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February 9, 2021
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One Leading Kratom Advocate Takes Shots at the Kratom Industry

For kratom advocates, Christopher R. McCurdy needs no introduction. He’s a medical chemist whose research focuses on the synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain […]
January 28, 2021
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New Constitutional Amendment Proposed in Idaho to Ban Psychoactive Substances

Last year, in 2020, House Bill 567 went before the Idaho State’s By Ways and Means Committee. That piece of legislation, called the Kratom Truth in Labeling Act, […]
January 28, 2021
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Kratom and Breastfeeding: What to Consider

Kratom comes from tropical evergreen trees that can be found in Southeast Asia. Used traditionally in its native region for many years, kratom has more recently […]
January 28, 2021
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Can Kratom Enhance Your Sex Drive?

Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia and is known to give people enhanced energy, increased focus, and even to support relaxation. The leaf […]
January 27, 2021
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Kratom Extracts: What They Are and How to Make Them

There are many methods of consuming kratom, which include taking capsules, making tea, infusing kratom powders into your cooking, or using a kratom extract. Kratom extracts […]
January 27, 2021
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Smoking Kratom: Is It Safe?

Kratom, or Mitragnya speciosa, generally refers to a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. The leaves of the kratom tree are often harvested and used […]
January 27, 2021
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Does Kratom Get You High?

Kratom is a botanical substance with roots in traditional use in Southeast Asia. It was traditionally used for spiritual transcendence, increased work productivity, treating physical discomforts, and […]
January 27, 2021
A pile of capsules filled with green Malay kratom powder.

Everything You Need to Know About Kratom Capsules

The leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, are used for a range of purported benefits. There are many methods of taking kratom that allow […]
January 27, 2021
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What Is The Difference Between Kratom and Kava?

Kratom and kava are both botanicals that are commonly used in regional cultures as plant-based supplements for their various desired effects. While the two plants have […]
January 27, 2021
A glass bowl filled with green Bali kratom powder, with a pile of loose capsules to the right of the bowl.

Kratom Powder Overview

The confusing legality and regulation of kratom can cause issues among consumers interested in learning more about trying the herb. Below is a guide to one […]
January 27, 2021
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Where Can You Buy Kratom?

If you have looked into the kratom market at all, you immediately become aware that there is no shortage of vendors to choose from. This is […]
January 25, 2021
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Kratom Duration: Everything You Need to Know About How Long It Lasts

Kratom, a natural botanical derived from the leaf of the Mitragyna speciosa plant, has a long history of use in its native Southeast Asia, and has become […]
January 25, 2021
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How to Use Kratom: The Best Methods for New and Experienced Users

Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is an herb that comes from a tropical evergreen tree native to several countries in Southeast Asia. There are many different strains that […]
January 25, 2021
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What Is Kratom Used For?

Like many other plants and herbs, kratom leaves have properties that have historically been used to bolster overall health. Depending on the dosage, the strain, and the “speed” of […]
January 25, 2021
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Introducing Kratom: Uses, History, and Effects of the Mitragyna Speciosa Leaf

Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as “kratom,” is a tropical evergreen plant native to Southeast Asian countries. The kratom leaves in their raw form have been used in […]