Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What is Kratom?


At KratoMart, our goal is to provide unbiased information on kratom and provide our loyal readers reliable sources in which they can obtain the "Speciosa" plant.


What is Kratom?It seems that as the kratom revolution continues to progress more people are exponentially curious about what is so special about the plant scientifically known as Mitragyna Speciosa.

Kratom has been used all over the world for centuries as toilers in Southeast Asia chewed its leaves to endure the long strenuous hours in the fields. This may sound familiar to stories you have heard about the coffee plant...but this is much different. The primary difference between the two is that there are multiple strains of kratom that each produce their own unique effect. It is important to do your research before determining which strain may be the best for you.

Most people who end up visiting this site has probably heard that kratom has amazing pain relieving properties with little to no side effect. Over the past decade millions of people have been affected by the takeover of opiate prescription medication and have turned to a life of misery and helplessness. This is a huge reason why kratom's popularity has ignited over the past couple of years. People in the Western world have finally been blessed with this gift of natural remedy that won't leave them addicted and in despair.

Our guides will inform you on the forms and uses of kratom and will help you make a decision that fits your lifestyle and personal needs. This is only the beginning of wholesome world who uses herbal remedies to assuage every day troubles.

Monday, May 23, 2016

How to Take Kratom

If you decide you are going to buy and use Mitragyna Speciosa, there are a few things you will want to know. On top of the fact that there are hundreds of different strains stemming from the variety and region in which they are grown, there are multiple ways to actually use the plant.

We are going to talk about a few common methods in which kratom is consumed that you may find beneficial. Hundreds of years ago and even in some cases recent time, Mitragyna Speciosa has just been chewed in full leaf form by Southeast Asian natives. Kratom in its natural state can produce the same effects that these new Western techniques can. The problem is that there are better methods to use the plant to get the most potential out of your product.

How to Take KratomTo begin, we will talk about the raw form..or at least the least processed form; Kratom Leaves.

We have already talked about chewing kratom leaves in their raw form. Unfortunately, most of the time you will not be able to find fresh full leaves on the internet since these products are shipped all of the way from Southeast Asia. You will find dried kratom leaves though. Typically, this is an unprocessed as you find will and is the most versatile depending what you want to do with your Mitragyna Speciosa. Kratom leaf is great because you know there has not been any alternations and you can do as you please. Those who buy the leaf form online will usually crush it into powder to make capsules or stuff it in teabags to make kratom tea.

The second most common form that you will see available for purchase online is kratom powder. Like the leaf form, there is an abundance of uses that the powder has. You can easily convert powder into capsules and can simply mix it up in your favorite beverage. If you are a diary lover, we even have a great recipe for a kratom tea milkshake which masks most of the unpleasant flavor of the plant.

Kratom capsules are probably our favorite way to use Mitragyna Speciosa. Capsule form makes for easy consumption and easy dosing being that each capsule contains roughly 0.5 grams of the plant. Being that kratom's potency can change so drastically from each supply it is important not to over consume. Check out our dosage guide to get an idea of what range you may want to take to get the effect you most desire.

For many of you that don't have access to a capsule maker and sit at home with the leaf form we wanted to provide a guide on how to take kratom. If you are not brewing a tea or crushing into powder, kratom is best taken using the "Toss & Wash" method. Although there are recipes and methods to make the plant taste better, most users complain that the plant's taste are fairly bitter and unpleasant. We will tell you how to minimize and even eliminate any negativity associated with taking kratom.

Toss & Wash Technique

Step 1: Fill a small glass (approximately 2 pints) about a quarter full of water (for an average dose, if you take high doses you may need a bit more water).

Step 2: Decide how much kratom you wish you take and separate them into 3.5 gram (approximately) piles. If you are taking more than 3.5 grams separate into multiple piles or put into equal piles (i.e. if you take 5 grams, separate into 2-2.5 gram piles)

Step 3: Try to eliminate any excess saliva in your mouth. Place first pile of kratom onto the middle to back side of your tongue.

Step 4: Quickly drink your quarter glass of water letting the kratom leaf hit the back of your throat and swallow.

Step 5: Repeat for each 3.5 gram of pile that you have.

If you follow these steps, you will eliminate most of the bitter taste that most experience when taking kratom. Once you become proficient at this technique, you should have close to zero taste of the plant. Even though the leaf is on your tongue, you will not sense the flavor on your taste buds until mixed with saliva or water. By effectively letting the water wash the plant material to the back of your throat, you should have little to no taste.

This is just one method when using kratom it its leaf form. That natural taste of Mitragyna Speciosa is quite unpleasant, but there are plenty of ways to get it to reach its potential. Camellia sinesis (the evergreen shrub used for centuries to make tea) is bitter as well before being brewed. If you want a more enjoyable method of consumption be sure to check out our recipes or methods on how to use kratom!




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Is Kratom Legal?

Those who are interested in buying kratom worry that they may be falling into a legal trap based upon the propaganda generated by the media. Mainstream news outlets have depicted Mitragyna Speciosa as a "dangerous drug" and an "epidemic" when there are truly legitimate uses for it. Unfortunately, there are some who abuse the plant and cause concern for its legal status.

Kratom is currently uncontrolled federally in the United States. This means that you cannot be prosecuted for buying or selling it. Mitragyna Speciosa is however, controlled on a state level.

Here is a list of the states that currently have kratom listed as a controlled substance:

Indiana
Tennessee
Vermont
Arkansas
Alabama
Wisconsin

As strong proponents for the legality of kratom, we are standing up for the right to continue using this plant for the healing powers it is capable of. Like other substances (including caffeine), there is a potential for abuse and Mitragyna Speciosa should be used with care. We hope that the plant will not be outlawed before legislature really figures out what it is all about. Help fight for kratom and stay safe.

Kratom is illegal for purchase and sale in states that are highlighted in grey in the map below:

Is Kratom Legal?



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kratom Dosing and Effects - How much Kratom should you take?

Anyone trying kratom for the first time should be aware of how it will affect you and what doses should be taken. Experienced users have tailored their intake based upon desired effects, but new users can be left confused and discouraged. Kratom is a substance that can be overdone or even underdone. Achieving your personal desired effects is almost certain if you follow our kratom dosing guide.
Kratom Dosing

Like other substances, this chart is for general purposes and it can affect individuals differently. Always err on the side of caution when using kratom. These dosages are for oral consumption ONLY. Please read about the other forms of kratom for other dosing guides.

Premium Kratom - "Normal" grade sold

Weak: 1.5 - 4 grams

Mild:  3.5 - 6.5 grams

Moderate: 5 - 12 grams

Strong:  9 - 16 grams

Intense:  14 - 28 grams

Try at Your Own Risk:  28 - 36 grams


Extra Potent Kratom - "2nd Tier" grade sold (Will be labeled as concentrated)

Weak: 0.75 - 2.75 grams

Mild:  2.5 - 4 grams

Moderate:  3.5 - 7.5 grams

Strong:  6.5 - 10.5 grams

Intense:  9 - 18 grams

Try at Your Own Risk:  18 - 23 grams


Kratom Extract - Super Concentrated 

Weak:  0.5 - 1.25 grams

Mild:  0.75 - 2.25 grams

Moderate: 2 - 4.5 grams

Strong:  3.5 - 7 grams

Intense:  5 - 9 grams

Try at Your Own Risk:  9 - 11.5 grams



Key for the levels of strength:

Weak:  Just crossing the threshold of effect. Very minimal and can be unnoticeable.

Mild:  Stimulating Effects - A very "clear" and "clean" caffeine buzz.

Moderate:  Can have stimulating effects, but push into the threshold of euphoric, sedative, and pain killing.

Strong:  Sedative and strong pain killing (analgesic). Euphoric level. This is where frequent recreational users tend to stay at. Also a good level if substituting for opioid pain killers.

Intense:  Same effects as the "Strong" categories, but MUCH more "intense". This level is usually too strong for most people. Not recommended for first time users and people with little tolerance.

Try at Your Own Risk:  As stated in the name..be vary wary of using these doses. Although kratom is not known for having an overdose potential, there is no need to overdue it. You should be able to achieve your desired effect at one of the levels provided above this one. This level is typically for those who need kratom for pain every day and have built up a solid tolerance over time, usually for extreme chronic pain.