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Charlotte CBD's Guide to Kratom

WHAT IS KRATOM?

Kratom (official name Mitragyna Speciosa) is a natural medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems, improve mood, relieve pain and increase worker production.

When you take Kratom, it reduces anxiety, eliminates pain, improves sleep, increases productivity, enhances mood and motivation, and even promotes a general sense of well being.

People who suffer from chronic pain issues can use Kratom to help control their pain without relying on prescription opiates. Kratom can even assist in weaning opiate addicts off of hardcore drugs.

Kratom is another route for individuals who suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Many have found that Kratom decreases their symptoms when prescriptions did not.

For those at a healthy starting point, Kratom can be used safely to considerably enhance your quality of life. For the average healthy person, Kratom can be your secret weapon for great motivation while working out, focusing at school or work, and boosting your energy and confidence.

It is legal in many countries, and relatively safe and inexpensive.

Kratom is a leafy tree that is actually related to the coffee bean. It is native to Southeast Asia. It grows naturally in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Bali. The leaves can be chewed, but usually ground and processed to form a very fine powder. The powder is then ingested as is, or mixed with juice or tea.

Kratom gets its specific effects considering where it was grown, and its vein color. These clues give you an idea of what effects that particular plant will have.

  • Thailand Kratom produces energizing effects.
  • Indonesian leaves can range from energizing strains, moderate, and even sedative.
  • Malaysian leaves usually have more “moderate” qualities
  • And Bali (or Borneo) leaves provide relaxing, sedative effects

Processed Kratom (ground into powder) will be a range of the obvious green shades, but the original leaf’s veins can be red, white, or green.

RED VEIN STRAINS - are the best for chronic pain, insomnia, and can even produce a euphoric effect on its consumer.

WHITE VEIN STRAINS - produce energy (the amount of energy one gets can differ on the location the Kratom was grown)

GREEN VEIN STRAINS - are the best option for those seeking anxiety relief or relief from other mental disorders

YELLOW VEIN STRAINS - are rare and popularly theorized that it gets its color from the drying process. Some say it is more similar to green strains effects, but it can also assist in pain management as well. There is also the popular opinion that yellow strain’s effects last longer.

BROWN KRATOM - Brown Kratom is made from fermented red vein powder. This happens during the drying process. Brown strains usually have a lower alkaloid content, and therefore aren’t usually as strong as other kratom colors.



How to Use Kratom Powder:

  • Mix with fruit juice
  • Toss and Wash
  • Capsules
  • Tea
  • Tinctures
  • Smoothies

Kratom & Juice

This is a great way to take Imperial Kratom Powder and is one of the most popular routes. Kratom has a very distinct, potent flavor (very earthy, and similar to tea). Mixing the powder witt juice and/or water makes it easy to drink, and the flavor a bit better.

What You Need:
Shaker Bottle (20oz or more)
Orange Juice or Cranberry Juice
1 oz Kratom Powder (28 - 30 grams)

  • Pour in two to three glasses of orange juice in a shaker. 16 - 24oz. You can also use cranberry juice, or ½ orange/cranberry juice and ½ water.
  • Add 1oz of Kratom (28-30g)
  • Shake until well blended.
  • Take 1oz - 4oz shots (beginners need to start with smaller amounts until tolerance is discovered).
  • Refrigerate remaining Kratom. 
  • Shelf Life - The kratom will stay good for weeks, but if you use juice do not keep over a week.

Toss & Wash

Toss and wash is straightforward and a quick method to take kratom. You toss the loose powder into your mouth and wash it down with a beverage. Be careful when doing this, because the texture of the kratom is very powdery and you can inhale and choke. Start with small amounts of kratom and learn what is the comfortable amount for you.

Kratom Capsules

This is one of the most common ways to take kratom. It’s the best technique if you want to eliminate the taste and making a mess in the kitchen. You may need a lot of capsules to get your desired effects. Some folks keep empty capsules and fill them with kratom powder, or you can buy them already full.

Tea

It’s fun to make  kratom tea as a beginner. You might not get it perfect the first time. Give it a couple of trial and errors.

This is what you need:

  • Saucepan with a pouring spout
  • Coffee filter or preferably a strainer
  • Water
  • Your choice of kratom
  • 1 Lemon

    Pour in 1/2 cups of water into a saucepan. Squeeze the lemon juices into your water to extract more alkaloids.
    Bring to a simmer and add kratom. Let the water simmer for about 20 minutes and then remove the saucepan. And at last, grab your finest tea mug and enjoy.
    You can add sweeteners, or honey.

Tinctures

People have been making tinctures for years in order to get the desired effects of herbs.

You can purchase Kratom Tinctures from most kratom retailers. Tinctures are very potent. Make sure to read directions on each bottle to make sure you are not taking too much Kratom.

Smoothies

If you own a blender you can make all kinds of beverages using kratom.
Mix your favorite fruits with coconut milk and add about 3g-4.5g kratom powder. 

Food

Kratom works well with many kinds of foods, sauces, yogurt, cream, or pastries. Make sure you use the right ratio between food and kratom. This is because you want to maintain the taste of your food. The effects are or can be delayed because the alkaloids must be digested first so they can enter the bloodstream.

Tips for a Great Kratom Experience

When you take kratom it is very important that you stay hydrated. The plant will dehydrate you just like coffee. It is in the coffee family. Water is key to life and a great kratom experience. 

When you start using kratom you will notice that every strain is different.

Some strains are similar and work best on an empty stomach. With other strains, you should eat before so you don’t feel nauseous or other unpleasant side effects.

Another underrated tip is to take a walk after you consume the plant.

Walking improves blood flow so all the alkaloids get transported properly throughout your whole system. You will also feel and experience the effects faster and longer.

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS NEVER A GOOD THING!
Please start slowly when taking Kratom. A starter dose is usually around 1-2 grams of Kratom powder. After 30 min of taking your first dose, you can take more. Your body's natural reaction to taking too much kratom is an upset stomach and vomiting. So please use good judgement and start slowly. 



Kratom Blends available at Charlotte CBD:

Purple Rain

A Blend of white and brown (Namda) kratom leaves is our NEWEST Kratom strain available. White leaves provide long lasting energy, and brown (a fermented red strain) give the consumer mild pain relief, and slight euphoria.

Avalanche

A blend of White Maeng Da, White Hulu Kapuas, and Ultra Rare Thai.  Avalanche is our most energetic blend available. With three different white strains, expect nothing but pure energy.

 

Krato ♡ Love

A blend of White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and Ultra Rare Thai. Very euphoric and energizing blend with a nice additional green strain, added for anxiety relief.

Elf Magic

A blend of Ultra Premium Bali, Red Maeng Da,and Royal Red Bali.  A blend of three red strains made to be the most relaxing blend around.

Good Vibes

A blend of Ultra Premium Bali, Red Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and Super Green Malaysian. Good Vibes is a two red, and two green strain blend; it is extremely relaxing and great for anxiety relief. 

Rendezvous

A blend of Royal Red Bali, Ultra Rare Thai, and NamDa. A very relaxing blend of three strains. One being a red strain for peace and relaxation, with white for focus, and brown for chronic pain relief.

Satisfaction Tea

A blend of Green Maeng Da, White Maeng Da, and Super Green Malaysian. This strain helps with angst and nervousness. Two green strains for anxiety, and one white for a nice bit of energy.

Trippy Hippie

A blend Triple Threat (Red, Green, and White Maeng Da) and Happy Hippie (Red Maeng Da and Nam Da) . A completely euphoric experience mixed with two blends and four strains. Ultimate pain relief and bliss.

Sunshine

A blend of Ultra Rare Thai, White Hulu Kapuas, White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da (this mix is called EXPLOSION) mixed with NamDa! This NEW STRAIN BLEND is known for it’s Ultra Calm and Steady Energy with added NamDa for Balance!

Starry Night

A complete relaxing experience blend with nothing but TWO STRONG RED STRAINS! Red Maeng Da and Ultra Premium Bali give you maximum pain relief, and relaxation.  The Best Strain we have for SLEEP!

Victory Experience

A blend of White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and NamDa. Experience victory. This is one of the best euphoric strains we carry, very popular for it’s anxiety relief and energy for people who have things to do.

*Triple Threat

A blend of Red Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and White Maeng Da. This blend is a mixture of all the Maeng Das. Very strong and very engerzing. Great for pain relief, and anxiety. Our most popular blend.

Disclaimer: By purchasing our products you agree that you are aware and in compliance with your local county, state, or federal regulations. Must be 21 years or older to purchase Kratom. Charlotte CBD does not ship to the following cities or states: Sarasota, Vermont, Wisconsin, San Diego, Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Jersey County Illinois, Union County Mississippi, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Denver Colorado.

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