What to consider when trying Kratom

Have you ever passed a smoke shop and wondered what “Kratom” was on their A-frame out front or what signage was in the window? The funny thing is you don’t smoke it. Kratom has grown quite popular recently, reaching all parts of the country and various forms. Its natural ingredients are used to soothe pain and improve your state of mind overall. It can also be used as a sedative at low doses and overall calming effect. It’s great for people who are suffering from anxiety or even depression. Although this plant has been used for thousands of years, it’s only been recent that it has become so easy to acquire. However, some funny side effects come along, with stimulant-like effects often occurring at low doses and pleasant opiate-like effects occurring when high amounts are taken until the person eventually crashes after 3 – 10 hours (depending upon quantity). With kratom becoming so ubiquitous, we should get prepared!



What is Kratom?



Mitragyna speciosa, also called kratom, is an attractive evergreen tree grown in large parts of Asia. Kratom belongs to the same family as coffee and has become popular across the globe for its use in treating various ailments and for giving users a relaxing sensation. Many people take kratom by making tea from crushed leaves or drinking powder made from dried leaves and taking it on a somewhat regular basis as a form of medication. Over the past few years, many people have found kratom to be very helpful in their fight against chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue. Today many online sales sites sell this kratom and other products that contain it, such as pills. Most of these for-sale sites present customer reviews on some products, giving information about the benefits or disadvantages of using such products. This can be useful to those who want to find out if using such kratom tablets is good for their health condition or not.



Is Kratom Legal in the US?



Much like any other product that can be found on the market, there are different quality levels associated with products that contain kratom. As one potentially trying out a new type of kratom supplement, it’s essential to keep this in mind. Some brands/products contain more full and adequate amounts of the substance than others, much like some supplements are thought to work better than others depending on what they’re currently being used for. If you ask people where they source their kratom from and how it works for them, you’ll find that each individual has a unique answer, just as each person experiences something different when using the same brand or type of product. We highly encourage looking into it because it will take time for you to figure out which brand works for your needs as everybody is processed differently when taking these supplements.








Kratom is not illegal (in most parts of the world), but it is still essential to know about these laws for other reasons. First of all, make sure you read the instructions on shops that carry kratom to find out if they have special instructions for newbies. You want to know your limits and the limitations of each strain you buy! Some people cannot handle as much as others, while some strains are more uplifting.



Hey, have you tried kratom before? What kind of effects did you notice, and what was the dosage you took? Tell us about how it went for you, and we’d love to expand our knowledge of this plant! We would love to hear from you.