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The Myths and Truth About Kratom

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Think you know kratom? You might be surprised. There are a lot of pervasive myths about kratom, some of which refuse to disappear despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. But in order to understand the truth about kratom, you first have to be able to identify the many common misconceptions out there. 


Myth #1: All Kratom Products Are Basically the Same 

In terms of quality, kratom products can vary significantly from one another. Some unscrupulous kratom manufacturers have been known to use additives and adulterants to modify their kratom products in ways that can be unsafe for use, and some kratom products have been discovered with mold, salmonella, and other contaminants. That’s why it’s so important to buy exclusively from vendors, like Kratora, that specialize in organic kratom that has been independently lab-tested. 


Myth #2: All Kratom Strains Have Roughly the Same Effects 

In terms of effects, the truth about kratom is that not all strains are alike. Each strain and variety has its own unique alkaloid profile, which can have a monumental impact on how kratom acts in the body.  White-vein kratom strains are known to have more energizing properties, red-vein kratom strains are noted for their relaxing properties, and green-vein kratom strains tend to fall somewhere in between. The type of breeding and location of origin also play an important role in the aromas and effects. 

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Myth #3: Kratom Behaves Like an Opioid 

This is one of the most pervasive myths about kratom. Although kratom contains minor alkaloids that bind to opioid receptors in the body, kratom is not an opioid—nor does it behave like one. Research has shown that kratom is only a partial opioid receptor agonist; while it often has some soothing effects, it doesn’t block pain signals the same way that opioids do.


Myth #4: Kratom Is Illegal 

This one requires some context. Some states—like Alabama, Indiana, and Rhode Island—have banned the sale and use of kratom. However, kratom is not illegal at the federal level nor in most U.S. states. Some states, like Missouri and Colorado, have even enacted kratom safety regulations to protect consumers while keeping kratom available to the public. 


The Truth About Kratom 

While there’s a lot of misinformation out there, the truth is that kratom is well-tolerated, legal in most places, and complex in its effects. Just remember to do your homework and buy from reputable vendors. At Kratora, we provide kratom that’s all-natural, organic, lab-tested, and sourced from reputable growers. When it comes to kratom, you should always demand the best. 


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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

Colleen and the team at Kratora are dedicated to providing the best quality botanicals on the market along with the best customer service. They believe their loyal customers are what makes Kratora so special! Over their many years in business it has always brought them joy to work with their customers and see how botanicals are changing lives for the better.

Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

Colleen believes in transparency between the Kratora team and the expert farmers in South Asia which is why they follow Fair Trade policies. Without these farmers, Kratora would not have any products to sell. As part of Colleen’s commitment in providing the highest quality botanicals, Kratora invests highly into third-party lab testing for all of the products they sell.

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