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What is kratom? Is it safe? How is it sold? Why purchase our kratom? We know you have tons of questions but fear not, we are here to help! Below are some common frequently asked questions regarding kratom and what we offer at The Kava Konnection.
What is kratom?
Kratom, otherwise known as mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree indigenous to Southeast Asia. Unlike kava, where the roots are used to produce an effect, with kratom it is the leaves that are used. While kratom is still growing in popularity in the United States, it has documented usage in Southeast Asian culture dating back hundreds of years.
What is the effect?
Kratom is an incredibly unique plant that actually features a variety of potential effects depending on the strain. Historically kratom was consumed by Southeast Asian field workers to increase strength and stamina while working long hours on their feet. Aside from this, fans of kratom have found that it can be very beneficial for pain management, energy, mood enhancement, sleep, and even improved libido.
Is it safe?
Kratom has been quite popular in the news as of late with a lot of controversy surrounding it. So what is the deal, is it safe or not? While there haven’t been many documented scientific studies showing either side, the anecdotal evidence from kratom advocates speaks volumes - kratom consumers across the board have spoken out on how it has helped improve their lives and liberated them of their various ailments. So why the controversy? Advocates speculate that it is partially due to kratom’s effectiveness in addition to the inability for pharmaceutical companies to profit off of it. Thankfully there are also advocates in the scientific community that do see medicinal value in kratom, like Dr. McCurdy at the University of Mississippi. Take from all of this what you will, but the consensus of those who have tried kratom have found that it is a much safer alternative than most available options. All of this said, with any herb or alternative remedy individuals should consult their doctor first and avoid if pregnant, nursing, or on medications with potential for interaction.
wait, Kratom hot Chocolate?
You read that right! Here at The Kava Konnection there are many options for take-home kratom and for it to be enjoyed in the bar. For take-home we offer a multitude of strains in various sizes along with the option for any of our house made beverages to be taken to go. Regarding beverages, we offer everything from kratom hot chocolate to cranberry apple kratom tea. While it isn’t necessarily a bad flavor, some find that it is best enjoyed when combined with other flavors.
So, why purchase our kratom?
As with anything here at The Kava Konnection, quality is of the upmost importance. All of our kratom is lab tested and pure leaf derived. We purchase all of our kratom through a single trustworthy wholesaler that operates out of a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility which is an industry rarity.