Frequently Asked Questions

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What order options are currently available?

We currently have 3 distinct options.


We ship to the United States and Canada.


If you are in the Louisville, Kentucky area, you have the option to schedule an appointment to pickup your order directly. We are very flexible and can arrange appointments within a few hours, but we like to schedule appointments 24 hours in advance if possible.


We offer delivery services in and around the Louisville, Kentucky area. There is a $10.00 delivery charge and we prefer a $60.00 order minimum. However, we are will to work with you so please call us if there are special circumstances. We can usually arrange deliveries within a few hours, but we prefer to have deliveries scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Following my order, how long will it take to get my package?

Orders are shipped within 24 hours of completion. Typically, orders arrive within 2-3 days.

How much is shipping?

Shipping is free on all orders above $40.00. Orders below $40.00 have a $3.00 shipping fee.

Can I overnight my shipment

We can overnight any shipment. The additional charge is roughly $27.00. To overnight an order, please call (502) 305-0193 and a KY Kratom representative will walk you through the process.

What about package tracking?

On request, we are happy to provide the tracking number for your shipment.

How do I place an order?

To place an order, you have a few options. You can use our secure online payment system to complete your order and make your payment. Or, you can call or text (502) 305-0193 and a member of the KY Kratom staff will gather all the necessary information and take your payment over the phone.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards. This includes Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. For local pickup clients, we accept cash or credit/debit cards.

What about my receipt?

When using our online payment system, a confirmation and receipt will be sent to your e-mail address. For clients who pay by phone, we will send you a receipt by e-mail or text.


What is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa is the technical name for Kratom, a tree native to Southeast Asia growing in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and New Guinea. Kratom is part ohe Rubiaceae family and directly related to the coffee plant.

Kratom’s medicinal and psychoactive use has been documented since the early 1800s. Kratom is similar but not to be confused with opiate medications like Vicodin, Hydrocodone, and heroin. Ingesting the leaves can have both stimulant and euphoric effects. It is also a documented treatment for opiate addiction in many countries around the world.

What Is Kratom Used For?

Here is a list of reasons someone may use Kratom.

    • Analgesia/Pain relief
    • Opiate Withdrawal
    • Opiate Maintenance/Supplementation
    • Mood Support
    • Stimulant
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Insomnia
    • Cough Suppressant
    • Nootropic
    • Anti-Inflammatory

    For a more detailed article on the benefits and uses of Kratom, check out the KY Kratom official blog.

    How does Kratom Work?

    Kratom acts as partial mu-opioid and delta-opioid receptor agonist, meaning that Kratom has effects similar to opiate pain medications like hydrocodone, vicodin, or heroin. This leaf has two alkaloids that interact directly with opioid receptors in the brain causing mild euphoria and pain relief. The main difference being that Kratom does not put the user at risk of overdose. Kratom is not an opiate, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Chocolate, coffee, and exercise interact with these receptor sites in a similar fashion.

    How Does Kratom Compare To Over-The-Counter Pain Medications?

    Kratom is a more powerful pain reliever than medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Many people have become pharmaceutic drug free with Kratom. However, please keep in mind that Kratom is not nearly as powerful and some narcotic medications liked Oxymorphone or Fentanyl

    Kratom is most well-known for pain relief. It is widely used as an alternative to prescription opiate narcotics such as hydrocodone, Percocet, oxycodone, and other opiate medications. People with chronic pain due to accidents and illness turn to Kratom as a natural pain remedy.

    Also, depending on the strain used, Kratom has alkaloids with various effects. Certain Kratom strains act as a stimulant, anxiety reliever, anti-depressant, or as an appetite suppressant.

    How Is Kratom Used?

    Toss N’ Wash

    Being the most popular way to use Kratom, the trademark toss n’ wash is similar to taking a shot of alcohol. Mix the Kratom with 1-3 ounces of water or juice. Stir well. Drink.

    Cinnamon Challenge

    Another popular method is to place the preferred amount of Kratom in a spoon, place the dry powder in your mouth, and then wash everything down with juice or water.


    Some users mix their Kratom in their favorite blend of herbal tea. Tea is known to mask Kratom’s bitter taste.

    Chocolate Yoo-Hoo Magic

    There is a segment of users that swear by this method. Mixing your Kratom with a glass, chocolate Yoo-Hoo is delicious. You can’t even taste the Kratom


    According to many sources, Kratom can also be smoked. However, we have yet to encounter a client who has done it.

    What Is The Recommended Dosage?

    Each user must figure out what dose works best for them. It’s important to remember that strength can vary from strain to strain. Always start with a low dose when trying a new strain or when using different brands.

    2 grams is usually a good starting point. Wait between 30-45 minutes, and if you are not feeling the desired effects, take another 2 grams. This is an excellent way to establish a baseline and find the optimal dosage that works for you.

    If you don’t own a scale, use a teaspoon.

    KY kratom internal data shows that the average dose varies. The average dose is anywhere between 2-14 grams.

    Conversion Chart
    Please use this chart as a guide when using teaspoons or tablespoons.

    Stimulant Dose

    For those searching for Kratom’s stimulant effects, studies recommend the dose is between 1-5 grams.

    Pain Relief/Sedative

    For Kratom’s pain relief and sedative effects, research has shown between 5-14 grams to be the optimal dose.

    What is the average dose over a 24 hour period?

    The average amount of Kratom taken over a 24 hour period is 1 ounce, or 28 grams. 5 ounces is the maximum daily dose we have encountered.

    What is Kratom’s half-life?

    The term “half-life” is the time required for the concentration of a substance in the body to decrease by half. A half life can tell us how long a substance may be detected in a drug test.

    Alkaloids present in Kratom leaves attach themselves to cell receptors in our brain. Kratom’s half-life primarily deals with how long these substances stay active in the system. The main alkaloids in Kratom that affect the opiate receptors are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.

    • Mitragynine: 3.5 hours
    • 7-Hydroxymitragynine: 2.5 hours

    This means that Kratom is active in the body between 5-7 hours.

    Is Kratom Dangerous?

    No. There are zero deaths associated solely with Kratom.

    The reason opiate medications and benzodiazepines are so dangerous is that they depress the respiratory system hindering a person’s ability to breathe. Kratom does not affect the respiratory system even when taken in high doses.

    Does Kratom Have Side Effects?

    Medications like Morphine and virtually every narcotic pain reliever on the market today come with a long range of side effects. Extended use leads to liver damage, drug addiction, and has a prevalent risk of overdose.

    After extended use, Kratom can have minor side effects, but nothing compared to the side effects of narcotic medications. In order to prevent mild withdrawal associated with extended Kratom use, rotating the Kratom strains as often as possible is recommended.

    What Are The Possible Side Effects?

    Kratom is not without side effects and mild addiction is possible following extended use. Many people would prefer to take something natural to alleviate their pain symptoms as opposed to synthetic drugs. The following is a list of possible side effects associated with Kratom. Please keep in mind that these side effects pale in comparison to the severity of narcotic pain medications.

    • Dizziness
    • Constipation
    • Nausea
    • Loss of Appetite
    • Weight Loss
    • Allergic Reactions

    Can I Substitute Kratom With My Currently Prescribed Medications?

    Please do not begin or discontinue any medication before consulting your physician. However, do not be surprised if most physicians have little to no knowledge or experience with Kratom as an alternative therapy.

    Is Kratom Legal?

    Kratom is legal in Canada and the United States as well as many other countries.
    Due to local legislation, Kratom is currently banned in six states. These include Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Vermont. Please view our Kratom legal page for additional information.

    Kava Kava

    What is Kava Kava?

    Kava Kava is a plant that is used to treat anxiety. Studies have shown that Kava Kava is an effective treatment option for people suffering from panic attacks, short-term anxiety, and chronic anxiety.

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