For those who haven’t heard, kratom is a multipurpose medicinal substance, derived from a tropical evergreen tree that grows in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Some of its uses and effects include increased strength and energy levels, relief from depression and anxiety symptoms, and deceased appetite. It can also raise a person’s libido, in some instances.
As with many herbal remedies, kratom comes in a variety of forms, and can be ingested in several different ways. The powder and liquid forms, for example, allow some people to either snort the drug, which isn’t recommended, or add a dose to a drink or food, to make it easier to take. For those who have no trouble swallowing pills, however, capsules are another popular form of kratom. These capsules can be incorporated with one’s daily vitamin regimen, or taken separately on an as-needed basis.
Shopping for kratom in capsule form is fairly easy. You can often find kratom capsules in a variety of stores, including tobacco supply and adult novelty shops, as well as many vitamin and dietary supplement stores. Many people also opt to shop online for kratom capsules, however, because of the added convenience and range of product options.
If you are among those who prefer buying kratom capsules online, here is a general guide to keep in mind as you shop:
Don’t Strain Your Brain
There is more than one strain of kratom available for public purchase and consumption, especially on the internet. When you shop online, you’ll have access to all sorts of information throughout a ton of websites. However, you won’t have one-on-one advise and suggestions from an in-store sales clerk to help you compare and decide which strain is right for your needs. Be sure to do plenty of research before diving into an online purchase of kratom capsules.
Avoid the Hype
As with many other all-natural remedies and supplements, you will find many con’s related to kratom, in addition to all the pro’s. Although some of the con’s may be as relevant to you as the pro’s, make sure that you choose your sources wisely when weighing them against one another. Avoid sites and articles that lean too much either in favor of, or against, kratom; those are most likely based solely on brief research and media-stimulated opinions. Also, although it is wise to glance at legitimate medical research pieces on kratom and its effects, do not let these dictate your final decisions on your purchase and use of the supplement. While these articles have a great deal of accurate information about all kinds of drugs and medications, they are also designed to discourage you from taking anything without a doctor’s explicit consent and supervision, and many use scare tactics to do so. By all means, read some of these articles for the valuable content, but take any warning labels with a couple of grains of salt.
Of course, if you’re still in doubt, feel free to consult with your own doctor before finalizing your online purchase. Not all doctors are against kratom, and your doctor may have some invaluable insight on the subject, considering your personal medical history and medication tolerances/allergies.
No Copying Off Your Neighbor!
What works for one person may NOT necessarily work for you. Have you ever known two people who have experience with the same milligram of the exact same prescription painkiller, but each person felt effects exactly opposite from the other? That’s because every person’s metabolism and general chemistry is unique, and therefore does not process any one medication the same way. Other drugs, whether they’re over-the-counter, prescription, or all-natural, also play a part in our body’s response to other medications. Therefore, don’t buy any of the kratom capsules online based on the results or testimony of someone you know, no matter how close a friend or relative they are to you!
Know Yourself Better Than Yourself Knows You
Knowing whether you need an extra boost of energy for a big work/school week or a mild “downer” to unwind from that week is important, but not enough alone. Make a list of ANY medications, supplements, etc., that you take on a regular basis. Then, make a list of any side effects you experience from all these medications. Compare the list to common side effects others experience from strains of kratom, and make the best decision for your overall well-being. That, after all, is usually the point of adding a new drug or medication to your current routine. For instance, you don’t want to choose a kratom strain that causes constipation if you’re taking a medication or supplement that has the same effect. It could create other health problems, and fail to achieve the results you desired in the first place.