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Resurgence of Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Plants

Written By: Amanda Boyles Herbs in History- Long before there were pharmaceutical companies and synthetic drugs to heal the ill, there were herbs. Herbs have existed since the beginning of known history. Using herbs to help alleviate illness, discomfort, and treat human ailments has been done for so long that the earliest written record is … Read more

Everything Gold Kratom

Written By: Amanda Boyles Gold Kratom?- Most kratom consumers know about red, green, and white kratom strains, but what is the gold kratom strain? Answering this question is not as straightforward as answering this about other strains. The evolution of gold kratom takes quite a few twists and turns. There are multiple ways kratom powder … Read more

Kratom Recipes

Written By: Amanda Boyles Recipe Newsletter?- Looking for something unique to write about can sometimes be a challenge. After scouring the internet for hours and stumbling across a treasure trove of kratom recipes, this newsletter was quickly decided. Kratom consumers are constantly looking for new ideas to make the consumption process more pleasant. Here are … Read more

Nootropics

What Are Nootropics? Nootropics are substances that are believed to enhance the mind’s ability to focus, retain memory, raise cognitive ability, and overall enhance brain performance. Anything from a supplement, botanical, prescription, over the counter drug, or other substance can be considered a nootropic. These brain enhancers are gaining in popularity as more people are … Read more

Kratom and Hydration

Hydration and Kratom Kratom is a diuretic. Diuretics cause the body to release water, sodium, and nutrients by producing more urine which can cause dehydration. There are a lot of known diuretics, including caffeine, alcohol, ginger, and parsley. When consuming diuretics, water intake should be increased accordingly. Kratom is no different. Why Hydration is … Read more

Building Up Your Immune System

Building Immunity?- Building up an immune system is not an impossible task. It can be done with a combination of tactics. In past newsletters, there was discussion of a herb and mineral substance sold by Austin Organic Village (Austin Leaf) that may help build the immune system. The moringa and shilajit newsletters can be reviewed … Read more

Alkaloids and Kratom

What Are Alkaloids?- Plants are made up of chemicals called phytochemicals, which literally translates to plant chemicals. Some phytochemicals are chemical compounds classified as alkaloids. Alkaloids are classified as such because they tend to have a noticeable physiological effect when consumed. Alkaloids are naturally occurring in many plants like coffee, tea, different flowers, and even … Read more

The Fight for Kratom

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Austin Organic Village has gone GMP compliant and become a GMP certified vendor. We are now one of 26 American Kratom Association Qualified Vendors. AOV has taken the steps to be in compliance with standards being set for vendors. Being certified helps vendors and consumers stay protected during the continued fight to keep kratom legal … Read more

Managing Kratom Tolerance

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What is Kratom Tolerance? Tolerance occurs when the body grows accustomed to the presence of a compound and it begins to require more of that compound to achieve the same results. Thus, high tolerance means more has to be consumed and low tolerance means less has to be consumed. It is possible to build a … Read more