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Types of Kratom

There are 3 types of Kratom which are White Vein, Red Vein and Green Vein. Many people say that Green and
White are the same but they are not. You can, clearly, see the differences in the leaves in which White Vein
tends to be white or beige in color and Green Vein is, of course, Green. You've probably noticed numerous
names referring to the same types of Kratom which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many
vendors tend to confuse the customers by rebranding traditional strains with interesting new names. The
traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The naming
conventions include Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth. Below are the main types of Kratom, although
there are many names out there that are referring to these strains. Those names are typically named for the
region where the strains of kratom below are grown.
Thai (Grown in Thailand)
Indo (Grown in Indonesia)
Malay (Grown in Malaysia)
Borneo (This is Indo grown in Indonesia)
Maeng Da(Not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)
Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo. Supposedly Bali was named this because it was in Bali
where the combination was first created.)
There are many names popping up everywhere, but remember that they are all either Thai, Indo or Malay or
combinations of such.

How safe is Kratom?

When taken by itself (not mixing it with other substances), the greatest risk when taking Kratom may be falling
asleep while engaged in hazardous activities. Like any other substance that may be mind altering or affect
your cognitive abilities, do not drive or operate heavy machinery while under the influence of Kratom. Always
use common sense. Due to the lack of medical studies regarding the use of Kratom in relation to pregnancy,
pregnant women should not take any drug or medication except at the medical advice from their physician. It
is not known whether it could cause birth defects or fetal death. Once again, always use common sense
regarding anything that you put in your body.

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What Are The Effects Of Kratom?

Kratom is quite unique, in that, in low to moderate doses will commonly be stimulating and in large doses has
a more sedative effect. Often, the individual will experience an analgesic effect caused by the alkaloids
contained in Kratom and the manner in which the brain receptors are affected. The level of effect, like any
other supplement, depends on many factors including body weight, physiological makeup, tolerance level and
so on.
As a stimulant, used in low to moderate doses, the individual will experience an analgesic effect along with
physical energy, alertness, increased libido, euphoria, sociability, improved mindset or mood, focus and overall

improved demeanor. In some cases when taken in large doses, an individual may experience edginess similar
to being over-caffeinated.
An a sedative, used in higher doses, an individual will experience an analgesic effect along with euphoria, a
lower sensitivity to pain, both physically and emotionally, relaxation, anti-depression and anti-anxiety. Used in
excess, it may result in a prolonged sleep.

Does Kratom cause health issues?

There are very few reports regarding negative health effects due to Kratom and the circumstances reported
were in conjunction with additional illegal substances combined, so there is no conclusive data showing
Kratom as the cause for any negative effects. Health problems are unlikely unless one is consuming large
quantities of Kratom every day. In Thailand, where many of the indigenous population use kratom daily, those
dependent on it can develop weight loss and have physical withdrawal symptoms when quitting abruptly. If
any, the withdrawal symptoms may include muscle aches, irritability, crying, runny nose, diarrhea, and muscle
jerking. Health problems are unlikely to occur in occasional Kratom users. Like any drug or medicine,
moderation is the key and individuals reactions may vary. It is uncommon, but an individual could possibly
experience an allergic or other unusual reaction to Kratom, even if used responsibly. More commonly, when
using an excessive amount, an individuals body would simply reject the substance, thus as a natural
physiological reaction, may experience emesis (Vomiting) as the body's way of preservation.

What are the active components of Kratom?

The important active alkaloids in Kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These alkaloids are
responsible for pain relieving, sedative, euphoric, and stimulating effects.

Is Kratom Habit Forming?

Although a small number of individuals have become dependent on Kratom (primarily in Thailand), Kratom is
not habit forming when used in moderation and responsibly. When used in moderation, not daily, there is no
documented risk of dependency. It is important not to get into the habit of using Kratom, or any supplement,
on a daily basis. Like many stimulants [e.g. alcohol, coffee, tobacco, etc.], when used daily for a prolonged
period of time, could become habit forming. You know your body better than any physician and must be
diligent regarding self control. If you have a predisposition for addiction, you must treat everything with
moderate behavior including the use of Kratom.

Is Kratom Legal?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is uncontrolled in the United States with the exception of Indiana and Vermont .
This means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade
or give) without a license or prescription. If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws.
If sold for consumption as a food or drug, sales are regulated by the FDA.
In 2012 Indiana banned the chemicals Mirtagynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, but the legal definition does
not appear to cover the plant kratom. In 2012, Vermont issued a an emergency order to ban several new
designer chemicals which included 7-hydroxymitragynine (one of the active alkaloids in kratom), effectively
banning kratom in Vermont.
Laws change quite often and ignorance of the law does not excuse criminal conduct (Ignorantia juris non
excusat)., so be sure that kratom is legal where you live before using it.

What is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia in
the Indochina and Malesia floristic regions. It was first documented by Pieter Korthals, a Dutch colonial
botanist. The leaf of the tree contains mirtragynine and was traditionally used for its ethnobotanical and
medicinal properties. The leaves of kratom have been used by the indigenous people as a stimulant in low
doses, a sedative in large doses, an anti-diarrheal and pain killer. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain
similarly to an opiate although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids works in relation
to the human brain.
Kratom contains more than 25 alkaloids including mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These alkaloids act
as mu-opioid receptor antagonist. The three most abundant indoles are mitragynine (9-methoxycorynantheidine) which is responsible for 1/2 of the alkaloid content, paynanthine, and speciogynine. The two
most abundant oxindoles are mitraphylline and speciofoline. Other alkaloids present include ajmalicine,
corynanthedine, mitraversine, rhychophylline, and stipulatine. Mitragynine is believed, but has not been
proven to be, the primary active alkaloid in Mitragyna Speciosa.

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