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Kratom for Everyday Living

Kratom for Everyday LivingA quick Google search will reveal hundreds of testimonials showing how kratom is helping people live normal lives. An astonishing number say that kratom has helped them kick an addiction to both prescribed or illicit opioids, alcohol and other substances. Others who struggle with physical pain or emotional pain, such as anxiety and depression, have expressed how kratom has helped them find relief.TestimonialsIn a blog on Kratom United, a nonprofit kratom organization, people from all walks...

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Choosing Your Kratom

Choosing a Kratom StrainChoosing a kratom strain can be overwhelming at first. Below is a quick guide to help you decide which type of kratom is best for you.White, Red, Green or Yellow?The vein color is an indicator of the overall effects of the kratom tea, but even two batches of the same vein can differ in color. This is because it is organically processed and never artificially colored. As the plant matures, different levels of alkaloids build within...

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Baking and Brewing With Botanicals

Baking and Brewing With Our Popular Botanicals We sell a lot more than kratom! Take a look at our other popular botanicals that can be used for brewing delicious herbal teas and making healthy snacks and smoothies. Here are a few recipes you can try but feel free to get creative and add these herbs and spices to a variety of meals, snacks, smoothies and teas. Cacao Powder Cacao has more than 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than...

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Kratom’s Role in Indonesia’s Environment and Economy

Kratom's Role in Indonesia’s Environment and EconomyIndonesia provides around 95% of the world’s kratom with most of the product being shipped to the United States with an estimated 2 to 4 million kratom consumers. Kapuas Hulu in the West Kalimantan province is the main hub for kratom production, generating U.S. $13 million per year. The region has several kratom plantations that are fertilized by the seasonal floods of the Kapuas River. In a 2018 Bloomberg report, the Indonesia Kratom Entrepreneurs...

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The Wide World of Ethnobotanicals

BotanicalsSiesta Botanicals carries several botanicals that have been shown to offer a wide variety of benefits including stress relief, improved concentration and energy levels.AshwagandhaAshwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to a class of medicinal herbs known as adaptogens and has been used for more than 3,000 years to help reduce stress, improve stamina and increase concentration levels. Many of ashwagandha’s health benefits are attributed to its high...

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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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