We know that there’s a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about kratom. From regions to strains to brands to common terminology, every site we’ve come across seems to have a slightly different story about origins, effects and product claims. We do our best to get the most accurate product reviews available and we certainly stand by our selection of products, but we also know that everyone’s experience with kratom is different.
We’ve done the research
Because kratom chemistry is so complex and its effects only partially understood, it’s nearly impossible to recommend a “best” strain. Compound that with differences in metabolism and lifestyle, and you’ll find that individual experiences with kratom can vary greatly from person to person. This variation makes it very difficult for us to recommend red vein kratom over Maeng Da or whether to choose kratom extract vs kratom powder.
If you haven’t checked out our Expert Research section, you probably missed a fascinating study published in the American Chemical Society. We say fascinating (cause it kind of is), but unless you’re well-versed in organic chemistry or have a Ph.D. in pharmacology, it’s little confusing to read. The title alone says just about everything you need to know: 7-Hydroxymitragynine Is an Active Metabolite of Mitragynine and a Key Mediator of Its Analgesic Effects. See what we mean?
It’s pretty cool that there are people out there who are working really hard to get to know kratom and find out what it can do for us. But maybe more importantly, these people are discovering new information all the time that actually explains the science behind the effects of kratom. This gives a glimpse into how human metabolism responds to the alkaloids in kratom, and just might help explain why different people have different experiences.
What the Science Can’t Tell You
Having said that, our goal at Pop Kratom is to provide as much information as we can to help you find what kratom strains are best for you. Blogs tagged as Personal Experience will showcase the experiences and journeys of real kratom users. These experiences are drawn from all over the web, and we’re looking forward to featuring your feedback in these articles as well! As always, we’ll never post anything that we can’t verify, and we never use our customer information without their express consent.
For our very first article in this series, we’ve turned to Bistro Grace, a lifestyle brand and excellent resource for information on all things kratom. We highly recommend that you read Elaine Lemm’s article Experience With Kratom – My Path To Recovery, a firsthand account of her experience using kratom to alleviate a variety of complaints.
Written honestly, Ms. Lemm details her experiences with clarity and concision, and provides a great deal of useful information along the way. Like everyone who’s trying kratom for the first time, she found it difficult to separate the fact from fiction, but eventually wound up taking the leap with red Maeng Da:
“When I started my Mitragyna journey, I went with a strain that gave me the necessary benefits I needed while being a well-rounded strain. Following several customer reviews, I made my way to Red Maeng Da. This strain is attributed to being one of the best strains from the moment it was sold to date.
The Red Maeng Da I bought had a perfect balance between the analgesic properties of Red-veined strains and focus on improving and stimulating benefits. The strain did not take long to kick in and had a well-balanced effect that lasted long after the dose had been taken. Maeng Da is one of the best strains for beginners and amateurs in the Mitragyna world.”
Ms. Lemm lays out her methods in choosing leaf color, strains, brands and more in great detail. The piece is a truly excellent resource for newcomers and old-timers alike. What sold us overall was an excellent piece of advice regarding vendors. Cautioning readers to avoid disreputable sellers, she continues: “Moreover, reasonable pricing, fast delivery, approach-ability, various payment methods are all plus points that show the positives of a vendor.”
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DISCLAIMER: These articles are completely opinion-based. The views and opinions expressed in Our Personal Experiences Series are solely those of the original authors or contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Pop Kratom, the Pop Kratom staff, and/or any/all contributors. If you’re interested in the facts and science behind kratom, check out our Expert Research section to learn more!