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High Potency Kratom Full Spectrum Isolate Extract (FSIE)

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Two terms that you may come across in your research on Mitragyna Speciosa are “Kratom Isolate” and “Full Spectrum Isolate Extract”. While many vendors use these terms, few offer a complete product description to define them and explain what they are. Furthermore, not all Kratom isolate extracts are made the same. In this article, we will explain the fundamental difference between a single alkaloid isolate and a full spectrum isolate and help you to understand why one of these is greatly favored over the other.

Kratom Isolate

An isolate refers to any type of Kratom product that has been processed in such a way as to remove the alkaloids from the leaf. The effects of the Kratom herb are powered by the nearly 25 alkaloids and 40 total active compounds that have been discovered in the leaves of this tree. Each of these natural alkaloids may contribute to the experience when ingested, but the three main chemicals are mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, and mitraphylline. These substances are unique to Mitragyna plants and they are also known to occur in different amounts across different Kratom strains. This is why some strains may be cited as more stimulating and concentration-enhancing while others are more relaxing, mood-lifting and analgesic in their effects.

The best way to benefit from using the alkaloids is to consume the Kratom leaf as a powder. But you need to consume quite a large amount of this raw leaf powder in order to begin feeling the effects. Typical dosages will fall anywhere from 4 grams to 8 grams at a time. Kratom powder is also known for having a bitter taste and there are some who may feel nauseous or develop stomach discomfort when swallowing this much at a time. As a result, some vendors started offering Kratom isolates that extract the alkaloids from the natural leaves so that you avoid consuming some of the unnecessary plant matter. This means the alkaloids are much more concentrated in the final product so you will require a smaller dosage.

Kratom FSIE

There are quite a few different isolates sold today and they do not all produce the same effects. Some companies will sell isolates of one specific alkaloid such as mitragynine or 7-hydroxymitragynine isolate. Many of these are actually synthetic products and not natural extracts. Other vendors provide non-standardized isolates which do not guarantee the alkaloid content present within. The final type available is known as a Full Spectrum Isolate Extract or Kratom FSIE. This product is a standardized extract which contains the full range of alkaloids present in the Kratom leaf according to their natural proportions.

Full Spectrum Isolates are the only form we recommend. Kratom’s benefits are the result of the harmony and interplay of the 25 identified alkaloids in this special leaf. If you design a product that has an artificially high proportion of any one of these alkaloids, you risk throwing off the balance that nature has produced. This tends to lead to a greater risk of side effects, tolerance and other problems related to abuse. This is especially true with some of the mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine alkaloid isolates on the market. When using full spectrum extracts, these dangers seem to be greatly diminished without reducing the potency.

Should you Use Extracts at All?

Before you rush out to buy Kratom extract online, an often dismissed consideration is whether you should use an extract at all. New users are often attracted to the idea of buying the strongest, highest concentration Kratom products on the market. While there is certainly a time and a place for this, for those users who intend to take it on a regular basis, a lower potency dosage of alkaloids is to be preferred. Isolate extracts will accelerate the process of receptor down-regulation leading to tolerance and sometimes causing individuals to take more than what would be considered a safe dosages. Extracts are also more expensive over the long run. This is why most responsible experienced users will purchase either crushed Kratom leaves or un-enhanced powder.

Where to Purchase Isolate Extracts

If you do decide that you want to try an extract, make sure to not over-use it and plan ahead to give yourself breaks so that your receptors can reset. You can buy Kratom isolate extracts in a few different forms online. The most economical is to purchase powdered full spectrum extracts, but you may decide that capsules are more convenient. There are also liquid tinctures available as well as Kratom resins which are popular among advanced users.

Make sure to be on the lookout for products that over-promise or are not what they say they are. You may see some high potency Kratom extracts advertised as containing 50x or even 100x the alkaloid content of the raw leaf. Any of these pills are not going to be full spectrum isolates due to the physical constrains present in the extraction process. There is an upper limit set at about 20x for the amount of alkaloids that can realistically be extracted from Kratom leaf. Generally, authentic FSIEs will fall between a score of 8x and 15x. Anything higher will not preserve the full spectrum of alkaloids and instead will only isolate some lesser fraction.

Super Fun Cave Review for Getting Kratom Extracts

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Super Fun Cave is a legal high vendor and an online head shop that carries Kratom extracts among other herbal products. They describe themselves as “the premier purveyor of all things adult, including novelties, smoking and concentrate instruments, and a giant selection of mother Earth’s best and brightest ethnobotanicals.” You will find well-known brand names like Kratom Therapy, Captain Kratom, Kaboom Kratom and PEP Kratom sold on their website. They have a number of positive reviews from users online, though they have been blacklisted by one major Kratom vendor review website. Continue reading for our thoughts on whether to purchase from this online store.

Should you purchase Kratom from Super Fun Cave?

Regardless of what you think about Super Fun Cave, their marketing and their customer service, one thing that is clear is that if you purchase your Kratom from this website you can expect to pay more than you would at many other high quality shops. For instance, they carry 4 gram packages of the Captain Kratom 15x extract powder for $31.95. An equivalent 4 gram pack of generic 15x extract sells at Arena Ethnobotanicals for $14.99. Super Fun Cave sells a 15 gram package of Kratom Infusion Maeng Da powder for $29.95 while a similar non-branded product can be purchased from Arena for $22.95 for 30 grams.

The reason for the price difference has to do with the fact that this vendor only supplies branded Kratom extracts and powders. These products are inevitably going to be more expensive than if you were to purchase Kratom solely on the basis of its strain, source and grade. You are paying more for the brand name and marketing. Some people may develop brand loyalty towards a specific company, though in the long run you will end up spending more to receive what is often the same underlying leaf.

Blacklisted by Kratom Association

KratomAssociation.org is a website that maintains a list of certified vendors of Mitragyna Speciosa to advise consumers and pursue the advancement of responsible selling in the industry. They are home to a member base of 13,000+ users and a major component of the online Kratom community. The Kratom Association has decided to blacklist Super Fun Cave as a vendor that you should avoid. Their rationale for this is based on Super Fun Cave’s promotion of Kratom as a legal high and because they sell it alongside imitation illicit drugs.

We are inclined to agree that representing Kratom as a legal high is not appropriate marketing for this natural healing herb. It both encourages potentially irresponsible behavior from a select number of consumers who may abuse it and it makes it more likely that a ban will be passed in the future. The legal status of Kratom in the USA is tenuous at the moment with several states having passed or considering making it an illegal substance. This fight to keep it legal is not helped by the association of Kratom with “getting high” or with other synthetic drugs.

When you instead highlight the natural benefits of this plant for relieving pain symptoms and improving anxiety and depression in a drug-free way, the case for protecting Kratom use is much easier to understand. The majority of individuals who use this herb take it to improve their physical and mental health and use it in dosages that are safe and enhance mental faculties as opposed to dimming them. It ought to be seen as a natural mood supplement and not associated with other drugs that are dangerous and offer no legitimate medical benefits.

As a consumer, your decision to purchase Kratom from one vendor or another is an economic vote for that company’s marketing practices. Unfortunately, if the conversation surrounding this plant is dominated by companies like Super Fun Cave, it is much more likely that we will one day wake up to find Kratom leaves illegal across the USA. For these reasons, we recommend that you buy Kratom from a vendor who specializes in natural herbs and botanicals rather than the Super Fun Cave website.

OPMS Kratom: Review of Capsules and Liquid Effects

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Organically Purified Mitragyna Speciosa – known more commonly as OPMs Kratom – is a leading brand of Kratom extract capsules and tinctures. This brand is revered as one of the strongest available due to its proprietary extraction method. Many reviews posted online cite this as the best Kratom for sale in 2014 with excellent effects for pain relief, anxiety, euphoria and treating addiction. Before buying OPMs Kratom, you should consider the fact that it is more expensive and it may lead to a higher risk of side effects and tolerance than other similar products.

What is in OPMs Kratom?

OPMs is a highly concentrated extract form of Maeng Da Kratom that is sold in either capsule or liquid tincture form. The hallmark of O.P.M.s. Kratom is a specialized extraction process which they say involves high pressured cold water as opposed to the typical hot water or alcohol solvent. This reportedly produces an extract that preserves as much as 95% of the alkaloid content of the leaf. OPMs claims that this “is more than any other known extraction process to date”.

This claim seems to be supported by its many customers who have posted glowing reviews of the product on a number of web communities dedicated to Mitragyna Speciosa. However, there are some missing pieces of information that would be good to know prior to purchasing this extract. Reliable vendors and suppliers should tell you the extraction factor achieved with their Kratom leaf. For example, most extracts will be marked as being 15, 25x or 50x potency but we do not get this information from OPMs. This can make it difficult to know the precise dosage to you.

Buying OPMs Kratom capsules

O.P.M.S. Kratom is also one of the most expensive extract products we have ever seen. On the Kratom-K website you can purchase it in packages of 2 capsules for $14.95 which is an effective price of $7.48 per capsule. Many other high quality extract capsules will sell in the $2 – $4 range each, though again we would need to know the prices extraction factor in order to make an appropriate comparison. The tincture is even more expensive with 8 mL of liquid Kratom selling for $19.95 per bottle. They say that this amount contains the extract alkaloid content of 12 grams of Maeng Da leaf.

Here it is worth noting the economics of purchasing OPMs versus purchasing crushed Maeng Da leaf or powder. You can buy non-extract Maeng Da powder for $22 per ounce which works out to an effective price of $8.80 per 12 grams. That means if we compare directly with the tincture, you are paying almost 2.3x more to buy OPMs liquid extract versus the raw material. For some, this price may be justified for the convenience or the perceived higher strength of OPMs Kratom. But for regular or semi-regular users, it ends up making a lot more sense to buy the cheaper crushed leaves or powder.

Extracts vs Non-Extracts
There seems to be a common misconception in Kratom marketing to suggest that extracts are somehow better or give a stronger effect than unaltered Kratom powder or crushed leaf. This is somewhat misleading: an extract consists simply of the alkaloids from the Kratom leaf that have been removed from some of the plant matter so that they are more concentrated. In other words, if you are using a 15x extract, instead of consuming 7.5 grams of powder, you would only need 500 mg of extract in order to get the same effects.

The effects are not going to be that different (unless the powder has been enhanced with some type of synthetic alkaloid… in which case you want to avoid these products entirely). It’s just that you will need to take a smaller dosage to achieve your desired results. It also makes the packaging process much easier since the average capsule can hold 500 mg of powder. If you were to use regular strength powder, you would need to swallow 15 capsules as opposed to only one for a 15x Kratom extract.

OPMs Review

In closing, we would like to repeat that ratings for this product in the Kratom community have been very positive and there are a number of testimonials online that praise its effects. This should certainly be taken into account when deciding whether to buy OPMs. However, you should also remember that OPMs is a natural non-enhanced extract that is made from Maeng Da leaf. This means you should experience the same effects if you were to use the equivalent amount of Maeng Da powder versus OPMs Kratom capsules. There is also a lot of evidence that using extracts makes it more likely you will develop tolerance to Kratom alkaloids or experience side effects due to excessively high dosages. It may not be worth paying the higher price for this product – especially if you are intended to use it over a long period of time.

One other point that we would like to make is that it is clear that the acronym OPMs Kratom is intended to imply a connection between this leaf and opium. We have some qualms against the marketing of Kratom as a “legal high” or an opioid substitute. It leads to potentially unsafe use of these products and also threatens the future legality of all Kratom. It is more likely to be made illegal if the perception in the general public is that individuals are using it as a drug instead of an herbal health supplement. We would prefer if the marketing of Kratom focused instead on the natural benefits of this plant and did not forge a further connection with opioids.

Note: OPMS Kratom should not be confused with Kratom OPM (Organic Pleasure Management) which is a completely distinct brand of extracts. Of the two, OPMS is the more established brand. The OPM products have largely been stylized to resemble the original, but they are two separate companies. Some vendors have posted warnings about the presence of counterfeit OPMs Kratom in the marketplace and have warned users to always look for the serial and lot numbers printed on the front and back of the authentic packages.

Kratom in Texas – What is the Legal Status?

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Kratom is a natural herb that has been the subject of some controversy lately in a number of US States. That has left many Texas residents wondering whether this beneficial botanical is legal where they live. As of 2014, Kratom powders and extracts are legal in the state of Texas and at the federal level in the United States. That means you can purchase and use it whether you live in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth or any other city in Texas. In this article, we will cover some of the legal complexities of Kratom products and help you decide on where to buy it in your local neighborhood.

Kratom in Texas

Texas is a state that believes in personal liberties and this philosophy is reflected in the current legal status of Kratom. There have been no laws enacted so far to control or restrict the use of this plant or its alkaloids. It is not a scheduled substance and it does not currently seem like the legislature is considering a change to this policy in the near future.

This means that there are no restrictions for consumers as to how much Kratom they can buy, possess, or use. This is as it should be. After all, Kratom is an herb with a great deal of meaningful positive effects. There are many reviews you can read online from people who say it has improved their health and enjoyment of life. It can be used as a natural alternative to prescription pain medications, as an anxiolytic, an anti-depressant, an energy booster and even a concentration aid.

However, do not expect any of the companies you purchase it from to be able to tell you how to use it properly to achieve these benefits. There are limitations in place for companies who wish to sell Kratom on the basis of FDA regulations. At present, Kratom has not been approved as a supplement by the FDA. Suffice it to say, the approval process for a new substance like Kratom would require at least $100 million and the market has up until now been too small to warrant this investment.

What this means is that it cannot be marketed as providing health benefits to its users, even though there is much documented evidence of this fact. The FDA prohibits substances that fall into a grey area like Kratom from being advertised for human consumption. That is why it must be sold as an ethnobotanical or a research compound as opposed to a dietary product. But of course, this FDA ruling does not prevent individuals from experimenting with this herb as they see fit.

Where to Purchase Kratom

There are numerous local stores and smoke shops that sell Kratom powders, capsules and extracts in Texas. A quick search on Google might even find you a retail vendor in your neighborhood that carries it. This is certainly a convenient route to go for many, but we do not recommend it due to the fact that you will almost certainly pay an outrageous mark-up on anything you purchase in a head shop.

The average price per dosage of Kratom leaf in brick and mortar stores will be around $5 – $15 while online you can order the same products at a price per dose of $0.50 to $2.00. Consider the popular OPMs Kratom capsules which sell in many Texas stores in packages of two for $15.95 each. Equivalent non-branded products can be purchased online for a fraction of this price.

Other concerns with buying locally can include limited selection, stale products and low quality. These outfits tend to target the “legal high” crowd and invest more money into branding than developing relationships with the best quality Kratom farms and cultivators in Asia. We prefer to steer individuals towards the online botanical retailers that may use less flashy packaging, but will offer you better quality at lower prices. Many of these stores will also ship to Texas either for free or at very low prices that may even compete with your gas costs.

Kratom-K Review: Is This Vendor Trustworthy?

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Kratom-K.com has become a go-to destination for anyone looking to buy Kratom online. This California-based company has distinguished themselves by providing a large marketplace which offers almost all of the popular extract Kratom brands sold today. While their unbranded Kratom capsules and powders are slightly more expensive than other vendors, they do carry the largest selection of strains and products compared to any other store online. User reviews on quality and customer service are consistently positive as well.

Kratom-K Review

Kratom-K is an ethnobotanical retailer operated by Nine2Five LLC in Oceanside, California. Their model appears to be to operate as an Amazon-like hub for the sale of Kratom products, bringing together a wide range of brands, extracts and types of leaves along with consumer reviews. You can also purchase other medicinal herbs from them including Salvia, Amanita Muscaria (Fly Agaric), Ayahuasca, Kava Kava and moe. They are popular for offering free shipping on all orders over $75 and for accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.

The list of Kratom strains you can buy is indeed extensive and there are many varieties you can find here that you may have trouble finding elsewhere. They sell three different Bali strains as well as Red, White and Green Borneo strains, Green Malay Kratom, three types of Maeng Da, an Indo Kratom, Sumatran strains, Thai, Vietnam, Bentuangie and Riau Kratom leaves. They also carry several blends, a host of extracts such as Golden Reserve, UEI Kratom, Full Spectrum Isolate Extract, several liquid tinctures, 20x resin, and Kratom tea bags. Finally, you can also purchase many of the top-selling branded Kratom products from popular names such as Captain Amsterdam, Kratom Infusion, and Kratom Therapy to more obscure extracts like XXX Kratom, White Rabbit Kratom, and Club 13.

Pricing & Buying

The wide-ranging selection truly is the trademark of Kratom-K with no other vendor coming close. It will allow even the most discriminating of consumers to find something that suits their needs. They also regularly add in new vendors and stock to prevent anyone from getting bored too easily. Prices across the board are generally on par with other vendors, though if you are not interested in branded Kratom and want to purchase the plain leaf or powder, you can usually find better deals if you are willing to shop around a bit. As illustration, they sell 28 grams of Red Vein Thai Kratom powder for $20.95 while you can purchase 30 grams of the same strain from Arena Ethnobotanicals for $13.99. (That being said, there are some strains for which Kratom-K offers cheaper prices than Arena such as the Vietnam strain capsules.)

We have one criticism to raise regarding Kratom-K which has to do with the fact that they carry products marketed and sold more as legal highs than herbal health supplements. However, this is indeed more of a criticism of the promotional tactics for some of the “head shop” brands as opposed to a direct reflection of the philosophy of Kratom-K. In general, we would prefer if this website and others did not stock these products and particularly those sold by Mayan Kratom and Lucky Kratom in order to protect the public image of this herb. The former of these companies is owned and operated by a convicted felon and the latter is owned by an individual who was recently charged in an alleged assassination plot (I kid you not) pursued against the owner of the former company. The industry as a whole would be better off if these vendors were not associated with the public reputation of Kratom users.

Conclusion
On the whole, if you do decide to purchase your Kratom powders or extracts from Kratom-K.com, you can rest assured that this is a respected company with many fans in the world of experienced users. The products they carry are viewed as high quality and with fair pricing. In addition, they have developed a reputation for fast shipping and good customer dealings. If you have had any experiences shopping with this online vendor, please share your comments and ratings below to help out your fellow Kratom users.

Is Kratom Illegal in Florida?

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The legal status of Kratom is currently up in the air in Florida and the rest of the United States. While this medicinal plant is presently legal in the state of Florida, legislators are eying a ban that could make the alkaloids in the Kratom plant illegal to sell or use. There is already one county in the state that has passed such a ban and others may soon line up to do the same. Should Kratom use be legal? Can you still buy this herb if you live in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville or other major cities in Florida?

Kratom in Florida

Kratom is a natural leaf that comes from the Asian Mitragyna Speciosa plant. It has been used for many thousands of years in medicinal contexts among indigenous Thai populations. As a close relative of the coffee tree, it is not surprising that native people would chew this raw leaf for energy, increased attentiveness and to uplift their mood when engaging in demanding physical labor. Among Southern Thai populations, chewing Kratom was viewed as a sign of having a high work ethic and seen as a desirable trait. The herb can also be used as a natural remedy to alleviate pain symptoms, drug addiction, insomnia and anxiety in a drug-free way.

As of the writing of this article in January 2014, Kratom is legal to possess, purchase and consume under both Florida state law and US federal law. The alkaloids present in the Kratom leaf are not classified as controlled substances which means that you are free to buy and use this herb as you see fit. It is not illegal in any way, shape or form in the state of Florida. You can buy it from some local stores based in Miami or order it online to have it shopped to your location.

However, there is an increasing desire among some groups to have this plant labelled as a kind of “dangerous legal high” and to have it banned both in Florida and across the USA. The matter is not helped by Miami and Orlando media who are insistent upon covering Kratom only from one side and fail to recognize the stories of the many thousands who have derived real medical benefits from its use.

Like many of the plant-based remedies that we accept into our daily lives, using too much Kratom can lead to side effects. Some individuals have experienced dangerous side effects when taking dosages many times higher than the recommended safe amounts for excessively long durations of time. While it is an important role of the government to prevent products from coming to market that pose an egregious risk of abuse and dangerous side effects, characterizing this as the normal response to Kratom use does a disservice to the public.

Of the many thousands of Kratom users in Florida, there have been scant reports of serious adverse effects and in most instances those users were taking either enhanced Kratom products or mixing this leaf with other substances. We urge Floridian users of Kratom to speak to their local representatives to explain the other side of the debate and give voice to the benefits that this herb can provide.

Kratom Ban in Sarasota County

In early January 2014, Sarasota County was the first local government in Florida to introduce a ban on Kratom. Their ban targets vendors of this herb, but also lays out penalties for would-be users calling Kratom a “designer drug”. This is a patent mischaracterization of Kratom since we know it to be a natural substance and not synthetic in nature. Their ban also states that, “Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa korth) is an herbal psychotropic stimulant and opioid substitute with no legitimate medical use”. This shows that they have a fundamental misunderstanding regarding who is using Kratom and why they choose to take it.

Other counties in Florida – such as Pinellas County – have also considered banning this herb and more could follow suit soon. And in one instance, DEA agents acting in Florida seemed to be confused about the legality of this substance themselves. It was reported that they seized a large quantity of Kratom leaves from a vendor that was stocking it legally because they thought it was a controlled substance. This does not bode well for the protection of Kratom users’ rights in the future.

If you want to keep Kratom legal in the state of Florida and across the United States, it is important that you make your vote heard. For now, you can help by using Kratom responsibly and demonstrating to local authorities that this plant is primarily used to increase focus, alleviate fatigue, improve mood and reduce symptoms of pain and anxiety. We need to show Florida that this herb does have legitimate medical benefits and that its users are conscientious individuals who are not interested in using “designer drugs” or “legal highs.” In the end, that will be the best argument for keeping Kratom legal to buy in Florida.

Mayan Kratom Capsules Review and Criminal Charge Concerns

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Mayan Kratom is a vendor with a troubled history in the online Kratom community. According to their own numbers, they claim to be the 3rd largest vendor for the Mitragyna Speciosa herb in the United States. They are stocked by many well-regarded retailers such as Kratom-K and in a number of local stores and headshops. However, the criminal history of the owner of the company along with a recent legal controversy has led many in the community to raise questions about some of this company’s practices. They have also been blacklisted by KratomAssociation forum which maintains a program of certified vendors to recommend to new users.

What is Mayan Kratom?

Mayan Kratom bills itself as an FDA-compliant dietary supplement that contains 100% organic and natural Kratom. We get very little other information from the vendor to tell us about the quality of their product. There is no information on their website regarding the strain, source, vein color or harvesting grade for their leaves.

At KratomOnline.org, we believe that any vendor of Kratom should tell you the origin and vein color of their products before you place a purchase. As experienced users know, this information is vital since different strains such as Red Thai and Green Maeng Da can have vastly different properties and lead to vastly different experiences.

Unfortunately, Mayan Kratom sells only a single generic name leaf with an average cost of $25 per ounce. The only selection you have is between purchasing crushed leaf or capsules and this is roughly twice what you can expect to pay for most other Kratom products. Premium Indo or Bali Kratom will usually sell for $11 or $12 per ounce and only super high-potency strains such as Maeng Da warrant a price over $20 per ounce.

CEO Wesley Todd

Much of the press surrounding this company is generated by its CEO Wesley Todd who has made it his personal mission to promote Kratom as a safer alternative to the dangers of prescription pain pills. In one online post on Forbes, he tells of being in intense pain following a motorcycle accident and becoming dependent on pain medications. Mr. Todd says that after worrying about the potential for lethal side effects as well as the cost of these pain killers, “Finally I found kratom. From the first day I tried kratom I have not eaten another pain pill! Kratom saved my life.”

We certainly applaud his mission and his personal story of success. However, scrutiny into Mayan Kratom was intensified when it was discovered that the owner Wesley Todd was a convicted felon having been charged and found guilty of four separate criminal offenses including one instance of Grand Theft. It seems that since this legal history was discovered, many members of the largest online Kratom forums have begun purchasing their Mitragyna elsewhere and now refuse to patronize this business.

Controversy with Lucky Kratom

Other problems for Mayan Kratom seem to arise from an almost unbelievable assassination plot against its CEO by the owner of arival brand known as Lucky Kratom. According to CBSLocal.com, “Todd’s competitor in Chicago, Lincoln Park resident Michael Pilney, allegedly offered undercover DEA agents seven pounds of cocaine to kill Todd…. Pilney allegedly wanted to maintain his share of the Kratom market, and was upset with Todd because Todd once worked for Lucky Kratom.”

While these matters still remain to be played out in court, there are many in the Kratom community who wonder whether this publicity ultimately damages the brand of this healing herb. Most users of this herb know it as a mentally reviving natural substance with deeply restorative qualities for mood, focus and pain. However, the portrayal in the media is as some sort of dangerous legal opiate high which could not be further from the truth. There is a consensus among users at the KratomAssocation.org forum that Mayan Kratom may be contributing to this negative image both in its marketing and in the actions of its CEO. Have you had experiences with Mayan Kratom capsules or crushed leaf products? Tell us your thoughts and comments below.

Superior Red Dragon Kratom Capsule Reviews, Effects and Experiences

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Superior Red Dragon is a Kratom leaf strain sold by Kratom Therapy that is said to be relaxing, euphoric and sedating. It is available in capsules and powder from online vendors and may even be carried by some local retailers and headshops. Reviews of Red Dragon Kratom are largely mixed with some saying this is simply an expensive version of Red Thai powder with a flashy name for marketing purposes. We have some concerns regarding Kratom Therapy’s promotion of this strain which they claim is “not only the most popular, but is also currently the most sought after strain on the market.” While it has received high scores from some users in terms of potency, this claim is demonstrably false and induces skepticism about the marketing of this product.

What is Red Dragon Kratom?

Kratom Therapy bills its Red Dragon capsules and powder as coming from a private deep jungle plantation that is exclusive to them. They do not provide any other information about where this strain is grown or the harvesting techniques used. According to reviews posted on some of the popular online Kratom forums, the strain likely comes from Thailand and its effects closely mirror those one would expect from a Red Vein Thai leaf. There are some who suggest that there is no difference between Red Dragon and Red Thai save for the brand name.

The effects are described as stimulating while providing a sharpened sense of focus and concentration. It is also said to numb feelings of pain and discomfort while allowing you to still function at high level. At larger doses, the typical Kratom euphoria and “relaxed buzz” will begin to kick in and you will feel all of your worries float away and be replaced by positive thoughts.

Usage

Kratom Therapy states that this product is effective at a dosage of 2 grams which would certainly make it one of the strongest non-extract powders on the market. Even the very high strength Maeng Da powder requires a dosage of 3 grams for the full scope of effects to be observed. Some users do seem to support this claim with one reviewer stating, “The Red Dragon rivals some extracts I’ve had — and its only a couple dollars more than the Borneo Red.” However, in one online experience log, a user wrote that he still felt nothing after taking 6 grams of this herb so you should be aware that your results may be different.

Prices & Vendors

You can purchase Superiod Red Dragon capsules and powder directly from Kratom Therapy or from a number of third party stores such as Kratom-K, Super Fun Cave, Save On Kratom and Kratom Caps. Prices tend to be best when purchasing directly from the supplier, though other sellers may at times have sales on offer. A 1 ounce or 28 gram package of powder costs $16 and a bottle of 50 capsules with 600 mg each costs $21. You can also purchase an XL size bottle of 1200 mg capsules for $24. On average, this makes Red Dragon more expensive per ounce than other powders such as Red Thai, Red Bali or Premium Indo. That being said, if you are able to use half the effective dosage to achieve your desired results, then there could be some cost sabings available.

User Reviews of Red Dragon

Below is a selection of some of the reviews we have found for this product online. User reviews on this product are mixed at best with some calling it “notoriously bad Kratom” and others saying it “is definitely deserving of praise.” It is hard to judge the authenticity of many of these reviews. For example, one user on Reddit who wrote, “Their Superior Red Dragon is some of the best [Kratom} I’ve ever had,” appears to have been deleted as a fake member. We have tried to select reviews only from legitimate sources and trusted members on various forums across the web.

“The Red Dragon Capsules didn’t really pan out for me. I just ordered a sampler pack from what seems to be a much more reputable website and I am looking forward to receiving it.”

“I enjoyed using this strain quite a bit. I can understand why people have chosen it as a favorite.”

“I ordered the red dragon caps from KT, shipping was fast but the kratom was BUNK!!!”’

“I ordered from KT a couple of months back and got the Red Dragon … not a single one did anything for me except upset my stomach. There was no effect at all to any of them. It was like I was just ingesting some shredded leaf with no alkaloid contain at all.”

“The red dragon was was in a league of its own giving me a sense of exhilaration and comfort simultaneously”

“Just got my red dragon from solle solutions I must say it is very good.”

“I have to say, I wasn’t too impressed with the Red Dragon but it seems to otherwise gets some pretty good reviews. Maybe a bad batch.”

Red & Green Riau Kratom Effects, Review & Buying Online

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Riau Kratom is a newly commercialized strain of Mitragyna Speciosa leaf carried by a small number of online vendors. This strain comes from the Riau province of Indonesia, on the Southeastern coast of the island of Sumatra. While previously obscure or sold under the generic name of “Sumatra Kratom”, we are now starting to hear more about this strain as users show increasing interest in trying rare products from off the beaten path. Both Red and Green Riau Kratom leaves have some interesting properties that make them a worthwhile experience for any of the adventuresome readers of this site.

Riau Kratom Information

According to BikHuk – one of the largest wholesale suppliers of Riau Kratom powders – this strain, is harvested from wild grown trees in the primary and secondary rain forest of the Riau area. The powder of the dried leaves is the result of our advanced harvest, drying and processing techniques.” The ideal climate of Riau produces a Mitragyna Speciosa tree that has broad commonalities with both the Sumatra and the Borneo regions of Indonesia. Many of the effects of this strain are closely related to other Indonesian strains, but with a unique flair that is discernable to experienced users. This strain is also much sweeter in smell which is why it is often sought out by individuals who find Kratom to be overwhelmingly unpleasant to taste.

Red Vein Riau
Like other Red Veined Kratom Strains, Red Riau is relaxing in nature and effective as an anxiolytic and analgesic. This Indonesian leaf is said to be less intense than some of its closest rivals such as Red Bali or Red Thai, but it still offers a host of benefits as a muscle relaxant, a mood enhancer and natural anti-anxiety treatment. It shares much in common with the widely available Red Veined Sumatra powder and is equally euphoric, though reviews suggest it is more calming. User reviews characterize it as a mellow strain with pleasant effects on both the mind and body. Riau Kratom has also earned the distinction of being more pleasant and less bitter to the taste buds which makes it better for consuming it raw or preparing herbal teas.

Green Vein Riau
At the other end of the spectrum is Green Vein Riau Kratom which is marked by having a greenish colored central vein as opposed to a reddish one. This coloration means that there are different alkaloid concentrations within the leaves which can produce moderately different effects. In general, Kratom leaves with a green central vein are more energizing and stimulating especially when used at smaller doses. They may have a “headier” experience which is more mental as opposed to physical and can be accompanied by deep focus and motivation.

Compared to other green strains, Riau powder is said to have a shorter lasting set effects and to be more relaxing and euphoric in character. Some users will shy away from Green Veined Kratom strains such as Super Green Malay if they suffer from General Anxiety Disorder or insomnia due to the potential for over-stimulation. For those individuals, Green Riau is a welcome option as it is less edgy and more sedating than your typical green veined leaf. According to reviews, it manages to keep a balance between making you more alert while also promoting a sense of centered self and concentration. One reviewer commented that it was “like a warm blanket of mellow euphoria and sedation.” Another cited that it produced an “energizing and clarifying” effect on the mind.

Update: You can now get Riau Kratom from Kratom-K.com for $15.95 for 28 grams. They sell red, green and white Riau powder as well as capsules online. This is a trusted vendor with a good reputation and they also offer free shipping on all orders over $75.

At present, a relatively small number of established vendors carry the Red and Green Vein Riau Kratom leaves due to the fact that it remains less popular than related Sumatran or Borneo strains. However, as more consumers share their positive experiences with these leaves, we expect that more companies will begin stocking them. For now, smaller websites such as Green Leaf Kratom, Kratom Collection, and Deep Jungle Kratom are three of the sources you can purchase it from. We have concerns about some of these vendors which is why we choose to not link to them here, but if a more reliable source for Riau becomes available we will update this post to reflect that information in the future.

BikHuk Kratom Reviews – Concerns & Complaints Regarding Customs

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BikHuk is one of the largest wholesalers for Kratom leaves and powders for sale today. Depending on where you have ordered this herbal product in the past, you may have already sampled some BikHuk Kratom from a reseller without even known it. Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, this supplier is well-situated to seek out the highest quality Kratom growers and to purchase leaves from several famed regions. They tout “skilled harvesting and drying techniques” as well as access to the freshest leaves from the best trees to deliver a potent product with high alkaloid content. In this review of BikHuk, we will look at the strains that they offer, how to order online and share some consumer testimonials.

Strains Offered

BikHuk specializes in Indonesian Kratom strains which makes sense given its geographic location. They sell a range of the most popular leaves such as the relaxing Borneo Red Vein, the stimulating Sumatra White Vein and the euphoric Green Malay strain. You will also find a Premium Red Thai Kratom powder, a Stem and Vein powder and an Extra Radical Indo Kratom Extract offered for sale. They also supply both Red and Green Riau strains which is a lesser-known leaf that comes from the Riau province of Indonesia. Another product they offer is an “All In One” pack with 8 different strains of Kratom powder to allow the newer user to sample a few different experiences at once.

Recently, there have been some comments in online forums complaining about lower quality of Kratom powders sourced from BikHuk. Some vendors have decided to stop carrying their products due to the perceived drop in quality. While they do have some devout fans and have collected many positive reviews over the years, the consensus seems to be that other vendors are better if you are looking for the highest possible quality product.

Ordering from BikHuk

Most consumers will find it impractical to order directly from BikHuk International Trading Company due to the high minimum purchase requirements they set. After all, this company primarily deals with business-to-business sales and they are not set up to be direct retailers. For most of their products, the minimum quantity for sale is 800 grams or 28 ounces. If you are using Kratom in responsible amounts and taking frequent breaks to prevent tolerance, this amounts to buying a year’s supply of a single strain at a time. At this point, there would be concerns as to the perishability of the product.

Some individuals may decide to purchase directly from PT BikHuk if they are able to split their order with friends. This would allow you to capitalize on the cheaper bulk pricing without having some of your own supply lose potency or deteriorate in quality by the time you are able to use it. However, one of the hurdles which BikHuk themselves acknowledge on their website is that delivery times can be long and customs officials will sometimes delay or deny their packages from crossing the border. There are unfortunately many stories of packages being seized and destroyed by customs – sometimes with no justification offered as to why they would destroy a legal product in the intended country of destination.

For this reason, BikHuk will not ship orders to customers who live in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Denmark, New Zealand, Romania, Poland and Ireland. They also will not ship orders to the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah or Washington. Their website states that current legal issues prevent them from being able to deliver products to these locations due to the fact that they are shipped out of Indonesia.

Purchasing from Resellers

Depending on where you live, it will likely make more sense to place an order through a domestic BikHuk reseller. You should ideally try to find one that is based in your country. In the United States, DeepJungleKratom, Shamannation and Kratom Wellness all carry these products. In the UK, you can order from KratomSupply or Natural Chemistry. And in Canada, the company Galactic Kratom stocks all of its strains from BikHuk. While some of these vendors are well-regarded, others have collected a fair number of negative reviews and should be avoided. You should not be afraid to shop around between different companies to compare on price, selection reviews and shipping policies.