Kratom is indigenous to therain forests of South East Asia, mainly Thailand and Malaysia. It is a large tree that can be astall as 15 meters. Over 25 alkaloids have been isolated from kratom, the most important beingmitragynine. In addition to being used as a narcotic drug in its own right, it is often used as asubstitute for opium when opium is unavailable, or to moderate opium addiction. As mitragyninesuppresses opiate withdrawal, kratom is said to be a (temporary) cure for opium addiction. A smallminority of users use kratom to prolong sexual intercourse.
Over recent years, kratom has becomevery popular and is available all over the internet. However, the quality of the different productssold as extracts varies a lot. This product puts an end to the confusion, because it is the firststandardized extract and its quality is guaranteed. It is superior to any other kratom product, easyto ingest because it is a very fine powder and active from around 1 gram
Effects come on within five to ten minutes after use, and last for 4 to 6 hours.Kratom has both stimulating and relaxing qualities as if chewing coca leaves and smoking opiumsimultaneously. Some sources say that it is a stimulant in lower doses, becoming sedative in higherdoses. The dominant effects seem to be similar to opiate drugs, including analgesia, roughlycomparable in strength to codeine. Unlike opiates, mitragynine does not appear to cause nausea orvomiting. The feeling has been described as happy, strong, and active, with a strong desire to dowork. Other effects of mitragynine are local anesthesia and central nervous system depression. Heavyuse can result in a prolonged sleep.
Kratom Standardized extract is active from under 1 gramand can be mixed with any liquid (hot water, or a milk shake, for example). Use 0.5 grams for a mildeffect, and up to 1.5 gram for strong effects.
Usage of kratom in high dosages may bemildly addictive. Acute side effects include dry mouth, loss of appetite and constipation. Sideeffects from long term use include anorexia and weight loss, insomnia, and a darkening of the skin,particularly on the cheeks.