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The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs

The Move Toward Plant Medicine and HerbsInterest in plant medicine has grown exponentially in the last decade. People are discovering the health benefits and stress-relieving qualities of traditional herbs, and as a result, many have moved away from more dangerous substances such as alcohol. The U.S. Has a Substance Abuse ProblemApproximately 19.7 million American adults (age 12 and older) struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Nearly...

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Johns Hopkins University Kratom User Survey

2020 Johns Hopkins Kratom User SurveyJohns Hopkins Medicine researchers released the findings of an anonymous online survey of more than 2,700 self-reported kratom consumers. Overall, the results suggest that kratom should be studied and regulated rather than banned and that the active compound in kratom has a lower rate of harm than prescription opioids in the treatment of pain, anxiety, depression and addiction. The study “Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa): User demographics, use patterns, and implications for the opioid epidemic” is published...

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A Deeper Look at Heavy Metal Testing Kratom

A Deeper Look at Heavy Metal Testing Kratom Siesta Botanicals is dedicated to ensuring that our customers receive only top-quality botanicals. All of our kratom strains are tested at an independent lab for heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic), E. coli, and salmonella. You can find more information on these specific contaminants in our blog. Why Test at All? In a perfect world, there would be zero tolerance for harmful elements, such as lead and mercury, in our food, water, herbs,...

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Do We Test Our Kratom for Contaminants?

Do We Test Our Kratom for Contaminants? Yes. As with any organically-grown plant, kratom is susceptible to contaminants that may be present in the soil, water, and air. All kratom from Siesta Botanicals is thoroughly tested for potential contaminants, including heavy metals and bacteria. In particular, a third party lab tests our kratom for lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, E.coli, and salmonella. But let’s rewind a bit. Before we even began selling kratom, the owners of Siesta Botanicals made the journey to...

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Is Kratom Legal?

Is Kratom Legal? As the popularity of kratom has increased significantly in the West over the last decade, and particularly in the last few years, many have been asking “Is kratom even legal?” Maybe you’ve been given conflicting information or even heard that bills were in the works to make it illegal. In this article, we break it down for you: Is Kratom Legal in the U.S.? At this time, kratom is legal in all U.S. states except for the following states:...

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Kratom Powder: Quick FAQs

Which Strain Should I Choose? First, decide what kind of effects you’re looking for and let it guide your choice of which kratom powder to use. Are you looking for energy or mental alertness? Relaxation? A mood boost? For most kratom drinkers, white vein gives a unique energy boost, green offers a feeling of mild euphoria and red vein is great for relaxing and is also used by some for its pain-killing attributes. Mixing the veins is quite popular as well....

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How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle

How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle

How Kratom Tea Can Support the Sober Lifestyle Different Strokes for Different Folks If you were to walk into a kratom/ kava bar, you’d likely meet a variety of people with different reasons for drinking kratom tea. Some simply like the effects and drink it only occasionally. Others, upon discovering the tea, may have realized the benefits of living a sober life while still being able to enjoy the relaxation and social benefits of an alcohol-serving bar. Many of these people...

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From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced?

From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced? How is kratom produced? Is it made in a high-tech greenhouse or a lab? Actually, not much has changed over the centuries when it comes to kratom farming practices. You’ll be happy to know that kratom is naturally and organically cultivated and produced from the leaves of kratom trees which are picked, washed, ground up and dried. In the Beginning For millennia, the local people of Southeast Asia have been cultivating the kratom...

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What Do Kratom Colors Mean

Yellow kratom is without question a new development.White Vein Kratom strains are made with the white-veined leaves of the Kratom tree coupled by a unique drying process that turns the Kratom powder white. White-veined leaves appear in the spring when the plant is restarting its cyclic cycle. Experienced harvesters pick the white-veined leaves by hand and store them in burlap bags until their work is done for the day.So aside from being a rare, spiky plant found only on...

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Kratom Tea & Its Growing Community

What Is a Kratom Tea/Kava Bar? If you’re researching kratom, you’ve likely heard of kava bars, those botanical alternatives to alcohol-serving bars where everyone shouts Bula! At nearly all kava bars, you can get a cup of kratom tea, as these two drinks are commonly sold alongside each other. Currently, there are about 100 kratom/ kava bars in the U.S. with the highest concentrations in Florida (especially the St. Petersburg area), New York, and California.These extremely popular alternatives to alcohol bars have been popping...

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