Kratom has the potential to positively change millions of lives, and yet very few know the facts about it, it’s safety profile, and the numerous benefits it offers. Because trustworthy Kratom information is so sparse and because our customers deserve to know as much as possible about the substances they consume, we’ve developed this FAQ to assist you. Read below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Mitragyna Speciosa (Kratom) plant.
Kratom is the informal name given to a species of tree native to the southeast Asia region.
The Kratom tree grows wild in places like Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is often cultivated in controlled environments, too, and its leaves are harvested for the 40+ naturally occurring compounds that are found in the plant.
After the Kratom leaves are harvested, they are put through a very specific drying process which results in varied alkaloid profiles, color hues, and resulting effects when ingested.
Kratom from Kat’s Botanicals is ground into a fine powder (or crushed if desired) to be consumed in whatever way works best for you. Kratom in any form is not currently approved by the FDA, and several states have already banned this plant.
Kratom laws vary from state to state, and even from township to township, in some cases. Therefore, it is important for you to learn about what Kratom-related laws are in place where you live before attempting to acquire Kratom for personal use.
If you live in a state where Kratom is legal, then as long as you are 18 years of age or older, you can buy and use Kratom legally.
There are some countries that have comprehensive bans on the importation of Kratom, but not on the possession or use of Kratom (the UK is a good example).
Kat’s Botanicals only ships Kratom to customers in the contiguous United States where Kratom is legal to obtain, possess, and use.
Currently, Kratom powder is not legal in the following states:
- Rhode Island
- Alton (IL)
- Sarasota County (FL)
- San Diego (CA)
If you live in any of these areas, Kratom is either banned or has strict regulations related to its purchase, possession, or use. We encourage you to learn more information about the legality of Kratom in your own state prior to placing an order.
Yes! We take lab testing very, very seriously. The reason for this is because we want to ensure all of our customers are consuming safe products that are free from contaminants.
Our mission is to provide only the purest, highest-quality, lab-tested Kratom powder, crushed leaf, and capsule products available anywhere. To achieve this, we’re willing to invest in independent, third-party lab testing services.
We pride ourselves in ensuring that our customers get a safe, consistent Kratom product they can feel good about using to enhance their lives.
There’s a lot to say about the multitude of Kratom strains that are currently available on the market.
That’s why we’ve developed a series of Kratom guide books you can view by clicking here.
In short, Kratom strains can vary according to how the leaf is dried, whether or not it is left to ferment before packaging, and if it’s been blended with another strain or not.
Because different Kratom strains have different alkaloid profiles, their effects on the user can be quite different. We suggest researching the most common strains and experimenting for yourself, starting with a small or standard dose, to determine how Kratom affects you, individually.
Kat’s Botanicals sells Kratom in four consumable formats: powder, crushed leaf, capsules, and extracts.
Kratom powder is easily dissolved into water, tea, or another beverage for easy consumption. Crushed leaf Kratom is often used to brew Kratom tea. Our Kratom capsules are a great option for discrete, consistent dosing, and our Kratom extracts provide extra ‘oomph’ for more advanced Kratom users.
When used responsibly, it is generally considered safe to use Kratom that is sourced from a reliable vendor that lab-tests their Kratom—a vendor like Kat’s Botanicals.
If you are considering taking Kratom for the first time, we suggest checking with your healthcare provider to evaluate any risks that Kratom use may pose.
It depends. If you are traveling to a location where Kratom is not considered a scheduled or controlled substance, then yes, you can travel with Kratom. However, even if Kratom is legal where you live, it is illegal to bring Kratom into a state, country, or municipality where it is expressly illegal.
Know your Kratom laws before traveling with Kratom!
The most popular dosing methods when using Kratom involve mixing Kratom powder with water, juice, coffee, or tea and drinking the solution. Alternatively, some Kratom users prefer the ‘Toss-and-Wash’ method. This method involves ‘tossing’ the Kratom into the mouth and then ‘wash’-ing it down with a sip of your favorite beverage.
Some people don’t enjoy the taste of Kratom powder, which is why Kat’s Botanicals offers encapsulated Kratom products that can be taken just like any other supplement taken in capsule format.
A standard dose of Kratom is about 2.5 grams. This amounts to roughly one level teaspoon of Kratom powder.
For some, the positive benefits of Kratom can be achieved using less than a standard dose. For others, heavier doses are needed for equitable effects. It varies from person to person.
Still have questions about Kratom? Get in touch with us, and let Kat’s Botanicals help you along your Kratom journey.
Head over to our contact page and submit your Kratom-related inquiry. We’re always happy to help our customers learn all they can about this amazing plant.
Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tree native to countries such as: Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. It is best known for the leaves which distribute over 40 different psychoactive compounds. Farmers harvest our Kratom leaves from these trees where they then begin the process of cultivation, drying, and crushing.
Our Kratom leaf is ground into a fine powder (or crushed if desired) to be consumed several different ways. Kratom is not currently approved by the FDA and several states have already banned this plant.
Anyone at least 18 years of age can use Kratom.