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The Essential Guide to Kratom Strains

Carissa Stevens

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Kratom Strains

Kratom has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and for a good reason. It has quickly become a go-to for assisting with opiate withdrawal, getting a mood boost, relieving stress, and many other benefits. However, there are several different kratom strains, which can make it challenging to identify which kratom strain should be chosen. This essential guide to kratom strains will clarify the confusion, ensuring the right kratom strain can be chosen.

The following are some of the most popular strains available today.

OG Bali

OG Bali kratom enjoys some of the highest popularity out of any strain. Originating on the island of Bali in Indonesia, OG Bali comes from dark green leaves that have red veins. This kratom strain is sourced from mature Mitragyna Speciosa trees (OG stands for ‘old grown’), which results in them containing a high level of alkaloids. It is a potent strain, although less active that a strain like Maeng Da Thai.

The effects of OG Bali can be felt within 10-15 minutes and can last for 3-4 hours. This is less than other strains, which makes it useful for use by people who are looking for experiencing the effects quickly but for a short time.

Maeng Da Thai

Maeng Da Thai is considered to be the most potent strain of kratom available today. There are several vein colors available, including red, white, gold, yellow, and green. The green vein variety of this strain has found use as a prevalent folk medicine in Southeast Asia.

The effects of this kratom strain are mostly calming and stress-relieving in nature. Taken as a tea, it can relieve anxiety and stress, while instilling a sense of inner calm. There is a higher level of alkaloids within Maeng Da Thai, which leads to feeling its effects more strongly. This strain is an excellent choice for those who have developed a tolerance to milder kratom strains.

Super Indo

Super Indo is a kratom strain that is known for having a wide array of effects, ranging from pain relief, relaxation, and euphoria, to stimulation, focus, and alertness. It originates from the island of Borneo in Indonesia. Leaves from the oldest OG Mitragyna Speciosa trees are chosen for this strain. This means they are packed with alkaloids, giving it exceptional potency.

This strain is ‘super’ in the sense that its source leaves are larger than other Indo strains. This results in kratom that is more potent and longer-lasting. Once trees have reached their peak, which is about 100 feet in height, the leaves are harvested.

Gold Reserve

Gold Reserve contains a high concentration of kratom alkaloids , sourced from the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. Due to its high potency, it can provide both pain relief and an energy boost. This kratom strain can be compared to OG Bali. It’s a well-rounded strain that can deliver effective results.

The difference between Gold Reserve and other kratom strains is that it is an extract of kratom powder, rather than a crushed form of the kratom leaf itself. Leaves are boiled, turning into a resin-like mass. This resin becomes ground into a powder, the end result being a highly-concentrated and potent kratom extract. Effects come on quickly with Gold Reserve, making it especially helpful in getting fast-acting pain relief.

Red Dragon

Hailing from Thailand, where kratom has been used for 3,000 years, the Red Dragon strain is considered as a relatively stimulating type of kratom. This strain has been used by workers to get through the day without feeling the pain of all the manual labor they perform. There is also powerful anxiety relief that is enjoyed with the Red Dragon strain. In fact, this strain has been found to be more potent than some pharmaceutical drugs.

Neural circuits that are connected with reducing anxiety become activated when Red Dragon kratom is consumed, leading to an increase in mood. The strength of the pain relief provided by this kratom strain is almost unparalleled.

Kali

There are many potent strains of kratom available today. However, there are those who prefer a milder strain. Kali can provide the benefits of kratom while doing so in a more modest fashion. Originating from Borneo, Kali has become a part of the daily routine of many. Working professionals and university students have taken a particular liking to this kratom strain.

The veins are usually dark red, although green and gold veins are also prevalent. There are large amounts of complex alkaloids as well, along with flavonoids. Kali kratom is sourced from remote jungles, where mature Mitragyna Speciosa trees can be found.

The effects are primarily rejuvenating and relieving in nature. Aches and pains can be readily treated with Kali kratom. It is also often used after a long day of work to assist as a sleep aid.

Wrapping Up

These are some of the most popular kratom strains available today. While there are a massive number of kratom vendors online, choosing the right vendor can be a challenge. You’ll want to make sure whoever you shop with offers products that are compliant with the American Kratom Association’s GMP program. The GMP program ensures that the Kratom you are buying has been put through rigorous quality control standards that look for heavy metals and other contaminants.

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Social Equity Partners is Available For Arizona Applicants

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With the passage of prop 207, legal cannabis sales for recreational purposes become a new norm for Arizona residents. The legal cannabis market is a multi-billion dollar industry with a projected worth of $73 billion globally by 2027. That’s why it is important for local residents of Arizona to look for partnerships that benefit local communities within Arizona instead of foreign corporations.

Social Equity Partners’ mission is to assist Arizona residents who were convicted of non-violent cannabis felonies to apply for adult-use marijuana dispensary and cultivation establishment licenses through the program offered by Social Equity Partners. Their goal is to offer Arizona residents with cannabis convictions extensive support in receiving a license and establishing a cannabis business through the Social Equity Program. The founder Thomas Lopez was convicted in 2001 by the State of Arizona with a felony for marijuana possession. He understands the obstacles of what it takes to have personal and professional growth after a criminal conviction which is why he founded Social Equity Partners.

Under the ELEVATE brand label, one of the services that Social Equity Partners offers is access to their fully conceptualized dispensary. ELEVATE is a boutique dispensary with the aim to modernize and deliver the highest-quality marijuana products, with locations planned for Sunnyslope, Glendale and Tempe. ELEVATE aims to serve the local communities of Arizona as a small independent business that keeps money in the community instead of generating profits for foreign corporations while forgetting about the concerns of the local citizens.

Applicants will receive assistance with developing a broad web presence, social media campaigns, and professional branding once accepted into partnering with Social Equity Partners. They will also have access to their pool of local investors who are local community members looking to provide capital for starting dispensaries that benefit local residents instead of funneling money into corporations.

Social Equity Partners will be there to offer assistance during the application process for Arizona residents who are applying with felony cannabis convictions by helping them complete the application, create a compelling business plan, and verify financial requirements.  The goal for Social Equity Partners is to ensure that all funding remains local and stays in the community. With this partnership, they believe that applicants have a chance to positively impact their neighborhoods and take part in reinvigorating local economies with locally-based investors’ support.

With a partnership like Social Equity Partners, applicants will have access to full support from land-use lawyers, Realtors, and permitting specialists to help with identifying a site for your cannabis business. Their real estate brokers and lawyers understand the legal requirements for zoning laws for spaces all over Arizona and will help assist partners with finding the right property for their needs. Their partnership increases the likelihood of eligibility for the Social Equity Ownership Program with their proven funding and business plans already in place.

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CBD Trends for 2021: Information You Must Have

Jordan Webber

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CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that serves to treat various physical and mental health problems and does not generate addiction nor dependency at all. This ingredient has become highly popular globally because it collaborates in the relief of diverse conditions of physical and mental health. CBD is constantly evolving to offer solutions that improve people’s quality of life. The CBD trends for 2021 are hopeful, as this ingredient will continue to generate benefits for many. Everything you need to know about the trends of CBD for 2021 is below.

Home-grown CBD

Due to the general confinement of Covid-2019, many more people will choose to grow CBD in their home gardens. People want to be self-sufficient because the pandemic is not over yet. Therefore, urban garden sales are predicted to grow throughout 2021.

Dental Hygiene

Several international companies are manufacturing dental hygiene products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes. The components of CBD would serve to improve oral conditions, preventing cavities and gingivitis. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can also help as an antibiotic for a toothache.

A new drink

CBD seeks to succeed in the beverage industry in 2021. Several drink manufacturing companies are teaming up with those that cultivated cannabis to create drinks based on an infusion of CBD along with other popular drink flavors. This would be an excellent alternative for those who want to drink something more natural. More and more people are rejecting alcohol, artificial juices, and soft drinks. The CBD industry wants to satisfy those needs, offering a totally natural product.

CBD Mattresses

The CBD industry is increasingly creative and offers solutions for every aspect of daily life. CBD is known to be very effective in relieving insomnia and promoting deep sleep. For this reason, several companies are hoping to launch mattresses and covers based on an infusion of CBD.

A better legal structure

One of the big problems with CBD is that it is not fully legally regulated. For this reason, several companies make claims about the CBD without having a true foundation of facts to prove their claims.

The FDA is going to better regulate CBD during 2021 and that will positively impact the quality of products based on that ingredient.

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Highest quality standards

Currently, the quality standard for growing CBD is high. Unfortunately, there is a lot of contaminated land and that affects the quality of CBD negatively. Therefore, many brands must meet the current requirements or they will not be able to continue working. Brands like WillowCBD offer high-quality CBD products for many levels of consumers.

Positive awareness

Until a few years ago people had negative connotations and thoughts about marijuana. Thanks to the spread of the benefits of CBD, people have completely changed their opinion on this substance. Everyone knows that CBD has no hallucinogenic effects. In addition, people know that this ingredient can improve the quality of life in several ways. Fortunately, this positive trend will continue throughout 2021.

Conclusion

The new CBD trends for 2021 look to generate healthy expectations throughout the world. Everyone hopes to improve their quality of life and many people are hopeful that CBD will provide relief to many of their problems. It is advisable to be well informed based on reputable sources.

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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