My Kratom Story
My name is Christopher and I discovered Kratom in 2015. Below, I wanted to share a little bit about my backstory, along with the founding principles of our company. I want to help people and animals with herbal medicine. Please feel free to ask me any questions or share your own kratom story.
When I was 8 years old, a life-altering event occurred that would shape the course of my life. I was struck by a car, an incident that not only left me physically injured but also marked the beginning of a challenging journey that I would have to endure for years to come.
In the aftermath of the accident, I began experiencing recurring knee dislocations. Between the ages of 8 and 13, my knees would dislocate approximately 40 times, causing excruciating pain and severely limiting my mobility. These frequent dislocations not only disrupted my daily life but also took a toll on my emotional well-being, as I constantly lived in fear of the next incident.
As I grew older, it became clear that a more permanent solution was necessary to address the recurring knee dislocations. At the age of 13, I underwent my first surgery, a significant step towards finding relief from the constant pain and instability. The surgery aimed to repair the damaged ligaments and stabilize my knees, providing me with a glimmer of hope for a more normal life.
However, the road to recovery was not without its challenges. The rehabilitation process following the surgery was arduous and required immense dedication and perseverance. Physical therapy sessions became a regular part of my routine, as I worked tirelessly to regain strength and mobility in my knees. It was a long and often frustrating journey, but I remained determined to overcome the obstacles that stood in my way.
Unfortunately, the initial surgery did not provide a permanent solution to my knee problems. As I entered adulthood, the dislocations resurfaced, causing me to once again face the debilitating pain and limitations. At the age of 22, I made the difficult decision to undergo a second surgery, hoping that this time it would bring lasting relief.
The second surgery proved to be a turning point in my life. The procedure was more extensive, involving the reconstruction of ligaments and the implementation of additional measures to stabilize my knees. The recovery process was challenging, but I was fueled by the belief that this surgery would finally provide the solution I had been seeking for so long.
Today, I am grateful to say that the second surgery was successful in providing the stability and relief I had longed for. While I still face occasional challenges and limitations, the frequency of knee dislocations has significantly decreased, allowing me to live a more active and fulfilling life.
Full knee replacement is around the corner, but I am trying to wait until I am at least in my 50’s for knee replacement surgery.
The way I used to be
In my quest to find alternative methods to lead a more balanced and less overwhelming life, I stumbled upon various avenues that could potentially offer me the relief I desperately sought. One such discovery that I deeply regret not knowing about earlier is the remarkable plant called Kratom.
For years, I had been grappling with the challenges of maintaining a functioning lifestyle amidst the constant stressors and demands of everyday life. The toll it took on my mental and physical well-being was becoming increasingly apparent, and I knew I needed to find a solution that would alleviate my struggles.
As I delved into extensive research and explored various options, I came across Kratom, a plant native to Southeast Asia. Its reputation as a natural remedy for a multitude of ailments and its potential to enhance overall well-being intrigued me. I couldn’t help but wonder how my life might have been different had I stumbled upon this botanical wonder years ago.
Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, has been used for centuries by indigenous communities for its properties. Its leaves contain alkaloids that interact with the body’s receptors, producing a range of effects that can be both stimulating and sedating, depending on the strain and dosage.
One of the most appealing aspects of Kratom is its potential to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Its ability to calm the mind and soothe the body can be a game-changer for individuals like myself who constantly battle the pressures of modern life. By incorporating Kratom into my daily routine, I have found a newfound sense of tranquility and balance that has eluded me for far too long.
Furthermore, Kratom has shown promise in managing chronic issues, boosting energy levels, and improving focus and concentration. These additional benefits have further solidified my belief in the potential of this plant to enhance overall well-being and provide a much-needed respite from the daily grind.
Reflecting on my journey, I can’t help but feel a sense of regret for not discovering Kratom earlier. Its natural properties and potential to improve my quality of life have been nothing short of transformative. However, I am grateful for the knowledge I have gained and the positive impact it has had on my struggle to maintain a functioning and less stressful lifestyle.
Moving forward, I am committed to spreading awareness about Kratom and its potential benefits, hoping that others may find solace and relief in this remarkable plant. It is my fervent wish that more individuals struggling with the challenges of modern life can discover Kratom and experience the profound positive changes it can bring.
My doctors prescribed me multiple medications for pain growing up. One such painkiller I remember taking as a teenager was Demerol tablets. I was in severe pain and have had a high tolerance to most drugs since an early age. I continued with pain management throughout my teens and twenties.
Being a child and not being able to participate in reindeer games is not enjoyable. I sat on the sidelines in gym most of my school years. I learned early that there are plenty of other things to do for fun besides physical activity. I learned nutrition and how to write up diet plans and exercise schedules. Because I did not engage in the actual physical activity in school, I had to write about it.
I spent a few years being inactive after surgeries and gained about sixty pounds when I was 12-15 years old. This is when most of my surgeries and dislocations were the worst. I began exercising at 16 after surgeries and had a break before the next surgery. I lost 60 pounds and learned how to use my own body weight to gain muscle and tone up a bit.
Eleven years ago, when I was just 36 years old, I experienced a life-altering event – a heart attack. It was a terrifying and unexpected occurrence that completely shook me to my core. The severity of the situation became even more apparent when I had to be airlifted to Cooper Medical in Camden via a helicopter.
During the helicopter ride, my condition deteriorated rapidly, and I reached a critical point where my heart stopped beating altogether. I flatlined, and the medical team onboard had to act swiftly to save my life. They administered a TPA shot, a powerful clot-busting medication, which miraculously brought me back from the brink of death.
The TPA shot worked its magic by effectively dissolving the blockage that was causing my heart attack. It cleared the path for blood to flow freely through my arteries once again, restoring vital oxygen and nutrients to my heart. This intervention was absolutely crucial in preventing further damage to my heart and ensuring my survival.
The entire experience was a wake-up call for me. It made me realize the fragility of life and the importance of taking care of my health. Since that fateful day, I have made significant changes to my lifestyle, adopting a healthier diet, engaging in regular exercise, and prioritizing stress management. These changes have not only helped me recover from the heart attack but have also significantly reduced my risk of future cardiovascular events.
Looking back, I am incredibly grateful for the quick response and expertise of the medical professionals who saved my life. Their skill and dedication, combined with the life-saving TPA shot, gave me a second chance at life. I now cherish every moment and strive to make the most of this precious gift, knowing that I have been given a new lease on life.
In 2019 one of my stents clogged up and I had a minor heart attack again. I went for my cardiac catheterization soon afterwards.
My heart doctor said my stent got blocked, but my heart made new vessels and let blood flow. I was in shock and asked him did my body just give me a bypass? He said yes, and my body beat him to it. The human body is amazing.
My Cardiologist trusts mitragyna Speciosa and we have had many conversations over the years about plant medicine. Plant Medicine is where we started as humans and many drugs were created from plants.
Squamous cell carcinoma
In 2017 I had a few health scares that got my attention. I received my first diagnosis of aggressive squamous cell carcinoma or skin cancer.
I had a cold and coughed a lot. I was waiting for my skin cancer surgery.
The surgery took a few months after my diagnosis. Over a period of 4 weeks, I broke 5 ribs from just coughing. Non traumatic rib fractures are what they called them, and it took a long time for my ribs to heal.
I had squamous cell carcinoma in 2018, which required a MOHS surgery on my left arm.
I was told that could have been from sun damage when I was younger. Hanging my arm out the window when I drove. I do not do that anymore.
I was diagnosed in September 2017 and had surgery January 2018. My ribs broke between October and November 2017.
It was not until I had the squamous cell surgery that my ribs started to really heal. I had one rib re brake after I sneezed. This was really painful and no one could figure out why it was happening.
In 2018 after my surgery, I went and spoke with another doctor that diagnosed me with osteopenia, or weak bones. Most probable cause was using opioids since childhood for pain management. I needed the pain relief as a child, but it came at a cost years later.
However, my life has improved dramatically since alcohol and pain killers are no longer part of it. I do not plan on ever taking anything unnatural, besides an occasional Aleve, unless it is necessary for surgery. I can finally maintain my ability to get out of bed and function daily, because of speciosa and cannabis. I will always do what I can to make sure that people know about these natural options.
Someone put plants here for a reason. It is up to us to find out what these plants do and how these plants work. Everything on earth has a purpose, so we should discover how to utilize our surroundings for a better life.
God was our Pharmacist before Big Pharma. I trust what God has provided on earth for us to use.
Christopher’s Organic Botanicals Company Vision
We built this company in 2015 on the foundation that everyone should have access to quality tested products. We’ve heard from customers and vendors about quality, pricing, and testing problems in the industry in recent years.
All I can say about pricing is that the price should reflect the necessary requirements to process and package these products. This includes testing, packaging, and general overhead. We will always do what we can to cut costs, but we will never cut corners.
We have been able to purchase a bit larger amount of kratom powder. By making a larger purchase we are able lower the cost a bit across the board. Air freight is always the biggest cost for kratom shipments. We strive to provide you with the highest quality speciosa at an affordable price.
Now, Kratom testing is nothing new, but the technology is expanding. We are currently testing five kratom alkaloids and have listed them on our Kratom testing results page. The product description lists all kratom testing results and makes them readily available.
The three new kratom alkaloids we are testing for are Paynantheine, Speciogynine, and Speciociliatine. These three kratom alkaloids have a lot of potential. We will update everyone as we learn more and test for different kratom alkaloids using new technology. We will continue to be on the front lines of the industry, making available anything new we learn along the way.
The highest Mitragynine content does not mean the best and strongest kratom. There are many variables to kratom and how kratom alkaloids work synergistically with each other.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR CHRISTOPHER’S ORGANIC BOTANICALS?
We’re thrilled to share these scientific discoveries with you and we’ll constantly find new ways to learn more about Kratom.
The Kratom Industry is expanding! We promise to keep working towards the best options for our customers when it comes to standards and quality. We use this plant too, so we want to learn all we can as well!
Sometimes, people consider kratom consumers as part of the kratom counterculture, but kratom is increasingly becoming more mainstream over time. You’ll see kratom memes and other types of satire.
We are adding some new Kratom Extract products in 2023. Our water-soluble kratom formulas, developed with our scientists, will be available soon. We’ve been working on them since the beginning of the year. We will also have established brands of kratom tinctures and Kratom Extracts available.
Find all your Kratom needs at Christopher’s Organic Botanicals, offering a wide range of Mitragyna Speciosa products. We supply high quality types of kratom leaves and extracts and high quality kratom that is lab tested at affordable prices. We sell bulk kratom to save on speciosa.
We give 10% of our sales each month to the American Kratom Association to support their work in keeping Kratom legal. With your support we are fighting to keep Kratom legal together! Rhode Island is looking good! United States in Next!
People have asked me if Kratom can solve their problems or issues? I will say that Kratom is a tool. Kratom can help us progress in life and move forward to the next stage. Therapy helps too!
God Bless the Kratom Community. We have taken steps to ensure this plant is accessible to everyone. We are Kratom Warriors and have never backed down!
I write the blogs on my website, unless I mention them as a guest post. I want to be able to share what I have learned about kratom in my own voice.
I want to assure you that I am committed to sharing my personal journey and experiences with kratom in great detail. It is important for me to let others know just how much this natural substance has positively impacted my life. By sharing my story, I hope to spread awareness and understanding about the potential benefits of kratom.
I am truly grateful for your time and attention in reading my story. Your support means a lot to me, and I want to express my gratitude for your willingness to listen and learn. It is through open and honest conversations that we can break down misconceptions and promote a more accurate understanding of kratom.
Rest assured that I am dedicated to always doing what is right when it comes to kratom. I will continue to educate myself about the latest research, regulations, and safety guidelines surrounding this plant. I believe in responsible usage and will advocate for the best practices to ensure the well-being of kratom users.
Furthermore, I am committed to being a voice for the kratom community and fighting for its recognition and acceptance. I will actively engage in discussions, support advocacy efforts, and work towards destigmatizing kratom. It is my firm belief that this natural substance has the potential to improve the lives of many individuals, and I will do everything in my power to promote its positive attributes.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to read my story. Your support and understanding are invaluable to me. I promise to continue sharing my experiences, advocating for kratom, and striving to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Together, we can create a more informed and compassionate society that recognizes the potential benefits of kratom.