Nice Guy" have you covered with a couple of different types of Kratom.  Today, we are going to look at the Kratom effects of this brand of kratom.  

Bureaukrat is a kratom powder and also an Kratom extract so it packs a bigger punch then just your run of the mill kratom leaf or kratom powder.  Mr. Nice Guy's Bureaukrat comes in a 2 gram package and prices average about $35 for this particular kratom extract.

The Kratom powder is brown in color unlike the Captain Kratom Thai Powder we reviewed before.  The powder is very fine and will mix well with your product of choice.

Kratom Effects

If you haven't guessed it or figured it out kratom extract produces stronger and quicker kratom effects.  At least it always has for me.  After taking this product are started noticing very stimulating kratom effects about 30 minutes in.  I would also like to add that I took this Mr. Nice Guy Kratom Powder on an empty stomach.  After about another 30 minutes(1 hour total) the "stimulating" part wore off and more of a sedation feeling began to set in.  This lasted for a good 2 to 3 hours before I feel asleep.  Although Mr. Nice Guy is more known for that herbal incense products rather than kratom extract they manage to deliver a quality kratom powder.  The only downside I can see is the price is rather high for 2 grams.  Stay tuned as we will soon be adding some more Kratom Reviews soon from Mr. Nice Guy (Kapow! , DemoKrat, and AristoKrat).  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Captain Kratom Thai Powder Review

Kratom Effects

Captain Kratom - Thai Powder Review

This kratom comes from the company know as "Captain Amsterdam".  If you are looking to buy kratom Captain Amsterdam offers a wide variety of different types of Kratom.  Today I would like to take more in depth look at their Thai Kratom Powder.

This kratom comes in a powder form and is really fine.  It has been ground really well and it also very green in color.  Captain Kratom comes in 15 grams.  This was one of my first experiences with the Captain Kratom line so I decided to split the kratom dosage into several sessions because I was unsure about the quality of Captain Amsterdam's kratom.  Since I took a rather some amount it was more of a rather mild kratom experience.  I would like to take this time to say it is a good idea when trying anything new that you are unfamiliar with to start small to see how you and your body reacts.  Also every person may and can react differently.

Kratom Effects

The taste was a bit on the bitter side.  I used what I had on hand and mixed it with some orange juice.  Maybe not the best, but it help some and works better than water.  I found it best to chug it and get if over with.  Next time I will most like opt for Kratom Capsules.  I started to notice some effects about 20 minutes after ingestion.  The first 30 minutes I felt more energetic, I'm not sure if this was a placebo effect or not but I had a nice feeling of euphoria.  After that for the next 2 hrs or so I had a nice calm mellow feeling.  The Kratom effects were pleasant and maybe with the next session I will add a bit more to my kratom dosage.  The day after I experienced no headache, maybe a bit groggy.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kratom Info

Kratom can be a very frequent name regarding mitragyna speciosa, where any tree is without question of the particular rubiaceae genus. This is the identical genus the sporadic cedar will be owned simply by. Kratom is well known ready for the psychoactive factors, specifically inside Thailand and Malaysia. It may actually will need perimeters for many types regarding matters. An individual questionable primary result even though, is usually substance abuse. Kratom is known as a cedar, virtually any evergreen wood utilizing all set, huge not necessarily experienced in fact leaves including bound alkaloids whenever ingested receive a fantastic bodily effect. Folks want to do business with kratom as a result of problem, habit, break clear of, and next fatigue, it doesn't matter what. Kratom features plenty of fantastic applications virtually any your venture.

Kratom apply could have several accomplishment. It may well minimize additionally stop illicit compound wanting, scale back both emotional and actual prescription medicine the; it will become an noteworthy treatment regarding depression along with worry. Whenever withdrawing via opiates, certain can flick so that you can methadone as well as other deadly therapy plans. Kratom can easily present one more option.
Dosing variety of Kratom are usually slightly diverse adaptable influenced by the kind of kratom, period inside collect and also store along with someone. Within low medication dosage amounts, Kratom a large amount of associated using a stimulant providing you favorable outlooks along with a resilient must physique and also meet careers. Around huge dosage, it is a sedative really like opiates although not since ultra potent.

Around Far east Tibet this kind of departs may be chewed progressive. Kratom can be taken to make a certain polyester resin. Kratom will definitely be used to smoke, yet rumours elements to the majority of on the particular alkaloids actually being wrecked because of heating, this is why why cigarette use contributes to really tad effects. Kratom will furthermore often provide or probably ingested. Kratom could possibly be boiled in the course of waters to make a tea for you to definitely take. Kratom teas is all set through food preparation typically the particular leaf designed for 10-20 moments. Can become accomplished with an each cup grounds and in addition full levels may be designed and freezing greens for afterwards use. The taste could be nasty and useless, although affection for maybe it's got at some point. It may be palatable in addition to mister and also sweetie, nevertheless specific quality can't find yourself disguised completely.

Kratom designates a wonderful therapeutic leaf what exactly is assigned with a huge shrub, Mitragyna speciosa about Rubiaceae household group. It is actually native to be able to Southeast Elements of asia as well as normally collected in essential and southeast areas regarding Thailand.

It absolutely was initially earlier documented simply by its Nederlander colonial botanist Pieter Korthals. It will always be botanically linked to that Corynanthe, Cinchona along with Uncaria overal in addition to reveals specific matching bodily hormones. It could be by artists as an example ithang, biak biak, ketum, kakuam, along with thom along with belonging to be able to identical household like caffeine. Kratom is necessary in several forms favor departs, kratom removes, kratom resins, kratom powdered snow, kratom medications and more.
Kratom Concerns:
These Kratom renders not forgetting kratom targeted amounts consist of specific not necessarily organic real estate professionals just just like mitragynine, mitraphylline, along with 7-hydroxymitragynine which can be known since alkaloids. Almost every one of the kratom's healing problems are really due to all or any these alkaloids which unfortunately function dedicated to many diverse receptors from your neurological, largely opioid receptors. These types of established alkaloids consist of either stimulant along with sedative consequences for your buyer.

Offering similar specific effects since that coming from opiate centered primarily prescription drugs, it's employed to avoid medication crave and steer clear of disengagement signs in a great opiate centered individual. It is an helpful strategy to depressive disorders in addition to anxiousness.
The minute used that again diminishes body temperature, goes upwards melanin generation inside the skin color giving you far more sun-protection and in addition stimulates either your inner levels in addition to bodily or perhaps emotionally. It'll be useful to be able to combat diarrhea, stabilize blood glucose level, hypertension levels not forgetting combat intestines enteric bloodsuckers. It is beneficial in forms of conditions need opiate revulsion, alcoholic refreshments disengagement, severe actual weakness along with immunity device problems.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

What is Kratom Tea and its benefits?

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What is Kratom Tea and its benefits todayWhat is Kratom Tea?  What are the benefits of Kratom Tea?  Quite simply Kratom Tea is an incredible herb that has been used for thousands of years in South East Asia.  Is Kratom really a herb?  No not really, Kratom Tea comes from a tree that grows up to 40 meters tall.  Most people believe that Kratom Tea comes from Kratom Plants however this is down to the fact not many people have had the opportunity to visit the native jungles of South East Asia.  Kratom Tea is not grown from a Kratom Plant against popular belief, the reason for this is many Kratom Vendors enable you to Buy Kratom Plants and this couldn’t be further from the truth!   Kratom is not a plant however when you Buy Kratom it is often falsely advertised that way!  If you imagine a small young tree it could easily be mistaken as a plant, Organic Kratom Tea comes from trees.  If you look at a young Kratom Tree you will notice the shoots are green and do in fact look like a Kratom Plant.  After a few weeks the Kratom branches start to turn darker and become like any other tree having a brown colored bark.  Thai Kratom is very popular but all Thai Kratom on the market today is farmed in Indonesia and therefore not authentic Thai Kratom.  Indo Kratom is the only true Kratom Tea as this is where the mature Kratom Trees grow.  Organic Super Indo Kratom  in my  opinion is the Best Kratom  available as the Kratom Trees are grown organically in virgin jungles naturally.

Kratom Tea has been traditionally used for many and varied purposes however it was the farm laborers that made Kratom Tea from the abundant and naturally growing resource they had.  The farm laborers found that drinking Kratom Tea gave an incredible energy boost to help them through the long days work.  Not only did Kratom Tea give an abundance of energy they found it provided protection from the blistering sun whilst working without shelter.  Kratom Tea has since been found to naturally increase melatonin in the skin pigment therefore stopping them burning in direct sunlight.  In more recent times Kratom Tea for has been used for many different purposes, including slimming due to a loss of appetite, which has been well documented by Kratom users.  It has also been noted that Kratom Tea has become very popular as an all-natural pain reliever helping people overcome severe pain without using often highly addictive synthetic prescription drugs.  Kratom Tea really is a miracle tree from the jungles of South East Asia and is quickly gaining more and more popularity each day for the benefits it beholds.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kratom is Good

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Kratom refers to the plant Mitragyna speciosa Korth., a tree indigenous to Thailand; it is mostly grown in the central and southern regions of the country, and only rarely in the north. The Mitragyna genus, part of the family Rubiaceae, is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Asian Mitragynas are often found in rainforests, while the African species (which are sometimes still classed in a separate genus, Hallea) are often found in swamps. Most species are arborescent, some reaching heights of almost 100 feet. The genus was given its name by Korthals because the stigmas in the first species he examined resembled the shape of a bishop's mitre. This genus is characterized by a globular flowering head, bearing up to 120 florets each. During the flower bud stage, the developing florets are surrounded and completely covered by numerous overlapping bracteoles. Mitragyna species are used medicinally as well as for their fine timber through the areas they grow.

Mitragyna speciosa itself reaches heights of 50 feet with a spread of over 15 feet. The stem is erect and branching. Flowers are yellow. Leaves are evergreen, and are a dark glossy green in color, ovate-acuminate in shape, and opposite in growth pattern. Kratom is evergreen rather than deciduous, and leaves are constantly being shed and being replaced, but there is some quasi-seasonal leaf shedding due to environmental conditions. During the dry season of the year leaf fall is more abundant, and new growth is more plentiful during the rainy season. When grown outside their natural tropical habitat, leaf fall occurs with colder temperatures, around 4 degrees Celsius.

Kratom prefers wet, humusy soils in a protected position. Being a heavy feeder, it requires very rich, fertile soil. It is drought sensitive, and if grown out of its native habitat, sensitive to frost. Propagation is by very fresh seed or cuttings. There is a low strike rate, due to an endogenous fungus which attacks xylem tissue.
Over 25 alkaloids have been isolated from kratom. The most abundant alkaloids consist of three indoles and two oxindoles. The three indoles are mitragynine, paynanthine, and speciogynine - the first two of which appear to be unique to this species. The two oxindoles are mitraphylline and speciofoline. Other alkaloids present include other indoles, and oxindoles such as ajmalicine, corynanthedine, mitraversine, rhychophylline, and stipulatine.

Mitragynine is the dominant alkaloid in the plant. It was first isolated in 1907 by D. Hooper, a process repeated in 1921 by E. Field who gave the alkaloid its name. Its structure was first fully determined in 1964 by D. Zacharias, R. Rosenstein and E. Jeffrey. It is structurally related to both the yohimbe alkaloids and voacangine. It is more distantly related to other tryptamine-based psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin or LSD. Chemically, mitragynine is 9-methoxy-corynantheidine. It has the molecular formula C23H30N2O4 and a molecular weight of 398.5. Physically the freebase is a white, amorphous powder with a melting point of 102-106 degrees and a boiling point of 230-240 degrees. It is soluble in alcohol, chloroform and acetic acid. The hydrochloride salt has a melting point of 243 degrees.

The alkaloid content of the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa is about 0.5%, about half of which is mitragynine. An average leaf weighs about 1.7 grams fresh or 0.43 grams dried. Twenty leaves contain approximately 17mg of mitragynine. All leaves appear to contain mitragynine, speciogynine, paynanthine, and small quantities of speciociliatine. Oxindole alkaloids usually occur only in small or trace ammounts.

Alkaloid content varies from place to place and at different times. Within each location, there is a quantitative variation in alkaloid content from month to month. While indole content seems to be fairly stable, oxindole content shows tremendous variation.

Kratom is traditionally only used in Thailand, although some use in Malaysia has been reported. Besides kratom (or krathom), it also goes by the names ithang, kakuam, and in southern regions, thom. Use dates far enough back that its beginning can't be determined. In addition to being used as a narcotic drug in its own right, it is often used as a substitute for opium when opium is unavailable, or to moderate opium addiction. In folk medicine, it is often used to tread diarrhea. A small minority of users use kratom to prolong sexual intercourse.

Users distinguish different types of kratom, two main kinds being distinguished by the color of veins in the leaf - red or green/white. The green-veined variety is supposed to have a stronger effect. One study which surveyed Thai kratom users found that most users preferred a mixture of both, followed by red-veined alone and then white-veined alone. Growers in Australia report that both red and white veining occurs at different times in different plants which were all cloned from the same mother plant. They have not yet undertaken comparisons between the two.

Nearly all kratom use is by chewing fresh leaves. Other ways it is taken include grinding up and eating fresh, dried, or reconstituted dried leaves. Some villagers use the leaves in cooking. When preparing fresh leaf, the vein is extracted and sometimes salt is added to try and prevent constipation. Consumption of the leaf is usually followed by drinking something hot, such as warm water or coffee. Leaves can also be smoked, made into a tea, or a crude resin extraction can be made. This resin extract is made by preparing a water extract of the leaves, boiling it down, and then shaping it into small balls which are rolled in a material such as flour, then stored until use. This is apparently a quite popular method of consumption.

Users of kratom tend to be peasants, laborers, and farmers who use the plant to overcome the burdens of their hard work and meager existences. Female users are apparently quite rare. Age of usage onset seems to be higher than for other drugs. Some studies have found no addiction problems in villagers using kratom, while others apparently have. It seems likely that if used in doses high enough for mu receptor crossover (discussed below), addiction is a strong possibility. Heavy users may chew kratom between 3 and 10 times a day. While new users may only need a few leaves to obtain the desired effects, some users find with time they need to increase doses to 10-30 leaves or even more per day.

In some parts of the country, it was said that parents would choose to give their daughters in marriage to men who used kratom rather than men who used marijuana. The belief is that kratom users are hard working, while marijuana users are lazy. This belief is also maintained by many of the users themselves, who report beginning use because of a desire to work more efficiently, and who say using the drug gives them a strong desire to do work.

The Thai government passed the Kratom Act 2486 which went into effect on August 3, 1943. This law makes planting the tree illegal and requires existing trees to be cut down. This law was not found effective, since the tree is indigenous to the country. Today, kratom is classed in the same enforcement group as cocaine and heroin by Thai law, and has the same penalties. One ounce of extract is punishable by death. As with prohibition laws elsewhere in the world, this has succeeded only at increasing black market prices. A related species, Mitragyna javanica, is often used as a substitute to get around the law, but it is not considered as effective. The dominant alkaloid in this species is mitrajavine, which has not yet been pharmacologically tested.

While the main alkaloids in kratom are structurally related to psychedelics, there appears to be no psychedelic activity. The dominant effects seem to be similar to opiate drugs, and include analgesia and cough suppression. These effects are roughly comparable in strength to codeine. Mitragynine suppresses opiate withdrawal, but its effects are not reversed by the opiate antagonist nalorphine. These opiate-like effects appear to be mediated mostly by delta and mu opioid receptors. In lower dosages, mitragynine exhibits a yohimbine-like binding to alpha-adrenergic receptors, as well as some binding to the delta opioid receptors. As doses increase, binding to delta receptors increases, and in yet higher doses, crossover to mu receptors occurs. Interestingly, mu crossover is increased by the presence of opiate drugs. While delta receptor selective opiate drugs have little abuse potential, it seems that they could be used as a primer which would allow mitragynine to more effectively bind to the mu receptor, which mediates the euphoric high produced by narcotics such as morphine.

Other effects of mitragynine are a reduction in smooth muscle tone, local anesthesia, and central nervous system depression. Acute side effects include dry mouth, increased urination, loss of appetite, and constipation coupled with small, blackish stools. Unlike opiates, mitragynine does not appear to cause nausea or vomiting. Heavy use can result in a prolonged sleep.

Side effects from long term use include anorexia and weight loss, insomnia, and a darkening of the skin, particularly on the cheeks, giving an appearance similar to a hepatic face. Among addicts, 30% report limited sexual desire and the need to use a combination of kratom and alcohol to become sexually stimulated. One study found 5 people who had psychotic conditions which may or may not have been revealed by very heavy kratom use. As discussed earlier, addiction seems to be a possibility if high doses are used. Some withdrawal symptoms reported by addicts include hostility, aggression, wet nose, inability to work, flow of tears, muscle and bone aches, and jerky limb movement.

While one study of Thai users reported that it is sedative in low doses changing over to stimulation in higher doses, this seems to be incorrect. Most other sources say that it is a stimulant in lower doses, becoming sedative in higher doses, which is consistent with mitragynine's receptor binding profile. Effects come on within five to ten minutes after use, and last for several hours. The feeling has been described as happy, strong, and active, with a strong desire to do work. The mind is described as calm. The Swiss biologist Claude Rifat experimented with a low dose of three smoked leaves and reported the effects reminded him somewhat of SSRIs, in that it blocked motivation, induced indifference, made doing everything boring, and brought on a strong laziness. It seems likely that these two almost opposite results may be influenced by cultural expectations.

Inspired by traditional use, H. Ridley reported In 1897 that the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa were a cure for opium addiction. In more recent times, mitragynine has been used in New Zealand for methadone addiction detox. Kratom was smoked whenever the patient experienced withdrawal symptoms, over a 6 week treatment period. Patients reported a visualization effect taking place at night in the form of vivid hypnagogic dreams. While working on plans for ibogaine experiments in the USA, Cures Not Wars activist Dana Beal suggested that mitragynine could be used as an active placebo for comparison in the study. Acting Deputy Director of the NIDA Charles Grudzinskas rejected the proposal, however, saying that even less was known about mitragynine than ibogaine.

Although chemically similar, ibogaine and mitragynine work by different pathways, and have different applications in treatment of narcotic addiction. While ibogaine is intended as a one time treatment to cure addiction, mitragynine used to gradual wean the user off narcotics. The fact that mitragynine's mu crossover is increased by the presence of opiate drugs may be exploitable in the treatment of narcotics addiction, because it directs binding to where it is needed, automatically regulating the attachment ratio and modulating it towards the delta receptors over a short time. Within a few days, the addict would stop use of the narcotic they are addicted to, and the cravings and withdrawal will be moderated by the binding of mitragynine to the delta receptors. Mitragynine could also perhaps be used as a maintenance drug for addicts not wishing to quit but trying to moderate an out of hand addiction.

In 1999, Pennapa Sapcharoen, director of the National Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine in Bangkok said that kratom could be prescribed both to opiate addicts and to patients suffering from depression, but stressed that further research is needed. Chulalongkorn University chemists have isolated mitragynine which researchers can obtain for study.

In conclusion, there seems to be much more research done into this plant and its active constituents. Although kratom has been used since time immemorial by Thai natives, Western science hasn't paid it that much attention. What research does exist contains some apparent conflicts. Knowledge even of the plant's existence outside of Thailand has been limited to ethnobotanists and a handful of pharmacology researchers. Availability of live plants and dried leaves has been practically non-existent until very recently.
There is much to learn.

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The Kratom User's Guide

Version date: September 8, 2008
( The most recent version can always be found at: )
Created by "Sage Student" and Daniel Siebert
The statements below have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Information regarding the use of kratom in folk medicine is provided for education purposes only, it is not intended as medical advice.

What is kratom?
Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar [Burma], and elsewhere). Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal drug from time immemorial by peoples of Southeast Asia. It is used in folk medicine as a stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at high doses), recreational drug, pain killer, medicine for diarrhea, and treatment for opiate addiction.
How is it taken?
In Thailand, kratom leaves are often chewed fresh (usually after removing the stringy central vein). Dried leaves can also be chewed, but since they are a bit tough, most people prefer to crush them up or powder them so that they can be swallowed. Powdered kratom can be mixed with fruit juice or apple sauce. This partially masks the taste and allows it to be quickly swallowed. Dried kratom leaves are often made into a tea that is strained and then drunk (this is the most frequently used method in the West). Kratom can be smoked, but doing so has no advantage over chewing or making a tea from it. The amount of leaf that constitutes a typical dose is too much to be smoked easily. A paste-like extract can be prepared by lengthy boiling of fresh or dried leaves. This can be stored for later use. Small pellets of this extract can be swallowed, or it can be dissolved in hot water and consumed as a tea. Some people like to mix kratom tea with ordinary black tea, or other herbal teas, before it is consumed. This is done to make it more palatable. Sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it.
How does one make kratom tea?
Following is a basic recipe for making kratom tea. This recipe makes enough tea for 8 to 16 mild doses, 4 medium-strength doses, or two moderately strong doses (see "dosage guidelines" below):
1.) Take 50 grams of dried, crushed kratom leaves and put into a pot. To this add 1 liter of water.
2.) Boil gently for 15 minutes.
3.) Pour the tea through a strainer into a bowl and reserve the liquid.
(squeeze the leaves in the strainer to get most of the liquid out).
4.) Put the leaves back in the pot and add another liter of fresh water. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
(after the leaves have been strained a second time, they can be discarded.)
5.) Put the combined liquid from both boilings back into the pot and boil until the volume is reduced to about 100 ml.
(The idea is to boil the tea down to a small volume so that each individual dose can be quickly swallowed.
You can boil it down to whatever concentration you are comfortable with. Be careful near the end of the process.
If it starts to become syrupy, it may spatter and/or burn.)
The tea is bitter tasting. To minimize the unpleasant taste, gulp it down quickly and then immediately chase it with some pleasant-tasting fruit juice.
The same general preparation method can of course be used with larger or smaller amounts of herb by simply adjusting the volume of water used. Kratom tea can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about five days. It is probably okay to keep it a bit longer, but it's better to play it safe and not drink it after five days. It can be stored for many months if you add some alcohol to it. Adding about 10% alcohol will preserve it for many months (in the refrigerator). That is one part 80 proof liquor (vodka, rum, or a similar spirit) to three parts kratom tea.
What are the effects?
Kratom is a rather unique drug in that a low to moderate dose will usually (but not always) be stimulating, while a high dose is almost always quite sedating. This is apparently because the active alkaloids have both stimulant and sedative effects. Which predominates probably depends both on blood level and individual differences between users.
The stimulant level: At the stimulant level the mind is more alert, physical energy and sometimes sexual energy is increased, ability to do hard monotonous physical work may be improved, one is more talkative, friendly, and sociable. Some people find this level edgy rather than pleasant.
The sedative-euphoric-analgesic level: At this dosage you will be less sensitive to physical or emotional pain, feel and look calm, have a general feeling of comfortable pleasure, and may enter a pleasant dreamy reverie. You may experience some itching or sweating. Your pupils may be constricted (small). It is possible you may feel nauseated, but if you lie down and relax the nausea should quickly cease. You may find your appreciation of music is increased. It will be very pleasant to lie down on your back in a semi-darkened room, with eyes closed, and just listen to your favorite music. If you do this you may be fortunate enough to enter the delightful mixed-state of ?waking-dreaming? where you have one foot in dreamland and the other foot in the real world. This state was much prized by the 19th century Romantic writers, who, lacking knowledge of kratom, resorted to the much more habit-forming narcotic, opium, to achieve it. The effects of kratom usually last about six hours. The higher the dose, the stronger the effects, and the longer they last. Many people report a positive ?afterglow? the next day.
What effects are associated with different doses? (dosage guidelines)
2-6 grams = mild effects (typically the effects are stimulant-like)
7-15 grams = medium strength effects (the effects can be stimulant-like or sedative-euphoric-analgesic)
16-25 grams = strong effects (sedative-euphoric-analgesic effects; too strong for highly sensitive people)
26-50 grams = very strong effects (sedative-euphoric-analgesic effects; TOO STRONG FOR MOST PEOPLE)
Caution: These dosage guidelines apply to kratom leaves (not extracts). People vary in sensitivity to kratom, and different batches of kratom vary in potency (sometimes quite a lot), so these dosage estimates should be regarded as loose approximations. One should always start with a low dose when experimenting with a new batch of kratom. One can then increase the dose gradually with subsequent experiments until one obtains the desired level of effects. DO NOT take a strong, or very strong dose, the first time you are sampling a new batch of kratom. Most people experience nausea when using doses above 25 grams. Sensitive individuals may experience nausea at lower doses, but usually not at doses below 10 grams. For this reason, it is best to take kratom on an empty stomach when using strong doses (i.e. wait about 3 hours after eating). Some people are hypersensitive to kratom, and may expereince adverse reactions (such as severe and prolonged vomiting) when using strong doses.
What are the risks? How safe is it?
When kratom is taken by itself (without mixing it with other drugs), the greatest risk is falling asleep while engaged in hazardous activities. NEVER drive while under the influence of kratom, even if you feel stimulated, rather than sleepy, for sleepiness may come on you without warning. Use common sense. Do not use power tools or climb ladders while under the influence of kratom. Be careful not to leave a pot on a lit stove and then fall asleep.
Pregnant women should not take any drug or medication except on medical advice. Since there have been no studies of the risks of kratom use by pregnant women, it is not known whether it could cause birth defects or fetal death. We strongly recommend that any woman who could possibly be pregnant NOT use kratom.
Is kratom habit forming?
Although a small number of people have become dependent on kratom (primarily in Thailand), kratom is not habit forming when it is used responsibly. If used occasionally as a recreational drug, rather than daily, there is virtually no risk of becoming dependent on it. But it is very important not to get into the habit of using it every day. For kratom, like many drugs [e.g. alcohol, coffee, tobacco, etc.] if used on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time, could become a habit hard to break. IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO USE KRATOM EVERY DAY. Before starting to experiment with it set yourself usage guidelines. If you EVER find it is hard to stay within your usage guidelines immediately quit using kratom.
What are safe usage guidelines?
It is best to err on the side of caution. Therefore, we recommend that people not use Kratom more than once a week. Preferably, no more than once or twice a month. This will insure that Kratom does not become a habit. In other words, kratom should be reserved as a special, but OCCASIONAL treat. By using it infrequently, you will avoid habituation and get more pleasure from it.
Are there any reported health problems?
Health problems are unlikely unless one is consuming large quantities of kratom every day. In Thailand, where there are some people who use kratom every day, those dependent on it can develop weight loss, dark pigmentation of the face, and have physical withdrawal symptoms if they quit abruptly. The withdrawal symptoms may include muscle aches, irritability, crying, runny nose, diarrhea, and muscle jerking. Health problems are unlikely to occur in occasional kratom users. Like any drug or medicine, people's reactions vary and some people could possibly have an allergic or other unusual reaction to kratom, even if they used it responsibly.
Can kratom be combined safely with other substances?
In general, combining drugs can be risky. We recommend that kratom not be combined with yohimbine, cocaine, amphetamine-like drugs, or large doses of caffeine, because of the possibility of over-stimulation or increased blood pressure. We recommend that kratom not be combined with large amounts of alcohol, with benzodiazepines, opiates (other than possible use with red poppy tea?see below), or any other drugs that depress the nervous system. This is because of the possibility that such combinations might cause over-sedation or even possible respiratory depression (not breathing), We recommended that kratom not be combined with Syrian rue, Banesteriopsis caapi, or any other MAO inhibitor drug. Serious, even fatal, reactions can occur if MAO inhibitor drugs are combined with monoamine drugs. The combination of MAO inhibitor drugs with kratom, which contains monoamine alkaloids, has not been studied.
Certain combinations have been reported by users to be pleasant and supposedly safe. Kratom can certainly be combined with ordinary tea without risk. It has been used with a tea made from red poppy flowers (Papaver rhoeas), which itself has an extremely mild narcotic effect, and with a sedating-euphoriant tea made from ?blue lotus? (Nymphaea caerulea). It has been safely combined with SMALL quantities of alcohol, however large quantities of alcohol must be avoided. Some people report they like to smoke tobacco or cannabis while under the influence of kratom. But anyone smoking under the influence of kratom must be very careful not to nod off and drop lit smoking materials.
What is kratom's legal status?
Kratom is illegal in Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand (these countries impose sever penalties for possession of the herb). It is legal in most other countries, including the United States and all of Europe. Laws can and do change, so be sure that kratom is legal where you live before using it.
What are kratom's active constituents?
There are many closely-related tryptamine alkaloids in kratom. The most important ones are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These are primarily responsible for kratom?s pain relieving, sedative, euphoric, and stimulating effects. These alkaloids resemble yohimbine in structure, but do not have the same effects.
Where can kratom be purchased?
There are a number of online merchants who sell the dried leaves, extracts, or both. One of the authors of this guide offers kratom through the Sage Wisdom Salvia Shop. Beware of misleading labels and marketing hype. Some vendors offer several different grades of kratom leaves (with names such as "premium," "super," and "super premium"). Many users have found that there is little if any difference in these "different" grades. Kratom leaves do vary in potency, but it does not appear that vendors have found a reliable method for separating the leaves accordingly. It is important to find a trustworthy source. There have been problems with some vendors selling bogus "kratom" (misrepresenting other herbs as kratom).
Can kratom be cultivated?
Kratom plants are occasionally offered for sale by nurseries that specialize in unusual medicinal plants. They can be grown as house plants (but will have to be cut back because they can grow quite large). They prefer a humid environment. They dislike cold weather and do not tolerate frost. Potted plants can be grown outdoors in temperate climates when the weather is sufficiently warm, and grown indoors the rest of the time. Kratom can be grown outdoors all year in tropical climates. Potted plants should be lightly fertilized every few weeks, but only when actively growing. They can be propagated from cuttings.