Kratom Source is a website dedicated to the magical healing plant that is kratom. When used responsibly kratom has many benefits. Its most common benefits include helping with anxiety and depression, treating opiate addiction and withdrawal. It also does wonders for managing chronic pain. Alternatively there is a potential for abuse and it can be addictive. I strongly suggest you to visit this website to learn more about this.The main goal of this website is to advocate for the proper use of kratom and to properly educate about this amazing plant! With the recent surge in popularity of kratom in the US there are a lot of mixed opinions and misinformed people out there. We are here to provide up to date news, articles and unbiased reviews of current kratom vendors.

What is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. In cultures  where the plant grows, it has been used for hundreds of years as a natural medicine. Today it is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Generally people use and buy kratom in the form of a powder. The powder comes from partially mature kratom leaves harvested from fully mature trees. The leaves are washed, dried in the shade, then ground for optimum texture.

There are many different strains of kratom. Most commonly the strains are grouped into three main categories, greens, whites and reds. The colours come from the colours of the veins in the kratom leaves. Different kratom strains yield different effects on the user. Typically greens and whites are known as more energetic strains and reds are known as sedative strains.

Kratom Uses and Effects

Generally kratom is ingested in either capsules or the raw powder is mixed with a liquid. A typical dose would be anywhere from 2-6 grams and last as long as 3-8 hours. It can have psychoactive active affects such as stimulation, relaxation and euphoria depending on the strain and the person. In the brain, the main chemical in kratom, 7-hydroxymitragynine attaches itself to the opioid receptors giving opiate like affects to the user.