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Is the AKA Legit

Is the American Kratom Association legit? It’s a common question, especially among those who are new to the wide world of kratom. Moreover, with all the buzz one hears about the group, it’s an important question to ask. So let’s dispel all doubt: not only is the American Kratom Association legit, they’re one of the […]

Kalimantan red vein kratom: review, effects, and more

Borneo, the largest island in Asia, is politically divided between three countries: Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. However, the latter claims about 73% of all land on the island. Locals refer to the Indonesian portion as the Kalimantan region of Borneo, known as Kali for short. Kali is home to one of the world’s oldest tropical […]

Wild Thai Kratom

Thailand is one of the largest producers of kratom worldwide, and the botanical has a long and storied history there. With kratom growing in the wild, Thailand’s history with kratom is understandable. In fact, these wild Thai strains are the origin of many other regional strains that users know and love! In this article, we […]

Is kratom legal in Mexico? Well, here's a law symbol shown in front of the Mexican flag.

Yes, kratom is legal in Mexico. Mexican authorities have never enacted laws against or in favor of the Mitragyna speciosa plant, responsible for products like kratom powder. Users perceive the lack of anti-kratom laws in the North American country as a green light to use kratom without consequence. And in this case, they’re right! It […]

What is Thai Kratom Leaf

Call it what you will. Thai leaf, Thai kratom, Thai powder, what have you. But one thing is indisputable: Thai kratom strains are some of the most popular and widely used on the market. In the kratom community, the old maxim holds true: “Finding the right strain is everything.” Because kratom is so versatile, users […]

Purified shilajit and kratom
October 1, 2021

Shilajit vs. Kratom

There are many natural supplements out there, each with individual benefits to our health and wellness. Take Mitragyna speciosa, for example, the tree that gives us kratom! Long revered as a form of traditional medicine, kratom products continue to inspire wellness trends throughout Southeast Asia and the West today. However, not even kratom matches the […]

Is Kratom Legal in Utah
September 29, 2021

Is Kratom Legal in Utah?

Is kratom legal in Utah? For kratom users in the Beehive State, it’s an essential question. While kratom remains legal at the federal level, several states throughout the US have imposed their own kratom bans or restrictions, leaving users in a tight spot. But for Utah-based kratom users, there’s nothing to worry about. That’s right: […]

The difference between synthetic and botanical medicine

Medicine is largely defined by its active ingredients: the components of a substance intended to offer pharmacological benefits. Some medicines treat life-threatening diseases. Others provide a daily wellness boost. Some medicines are intoxicating, while others leave you completely sober. It all depends on who you are, what purpose you are taking medicine, and the symptoms […]

Kratom and Blood Pressure

Kratom is a versatile botanical used for a wide variety of purposes. It seems that users are discovering new applications virtually every week. Of these, some are well-established, while others remain unproven. So what about kratom and blood pressure? Put simply: the science isn’t in on this one. When it comes to kratom and blood […]

A woman taking kratom for creativity.

If you’re familiar with kratom, you’re likely also familiar with the resounding therapeutic benefits associated with the plant. Derived from the Mitragyna speciosa tree, native to Southeast Asia, kratom products offer purported benefits like anxiety relief, anti-inflammatory effects, pain relief, and more. Anecdotal reports—often social or subjective analyses not backed by scientific data—have recently supported […]

Kratom for Sleep
September 15, 2021

Kratom for Sleep

Ask a regular kratom user, and they’ll tell you: kratom is one of the most versatile botanicals around. But whatever reason you’re considering kratom, there are a ton of factors to consider. And using kratom for sleep? That’s no exception. Many users report that kratom can help them deal with irregular sleep and wake feeling […]

Kratom Demographics showing a woman drinking kratom tea

Known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, kratom trees grow in the dense rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is considered a traditional medicine in countries like Malaysia and Thailand. Throughout the region, kratom is often used by working-class manual laborers: fishermen, farmers, rubber-tappers, etc. Rural workers often chew fresh kratom leaves to relieve fatigue and increase energy […]

Kratom and Delta 8

Kratom and Delta 8. It’s a combination that’s causing some stir in online kratom communities, and more and more users are trying it for themselves. But is it a match made in heaven or a pairing best left alone? Much like our guide to mixing kratom and marijuana, this article aims to go over what […]

A variety of different pills mixed with kratom capsules.

Kratom may become a controlled substance in the United States in the coming years. And while there is still much the government has to do in order to schedule kratom, it’s vital to understand drug schedules. This way, we can see where kratom stands up to other drugs. Compounds, drugs, medications—no matter what you call […]

Is Kratom Legal in Ohio
September 1, 2021

Is Kratom Legal in Ohio?

Kratom is increasingly popular throughout the United States, but it’s also caused a lot of controversy. Many states, or even cities and counties within states, have banned or restricted kratom. As such, it’s important to know whether kratom is legal in your area. For instance, is kratom legal in Ohio? The short answer is that, […]

Thailand Kratom Decriminalization

On August 24th, the country of Thailand officially decriminalized kratom. Effective immediately, the purchase, possession, use, and sale of Mitragyna speciosa (the scientific name for kratom) will be allowed in the Southeast Asian country. Kratom has been used as a form of traditional medicine in Thailand for generations, making decriminalization the latest win for Thai […]

Kratom for Anxiety

Throughout the Kratom Spot community, more and more users are reporting success using kratom for anxiety and other aspects of their mental health. And for those users, kratom’s potential for anxiety relief may just be a godsend. But what do you need to know about kratom for anxiety? Is it backed by research or just […]

Mixing Kratom and Marijuana

As a result of the 2020 elections, recreational marijuana was legalized in five U.S. states: Arizona Mississippi Montana New Jersey South Dakota More and more states fight for pro-cannabis legislation every year. It is clear: the world’s historically anti-marijuana agenda is soon coming to an end, whether you like it or not. But what do […]

Is Kratom Legal in Texas?

Kratom is legal throughout most of the US, and many states are even passing new protections for kratom consumers and vendors alike. But the rules vary by jurisdiction, and kratom users need to know the laws in their area. For example, is kratom legal in Texas? And what is Texas doing that might affect the […]

A person holding a budding kratom plant, signifying coevolution

The coevolutionary process is defined as two or more species co-evolving in response to one another. It is more likely to occur in interacting species that share the same environment. And because we’ll be talking about kratom, specifically, we’ll be focusing primarily on plant species when discussing coevolution. A prominent example of coevolution in plants: […]

Indonesian Kratom Ban 2021

The World’s #1 Kratom Supplier and Its Love/Hate Relationship With Their Biggest Cash Crop The world’s biggest supplier has a complex relationship with their biggest cash crop, kratom. Indonesia produces up to 95% of the world’s kratom supply, and the export is a massive boost to the Indonesian economy. So why has the Indonesian government […]

An eco-farmer looking at his eco-friendly crops, like kratom!

Kratom trees, known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, are tropical evergreen trees in the coffee family. They grow naturally in rainforests throughout Southeast Asia. The leaves of the kratom tree have both traditional and modern significance for homeopathic medicine. Kratom was first introduced to Western society in the 1990s but only took hold as an ethnobotanical […]

Global Ban on Kratom

Kratom Ban Update: FDA Seeking World-Wide Ban on Kratom After failing to ban kratom domestically time and time again, the FDA is taking a new tack: a global ban on kratom. That’s right. It’s time for another kratom ban update. And this time, kratom needs you to lend your voice to the cause. Here’s the […]

An array of herbal teas for personal wellness, including chamomile, ginger, and kratom teas.

Personal wellness is defined as the maintenance of your physical, mental, emotional, and sometimes spiritual health. In short: taking care of oneself. And there are many ways to cultivate personal wellness. For starters, herbal tea has been used as a wellness booster for all of recorded history. Wow! According to a 2013 study titled “Tea […]

Signs of a Good Kratom Vendor

Whether shopping for kratom online or in-person, finding the right kratom vendor is key. From product quality and pricing to customer service and more, a quality shop will make all the difference in the world. But finding the right one is not always as easy as you’d hope. Luckily, there are a few things you […]