Originally from Southeast Asia, Kratom is a tropical tree or plant from the coffee family that natives have consumed due to the leaves causing stimulant effects and a sedative effect on people.
Kratom leaves are typically is what is used to gain the desired effect. Some people make tea from the leaves or cook with them, while in the US, where it is legal except from 6 specific states, they’re more likely to be found as a capsule or powder.
Albeit that it’s legal in most states, it’s essential to know that this drug hasn’t been trialed and tested like others by the FDA advisory, so some things are still unknown about this drug or if there are any deadly risks from taking it or if there are withdrawal symptoms when you’ve taken high doses.
Also, no clinical trials have taken place with this drug as it’s not yet a controlled substance due to the opioid-like effects. It’s always best to speak to a health care provider first to avoid any severe adverse outcomes for using psychoactive substances. If you do take too much, it can behave similarly to opioid drugs.
You’ve likely heard, seen, or even experienced buying different ‘strains’ of Kratom, known primarily by their colors (red, yellow, white, green, and so on). But to your surprise, you may have opened your product to see a greenish powder that wasn’t red or white at all. So what gives powdered Kratom the colors?
Kratom strains are named by the color of the veins on the leaves it is harvested and processed from. These color-coded names define the amount, concentration, and types of alkaloids present in the powder (these are the compounds that elicit Kratom’s effects when consumed).
However, the difference in the color of the actual powder when processed is minimal. All kratom powder will be some shade of green, with hues of brown, yellow, or red mixed in. White Kratom tends to be a lighter color green, but not always.
What does Kratom smell like?
The aroma of kratom powder is typically mild and is usually described as an earthy botanical smell. Similar to leaves or fresh-cut grass by kratom users.
Flavor / Taste
Kratom tastes much like it smells. Organic, earthy, and leafy/botanical. With one significant difference. Although Kratom may smell mild, its taste is anything but. This is normal and a reflection of the alkaloid potency of the preparation. The bitterness is a bit much for many consumers, requiring that the powder is mixed with or prepared in drinks, food, or even in capsules as dietary supplements where it is better tolerated.
That said, some individuals enjoy the bitterness of this psychoactive drug in low doses. If you are a fan of stout bitter coffee or tea, you may find that it’s not all that unpleasant.
A good kratom powder preparation will be consistent and free from any large pieces of leaves. Our premium kratom powder is artfully prepared and organically processed, ensuring each bag is a consistent, ultra-fine powder, perfect for a wide range of uses of kratom products.
Kratom powder is the most potent formulation of Kratom on the market. However, the potency of each blend depends on the region it was grown in, processing methods, and strain or ‘vein’ of Kratom used to make the powder.
The potency is measured by the type of vein/strain, which offers certain qualities and concentrations of alkaloids.
Kratom powder contains over 20 known active compounds. But just two of these are what is considered responsible for eliciting its desired effects: mitragynine and 7-a- hydroxymitragynine.
These and other alkaloids have been found in research to interact with the body’s natural opioid receptors, acting via this and other physiological mechanisms to produce desired effects.
What are the Effects of Kratom Powder?
Kratom powder is rich in naturally occurring alkaloids found in the leaves of the Southeast Asian tree. It comes from as being natural drugs. These alkaloids are potent compounds capable of eliciting a myriad of desirable effects in the body and offer decreased pain for users who want pain management.
Both MitragynineMitragynine and 7-hydroxymitraynine are biologically and physiologically active when consumed.
Although more research is needed, both indigenous natives of Malaysia and Thailand and modern-day consumers report taking kratom tea to ward off fatigue, improve mood and energy levels, increase productivity, soothe strained muscles, and combat chronic pain.
Others note euphoria, sedation, or stimulation depending on the strain and dose. Again, this is subjective based on user experience and their unique biology, so it’s best to get some medical expertise before taking Kratom.
Some studies have suggested the effects of the plant can be felt within 5-15 minutes while remaining active for the following 2-5 hours after drug administration.
However, individual results may vary, and you should always consult with your doctor before starting any new supplement if you’re already on any prescription drugs or dietary change. It may cause health effects with other medicines that are of higher doses.
What are the Benefits of Kratom Powder?
As a powder, Kratom is highly versatile. Kratom powder can be prepared and combined with a broad range of recipes, from food to drink combinations. This makes powder a popular way to enjoy Kratom. From teas and smoothies to dessert dishes and more, the opportunities are endless in low doses for natural medicines.
Kratom powder isn’t just the most readily available way to purchase Kratom, and it is also among the most affordable for pain relief. Powder requires no further processing or added materials (such as with capsules), and this ‘bare bones’ approach to consumption results in reduced costs for the consumer.
What are the Different Types of Kratom Powder?
The region names kratom powder it comes from, the ‘vein’ or strain, or both. Each blend has its unique concentration of active compounds and potency, as well as effects when consumed.