September 30th is National Kratom day, celebrating the plant that has been used by many for centuries for its therapeutic effects. Kratom has been gaining popularity in recent years, as more people are seeing the wide variety of benefits this distant relative of the coffee plant provides.
What is kratom?
Kratom, given its scientific name, mitragyna speciosa more than 200 years ago by Dutch Botanist Pieter Willem Korthals, is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. Found within the same family as the coffee plant, kratom has been traditionally used to relieve chronic pain and boost energy. The characteristics of kratom strains largely depend on environmental factors including the country of origin, the altitude at which it’s grown, and the exposure to elements like moisture, rain, and sunlight. Kratom leaves have three different vein colors; red, green, and white, which produce different effects.
Traditionally, kratom leaves have been chewed or brewed in tea, but, in the last half of the 19th century, kratom leaves began to be dried, cured, and ground to produce powder, capsules, extracts, beverages, and edibles.
How kratom can help.
The versatility of the kratom plant and its strains provides a wide variety of useful potential benefits for people across all walks of life.
- Fitness - Many fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes have added kratom to their daily routines, as it may provide a boost of energy and focus, and potentially help relieve chronic pain. White strains, like Korthals' Collection No. 124 White Borneo Powder are often used as a part of pre-workout routines.
- Focus - In smaller doses, kratom may boost brain function and increase energy for a stronger, more sustained focus on the task at hand. That’s why more people are turning to kratom products over coffee or energy drinks when they’re trying to hit a deadline. Extracts like Korthals' Collection No. 265 Kratom Extract may help increase focus and enhance your mood.
- Mood - In larger doses, some kratom strains can potentially produce a euphoric effect, provide an inner calm, aid in sleep, and produce a positive boost in mood. Products like the Korthals' Collection No. 387 Caffeine + Ginseng Kratom Chocolate Bar allow you to control how much of an effect you feel, one square at a time.
How do I pick the right product?
With so many kratom products on the market, it can be a challenge to find the right approach for your needs. It’s important to understand the strains and their effects before making your selection. It’s also important to find a brand and seller you can trust. CBD Kratom is dedicated to providing only the highest quality strains, backed with knowledge and support.
Let us be your guide.
Stop by one of our stores today and speak to an expert. Our Doyens are knowledgeable and trained to help you find the right product to fit your unique needs. You can also schedule one-on-one time with a CBD Kratom expert from the comfort of your home.