kratom useful info

Effects of Kratom

Kratom has a powerful effect on stress, depression, anxiety and energy levels. It alleviates anxiety and lifts your mood. The general feeling is happy, energetic and motivated. Kratom is unique in that it treats anxiety without drowsiness, rather enhancing and improving energy levels. Kratom starts to take effect around 10 – 15 minutes, if taken on an empty stomach. At 30 – 40 mins, it is at full effect, and lasts around 4 – 6 hours depending on the strain.

Kratom generally speaking is stimulating in small doses 1 – 3gs and sedating in higher doses 3 – 6gs. This is due to the fact that Mitragynine stimulate the delta opioid receptors in low doses, yet stimulates the mu opioid receptors in high doses. The same receptors are stimulated when using opiate medication.

The most pronounced effects of Kratom are similar to opiate medication, in that it provides pain relief, but also increases energy levels and alleviates anxiety and depression. The strength of Kratom is comparable to Tramadol and Codeine.

Kratom treats pain in many different ways. It blocks the pain signals to the brain in the same way that opioid medication does, it acts as an anti inflammatory, and it relaxes the muscles. Kratom also treats the emotional and mental symptoms that often accompany chronic pain such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue.

Kratom is also a very effective Nootropic and has become very popular among university students studying for exams. Kratom is also useful for those working long hours to assist with focus and concentration. Kratom has shown promising results in treating ADHD and autism.

How to choose a Kratom strain for pain

Pain affects us in many ways, and Kratom has a solution for all of those, reducing inflammation, blocking pain signals, and relaxing the muscles.

For those suffering with severe pain, Red vein kratom is the most popular, but which one? Your strain depends on what kind of pain you struggle with and what other symptoms arise from that. Chronic pain sufferers more often than not also suffer with anxiety and depression, and Kratom addresses that too.

Is your pain severe? If yes, then you would lean toward the stronger Reds, Bali, Hulu, Maeng Da, Malay. Does your pain keep you awake at night? If yes, you would lean toward the sedating strains, Bali Red, Bali Gold and Hulu. These more sedating strains are also powerful muscle relaxants and help to treat stress related headaches and migraines. Do you struggle with low energy during the day? If yes, then Red Maeng Da and Malay are the choice for you.

For general pain, an energy boost, and to lift anxiety and depression, Green vein is a great choice. The best Green vein kartom strains for general aches and pains are, Bali, Malay, Hulu and Maeng Da.

Kratom effects on the liver

Many people who suffer from pain on a daily basis are exploring more natural alternatives when it comes to pain management. Kratom has become increasingly popular to this end as well as for some of its many other benefits. Due to the excessive toll common painkillers have on the liver and kidneys, a common question asked is can it affect the liver and the kidneys in a negative way? In short, no.

When used by healthy persons there is no harm, bearing in mind this herb has been used for hundreds of years by folk indigenous to its homeland, without reports of obvious damage to the kidneys or liver.  Possibilities of pre-existing conditions can lead to the kidneys and liver becoming overburdened. When used with other opiates the interactions can be dangerous.

In normal doses (small 1gs –3gs) there is no effect on the liver whatsoever. That being said, sure, in extreme high doses some damage may be done. These high doses would cause the user to purge before the liver could be affected. As with anything we ingest, bigger amounts can have severe side effects on any and all of our organs.

Interested and current users are normally on heavy opiates with stressed livers. Unlike conventional opiates one does not need to take more to feel less pain, finding the right dose and strain will be as high as you need to go, putting less pressure on the liver.

As Kratom is a diuretic, it can cause dehydration if one does not consume enough water whilst using it. Dehydration is one of the aggravators to kidney stones so in a roundabout way if one is not mindful to drink plenty of water, one could develop kidney stones easier. 

Users accounts state that when having blood work done after using Kratom for a considerable amount of time, results show perfect kidney and liver function not compromised in any way by the Kratom.

On the contrary some report that liver and kidney function is better after Kratom use.

Kratom for chronic fatigue

Many chronic fatigue sufferers have had tremendous success managing their symptoms with Kratom. The tree is closely related to coffee, and can also be used as a stimulant. What makes Kratom a better option than coffee, is that it’s longer lasting, more energising, but without the anxiety or jitters coffee can lead to. Kratom also has many more health benefits, puts no strain on the liver and lifts the mood.

Certain strains and vein varieties offer more of the stimulating effects. Some examples of energising strains are Maeng DaHornMalay, Thai. You’ll also tend to lead toward the Green and White veins for energy boosting effect. Small doses 1 – 2gs should be more than enough with real premium quality Kratom. If you suffer with anxiety, your safest bet is to start with a Red or Green vein.

Suggested strains for chronic fatigue

Red Maeng Da (small doses)

Yellow Maeng Da

Green Maeng Da

White Maeng Da (avoid if you suffer with anxiety)

Green Horn

White Horn

Green Malay

Green Bali

White Bali