An Introductory Guide To Kratom
The Basics Of Kratom
Kratom, botanical name Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant found in Southeast Asia – Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Indonesia and Thailand. The leaves of the plant are ground down into a powder, which is utilized to relief symptoms related to opiate withdrawal and to treat a broad range of conditions.
Kratom has proven itself to be an effective treatment for fatigue, moderate to severe pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression. If taken properly, the drug can improve your overall physical and mental health.
Some people with chronic pain prefer Kratom to prescription opioids, because it is believed to be less addictive. Some prescription antidepressants also have an addictive nature. So, to avoid these addictive risks, some people with depression are turning to Kratom.
Kratom is so effective in treating the symptoms related to opioid withdrawal that herbalists and naturalists are prescribing it to their patients. Kratom is believed to contain properties that will bring relief to specific symptoms like nothing else ever before it.
In fact, it is the preferred drug for some people suffering from mental illnesses, chronic pain and opioid addiction.
There are several methods utilized in the consumption of Kratom, including the toss and wash technique. It can also be consumed by chewing the leaves. However, it is most often found in powder form, which can be converted into a paste.
Different Strains Of Kratom
Kratom has a variety of strains, which are differentiated by the color of the leaf. Kratom leaves vary in color from red, yellow, green and white. However, when the leaves are ground into a powder, the fine particles are always a shade of green.
Kratom is available in three different forms, including fast, slow and moderate. Slow Kratom will produce euphoria almost immediately after consumption, so it the preferred treatment for depression and anxiety.
Fast Kratom works better for treating fatigue, weakness and lack of motivation. Moderate Kratom is found somewhere in the middle of the slow and fast types, as it will help promote calmness and boost motivation.
As with any drug, Kratom can be experimented with to determine its effectiveness for specific symptoms. However, it is crucial to follow the dosage recommendations to a tee. If you are experiencing anxiety, you can test the moderate and slow types of Kratom to see which one is the most effective.
It is important to note that everyone will respond different to Kratom, so you should not base your decision to utilize the drug on others’ experiences.
Exploring The Possible Side Effects Of Kratom
It doesn’t matter if you are taking a Tylenol for a headache or a Benadryl for an allergic reaction, there is always a chance of side effects and Kratom is no different even though it is a completely natural plant.
However, before exploring the side effects of Kratom, you really need to understand the side effects of its sister plant, which produces what everyone knows as coffee beans. It has been highly known for years that caffeine can have adverse side effects like insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, nausea, stomach irritation, increased heart rate, vomiting, and tons of other negative effects.
This is not to even mention SamE, a supplement that is often times taken to lift one’s mood. This supplement can cause gas, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, dizziness, headaches, and nervousness when it is taken at higher doses.
With all that being said, you should know that Kratom does comes along with some potential side effects, and theses effect could be constipation, upset stomach, nervousness, dizziness, diarrhea, or insomnia.
In most cases reports of upset stomach and dizziness are usually associated with patients that have over consumed, and this is why the dosages can heavily vary from individual to individual based on their very specific needs and requirements.
Keep in mind that everyone is different and some individual might experience all these side effects, while other might not experience a single one.
Why Has Everyone Gave Kratom A Bad Name Over The Years?
While Kratom has been widely used and studied over the years, many people have either never heard of the drug or either heard bad things about it. In fact, most people don’t even know anything about the plant, and the benefits that it can provide during opioid recovery or it wouldn’t have such a bad name.
Most people just tend to overlook this powerful supplement; because all the legal battles that it is currently going through in the United States and other countries.
Of course, there are tons of countries throughout the world where this substance is completely legal, but you will find that in the countries where it is illegal, there are tons of bad rumors, lies, and misconceptions about Kratom and what it can do for opioid abusers.
You have probably heard tons of people say that taking Kratom is like taking Vicodin. The truth of the matter is that this statement doesn’t hold any more water than someone saying that drinking caffeine is like taking speed or Valium.
This is just one of the many misconceptions that you will hear out there in the world surrounding this supplement, and they are just that, misconceptions. With that being said, Kratom is starting to improve its reputation, as tons of educated people, businessmen, and doctors are now speaking out for the supplement.
Of course, it will take a much bigger voice to battle an organization as big and powerful as the DEA, but Kratom is well worth the fight and it is building its following.
At the end of the day, you could say that Kratom has a bad name for the exact same reasons that legal marijuana has a bad name. The targeted audience and demographics that Kratom and marijuana was designed for usually has a bad record, with most of the being ex-drug addicts.
It really is unfortunate that this plant has got such a bad name, because it has truly saved a lot of these individual’s lives and helped them completely turn their whole outlook around.
When you truly learn about all the benefits that Kratom can provide and all the lives that it has save, you will really understand why this supplement needs to be openly available on the market.