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TOPIC: New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand

New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38218

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Hello all,
New to the board but not new to kratom. I am a 37 year old father of three amazing children. Almost 2 years ago I had a terrible accident and broke my spine and spinal cord. This left me as a paraplegic. One major thing they don't tell you is the only feeling you will have left in the affected area is massive nerve pain that feels like your on fire and getting a million shots all the time. I tried all kinds of pharmaceutical pills with little relief. Besides heavy narcotics kratom has been the only thing to really help.

I joined as its always good to see what others are doing to get help. The other reason i joined is I do not want to see this wonderful leaf to get banned. Out of necessity yesterday I went to a local smoke shop instead of my normal website (Happy Hippo) to purchase kratom. I bought some red and green. My mind didn't even put it together till i got home. The brand on the bag is OP8.... really? This is the kinda thing that will get our rights taken away. Please don't do things like that! Kratom is not an opiate nor even close! With that said I was surprised by the quality of product, not as good as hippo's but still fair. Thanks all and sorry about the rant.
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38221

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Ndgreen1981!

Thanks for sharing your perspective! I can’t agree more about VENDOR LABELING and presentation such as THAT is what will definitely harm the reputation of the kratom leaf as a “dangerous drug”. I’m glad you’re not finding it to be tainted with any added illicit substances, which is the TRUE THREAT we must watch for and report to the AKA/avoid.
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38225

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hi ndgreen!

happy to have you here as part of the forum! im glad you found the k as a beneficial leaf for you. and from the sounds of things im sure you are thankful and blessed to be around for your family, wife and children.

im glad you got some decent fair stuff from your smokeshop. most of us weren't that lucky. it does suck that they play on 'legal high' of narcotics. like kratom is some bath salt garbage. there are many ILK approved vendors that are awesome. in sense/ gold leaf as well as many others have a discount just for forum members. and a few strains of companies we trust that aren't 'approved'

I should be asking you questions lol but if you have any for us or direction we can help with ask away. you can tell me to mind my business lol but have you tried any other botanicals with kratom? ive just started experimenting a few weeks ago myself thanks to the guidance of the wonderful people here!
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38228

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Michele,i have tried some other things and exhausted all big phara stuff. Some others i tried were phenibut, kava, cbd, and canabis flowers(I live in Oregon where its legal). I did not find much if any pain relief from phenibut or kava. I do think the phenibut kinda makes me feel some help with anxiety. Cbd alone had minimal impact but perhaps i did not find the right product for me. I do find pretty good relief from a high cbd/thc flower but i don't much care for the high that goes with it. I do admit i use that method sometimes after the kids go to sleep as I don't want them to see me like that. Honestly good quality red or green kratom has been a life saver. I switch up vendors and strains alot to keep things fresh as i seem to build a tolerance. A new one i found on the hippo's site its a chocolate strain that is a very very nice slow strain for evening time. This is just one mans experience and opinion.
P.s. I like your name, its also my youngest daughter's name.
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38232

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Hey NDGREEN 81

Same year I was born !!!
Nice to have you here , and yeah , what blatantly lame and inaccurate label to imply what kratom is and does .

I’ve tried HH once, only a few strains and don’t think I found one out of the few I tried that did it for me, but I’ve read from many that they are great , significantly out of my budget but awesome customer service.

I’m a family man as well and have a house full rascals romping around .

I’ve tried many vendors and have kept coming back to a few that are economically cool and quality that doesn’t fail. There’s quite a handful of ILK approved vendors that are listed here, the ones I’ve encountered have been great , some kratom works with my chemistry better than others , but good vendors to check out / look into .

A new one I tried I’ll mention in a review soon, but approved vendors I’ve tried PDO, Insense and nature’s cure, exceptional customer service and fine kratom, others not approved that I’m a repeat customer with can’t be mentioned on this thread but you can find out about them on the” find a vendor rate a vendor section”

Nice to have you here and thx for sharing your experience.
This is the best place all things kratom.. respectfully and properly so!!! Nothing I’ve found meets the integrity of this community!!!Look forward to having more of your participation , take care (L)
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38237

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ndgreen,

trust me no judgement here. if you choose to have some thc even if its a state that isn't legal its your personal choice. and no one would blame you. screw them and their opinion if they care what you take, but... that's just me!

im getting off topic lol the reason I ask about supplements is there are a few that I take that have helped me dramatically. thanks to the peeps in this forum. akkuamma, chuchurussi bark, incarviella sinensis, and corydalis. the corydalis I take more towards nighttime but ive recently found if I take a low dose daytime can be ok too. I also take shilajit daily and well it just seems to help in my overall well being. these all blend well with k and kind of synergize together. I don't take Incarvillea daily and it can have its own tolerance build up. in sense/ gold leaf is a fave vendor here and they carry all of it.

that's so cute I share the name with your youngest. don't see it much in this newer generation. lots in mine ( late 40s )cause my parents were beatles fans!
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38239

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Welcome to the forum, Ndgreen! No need to apologize about ranting. We all need to work together to discourage patronizing brands that promote kratom as some kind of opiate or replacement for opioid drugs.

The FDA could easily solve this problem (with their regulatory powers), but I believe they choose not to, because it promotes their agenda of increasing abuse and misuse of kratom to add more evidence to their claim that kratom is an opioid and a substance of abuse.

I'm glad you're getting good quality relief from this amazing plant! As a former founding Board member of the AKA, I can assure you the FDA will not succeed in taking this natural gift away from the people of this country -- not as long as we are willing to speak up against attempts on the local, state, and national levels to ban it.
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38242

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I also hate when vendors that sell to head/smoke shops, have these off-putting names on their kratom. OP8 is one of the worst names I have ever heard. It doesn't put this plant in a good light. I do see that you tried High CBD/THC strains. Were those like 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC? Have tried a High CBD/Low THC something like a 4 to 8:1? I also live in a legal rec state and just yesterday tried a CBD dominant vape. It is around a 5.xxx:1 CBD:THC. Little to no high with some mood and lift and pain relief.
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New to the forum and small rant about OP8 brand 3 months 1 week ago #38244

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Gmantheman, your presence has been missed here lately. Good to see you AND thanks for the advice on the CBD/THC topic! I find that input helpful. It’s legal here, so I dropped my medical license, but I still haven’t found an effective blend. It’s very expensive for “snake oil”, whereas I have SOME degree of confidence when purchasing a kratom product that I will get SOME results. Maybe not HELPFUL ones, but even negative results are TANGIBLE.

Where do you shop?
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Gmantheman, I also want to THANK YOU for mentioning that Leo with HLBMco will be returning to business soon. Your help got me in touch with him to make sure he gets listed on ILK as soon as he is ready. Nice guy. Thanks so much! Laurie
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