FAQ About Kratom
- What is kratom?
Kratom is an evergreen tree that is indigenous to Indonesia. Kratom is simply the milled up leaves from the kratom tree (also knows as Mitragyna speciosa). It is in the same family (Rubiacaea) as coffee.
- How is kratom powder manufactured?
Indonesian farmers pick kratom leaves at different stages of maturity, dry them, and strip the veins out. Then, the farmers mill the dried leaves into a fine powder. Kratom powder contains no additives whatsoever. It is strictly a natural botanical product.
- What are the differences among the various vein colors?
Kratom leaves are selected by their age. The age determines what color the leaves turn. Young leaves that have not matured are what white strains are made from. Leaves that are fully mature are made into green vein kratom. Leaves that are dying and loosing their chlorophyll are used for yellow strains. Leaves that are dead turn red and are used for those strains.
- What is the legality of kratom?
Kratom powder is legal in almost every state. There are a few states and cities where kratom is not legal. We recommend consulting the AKA (American Kratom Association) website where they publish and maintain an updated kratom legality map.
- How many strains of kratom do you stock?
We carry 40 different strains in red, green, white, and yellow vein kratom. You won't find this big of a selection at any head shop, smoke shop, or gas station
- How is our kratom sold?
As a kratom boutique store, we have the ability to sell any amount of kratom you require. We sell our kratom in 1, 2, and 4 ounce packages. You may mix and match as many ounces as you wish. We have a discount pricing structure that rewards you for the number of ounces you purchase at one time. In other words, the more kratom you buy, the cheaper the price.
- Is our kratom lab tested?
Grand Rapids Botanicals lab tests each batch of kratom we buy. We test for heavy metals, mold content, E. coli, salmonella, mitragynine and 7 hydroxymitragynine levels. All of the kratom we sell passes safety protocols and tests high for mitragynine content (at least 1.5 percent) and 7 hydroxymitragynine content.
- How do I know which kratom strain is for me?
That's a tough question, but the simple answer is that it depends on individual preference. It also depends on what you expect to get out of it. Many people like different vein colors and strains for various activities or time of day. The best way to approach kratom is to try a variety and see what works best for you.