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Kratom and Kava: A Look at the Science

Kratom and Kava:  A Look at the Science As kratom and kava gain in popularity and go mainstream, the science is finally starting to catch up. Below you’ll find several studies backing the benefits of both botanicals. Study: Kratom for Morphine Withdrawal In a recent mouse study, researchers evaluated any signs of physical dependence or hyperalgesia (a condition of enhanced sensitivity to pain) on mice given a kratom alkaloid extract and the alkaloids mitragynine (MG) and mitragynine pseudoindoxyl (MP). They also looked...

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Kratom for Everyday Living

Kratom for Everyday Living A 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. Testimonials In a blog on Kratom United, a nonprofit kratom organization, people from all walks...

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Choosing Your Kratom

Choosing a Kratom Strain Choosing 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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Kratom’s Role in Indonesia’s Environment and Economy

Kratom's Role in Indonesia’s Environment and Economy Indonesia 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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Johns Hopkins University Kratom User Survey

2020 Johns Hopkins Kratom User Survey Johns 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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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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