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NJoy Kratom

NJoy Kratom has a team of botanists and herbalists along with indigenous plantation owners who harvest Kratom from the oldest trees. The older the tree the higher the alkaloid content. Our leaves are then dried without sunlight to further preserve alkaloid content. These dried leaves are then tested for a variety of things. Link for lab reports.

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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree from Southeast Asia and is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Kratom, the original name used in Thailand, is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Other members of the Rubiaceae family include coffee and gardenia. The leaves of kratom are consumed either by chewing, or by drying and smoking, putting into capsules, tablets or extract, or by boiling into a tea. *The effects are unique in that stimulation occurs at low doses and opioid-like depressant and euphoric effects occur at higher doses. *Common uses include treatment of pain, to help prevent withdrawal from opiates (such as prescription narcotics or heroin), and for mild stimulation.

Traditionally, kratom leaves have been used by Thai and Malaysian natives and workers for centuries. The stimulant effect was used by workers in Southeast Asia to increase energy, stamina, and limit fatigue. However, some Southeast Asian countries now outlaw its use.

*In the US, this herbal product has been used as an alternative agent for muscle pain relief, diarrhea, and as a supplement for opiate addiction and withdrawal. However, its safety and effectiveness for these conditions has not been clinically determined, and the FDA has raised serious concerns about toxicity and possible death with use of kratom. 

There are many different strains and blends of kratom powder, which can make it hard for some consumers to choose the type of kratom that appeals to them most. When discussing different types of kratom, we normally break it down into three different categories based on the color of the stems and veins in kratom leaves. These main types of kratom include all of the following:

  • Red Vein Kratom – Kratom powder made from leaves with red veins is the most popular and most available type on the market. People who choose red vein kratom for a general sense of wellness generally associate this type with peace and tranquility.
  • White Vein Kratom – Compared to red vein kratom, white kratom powder is generally associated more with feelings of positivity and an uplifted mood. For that reason, people often say they buy white vein kratom for the daytime.
  • Green Vein Kratom – Green vein kratom is considered by many to be a middle of the road option between red vein kratom and white vein kratom. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, this may be the place to start.

*Most of the psychoactive effects of kratom have evolved from anecdotal and case reports. Kratom has an unusual action of producing both stimulant effects at lower doses and more CNS depressant side effects at higher doses. Stimulant effects manifest as increased alertness, boosted physical energy, talkativeness, and a more social behavior. At higher doses, the opioid and CNS depressant effects predominate, but effects can be variable and unpredictable.

Consumers who use kratom anecdotally report lessened anxiety and stress, lessened fatigue, pain relief, sharpened focus, relief of withdrawal symptoms, 

*Beside pain, other anecdotal uses include as an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic (to lower fever), antitussive (cough suppressant), antihypertensive (to lower blood pressure), as a local anesthetic, to lower blood sugar, and as an antidiarrheal. It has also been promoted to enhance sexual function. None of the uses have been studied clinically or are proven to be safe or effective.

It has been reported that opioid-addicted individuals use kratom to help avoid narcotic-like withdrawal side effects when other opioids are not available. Kratom withdrawal side effects may include irritability, anxiety, craving, yawning, runny nose, stomach cramps, sweating and diarrhea; all similar to opioid withdrawal.

Mixing kratom, other opioids, and other types of medication can be dangerous. Kratom has been shown to have opioid receptor activity, and mixing prescription opioids, or even over-the-counter medications such as loperamide, with kratom may lead to serious side effects.

Kratom is well-known to be addictive, as found with traditional use by natives over many years in Southeast Asian countries. Withdrawal effects similar to narcotic withdrawal and drug-seeking behaviors have been described in users in Southeast Asia. Many Southeast Asian countries have restricted the use of kratom due to the potential for abuse.

The fact that kratom is derived from a plant should not lead consumers to be believe it 100% safe and “all-natural”. While certainly not all botanicals have dangerous properties, drugs with dangerous effects can come from botanicals, for example, heroin (opium poppy), cocaine (coca leaves), and nicotine (tobacco).

Currently, kratom is not included in standard drug screens in the US. Kratom tests are available for screening but are not widely available.