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What is Sumatra kratom

Sumatra is a large island in Indonesia. It’s flush with tropical jungles and rugged volcanoes alike, making it one of Southeast Asia’s most versatile landscapes. And if you’re an avid kratom user, you probably know a little more about this oceanic haven: it gives us Sumatra kratom. Sumatra kratom is just like its tropical homeland. […]

The World of Kratom Bars

When you think of a ‘night on the town’, kratom may not be the first thing that springs to mind. And yet, throughout the world, kratom is becoming a more popular alternative to a night of drunken debauchery. Forget your gin joints, whiskey lounges, and wine rooms: kratom bars have arrived in a big way. […]

Authentic kratom

Kratom users are picky, but rightfully so. It’s vital that you receive genuine, authentic kratom. And with so many strains of kratom to choose from, the question isn’t just what kratom products to buy, but who you buy them from. Kratom Spot offers genuine kratom products straight from the source: the lush jungles of Southeast […]

A red vein kratom during the dry season

If you’re a regular kratom user, you may have noticed some variations from one batch of kratom powder to another. Even if you’re buying the same strain each time, you may notice minor differences in color or even (slight) variations in potency. It’s a natural part of the kratom experience. In short, these variations are […]

Is kratom legal for human consumption?

Have you ever asked yourself: is kratom legal for human consumption? If yes, you’re definitely not alone. For starters, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made it difficult for manufacturers of kratom products to classify their products. Is kratom – the powdery substance obtained from the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa tree – grouped […]

A pile of fresh kratom on a marble surface

Compared to many botanicals, kratom powder stores reasonably well. And that’s good news. Fresh kratom is more aromatic, tasty, and (most importantly) potent. But even though kratom powder keeps its potency better than many botanicals, there are a few easy things you can do to enhance the shelf life of your kratom powder. This article […]

Is Kratom Oil Real
September 25, 2020

Kratom Oil: Is it Real?

Picture this: you’re searching for only the highest quality kratom products on the market. And there are quite a few varieties to choose from. Some people prefer kratom powder or capsules, while others prefer to chew kratom leaves directly. But there’s one product you may have heard about through the grapevine, a product that so […]

A user measures out a microdose of kratom

As most kratom users know, a little can go a long way. But what about very very little? More and more users report “microdosing” kratom as their preferred way of taking this natural botanical. But is the hype earned? Can the effects of microdosing kratom have a significant impact on your productivity, drive, or energy? […]

Kratom Chocolate
September 18, 2020

Chocolate Kratom: BFFs?

Kratom products possess a bitter flavor. Unless you’re already predisposed to these earthy, bitter palettes, you might not like the taste. Luckily, however, there are many great ways to accentuate this bitter taste and improve your kratom experience. What’s one of our favorite kratom flavor combinations here at Kratom Spot? Kratom chocolate, of course! According […]

A woman stares at a white shirt with kratom stains

Does kratom stain clothing? If you’ve ever had an unfortunate slip or spill while measuring your dose of kratom powder, you know the answer is, alas, yes. What’s more, a kratom dust stain on clothes can be a particularly tenacious blemish, resisting many forms of cleaning! Let’s face it: accidents happen. While prevention is always […]

The Bitter Taste of Kratom

Kratom users know: this herb can taste unpleasant, to say the least. The basic flavors of the kratom plant are generally described as earthy, bitter, and pungent. Reducing bitterness can significantly improve your kratom regimen experience, but how to neutralize bitter tastes depends upon your taste buds. However, it’s entirely possible to balance bitter flavors […]

The American Kratom Association logo sits on a wood background, surrounded by leaves

In the fight to keep kratom safe and legal, educate the kratom community about kratom’s many benefits, and establish standards for quality and transparency in the industry, no one has done more than the American Kratom Association. Perhaps you’ve heard of the American Kratom Association or have come across the acronym “AKA” that they’re often […]

Kratom Scams & Red Horn Kratom

Kratom enthusiasts will tell you: kratom leaves come in a variety of colors, each with unique properties. The reason you take kratom in the first place likely influences which strains of kratom you prefer. But there’s a problem. Some kratom suppliers want to sell you a strain that’s more expensive yet identical to the red […]

A dose of kratom sits measured out, ready for use in an oblate disc
September 2, 2020

Oblate Discs and Kratom

On the lookout for the absolute best way to take your dose of quality kratom powder? Sure, some users are die-hard fans of capsules or the “toss and wash”. But there’s a new contender in town, one that combines many of the advantages of the other most popular kratom methods: Oblate Discs. The kratom community […]

The Kratom Ban

The will of the people seldom aligns with the will of the government. We see this with the kratom ban, an ongoing war against kratom products started by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2016 and continued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. Even now, amid a global health crisis and growing […]

An exhausted woman sleeps at her desk

Feeling drained? You’re not alone. Take a stroll down your grocery store’s vitamin aisle, and you’ll see the proof: millions of Americans are suffering from fatigue and are on the hunt for the best, natural ways to increase energy. While low-energy can be debilitating, don’t give up hope! While many users turn to kratom powder […]

Is the Wholesale Kratom Industry Growing

In 2016, the Botanical Education Alliance (BEA) estimated that the kratom industry was worth between 1.2 billion and 5 billion dollars. The BEA also stated that between 3 million and 5 million people used kratom in the United States alone. In the four years since, kratom has only become more and more popular. So what […]

A man holds a bowl and a scoop over a bin of fresh green kratom powder

When it comes to ensuring you have a positive experience with kratom, dosage is everything. Depending on kratom tolerance, treatment needs, and individual biochemistry, users will need a different amount to reach their desired effects. Moreover, kratom is dose-dependent — meaning that errors in your measurement technique can lead to undesired results! For these reasons, […]

Thailand Kratom Developments

Kratom originates in Southeast Asia, where it’s long been revered as traditional medicine. However, the plant is banned in Thailand, where the official kratom legal status is in limbo. This has been a case for U.S. regulatory agencies for years: if the plant is illegal in Thailand, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of kratom […]

A researcher tests kratom leaves for peak maturity

Kratom is harvested from mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to Southeast Asia. But turning raw kratom leaf into quality kratom powder is far from a simple process! It requires careful farming practices, a well-timed harvest, and exacting post-harvest processing. In this article, we’ll be going over the ins-and-outs of harvesting kratom. Whether you’re interested in […]

Getting a DUI on Kratom

As kratom becomes more popular in the U.S., it’s only natural for users to ask certain questions about its use. Is kratom considered a legal substance? Can you get a DUI on kratom? Could you get arrested? Today, we’re going to take a look at some of these driving-related questions. But remember: this guide is […]

Yerba Mate Guide

Coffee may be America’s favorite morning pick-me-up, but it’s not the only energy-boosting brew in town. Yerba Mate, a traditional South American beverage, is a naturally energizing alternative with several health benefits — and more and more people are making the switch. But when it comes to yerba mate vs coffee, is there a “right […]

Edible Tree Leaves

Have you ever wondered about edible trees? With so much emphasis on chemical medicine these days, it’s easy to forget that humans once relied entirely on wild plants to alleviate their health-related ailments. And in fact, eating the leaves of certain trees can have a profound impact on the health and wellness of our bodies […]

The ingredients for delicious kratom honey balls laid out on a gray surface

On a quest for the best kratom recipes? No one could blame you. Kratom’s earthy, somewhat bitter taste isn’t for everyone, and finding that perfect dish can dramatically improve your kratom experience. While many users adore a delicious cup of kratom tea, perhaps you’re in the mood for something more substantial? Enter the kratom honey […]

Stagnant Kratom Strains

Stagnant strain syndrome is a term used to describe how a single strain of kratom can lose its potency over time. The kratom community coined this term in order to describe one of the more unusual types of kratom tolerance. To better understand stagnant strain syndrome, let’s look at a white vein maeng da kratom […]