Kratom is a plant-based organic tea that has become very popular in the country, it is considered to be an acquired taste as it has a distinct flavor that some people may not be able to tolerate. However, what makes it popular is not the taste or the aroma of tea, like the traditional tea variants that are available in the market, but rather its supposed health benefits and effects. When kratom first gained popularity among its consumers, the Drug Enforcement Agency learned of its psychoactive effects which were similar to that of controlled substances. (americachip.com) Thus, it was quick to classify it as a controlled substance which meant that it was illegal to sell and purchase it. However, as protests were lodged and the classification was based on incomplete data, and no official scientific studies were conducted on kratom and its effects, the DEA withdrew the classification. Kratom can now be purchased and used for consumption in the country, however, there are a number of states that have completely banned it. So, if you are thinking of trying kratom, make sure that your state allows it because if not, you might be at something illegal. Many kratom enthusiasts have lauded its effects in that it helps them in their daily life, it makes them feel better due to its mood alleviating properties, it keeps them awake and focused, and it can also help in weight management and even in those who want to keep off substance addiction. For the less than serious kratom user, the effects are milder and kratom can be used as a replacement for coffee if you feel that your coffee intake is getting out of hand. Although the effects of kratom and coffee are similar, there is no caffeine in kratom. The chemical compounds found in kratom are alkaloids that produce mood-enhancing effects and it is also anti-nauseous and can be used as a pain-reliever. However, there had been no large-scale research on kratom and its chemical contents and effects, which is why it cannot be fully explained as yet. If you want to find out how it can benefit you, then you just have to try it.
Where did kratom come from?
Kratom comes from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is grown in the forests of Southeast Asia, in the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It only grows in temperate climates and if grown in this country, it has to be in a greenhouse where temperature and humidity are controlled, which makes it even more difficult to do. It is much easier to import kratom tea from the country of origin and sell it here. The kratom leaves are harvested at a certain time when the leaves are in prime condition, then it is dried and grounded up to become kratom tea. The process is all-natural and does not make use of any additives or chemicals, thus pure kratom is free from any foreign debris. Kratom is not fully soluble in water, which means that when you put it in hot water, there will be some residue left some people can tolerate it well, but if you want a clear tea, then you can strain it before drinking. Kratom is sold per pack, and you only need a teaspoon of the kratom powder to make tea, so if you buy it in large quantities, then it will take months before you have to buy it again. For some people, kratom is taken as a supplement, and the powder is placed in soluble capsules which means they do not have to taste the kratom at all. If you are after the effects of kratom and none of the taste and tea drinking, then the capsules are a convenient way to take in kratom.
Kratom has naturally occurring alkaloids that are responsible for the physiological effects that it brings but it does not contain caffeine. Coffee is similar to kratom in that it comes from the same family, it also has alkaloids but the main chemical content is caffeine and it is responsible for all the other effects that is attributed to coffee such as keeping you awake and alert, giving a boost of energy, calming and even relaxing. The main difference is that coffee is not considered to be a dangerous substance and it is available at any time or place. It is also much easier to purchase and drink, but kratom does bring its own unique taste and potency so that it would still be a great choice for those who need those unique effects. Kratom is also said to be useful to people who are undergoing detoxification as it is able to control nausea and can relieve pain for those who are suffering from chronic pain. It is a cheaper alternative to medicines or drugs that can be addicting. Kratom can help many people from relying on medicines and other substances.
How to purchase kratom?
Before you look for reputable distributors of kratom in the country or in the online market, make sure that the state you are in has not banned kratom so you can safely and legally buy it. If you have cleared this, then you can proceed to determine where you will buy the kratom from. Since it is at most a unique product and one that is not regularly used or consumed by the greater public it is not widely available in tea stores or grocery stores. The best way to find a seller of kratom is through the internet. You can find suppliers who directly import it from the country it was harvested, that way you can be sure that it is fresh and have no impurities. On the other hand, if you are not comfortable dealing with such suppliers, especially with the language and time difference, online suppliers based in the country will be also a good choice. You just visit their website and make your order from the supplier you feel has the best offer and deals. There are always discounts and sales to be had so be on the lookout for them.