The popularity of Kratom in South Africa is rising high with each day.
Often we get asked repeated questions so we decided to put all of this information in one place in the form of a FAQ page.
If you don’t find the information on Kratom that you were looking for then please feel free to make use of the contact form to get in touch with us.
What is Kratom?
Kratom (pronounced KRAY-tom) is a common name for the powders or leaves that come from the Mitragyna Speciosa, a member of the coffee (or Rubiaceae) family. When ingested, users have reported that Kratom expresses various medicinal qualities, from mild pain relief to enhanced energy levels, depending on the strain.
There are three general strains of Kratom; white vein, green vein, and red vein. These different strains provide different effects.
Is Kratom safe?
Like any other medicinal herb, Kratom is safe when used in moderation. If you have any concerns about using Kratom, consult your doctor.
How is Kratom used?
Most people use Kratom in a capsule form or by mixing the crushed Kratom leaf powder with water to make a tea. We do also offer Kratom tinctures and Kratom resin.
What’s better; Kratom tea, powder, capsules, extracts, tinctures?
This is a common question and many people cannot decide for themselves.
Each has its pros and cons.
We suggest first starting with Kratom powder and making Kratom tea.
Thereafter as you become more experienced and knowledgeable then you could consider different options. Ultimately each person likes to consume Kratom in their preferred methods whether this be in capsule form, “toss ‘n wash” or in tincture form.
What does Kratom taste like?
It tastes bitter, like green tea, most people don’t like the taste. Some prefer to make tea with their powdered Kratom, adding honey or sugar while others choose to mix it with their favourite juice or beverage. We caution against using it with carbonated drinks as it can get messy. Because of the taste some choose to take it in capsule form.
How much Kratom should I take?
It will vary from person to person. Anywhere from 1.5 grams to 5 grams (of good-quality Kratom) depending on your individual response and the strain of Kratom you’re taking. But if you are new to Kratom we always suggest starting low and going slow. Start with 0.5 grams on an empty stomach then wait for an hour, if you haven’t achieved the desired effect then take another 0.5 grams etc. Soon you will know your tolerance level and how much of each strain is best suited for you.
Can I overdose?
No, it is physically impossible to overdose on Kratom. It is 100% safe. If you do consume too much though you might get the ‘wobbles’, feeling slightly unsteady, and it may cause you to become nauseas or throw up. This is why it is important to start off slow and only increase dosage as you become more familiar with dosage and understand your tolerance level for Kratom.
What kind of effects should I expect when taking Kratom?
The effect that Kratom has on your body largely depends on the dosage and strain that you choose.
The effects include relaxation, a sense of calm, reduction in anxiety, decrease in appetite, increase in energy, a desire to be more social and talk to people, a positive outlook on life and a general sense of optimism, well-being, a desire to be more productive, and a pleasant body sensation.
We recommend that you review the product descriptions carefully to ensure that you’re choosing the strain that meets your specific needs. If you have any questions about which strain is right for you, send our customer service team a message and we can recommend a Kratom product that’s right for you.
What are the benefits of Kratom?
Kratom is a miraculous plant, which has an option of customized effects. It means it will act the way, in which you want it to work. The general results of Kratom are divided into two categories.
Therapeutic benefits: Painkiller, energy producing, nootropics, stress relief, anxiolytic, opiate withdrawal effect.
Recreational benefits: Stimulation, light feeling, sedation, and euphoria. There are so many strains, some of which are good for general use.
It means they will provide all these effects in a moderate intensity. Some strains are potent for particular benefits, i.e., red vein Kratom strains are excellent painkillers.
Is Kratom good for opiate withdrawal?
Kratom is a natural alternative to opiates. It works like an opiate but it is not an opiate by itself.
It is rather an opioid, that means it works by attaching the same receptors, as the opiates attach.
In this way, they control the body’s responses to stimulants such as pain, stress, anxiety etc.
When you stop using any opiate after some time, the body undergoes a process, which exhibits withdrawal effects.
These withdrawal effects are highly uncomfortable and undesirable. They include stress, agitation, anxiety, mood swings, loss of appetite etc.
Using Kratom in this condition eases these symptoms of withdrawal. It makes the process go smoothly which is otherwise upsetting.
Does Kratom show up on drug tests?
No, Kratom is not tested for in standard drug tests. No-one will ever know.
What makes Kratom so useful?
The chemical composition of Kratom is responsible for all the medicinal benefits that it provides to us.
The unique chemical make up has vital bioactive compounds which are called alkaloids.
Kratom has two prominent alkaloids which are responsible for 80% of the Kratom effects.
These are called Mitragynine and 7 OH Mitragynine.
Do you regularly test your products?
Yes, we test each new batch of Kratom as soon as we receive it to ensure purity, quality and consistency. Our Kratom is always all-natural, with no additives, fillers, or chemicals.
Is Kratom legal?
Kratom is not illegal in South Africa.
At this time, we are also unable to ship to countries outside of South Africa.
How long can I store my Kratom for?
High quality Kratom stays good for a long time if stored correctly. To minimize a loss in potency, your Kratom should be stored in sealed bags, preferably glass jars in a cool dark place. If it is stored correctly it can last a long time.
When will I receive my order?
We use private couriers and all orders are delivered within 2-3 business days, no matter where you are in South Africa.
Do you offer discrete shipping?
All of our packages are boxed in unmarked packages. Every order is shipped discreetly.
Your order is guaranteed delivery.
Why order from Kratom.co.za?
At Kratom.co.za, we take pride in the unmatched quality of our products and exceptional customer service. We source our products from the best farms in the world, abiding by Fair Trade practices and using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the purity and potency of our all-natural Kratom products.
If you have any questions about our products, simply use the contact form above and we will help you find the right strain of Kratom for you.