What is Kratom?

Kratom is a popular topic among anyone who is looking for a way to improve their active, healthy lifestyle.  But with so much misinformation about kratom, it is easy to get confused or even scared away altogether.  At Soap Korner, we take pride in offering the highest-quality kratom and kratom-infused products so that you can take advantage of kratom’s benefits with confidence.  Read on to learn about exactly what kratom is, and #FollowTheScience!

What is Kratom?

Kratom’s origins are rooted in science.  The botanical name for kratom is Mitragyna speciosa, a plant that is native to South East Asia, especially in Thailand and Indonesia.  The kratom plant has been used for thousands of years to help promote energy and well-being.  Despite the negative press this plant sometimes receives, it is important to note that there have been zero recorded deaths from kratom use alone.

Contrary to popular belief, kratom does NOT make you feel high, and it is NOT a substitute for opiates or other dangerous drugs.  Kratom has a structurally different makeup than opioids, and in low doses may create the opposite effect of opiates acting as a mild stimulant.  Many people relate the boost of energy from kratom to that of drinking a cup of coffee in the morning.  This is especially telling, because Mitragyna speciosa is actually related to the coffee family!  When we follow the science of kratom, it is easy to see that the misinformation provided by the FDA, and other government agencies, is unsubstantiated.

Kratom comes in the forms of leaves or leaves ground into a powder, and can be consumed by brewing tea as one normally would.

Why is there so much misinformation about kratom?

Although kratom is legal, some states do have regulations or prohibitions against the possession and use of kratom.  The Botanical Education Alliance, or BEA, has a useful guide for you to see what the legislation is in your area.  Please note that there are certain states that we cannot ship kratom to, including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

The FDA claims that kratom is addictive and can cause dangerous side effects, although there is not sufficient evidence to back these claims up.  The FDA has taken the stance that kratom is dangerous, and media outlets have latched on to this misconception.  The fact is that kratom manufacturers and sellers of this product must adhere to the same FDA regulations that apply to other herbs, like St. John’s Wort or Dong Quai.

Through persistent, science-based data and through the support of trusted organizations like the American Kratom Association, we have the opportunity to reverse the stigma that surrounds this all-natural product that has helped so many people across the world.

How can I buy Kratom?

Kratom can be purchased conveniently on Soap Korner’s website, or at our convenient location in Colorado Springs, off North Carefree and Oro Blanco.  If you are new to kratom, please reach out to us on social media or via email to ask us your questions, and we can help you find the perfect type of product for your needs.  As with any product everybody reacts differently, and what may work for one person may not work for another.  This is why we are always available for your questions.  Education is key in your kratom journey!

What makes Soap Korner Kratom different?

Soap Korner kratom is sourced directly from Indonesia with our trusted connections, and lab-tested for safety.  We are transparent about all of our products, and you can read our lab reports directly on our website.  You will find that while not all kratom is created equal, Soap Korner’s kratom is the highest quality you can purchase online or in a store.  If you have a question about a product that we carry, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

Our sources include the American Kratom Association and the Botanical Education Alliance, which are the most trusted organizations in the kratom science community.

Talk to your Dr. before using any herb or product Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Not for use by anyone under 18 years of age.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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