Frequently Asked Questions

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tree native to countries such as Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. It is best known for the leaves which distribute over 40 different psychoactive compounds. Farmers harvest our Kratom leaves from these trees where they then begin the process of cultivation, drying, and crushing.

Our Kratom leaf is ground into a fine powder (or crushed if desired) to be consumed several different ways. Kratom is not currently approved by the FDA and several states have already banned this plant.

In small amounts kratom is a natural energy enhancer and produces an enhanced mood making work more pleasurable. In higher amounts it becomes more of a numbing painkiller and makes a very good alternative to prescription drugs.

If Kratom is not mixed with other drugs or a lot of alcohol it is very safe. There are many scientific journals that show exactly how safe kratom is. It is almost impossible to overdose on it and compared to opioid-based drugs Kratom does not cause respiratory failure.

Each Kratom strain is different for everyone. While there are many different types or names of Kratom, there are only three Kratom strains. Depending on what you are trying to achieve with your dose will determine which one becomes your favorite. If you would like more personal opinions from our customers, take a look at our Facebook group to get more information.

We do have some recommendations below:

There is a long list of our favorite Kratom strains and probably too many to show you here, but these will get you started.

Yes. We take our lab testing very seriously. Craving Kratom wants to always ensure the purest product and the best quality. That means we want no heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, bacteria, or pathogens in any of our Kratom leaf.

There are many ways to consume Kratom.
  • Steep the powder in tea bags and drink it hot.
  • Mix the powder in warm water with your favorite drink mixture (orange juice, Hawaiian punch packets, etc)
  • Toss & Wash – This is where you toss your dose in the back of your throat and chase it with water or another favorite beverage to wash it down.
  • Capsules are getting to be the preferred method by many people

Currently, Kratom powder is not legal in these states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California – San Diego County
  • Florida – Sarasota County
  • Illinois – City of Jerseyville. Illinois also bans the sale of Kratom to minors under 18.
  • Indiana
  • New Hampshire – 18 and over only
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

If you live in any of these states, Kratom is banned or has strict regulations on it. In the states in which Kratom has been banned Craving Kratom cannot ship there. You are also welcome to discover more information about the legality of Kratom in your state.

Most of the kratom on the market comes from Indonesia. Most of the Indonesian kratom comes from the islands of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra although it is found in many other islands too.

Try a few!! Try a few different colored strains and ask to see the fingerprint of the strain you like.

Craving Kratom can make you a Sample Bundle just so people new to Kratom can try 3 of our best sellers.

Email us at and tell us the 3 areas you’d like to try strains for and we will send you a PayPal invoice for your custom order.

2 replies on “Frequently Asked Questions

  • rlpitts1955


    Thanks for all the information you provide on your site. I will definitely be ordering some when I get low again. I didn’t see anything about how long kratom can be stored and still be as effective as when it’s fresh? Is fresh better, a lot better, or does it matter? I travel and work a lot in states where it’s not legal, so I’m just curious how long I can store it without losing potency?

    Randy Pitts

    • Dustin Sparks

      Hey Randy – Most experts advise using your Kratom within 3 months of harvesting when the active compounds are the most concentrated in the plant. Over time, environmental conditions will lower the quality of your Kratom, whatever storing practices you adopt. With proper storage, however, you can extend the life of your product’s potency out to a year or more. Here are the conditions to look for when properly storing your powder, extract, or caps.

      Storage Do’s And Don’ts
      DO: Keep Your Kratom Storage Airtight – Once off the tree, Kratom is extremely sensitive to outside environmental influences, and the easiest way to avoid contaminating it is to keep it completely cut off from the outside world. You’ll want to use something that seals both securely and tightly. A jar with a new lid works well. But many people find success with a simple resealable plastic container like you’d put leftovers in.

      DON’T: Let Your Kratom Breathe – The leaves are dead and ground up. They do not need to breathe in storage. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you store your Kratom openly, you’re creating the potential not just for contamination, but also oxidation. Oxygen damages cells, that’s why antioxidants are so important in your Kratom beauty products. The easiest way to fight oxidation is to avoid allowing fresh oxygen into the container you’re storing Kratom in.

      DO: Keep Your Kratom Dry – As dried vegetation, you’ll want to avoid any moisture contaminating your powder. Not only can this cause clumping, or damage the powder’s consistency, but too much moisture that is left undried can also allow for the growth of mold. Mold ruins Kratom and can present a health hazard on its own. If one of your Kratom containers has even a small amount of mold, do not try to save the rest of the contents. Dispose of it safely and review your Kratom storing practices to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

      DON’T: Trust Your Container For Storing Kratom In A Damp Environment – Even if you have the utmost faith in your container’s air-tight seal, don’t risk it. Don’t chance that there won’t be a small leak that allows moisture in.

      DO: Make Sure You’re Storing Kratom In A Dark Place Away From Direct UV Light – If you can opt for opaque storage containers or brown amber jars when selecting your container. If clear is all you have, avoid placing your Kratom in any light, but especially in direct sunlight. Just as solar radiation can bleach the curtains in your window, it can affect your Kratom.

      DON’T: Use Equipment For Other Products For Kratom Storing – A fancy cigar humidor may ruin your Kratom. Too many people think that vegetation is vegetation, but aged tobacco and fresh dried Kratom are entirely different substances. Just keep it simple, follow these tips, and leave the cedar-lined cabinet for the stogies.

      DO: Keep Your Kratom Storage Temperature Stable And Cool – Don’t subject your storage to large temperature swings, or you could see condensation start to form inside the container. Aim for a consistent shirt-sleeve number on the thermometer, and you should be OK, but cooler is usually better as long as it’s stable.

      DON’T: Place your container for storing Kratom near a source of temperature change – Avoid placing your container near or in the path of sources of fluctuation. HVAC vents, above the back of a refrigerator, or in a cabinet over the dryer in the laundry room.

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