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How to Quit Heroin with Kratom
If you’re not able to quit heroin cold turkey, warm turkey or with Suboxone as well, then you may want to consider quitting heroin with the help of Kratom.

Kratom is an all natural means of helping you get through heroin and opiate withdrawals for the first few days with much less discomfort.

Kratom works. Kratom helps. It can help you to quit heroin. It can help you to quit Suboxone. It can help you to quit Oxycontin. And believe it or not, it can even help you to quit Methadone as well. And Kratom can help you too to quit heroin for good.
  What is Kratom
Kratom is a leaf of a tree found in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and other regions as well. Its botanical name is Mitragyna Speciosa and comes from the same family as the coffee tree, Rubiaceae. Kratom leaves have been traditionally used by the people of Southeast Asia for its amazing medicinal properties.

In 1897 H. Ridley was the first to report and document that Kratom leaves were an aid for opiate withdrawals and a cure for opiate dependence. Mitragynine (an active alkaloid within Kratom) has also been used for methadone dependence detox in New Zealand as well. Over the years, Kratom has been used as an alternative and natural means of treatment for many conditions, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, fatigue, diabetes, opiate addiction, and opiate withdrawals, and to promote feelings of wellness and happiness. It is also used as a stimulant (in low doses), a sedative (in high doses), a recreational drug, a pain killer and as a medicine for diarrhea as well.
  Kratom is not an opioid. It is not a drug. And it does not get you high like heroin. Yet it is known to produce euphoric effects and more importantly to minimize withdrawal symptoms in opiate withdrawal. Kratom is one of the only plants that is not from the opium poppy plant that acts and works on the opioid receptors in the brain to counteract pain. The effects produced from kratom plant and powders have been compared to opium, morphine, and Oxycontin.
  Types of Kratom
There are many names for Kratom being sold on the market. But for opiate and heroin withdrawal, Red Vein Kratom is preferred over all others for heroin and opiate withdrawals due to its sedative, pain relieving and withdrawals relieving effects. However, all Kratom types of leaves relieve opiate withdrawal effects to some degree or another since they all work on the opioid receptors in the brain.

Red-Veined Borneo, sometimes called Red Indo Kratom, comes from the island of Borneo and is used more as a sedative, for pain relief, pain management and for opiate and heroin withdrawal. Red-Veined Kratom would be best for heroin withdrawal and for anxiety relief as well.

Bali Kratom effects are both relaxing as well as energizing. Higher doses of bali kratom tend to bring about a more relaxing effect, while lower doses of Bali produce a more stimulating effect. For new kratom users, Bali kratom effects can last from 5 to 6 hours long while experienced users may feel the kratom effects for around 3 hours long.

Maeng da is one of the most potent strains of kratom on the market and is mainly used for its stimulating effects rather than for relaxing and can last for about 3 hours long. It is very euphoric and is well liked for its energizing effects. Maeng Da Kratom leaves are pointed and is a more alkaloid-rich leaf. Maeng Da, translated to mean “Pimp Grade”, is believed to be a genetically modified variant of Thai Kratom.

Thai kratom is known for its energizing effects and as a sexual stimulant as well. It lasts for about 4-8 hours long. And Thai Kratom is reported to be more energizing than "Bali" Kratom yet less euphoric. Mitragyna Speciosa trees were banned in Thailand in 1943 so they are grown in other countries instead such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

Malay kratom is known for its’ strong euphoric and gently energizing effects as well. It becomes relaxing and sedative at higher dosages. Malay is also known for its long lasting effects, which can last for up to 8 hours long. Malay kratom is not however more widely used by many kratom users.

Green-Veined Borneo kratom is also found in Borneo and Sumatra as well. Green-veined Borneo has a high alkaloid level similar to Maeng Da kratom. And this strain of kratom is also very popular due to its balanced level of alkaloids which produces effects that are both relaxing and slightly stimulating at the same time with light waves of euphoria.

You’ll find plenty of other fancy names for kratom as well, and any type of kratom will help to ease heroin and opiate withdrawals. But the best kratom to use for heroin and opiate withdrawal is Red-Veined Borneo kratom due to its’ euphoric, relaxing, sedating and pain relieving effects.
  How Kratom works
Kratom contains over 25 alkaloids (a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds) including 7-hydroxymitragynine, 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine and Mitragynine which is believed to be responsible for most of kratoms’ effects. Mitragynine is an opioid agonist, which means that it has an attraction towards the opioid receptors in the brain. And these opioid receptors are able to influence your mood, pain levels and anxiety levels as well.

Mitragynine binds to these receptors and helps to improve your mood while also giving the user a pleasant feeling of euphoria just like heroin does, although kratom will not give you the same high as heroin. The difference between kratom and opiates is that kratom prefers delta opioid receptors first while heroin and other opiate drugs bind to mu opioid receptors.
  At higher doses however, kratom increasingly stimulates mu opioid receptors in the brain. And this is most likely why kratom has a stimulating effect at lower doses and a narcotic effect at higher doses. This may also be the reason why kratom is not as addictive as heroin and other opiate drugs are, although kratom can become mildly addictive as well after continual daily usage.

When a person stops using heroin and is using the kratom to come off of the heroin, the withdrawals from the heroin are minimized and moderated by the binding of Mitragynine to the delta opioid receptors, thus making withdrawals from the heroin much easier to deal with. Not only can Kratom help people to come off of heroin, but it can also help users to come off of suboxone, methadone, and oxycontin as well.

Different types of kratom can produce different effects. And the effects of kratom can differ from person to person depending on the amount of kratom used, the type of kratom ingested and the tolerance level of the user. The effects of kratom can be both energizing and relaxing as well. Higher doses of kratom tend to promote relaxation, while lower doses tend to produce a more stimulating effect. The effects of kratom can usually be felt within 20 to 30 minutes after ingestion and can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours long or 5 to 6 hours long depending on the users tolerance and the type of kratom used.
Effects and results of kratom use include:
-Relaxation at higher doses
-Stimulation at lower doses
-Sense of well-being
-More friendly
-More talkative
-Help for stress
-Help with anxiety
-Help with depression
-Pain relief
-Help with chronic pain
-Help with opiate withdrawals
-Help with muscle and body aches
-Help for insomnia
-Help for chills and shakes
-Help for cravings
-Help for restlessness
  Kratom affects each person in different ways. And as mentioned above, there are many kratom strains from various geographical locations. Each region produces exceptional kratom and each one has its own and unique kratom effects.
  How much Kratom to take
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How to take kratom and how much to take depends on your tolerance level and the potency of the kratom as well. And as a general rule or guideline, it would be best to start with lower doses such as 1 to 2 teaspoons for example, and then work your way up if necessary.

NOTE: Some users may need more than 2 teaspoons per serving, every 3, 4 to 5 hours as well. Results will vary from person to person.

Kratom grades come in different levels as well such as commercial grade, premium, super, enhanced and extract products. Extracts labeled 15x is the standard extraction. Anything labeled above 30x is probably the seller inflating the concentration values. However, it would be best to stay away from enhanced or extract products as such grades will only lead to a very high tolerance level rather quickly. Start off with good, genuine quality kratom leaf/powder and take only as needed.
1 teaspoon = 4 Grams (3.8 grams of kratom powder)

2 teaspoons = 8 Grams (7.6 grams of kratom powder)

1 Tablespoon = 10 grams (10.4 grams kratom powder)
Most heroin and opiate users can start off at 2 teaspoons (7 to 8 grams) of kratom every 4 to 5 hours or as needed in order to begin to bring relief for heroin and opiate withdrawals. For example:

Day 1: After your last use of heroin, try to hold off until you start to feel withdrawals before taking your first dose of kratom. Then start off at 2 teaspoons of kratom, 4 times per day (every 4 to 5 hours) with your own preferred method of consumption, (ie. mix and drink, kratom tea, or capsules. (more on this below). Wait 20 to 30 minutes for effects to take place. 2 teaspoons of kratom 4 times per day may be enough to take away 60% to 70% of the heroin withdrawals (and sometimes more) for most heroin and opiate users. The effects of kratom can last anywhere from 3, 4 to 5 hours long, but try to hold out for as long as you can before taking your next serving of kratom. (Total kratom used for Day 1= 30 grams of kratom powder.)

NOTE: Some users may need 3 teaspoons of kratom depending on the users’ habit size, tolerance level and the potency of the kratom as well.

Day 2: Repeat. Take 2 teaspoons of kratom 4 times per day, or as needed (every 4 to 5 hours) (via your preferred method of consumption). Try to stretch out the waiting period in between kratom servings for as long as you can in order to conserve kratom and to begin to lower your tolerance level as well. (Total kratom used for Day 2= 30 grams of kratom powder.)

Day 3: Repeat. Take 2 teaspoons of kratom 4 times per day (every 4 to 5 hours) or as needed (via your preferred method of consumption). Try to hold off on your next serving of kratom for as long as you can in order to conserve kratom and to continue to lower your tolerance level. (Total kratom used for Day 3= 30 grams of kratom powder).

Day 4: Reduce intake of kratom by ½ teaspoon or less. Take 1 and a ½ teaspoons (or less) (via your preferred method of consumption) every 5 hours or as needed. Again, try to stretch it out for as long as you can in order to conserve kratom and to continue to lower your tolerance level. (Total kratom used for Day 4= 22 grams of kratom powder, or less).

By Day 4, the worst of the heroin withdrawals should be over. You may still feel discomfort but not as bad as Day 1 through Day 3. And you can begin to reduce your consumption of kratom significantly.
Day 5: Reduce intake of kratom to 1 teaspoon and for 1 serving only. For example: Take 1 teaspoon of kratom (via your preferred method of consumption) one time for Day 5. (Total kratom used for Day 5= 4 grams (3.8 grams) of kratom powder).

Day 6: Reduce intake of kratom to ½ teaspoon and for 1 serving only. For example: Take ½ teaspoon of kratom (via your preferred method of consumption) only 1 time for Day 6. (Total used for Day 6= 2 grams (1.9 grams) of kratom powder)

Day 7: Stop! That’s it. No more kratom!

WARNING: Kratom has been known to become mildly addictive after taking it daily for several days or more and this is why it’s best to reduce consumption after the first 3 to 4 days and then stop by Day 6, or before as well. Use it to come off of the heroin and not as a replacement substance, otherwise after several days of use you may begin to feel mild withdrawals from the kratom as well.

Total kratom powder needed for example used above= 117.70 grams (120 grams) of fine kratom powder. Average cost= around $50 to $60 or less.

NOTE: As mentioned above, how much kratom each person will need will vary from person to person. Everyone is different and everyone will react differently to kratom. Some people may need to start with more than 2 teaspoons for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. And some people can get by on just 2 teaspoons of kratom every 4 to 5 hours or more. You will have to decide on what works best for you. But for the most part, kratom will help to reduce withdrawals from heroin and other opiate drugs, including methadone, suboxone and pain killers such as oxycontin for example.

TIP: If you’re going to start off with 2 teaspoons via the ‘mix and drink’ method then you may want to drink 1 teaspoon at a time as 2 teaspoons of Kratom may be hard to swallow for some. For example, add 1 teaspoon of kratom to ¼ drink. Then mix and drink. Then add the 2nd teaspoon to ¼ drink and then mix and drink again. Then wash it all down. This can also help to prevent possible gagging as well.
  How to take Kratom
How to take kratom depends on your own preferences, i.e. which way works best for you, which way is more tolerable and more effective for you as well. Kratom is sold in several forms such as leaves, crushed leaves, fine powder and in capsules. But most people prefer to consume kratom in the form of fine powder. And there are different methods for ingesting Kratom as well.

Mix and drink: Mixing kratom into a cup of orange juice is the preferred method of ingesting kratom for many people. (You can also use a small plastic water bottle as well.) Kratom has a bitter taste to it so you may want to mix it with orange juice for example and then wash it down with some more orange juice.
Many people prefer to use the mix and drink method because it’s easy, fast and effective. Grapefruit juice can act as a potentiator as well causing the effects of kratom to be slightly enhanced.

To mix and drink kratom:
Add 1 to 2 tea spoons of fine kratom powder to cup, or bottle
Add ¼ orange juice or more to the cup, or plastic bottle
Have another "juice only" cup ready to wash it all down
Stir or shake the kratom and orange juice, then drink quickly
Then drink the other “orange juice only” cup to wash it down
Wait 20 to 30 minutes for effects to take place
Mix and eat: You can also mix the kratom with liquid foods as well, such as apple sauce, yogurt, pudding and even ice cream. The applesauce for example will mask the taste of the kratom. But you have to eat it quickly before the taste of the kratom begins to taste bad.
To mix and eat kratom:
Mix 1 to 2 tea spoons of kratom with apple sauce and then eat quickly
Mix 1 to 2 tea spoons of kratom with yogurt and then eat quickly
  Toss and wash is an unpleasant process in which the user will toss the kratom powder or ground leaves into their mouth, pile by pile, and then wash it down with a drink, water, juice etc.. And although the kratom is more quickly absorbed in this manner, the whole experience is very unpleasant as well. This method can also cause you to gag. Most people prefer to mix and drink kratom over toss and wash.

Capsules are an easy way for anyone to consume kratom without having to put up with the bitter taste of kratom powder. However, as effective as it is, it would take swallowing anywhere from 15 to 20 capsules or more to feel any kind of relief from heroin and opiate withdrawals. You can also make your own kratom capsules by purchasing empty veggie-capsules at Walmart, Whole Foods Market or most any vitamin and herbal supplement shop and then start making your own kratom capsules and take as needed.
Kratom Tea: You can also make a tea with the kratom. Kratom tea is easy to make and many people find kratom tea more pleasant to drink. And there are many ways to make kratom tea as well.

To make 1 cup of hot kratom tea:
Add 1.5 cups of water into teapot or small pot
Bring water in pot to a soft boil
Add 2 teaspoons of fine kratom powder into pot
Stir the pot slowly as you add the kratom
Continue to stir pot until powder spreads to surface of water
Break up any large clumps
Allow pot to boil softly for 10 minutes
Reduce heat and stir
Don’t let powder settle on bottom of pot
Turn heat down to low and allow kratom to soak for 15 minutes
Then remove pot from heat and allow to cool before serving
Add a touch of lemon juice, honey or sugar, or alternate sweetener
Pour tea through strainer into cup, or pour tea and powder into cup
Stir and drink while hot
NOTE: You can also buy kratom in tea bags or buy your own empty teabags and make your own kratom teabags.
You can also make kratom tea with a coffee maker as well.
Add 1.5 cups of water to coffee maker
Add 2 teaspoons of kratom powder to coffee maker
Turn on coffee maker
Allow tea to finish brewing
Once done, turn off coffee maker
Pour tea back into coffee maker and run it through again
Pour, stir and drink
Add rest of brewed kratom powder to drink (optional)
Red-vein kratom may work best for heroin and opiate withdrawal
Other strains of kratom, i.e. green vein, may keep you awake at night
Fine kratom powder may be better absorbed for most people
Some users may want to start off at 1 teaspoon just to be safe
Kratom works best when taken on an empty stomach
Don’t take extracts or enhanced kratom products as this will raise tolerance levels
Don’t eat after ingesting kratom, as this will diminish the effects of the kratom
Be careful, drinking kratom without a chaser can make you gag
You can add honey, lemon or sugar in your drink or tea to improve the taste of kratom
Grapefruit juice may enhance the effects of the kratom
Don’t smoke Kratom as smoking kratom is ineffective and very unpleasant
Don’t mix with alcohol as this can become very dangerous
Try to conserve your kratom as kratom is a little expensive
Don’t drink kratom late at night
For sleep, you may want to try Phenibut
Phenibut is a chemical (supplement) similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which is used for anxiety, stress, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcoholism and most importantly, sleeplessness. It is also used for improving memory, learning, and thinking. Phenibut is sold as a dietary supplement and can be found in most nutritional stores such as GNC, vitamin shops and in Walmart as well.
  Possible side effects of Kratom:
You can gag from its taste. Wash it down with juice or drink it in a sweetened tea
Some people may experience nausea and vomiting from higher doses of Kratom
Headaches may occur for some with higher doses of kratom
Kratom can become mildly addictive after several days of continual daily use
Kratom can have mild withdrawal effects after several days of continual daily use
  Where to buy Kratom
There are a few good places to buy kratom from, both online and local. But all you really need is one good supplier who will supply you with good quality kratom and at a fair price as well. But where you buy Kratom from is entirely up to you. You have options:

Kratom websites are websites that specialize in selling kratom, and sometimes other herbal products. They tend to offer a wide range of selection of kratom products as well. And there are many Kratom websites to buy from. The following websites are credible Kratom sellers. However, as in all matters, please remember to do your own due diligence, ask questions, etc...
  U.S. Kratom Sellers:
  Canada Kratom Sellers: U.K. Kratom Sellers:
Headshops and smokeshops are walk in shops which sell a variety of legal drugs, drug paraphernalia, cigars, tobacco and a variety of herbs as well. But when it comes to kratom, many headshops sell enhanced and extract products in flashy advertisement meant to attract drug users rather than drug quitters. And when it comes to quitting heroin, it’s best to use regular, yet good quality kratom rather than extracts or enhanced products as such products will only raise your tolerance level rather quickly making it harder for you to come off of the heroin and quite possibly, the kratom as well.

In headshops, quality can range from junk kratmo mixed with unknown synthetic substances to good quality kratom as well - so it’s a gamble. However, some headshops do sell good quality kratom. And the good thing about headshops is that they’re convenient and you can purchase a small sample as well giving you the opportunity to try the kratom before buying it in larger quantities. Furthermore, you’re able to deal with the seller in person, to ask questions, etc…

To find a headshop in your area simply go to and type in “headshops in “your city”. A list of headshops will come up along with their websites as well. And while some headshops and smokeshops may not advertise kratom on their website, just about all of them will carry it. And you can always call them and ask them if they carry kratom. You may also be able to find kratom in herbal and botanical shops.

Where you buy Kratom from, online or local, is entirely up to you. But always remember to do your due diligence before buying Kratom from any Kratom seller.
  TIPS for buying Kratom:
Beware of misleading labels and marketing hype
Beware of kratom products that are sold as ‘get high’ products
Stick to region specific products, i.e. Borneo, Malay, Bali, Thai, etc..
Most people prefer fine powder kratom over crushed leaves
For good quality kratom, Internet websites are preferred over headshops by many
If buying online then it’s best to buy from a website which specializes in kratom
A good kratom seller will offer a wide selection of kratom strains
A good kratom seller will advertise their products in an ethical manner
  Cost of Kratom: Pricing for Kratom can range anywhere from $11 to $15 for 28 grams (1 oz) and from $40 to $60 for 114 grams (4 oz) of good quality, fine powder kratom.

NOTE: Kratom is illegal to possess, sell or distribute in Tennessee and Indiana.

NOTE: Kratom is illegal in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Ireland, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Romania and India.
Do not drink alcohol with Kratom
Do not take other drugs with Kratom
Do not take kratom if you’re taking anti-depressants
Do not drive while under the influence of Kratom
Kratom can become mildly addictive if used continually
Kratom use is not detected by typical drug screening tests
Store kratom in glass jars or plastic Tupperware containers
Kratom tea can be kept in the fridge for 4 days before it begins to lose its potency
Kratom works! Kratom helps. Kratom helps with heroin withdrawals, oxycontin withdrawals, Suboxone withdrawals, and believe it or not, kratom can help with methadone withdrawals as well. It can even help those suffering from chronic pain. It may be a little expensive, but it's all natural as well, and it can help greatly.

You may still have to take hot baths. You may still have to take walks.
And you may still have to take something to help you get some sleep. But kratom can help to minimize withdrawals to a great degree. And when used correctly, it can help you to quit heroin and stay clean for good.

Then from there, it's just a matter of time and recovery. But you have to start now. Quit this drug, once and for all. Then start taking care of yourself. Start taking care of your health. Use this opportunity to take on a new, healthy life style. Start eating healthy. Start drinking lots of water. Start taking vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements as well. Start to create a new and better you, a drug-free you!

Good luck my friend. And may the good force be with you.
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