Kratom Guide

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What is Kratom?

Kratom is a tree that falls under the same family as the coffee plant and is grown in Southeast Asia. For hundreds of years, natives have harvested and powderized this natural substance for ingestion to treat various medical ailments. In low doses, Kratom is stimulating, while in high doses it is sedating. There are three unique strains, or “veins”, to Kratom. These veins are red, white, and green, and can each respectively emphasize a desired effect from Kratom depending on dosage.

How it Works:

Kratom behaves as a partial mu-opioid receptor agonist, meaning the alkaloids present in Kratom trigger a reaction in the mu-opioid receptors of the brain. Kratom contains no opiates, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Chocolate, coffee, exercise and even human breast milk hit these receptor sites in a similar fashion. Kratom is used for as an antidepressant, energy booster, pain receiver, and more.

Common Usage:

Lower Doses – Increase Energy and Alertness, Enhance Mood and Sociability, Heighten Libido,
Mildly Relieve Pain, Improve Mental Clarity, and Ease Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Higher Doses – Induce Relaxation and Sedation, Increase Sleep, Minimize Stress, Greatly Relieve Pain,
Ease Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, and Assist in the Reduction of Opioid Abuse

Austin Vape and Smoke Products:

Austin Vape and Smoke carries a myriad of Kratom strains, which can be found here, in addition to our three signature house blends that are outlined below.

Calm – Pain Relief, Relaxation, and Sedation (Red Vein)
Euphoria – Mood-enhancement and Anti-depressant/Anti-anxiety (Green Vein)
Uplift – Energy, Focus, and Stimulation (White Vein)

Ways to Use Kratom:

Kratom can be consumed in a number of ways. It’s a natural botanical ingredient that can be used in dietary supplements, steeped as tea, taken in powder form, or in capsules.

For more information on Kratom, please visit the American Kratom Association website.