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Kratom Capsules

Kratom Capsules

Whether you’re someone new to the world of kratom or an experienced kratom connoisseur, it’s worthwhile to learn more about kratom capsules. Of the many ways of working with this Southeast Asian herb, kratom capsules are often  overlooked in favor of the whole dried kratom leaf or loose powder which many people are more familiar with. However, trying kratom in capsules is one of the easiest and quickest ways to work with this herb: it provides a measured amount, eliminating the messy, time-consuming process of measuring the loose powder. Plus, kratom capsules are portable and now come in all the most popular strains of kratom, making it easier for the newcomer to experience the benefits of this herb.

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee. In its native Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia, it can grow up to 50 meters tall, with large green oval leaves that have either white or red central veins. This distinction is important because different strains of kratom are distinguished as white-vein or red-vein varieties, which can have different effects. Kratom leaves contain over 25 identified chemical compounds; the main active compounds are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. In indigenous areas, kratom has been used mainly as an energizer similar to coffee, but with longer lasting and gentler effects. It’s remained popular among farmers and other manual laborers who believe it gives them energy for physical work and and improves mood. Kratom is also traditionally used as an analgesic, anti-diarrheal, sleep aid, aphrodisiac, and to improve mental focus.

While traditionally kratom leaves are made into a quid and chewed, you can now buy kratom as a finely powdered leaf, liquid extract, resin, and in capsules. However, it can be tricky to know how to properly use kratom capsules. I made an earlier post about how kratom capsules are ineffective when taken by mouth; instead, the point of kratom capsules is to allow you to easily select a pre-measured amount of kratom powder you want to work with.

Why Use Kratom Capsules?

We know many people are more used to working with kratom as a powder or even the whole dried leaf, but if you give kratom capsules a chance, we know you’ll see their benefits! Not only are the capsules very portable, they are pre-measured so you know exactly how much you have to work with and can easily adjust the amount up or down. No more messing with digital scales and loose powder, trying to burn tough dry leaves, or worrying about using too much or too little! Plus, now you can get some of the most popular strains of kratom in capsule form, like the relaxing Red Vein Borneo or premium Maeng Da, so there’s no reason not to check them out.

Things to Watch Out For:

Of course, the downside of kratom capsules is that you hand control of the product more firmly to the vendor. This just means it’s even more important than before to find a quality kratom vendor you trust! As kratom becomes more popular, too often there is a rush to the market by unscrupulous vendors who try to hide the inferiority of their kratom by selling it as an anonymous powder. These vendors may try to stretch their kratom with filler ingredients, resulting in an impure product with lessened or absent effects. Even worse are vendors that cut their kratom with synthetic painkillers, which can actually be harmful. For example, a product called “Krypton Kratom” was recently outed as a mixture of caffeine and O-desmethyltramadol, a synthetic opiate with 200 times the opioid binding activity of morphine. That’s right—not only was there NO kratom in this product, it contained an opiate stronger than morphine! Unfortunately, in this Wild West environment, the burden is often on the buyer to find a reputable kratom vendor.

Luckily, there are reliable ways to find the best online kratom vendors. When searching for quality kratom capsules, make sure to look for vendors that provide ingredient lists and information about the specific strain(s) of kratom in their products. Even better, look for independent reviews and see what a vendor’s customers have to say. There’s more and more information out there for the discerning customer who knows how to find it; with a little effort, you can find the kratom capsules that meet your needs!

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