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whats everyone up to tonight?
Plus there is the new I love Kratom website, now migrated and dragging a bit BUT FULL OF INFO on vendors, personal stories, etc if one uses the SEARCH buttons within the website for navigating around (otherwise we get lost, it’s very new but the information within is current and valuable/applicable). Just SEARCH for keywords for ideal results: https://www.ilk.co
Hey Ned! There’s lots of different places for finding good vendor information. It’s been a tricky thing to find because the industry was very competitive in its youth and worry about bias or false agendas were of concern. This year, there is ample customers for most of the vendors and the industry is slowly becoming a united community and more honesty is to be found. The other difficulty in finding good information is the big pharma competition has a lot of well-meant honest to goodness helpful information removed from the internet frequently. About every six months, the internet gets essentially wiped clean of the good information, the search engines get rerouted to lies and we have to start posting vendor reviews n stuff ALL OVER AGAIN.
Finding the “best product for the lowest price” is everyone’s goal, but it’s not as easy as it sounds due to vast differences in metabolism that never stop evolving. There is so much MORE to it. How can we help? Are you merely shopping or are you sorta new? It matters in how we can help you get the best results. Laurie
@patrickc the capsules are EXPENSIVE if you buy them so having the inexpensive resource of making them is ideal if you have a good “TAL” (see towel above) lol. Otherwise it’s fine to continue with the spoons. I catch crap about my spoons still, but I still use the same measuring spoon I grabbed in the kitchen during my first try of kratom, a 1/2 tsp I still use. I’ve added a full tsp to my rotation bag and also a 1/4 tsp. I don’t have room for making capsules indoors where I live. You’ll probably want to incorporate a routine for tackling the constipation. I currently use miralax mixed with some good vitamin powder and psyllium husks religiously once a day. Hope you keep posting your thoughts here. I’m sure it will be of help to someone else coming up behind you.
Kratom -- The Latest Thinking on this Herb from Dr. McCurdy
Here is a new article, just published yesterday, that may signal a possible future direction in the legal path of the herb, kratom.
Actually, there were hints that turning the rough natural herb -- a varied mixture of perhaps 40 different alkaloids -- into a standardized, laboratory-processed product in order to persuade the FDA to stop raising objections to kratom's legality back in 2016, when we at the American Kratom Association were fighting to keep the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency from placing it in Schedule 1 and off-limits to the growing number of Americans.
Ironically, this effort to ban kratom came during the height of the U.S. struggle to reduce opioid drug addiction, with kratom being an inexpensive, legally-available product that was widely being used to wean opioid and other prescription drug users from pharmaceutical and illicit drugs.
It is very curious that, by contrast, the cannabis market in the United States, has taken a different approach. While the complex herbal marijuana is on sale at state regulated dispensaries for mostly medicinal use (and increasingly for recreational use), growers have been allowed to increase drastically the percentage of THC (the psychoactive alkaloid in cannabis) and decrease the levels of the CBD-related compounds to negligible levels.
It is amusing that cannabis has become a far-more intoxicating herb in its march toward becoming a nationally-accepted "drug of choice", while kratom -- which always struck me as having little psychoactive effects at moderate dosages -- now seems destined to eventually be "sanitized" in the laboratory by trying to remove the slight amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine found in the natural herb.
It goes unmentioned in the above-linked article that, even if the more habit-forming alkaloid is removed (at some added expense for the consumer), the consumer's body can still turn the primary kratom alkaloid Mitragynine into 7-hydroxymitragynine!
Please support my sponsor, Christopher's Organic Botanicals, which provides consumers AKA-certified cGMP kratom, with each batch tested for Mitragynine, 7-Hydroxymitragynine, but also Speciogynine, and Paynantheine.
Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, there has so far been no research done on the possible use of kratom in its traditional application for helping to control blood sugars. With diabetes being so prevalent in the USA, this would seem to be another factor -- if proven in clinical testing -- to support the legality of this promising herb. (Ah, but first the pharmaceutical monopoly's objections would need to be overcome!)Diabetes-Symptoms-Magic Blog
lol they can get to be 100s of feet tall but it takes decades. Larger trees can grow 5+ft a year no prob.
Not too far off from what I'm seeing here. They are definitely resilient though.