Frequently Asked Questions
What is Spectrum Kratoms Return Policy?

Spectrum Kratom will accept and refund any of our products which are unopened, and of course if you’ve received something different than denoted on your invoice. If you’re dissatisfied with your order, please contact us so we can remedy the situation as we strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

What will I see on my Credit Card statement?

For all orders made on SpectrumKratom.com, you will be charged by Spectrum Solutions. This is also stated on the invoice attached to every order you receive from us to avoid confusion.

What is Spectrum Kratoms Shpping Policy and Pricing?

We offer free domestic (USPS First Class Mail within the United States) shipping via USPS 1st class mail for any order on our website. Priority shipping and overnight shipping options are also available. We ship from CA, so your order will be delivered accordingly depending on where you’re located. As mentioned above, If your order was placed before 3pm PST Monday through Friday, it will ship the same day. If you placed your order after 3pm PST, it will ship the next morning (Monday – Friday, as we’re not open on weekends). Overnight shipping will only be delivered the next day if your order was placed Monday – Thursday before 3 pm PST. If you pay for overnight on Friday before 3pm PST it will be delivered on Monday and not Saturday.

How does the Local Pickup work?

Spectrum Kratom offers a local pickup option. Orders must be placed before 4pm PST M-F. Furthermore, when picking up sameday your order must be picked up before 5pm. Spectrum is open from 9am to 5pm. Also, once an order with the local pickup option has been processed, the customer will receive a phone call or email confirming that the order is ready to be picked up. The pickup location for Spectrum Solutions is 6822 Embarcadero Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011. Spectrum Kratom is located in the Carlsbad Poinsettia Station Parking Lot. Customers will see the Coaster Station when arriving at our office, but if needed, feel free to call us for any further clarification at (760) 492-6402 as well.

Spectrum Kratom Local Pickup

How do I contact Spectrum?

Spectrum is open from 9am to 5pm. Spectrum is located at: 6822 Embarcadero Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011. Spectrum Kratom is located in the Carlsbad Poinsettia Station Parking Lot. (760) 492-6402 – Info@spectrumkratom.com or click here and submit a question thru the website.

What is Kratom?
According to some, Kratom refers to the leaves of a South East Asian tree (Mitragyna speciosa) from the Rubiaceae family. The Mitragyna Speciosa tree is native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and typically grows to be about 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Mitragyna Speciosa thrives in wet, humus-rich areas, and it requires a mineral rich soil to grow. Its dark colored leaves grow to be up to 7 inches long and 4 inches wide.  These trees are closely related to the Coffea Plant better know as traditional coffee bean plant. Like coffee, it has stimulating effects caused by the many alkaloids that occur naturally within the leaf. However this leaf does not contain any caffeine like coffee. The alkaloids can have varying affects from energetic to sedative depending on the type of leaf and region it’s harvested from.  It has been employed for a variety of uses in traditional South Eastern medicine for hundreds of years and has undoubtedly been utilized for thousands years prior to medical records. In Southeast Asia, Mitragyna Speciosa powder and leaves have been used in ceremonies, rituals, and folk medicine for centuries. In fact, only in the recent years has Kratom made it’s way to the Western World. However, a number of countries as well as United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly prohibit internal use of Mitragyna Speciosa. It is important to note that even though it is legal to buy kratom, the internal use of Kratom has not been proven safe, and it is to be completely avoided until United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other governing bodies classify it as safe. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
What is Kratom used for?
According to some, Mitragyna Speciosa is a natural opioid (not opiate) that has been utilized within Eastern medicine for centuries. Mitragyna Speciosa has been used to treat a variety of health problems, improve mood, relieve pain and increase production. According to traditional eastern medicine, patients report the reduction of anxiety, the elimination of pain, improved sleep, improved productivity, an increase in motivation and a general sense of well being after kratom consumption. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Where does Kratom come from?
Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) is a tree native to Southeast Asia. These countries include Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, & etc.. Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal drug from time by peoples of Southeast Asia. This leaf has only recently made its way to the Eastern world in the past few decades. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Are there different types and strains of Kratom?

For someone new to Kratom, all of the names associated with it can be confusing. Kratom grows in the wild in South East Asia. The various climate differences can cause an effect on the final product and alkaloid makeup. Traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Those names are typically named for the region where the strains of kratom below are grown. Most kratom imported into the United States comes from the Borneo region. The colors refer to the veins in the leaves of kratom. The most common vein colors are red, green, and white. Although those are the most common, there are farmers that sell yellow or golden colored veins. The horn is referring to points on the tips of some leaves. The difference in the leaf shape is believed to cause yet another difference in the composition of the leaf. The color of the central leaf vein ranges from various shades of green to various shades of red. This is partly determined by genetics, but it also varies depending on how mature the leaf is, how much sunlight the tree receives, and other environmental factors. The same tree can have leaves with pale green, dark green, and red veins. Usually the young leaves have red veins, but the red color disappears as the leaves mature, changing to green. Eventually the leaves fade to yellow, then to brown. Since the leaves cycle through these various colors as they mature, they can all occur on a tree at the same time. Obviously, one can select a particular color when harvesting the leaves. Some trees do not produce leaves with red coloration, so that is probably a genetically variable trait. We have not seen any consistent connection between vein color and potency or type of effects. It appears that such correlations are mostly marketing hype invented by kratom merchants. We do see variations in potency between different batches of leaves, but those differences do not correlate with color in any consistent manner. Since the effects of kratom do vary based on dosage, differences in potency will cause a weak batch of leaves to seem like it has different effects than a stronger batch, when the same amount of both are compared. Kratom generally falls into different categories based on where it’s from and it’s original color. These components generally give a clue as to what effects that particular Kratom will produce.

For example:

  • Thailand Kratom leaves tend to produce more energetic effects
  • Indonesian leaves produce a variety of energetic, moderate and sedative effects
  • Malaysian leaves usually have more “moderate” qualities
  • And Bali (or Borneo) leaves more often than not provide relaxing, sedative effects

Verbiage describing Kratom is generally comprised of red, white, green and yellow veins.

The processed powder you receive will generally be a shade of green, but the original leaf will have been comprised of one of the above colors.

These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.

What’s the difference between the various forms of Kratom?
We offer liquid tinctures, powders, and encapsulated forms of Kratom to give our customers options. So essentially, it’s up to your preference. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Is Kratom an effective treatment for opiate addiction?
Histroically, one of the traditional uses of kratom in Thailand has been as a treatment for opiate addiction. Opiate addiction is a widespread problem, not just for people who abuse opiate drugs illegally, but also for people who are prescribed opiate pain medications. Unfortunately, people who use opiate drugs daily often become addicted. Understandably, many people do not like being addicted to these drugs and are looking for ways to overcome their addiction. Many people report that kratom is effective for this purpose. Because it contains alkaloids that act as opiate receptor agonists it can be used as a substitute for opiate drugs, both as a pain medication and to avoid opiate withdrawals. After switching to kratom for a while, people say that they are able to reduce and then end their kratom use completely without suffering through difficult opiate withdrawal. This suggests that although it contains opiate receptor agonists, the pharmacology of kratom differs from opiate drugs in an important and potentially useful way. Before using kratom to overcome opiate addiction, it is obviously a good idea to discuss this with an open-minded physician. It is legal in many countries, and relatively safe and inexpensive. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
How much should I take? Recommended dosage?

In its native region, kratom leaves are often chewed fresh (usually after removing the stringy central vein). Dried leaves can also be chewed, but since they are a bit tough, most people prefer to crush them up or powder them so that they can be swallowed easily. Powdered kratom can be mixed with water and then drank. This method is quick and easy. It can also be mixed with other liquids, such as fruit juice, milk, or kefir. Chocolate milk works especially well for masking the taste. Powdered kratom can also be made into a paste that can easily be swallowed with water. The powder can also be mixed with applesauce or yogurt. It can also be put into capsules. Dried kratom leaves are often made into a tea that is strained and then drank. Kratom can be smoked, but doing so is impractical because the amount of leaf that constitutes a typical dose is too much to be smoked easily. A resin-like extract can be prepared by evaporating the water from kratom tea. This can be stored for later use. Small pellets of this extract can be swallowed, or it can be dissolved in hot water and consumed as a tea. Some people like to mix kratom tea with ordinary black tea, or other herbal teas, before it is consumed. This is done to make it more palatable. Sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it. The best way to measure dosage is with a scale. Since a typical dose of kratom is just a few or several grams, one should ideally use a scale that can measure down to a single gram with an accuracy to at least 1/10th of a gram. We recommend investing in a low-cost, highly accurate, digital scale. Scales are widely available, and purchasing one is a great investment since they can last a lifetime and are useful for many other things besides weighing kratom.

Measuring kratom by volume is less accurate than measuring by weight because the amount contained in a given volume depends on how finely ground the material is. Obviously, a teaspoon of finely powdered kratom will weigh more than a teaspoon of loosely crushed or coarsely ground leaves. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.

What feeling/characteristics are associated with Kratom consumption?

Kratom is a rather unique herb, in that a low to moderate dose will usually (but not always) be stimulating, while a high dose is almost always quite sedating. This is apparently because the active alkaloids have both stimulant and sedative effects. The effect that predominates will probably depend both on dosage and individual differences between users. From a pharmacological perspective this is not surprising because kratom contains alkaloids that act as opiate receptor agonists. In addition, although kratom has a similar mechanism of action as that of many opiate pain medications, it does not appear to be nearly as addictive. In fact, many people use kratom to overcome opiate addiction.

At the stimulant level, the mind is more alert, physical energy is increased, there is an elevation of mood (it has an antidepressant effect), one is more talkative, friendly, and sociable. 

At the sedative/analgesic level you will be less sensitive to physical or emotional pain, feel and look calm, have a general feeling of comfortable pleasure, and may enter a pleasant dreamy reverie. Caution – people vary in sensitivity to kratom, and different sources can vary in potency (sometimes quite a lot), so these dosage estimates should be regarded as loose approximations. One should always start with a low dose when experimenting with a new batch of kratom. One can then increase the dose gradually until one obtains the desired level of effect. DO NOT take a strong, or very strong dose, the first time you are sampling a new batch of kratom. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.

Does Kratom show up on drug tests?
Although kratom does contain alkaloids that bind to opiate receptors, they are structurally unrelated to opiate drugs and therefore would not be detected by opiate drug tests. It is technically possible to detect the alkaloids in kratom in body fluids, but since kratom is a legal herbal drug (in most places), it is not normally tested for. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
How long does it last?
This varies. Our customers report feeling the effects of Kratom from anywhere between 1 – 5 hours, depending on the strain. This can also be related to an empty stomach, your physical size, and dosage amount. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
How long before I feel it “kick in”?
This varies as well. Liquid is said to have the quickest effectiveness/absorption rate, followed by powder, then capsules. Again, this can be dependent on your physical size, amount taken, the strain, etc.. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Is Kratom illegal?
It is illegal in several other countries. Australia, Burma, Denmark, Finland, Romania, Poland, Malaysia, Vietnam and Lithuania have banned the possession and commercialization of Kratom. Kratom is not controlled in the United States and The Federal Controlled Substances Act does not list the plant and its extracts among the banned substances. Indiana, Alabama, Vermont, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Vermont have banned the possession, trade and distribution of substances containing Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, and kratom sale and possession are not legal. In United States, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly prohibits internal use of this herb. Currently, in most of the world those interested can freely buy Kratom from shops and online. However that could change at any moment. Recent rise in popularity of Kratom has met a lot of opposition from various state agencies, and a number of governments are putting a ban on it’s sale and use. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Can I travel with Kratom?
Our customers maintain that they’re able to easily travel with Kratom so long as they’re not in the following states: WI, AL, IN, TN, RI or VT. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Are there any additives?
Our kratom is 100% additive free. We use the highest quality kratom available, and with our liquid we add organic/natural flavorings to make it more user friendly. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Can I take Kratom everyday?
According to some, health problems are unlikely unless one is consuming large quantities of kratom every day. In Thailand, where there are some people who use kratom every day, those dependent on it can develop weight loss, dark pigmentation of the face, and have physical withdrawal symptoms if they quit abruptly. The withdrawal symptoms may include muscle aches, irritability, crying, runny nose, diarrhea, and muscle jerking. Health problems are unlikely to occur in occasional kratom users. Like any drug or medicine, people’s reactions vary and some people could possibly have an allergic or other unusual reaction to kratom, even if they used it responsibly. Like many drugs, if kratom is used on a daily basis one will eventually develop some tolerance to its effects and will gradually need to take increasingly larger doses to obtain the same level of effects. Tolerance does not develop when kratom is taken occasionally (no more than twice a week). Since the active constituents in kratom are opioid receptor agonists, there is likely to be cross-tolerance with other opioid drugs. This means that people who have developed tolerance to other opioid drugs will probably need to use higher doses of kratom than people who have not. Tolerance is not permanent. Normal sensitivity resumes after a few weeks of abstinence. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Is it addictive?
Due to FDA regulations, we’re not able to make any claims about what kratom is or isn’t. However according to some, kratom has a similar mechanism of action as many opiate pain medications, but it does not appear to be nearly as addictive. In fact, many people use kratom to overcome opiate addiction. Kratom is not habit forming when it is used responsibly. If used occasionally as a recreational drug rather than daily, there is virtually no risk of becoming dependent on it. Mitragyna Speciosa like many other drugs (e.g. alcohol, coffee, tobacco, etc.) if used on a daily basis, could become a habit hard to break. Before starting to experiment with it, it may be a good idea to set up some usage guidelines. People who are using kratom to overcome a preexisting opiate addiction may need to use kratom daily to avoid opiate withdrawal. People suffering from chronic pain may need to take pain medications on a daily basis, and some people choose to use kratom instead of pharmaceutical pain killers. Interestingly, studies have found that opiate drugs (morphine and its relatives) are rarely addictive for pain sufferers except among people with a history of substance abuse. This is probably also true for kratom, because like opiate drugs, the effects of kratom are due to opiate receptor agonist activity. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Should I avoid any activities while taking Kratom?
According to some, when kratom is taken by itself (without mixing it with other drugs), the greatest risk is falling asleep while engaged in hazardous activities. NEVER drive while under the influence of kratom. Use common sense. Do not use power tools or climb ladders while under the influence of kratom. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See our Terms of Service, privacy policy and disclaimer.
Are there any long-term negative side effects?
Some people have claimed to have built up a tolerance after using kratom for an extended period of time regularly.
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DISCLAIMER
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase any products on SpectrumKratom.com. Our products are not intended for human consumption, and are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any diseases.

ATTENTION: If you are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, or Wisconsin, unfortunately you are in a state that does not allow Kratom to be imported legally. We apologize we will not be able to sell or ship to anyone located in these states. Dismiss

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