You may have noticed that we carry a product in our store called "Kratom". A lot of you might already know what Kratom is but we feel a majority of people don't. Our goal is to inform you on what Kratom is; things to consider before taking Kratom and the difference between CBD and Kratom.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asian that is cultivated for it's leafs. Each strain of Kratom contains different rich properties of flavonoids and alkaloids. These rich properties are normally found in fruits and vegetables that we eat. Mitragyna speciosa, better known as Kratom comes in different strains. Each strain has different concentrated properties and are know for their names. In addition, there are 3 different strains that we feel are essential to know:
Green Maeng Da
This is a top-shelf Kratom product. Green Maeng Da has high active flavonoids and alkaloids properties. It is grown in Southeast Asia and and a well loved product among our Kratom users. It is available in capsules or powdered form.
Red Maeng Da
Another strain of Kratom is Red Maeng Da that has highly active flavonoids and alkaloids. It is also grown in Southeast Asia and a very popular strain among Kratom users. You can also find Red Maeng Da in capsules or powdered form.
White Maeng Da
A more versatile strain of Kratom is White Maeng Da. It is well-known for having high amounts of flavonoids and alkaloids compared to other strains of Kratom. It is also grown in the Southeast Asia region and very popular due to it's rich properties. You will also be able to find this strain in capsules or powdered forms.
Differences Between CBD and Kratom
There are many differences between CBD and Kratom. The first major difference is where it's sourced from. Our CBD is grown in the U.S while Kratom is grown in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. This is because Kratom grows best in tropical warm climates. CBD belongs to the Hemp family while Kratom belongs to the coffee bean family.
CBD contains rich properties such as CBDA, CBG, CBN, THC etc. Kratom contains different rich properties such as Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. It is important to note that Kratom's compounds interact with the body’s opioid receptors similar to morphine and codeine. CBD is legal in every state of the U.S but Kratom has restrictions in certain states and counties.