What is Kratom?

Kratom, botanically known as Mitragyna Speciosa is a tropical, deciduous and evergreen tree classified under the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia, and is indigenous to Thailand where it has been outlawed for over 70 years. Pieter Korthals, a Dutch colonial botanist was the first one to discover Mitragyna Speciosa. The genus name is based on the observation that the plant’s stigma first examined, resembled a bishop’s mitre. The tree normally grows to a height ranging between 12-30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide though some species have been reported to grow up to 70 ft. tall. Its leaves are dark green in color, grow up to 7 inches and usually grow in clusters at the end of the branch. Kratom is also known to come in different strains, such as Maeng Da and Bali with names given from the areas where the trees are grown. Thai government has banned its use, citing its contribution to the low tax revenue from opium. Kratom has a long history of use in Thailand and has embedded its roots deep into the culture and tradition. Growing popularity of Kratom, and its quick move to the western world has triggered additional research as well as extremely controversial headlines.

Kratom Chemistry


Mitragynine was first isolated in 1921 and its chemical formula elucidated in 1964 (C23H30N2O4) with a molecular weight of 398.50g/mol. It is insoluble in water, though soluble in organic solvents such as alcohols, acetic acid, diethyl ether and chloroform. At a temperature ranging between 230 and 240, mitragynine distills. This leads to the formation of a white and amorphous precipitate with a melting point of 102-106 degree Celsius. Another alkaloid found in Kratom is 7-hydroxymitragynine. It is too complex to be synthesized in the laboratory thus mostly naturally obtained. It can however serve as a precursor molecule for synthesis of other molecules. The discovery of 7-Hydroxymitragynine came in the year 2002 by a group of Japanese researchers. Upon its discovery, Japanese researchers patented the compound with the hope of its future use in pharmaceuticals. This move by Japanese researchers is meant to ensure that incase the plant has medicinal properties then they own all the right to manufacture and distribute the potential medicine.

The fact that the plant contains several phytochemicals makes its pharmacological evaluation complex. There have been a few human clinical studies on Kratom although with time more and more studies are coming into the spotlight. Studies claim that the active compounds in Kratom, mitragynine, is a mu-opioid receptor agonist which medical professionals claim could have beneficial effects, however additional research is still necessary. Kratom also contains an alkaloid which acts to block the calcium ion channels in the body thus making them key players in the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor pathways. The metabolism of Kratom by the human body is occurs through hydrolysis of the side-chain ester, O-demethylation of methoxy groups, reduction and oxidative transformations, and finally through the formation of sulfate conjugates and glucuronides.

The pharmacology of Kratom among the humans is not well studied thus its protein binding ability, metabolism and elimination properties are yet to be fully understood. A number of studies has ruled out any medicinal potential of Kratom, however based on its traditional and modern use, more research has been carried out using model organisms and various potential uses of the plant characterized. Based on these studies, there is a potential for Kratom be used in medicine, however, as mentioned earlier, there is not enough research to rule out the safety of Kratom. Despite its vast cultural uses in folk medicine, it is important to know that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly prohibits internal use of this herb until more research is done.

Kratom Legality

Currently, in most of the world those interested can freely purchase Kratom, however that could change at any moment. Recent rise in popularity of Kratom has met a lot of opposition from various state agencies, and a number of governments putting a ban on sale and use. This has attracted interest from biomedical researchers across the globe. Dr. Boyer, a medical toxicologist at the toxicology department in particular become interested in the study after it emerged that more than 40 million Americans depended on Kratom leading to an increase in demand for the Kratom powder. Though legal in most countries, Kratom sale is not permitted in Australia, Burma, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea and Thailand. As far as United States goes, it is legal in most states except:

Alabama – Illegal, legislature can be found here.

Arkansas – Illegal, legislature can be found here.

Indiana – Illegal, legislature can be found here.

Vermont – Illegal, legislature can be found here.

Wisconsin – Illegal, legislature can be found here.

Rhode Island – Illegal.

Counties that prohibit sale of Kratom:

Jerseyville – IL

San Diego – CA

Sarasota County – FL

What Can Kratom Powder Do For Me?

There are so many variations of Kratom and different marketing pulls that will try and lead you to different strains of Kratom; but how do you really know which one is the most beneficial?

Various companies have their own ways of leading customers to buy Kratom on their websites. It is important to know which strains are out there and whether they have been sourced reliably.

Do your homework when shopping for Kratom

Doing your research is essential to finding the right Kratom strain. Knowing where the particular Kratom strain ensures getting a quality product at the end of it. Since working with Sacred Kratom, I have learnt so much about this industry. I know personally how important it is to buy from a certified seller.

There are so many companies trying to do the same things in promoting a product. Ultimately, as a customer, you need to understand what each of the various strains can do for you personally. When you have found a strain that you love and you know that it’s coming from a reliable and trustworthy company, you really cannot go wrong.

the right kratom powderFinding your Kratom equilibrium and sticking with it

Kratom is actually only available in a few strains. It is generally only available within these options. It is important for users to find the strain that they love best. Also, to experiment further with the various products available in that particular strain type.

Again, I cannot promote the fact enough that you should do research into each strain.  You need to understand how different Kratom powder can benefit you personally. I will try to highlight the various strains within this blog and point out how each Kratom powder variation can enrich your lives in different ways.

Each is to their own and every customer will have different preferences and reasons to try different strains of Kratom. Think of it like tasting food in a restaurant; you don’t really know which one meets your various personal needs until you try them all. If you eat there once and the food really blows you away, you are certainly going to return to that restaurant. Then it’s a case of going through the menu and finding the food which you really like. It is this freedom of experimental testing that companies like Sacred Kratom really enable for customers.

kratom strainsHow are the Kratom Strains produced?

Sacred Kratom have a number of real quality strains that you can pick and choose. Again, I don’t want to try and alter your opinion when you buy Kratom online. Ultimately, it is down to what you like personally. However, I have now tried a huge variety of these Kratom powder products. I firmly believe that I have a knowledge base that can guide you roughly in the direction you want to go when buying.

The Kratom Powder production process plays a key role in determining the final quality

The drying of Kratom determines its color during the production process. There are a number of factors that determine the strain. It’s important you understand these various properties. Companies will often determine the name of their Kratom products based on the mixtures of Kratom powder it contains and where it is sourced.

Although they do have different properties, buying from a reliable vendor is essential to a quality product. Sun exposure, ground quality, length of time to harvest etc. all play key roles in determining the final quality of the leaf and you’ll find that a lot of the colored strains are actually derived from each other.

Ultimately, it comes down to the farming quality and process taken to get to the color.

What is the best Kratom powder I have tried?

I get asked this question a lot because of the levels of experimentation I have taken with the various strains that are available currently. I try to emphasize as much as I can that you should do your research and test out different flavors before settling on your perfect blend.

Red strains of Kratom tend to sell the best and it’s not surprising as I also firmly believe that this is the best strain available too. Not only is it one of the best selling but it’s one of the easiest to produce which may be another reason as to why the demand is so high; because the supply is even higher.

Again, it all comes back to personal preference and the best thing you can do as a consumer is carry out research and find out what the different strains of Kratom can do for you.

Buy Kratom with Confidence

I highly recommend that you test out some of the strains that are on offer here at Sacred Kratom. That’s the great thing; there is so much to choose from and the world is really your oyster when it comes to buying Kratom online. Feel free to take a look at our site and see which one you think will be best suited to your personal needs. It’s important to know what the reliable vendors are selling and that you do thorough research before settling on a purchase.

Using Kratom Powder For The Right Reasons

There are a number of ways in which Kratom users can enjoy the experience and the benefits of Kratom powder. All over the world, people are experimenting and finding new ways of using Kratom Powder to not only enhance the high that you gain but to advance the ways in which we think about using it.

Here at Sacred Kratom, we like to promote how versatile the different strains of Kratom are and how they have a number of different applications. Like anything else in life, you should be considering moderation and finding the balance between quantity and quality. Again, everyone is different and users will have varying tolerances but it’s important to know that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the application of Kratom and ultimately it comes down to consumer preference.

buy kratomKratom strains sourced reliably

We try to provide consumers with the most detailed and best advice we can when it comes to Kratom powder. We aim to give you the buying confidence so that you know which strains will be best for you and how you can get the most out of each strain.

Kratom is sourced in South East Asia and is a tree that has been harvested in this region for a number of years. The strongest Kratom is produced here because of the humid weather conditions that allow for it to thrive. It is harvested by the farmer picking the leaves and later drying them to give it the final colour and ultimately determine the final strain.

How can Kratom help me?

In regards to how Kratom helps users, it has a number of uses and applications that make it a very desirable product for consumers. Again, it is important to stress that each individual strain has different uses and applications and that we urge you to do plenty of research prior to making a buying decision.

Combining strains of Kratom powder is something a lot of consumers have started doing. We recommend that if this is something you are looking to do, that you do your research beforehand and ensure that you know what each Kratom powder strain does. Like anything else, research is key and ultimately it is down to you to find the right vendor in regards to what they can provide you with.

buy kratom powderHow can I use Kratom Powder creatively?

Here at Sacred Kratom, we have been providing Kratom Powder to consumers for a number of years and the application of the various strains of Kratom have led to a number of creative results. Again, it is ultimately down to the user how they choose to apply Kratom to their daily routine.

We like to promote the benefits of Kratom more than its creative applications and it should be down to personal preference how you choose to consume. It has a taste that definitely takes some getting used to, as we would vouch for.

The Versatility of Kratom Powder

The powder can be difficult to swallow initially and doesn’t taste too great in this form but a lot of consumers seem to be testing this and it seems to be working too. We cannot determine how you choose to take the product when you buy Kratom from us and again comes back to choice and preference. Again, there are so many uses that consumers are trying to get out of Kratom now but it ultimately comes down to your personal preference and what is best for users.

Experimenting with Kratom and food

People have been experimenting with food too as a new way that is becoming very popular for users. We do not have recipe books dedicated to cooking with Kratom but there is nothing wrong with experimenting. Ensure that you have found your perfect blend of Kratom and test it in small amounts to see how it enhances your dining experience.

Conclusion

Again, each is to their own and we cannot force people to consume Kratom in one certain way. It is down to you ultimately and it is down to you to buy based on your personal preference and understand how each particular strain can benefit your life. Enjoyment and relief are the two key goals with consuming Kratom and as a customer, its vital that you find the right mix or single strain of Kratom.

Finding The Right Kratom For You

Here at Sacred Kratom, we are aware of the demand for certain strains of Kratom and it is important to know which strain is the right one for you. Each individual has a personal preference and the sheer variety of Kratom powder means that users are really unlimited when it comes to finding the right one for them. It is also easy enough to source it when you look in the right places and it’s important to know that you should carry out research and ensure that you are choosing the right buyer when shopping around for Kratom powder.

kratom powderWhere to buy Kratom from a reliable source

There are plenty of articles on the internet that will give you the information that you need to come to the right decision when purchasing and we promote this as much as we can. It is not only important to do your research about the particular Kratom strain itself but also the vendor and how reliable they are. We urge our customers to carry out these steps before rushing into any decisions as we know how much of an inconvenience it can be if 1. You buy a strain that you don’t actually like and 2. Buy from a vendor that’s not trusted and in turn results in issues with your order. We aim to help you as best as we can with the articles we produce and go into as much depth as we can without breaching any legislation.

Secure online Kratom vendors

It is easy enough to source online Kratom vendors and find the right seller for you. Searching terms like ‘buy kratom’ and ‘where to buy Kratom powder’ will give you the most relevant results based on location, the website authority and ultimately what Google deems to be the most trustworthy. As much as people will rely on Google nowadays to find what they are looking for, it is important to carry out research and ensure that the Kratom vendor is reliable. Just because they are at the top of Google doesn’t necessarily make them the best place to buy Kratom. Key signals to look out for as a buyer are reviews, news articles, social platforms and other ways you generally judge companies when looking for something to buy.

kratom powderFriendly recommendations on where to buy kratom

It’s important to come to a well-rounded decision and be confident in what you are buying and here at Sacred Kratom, we like to urge you to carry out these things we have mentioned. Another important avenue to go down if you have the option of doing so is to ask a friend if they have brought Kratom powder before and listen to what they have to say about where they bought from. There is nothing more reliable than getting information from the person that has physically tried Kratom powder before and they will not only be able to tell you about the quality of Kratom powder but tell you about the entire buying experience; from initial contact with the vendor, how responsive they were and how quickly the Kratom products were distributed to them.

Find a Kratom vendor that you can trust

All of these key issues will give you an idea of how reliable the seller is and how well you can trust them. This is something that you may be able to find in online Kratom reviews but if you know someone that has physically tested kratom from that particular vendor before, this will be a much more trusting gauge.

Talking Openly About The Effects Of Kratom Powder

Here at Sacred Kratom, we try to inform our customers as best as we can about the effects of Kratom powder and the effects they have but we are restricted to a certain degree. Feel free to do research of your own on the benefits of Kratom powder if you feel that we have not provided enough information. We are restricted because of wanting to stay compliant with FDA formalities and means we have to remain quite broad.

Frequent users of Kratom will understand the benefits themselves and know how well it can enhance your life for a number of reasons. As a company, we urge that you take a look at our various articles to give you an idea of the different products that we offer but we also urge you to go out and research the various Kratom strains available to you. Each has their own benefits and traits and can benefit consumers in various ways. It’s important that when you are buying from us, you do significant research to gain an understanding of different Kratom powder forms.

different kratom powderWe are limited when it comes to talking about Kratom powder

The FDA control what companies can and can’t do in regards to speaking about their products and what they do (or what they claim to do). This limits businesses like ours in regards to what we can try and promote to potential customers. What we try to do is always be as factual as we can whilst maintaining the fact that we are a company that follows legislation. It can be a hindrance in regards to our blog content, but we will always look to guide customers in the right direction and make them look in the right places when it comes to sourcing information.

In regards to the information we provide, everything is factual and nothing is implied. We do our best to follow all guidelines laid out to us and ensure that we are providing a legitimate service for customers. Every individual is different and we are unable to claim that Kratom powder will have one effect on one person and one effect on the other. Everyone is different and Kratom will ultimately have different effects on different individuals. It is important to understand that frequent Kratom users will know the benefits or effects on people and you can do plenty of external research to find out more about buying Kratom online.

Research is key to buying Kratom online

Again, we are understandably restricted ion what we can talk about when it comes to the health promotion of Kratom. You must be aware of the restrictions when shopping around to buy Kratom; there is plenty of content out there that will give you a factual understanding of where you stand when it comes to Kratom powder but as a vendor, we have a responsibility when it comes to maintaining a genuine service and following key guidelines.

Well, what is kratom? Essentially, we are limited when it comes to talking about implied disease cures and it is a very fine line that we try to avoid crossing in our blog content. Claiming for instance that ‘Kratom powder may cure insomnia’ is a direct claim and cannot be used in our posts. We avoid making statements like this altogether to avoid any legal disputes but there is nothing to stop you doing more thorough research about Kratom. Like anything, you should carry out external research before moving into a buying decision. Looking at customer reviews, reading news articles and taking a look on social media is normally a good start to help you come to a buying decision.

types of kratomConsumer responsibility when buying Kratom powder

So as much as we can try to sell you the product without going into too much detail about effects or benefits, there is nothing stopping you going out doing your own research and then coming to a final decision. Here at Sacred Kratom, we would love to be able to go into more detail about our specific strains and Kratom products but our hands are completely tied up when it comes to conforming to legalities. There is nothing stopping people from reviewing certain Kratom products and this means that there are plenty of reviews out there that you can take a look at to help you come to a buying decision.

We fully test our products and have a very reputable brand that has made us one of the leading brands in this industry. We like to promote the fact that whether you are a first time user or have been using Kratom powder for a number of years, there is so much information that you can access out there that will bring you to a more rounded buying decision. We have a number of loyal customers across the country and a brand built on providing quality service. We urge you to look around and find out as much information as you can about finding the right kratom for you and come back when you feel you have fulfilled your buying criteria.