Countless people in 2020 are amazed by the wonderful attributes of kratom, a mystery wrapped in a gelatin capsule. With so much buzz around the various kratom strains in the market, it’s apparent to be a little confused about whether you need it, and if yes, what exactly you need. But first, let’s start with what kratom actually is and what it does.
So, What is Kratom?
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Malaysia. The plant is not something new; it’s been increasingly popular in the west for the past 10 years. Mitragynine, its active ingredient is found is in its leaves, which comes in red, white, and green strains. Many people use the extract of the leaves as an alternative to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.
Kratom is a member of the coffee family and it’s well known for its painkilling and energizing properties, especially the red strains that are sedative. Various research and evidence suggest that certain strains of Kratom help alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is considered a dietary supplement that is legal in most U.S states and is not regulated by the FDA.
Technically, Kratom is not an opioid but its effect resembles opioids such as morphine and codeine. It’s the Mitragynine that binds to the opioids receptors in the brain and helps relieve pain making it a popular anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug. They also treat mild pain, muscle aches, high blood pressure, diarrhea, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fatigue.
Kratom also goes by the following names:
How do people take Kratom?
People in Thailand usually chew the Kratom leaves directly. However, in the west, most people take it as a capsule, pill, or mixes the dried powdered leaves into their tea. They can also be smoked or vaporized, but this way of ingestion is less common. Usually, people order Kratom Capsules and take them as per the given Kratom dosages.
The way you ingest it influences the kratom’s effects. Kratom Capsules usually take 6 to 10 minutes to take effect. At moderate dosages, kratom’s effect can last for up to 2 hours while for higher dosages, it lasts up to 5 hours.
Kratom side effects
Just like any other drug, Kratom can have mild side effects which include itching, headache, constipation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. However, most people are able to tolerate the drug pretty well.
What are Kratom Dosage guidelines?
Generally, the recommended dosages depend on your age, sex, and health status and also on the method of ingestion and type of strain. For example, Kratom extract is relatively more potent than Kratom powder or Kratom capsules. Also, Bali and White Maeng Da strains are well balanced and more popular than the Red Vein Kali strain, which offers a sedating effect.
However, a survey in 2018 with 8,049 kratom users suggested that a dosage of 5 grams for up to 3 times a day is enough to experience significant effects.
Low to moderate dosage – 1 to 5 grams (increases energy and focus)
High dosage – 5 to 15 grams (pain relief and opioid-like effect)
Risky – over 15 grams (sedation and serious side effects)
The best way is to start is buy kratom with a low dosage and gradually increase the amount until it meets your expectation. However, never overdose to avoid serious side effects. If you have decided to buy kratom for sale, look out for high-quality strains that can effectively help you fight anxiety and depression.