What is Kratom and CBD? Lets Break it down.
- May 13, 2020
WHAT IS KRATOM?
Kratom is an herbal medicine made from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree that grows in southeast Asia. People in Southeast Asia have used kratom for centuries as a natural remedy to boost energy, relieve stress and treat addiction. In the United States, Kratom is increasingly being used as a pain reliever –a “safer” option than opioid pain medication. Kratom is a rather unique herb in that a low to moderate dose will usually (but not always) be stimulating, while a high dose could be sedating. This is because the active alkaloids have both stimulant and sedative effects. Which predominates probably depends both on dosage and individual differences between users. There are many closely-related tryptamine alkaloids in kratom. The most important ones are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These are primarily responsible for kratoms pain relieving, sedative, euphoric, and stimulating effects.
WHAT IS CBD
CBD is short for cannabinoids. The cannabinoids in our CBD products are derived from organic industrial hemp. Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant which has been grown worldwide for nearly 10,000 years. Hemp has been traditionally grown for fiber, building materials, topical oils, ointments, and food. The CBD oil in hemp is extracted using the whole plant or in aerial parts (flowers). Cannabinoids work by mimicking the endocannabinoids that are already naturally produced by the body. The endocannabinoid system regulates vital functions such as internal stability, pain regulation, and immune system functions. CBD can bind to the receptor sites in the brain called CB-1 and can help with pain management, homeostasis, nausea, inflammation, RA, and anxiety. Industrial hemp already has naturally low to untraceable amounts of THC so it provides the health benefits without any of the psychoactive effects whereby creating a better user experience. Wahine Ki is one such company that is creating and curating a whole catalog of products to help consumers get the most out of hemp, like CBD gummies, sublingual/vape oils, and CBD Vape products.