Kratom is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family with a long history of medicinal use in Southeast Asia. The leaves of the trees are used for their pharmacological activity. In low doses, kratom functions as a stimulant similar to caffeine without the accompanying jitteriness of coffee or energy drinks. In higher doses, kratom functions similar to an opiate by triggering the mu opiate receptors in the brain, while being chemically different from opium and its derived medications. Smoking Hot Smoke Shop in Tampa carries various strains of kratom. Bali is an ideal balance of pain relief and energy boost. Maeng Da is energizing and stimulating with pain killing effects. Red Vein is sedating and relaxing. Malay is known for its mood-lifting and energizing effects. Learn more by stopping into Smoking Hot today to explore our selection!