What Is Kratom?

Kratom comes from the mitragyna speciose, an evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. For centuries, the leaves of this tropical tree have been used as an herbal supplement in traditional medicines.

Intro to Kratom

Kratom has often been referred to as "Nature's Gift." Kratom is commonly used to help people manage pain, alleviate stess, anxiety, and in some cases, people claim that it helps them with their insomnia or restlessness.  Over time, Kratom has become a natural source of wellness for every day people. As with all herbal supplements, the result for no two people will be exactly the same, but it's commonly said that Kratom has granted people the physical and mental freedom they were previously seeking out from substances and situations that were much less safe than kratom.  Typically, kratom is ingested as a fine, soft powder.  However, it can also be found and purchased as a loose-leaf.  In either form, kratom often appeals as an affordable, natural choice in wellness.   

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When Was Kratom First Used?

Kratom has been extensively documented by botanists around the globe. In the 19th century, it was first documented for use in the practice of traditional medicine.

What's In A Name?

The kratom powder sold at Zen Life Naturals (Thai, Borneo, Malay, and Maeng Da) have all derived their names from their country of origin with one exception: Maeng Da. Maeng Da when translated from Thai means “Pimp” or “Pimp Grade”. Maeng Da is known to have a higher alkaloid profile than standard Thai kratom and sellers named it as such to attract more buyers.

Sustainable Practices

"Bringing Kratom to the global market to supply the growing demand in the US while preserving traditional culture where Kratom is grown in the East, it’s vital to focus on sustainability in the growing process. At Zen Life Naturals, we pride ourselves on being pioneers leading the way in scaling the kratom market both ethically and sustainably".

Is Kratom Safe?

Kratom isn't a synthetic substance.  It's a naturally occurring, safe herbal supplement.  Kratom does not contain opiates, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Exercise, chocolate, and coffee hit these receptor sites in a similar manner ultimately providing a positive feeling in most people.  Visit the American Kratom Association at AmericanKratom.org to learn more.

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Kratom Strains

The various strains or colors of Kratom available for purchase include red, white, green, and yellow. They each have different properties. The variation in colors is due to the central vein and stem color of kratom leaves.  Some leaves have red stems and veins, while others may have green or white veins. All the colors have a different chemical composition and different concentrations of alkaloids. Determining which color or strain works best for you will take some trial and error on your part.  Every single person’s body chemistry is different and therefore could experience each strain in a different way. Because of this, we recommend trying each strain until you find the one that works best for you.  Typically, red kratom is said to be the most pain-relieving and sedative strain.  While green and yellow are commonly said to provide a subtle increase in energy and a mild euphoric sensation; white kratom is often said to provide a large increase in energy.  However, this does not hold true for everyone and we highly recommend trying each strain until you find the right one for you.  Additionally, it is okay to mix and match different strains.  It’s common to see white and red kratom powders mixed.

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What is Kratom?
None of the products sold by Zen Life Naturals are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For further information regarding Kratom, visit the American Kratom Association.