Top 10 Effects of Kratom
Kratom is a very versatile herb that can be used both as a stimulant or as a sedative, depending on the dose and type of leaf.
The experience you will get from Kratom depends on two things: the dose and the type of Kratom. It may seem contradictory as different doses have completely opposite effects. If you take a low dose, Kratom works as a stimulant. You will likely feel alert and awake, more social, happy and upbeat. You may also notice an increase in motivation and attention span. Higher doses of Kratom work as a sedative, putting you in a relaxed, dreamlike state. Emotional or physical pains are greatly reduced, while feelings of euphoria may take their place.
Kratom leaf doses, not to be confused with extracts, are as following: 2-6 grams is typically a low dose that will produce stimulant-like effects. 7-15 grams is a medium dose, depending on your body size and tolerance, can produce either stimulant or sedative effects. 16-25 grams is a high dose and will provide sedative-euphoric effects. 26-50 grams is way too strong for most people, but for those who can tolerate it, this will give the strongest sedative and euphoric effects. It is best to take a small amount at first when trying a new batch of Kratom. If you take too much, you may experience nausea or other undesirable effects. While there has never been any fatality associated with Kratom use or overdose, too much of it will still be very uncomfortable.
Different Types of Kratom
Next to the actual dose, the different colors of the vein of Kratom leaves also produce different effects. There are three basic types of Kratom: Red, white and green. This is the color of the center vein on the leaf.
White Kratom leaves usually produce a more energizing, stimulative effect. White Kratom can lift your mood, increase your alertness and mental vigilance, and make you feel more motivated without any anxiety. This is great for treating those with depression or asthenia. It can also be used as a stimulant to increase concentration and wakefulness in place of caffeine for those working long hours.
Red Kratom, is the most common type of Kratom that is sold. It typically has a more calming, sedative effect. This strain of Kratom is good for releasing tension and relaxing your mind while giving you a positive mood and mindset. Red Kratom is also often used to reduce pain, treat muscle tension, and insomnia. Although this strain produces more tranquilizing effects, it is still dose dependent and may give you stimulative effects in small doses.
Green Kratom effects are a mix of white and red Kratom effects. It can give you a mild boost of energy, alertness, and focus, while at the same time making you feel relaxed and comfortable. This type of Kratom is good for treating pain and also social anxiety as the relaxing, comfortable, yet alert and upbeat effects can make you more talkative and at ease in social situations.
And here are the Top 10 Effects of Kratom:
1. Raises your Mood
One of the most pronounced effects of kratom is that it can lift your mood. Kratom can make you feel positive and happy, while also inducing a sense of overall well-being. Since it is nearly impossible to be anything but smiley while using Kratom, the herb is often used to fight depression.
2. Reduces pain
Kratom is a great natural alternative to harmful and addictive prescription painkillers. Kratom reduces pain in the same way that morphine does - by activating mu-opioid receptors. It can relieve a wide range of conditions; migraines, pain from arthritis, and muscle pain, or even vascular and chronic pain that is difficult to control otherwise.
3. Increases concentration
In small doses, Kratom is great for increasing concentration, mental vigilance, and focus. It can bring clarity and clear brain fog. This is one of the most valued effects in Thailand, where Kratom is mainly used as a work-enhancing stimulant. The trick is to find the right dose and not trigger any sedative effects.
4. Medicinal properties
Southeast Asian cultures have been using Kratom for hundreds of years to treat many different ailments. Kratom is a medicinal herb with many different health benefits. It is said to assist diabetics in controlling their blood sugar levels as it contains catechin, which mimics insulin. Its high anti-oxidant levels may be able to reduce the amount of neuron damage after a stroke.
5. Aids in withdrawal from opiates
Opiate addiction is a serious issue that can be very hard to overcome. For those addicted to opiates, Kratom can reduce withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and heavy sweating. Kratom is not addictive, so you can use it to control your withdrawal symptoms long enough to detox the drugs out of your system without the fear of replacing one addiction with another.
6. Enhances sleep quality
Especially in the higher sedative doses, Kratom is perfect for improving sleep. Kratom can put you into a restful state making it easier to fall asleep. This is great for insomniacs who have troubles getting to sleep at night. It also can give you better quality sleep making you feel more refreshed in the morning. Some people even report they experience more dreams at night while using Kratom.
7. Energizing and increased alertness
When taken in smaller doses, Kratom can be used to kickstart the morning. It acts like a stimulant to give you more energy and make you feel awake without feeling anxious or restless. Depending on the dose and the type of Kratom, this wakefulness is usually accompanied by a feeling of mental clarity and focus. This effect can help those who need to work long hours without getting tired or those who do tough mental work.
8. Relaxing and Stress-Relieving
With larger doses of Kratom, you will experience a relaxing, stress-relieving effect. It helps to eliminate negative thoughts and release anxiety and tension because of its sedative, euphoric effects. Kratom not only helps to relax your mind, but also can help relax your muscles, reliving physical and emotional tension. This makes Kratom great for treating anxiety and stress-related illness as well as muscle tension and back pain.
9. Reduces Social Anxiety
Kratom is great for ridding social anxiety and making you more comfortable in social situations because of it's relaxing, yet energizing effects. For many, meeting strangers and talking to new people can be difficult. Kratom boosts your confidence and even makes socializing with new groups of people enjoyable and fun.
10. Increases Sexual Performance
Kratom can also be used as an aphrodisiac or a sexual performance enhancer for both men and women to increase sexual excitement and heighten sensations. While this works great in smaller doses, higher doses might relax everything a bit too much.
What are you experiences with Kratom? What’s the effect you appreciate most about it? Please share you thoughts in the comments!