Although kratom dispensaries have begun to crop up only in recent years, the benefits of kratom have been enjoyed for centuries, particularly in Southeast Asia where the kratom tree is native. People have eaten kratom leaves for ages in order to relieve pain and reduce stress. It can be ground into a powder for easier consumption or to be smoked. Now, there’s even the option of placing kratom in pills. You can find kratom dispensaries in many parts of the country, including on 30A. Here’s what you should know about kratom before you make a purchase.

Kratom is Natural

We spend so much time worrying about the origin of what we consume, and that’s for the better. After all, you want to be sure that what you put into your body is actually good for you. Though some worry that kratom might be a synthetic or designer drug, those who have done their research can tell you that kratom is, in fact, a natural herb. The kratom tree grows naturally in areas like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Papa New Guinea, and has been used as traditional medicine for centuries.

Kratom is Used Primarily For Pain Relief

While there are many benefits of kratom, the main use of kratom is for pain relief. It can also help to give you more focus, enhance your mood, and relieve stress and anxiety. There are also several different strains of kratom, each of which have varying degrees of the main effects of kratom.

Kratom Helps With Opiate Addiction

Kratom is not itself an opiate, but it has stimulant effects similar to those of opiates. Thus many people use kratom in order to help overcome their opiate addiction. Taking kratom fills the void left by quitting opiates, and it can help to reduce some of the withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea and irritability. Although kratom can be habit forming, it’s much more similar to the habit forming effects of caffeine or sugar than the habit forming effects of opiates, alcohol, or nicotine.

Kratom Interacts With Other Drugs

Before using kratom, you should always be certain that it won’t interact in a negative way with other pharmaceutical drugs you might be taking. Kratom can have adverse effects when combined with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or foods with high amino acid content, and should be used carefully and with proper research alongside any antidepressants. The use of stimulants such as coffee can cause symptoms of anxiety, heart palpitations, increased agitation, or increased blood pressure, so this, too, should be avoided.

Kratom Is Not Legal In Every State

Although kratom is legal at a federal level, different states have restrictions on their own use of kratom. Kratom is fully legal in six states, while in other states it may be illegal in certain counties or for certain uses. In the state of Florida, kratom is legal everywhere except for in Sarasota County. In South Walton County, which covers the area of 30A, kratom is fully legal.

Want to learn more about kratom before you try it? Contact 30A Kratom today for more information or come by our store.