Five Of The Top FAQs By New Kratom Users

Whenever someone is trying a new health product, many questions can often arise regarding personal use or research. In Kratom’s case, most people are wondering whether it is safe, what it does, along with various other aspects of its use and varieties. While you can get information from vendors and websites, the best way to find out more about Kratom is to research independently.

When you do your research, you can find more accurate information. In this article, five of the most frequently asked questions are highlighted so that you can gain a more detailed picture of Kratom.

1. What Is Kratom?

People want to know what Kratom is. While it is a general question, it is valid, especially as there are so many variations of answers available on the internet. Kratom is an ethnobotanical native to Southeast Asia. It comes from a tree grown deep in moist and hot jungles. As most of Southeast Asia is volcanic rock islands, the acidic soil creates the perfect habitat for growing Kratom.

The scientific name for the tree is mitragyna speciosa, and for hundreds of years, indigenous communities in these areas have been using the plant for medicinal purposes. The plant has various active compounds present. The two most common being mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.

While many of the metropolitan hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, are well-connected places, there are still various villages and communities throughout the region that live off the land for survival, keeping old traditions alive, including ancient medicinal practices. In these communities, the Kratom leaves are chewed to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and heighten focus.

2. What Is The Significance Of The Color & Country Naming Convention?

When it comes to Kratom’s naming convention and its varieties, there are often several factors at play. The vein-color on the leaves at the time of harvest and the plant’s region contributes to the strain names. Check out the details below:

Color: When you see a color in the name of the Kratom strain, it signifies the vein color on the leaf at the time of harvest. The color does not correlate with the actual product’s color, which always tends to be green. The color of the vein can signify differences in active compounds present. For example, red vein strains contain more 7-hydroxymitragynine.

Region/Country: If you see a Kratom strain with a country name like Red Malay, or Green Thai, this refers to the location where the plant was harvested. As the soil nutrients, levels of humidity, and other environmental factors will differ from place to place, the product’s chemical makeup will also be affected.

Form: If you have been looking through an online Kratom’s supplier store, you may notice various formats available, including extracts and powders. In some cases, a vendor will add “ultra” to a name if it is a potent extract. Depending on who you are purchasing from, the naming conventions for specific forms can change.

3. What Are The Form Differences?

Almost always, Kratom is sold in three forms. There are capsules, extracts, and powders. While you may see other products like bath bombs, soap, or tea, they generally start in one of the three original forms.

Powder: Kratom powder is a result of the drying and grinding of the Kratom leaves. The powders are the closest product to the natural Kratom leaves and tend to be available in bulk quantities. People will use powder to create beauty products and teas.

Extract: Extracts are the most potent form of Kratom. Careful processing is used to create these extracts providing an efficient way to obtain high-concentrations of Kratom.

Capsules: Capsules are convenient for Kratom researchers who are on the go. They tend to be filled with the powder or extract. In some cases, it will be a combination. Depending on your preferences, you can encapsulate yourself or buy encapsulated ones.

4. Why Can’t Suppliers Inform Customers About The Effects Of Kratom?

The FDA or Food and Drug Administration is responsible for regulating food and drug products within the United States. They are the primary agency responsible for regulating Kratom and have not classified it as a food or health product acceptable for human consumption.

Due to their stance on Kratom, suppliers are restricted from speaking about its potential benefits and effects. If a company is found to have talked about the effects, they will face fines.

5. How Can Kratom Buyers Help Keep It Legal And Accessible?

One of the best ways that you and other consumers can help keep Kratom legal is purchasing responsibly. When you are buying responsibly, you guarantee that the lender is reputable, sourcing their products using sustainable and ethical methods.

There are organizations like the American Kratom Association. They are dedicated to making Kratom information more accessible, so you can always donate to their cause or contact them to learn more for yourself.

As more accurate information circulates and responsible adults use Kratom, Kratom more likely will continue to be legal within the US for education purposes. If all continues well, the potential of more widespread acceptance will be on the horizon.

Author : Andy Cyrus