Although Kratom is gaining popularity as alternative resource for healthy living, many still are unaware of what this natural products is able to do for them. We’d like to offer you some brief info to help get you up to speed.
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)
Kratom is the product of dried and ground leaves from the kratom plant, officially Mitragyna Speciosa, which is in the same family as coffee. The plant is native to the South Pacific island regions of Indonesia and has been used as an herbal supplement for hundreds of years.
Many people have given testimony to improved well being in areas of depression, anxiety, ptsd, chronic pain, and substance abuse recovery and more. One of the main benefits that is spoken of by people who take kratom regularly is that of improved mood, social energy, and cognitive health.
There are various strains of kratom (also referred to as ‘veins’). Each has their own recognizable attributes. For example: White strains tend to offer more energy, stamina, and cognitive clarity; Green strains offering more relaxing and euphoric elements; and Red strains providing heavier sedative properties. This said, all strains tend to offer varying levels of each of these attributes.
Kratom can be found in most states legally in raw powder, pre-dosed capsule, and liquid extract forms. Which form is best is a matter of personal preference, but typically raw powder is the most widely used form and is typically blended with water like a tea. Capsules are fairly straight forward, and liquid extract is administered like a tincture.