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Question - Does anyone know wh

Question - Does anyone know why the finely ground powder is so much more efficient than the fresh leaves or the tea?

It seems I need very little mixed in with the cocoa to help with the pain. I'm using 1/2 tsp right now which is a good 4-5 hours of pain relief.

And I finally experienced constipation. Since the powder is so fine, I can't use a strainer. It dissolves completely in hot water like the cocoa powder.

I didn't think about the fact I was consuming the actual leaf particles. When I used fresh leaves, I spit out the material after it turned to a paste.


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Kratom -- The Latest Thinking

Kratom -- The Latest Thinking on this Herb from Dr. McCurdy

Here is a new article, just published yesterday, that may signal a possible future direction in the legal path of the herb, kratom.

Actually, there were hints that turning the rough natural herb -- a varied mixture of perhaps 40 different alkaloids -- into a standardized, laboratory-processed product in order to persuade the FDA to stop raising objections to kratom's legality back in 2016, when we at the American Kratom Association were fighting to keep the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency from placing it in Schedule 1 and off-limits to the growing number of Americans.

Ironically, this effort to ban kratom came during the height of the U.S. struggle to reduce opioid drug addiction, with kratom being an inexpensive, legally-available product that was widely being used to wean opioid and other prescription drug users from pharmaceutical and illicit drugs.

It is very curious that, by contrast, the cannabis market in the United States, has taken a different approach. While the complex herbal marijuana is on sale at state regulated dispensaries for mostly medicinal use (and increasingly for recreational use), growers have been allowed to increase drastically the percentage of THC (the psychoactive alkaloid in cannabis) and decrease the levels of the CBD-related compounds to negligible levels.

It is amusing that cannabis has become a far-more intoxicating herb in its march toward becoming a nationally-accepted "drug of choice", while kratom -- which always struck me as having little psychoactive effects at moderate dosages -- now seems destined to eventually be "sanitized" in the laboratory by trying to remove the slight amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine found in the natural herb.

It goes unmentioned in the above-linked article that, even if the more habit-forming alkaloid is removed (at some added expense for the consumer), the consumer's body can still turn the primary kratom alkaloid Mitragynine into 7-hydroxymitragynine!

How interesting!

Please support my sponsor, Christopher's Organic Botanicals, which provides consumers AKA-certified cGMP kratom, with each batch tested for Mitragynine, 7-Hydroxymitragynine, but also Speciogynine, and Paynantheine.

Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, there has so far been no research done on the possible use of kratom in its traditional application for helping to control blood sugars. With diabetes being so prevalent in the USA, this would seem to be another factor -- if proven in clinical testing -- to support the legality of this promising herb. (Ah, but first the pharmaceutical monopoly's objections would need to be overcome!)

Continue reading "Kratom -- The Latest Thinking on this Herb from Dr. McCurdy"

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New article by UF’s Dr.&n

New article by UF’s Dr. McCurdy. 

https://theconversation.com/kratom-what-science-is-discovering-about-the-risks-and-benefits-of-a-controversial-herb-152677

Implies that freshly picked leaves may have less abuse potential due to the lack of 7-hydroxymitragynine. 

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Hello everybody. I wanna ask somethin in order to improve my business.
What do you want from a kratom vendor in Indonesia beside the cheap prices?

What kind of method that make you more believe to vendor? (videocall, phone, etc)

Please let me know, so we can always upgrading our skill to have a business in the future. 

Thank you!

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Botanical Tea Talk & Vendor Reviews
kratom from west kalimantan ok

kratom from west kalimantan oke

vendor kratom
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There is something to be said

There is something to be said for the improved sleep patterns. After being off for three days, my restless sleep patterns returned.

After one day of using the powder as a tea, I slept longer, had a much deeper sleep and I woke up refreshed.

I noticed that the powder mixed with hot water better than the cocoa did, which I thought was interesting.

Was a coffee grinder used to create the finer particles?

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I've noticed my pain level jum

I've noticed my pain level jump dramatically over the last three days since I'm not taking fresh leaves.

The tea is OK, but there isn't near enough strength in the tea as the fresh leaves.

My blood pressure and the BPM has risen.

There was some odd sensations on Sunday, but by Monday it had cleared up. I'm guessing that it was a bit of a withdrawal because I had been on fresh leaves for ten days.

My sleep has been restless and I'm waking up earlier than I want to, so I'm getting less sleep. I'm having trouble falling asleep again, which was a problem previously.

I haven't been able to adjust the tea to a level that I need, so its been difficult to maintain that comfort level I had with fresh leaves.

I also haven't tried the powder yet. I might get better results with it.

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Question: What happens if I 't

Question: What happens if I 'top' my kratom plant short?

 Answer:  You'll possibly get a double trunked bushy kratom.... and during the summer, it will even have lots of leaves too! a nice thick bush. Easier for me to pick leaves from 😀
🔥Inflamably yours🔥 🌲...Petey🧙‍♂️Pyro...🌲
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        &n

         Are kratom leaves like tangerines?

  Has anybody try old reddish lightly frosted leaves? Reds are associated with potency of mitragynines in kratom. The veins get redder as they get older, and mitragynines  accumulate in them from the stems. Well, tangerines get sweeter as the cold weather drives remaining sugars from the roots and stems into the fruit.  

  Time for an experiment to see. Tea time at 4:20 pm. .....

   let's try reddish mature leaves vs. regular red... veined ones....  (to be cont'd)

🔥Inflamably yours🔥 🌲...Petey🧙‍♂️Pyro...🌲
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I tried the tea this morning a

I tried the tea this morning and to cut the bitterness I mixed it with hot cocoa mix. It turned out really good and not too sweet, not too bitter.

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