Traditional: counters fatigue, stimulant, analgesic,
improves learning / brain functions, mood elevator
Green Maeng Da Kratom
Code KRA101 -- Price: $24.50
120 Capsules x 800 mg.
Red Maeng Da Kratom
Code KRA110 -- Price: $24.50
120 Capsules x 800 mg.
White Maeng Da Kratom
Code KRA115 -- Price: $24.50
120 Capsules x 800 mg.
-- 18 oz. bottle: $34.95
-- (all varieties)
Larger Bulk Orders:
Our quality Kratom products are available in bulk for as little
as $29.50 per pound. Inquire at: email@example.com
-- is a leafy tree from the coffee family (Rubiaceae)
native to tropical biomes in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,
Thailand, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. It tends to be 4-16 meters high,
and its medicinal use extends thousands of years into antiquity -- primarily
for use by manual laborers to fight fatigue and improve productivity,
much as coca has been used for similar reasons over eons in western South America.
Like coca, traditional use has involved chewing a few leaves, which are quite bitter.
Additional traditional uses involve
mood-elevation, analgesic, aphrodisiac applications, socioreligioius ceremonies,
and morphine dependence (Thailand). 2
Like many ethnobotanicals, Kratom can
be abused, thus considerable attention has been focused on the narcotic effects
which are produced when large amounts of the plant are consumed. 3
Kratom contains small amounts of psychoactive (mind-altering) opioid compounds, and
so it has been banned in a number of countries, including Canada and Thailand.
Currently, it is illegal in 6 of the 50 United States, including (in
alphabetical order): Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin
(as of May, 2016) 4
Since Kratom comes in a varieties and
different subspecies with varying properties, Alpha Omega Labs carries three
distinct Kratom products -- all wildcrafted from Indonesia, all pure with no
other ingredients or fillers. Please note that
the properties below represent ethnobotanical uses by the indigenous and do
represent medical claims by AO Labs:
- Green Maeng Da Kratom: This variety is known to improve mood-elevation
and increase confidence. Our locals in Indonesia who microdose with Kratom religiously
say it also "is a light energy booster that can perk you up without putting you on the edge."
Helps one to focus, and is useful in pain management "without causing lethargy or drowsiness
that other analgesics can cause."
- Red Maeng Da Kratom: This is a variety of "red vein kratom," and is among the most
common sold worldwide. Used to increase energy, relieve bone and muscle pain,
and overcome symptoms related to addiction to narcotic opium taste. In fact, some of the strongest
Kratom extracts used for poppy withdrawal come from this variety of Kratom.
- White Maeng Da Kratom: "White" has subtle stimulant and
sedative effect. Traditionally used to improves mental alertness, relieve chronic back pain
and arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid), fight cancer, improve mood and feeling,
morale, learning, and brain functions. This variety is best for those suffering
from depression. If you find coffee too stimulating, you may experience anxiety or irritability
when using this variety.
Uses & Protocols
Kratom is normally sold in capsules or
bulk powder. We sell it in both. When it comes to "protocols," please keep in mind that
we sell only pure powdered Kratom. We do not concentrate it into an extract, as that would
be akin to making a pharmaceutical drug, plus it is in taking pharmaceutical extracts that
side effects appear. Note that Kratom is very bitter, so if you take it
in bulk form -- (adding it to fruit in a blender is a common practice) -- be sure to add
sufficient honey, maple syrup, stevia, monk fruit extract, or similar, natural sweetening
agent to mask the flavor. Additionally, we do not recommend taking Kratom just before
bed time unless you are experienced in taking small doses so as to avoid insomnia.
For beginners: Take a half teaspoon (about 2.5 g.)
to a teaspoon (about 5 g.) once a day. If you find your dosage causes irritation or agitation,
then reduce accordingly.
Experienced users: Even for experienced
users, we do not recommend taking more than two teaspoons (about 10 g.) per day. Again,
the goal here is not to use Kratom as a narcotic.
Capsules: For those wanting smaller
dosages and/or a way to circumvent taste issues, our encapsulated versions are recommended.
The on-label dosage is a very low two capsules, 2x a day.
Microdosing: Those who microdose with Kratom
will experience cumulative effects at roughly one-eighth to one-half teaspoon per day,
depending on the person. You may need to experiment to find the ideal microdosing dosage
for you because of variances in experiences between individual consumers and the
desired effect you are looking for. Our Kratom supplier in Indonesia takes
"one teaspoon every morning to add energy and focus on the job."
We do not recommend taking any Kratom product
while simultaneously taking other analgesics or opioid products, to avoid any
compounded additive or synergistic effects. Do not take if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding. Avoid Kratom products if you have ever been diagnosed for
psychosis, seizures, or intrahepatic cholestasis. Additionally, we do not recommend taking any Kratom product
while using the Bob Beck device to avoid the
amplifying effects of electroporosis. If you have any questions about these products,
please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information for practitioners:
The best information is in the extinct literature (see PubMed literature at right),
although some lay materials are available (see sample book at right) to give a
rough overview. Most of the general readership books looks more like expanded
brochures (50 pages or less) rather than full=fledged books.
Below is a list of the medical activities and indications for
Kratom from varied sources.
- Analgesic 5, 6
- Anorectic 5
- Antidepressant 5
- Antinociceptive 5
- Immunostimulant 5
- Sedative 5
- Stimulant 5
- Cough 7
- Diabetes 7
- Diarrhea 7
- Fever 7
- Hypertension 7
- Memory Impairment 8
- Morphine Addiction 7
- Pain 7
varieties of Kratom are available
in large bottles of 120 capsules (600 mg.)
Kratom in 18 oz. bulk packaging.
To U.S. Users:
have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Recent Studies : Kratom
Sourced from PubMed
The following citations mention kratom,
either as the focus of their study, or in passing. Of all the herbals that I have studied in
the existing medical literature, this one was the least thoroughly covered combined with an
insistence on including it tangentially so as to focus on potential abuse. Most studies were
embarrassingly disingenuous on this count. Please note that
no finding should be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims,
nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to
the PubMed database are encouraged to
register with NCBI
As of Dec., 2017, there were 141 citations posted which mentioned
Kratom -- the majority of them, just in passing. Below we list a few of the more notable:
Biochemical Benefits, Diagnosis, and Clinical Risks Evaluation of Kratom (2017).
Background: We aim to use existing literature to clarify both benefits and risks
of kratom as well as its diagnosis evaluation as kratom misuse is an emerging trend in the Western world.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow…and Back Again? A Review of Herbal Marijuana Alternatives (K2, Spice), Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts),
Kratom, Salvia divinorum, Methoxetamine, and Piperazines (2012)
Novel Psychoactive Substances—Recent Progress on Neuropharmacological Mechanisms of Action for Selected Drugs (2017)
Self-treatment of opioid withdrawal using kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth) (2008)
Antinociceptive Action of Isolated Mitragynine from Mitragyna Speciosa through Activation of Opioid Receptor System (2012)
Russian roulette with unlicensed fat-burner drug 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP): evidence from a multidisciplinary
study of the internet, bodybuilding supplements and DNP users (2015)
Comment: I found this study interesting because it covers the use of Kratom to counteract
DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol), a weight-loss aid that can cause lethargy. People wouldn't be doing this
unless Kratom was a potent stimulant.
The evaluation of antinociceptive activity of alkaloid, methanolic, and aqueous extracts of Malaysian Mitragyna
speciosa Korth leaves in rat (2010)
Legal highs: staying on top of the flood of novel psychoactive substances (2015)
Comment: Kratom covered only briefly, but the overall is worth the read.
Opioid receptors and legal highs: Salvia divinorum and Kratom. (2008)
Pain management, prescription opioid mortality, and the CDC: is the devil in the data? (2017)
Comment: The most important comment from this study (in my opinion):
"However, 72% of the deaths involving oxycodone included alcohol, a benzodiazepine (or both alcohol and
a benzodiazepine), kratom, methamphetamine, or another prescription opioid (which may or may not have been prescribed
concurrently). These data strongly suggest not a “prescription opioid crisis” but rather a "polypharmacy crisis."
[Emphasis added]. The point here is that fatalities attributed to kratom while the patient is abusing other drugs
cannot be attributed to the kratom. If I consume capsules containing large quantities of arsenic, which result
in death while I'm coincidentally eating broccoli, then one cannot accurately say that the cause of death is broccoli.
As ridiculous as this metaphor sounds, the same arguments have been used to malign the use of this ancient medicinal.
Inhibitory effects of kratom leaf extract (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) on the rat gastrointestinal tract. (2008)
Self-reported use of novel psychoactive substances among attendees of electronic dance music venues. (2016)
Comment: This study indicates the heavy-handed influence of Big Pharma on independent study of natural
materials that exhibit psychoactive properties.
Behavioural and Electrophysiological Evidence of Impaired Learning and Memory in Male Sprague Dawley Rats
following Subchronic Exposure to Standardised Methanolic Extract of Mitragyna speciosa Korth (2015).
New Drugs on the Internet: The Case of Camfetamine (2014).
Comment: I include this study because it also points to a "polypharmacy crisis," as previously noted,
and not a fault with the sensible use of Kratom itself, which is effective when not abused by taking it with
a injudicious cocktail of other psychoactive compounds.
Common Causes of Poisoning: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment (2013)
Comment: I include this article, as well, to make a point. The article goes over substances
and combinations commonly leading to poisoning, and then kratom is gratuitously added as a "legal drug
of botanical origin that is commonly touted as 'legal high' and can be obtained without any difficulty."
It has no place in the article, nor is any argument made that people suffering from 'kratom poisoning'
has any basis in reality.
A chemical analysis examining the pharmacology of novel psychoactive substances freely available over the internet
and their impact on public (ill)health. Legal highs or illegal highs? (2012)
Comment: Kratom is mentioned, but its inclusion is disingenuous. The focus of the study is clearly stated as,
"synthetic substances since their increased popularity has caused a furore in the media and problems for the authorities
who are unable to act quickly enough to monitor and legislate on the vast array of new substances being created in this
burgeoning market. According to the International Narcotic Control Board, the growth in production and distribution of
these new designer drugs is ‘escalating out of control’ with their availability growing at an unprecedented pace."
Clearly, this is not about kratom. Its inclusion, however, is intended to create "guilt by association."