Is Kratom Extract the Next big thing ?
Kratom Extract is becoming more and more popular.
Recently I have been doing a tremendous amount of research into the fascinating world of Cannabis, CBD, CBG, CBN. What I found even more fascinating as the CBD market is just maturing and starting to saturate which will weed out the bad actors is that Kratom and Kratom Extract is becoming a big deal for pain relief.
After speaking with the founders of https://speciosa.org/ I have realized based on the Map below that there are many states and cities that Kratom.
Kratom is a leaf very similar to Cannabis however its grown in Asia and has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Although Kratom can make you feel good an change your mood in an extract form it can really be used to help a number physical and mental issues.
Mitragyna speciosa “MIT” is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. M. speciosa is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used in traditional medicines since at least the nineteenth century.
What are the Different Forms and Variations of the Kratom Leaf?
Thanks to kratom advocates and science backed research, the industry has continued to evolve over the past few years. This newly acquired knowledge has allowed people to innovate in creating cleaner and higher quality forms of this leaf. Some of the more popular forms and variations in which kratom is used include but are not limited to:
- Single Strain Kratom Powder
- Mixed Blend Kratom Powder
- Pure Crushed Leaf
- Crushed Leaf Blend
- Soon to Oral Micro Spray
Kratom Effects on the Body and Mind
The chemicals responsible for the effects of kratom are called alkaloids. In the brain, these alkaloids engage with the mu-opioid center in the brain which controls how we experience and perceptualize feelings such as pain and euphoria in the brain and body. In a simple explanation, alkaloids are naturally occurring organic compounds that mostly contain nitrogen atoms. In general, plants containing alkaloids have been used since the beginning of time for therapeutic and recreational purposes. Research has found that the kratom leaf can contain around 20+ different types of alkaloids depending on the strain and curing process.
For this reason, the effects can differ greatly from feelings of sedation to intense energy boosting and everything in between. Some of the benefits shared by users we found online (bloggers, influencers, testimonials, etc.) are as follows:
Kratom Sedative Effects
- Improvement of sleep
- Pain reliever
Kratom Stimulant Effects
- Feeling of euphoria
- Combats fatigue
- Increased concentration
- Increased motivation
- Improved social behavior
- Sexual stimulant
Other notable positive effects of this natural herb include powerful anti-inflammatory, improved immune system, aids in addiction recovery, contributes to heart health, reduction of blood sugar and many more. If you know of any more known positive effects of kratom let us know in the comments.
You may have heard about kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), an herbal supplement used traditionally in Southeast Asia for energy and to help ease aches and pains. Derived from a type of evergreen tree, kratom contains alkaloid compounds called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
Also Known As: Kratom products are also known as Biak, Ketum, Kakuam, Ithang, Thom, Herbal, and Ketum.
Common Side Effects: Side effects of kratom use include pain relief, relaxation, improved mood, increased energy, sensitivity to sunburn, nausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth, constipation, increased urination, and loss of appetite.
How to Recognize Kratom
Kratom looks like fresh or dried leaves and can be made into a green powder, liquid extract, gum, or pill. Packets are often labeled “not for human consumption.” People chew kratom leaves, brew the dried or powdered leaves as a tea, eat them in food, or smoke them.
Strains of Kratom
There are a few popular strains of Kratom. The foundational strains include Green, Red, and White vein. Think of the different strains of kratom like strains of marijuana. Different strains when consumed may result in different effects based on the make up the of alkaloid structure. For kratom however, strains have less to do with the genetics of the seed as it does for marijuana and more with how the leaf is cured once harvested. A red leaf vein tree for example may after curing turn into a green leaf strain. We’ll be covering more details on each type of kratom strain in later blog posts.
Buying Kratom Leaf Powder
Since this is one of the more popular forms in which kratom is purchased, we thought it suitable to share a few notes on what to look for when purchasing kratom powder from a vendor.