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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?

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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what do kratom colors mean

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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Kratom 101: Mitragyna Speciosa The Complete History

Mitragyna Speciosa, or Kratom, What Kind of Plant Is It Exactly? Mitragyna speciosa, or Kratom as it's commonly known, is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Thailand and its surrounding countries in Southeast Asia as well as New Guinea. The plant has been used for millennia in traditional medicine and in social and religious contexts.Kratom belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes coffee and gardenia plants. The trees can sometimes reach 80 to 100 feet in height, but most stand...

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