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Ask Kraken: What is Nano Kratom?

April 25, 2022

Compared to many botanical industries, the Kratom industry in the US is still gaining its foothold. Many vendors (including us), are enthusiastically expanding their offerings to expand the possibilities and meet the needs of their customer base.

One product that we’ve been getting an increasing number of questions about is Nano Kratom. As an emerging type of product, many Kratom fans are unfamiliar with this unique type of product. Because of the huge number of different products being released, it can be easy to confuse Nano Kratom with other products.

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Alkaloids: An Essential Component Of The Kratom Plant

April 12, 2022

Everything that we eat, drink, and otherwise ingest is made up of dozens or hundreds of different compounds that come together to create a specific item. One of those naturally occurring organic compounds that aren’t often covered in great detail is an alkaloid.

Alkaloids are present in many different foods, drinks, and medicines, but that doesn’t mean that this category is familiar to the everyday person. Each of these alkaloids has its own set of effects and uses, so it is common for each alkaloid to be known by its specific name rather than as an alkaloid.

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Understanding Kratom Lab Results

April 5, 2022

Reputable Kratom vendors talk about their lab-accredited testing and why their product is high-quality because they do third-party testing. It’s great that having high-quality Kratom is becoming an essential part of the industry, but what exactly is it being tested for? What do lab results say, and why do the findings matter to you?

Kratom consumers aren’t always fully aware of what is being tested for when a lab test is done. Today, we’ll be sharing more information to help you understand Kratom lab results. Learn what we test for, why we test for it, and what you should review if you ever look at certificate of analysis.

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Oregon Passes KCPA For 2nd Time: What’s Next?

March 28, 2022

For the last several years, Kratom advocacy organizations have been working together to establish Kratom Consumer Protection laws at the state level. The goal of creating a network of these regulatory acts is to ensure the industry’s safety while also providing legal protections to Kratom consumers, vendors, and suppliers.

Sometimes, however, things don’t go exactly as expected. Last year, the Oregon governor vetoed a KCPA bill that was almost unanimously approved by both chambers of the legislature.

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Warm Up This Winter With A Cup Of Kratom Tea

February 28, 2022

Ask any true Kratom connoisseur what their preferred method of enjoyment is, and almost universally you’ll hear back, “Brewing tea.”

For as long as humans have been enjoying hot beverages, we’ve been experimenting with different teas. From black tea to green tea and everything in between, if it grows on a leaf, humans have tried to brew it into tea. 

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Finding Authentic Kratom – Tips From The Kraken

December 20, 2021

Kratom lovers across the country source their kratom from a variety of vendors, but how can you be sure that your kratom is authentic and high-quality?

With an industry as new as the modern kratom market, it can be hard to understand exactly how to find legitimate kratom. Which vendors should you buy from? How can you choose between them? What should you be looking for when picking kratom?

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KCPA (Kratom Consumer Protection Act) Update:

December 6, 2021

Every year, the legal status of kratom changes as new laws and ordinances are passed regarding how it can and cannot be sold in the US. Each state has its own rules on this subject, and that is why there are some states where kratom is regulated and protected while it is completely illegal to sell or use in a few other states.

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What Does “Organic” Mean On Kratom Products?

November 16, 2021

We’ve all been shopping in a grocery store and seen the organic section for fruits and vegetables. Often, this leaves you wondering if you should be buying from that aisle even though it is often priced higher.

These days, kratom fans are seeing organic and fair trade labels pop up on kratom products more and more. Why are these labels showing up, and what do they even mean? Seeing these labels on kratom can be confusing for a number of reasons.

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Kratom FAQs: Why Vaping Kratom Could Be Dangerous

October 26, 2021

Vaping has grown in popularity in recent years, with companies selling an ever growing list of natural products in vape cartridges. Unlike smoking which produces smoke, vape juices may be less harmful to the body as they contain less additives and other carcinogens. Some people are even vaping Kratom. But should you?

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How Is Kratom Harvested? Processing, Drying, & More!

October 8, 2021

If you’re a kratom fan who has been enjoying kratom for some time, you might be wondering exactly how the kratom that you love comes to be. 

Some people know that kratom powders and leaves are simply dried leaves from the kratom tree, but what exactly happens to get those leaves off the trees and to you? Does it take a long time for these leaves to be harvested and shipped to stores around the world?

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What Is Kratom Resin? Understanding This Extreme Extract

August 17, 2021

Did you know that Kratom resin is one type of extract that many companies do not sell?

Whether you’re new to Kratom or you’ve enjoyed it before, there’s a good chance that you aren’t familiar with Kratom resin. Unlike more popular items like powder and extract, Kratom resin is not seen as frequently on the market.

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Comparing CBD and Kratom: A Closer Look From Kraken

July 15, 2021

These days, it’s not uncommon to see both CBD and kratom products stocked in the same stores. People often compare the two for their benefits, features, and more, but what exactly is comparable about these two natural substances?

Though the products made from CBD and kratom are very different, people still tend to draw these comparisons. Why is that?

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