Now you can buy kratom in Pittsburgh! Visit our Blawnox location at 610 Center Ave. to learn more about why kratom is generating so much hype, or continue reading below to see what we have in stock.
What Is Kratom?
Kratom is a plant in the Rubiaceae family that grows in Asian nations such as Thailand and Malaysia. It is closely related to coffee plants. It is also related to the tree that provides quinine, a treatment for malaria and the characteristic flavor of tonic water. The leaves of the kratom plant have been used in traditional medicine for at least a century. Some people use kratom because they believe that it may provide health benefits. Others use it purely for its pleasurable effects.
Traditionally, people in kratom’s growing regions use it by simply chewing the leaves. In those regions, it is common for people to use kratom by chewing as many as 30 leaves daily. Since kratom isn’t native to the United States, though, we can enjoy kratom’s effects by consuming it in the form of extracts. Kratom producers create the extracts by boiling the leaves until they release their resins. After removing the water, the resulting extract is a dry, resinous powder that’s easily consumed alone or with foods and beverages.
What Are the Benefits of Kratom?
Kratom contains several complex organic compounds called alkaloids. Kratom acts as an opiate receptor agonist, which means that it binds to the body’s opiate receptors and stimulates them to produce a response. The effects of kratom are similar in some ways to those of opiate drugs. Kratom is a common treatment in some areas, in fact, for opiate drug addiction. At low doses, some people report that kratom has a stimulating effect on the mind. At high doses, kratom may have a sedative effect and induce a dreamlike state. Kratom has analgesic properties, and some people use it for the management of chronic pain conditions such as arthritis.
How to Use Kratom Powder
At Vapor Connection LLC, we sell kratom in Pittsburgh in powder form. We recommend starting with a low dose of kratom powder until you fully understand how it interacts with your body. You should never use kratom before driving or operating heavy machinery as its sedative effects can come on suddenly.
The easiest way to use kratom powder is by mixing it with a small amount of water to create a slurry. Since kratom is very bitter, you may want to have a sweet beverage available to use as a chaser. Since the kratom will be processed by your body’s digestive system, it’s best to drink it on an empty stomach for the fastest effect.
Would you rather enjoy a kratom beverage that’s fit for sipping? Kratom’s bitter flavor profile pairs wonderfully with chocolate. Try stirring a bit of kratom powder into a glass of cold chocolate milk. As you sip your kratom chocolate shake, stir the liquid frequently to pick up any particles of kratom powder that may have settled to the bottom of the glass.