Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kratom and how does Kratom Work?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical tree that’s native to Southeast Asia, where kratom leaves have been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine. Traditionally, the leaves were chewed whole- now, it’s more common to find kratom leaves ground into a powder, sold either as a raw powder or put into capsules.

Kratom trees are part of the coffee family. The alkaloids within kratom leaves allow kratom to have a range of effects on the body, from relaxing to energizing, depending on the type of kratom used. The two alkaloids that seem to be most important in giving kratom its effects are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.

Kratom is able to have an effect on the body because of alkaloids present in kratom leaves. The active alkaloids are believed to interact with mu-opioid receptors in the brain, receptors that are responsible for sensing pain. Opiates, a class of drugs that includes pain relievers like Oxycontin, also interact with mu-opioid receptors, but much more intensely. Because kratom has a more mild interaction with the same receptors, it is able to have a similar- but much less powerful- effect to an opiate. To be clear, kratom is not an opiate nor does it contain opiates. It is merely known for providing similar effects.

There haven’t been very many studies on kratom and how it works and until further research is completed, there is a distinct lack of information on the exact mechanics by which kratom works.

What's the difference between Kratom Strains?

Kratom is divided into three major groups: White Vein kratom, Green Vein kratom, and Red Vein kratom, with many different strains within those categories.

Recently, Gold Vein and Yellow Vein kratom have appeared on the market, but they tend to be less abundant than the three major kinds of kratom.

You may be wondering, what do the different colors of kratom mean? We’ll go over that here.

The difference in color and effect of the three veins has to do with the age of the plant.

White Vein kratom is the young plant, Green Vein kratom is the plant as it’s maturing, and Red Vein kratom is the fully matured plant.

As a kratom plant matures, different levels of alkaloids build within the leaves. The different alkaloids present impact what effect the kratom will have, giving the veins their unique properties.

The way that kratom leaves are harvested and dried can also impact how the final product turns out. More or less exposure to light is just one of the things that can impact the final color & alkaloid content of kratom leaves, thereby changing their effect.

As with all farmed plants, genetics play a very important role in the outcome of crops. Kratom plants can be bred to display the traits of one vein throughout their entire life cycle, for example, you can breed kratom to act like a Red Vein even as a young plant.

  • White Vein kratom tends to be energizing, uplifting, and focusing.
  • Green Vein kratom tends to be euphoric, bringing positivity and chattiness.
  • Red Vein kratom tends to be mildly sedating, relaxing, and pleasant.

Within each kratom vein, there are many different strains available.
Here are some examples of White Vein kratom: White Sumatra; White Thai; White Borneo; White Maeng Da; etc.

As you can see, many of the different kinds of kratom strains relate to where the plant is from- White Sumatra would be a white vein grown in Sumatra, whereas White Thai would be a white vein grown in Thailand. This is true for many strains of White, Green, and Red vein kratom.

Each singular strain tends to have its own distinct attributes, but these can vary slightly between harvests and growers.

When buying kratom, check to see if the company you’re purchasing from has descriptions of each of their strains. This is the best way to get an accurate idea of what a strain’s effects may be like before purchasing, although you won’t know for sure how a strain of kratom will make you feel until you try it out for yourself.

At Get Kratom Today, we provide written descriptions for each of the kratom strains we sell. We have been as accurate as possible when describing the effects we’ve experienced each strain and we hope our experiences hold true for you.

What is Maeng Da?

Maeng Da is a kind of kratom, and you can find Red Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, or White Maeng Da. Maeng Da kratom was originally grown in Thailand, but nowadays you can find Maeng Da kratom sourced from a variety of places.

Essentially, ‘Maeng Da’ is a term that refers to quality. In Thai, the term translates literally to ‘pimp grade’, denoting high quality. As kratom has spread outside of Southeast Asia, the term is still used to refer to kratom with a high alkaloid content.

What are the effects of kratom?

The effects of kratom vary depending on a few different things: the kind of Kratom taken and the amount of kratom taken.

In general, White Veins are energizing, Green Veins are euphoric, and Red Veins are sedating and relaxing.

That being said, the amount of kratom that you take can also impact what effects you feel. Low doses tend to be more energizing and focusing, while larger doses tend to be a bit sedating.

If you’re looking for a specific effect from kratom, it’s important to use a strain and an amount that will provide the desired properties. For example, if you’re hoping to take kratom for energy, be sure to use a White Vein or a Green Vein and take a low to moderate dose. If you’re hoping to take kratom for relaxation, be sure to use a Red Vein and take a moderate to high dose (but be sure not to overdo it!).

What to expect from…

Energizing Kratom– Feel more alert, awake, and energized. Increased motivation and desire to accomplish tasks.

Euphoric Kratom– Feel positive, talkative, and sociable.

Sedating Kratom– Feel very relaxed and calm. Most people describe sedating kratom as highly pleasant. You may notice less pain and increased sleepiness.

How Long Do the Effects Last?

Typically, the effects of kratom last roughly 4-6 hours. This could be different based on metabolism, the way you took kratom, or if you had an empty stomach.

How Long Until Kratom Kicks In?

When taking kratom on an empty stomach, effects are typically noticeable in 20-30 minutes. If you have food in your stomach, it could take 45-60 minutes for kratom to kick in fully.

Why is Trustpilot removing my legitimate kratom reviews?

Kratom is covered by their “bad fit” policy. Once you are “Bad-fit” they can delete all customer reviews. However, according to their own policy, they will never remove real reviews from real consumers.

Can I get free kratom samples?

We are giving away FREE Kratom every week to a lucky winner. Win up to 320 grams or capsules by following a few quick steps.

All entries will be verified before being eligible to win. Winners will be announced every Friday starting 5/21/21. You only need one entry in order to participate, you don’t need to re-enter your information every week.

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.

At Dakind Botanicals, our main priority is providing only the highest quality Kratom for our clients and making sure their experience with our products are second to none.

What to Look for When Buying Kratom

Each singular strain tends to have its own distinct attributes, but these can vary slightly between harvests and growers. Regardless of which kratom types you’re looking at, check to see if the company you’re purchasing from has descriptions of each of their strains. This is the best way to get an accurate idea of what a strain’s effects may be like before purchasing. That being said, you won’t know for sure how a strain of kratom will make you feel until you try it out for yourself. 

At Dakind Botanicals, we provide written descriptions for each of the different strains of kratom we sell. We also guide our consumers as to the difference between kratom strains. Also, we have been as accurate as possible when describing the effects we’ve experienced from each strain such as white, green, and red kratom strains. We hope our experiences hold true for you.

How Long Does Kratom Last?

Everyone has a unique experience with kratom and as you can see, there are many variables. However, we can give a broad answer to the question of “how long does kratom last?”. Typically, the effects last for four to six hours. 

Your experience may vary depending on your metabolism, the way you took kratom, and if you took in on an empty stomach. When taking kratom on an empty stomach, effects are typically noticeable in 20 to 30 minutes. If you have food in your stomach, it could take 45 to 60 minutes for kratom to kick in fully.

Do you offer discreet shipping?

All of our packages are boxed in unmarked USPS packages. Every order is shipped discreetly.

What color of Kratom is the strongest?

From the science behind Kratom we have found that Green Leaf Kratom regardless of Strain always test at the highest profile. They all have a unique feeling and can all be used together or apart.

What is Kratom used for?

Kratom is used for so many amazing reliefs! Our customers have reported such a wide variety of help. Anxiety, minor aches and pains, depression, fatigue are just a few to name. Dakind Botanicals desires to help all no matter the issues! Contact us for more information on some more of the amazing benefits.

Is Kratom good for athletes to consume?

Yes.  Kratom is legal and very effective in increasing energy, relieving pain, and improving focus.  All 3 are very important to athletes and sports-related endeavors.

Is Kratom an Opiate?

Another one of the most frequently asked questions about kratom is whether it’s an opiate or not. The answer is that it’s hard to determine. While kratom does interact with the mu-opioid receptors in the brain, to put it in the same category as heroin would be illogical, as kratom’s effects are much weaker than that and are certainly less dangerous than those of heroin. It’s also structurally much different from other opiates. It is also not a derivative of opium. Still, since kratom interacts with those opioid receptors in the brain, it can cause addiction if misused – the best way to avoid addiction to kratom is to take it in moderation.

Is Kratom safe from the Covid19-virus?

Short answer is yes! It is practically impossible for you to get Covid19 from our Kratom or other products. The corona virus cannot live and be viable outside the host for a long time. Usually just one or few hours is enough to practically render any viruses non-viable. In some favorable conditions, it could be a day or some days, but these are edge cases. This means only the time to ship the kratom from South East Asia to our warehouse and waiting for the safety analysis results, would make any possibly virus non-viable meaning it can’t cause any deseases anymore. In this light, only the delivery time from our warehouse to the customer, should be adequate to eliminate any virus. Also, kratom powder is a very poor breeding ground for the virus that needs a moist and/or greasy patch to stay viable.

What are the benefits of Maeng Da Kratom?

If you want to buy the best kratom strain, try Maeng Da Kratom. Due to its mood-boosting properties, the kratom strain is strong and effective. 

Here is the list of benefits of Maeng Da Kratom:

  • It helps you to balance your emotions as well as your mood 
  • Discomfort relief
Will it show up on a drug test?

The two alkaloids that are “typically” tested are mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine. Although most government agencies & employers do not test for Kratom since it is legal. We suggest asking the agency administering the drug test if those two alkaloids will be tested.

What is the best kratom for sleep?

Many people prefer red kratom for its relaxing and sedating properties. This will help you get a good night’s sleep and feel well-rested in the morning. We recommend starting slow and continuing to use it as needed. Try some of these red kratom strains for sleep: Red Bali, Red Malay, and Red Sumatra.

Can Kratom Help Me Relax?

Red vein kratom strains are commonly linked to feelings of anxiety and stress relief. Because they offer more of the sedative action of kratom rather than the stimulant effect, they’re better suited as an analgesic. Relaxing your entire body while using a red vein kratom variety may be beneficial. Get your kratom powder online from Dakind Botanicals today.

What is red kratom used for?

Mainly for pain relief, red kratom is a popular choice among those with chronic pain conditions. It’s also used to combat fatigue and help people relax. Always buy from a reliable kratom online store as you want to make sure you’re getting a pure product.

What If I Receive A Wrong Order?

If you’re not happy with your purchase, please reach out to our customer service team and we’ll do everything we can to make it right. We want you to be a satisfied customer and will work hard to ensure that you are.

How do I use Kratom?

Kratom is a natural botanical ingredient that can be ingested in a number of ways. Kratom is almost never smoked, and many believe that smoking is not an effective way of taking kratom.

Kratom is typically available as depending a powder or in capsules.

Capsules are a popular way of taking kratom as they’re super easy to take and don’t have much taste, but they may take longer to set in and are a bit more pricey.

Powder is the most common form of kratom available and is popular for having low prices, however, the strong flavor may be off-putting for some.

Here are some of the most popular ways of taking kratom:

  1. Toss ‘N Wash– This is one of the most common ways of taking kratom powder as it’s fast, simple, and requires no prep time. The basic idea of a toss ‘n wash is to measure out how much powder you’d like to take, toss it into your mouth, and wash it down with a lot of water. You’ll feel the effects really quickly when taking kratom this way, but the downside is it tastes horrible. According to those who like this method it apparently gets easier over time, but fair warning- it’s not the easiest flavor in the world.
  2. Capsules– Kratom-filled capsules are perhaps the easiest way around the flavor of taking kratom powder! Many kratom companies will sell pre-filled capsules with a set amount in each cap, making dosing easy and taking the kratom even easier! Simply select how many capsules you’d like to take, count ‘em out, and swallow them with water.
  3. Make a Tea– This is another popular way of taking kratom powder as it lessens the undesirable flavor a bit. Make kratom tea by boiling the powder in water for 30 minutes, let it sit, and then strain the liquid to create the final product.
  4. Add to a Smoothie or Protein Shake– This is a great method when it comes to masking the flavor of kratom. Pour the dose of powder you want to take into an already-made smoothie or shake, and stir to mix. Super easy!

Disclaimer:
Buyer understands that all information on this site is for educational and amusement purposes only. We do not suggest, or imply, or want you do ingest the kratom we sell. We sell kratom as an incense only. Kratom is not FDA-approved for human consumption so it cannot and is not sold as a food item.

Will Kratom make me fail a drug test?

While kratom alkaloids bind to the same brain receptors as an opiate, the alkaloids present in kratom are structurally different from opiates and will not cause you to test positive on an opiate drug test.

It is possible to test for kratom alkaloids, but due to kratom’s legal status, it is hardly ever tested for. That may change if kratom’s legal status were to change, but for now, it is highly unlikely that you will be tested for kratom.

What makes it even less likely is that testing for the presence of kratom is currently a very expensive undertaking. Kratom drug tests cost a lot of money to run, so they hardly ever happen as they’re seen as an unnecessary cost.

Standard drug tests will not look for kratom.

Could Kratom Cause a False Positive?

A false positive is when you test positive for a drug you didn’t take. There are many different reasons you could falsely test positive, but kratom probably isn’t one of them. It’s highly, highly unlikely that you’ll have a false positive from taking kratom, as the alkaloids in kratom aren’t present in any drugs that are often tested for.

Some prescription medications can cause a false positive though, so it’s important to be clear with drug testing administrators what you have in your system before you take the test.

How much Kratom should I take?

There are several things that make it challenging to create a conclusive guide on kratom dosing. For one, different people process kratom differently. Metabolism rates and levels of tolerance to kratom will both impact how kratom is processed by the body. On top of that, different kinds of kratom have varying levels of potency, so it can be hard to say with certainty what effects will be like from one strain to the next. Even having food in your stomach or not can impact how kratom will affect you.

If you’re taking kratom on an empty stomach, stick to a low dose, as you’ll feel the effects more strongly.

Take It Easy

Keep in mind that some Kratom will act differently at a high dose, so mild to moderate doses are typically favored. In general with kratom, it’s better to take too little than too much-

  • If you’ve taken kratom and after 20-30 minutes don’t feel the effects, it’s easy to take another gram or two to amplify the results.
  • If you take too much from the start, you may be left with some uncomfortable side effects that you have to wait out.

Our General Guide to Kratom Dosing:
Mild Dose: 2 grams

Moderate Dose: 4 grams

High Dose: 8 grams

When taking kratom powder, be aware that one teaspoon is roughly 4 grams.

When taking Dakind Botanicals kratom capsules, each capsule will contain .5 grams of kratom. For example, if you’re hoping to take 4 grams of kratom capsules, you would need to take 8 capsules. If you’re hoping to take 4 grams of kratom powder, you would need to take 1 teaspoon of kratom powder.

If you’re brand new to taking kratom, it’s typically best to start with mild or moderate doses and work up from there. This way, your system isn’t overloaded with an unfamiliar substance and can adjust accordingly.

Always stay hydrated when taking kratom. Like coffee, kratom tends to be dehydrating- if you want to have the best results when taking kratom, staying hydrated will be hugely beneficial to you and will prevent you from feeling any nasty side effects.

Can You Develop a Kratom Tolerance?

Yes. Kratom is a member of the coffee family, and like coffee, daily use of kratom will cause you to develop a tolerance and potentially cravings for kratom. If you develop a tolerance to kratom, you will need to take a higher dose in order to feel the same effects. You will not develop a tolerance to kratom if you take it infrequently, so we recommend taking kratom no more than 2-3 times a week.

Disclaimer:
Buyer understands that all information on this site is for educational and amusement purposes only. We do not suggest, or imply, or want you do ingest the kratom we sell. We sell kratom as an incense only. Kratom is not FDA-approved for human consumption so it cannot and is not sold as a food item.

Is Kratom dangerous?

Depending on who you ask, the answer to the question ‘is kratom dangerous’ could be vastly different.

According to advocates, kratom is beneficial and natural, providing relief for pain, stress, sleeping problems, and more. Rather than dangerous, kratom’s advocates sing about the overall safety of the plant, saying that it’s able to accomplish a lot of the things prescription drugs can, but with less risk.

According to those against kratom, the plant’s ability to act similarly to a prescription drug isn’t a good thing and means it could easily be abused. Those against the use of kratom will also point to a CDC report of 91 drug overdose deaths in which kratom was detected from July 2016-December 2017.

While this may sound alarming, several things should be noted that put this figure into perspective. The CDC looked into 27,000 drug overdose cases that happened over a year and a half and found 91 cases of drug overdose deaths where kratom was involved. 91 out of 27,000. In comparison, opioids caused roughly 48,000 deaths in 2017, according to federal data.

On top of that, this same report states that in “almost all” of the 91 deaths, kratom was not the only substance present in the system- fentanyl, heroin, benzodiazepines, and cocaine were also found in 84 out of the 91 kratom-related deaths.

More research is needed to determine the true safety profile of kratom, but it may be hasty to label kratom ‘dangerous’ or ‘deadly’ when most of the evidence against it could have been caused by something else.

Side Effects

Kratom is a relative of the coffee plant and like coffee, daily use will eventually cause cravings. However, usage must be heavy and frequent in order for cravings to arise.

If an extremely large amount of kratom is ingested at once, the user might experience side effects. In our experience and when speaking to customers, the most common side effects are sweating, nausea or vomiting, drowsiness, and rapid heart rate.

Always stay hydrated when taking kratom. Like coffee, kratom tends to be dehydrating- if you want to best results when taking kratom, staying hydrated will be hugely beneficial to you.

No Regulation

Kratom manufacturing and kratom products are not regulated, meaning there is no set standard for making and selling these products. The lack of regulation makes it extremely important to buy your kratom from a reputable source. Unscrupulous businesses have sold tainted kratom products in the past, spiked with other substances to cheaply strengthen the effects.

That’s why it’s important to purchase your kratom from a company that you trust, like Dakind Botanicals. We source our kratom directly from farms in Southeast Asia and have it shipped straight to our lab in Austin, Texas where we craft our products with care in small batches.

We regularly test our products to ensure the material has not been adulterated or tampered with in any way.

Is Kratom legal in my State?

Kratom is federally legal in the U.S., however, some states, counties, and municipalities have banned kratom. Read on to find out where kratom is illegal.

In 2016, the DEA announced a plan to list kratom as a schedule 1 substance, which would have effectively banned it completely. Instead, the government agency gave the public a chance to speak in favor of kratom, and the response was overwhelming. So many people came forward that eventually, the DEA called off their plan to schedule kratom. Since then, kratom has not been banned and it remains federally legal.

Kratom is legal across the vast majority of the United States; however, some places have decided to ban it. Many states have reversed previous bans after being educated about the plant by scientists, doctors, and their constituents. We expect this trend will continue.

You can check this page to see if kratom is legal in your state.

Why order from Dakind Botanicals?

Many Kratom providers don’t prioritize customer service and quality products. At Dakind Botanicals, we are committed to customer satisfaction. This is why we make it our mission to create high-quality and safe Kratom products.

Our products are refined and processed legally under federal laws and regulations. We ensure that our Kratom products adhere to the production and distribution guidelines that allow us to sell and ship to states where Kratom and other botanicals are legal.

Is my payment secure?

We take extreme precautions to ensure that your information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. When you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow all PCI-DSS requirements and we implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

How do I choose the right Kratom strain?

Try different strains. There are different strains for different needs and wants. All strains contain the same active alkaloids, just different amounts that make the aroma and potency vary. Try a few different strains that are marked to match your criteria. The quality of the leaves is the most important factor in the potency of kratom. With Dakind Botanicals you always get the best quality kratom with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What Does Kratom Taste Like?

The capsule form of kratom, as well as kratom tea, are two methods of taking kratom that can help mask the taste of kratom that many people don’t really enjoy. This is because kratom has quite a bitter and unpleasant taste, and it also smells a bit earthy. These two things usually put people off at first, but luckily there are many ways to enjoy kratom without having to put up with its taste & smell.

What is your return policy?

We will accept returns for an unopened, sealed and untampered kratom as long as you contact us within thirty (30) days of the date of delivery.

If by chance you’re unsatisfied with or find that your Kratom experience is not up to par, we are happy to work out a solution with you. Simply message us on our contact form, and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Why do people use kratom?

Precisely because kratom interacts with the brain’s opioid receptors, some people use it to relieve pain or overcome opioid addiction. Medical communities now try to shy away from opioid use for pain, so many patients who previously relied on them no longer can. Scrambling to find alternatives, some people turn to kratom, which is a compelling replacement because it has similar pain-relieving effects.

People tend (however incorrectly) to think that kratom is safe because it’s “natural.” It’s also legal and easily obtainable in many states — without the stigma attached to narcotics.

What are Kratoms alkaloids?

What are kratom’s active compounds? Kratoms alkaloids contained in the leaves are responsible of various properties and effects in kratom. Kratom leaves contain over 30 alkaloids, the main ones being Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. These are widely claimed to be responsible for kratom’s pain-relieving, sedative, euphoric, and stimulating effects.

How to store kratom powder?

Keep your kratom cool and dry. Kratom is best stored in an airtight container such as the packaging you receive from us. Keep kratom at room temperature and away from sunlight. In the right conditions, kratom has a shelflife of several years without losing significantly its potency.

How long does kratom last?

Kratom’s shelf life is strongly dependent on how it is stored. Keeping your powder-free from exposure to heat, UV rays, oxygen, and humidity prolongs its self-life significantly. One simple way to keep your kratom potent and fresh is to store it in an airtight container away from light and moisture after opening the original sales package.

Can you drink alcohol with kratom?

We do not suggest mixing alcohol & Kratom.

What is Bali Kratom?

The term “Bali kratom” refers to a certain type of plant mitragyna speciosa, which grows naturally throughout Southeast Asia.

This particular type originates from Bali, a small island in Indonesia that is one of the most popular tourist locations in the region.

Bali’s climate is very good for kratom farming, with soft and acidic soil and enough sunshine to farm year-round. Like all regional kratom types, this type is available in white, green, and red Balinese kratom varieties.

Kratom powder, capsules, and tea made from Balinese kratom leaves are widely loved throughout the kratom community and are celebrated as premium strains.

The unique alkaloid profile of Bali kratom is distinctive and strong and has won many old users who now make Bali kratom the staple of their kratom routine.

What is kratom Bali good for?

Bali kratom is one of the most effective strains for relaxation. It’s a perfect choice if you’re looking to wind down after a long day or ease your anxiety. It can also help with opioid withdrawal symptoms. Always choose a reliable kratom supplier to get the best quality product.

Can I Buy Kratom In Bulk?

Our kratom online store provides the option to purchase kratom in bulk. Contact our customer service team if you have any questions about placing a bulk order. We’re always happy to help our customers get the kratom they need at the best possible price.