The Science Behind Kratom: How It Works and Its Potential Benefits

by | May 1, 2023 | Blog

As more Americans are becoming aware of what kratom is and its potential benefits, many are beginning to try out and experience their own dose of kratom. While many states are allowing the sale and personal consumption of kratom, we’ve still got a long way to go before Americans in several states receive the legal right to try out kratom themselves.

At Alkhemical Roots, we believe that all our users have a duty to use kratom responsibly. The road to responsible kratom usage begins by understanding what kratom is and the science behind how it works before going to our online store to order kratom. So, before you try out your very own kratom experience, here’s what you should know about kratom.

Kratom Origins

All kratom products come from a tree called the Mitragyna speciosa. This tree is native to several Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia and is part of the coffee family. It’s unknown how long these countries have used kratom, but it’s believed to have been a part of their culture since at least the 19th century.

Kratom was used as a traditional medicine as early cultures found that it could serve as a local anesthetic, boost energy, and relieve pain. In early Thailand culture, kratom was used as a snack when guests visited homes and was also used as part of a ritual worship.

Eventually, kratom made its way to the United States, where it gained traction by the mid-2000’s. Despite efforts to ban kratom from the U.S., many members of the public and the scientific community see the potential kratom has to its users. Today, it is legal to consume kratom in many states, though some states have continued to ban it.

What’s in Kratom & How It Affects Your Body

The natural secret behind kratom’s effects lies in the compounds found in its leaves. Kratom leaves contain at least 37 alkaloids that, when consumed, produce complex effects on the human body.

The most active compounds that contribute to kratom’s effects include Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Although there are less alkaloids of the latter compound in average kratom leaves, it’s considerably more potent than Mitrgynine. Different kratom strains make up different alkaloid compositions, hence why some strains provide energy boosting effects while others have a more relaxing and tranquil effect.

This also explains why the dosage on most kratom strains can alter the effects. In small amounts, kratom can serve as a natural stimulant. In larger amounts, kratom can have tranquilizing effects. In smaller doses, some kratom strains have energy-boosting and motivating effects. But as the dose gets larger, so does the amount of 7-Hydroxymitragynine within the dose. This gives it more relaxing and tranquilizing effects.

How It’s Made

Alkhemical Roots ethically sources its kratom from its native Southeast Asian countries. These premium-grade kratom leaves are then imported, processed into a pure powder, and then packaged into two forms: pure naked powder, and in capsule form. Each product has its own advantages, so it ultimately depends on your preference as to which form you should take.

Our kratom capsules are certain kratom powder blends measured precisely and placed into capsules. This is the convenient and straightforward way of taking kratom as you can simply swallow one pill with water and wait for the effects to kick in. It’s the choice of our practical users who either don’t like the flavor of kratom or do not have the time and skill to accurately measure out their own kratom doses at home.


if you’re looking to experience the potential benefits of kratom, Alkhemical Roots is here to provide you with the highest quality products ethically sourced from Southeast Asian countries. Our premium-grade kratom leaves are available in both pure naked powder and capsule form to suit your personal preferences. We recommend using kratom responsibly, not more than three times a week, to avoid developing a dependency.

At Alkhemical Roots, we prioritize your satisfaction and ensure that every batch of our kratom products is ethically produced and tested for quality. If kratom is legal in your area, we invite you to visit our online store and explore the various strains available to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Order now and experience the top-shelf kratom products that Alkhemical Roots has to offer!