Kratom Withdrawl: How it Feels and How to Avoid it

Kratom can have a stimulant effect when taken in low doses. It can increase energy levels and mitigate the effects of fatigue. In higher doses, kratom can produce effects similar to opioids, causing sedation and euphoria. When used on a regular basis, just like other substances that act on the brain’s opioid receptors, kratom...

Is Kratom Legal? The Ongoing Fight Over Kratom’s Legal Status

Kratom is considered legal in most countries, including the United States. Proponents claim that the laws prohibiting the use of kratom are mostly based on prejudice and lack of understanding of the beneficial health effects of this plant. As a stimulant, kratom has vastly improved the quality of life of countless of people cultivating it...

Maitake Mushroom: Nature’s Cure All

The maitake mushroom grows in clusters, most often at the base of oak trees, commonly found in North America. Its name, maitake, means dancing mushroom. It is native to Japan and North America, and is said to help assist with altered body systems, helping the body achieve and maintain homeostasis. The mushroom was traditionally...

Agarikon Mushroom: Elixer of Life

In the year 65 A.D., Dioscorides, a Greek physician, first described Agarikon in the Materia Medica, the first known medical book with disease remedies. Dioscorides recorded the effectiveness of this mushroom on what we call tuberculosis today. Ancient Greeks used this to treat respiratory illnesses, what we now know as tuberculosis, and even night...

The Kratom High: Short and Long-term Effects of Taking Kratom

Short-term Effects Considering the unique composition of chemicals found in kratom leaves, users have reported experiencing varying results when taking low dose of kratom. Its opiate-like effects rely heavily on dosage and the user’s age, tolerance level, body measurement, among other factors. At the minimum dose of 1-5 grams per intake, kratom’s stimulating effects are more...