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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 2 weeks 37 minutes ago #36797

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I was doing one of those endless internet searches regarding Kratom, and that led to investigating vendors, and that led me here. Your list of verified vendors was like finding water in the desert. I ended up going with Hudson Valley Botanicals, and I ordered a kilo of the Green Hulu. At the last minute I recalled that there was a discount code in their threads here, found it, and sure enough it worked. Very cool, and I'll make an effort to post back here when it (hopefully) arrives. I paid for the priority shipping so it shouldn't take what would feel like forever to get to me. I really liked that they took Pay Pal as another site I nearly went with uses checks and money orders for payment.

That's it, for now, and I'm off to browse the forums here.
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 2 weeks 18 minutes ago #36798

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Babel-17!

Love your description of finding water in a desert. Ain’t that the truth!

I’ve enjoyed working with the vendor you chose very much.

Lots of folks will be along to assist you with dosing suggestions, bowel management tips, etc.

Are you new to the leaf or just new to ILK?

We are glad to be here to offer fresh water after your desert trek dragging a camel, lol
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36799

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I'm new to ILK, I only found the site a few hours ago, and I just started Kratom a couple of months ago. I read up on Kratom a bit, figured it might be for me, and bought a bag of Special K Red Malay Capsules from a local smoke shop run by two very helpful brothers. Their prices of that brand were cheaper that what was offered online by the company, and within a month they steered me to White Mae Dang, and they had kilos for a pretty decent price.

I've taken lots of supplements for decades so I know the advantages of doing research and checking prices. I was very much enjoying CBD oil but as my sensitivity to it is just average it was a pretty pricey addition to my regime. I'd found the best prices online, and I was getting a hefty discount on top of that, but the bang for the buck from Kratom turned my focus onto that. It works well for me, so well that I sometimes find myself forgetting to take my DLPA which is also my go to for pain relief and positive mood. Lol, I buy that by the kilo as well.

Edit: P.S. Thanks for recounting that the company has done well by you.
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36800

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You’re welcome! I only recently had the opportunity to try Garuda/HudsonValley and really appreciated the extra customer service! Happy to share that.

Our ILK APPROVED VENDOR LIST is not terribly long. It’s meant to be short but elite with regard to personal service. Your vendor has been on the list for years, but I only recently got to experience dialogue and product with them firsthand. Flawless. You’ll find similar (above par) service and (above par) quality product with anyone on our list (or let us know what didn’t go well, diplomatically). Thanks

Anyway, the DLPA is a subject I’m not the least bit educated on and would love to learn more. Please post recommended links for getting educated on that topic.

Sounds like you may not need the bowel management education, so please post questions or tips for other kratom forumites.

Glad you found us.
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36807

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Welcome to ILK Babel-17. Happy to have you here!:-h Hudson Valley / Garuda is a very good Solid Vendor that you can Count on the be very Reliable & have quality Kratom. I've always liked them. I am really surprised that they are able to use PayPal. That's Great!

I tried DLPA but didn't get much out of it. Would it Interact with an SSRI like Prozac? What does DLPA actually do for you?
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36832

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hey babel happy to have ya! my heads still spinning about pain relieving supplements recommended by many, literally on pivot. never even heard of DLPA. but im taking things no never heard of a month ago. anyways, you will be so impressed by any vendor vs. head shop kratom. please let us know they are one I have not tried yet. and laurie damn those chimes candy. had to order a small tin lol
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36838

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It doesn't work with serotonin receptors but it could add to the buzz, and that might be something you'd want to regulate. It's a combination of both the left and right handed of Phenylanine. One of them blocks the way the body says "OK, that's enough endorphins, time to start paying less attention to them", and the other acts as mild stimulant/cognition enhancer. Dr. Atkins, of the Atkins diet, gives it a thumbs up in his guide to supplements.

Dosage is important, and I take a bit less than a level teaspoon of the powder at a time. People who have sensitivity to that stuff in diet soda, phenylanine, will want to give this a miss as well.

I'm new here so I want to avoid mentioning brands, but I buy it (the powder) by the kilo at Amazon, and as a Prime member I get 15% off with Subscribe and Save.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylalanine#D-,_L-_and_DL-phenylalanine

"DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) is marketed as a nutritional supplement for its purported analgesic and antidepressant activities. DL-Phenylalanine is a mixture of D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine. The reputed analgesic activity of DL-phenylalanine may be explained by the possible blockage by D-phenylalanine of enkephalin degradation by the enzyme carboxypeptidase A.[14][15] The mechanism of DL-phenylalanine's supposed antidepressant activity may be accounted for by the precursor role of L-phenylalanine in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine. Elevated brain levels of norepinephrine and dopamine are thought to have an antidepressant effect. D-Phenylalanine is absorbed from the small intestine and transported to the liver via the portal circulation. A small amount of D-phenylalanine appears to be converted to L-phenylalanine. D-Phenylalanine is distributed to the various tissues of the body via the systemic circulation. It appears to cross the blood–brain barrier less efficiently than L-phenylalanine, and so a small amount of an ingested dose of D-phenylalanine is excreted in the urine without penetrating the central nervous system."
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 1 week 6 days ago #36839

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I posted about it in a reply below. I used to take other stuff for pain management, Boswellia, and Lemon Balm, and while they're safe, afaik, their effect is definitely on the mild side and not what's going to provide significant relief to those in real pain. I should have mentioned in my post below, neither will DLPA provide significant relief, but for me it works nicely with everything else I'm taking. Taking a light teaspoon at a time sounds like a lot, and it is compared to the normal dosage when taking capsules, but it's light. I got my last kilo of it for $44.96. Huh, I just checked and a teaspoon is "only" 1498 milligrams. Lol, I guess I was benefiting from a placebo effect in thinking I was taking a jumbo dose.
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 6 days 8 hours ago #37152

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What is DLPA?
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Hi, new member here, and I really appreciate all the available information 6 days 4 hours ago #37165

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My experience with the amino acid DLPA was not pleasant...VERY bad headaches.

Important message is we all have different biochemical states so it is difficult to accurately predict how it will work for you.

My experience was a long time ago and my biochemistry might be different now as I have changed many things (diet and supplements, toxicity, nutritional imbalances etc) but the experience was so negative I will not risk it again.

DLPA is an amino acid

www.victoriahealth.com/category/DL-Phenylalanine-DLPA/296
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