Introduction to the Benefits of Kratom
Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa is a natural herb originating from Southeast Asia. Countries such as Malaysia and Thailand have been using this herb for medicinal purposes for centuries now. When more research studies showed that indeed Kratom can be a remarkable alternative medication, the popularity of the herb around the world increased significantly. The U.S and several other countries in Europe are already using this herb for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
Of course, an increase in popularity of such an herb increases the number of vendors supplying it. Herein, lies the problem. With so many suppliers out there, every one of them has invested hugely in rigorous marketing. This is why you will come across different websites claiming to offer the compound and then they go a step further to give you an endless list of benefits that can only be achieved by their products. Yes, Kratom is powerful and very beneficial but not everything you hear about it is true. Some vendors will say virtually anything just so they can meet their revenue targets.
To keep you safe from such vultures, it’s best that you learn of the known benefits of the herb before you even start looking for a supplier. This should help you understand what exactly you can expect from it and whether consuming it will meet your desired goals.
With that said, here are the top known benefits of Kratom:
Studies have shown that Kratom is filled with alkaloids that can be very useful in relieving pain. When these alkaloids are released into your system, they interact with opioid receptors found in the central nervous system. This promotes the release of endorphins and enkephalins and these will numb the pain receptors in your body.
It’s due to the pain-relieving effects of this herb that it is used on conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic backache, osteomalacia, joint pain, among many others.
The beauty with Kratom as a pain reliever is it works almost the same way as morphine except it isn’t as addictive.
Fights Anxiety, Stress and Depression
Kratom is a psychostimulant that will calm down your nerves saving you from anxiety, stress, and depression. The herb helps to release serotonin and endorphins boosting your mood significantly.
Other than fighting anxiety itself, the herb will reduce the symptoms that come with the conditions. Issues such as hyperventilation, heart palpitations, sweating and muscle cramps won’t be bothering you as much as they did before.
Kratom is, therefore, a good remedy for individuals suffering from chronic stress, mood swings, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and PTSD. People working under a lot of pressure will also find comfort in using this herb.
In treating these conditions, it is important that you know which strain of Kratom you are using and the doses required. That’s because some strains are more powerful than others and taking too much of the herb can result in a euphoric feeling. You wouldn’t want to end up feeling “high” in the middle of the day while at work, would you?
Kratom interacts with your central nervous system thanks to the active ingredients mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine. These will stimulate your brain stretching your focus beyond its typical limitations. As a result, you get to enjoy heightened focus for longer periods. This should be very important to students and everyone else in a demanding career path.
Research has shown that Kratom activates delta opiate and supraspinal mu receptors located in your brain. This reduces the cravings of the substance being used by a drug addict. Kratom has helped addicts recover from the use of alcohol and even hard drugs such as heroin.
It will also go further to reduce vomiting, pain, nausea, and sleeplessness. This should make an addicts recovery much easier.
Kratom is full of alkaloids that are known to boost the immune system. Some of these alkaloids include Isorhynchopylline, Isoptreropodine, and Iso Mitraphylline. These alkaloids will stimulate your immune system and they also function as anti-leukemic agents that will keep you safe from infections.
Studies have also identified Mitragynine as a potent diuretic and an antihypertensive agent.
You should, however, note that the immune boosting properties are found in certain strains of Kratom only. You must, therefore, be keen while shopping and make sure that the strain you are picking has these properties otherwise you could end up with a powder that is of no use to you.
Limited research indicates that some of the alkaloids found in Kratom leaves can help in regulating the amount of glucose and insulin in the blood. By regulating these two, the alkaloids will prevent a sudden increase or decrease in blood sugar levels thus helping to control diabetes.
Based on the limited data available, using Kratom leaves is not just useful in managing diabetes, but it may also prevent the development of the condition in the first place!
We still need more studies to concretely determine the full effects of the herb on diabetes and the doses required for this purpose.
Kratom contains two key alkaloids, Rhynchophylline and Epicatechin, that give it its anti-inflammatory properties. Cancer, arthritis, Crohn and Alzheimer’s disease patients have recorded positive results after using this herb.
The bad news is that the two alkaloids are usually in small quantities in most strains of Kratom. The only strains with decent levels of these alkaloids are Supper Indo red vein Kratom, Yellow Borneo, and Green Bali.
Kratom has been used in boosting libido for a very long time. This herb improves blood circulation which is very important in getting erections. The fact that the herb gives you a clear head and keeps you free from stress will also boost your sexual performance significantly.
White Vein Borneo and Green vein Borneo are the best Kratom strains for sexual enhancement.
How much Kratom do I need to enjoy these benefits?
Several factors will determine the exact dosages that you will end up using. One of the main factors to consider is the effects you are looking for. Some of the benefits discussed above can easily be achieved with small doses of Kratom while others will require you to take more of the powder.
You also have to consider the potency of the strain you want to use. Some strains are more powerful than others and hence if you are using a powerful one, you’ll have to keep the dosages low.
For most beginners, 1-2grams of Kratom powder is usually enough to produce all the desired effects. Its, therefore, recommended that you start with such a dose and then adjust it with time depending on how your body is responding.
After a few months of using Kratom, it’s okay to increase the dosage to between 3 and 5 grams. You are however cautioned to only do so if you are reacting well to the drug.
Avoid using more than 5grams of Kratom. Such high doses can become dangerous to your body.
Is Kratom Legal?
The issue on the legality of Kratom is a bit complicated. In the US, for instance, some states have placed strict regulations on the use of this herb while others permit it. We also have countries such as Malaysia, United Kingdom and Australia that have banned the use of this herb completely.
Therefore, you must do some research to determine whether the herb is banned in your location or not. It is crucial that you do so before placing your order for the herb otherwise you might find the authorities knocking on your door.
With the above knowledge, you no longer have to rely on the information from your supplier whose main target is to sell you the products. Once you’ve understood the benefits of Kratom make sure that you are aware of which particular strains can deliver the effects you are looking for. You can then go ahead and look for the most reputable vendor that will get you the highest quality possible.