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3 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Kratom

Humans have had a close relationship with the Kratom plant world for thousands of years. Many modern people are looking towards the world of plants as an alternative to chemical medicines from large pharmaceutical companies or invasive procedures and surgeries.

When you’re considering adopting a new botanical addition to your wellness regimen, you want to make sure you’re choosing correctly. If you have been interested in exploring other routes to wellness, Kratom may be the step you’ve been searching for on your path to better well-being.

Kratom helps consumers manage the stresses in their lives, revive their enthusiasm, and inspire their motivation. If you’ve been turned off by chemical options for boosting your well-being and want to look to the natural world for a solution, then you may want to consider adding Kratom to your routine.

Before you buy Kratom, there are some things you need to know to make sure you are making a safe and informed decision for your well-being.


Kratom is a tree that grows in Southeast Asia in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Traditional communities in these areas have used Kratom for hundreds of years to manage the stresses of daily lives, motivate themselves, and inspire feelings of well-being.

Kratom is part of the family of plants that include the coffee tree, and it has an astonishing range of environments in which it likes to grow. It flourishes in both arid and flooded climates, and growers have noted that, when exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight, it can grow with unbridled enthusiasm.

In our modern era, reputable sellers like Kats Botanicals have made Kratom accessible to enthusiasts in the Western hemisphere. Kats only sources Kratom from farms or wild growers and uses a third-party lab to test for unwanted ingredients and validity of packaging.

You can buy Kratom in powdered form and add it to drinks, foods, or make it into capsules to ingest it more quickly, as the bitter taste may throw off some beginning users.

If you’ve decided that Kratom is the right product for you, here are three things to know before you buy.

1. Know the Strains

tips on buying kratom and kratom treeThere are three different strains of Kratom – green vein, white vein, and red vein – and they all have different benefits. All the strains are generally made from the same green-hued Kratom leaf.

The changes in colors and designation come from the drying process. The color change depends heavily on the amount of UV exposure from sunlight or lamps, and when the leaves are exposed to these UV rays.

Red vein Kratom promotes peace and tranquility and can ease a person into a more serene state of mind. Red vein Kratom is very popular and one of the best-selling types of Kratom. The tree itself is incredibly adaptable and astounds scientists and agriculturalists with its ability to grow both in flood plains and in arid environments.

Red vein Kratom is dried in sunlight or under UV lamps, or it is fermented to get the deep red hue.

Green vein Kratom is a lovely, middle-of-the-road product that promotes cheerfulness and concentration. Some Kratom consumers note its sophisticated and complex taste that produces a balanced benefit with its mid-range alkaloid content and potency.

Green Kratom is dried in direct sunlight outside, or under UV lamps. It is brought inside for 1-2 hours during the drying process. The result is a pastel-like green, hinting at the original Kratom leaf’s hue. This type of Kratom promotes a cheerful demeanor, motivation, and alertness.

White vein Kratom has not been exposed to any UV light at all to get the lightest hue of the bunch. White Kratom includes many of the qualities of red Kratom, but with an extra kick. White vein Kratom can inspire your optimism and give you the motivation to get through your busy day.

2. Variety of Uses

kratom plant and flowerA lot of people who are just starting in the Kratom world have a hard time with the taste, and it may take some time to become accustomed to it. Kratom has a strong, bitter taste when chewed or brewed into tea, but consumers have thought up a variety of ways to mask the bitterness or avoid it altogether.

Once you’ve figured out which strain of Kratom works best for you, consider which method of ingestion is most comfortable for your daily wellness regimen.

The traditional way to ingest Kratom is by chewing the leaves or brewing it into tea. If you want to try it in tea, mix in honey or agave syrup to balance the bitterness of the Kratom. You can also incorporate sweet almond milk or flavored creamer.

You can mix Kratom powder or brewed Kratom tea (hot or cold) into fruit smoothies or other beverages. Smoothies are especially popular because the fruitiness does a great job of blending with the stronger Kratom taste. It also offers the added benefit of being able to add other ingredients to your smoothie for added health gains.

The final option to ingest Kratom is by making your capsules. Making capsules is an especially apt method if you are really turned off by the smell or taste of Kratom, but still want to benefit from its properties.

Consumers make capsules that will let them manage the amount of powder they are using for a dose, and what kind of Kratom powder they’re ingesting. If you’re experimenting with the different strains and testing out hybrids like white-green vein Kratom or red-white vein, capsules are an excellent aid as they let you mix and match.

Finally, capsules are discreet and transportable, so you can carry them with you and not worry about spills or messes.

Another factor you should consider when deciding what conveyance you will use for Kratom is how much to use. Dosage is vital for both newcomers to the Kratom community as well as those who have been a part of the Kratom family for years.

The serving for Kratom is 2.4g. Do not exceed two servings per 24 hours.

Another aspect of dosage is to figure out which strain is most beneficial to your physiology and lifestyle. Sometimes, consumers will mix strains to procure the desired outcome. It takes practice and a little bit of research to get it right.

For example, blending white vein and green vein Kratom imbues a synergistic feeling of well-being and motivation. It is all about your lifestyle and your expectations. You can always contact us at Kats Botanicals about dosage, strain, or any other questions you may have.

3. Third-Party Testing

lab testing and kratomOne of the most important things to know about your Kratom provider is whether they send their products out for third-party testing. Third-party testing in an outside, professionally licensed lab ensures that the product you’re buying is 100% Kratom powder and does not have anything else in it.

Outside laboratories also ensure your product does not have any other damaging substances in it like E. coli, salmonella, heavy metals, or pesticides. At Kats Botanicals, we send our products out for third-party testing and always have our batch lab tests available for our customers on request.

Kats Botanicals uses Tested Labs as our Kratom testing facility. At Tested Labs, they examine Kats’ products for a variety of pathogens. If any of the lab results come back with a less-than-stellar grade, Kats Botanicals does not sell that product. At Kats Botanicals, we make sure the product you’re buying is 100% what you think you’re buying, with no filler.

At Kats Botanicals, we encourage our clients to see our lab results for themselves. We want to be transparent about our products and our lab results to make sure you know you’re making the best choice available for your lifestyle.

A Note About Kratom Legality

All new Kratom users should also know where they can and cannot buy Kratom. While Kratom has the potential to boost your well-being, it is not always well-understood or researched by legislators. Before beginning your Kratom regimen, check your local and state laws to ensure Kratom is legal in your area.

Final Thoughts

Kratom is the new buzzword in the wellness and holistic health circuit, even though it’s been used for thousands of years by traditional communities in Southeast Asian countries like Borneo and Thailand.

If you’re new to the Kratom scene, it is crucial to procure Kratom from a supplier you can trust, like Kats Botanicals. It is equally vital to understand the different strains of Kratom and which one would work best for your wellness regimen.

Check your supplier’s agreement with a third-party laboratory and if they can offer you lab results stating that the product, they’re selling is 100% Kratom and nothing else.

Kats Botanicals is dedicated to finding remedies in the natural world that can help you restore and revive your energies. We all need help balancing the stresses of living in a modern world. Kratom may be your answer.

Written By Staff

The staff writers for Kats Botanicals have been researching and writing about Kratom products for more than 5 years, and have a combined experience of over 35 years of writing in the healthcare and supplement industry. The team has a keen understanding of the topic, remain current on all FDA and industry news, and use their expertise to generate engaging and informative content to help educate consumers on Kats Botanicals’ products. Each article is fact-checked and includes sources to scientific data to ensure readers receive the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

Reviewed By Justin Kats

Justin Kats, founder of Kats Botanicals reviews and approves all content before releasing it for posting on the Kats Botanical website. Justin has been a tireless advocate for the benefits of Kratom since 2012. As a champion for botanical therapy, Justin created a Facebook group where more than 12,000 people discuss botanicals, and Kratom. He has also assisted more than 80,000 customers since the inception of his business and works directly with a single source farmer to ensure the purity of the products he sells. He also performs rigorous lab testing because he understands what it takes to get a high-quality and safe product to market.

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