I’m constantly searching for high-quality, natural opiate withdrawal remedies at a good price. A few weeks ago, I sampled some products from a new company that BLEW MY MIND.
TopExtracts.com has not only passed my rigorous testing methods, but I’ve even become a RAVING FAN and loyal customer for life. There are many reasons why I’m such a huge fan, and I’ll be sure to list all of the pros, as well as the cons of using Top Extracts products for opiate withdrawal.
In this article, I’m going to review the following Top Extracts products: Classic Red Bali Kratom, White Vein Borneo Kratom, Kali Super Green Kratom, Kava Extract, and Passion Flower Extract.
Furthermore, you’ll find sections at the end of each product review that outline how to use it for opiate withdrawal. Thus, after reading this entire article, you will have some GREAT new options for decreasing your opiate withdrawal symptoms naturally.
Before I start reviewing different kratom strains, let me give you a little background on the plant. Kratom is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, and is a member of the coffee family.
Currently, kratom is not regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States (making it legal). Kratom is NOT AN OPIATE. Kratom, simply put, is an opioid agonist.
This is just a fancy term meaning that it mimics the effects of opioid drugs such as:
You’ve probably heard of the following medications:
Note: These are also opioid agonists, and they tend to eliminate opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings especially well. The only problem is that many individuals are now stuck on these POWERFUL MEDICATIONS, due to them being a lot harder to come off than one might think.
Mitragynine, the major alkaloid in kratom, is a partial opioid agonist producing similar effects to morphine. An interesting minor alkaloid of kratom, 7-hyrdoxymitragynine, has been reported to be more potent than morphine.
Both kratom alkaloids activate supraspinal mu- and delta- opioid receptors, which is the main reason the plant alleviates withdrawal symptoms so well.
To sum things up, kratom is not an opiate, however, it binds to the same opioid receptors that drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, methadone, and Suboxone bind to. Thus, kratom is a legal plant that can stop opiate withdrawal within minutes.
Kratom Risks and Effects
I will warn you with a good dose of caution, however, that many individuals are addicted to kratom. If you take too much for too long, it can even cause a horrible withdrawal syndrome very similar to opiate withdrawal.
People can develop addictions to kratom because the effects can be quite nice, and though I’ve never become addicted to it while testing different strains and dosages, I can see why many people abuse it.
Kratom effects include the following:
- Pain Relief
- Mental stimulation
Note: The kratom effects vary depending on the strain and dosage used. For instance, lower dosages in the 2-6 gram range could produce stimulating effects, while higher dosages from 7-10 grams or more can lead to more pain relief and sedation.
*Furthermore, the red kratom strains tend to be the most sedating, while the white strains are typically more stimulating. The green strains are typically not as stimulating as white strains, and not as sedating as red ones, and fall somewhere in the middle of the two.
There are many different strains of kratom to choose from. Kratom has become extremely popular, and there is an abundance of different strains available online and in smoke shops. As I previously mentioned, different strains have different effects.
Along with this, each human being has their own individual biochemical makeup.
Thus, the same kratom strain and dosage might make one person feel ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, while it could make another person sick to their stomach. There really is no way to know how you will respond to a particular strain or dosage until you try it.
Mixing Kratom Strains
After learning that many individuals mix kratom strains, I decided to try it out. The results were WONDERFUL. I have generally found the white strains by themselves to be too stimulating for me.
I have also found the red strains by themselves to be too sedating, making it hard to stay motivated throughout the day.
I started experimenting with different combinations, and have determined that I respond best to a mixture of 70% white strain, and 30% red strain. This gives me mental stimulation, energy, a significant mood-boost, relaxation, pain relief, and euphoria.
Note: I generally don’t care for the green strains, as they seem to give me anxiety for whatever reason. Even when I mix it with other strains, it’s just not my cup of tea. However, many individuals respond favorably to it.
Top Extracts Review
Now that you have a little background on kratom, we can move on to my reviews of the high-quality strains available at TopExtracts.com. But before I do that, I will first share my experiences with the company.
I started corresponding with the owner Jim via email, as I needed many questions answered about his company and products. Jim is a great guy, and I can tell that he’s TRULY FOCUSED on providing the highest-quality products at a great price, while also delivering superb customer service.
The website is kind of plain, but it’s professional, and most importantly the navigation and ease-of-ordering is spot-on.
After making a purchase, the products were shipped quickly, and they arrived in two days via USPS Priority Mail. The Top Extracts products came in really cool packaging…and I LOVE cool packaging!
After sampling three kratom strains, kava extract, and passion flower extract, I had some GREAT experiences, and now the time has come for me to share them with you. 🙂
Oh, and p.s., Jim was nice enough to offer any readers of this article a 15% discount on your first purchase by using a special promo code.
1. Classic Red Bali Kratom
The Red Bali was definitely the best red veined kratom strain I’ve ever tried. I started off by taking two teaspoons mixed into a glass of water. I CANNOT STAND the taste of kratom, and I gagged a few times gulping it down.
Normally I blend it with juice or put it into capsules to avoid the horrible taste, but I was just being lazy, and I payed the price. In fact, even when I blend kratom with juice I gag a little. 🙁
For me, the only way to have a pleasant kratom-consuming experience is to put the powder into capsules.
The Red Bali had me nodding out on the couch, and my girlfriend looked at me and said “wow, that stuff looks like it works well for you.” She was right.
Though it was not exactly like an “opiate nod,” I would say it was about 90% similar.
A major complaint I have with all strains of kratom, however, is that I crave horrible food once the opioid-like effects come on. I usually eat very healthy, but once the kratom kicks in, I’m headed to get either ice cream, pizza, or a cheeseburger with fries and soda!
How To Use Red Bali Kratom For Opiate Withdrawal
Classic Red Bali would be an EXCELLENT strain to use during the opiate withdrawal syndrome. While going through acute withdrawal, mix one teaspoon into a cup of water or juice and consume on an empty stomach. If that still isn’t enough to eliminate your symptoms, take another teaspoon.
You’re trying to find your ideal dose.
Depending on your addiction severity and individual biochemistry, you might only need one teaspoon a couple of times per day, or you could need three teaspoons several times per day, etc. Below is a picture of the Classic Red Bali Kratom.
Note: The Classic Red Bali runs out from time to time. If this happens, the Kali Red Horn Kratom is a very nice substitute with similar effects.
2. White Vein Borneo Kratom
I was TOTALLY SURPRISED when I tested the White Vein Borneo. Since it is a white strain, I was expecting it to be very stimulating, especially since my first dose was in the stimulating range (I took about 5 grams).
To my amazement, however, I didn’t get my usual mental surge of energy and enthusiasm from a white vein. What I did get was a nice, relaxing, mood-boosting, warm, and mellow high. It was SO SMOOTH, and it mixed extremely well with my biochemistry. 😎
How To Use White Vein Borneo For Opiate Withdrawal
White Vein Borneo could work VERY WELL at relieving withdrawal symptoms. You might even want to mix it with the Classic Red Bali to make it more sedating. While going through acute withdrawal, mix one teaspoon into a cup of water or juice and consume on an empty stomach.
If that still isn’t enough to eliminate your symptoms, take another teaspoon.
If the taste is too gross, consider putting the kratom powder into capsules. It’s time-consuming, but you certainly won’t taste it while using this method of consumption.
Depending on your addiction severity and individual biochemistry, you might only need one teaspoon a couple of times per day, or you could need three teaspoons several times per day, etc. Below is a picture of the White Vein Borneo Kratom.
3. Kali Super Green Kratom
As I predicted, the Kali Super Green was a bit too stimulating for me. I tried it several times, ranging from 1-2 teaspoons, and it was difficult for me to relax on the green vein kratom. I totally expected this, because every other green strain I’ve tried has either given me anxiety, made me agitated, or both.
I messed up and used all of the Classic Red Bali and White Vein Borneo by the time I got to testing the Kali Super Green. I believe if I would’ve mixed the green with the red, this could’ve been a great match, however, that’s not how things played out.
I should mention that I did have an absolutely incredible experience using two teaspoons of the Kali Super Green.
I took my girlfriend and daughter to the beach on a super-hot and BEAUTIFUL day. The water was warm, the sun was shining bright, and I got some good endorphins flowing from swimming and catching waves! This helped to relax me on the Kali Super Green, and I ended up having an extraordinary beach day.
How To Use Kali Super Green For Opiate Withdrawal
During opiate withdrawal, an individual experiences SERIOUS ANXIETY and restlessness. For this reason, I don’t recommend using the Kali Super Green by itself…because it’s just too stimulating, and you want something to relax you.
However, another symptom of opiate withdrawal is EXTREME FATIGUE.
Thus, using too much of a sedating dosage and strain of kratom might make it impossible to go to work, watch the kids, and take care of other important responsibilities.
To balance this, mixing Kali Super Green with some Classic Red Bali could be something you want to consider. I’ve read on many forums that people prefer mixing stimulating and sedating kratom strains to get the best opiate withdrawal symptom relief. Below is a picture of the Kali Super Green.
Additional Tips on Using Kratom
- 1) The effects of kratom can be increased by consuming it with a glass of white grapefruit juice. This acts as a “potentiator,” and I’ve had good experiences in the past experimenting with this. I’ve found that for me, it makes the effects come on stronger and last longer.
- 2) Don’t use kratom for longer then 7-14 days for a cold-turkey withdrawal. Know that the longer you use kratom, the harder it will be to come off, as it is still a powerful drug.
- 3) A common question I get is “will I start off at Day 1 of opiate withdrawal when I stop using kratom?” If you only use kratom for 7-14 days, while tapering your dosage (decreasing amount every 1-2 days), you will still have withdrawal symptoms, though they will be much milder than a cold-turkey withdrawal coming off more powerful drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Suboxone, methadone, etc.
- 4) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Calm Support (Read review…) in addition to kratom. This powerful opiate withdrawal supplement can help you come off kratom with ease if you use the guidelines in Tip 3 above.
- 5) Exercising while using kratom and coming off kratom is one of the best things you can do to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
- 6) A soak in a jacuzzi or hot bath should also be used daily to relax the nervous system and ease muscle pain and restlessness. I have an outdoor jacuzzi under the trees that I soaked in after taking 7.5 grams of the Classic Red Bali Kratom…It was HEAVEN ON EARTH….soooo relaxing and pain-relieving; the perfect opiate withdrawal remedy.
4. Kava 70% Kavalactones Extract
Kava is a plant that is native to the Western Pacific. It is widely consumed throughout Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia for it’s sedative (calming) and anesthetic (painkilling) properties.
Kava has the rare ability to induce relaxation while simultaneously improving mental clarity and cognitive function.
Cultures throughout the Pacific have a great respect for kava and hold it in the highest regard. These Pacific cultures frequently hold kava ceremonies, which often accompany important political, religious, and social functions. The picture below shows a ceremony where a man is preparing kava in a “kava bowl.”
I’ve tried a few different types of kava over the past year since I started experimenting with it. My first experience was inhaling it out of a vaporizer, and I REALLY liked the buzz. Next I tried tea, then 30% extract capsules.
They were OK, but nothing like the vaporizer. And now, after trying the Top Extracts Kava with 70% kavalactones, I finally know why it’s so widely consumed throughout Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia…it’s INCREDIBLE!!!
Why does kava with such a high percentage of kavalactones work so well? Kavalactones are the active mood-enhancing compounds, and 70% is VERY HIGH. Below is a picture of Kava 70% Kavalactones Extract.
These kavalactones induce effects similar to alcohol such as:
Note: However, unlike alcohol, kava induces these effects while still maintaining mental clarity in the user.
The kavalactones in kava contain the following properties:
- Anxiolytic (anti-anxiety)
- Analgesic (painkilling)
- Muscle relaxing
- Anticonvulsant (anti-seizure)
My Experience With Top Extracts Kava Extract 70%
The first night I took the Kava with 70% kavalactones in it, I think I fell in LOVE. My daughter had just gone to bed, and my girlfriend and I were ready to kick-back, relax, and watch a movie on Netflix.
At first I put a half teaspoon into a cup with water and consumed, but after ten minutes I decided that I wanted to mega-dose to really see what this stuff could do. I immediately got off my couch and made another drink.
This time I consumed one and a half teaspoons, so now my total consumption after 15 minutes was two teaspoons. Within about 20 minutes I was more relaxed than I can remember being in a LOOOONG time. I felt amazing, I was so chilled out I could barely talk, and I got the best night of sleep in months.
How To Use Kava 70% Kavalactones Extract For Opiate Withdrawal
I’m serious folks, this kava extract is the REAL DEAL. If you want to ease anxiety, soothe sore muscles, relax your nervous system, enhance mood, and have a better chance at getting some sleep during opiate withdrawal, this stuff can help.
If you need more proof other than my testimonial, check out the science on it…
The following pharmacological actions have been reported for kava and/or it’s main active ingredients:
- Potentiation of GABAA receptor activity – Leads to an increase in GABA (our natural Valium) levels in the brain. Promotes mental relaxation and restful sleep.
- Agonism of CB1 receptor – Leads to very mild effects similar to those of THC, an active ingredient in marijuana.
- Inhibits reuptake of dopamine + norepinephrine – Leads to an increase in pleasure, euphoria, and concentration.
Note: To help relieve opiate withdrawal anxiety and insomnia, start off with one teaspoon Kava 70% Kavalactones Extract in a glass of water, milk or juice. If that doesn’t do the trick, take another teaspoon. Use it a few times per day as needed to ameliorate symptoms. My girlfriend and I like to mix kava with slightly chilled spring water.
*Mix it with the kratom mentioned previously for enhanced symptom relief, and it’s especially important to use after discontinuing kratom completely.
5. Passion Flower Extract 6% Flavanoid 2o:1
Passion Flower is a beautiful flowering plant that has a long history of use among Native Americans in North America and European colonists.
In a study from 2001, passion flower extract plus clonidine was shown to be MORE EFFECTIVE than clonidine alone in the management of mental opiate withdrawal symptoms. Below is a picture of passion flower.
Passion flower increases brain levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that acts as a “mental relaxant,” and I often refer to it as the brain’s natural Valium.
Passion flower also contains monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. MAOs are enzymes that break down neurotransmitters and stop their messaging activity.
Thus, consuming passion flower can lead to an abundance of the following mood-boosting chemicals in the brain:
- Serotonin – Makes you feel emotionally relaxed.
- Dopamine – Responsible for feelings of pleasure and enjoyment in life.
- Norepinephrine – Increases energy, fights fatigue, fights depression, and helps the body respond to stress.
- Epinephrine – Fights fatigue, fights depression, helps the body respond to stress, and increases energy.
When I tried the Passion Flower from Top Extracts, my experience was AWESOME. I’ve been taking passion flower on and off for over a decade, and this was the highest-quality product I have ever used.
I mixed a half teaspoon with some water, and within 30 minutes I was feeling more relaxed and joyful. However, the best experience was when I mixed the Passion Flower Extract with White Vein Borneo Kratom and Kava 70% Kavalactones Extract.
How To Use Passion Flower Extract For Opiate Withdrawal
If you’re going to try out Top Extracts Passion Flower, start off with one teaspoon in a glass of water, milk or juice. If this doesn’t do the trick, take another teaspoon.
Consume this passion flower beverage a few times per day as needed to ameliorate withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, GI upset, and depression. Below is a picture of Passion Flower Extract 6% Flavanoid 20:1.
TopExtracts.com has insanely awesome kratom, kava, passion flower, and other extracts and powders. The prices are very affordable, and the ease-of-ordering and awesome customer service make it a great company to buy from.
To sum things up, please review the following pros and cons of Top Extracts:
- High-Quality – The extracts and powders are truly of exceptional quality, and their products are shipped direct to them from regions all over the world such as Indonesia, South America, and Africa.
- Competitive Pricing – Some companies charge a lot for kratom, but Top Extracts has really good deals on kratom and other products.
- Customer Service – Top Extracts is quick to answer any questions and their fans come first above anything else.
- Discrete Packaging – Top Extracts products are sent in an unmarked branded USPS box, and each item is packed in a resealable black pouch.
- Priority Mail – They ship Monday-Saturday via USPS Priority Mail (Free if your purchase is over $45), so the products typically come very fast!
- Individual Biochemistry – We are all human, but natural products can have different effects on different people. Luckily, the vast majority of people have very positive benefits from the products mentioned in this review.
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