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Plenty of people suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, and a myriad of other conditions that they try to seek relief from. Over the last few years, especially as more cities and states legalize the substance, CBD and marijuana have gained traction and popularity for their healing effects. Similarly, kratom has risen in popularity for its healing and calming effect on the body and mind, making it a popular contender for relief. Is one better than the other?

Legality in your area aside, we’d like to take a closer look at how these herbal supplements tackle your ailments, and you can decide which one is right for your needs (and again, obviously availability).

CBD

CBD is the shorthand for cannabidiol, one of the chemicals found in cannabis. Unlike the other major chemical, THC, CBD doesn’t have the same effects and doesn’t get you high like THC does. Instead, it imparts calming and relaxing effects that people have latched onto and truly enjoy.

These calming effects make it a fan favorite for treating anxiety and by extension insomnia. There are also ointments, oils, and salves that offer pain replier in muscles and joints. If you’ve had a long day at work hunched over your computer or moving around on your feet, CBD oil may be a good choice to wind down and get ready for bed, even if you suffer from racing thoughts.

A big bonus for CBD is that it is non-habit forming nor addicting. Since there are no mind-altering effects, it’s an easy choice for relaxation.

Kratom

Kratom, as we’ve discussed before, is an herbal supplement that hails from Southeast Asia with natural calming, energizing, and pain relieving effects, depending on the strain chosen.

When it comes to anxiety alleviation, pain reduction, and sleeping supplements, red vein kratom is the best choice. Red kratom is known for its calming and soothing properties as well as its mood elevation.

While the media and some politicians fear kratom, many proponents advocate its use and hail it for the properties we just listed. The nice part about kratom is it’s very easy to start slow and low to find out what works for you and how it can help you. You can also enjoy the added benefit of having our experts to guide you in choosing the right kratom powder or kratom capsule.

If you’re interested in trying kratom for stress and pain relief, send us a message and we’ll be happy to help you find the right strain! if you’re already a kratom veteran and are looking for something new, we can help you too – just drop us a line!