Seems like a good time to post my recent research with kratom from the kratomtradingcompany, very fast, pleasant, high quality products (was reco'd to me), seems like good variety. That said, I had nothing but bad experiences with using it and see it as another treatment failure. I ordered several Bali blends, red and green ma daeng powder, single white and green powders not handy to name. I got 6 different varieties for $5 each for 10 grams of each, enough for five trials of each, and they threw in a free sample of 10 grams which I asked them to do in case I missed a different variety because I wanted to cover all of the bases. First class discrete shipping. If you read the recos on the site, you'll realize that people have very individual responses even within categories and with FM for 30 years, my CNS is probably nowhere near as issued. Some people seemed like stoners, some looking for pain relief, some just occasional recreation, and some said they took this stuff and went and had a great energized day at work. I think they must have been mattress testers. Being a scientist, I used a protocol to test each one, taking 1/2 a gram an hour every hour for three hours. 1.5 g is the ultra minimal dose but I figured I'd get a sense of each and that sure was true. I used a Ten point scale and rated each variety for me on pain effectiveness, sedation, duration, and side effects. I've gotten through four of them and am deciding whether to continue as I don't like being doped up. Two of the varieties, mellow Bali blend, and red ma daeng literally couch locked me to zombie hood for four hours, sitting in a chair nodding off and barely able to speak to my wife or get up. That was only after 1/2 to a gram of each. By the third dose I was really stupefied, not sure why I continued. Yes, they relieved some pain, maybe at a 6 level of effectiveness but criteria important to me are being able to drive and think...no way. The other two varieties were not reds but I did not get the uplifting energy from the white or the mellow feeling from the green, just mild sedation from each. The good things about kratom are that it comes on slowly, though I started to feel one Bali effect in only ten minutes, and only lasts 3 1/2 to 4 hours with zero hangover, though you have a dry mouth, some anticholinergic effects but not critical on my elderly male urinary system, sorry for TMI but a big factor for my meds, almost all of which are anticholinergic. I did not have either any nifty euphoria or energy, maybe with one of the three strains left if I can get myself to try it. While I didn't have super high hopes for kratom for me, it's now one more door closed and there aren't really any more doors other than continuing to look for different brain zappers to try as I haunt Kickstarter and Indigogo. Kratom is pretty cheap to try and won't kill anybody so it's probably worth a trial, seems to help some some people with pain. The taste is not good, I tried to mix it with grapefruit juice but it is insoluble in water so you just end up eating it and chugging the fluid. I then read that grapefruit juice affects the enzyme used to metabolize it, you might check out. Do not inhale the powder while trying to chug it, very bad, did once. I'd be happy to comment further but I'm not going to be the poster child for kratom. I don't want to hog the thread.