4 Amazing Ways Kratom Has Been Used to Help People

ways kratom has been used to help people

As an extremely popular, all-natural supplement, Kratom has become the ideal option for anyone from everyday people to professional athletes. Offering a wide variety of benefits, experts have come to recommend Kratom for a variety of ailments and conditions, thanks to its beneficial properties.

But what exactly is Kratom, and why has it become so popular?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical tree from the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. People from this region have used Kratom for a variety of health issues such as managing aches and pains, de-addiction, energy-boosting, relieving anxiety and stress, and also for its mild sedating properties.

Kratom leaves contain numerous compounds, with most active being mitragynine. Available in several forms like capsules and teas, Kratom is also one of the active ingredients in VIVAZEN™ and provides relief for people from all walks of life, including many of our satisfied customers!

Plant-Based Relief

Boosted Energy for Alexis

Alexis, a 38-year-old from Topeka, Kansas, has been taking VIVAZEN™ for nearly two years to help her manage her incredibly busy work and home life:

“As a busy mother of four and a full-time executive, my work-life balance has been a huge challenge, to say the least. From running the kids to basketball practices, ballet classes, piano lessons, and playdates to managing a team of 40 and taking charge in the boardroom, I used to have little to no time to take care of myself, and when I did have time, I didn’t have the energy. I would literally collapse in my bed at night, only to be up tossing and turning thinking of all the things that needed to be done the next day. That’s until I found VIVAZEN™.

VIVAZEN™ literally changed my life. By taking it during times I felt my energy was low, it gave me the extra boost I needed to get the things done that needed to be done more efficiently and effectively. I started feeling more accomplished and found I had more time to create some healthy habits for myself, like a daily yoga routine. My sleep improved which helped me to even feel better. Taking VIVAZEN™ started a chain reaction of positivity that helps me to have the energy I need for my job, my family, and most importantly, for myself.”

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Enhanced Focus for Robin

Robin, a 26-year-old law student from New Haven, Connecticut, takes VIVAZEN™ to beat the burnout and mental fatigue of law school. 

“I knew law school was going to be the biggest challenge of my life, but what I didn’t know was how hard it would be to stay focused. Keeping concentration levels on maximum while reading incredibly dense text was nearly impossible after the first few weeks. I started getting headaches, sleeping 15+ hours on the weekends, and generally felt like my future was slipping away. I couldn’t understand how other classmates were handling the workload until one of my roommates suggested VIVAZEN™. 

After I tried VIVAZEN™ I was able to focus on the difficult material, retain everything and perform on exams to the best of my ability. It was like the clouds lifted and I was able to really concentrate better than ever before. I’m so happy I found it and recommend it to anyone who needs to buckle down and beat mental fatigue.”

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Pain Relief for Phil

Phil, a 44 year old construction worker from Philadelphia found the pain relief he needed to work hard  and play harder. 

“After years of growing up playing football and moving on to a job as a ceiling installation technician, my knees are both completely shot. I have no cartilage left and the doctor has said I’m too young for knee replacements. They’ve tried steroid injections multiple times and it only alleviates the pain for a day or two before it comes back just as bad as before. I climb scaffolds to do work and a lot of the buildings I work in require us to use the stairs only (no elevators!) which makes it even harder for me.

I would come home at night, sit on the couch and not get up again until it was time to go to bed because of the constant aching. I couldn’t even play with my own kids. Then I heard about VIVAZEN™ and figured that I’ve tried everything else so I might as well give it a chance. I couldn’t believe it when my knee pain became hardly even noticeable. I could climb the stairs at work without pain and come home and toss the ball around with my kids at night. VIVAZEN™ changed my life.”

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Optimized Recovery Time for Anthony

Anthony, a 28 year old MMA fighter from San Jose, California upped his performance and ability. 

“Training to exhaustion can often do a lot more than just wear me out phsyically, especially when I don’t feel like I accomplished what I know I’m capable of. I start getting down on myself and doubting my own abilities. It makes me push harder, and sometimes I push harder than I probably should, which obviously leads to me hurting myself. Then I feel awful about myself, especially while I’m waiting to heal. It was a vicious cycle that had to stop, but I didn’t know how until I found VIVAZEN™. 

VIVAZEN™ helped to make my workout recovery times faster, so I could push harder and be ready for more sooner. It helped me to stay healthy both mentally and physically so I could get to the peak physical performance level I’m at today.” 

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the takeaway

VIVAZEN™ has had significant benefits for so many people who want to live their lives on their terms and accomplish everything to the best of their abilities. Combining the most powerful plant ingredients in a convenient liquid shot that you can take with you anywhere you go, it is extremely portable and a great solution to help you crush your goals and improve your quality of life.

Six Best Plants to Promote Relaxation (and how to use them)

Six Best Plants to Promote Relaxation

In today’s world, stress affects all of us. High stress levels greatly diminish your health and quality of life when left unmanaged.

According to a recent survey, 48 percent of Americans report that their stress levels have increased in the past five years and this negatively impacts their relationships, health, and productivity at work.(1)

For most of us, stress is an inevitable part of the day– but it’s not all doom and gloom. This just means it’s crucial to have a few powerful and effective natural remedies to turn to that promote mind and body relaxation during times of chaos, anxiety, and pressure.

It’s easy to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms when you’re stressed, such as alcohol, smoking, binge watching Netflix, excessive social media scrolling, or overeating. The problem with these unhealthy coping mechanisms is that they don’t directly deal with your stress. They only serve as a means to temporarily escape.

Usually, unhealthy coping mechanisms also add an extra layer of stress if they’re choices that have negative consequences on your health and well-being. However, it can be hard to think long-term in a moment when you just need some relief. This is where herbal remedies come in.

Many plant ingredients contain potent compounds that are scientifically proven to support the nervous system, reduce anxiety levels, help your mind and body better adapt to stressful situations, and promote an overall sense of feeling calm, grounded, and relaxed (even when you encounter chaos).

The right herbs and botanicals may be all you need to feel like yourself again. Consider adding these options to your routine to help reduce the negative effects of inevitable every day stress and promote enhanced relaxation.

Plant-Based Relief

KAVA KAVA

Pacific islanders have used this herbal remedy to promote relaxation for hundreds of years. Kava kava (usually shortened to ‘kava’) is prized for its roots, which are typically dried and crushed into a fine powder. 

Kava’s stress-relieving benefits come from compounds called kavapyrones. These compounds produce a mild sedative effect that can help you feel calm and relaxed. Some people also report mild ache and pain-relief. You can dissolve kava powder in hot water and drink it like tea to enjoy stress relief. Since kava promotes an overall sense of “chill”, it’s even recommended as a top herbal alcohol alternative for social gatherings and parties. 

While the plant is considered safe to consume, it is something to be used in moderation. Experts recommend limiting your daily intake of kavalactones to 250mg. If you take kava as a supplement, the kavalactone content will be listed on the packaging.

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KRATOM

A relative of the coffee family, kratom trees are native to South Asia and have long been used within the region to treat chronic pain.

The leaves from the Kratom plant contain mitragynine, an alkaloid that acts similar to opioids to relieve pain. Small amounts may energize you, while larger doses have sedative effects. Many people who’ve shared their personal experiences report that kratom has helped ease symptoms of anxiousness. Research indicates it can improve your mood.

You can take kratom in many forms, from herbal teas to capsules and tinctures. Kratom is also one of the active ingredients in VIVAZEN™ which was formulated with those in mind who are seeking natural remedies for fast relaxation.

Plant-Based Relief

CHAMOMILE

Think beyond bedtime tea because chamomile can do a great job soothing you at any time of day. Research shows this pretty white flower works as a mild tranquilizer to relax your muscles, reduce anxiety, and calm your nerves. As an added benefit, it can even improve digestion and prevent headaches which are two common symptoms of excess stress.

Chamomile owes its effectiveness to an antioxidant called apigenin. This compound binds to receptors in your brain to calm it down and help you fall asleep. Studies suggest chamomile extract improves sleep better than placebos, and it may be as effective as prescription medications for many people. If you need a mental break, consider a cup of chamomile to decompress.

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TULSI (HOLY BASIL)

Considered by some to be “the Queen of Herbs,” tulsi is a member of the mint family and a powerful antioxidant. It’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to relieve stress and promote relaxation. But what does science say?

One 2012 study found that tulsi improved stress symptoms 39% more than the group that took a placebo. It reduced symptoms like exhaustion, memory problems, and fretful sleep without adverse side effects. There’s also evidence that the tulsi plant reduces anxiety and dampens depression symptoms.

You can take tulsi as a tea or in tablet form. If you love this herb’s spicy taste, don’t hesitate to bring it into the kitchen! You can add its fresh leaves to salads, desserts, and even make homemade tulsi-infused syrups.

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LEMON BALM

This citrus-scented herb comes from the mint family (ironically, not the lemon family) and can be found worldwide. Lemon balm can help improve your mood and cognitive function while soothing stress symptoms. 

One 2004 study found that the plant increased a sense of calmness in participants while reducing negative moods. It even seems effective at relieving anxiety when taken in other ways, such as blended into beverages or yogurt.

Consider drinking lemon balm tea or regularly taking lemon balm as a nutritional supplement for all-around stress support.

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VALERIAN ROOT

Long used as a natural anxiety and insomnia treatment, valerian root can trigger feelings of tranquility quickly. In fact, this herbal remedy was commonly used throughout England during WWII to soothe nerves frayed from frequent air raids. 

Valerian root remains a popular sleep aid today. Some people even refer to it as “nature’s Xanax”. Research shows Valerian root can decrease the time it takes you to fall asleep while improving your overall sleep quality without lingering drowsiness or that “hangover” feeling you might experience with medications. You can take this root as a liquid tincture or capsule, and it’s often found in “sleepy time” herbal tea blends sold at health food stores.

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the takeaway

We all experience stress at some point or another and in today’s world, our stress levels only seem to be climbing higher. Unfortunately, chronic stress can be detrimental to your relationships, success, motivation, and rob you of your zest for life.

This is why it’s crucial to arm yourself with natural remedies that help your body adapt to stress better, support your nervous system, and help you feel more clear, uplifted, calm, and focused during these times. Research suggests kava, kratom, chamomile, tulsi, lemon balm, and valerian root are the most powerful herbs you can add to your routine as natural, daily defenses to help you better manage and reduce the negative consequences of stress.

Is Your Vivazen Kratom Authentic?

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Sadly, there are many fake Vivazen Kratom shots in the market. While we do our best to shut them down, it is a little bit like the game “Whack-A-Mole” – for every fake product/company we get shut down, two more pop up.

While we fight the good fight, the best way to ensure that you are getting  authentic high quality Vivazen is to know the label on bottle.

The most up-to-date label of Vivazen Kratom is show to the right. However, some of the previous labels are still on market – so do not assume if your bottle does not match the bottle to the right.

If the label on your bottle looks like either one of the below – you can be sure that you have a real authentic Vivazen liquid Kratom shot.

The two main differences between the current label and the previous label, are the following:

1. Yellow “Fast Acting” in the upper left, above the Vivazen logo vs Red “Fast Acting”.

2. “Original Formula” in a green bar, below the Vivazen Logo / Kratom. vs Kratom only in a green bar.

If you have have a question about the authenticity of your Vivazen product, please drop us an email, Message us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter or DM us on Instagram.

Vivazen Original Liquid Kratom Shot

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