Hello, I'm new
Hi everyone, I'm JoAnn. Just tried Kratom for the first time about a month ago. I love it!! I only wish I'd known about this a long time ago. To find something that makes me feel this good, that's completely legal and also completely natural, well let's just say I'm a very happy camper. I've been ordering from the same site each time because the product seemed to be good (not that I'd know if it wasn't, but I enjoyed the product so I assumed it was good quality), and also I'd heard through another forum that not all kratom is fresh, so if you find a good vendor, to stick with them. So I got worried about trying anything from anywhere else, even though the place I ordered from never seemed to run specials and the product wasn't the cheapest out there, by any means. The other forum I'd been lurking on didn't provide names of any particular vendors (it appeared that it was against the forum rules to do so) so I was happy when I stumbled across this forum, because now I feel like I can branch out a little and try some other places that has cheaper product. I'll be lurking here often in the future. I've already checked out prices on a couple of places I've seen mentioned here and am very much looking forward to trying out all the strains available. Any pointers or advice by 'seasoned' kratom users is greatly appreciated. Also, I'm curious about extracts. Are they worth the money? Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.
Hello JoAnn and welcome to this great little community.
You'll definitely find good vendors here. Let me know if you have any particular questions regarding this great plant and I'll do my best to help you out.
I've always been told to stay away from extracts because your tolerance will just go out the roof.
Stick with powders and leaf if possible. Which strains are your favorite strains?
I prefer a maneg-da in the morning and a red in the night.
I haven't tried that many strains yet but of the 4 I've tried, I like Maeng Da the best. Second is a toss-up between Green Thai and White Borneo. I can't decide which of those 2 I like best, but I like them almost as much as the Maeng Da. And since they are usually cheaper, I'm more inclined to purchase them over the Maeng Da. I've also tried Green Malay and it didn't give me as much energy as the others. I usually just use kratom during the daytime and let the effects wear off before bed, rather than use a relaxation strain before bed. As long as I don't use any within 4 or 5 hours before bedtime, I don't seem to have any problem sleeping, although I have noticed that I DO have to cut myself off in plenty of time, in order to avoid sleeplessness. I really like kratom more for the energy than anything else. I don't have chronic pain. I do have occasional backaches but no more than the average person, I'd guess, so the pain relief benefits also aren't a concern for me. I'm more interested in the energy and euphoria and that's what I look for in whatever strain I try. I've taken hydrocodone on occasion, although I've never taken them on any kind of regular basis, just now and then, on the rare occasion I was prescribed them, so I know what the high from those feels like, and I SWEAR I think kratom is better. Also, I don't get sleepy from kratom, whereas I'd always get sleepy from the hydros after a couple of hours. The kratom, however, gives a nice euphoric feeling with the accompanying energy boost, then levels off after awhile, with no drowsiness. I'm pretty sure I'll be buying kratom for a long time to come!
That's good to hear. Same here... I now stay away from pain pills.
I've never tried a white strain (Besides Maneg Da), but in the process of offering some White Sumatra. I take Maneg Da in the morning and Red Borneo at night and that has always helped me big time.