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April 15, 2022

What Are Analgesics?

Pronounced “Ah-nuhl-jeez-icks,” this term is used to describe pain-relieving medications, supplements, prescription drugs, and more. There are many different types of analgesics. For example, oral analgesics are taken—you guessed it—orally. Topical analgesics, on the other hand, are applied directly to the skin where areas of pain are most intense. The key factor here is pain-relieving. […]

Kratom and Sport

When it comes to kratom, sports enthusiasts, athletes, and casual gym-goers all have their opinions. Some say that kratom is a great pre-workout, others that it helps them with the aches and pains of the recovery period. But when it comes to kratom and sport at the highest level, it’s important to clear up a […]

Loose Leaf vs. Powder Kratom

Kratom (scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa) is an ethnobotanical herb native to Southeast Asia. The plant shares a rich, sometimes controversial history in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Civilizations here have used the plant as a therapeutic medicine for thousands of years. Even where legislation bans the use of kratom products like crushed leaf kratom […]

At Kratom Spot, we’re always looking for new ways to make your kratom experience more effective and enjoyable. And today, we’re pleased to announce a new kratom evolution with our convenient Kratom Drink Mixes. These innovative kratom products combine 2.5 grams of our legendary kratom powder with any of three tasty flavors. The result? A […]

Top kratom activities per strain

One r/kratom reddit user said it best: “After I take kratom I like to shop online for more kratom.” We agree! But jokes aside, there are many great activities to do while using kratom products. Let’s split these pro-kratom activities into three categories: White Vein Kratom: known for increased energy and stimulating effects. Red Vein […]

KSpot St Patrick's Day Sale

Bust out your green (or orange, we don’t discriminate) clothing, ’cause St. Paddy’s is just around the corner! And here at Kratom Spot, we’ll be enjoying this celebration of all things Irish with a heaping helping of holiday savings. That’s right: the Kratom Spot St. Patrick’s Day Sale is here! We’re offering a special 25% […]

High-quality kratom by Kratom Spot

When looking to buy kratom online, consumers run into a fundamental problem: How do you know if you’re receiving high-quality kratom or low-quality kratom? The answer isn’t so obvious. Why? Because online vendors don’t follow the same quality standards industry-wide. No factions of the US government—hesitant to regulate kratom like other beneficial substances—require universal lab […]

Mitragyna Javanica

Kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa, is gaining popularity in the US, but it’s hardly a household name. Still, it’s far better known than some of its cousins. But one kratom cousin is getting more attention these days: mitragyna javanica. Is it the new must-try? A kratom toppler? Or just another alternative suited for some […]

Banned and illegal plants
February 18, 2022

Banned And Illegal Plants

The state of Mississippi recently moved to ban kratom. Officials say the plant lacks medicinal value. Think about that for a moment: banning a plant because it lacks medicinal value. Does tobacco have medicinal value? What about the weeds in your back lawn—should we ban those, too? And scientists disagree with the state of Mississippi. […]

Johns Hopkins Kratom Study

In the kratom community, we’re no strangers to bad news. From Food and Drug Administration crackdowns to dubiously-legal searches and seizures to international bans, kratom users and manufacturers alike have had to put up with some real impediments. But those hardships make the victories all the sweeter. And with a new study out of Johns […]

Stem and Vein Kratom: What You Need to Know

Known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, kratom trees grow like wildfire amid the tropical landscapes of Southeast Asia. It is so common, locals even report starting kratom farms in their own backyards. And in the West, kratom has a different meaning… Wellness! Finely-ground kratom powders have become quite popular throughout the United States. Users ingest this […]

Kratom Potentiators

Looking to make your dose of kratom go farther? It’s a great way to keep your tolerance low, your pocketbook full, and your stash of kratom powder brimming! And there’s good news: with common kratom potentiators, it’s easier than you might think. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about how to […]

Kratom And Dogs: When Science And Canines Collide

In an industry full of setbacks, cheers to some good news: Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) is one step closer to human clinical trials. Researchers have graduated from rodent examinations to canine clinical research. Animal studies are vital to the scientific process. According to scientists at the University of Florida (UF), where the kratom-dog studies occurred, “Research […]

Creatum Pills

The kratom world is, alas, no stranger to marketing gimmicks. Unscrupulous vendors might come up with misleading terms to sell inferior products, offload less popular strains, or otherwise mislead customers. And with the advent of so-called “creatum” (often sold as “creatum pills”), we’re seeing another such scam. Let’s put it plainly: “creatum pill” is just […]

Don't Smoke Kratom

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) derives from a species of tropical evergreen tree related to the coffee family. These trees are native to Southeast Asia. They grow like wildfire amid a backdrop of tropical beachfront, dense jungles, and biodiverse landscapes. Kratom trees also grow dark, veiny leaves that are dried and crushed into kratom powder, brewed into […]

A person experiencing kratom experiences

Centuries ago, civilizations throughout Southeast Asia began celebrating the wellness benefits of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, which is responsible for kratom. Known as an ethnobotanical supplement, kratom leaves dot the dense, tropical landscapes. Countries like Thailand are especially known for producing high-quality kratom strains, high in the plant’s signature alkaloids: mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.  The plant […]

Different Types of Kratom

Whether you’re new to the world of kratom or a seasoned kratom connoisseur, knowing the different types of kratom is key to having a positive experience. That’s because kratom comes in many strains, each with its own set of distinctive effects. Some kratom strains have more stimulating effects, some more relaxing, and still others offer […]

Indonesian Kratom Exports

Indonesian kratom vendors are the world’s leading source of kratom, but the future of kratom’s legal status there is uncertain. Luckily, advocates with the American Kratom Association (AKA) are on the job, negotiating for kratom’s continued legal status and the supply chain worldwide. Last month, the AKA announced an update to their ongoing negotiations with […]

Kratom Tea Recipes

Pro Tips for the Perfect Kratom Tea Recipe Making a cup of tea is fairly simple. But when it comes to kratom tea, there are a few non-obvious things you can do to up the quality of your cuppa. From ideal temperatures to other ingredients and accessories, here’s what you should know before brewing your […]

Kratom on social media

Search for kratom on social media platforms. In a world engrossed by influencer marketing and point-and-click transactions, you’ll find shockingly few accounts related to kratom products or kratom vendors. And NO, it’s not because people don’t know or care about kratom—the plant is more mainstream than ever before. So why isn’t kratom on social media, […]

Kratom and Food

With Turkey Day just around the corner, we have a lot to look forward to! Whether you’re visiting family and friends or enjoying the holiday at home, it’s a day of joy, remembrance, and appreciation. And food. And kratom. Kratom and food. But does Thanksgiving mean anything in particular for kratom users? Do kratom and […]

A man who signifies the connection (or lack thereof) between kratom and testosterone

Scientifically speaking, we still do not know a lot about the Mitragyna speciosa tree and its world-renown kratom leaves. As a result, there are a variety of myths surrounding kratom. One of these myths recently came under our radar: that there exists a connection between kratom and testosterone. If you didn’t already know, testosterone is […]

Kratom Pill Press

Kratom users are always looking for ways to make their dose more effective, enjoyable, and convenient. And in some pockets of the kratom community, pill presses (sometimes called “press molds”) are the talk of the town. But what are these devices, and are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Unfortunately, a pill press […]

Don't mix kratom and carbonated water, seen here

The kratom leaf is responsible for a variety of products you know and love, including Kratom Spot’s hand-selected line of powerful kratom powders. Family farmers pluck these leaves directly from Mitragyna speciosa trees, native to Southeast Asia. Kratom users experience wide-ranging benefits from this ethnobotanical. However, they might also experience something else: a not-so-savory aftertaste. […]

Is Kratom Legal in Texas

Mitragyna Speciosa, better known as kratom, can be a polarizing topic. Several states and local jurisdictions have imposed their own kratom bans throughout the US, so users need to understand local kratom laws before trying kratom for themselves. So for the Sunflower State, we ask: Is kratom legal in Kansas? Yes, kratom is legal in […]