With Kratom rapidly rising in popularity, you might be curious as to what it is and how it can be used. There are many ways to use kratom as it comes in a variety of forms including powder, capsules, teas, and even extracts.
In this review, we shall focus on kratom powder, as it is the most common popular in which kratom is sold as it has a wide range of uses. Read on to find out how kratom powder is sourced along with the most common uses as well as where to purchase high-quality kratom from a trusted online vendor.
What is Kratom?
Even though it has been in use for hundreds of years, kratom hasn’t been in circulation outside its home origin of Southeast Asia since the last fifteen or so years. Kratom is harvested and sourced from leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa trees, which can reach 80-100 feet tall at maturity. The tree is native to Southeast Asia and the majority of kratom products are sourced from Indonesia.
Traditionally, kratom leaves were either chewed or used to brew herbal teas, Kratom is a member of the coffee family and is said to have numerous benefits and uses. In America, it is mostly sold in powder or capsule form, although teas and extracts are starting to gain popularity as well.
Kratom leaves are believed to be beneficial due to the high level of alkaloids. Kratom leaves contain two alkaloids that are unique to kratom: 7-hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine, which are believed to provide many benefits. As it is a fairly new product, you should only take kratom at your own risk and use it only as directed on the packing. As well, it should only be purchased from a reputable kratom seller.
However, the levels of the two aforementioned compounds can differ according to the strain or vein color of the kratom leaf. As well, kratom leaves that are more mature are said to have more powerful and long-lasting effects, due to higher levels of alkaloids.
What is Kratom Powder?
As previously stated, there are quite a few ways in which kratom can be sold and consumed. Keep in mind that each strain and vein of kratom will have different uses and effects. As such, the effects of kratom may vary from person to person. Again, kratom is to be consumed at your own risk.
As such, kratom is illegal or banned in some areas so always check to see if it is legal to grow, purchase, sell or consume kratom where you live so you will not be faced with any fines or other consequences for obtaining or using kratom illegal.
The most popular form available online from a trusted kratom vendor is kratom powder. It is made from naturally sourced, pure kratom that has been grounded into a fine powder. One of the reasons it is so popular is that it is extremely versatile. You can add it to a smoothie or juice blend, “toss and wash” or even make your own DIY kratom capsules.
Another plus of kratom powder is that it can be easily purchased in bulk at an affordable price from a trusted vendor.
Pros and Cons of Kratom Powder
As with any supplement, the use of kratom powder is at the absolute discretion of the consumer. Effects may vary per consumer and kratom should never be purchased from a vendor that is not associated with the American Kratom Association (AKA) to ensure that they adhere to GMP (good manufacturing practices).
- Easily stored in powdered form
- Can be easily mixed into food and/or beverages
- Extremely versatile
- Affordable if purchased in bulk
- Can be difficult to measure
- Can be messy as with any powder substance
- May not be as convenient as other forms (ie: capsules or teas)
- Only beneficial if purchased from a reputable vendor in the kratom marketplace
How can Kratom Powder be used?
As stated above, there are many ways in which kratom can be consumed. Following are some of the most popular uses for kratom powder.
Toss and Wash
While this method is extremely popular with experienced kratom consumers, it is definitely not recommended for beginners. With the “toss and wash” method, you simply sprinkle a small amount and wash it down with water. *See label or package insert for dosage info and never use more than the recommended amount. Some prefer to mix kratom with water and drink it down quickly, although it might have a bit of a gritty taste.
Blend it With Juice, Protein Shakes, or Smoothies
Another popular way to make kratom powder, and one that may be easy for novices, is to add it to beverages such as fruit juice, smoothies, or protein shakes. This leaves you with endless options for tasteful ways to drink your kratom such as in a smoothie with berries and yogurt, or add it to your favorite protein shake to drink on the go!
Add Kratom Powder to Food
If you are a creative cook, you can even add kratom powder to some of your favorite recipes. It does have a bit of a bitter, almost earthy, so take this into consideration.
Brew Kratom Tea
Those who enjoy matcha or other powder teas will enjoy freshly brewed kratom tea, iced or hot! As well, you can add kratom powder to your favorite tea blends. Add sweetener as desired to counteract the bitter taste.
DIY Kratom Capsules
Since Kratom powder is affordable when purchased in bulk, many kratom consumers prefer to make their own kratom capsules using kratom powder. You can purchase empty capsules on sites such as Amazon. However, it can be quite time-consuming and messy, but it is easy to use and affordable.
Purchase Quality Kratom Powder from SA Kratom
SA Kratom sells a variety of high-quality kratom strains in powder form. A trusted and respected kratom vendor, our kratom is naturally sourced and in compliance with the American Kratom Association. Be sure to check out our selection of top-notch kratom powders today!