Even healthy people may struggle to feel motivated enough to tackle each day. Stress and the inability to focus can keep any of us from reaching health and wellness goals.
The effects can be even worse if you’re dealing with side effects from pharmaceuticals that are designed to help you, but rely on chemicals that your body isn’t built to process. Certain medications can affect your appetite and even backfire by making you feel worse.
There are multiple approaches to supporting your well-being and productivity while avoiding harmful side effects. One option is to use a combination of Kratom, CBD oil, and turmeric, which may help maintain positive feelings and focus as you go throughout your day.
What is Kratom?
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen plant in the coffee family that grows in Southeast Asia. There are three strains of Kratom: Red vein, white vein, and green vein. Their differences lie in the way they are dried and processed.
Kratom must be picked at a precise time to maximize the number of alkaloids present in the leaf. When picked by a knowledgeable and experienced grower, they are potent and full of potential.
Red vein Kratom can be dried and fermented in a variety of ways to give it properties similar to white vein and green vein Kratom. Our green strain is dried in an air-conditioned room in the dark for an hour, then dried in the sun for one hour. Our white strain is only dried indoors to keep its color and properties from changing by exposure to UV rays.
We also ferment our red vein Kratom before drying, which allows the leaves to increase their alkaloids. After that, we expose this Kratom to much more UV light.
We source our Kratom from traditional farmers in Indonesia, who hand-pick leaves grown with quality in mind. From there, they are dried and pulverized before being shipped to the United States for blending and testing.
Kratom is a relatively unknown plant, but it is safe and legal to use in most states. Consumers often take Kratom in powder form. The powder or the crushed leaf form makes an excellent tea that goes great with morning and evening meals.
How Kratom Can Help
Kratom contains two alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, that affect how the brain responds. Kratom may promote feelings of positivity and optimism, improve well-being, and boost motivation to help you get through each day.
Red vein Kratom may help manage stress and promote relaxation throughout the body. White vein Kratom is more motivating, and some people substitute it for their morning coffee. Green vein Kratom is somewhere between the two, promoting a boost to your well-being.
These differences allow us to blend Kratom strains in unique ways to balance their benefits and provide as many options as possible to our customers. Many people try out different blends of Kratom strains using our 1-ounce packages. Trying different blends can help you decide which strain has the most impact on you.
Properties of CBD Oil
Like Kratom, CBD oil is gaining popularity for being all-natural and easy to use. CBD is derived from the hemp plant.
Kats Botanicals CBD Oil is derived from organic hemp farms in Colorado and is processed using the most effective natural methods possible. The pure, full-spectrum CBD oil comes out through a distillation process using a low temperature and low-pressure system to minimize degradation.
Unlike cannabis, CBD oil has only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so it cannot get you high. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is legal as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC. Despite public misconceptions about cannabis and hemp, CBD is becoming recognized as a potential game-changer in the healthcare world.
CBD oil has a variety of potential benefits when taken orally or topically. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a little-known part of the body that influences the immune system, sleep cycles, digestion, and much more. It can have significant benefits for reducing inflammation and reducing stress when naturally activated in the right way.
The ECS may also promote calmness and relaxation without reducing your ability to focus. It’s an excellent addition to your wellness routine for managing everyday stresses. CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, promoting a boost to your well-being.
Benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD
Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids found in hemp. This includes THC, CBN, CBDV, CBGA, and CBC, which may help manage stress and boost your sense of well-being.
Additionally, the flavonoids and terpenes have a unique benefit for your senses of taste and smell. The aroma and taste of full-spectrum CBD may promote a sense of calm, similar to the effect of essential oils. These compounds also combine with CBD and other cannabinoids to deliver CBD more efficiently and effectively to your ECS. This is known as the Entourage Effect.
Forms of CBD
Although CBD oil has the highest bioavailability when it is vaped, it is also available in topically orally used products.
Many people use CBD oil in the form of a salve to help with joint health and skincare. It’s also popular for use after workouts to relieve discomfort. Our CBD salve uses essential oils and shea butter for maximum comfort and effective skincare.
Other people prefer to take the oil orally. CBD oil is easy to take in gummy form, especially if the CBD is infused throughout the gummy to improve its bioavailability. However, some prefer to place CBD oil under their tongue for faster absorption.
CBD vapes use a different form of CBD oil in order for it to be consumed safely and with maximum bioavailability. Our CBD vape pens use terpene-rich full-spectrum CBD with THC still below 0.03% to allow you to enjoy the benefits of CBD without risking a high.
For those who want to avoid THC but still want the benefits of CBD, isolate crystal is an excellent alternative. CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD, with all other compounds filtered out. Use CBD isolate in foods, smoothies, or mix with your cosmetic products. Because it’s so highly concentrated, CBD isolate is convenient for customers who want to take higher doses daily.
Properties of Turmeric
In addition to being a popular spice used in cooking, turmeric contains a bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties that can suppress inflammation on a molecular level. It also is an antioxidant, which means it can tackle free radicals that cause aging.
Turmeric is a natural Kratom potentiator, meaning it helps your Kratom doses work more effectively and for longer periods. By taking turmeric with your Kratom, you get the most out of both and can help your mind and body make the most of each day.
Turmeric is often used in its powdered root form, but concentrated turmeric extract can unlock even more of this spice’s full potential. The amount of turmeric used in cooking is not usually enough to have health benefits, so taking turmeric in capsule form is more powerful.
How Much of Each Should I Take?
You can take Kratom, CBD, and turmeric without having to reduce the amounts taken for each one. For Kratom, the recommended dose is 2.4 grams, with up to two doses every 24 hours. This amount is the same whether you take it as a pill or tea.
CBD oil can be applied topically as needed, or taken orally in doses starting at 20 mg. CBD isolate works best as just a pinch, especially if taken under the tongue for faster absorption. CBD vapes contain a total of 250 mg of CBD, so you can take a few puffs per day to promote your well-being.
Some people prefer to increase their CBD oil dosage over time, or to take small doses twice per day. It’s best to start at a low dose and work your way up, and gauge how your body benefits from each dose.
Our turmeric capsules contain 1000 mg of turmeric root and 150 mg of turmeric extract, plus 10 mg of our Bioperine® black pepper extract as a potentiator for Kratom powder. We recommend two capsules a day for maximum benefit.
A Holistic Approach to Health
Modern pharmaceuticals can have a range of side effects, and cheap blends contain fillers that reduce or even eliminate their effectiveness. For too many years, retailers have tried to cash in on consumers’ desire for natural health and wellness products.
Kats Botanicals is dedicated to creating the most effective products possible and maintaining transparency in all that we do. We use third-party lab testing to ensure our products are exactly as labeled and free of contaminants that could harm you or reduce the product’s effectiveness.
By using properly sourced and tested Kratom, CBD, and turmeric from a reputable retailer, you’ll be tapping into knowledge that has been passed down through generations. A holistic and natural approach to your wellness can help unlock your full potential while avoiding unwanted side effects.