Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kratom?
Kratom, or, Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tree that is native to South East Asia and is from the same family as the Coffee Tree. It has been utilized by local people for a myriad of reasons for hundreds of years. Kratom can also be refined into more efficient and easy to standardize extracts (sometimes liquids.)
While there is anecdotal evidence showing its use in this part of the world for hundreds of years, it is only now beginning to have serious research performed on it in the western world.
Where does Kratom come from?
Most of the Kratom on the market comes from Indonesia. Most of the Indonesian Kratom comes from the islands of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra although it is found in many other islands too.
Other strains of Kratom on the market are from Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam although in much small quantities. Purity Kratom Co. sources it’s Kratom from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
What are the effects of Kratom?
The effects of Kratom have been described as similar to opiate-based drugs, but milder.
The effects are stimulant and euphoric with a small dose, becoming calming and narcotic at higher doses. The effects come on after 5 to 10 minutes and can last several hours.
What is the difference between different types of Kratom?
There are several different types of Kratom on the market: leaves, powder and extract.
Dried leaves are the most common form of Kratom. Kratom powder usually consists of powdered leaves and is a bit stronger. Extract is a sticky substance that is left after lengthy boiling and straining of leaves and is stronger than plain leaves.
The quality of the leaves is the most important factor in the potency of Kratom. Purity Kratom Co only utilize mature trees and follows 7 strict standards of quality when harvesting and buying all Purity Ultra Kratom.
How Does Kratom Interact with the Body?
The active ingredients that make this plant special are 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine.
These are alkaloids, which are compounds that naturally occur in some plants. Kratom’s active ingredients have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, meaning they interrupt or block the inflammatory chemicals produced by the body’s immune response.
Is Kratom legal?
Kratom is legal in most countries around the world. If in doubt please check with your local authorities.
Kratom is either illegal or is not allowed to be imported into the following countries : Thailand, Australia, Burma, Poland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Romania, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin
Kratom is illegal in all areas of use, possession, and purchase.
Kratom is legal for use, with exception of Jerseyville, to people over the age of 18.
Kratom is legal to use for anyone over the age of 18.
Kratom is legal for use but banned in the city of San Diego.
Kratom is legal for use but banned in Sarasota County.
Kratom is legal for use but banned in Union County.
Kratom is legal in Colorado, with an exception in Denver where it is “illegal for human consumption.”
Kratom was banned, but it was lifted in 2017 and is now legal to use for those over 21 years old.
In the remaining states of Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming it is legal to consume, purchase and sell Kratom.
How do I use Kratom?
There are endless references and recommendations on the internet on how people use Kratom. It comes down to taste and preference. The far the easiest types of Kratom to use are the stronger powdered or liquid extracts.
How much should I use?
The amount of Kratom you need depends very much on the strength of the Kratom used. For inexperienced users 5-10 grams of leaves should be enough, or half those amounts when using extract. More experienced users may wish to increase the dosage after a while. For extracts one full dose of an extract or in some cases 2. It all depends on tolerance.
What Are Kratom’s Effects?
One of the most astounding things about Kratom is that its effects change depending on the dosage. A small amount of this plant produces stimulation, which usually manifests as the following:
• Increased energy
• Feelings of euphoria
By contrast, higher doses are more sedating. Individuals who take a larger amount also experience:
• Feelings of contentment
• Help with pain
• Decreased anxiety
• Feelings of calm and relaxation
This larger dose is favored among those who take Kratom for recreational use. Some people experience a reverie-like state when consuming high doses.
Is Kratom dangerous?
If Kratom is not mixed with other drugs or a lot of alcohol it is very safe. There are many scientific journals that show exactly how safe Kratom is. It is almost impossible to over dose on it and compared to opioid based drugs Kratom does not cause respiratory failure.
Is Kratom addictive?
When used sensibly Kratom is not addictive. In Thailand there are some reported cases of Kratom addiction, but these were people who used large amounts on a daily basis for an extended period.
When used occasionally as a recreational drug, the health and addiction risks of Kratom are very small. Nevertheless Kratom, like any other drug, is not without risk altogether. Please use responsibly.
How much Kratom should I use for the right effects?
This comes down to the individual. Start out with a smaller amount and see what it does and how and if it helps. Once you become a bit more familiar with it, it will be easy to determine how much you need for the desired effects.
Please note that it is possible to build up a tolerance to Kratom therefore you should bear in mind what you are using it for and the condition you are trying to treat.
For lighter ailments or recreational use for energy performance it is better to use infrequently and not exceed a certain amount. For people suffering from chronic pain or drug withdrawal there are many sites that detail various protocols for dealing with such issues.
How can I order Kratom?
We recommend that you order Kratom through our website here.
How do I choose the right Kratom strain?
Try a few!! Try a few different colored strains and see which you like the best. You may also want to mix a few strains.