Kratom, also known by many other names like Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, Biak, is a plant species that originated from the tropical forests of various countries in Southeast Asia. This species of tree (scientific name Mitrogyna Speciosa) is a deciduous evergreen plant and is derived from the same family as the coffee tree. The leaves of these plants were used for centuries by the natives of its origin countries to stave off pain and fatigue and could even cure digestive problems.
How Does It Work?
Kratom is a psychoactive substance. This means the leaves of the plant are comprised of a number of alkaloids that can interact with the chemicals present in the body to have a number of other effects. It is most well known for its use as an effective analgesic and has helped patients suffering from chronic pain to maintain their functionality and mobility as well as enhance their quality of life.
Kratom offers a wellness lifestyle and different strains can have different effects. Almost all strains of best Kratom have pain-relieving properties, though some are more effective than others at relieving chronic or severe pains. This is because high content of mitragynine, one of the major alkaloids present in the leaves of Kratom, can inhibit the receipt of sensations of pain by the pain receptors and nerve cells of the brain. Some strains are most useful as a sedative and are taken to treat insomnia.
Other strains can act as a stimulant and energizer, helping you to get through the day or even through specific vigorous activities. Kratom is also extremely effective at treating anxiety disorders and anxiety attacks. It can give the user a feeling of relaxation and calmness, or conversely, fill the user with a sense of euphoria, and uplift or enhance the users’ mood. This makes it a great alternative for antidepressants. You can choose the strain and type of Kratom you want to purchase depending on the ailment and distress that you wish to treat.
Colors of Kratom
The types of Kratom are determined based on the color the leaves of each plant begin to develop during the drying process. The most common types of Kratom available on the market are White, Green and Red Kratom, though gold and yellow types of strains can also be found.
In the mid of 2013, Kay Botanicals has introduced Platinum Kay Kratom Extract to the United States. The reception for this Kratom is enormous from our customers and was one of the best selling Kratom product of all.
Strains of Kratom
Strains of Kratom are determined based on the original location from which that particular type of Kratom plant, with its specified alkaloid content, was derived. Most strains of Kratom have an arrangement of alkaloids present within them which gives them their potency with respect to different effects Kratom has to offer.
That is, one strain may be most potent as an energizer, while another may be more effective as a sedative. While the many strains were derived from certain Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia, most strains sold in the market today are farmed in Indonesia which has the climatic conditions and mineral-rich soil to maintain different strains.
Varieties of Kratom Products
Now Kratom is available for easy purchase in the global market and is available in the form of
- Kratom powder,
- Kratom capsules and
- Liquid Kratom extract
It is also available in the form of
- Kratom tinctures,
- Vein blends,
- Enhanced Kratom,
- Extracts of Kratom and
- Crushed leaf
Kratom powder is the most popular form of Kratom and can be consumed in a number of manners, including being mixed into foods and beverages and even brewed into teas and coffees.
Kratom is largely legal across the globe and is a scheduled substance in 7 states in the US and a few European and Southeast Asian countries. Kratom has been banned in Thailand since 1943 because of its use as a substitute for opium.
Can Kratom Be Tested For?
Kratom can stay in the body for up to 10 days, maintaining its presence in the bloodstream for up to 24 hours. It can no longer be found in the urine of the user after 6 hours from consumption. Kratom cannot be identified by the usual standard of tests ordered for drug screening, which normally test for marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and other harder narcotics. However, tests are available that can specifically test for the presence of Kratom in urine.