Effective Kratom Strains, Effects, and Dosage
|Bali||Euphoric effectThe most classic opiate among all Kratom strains||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Maeng Da||Energizing effectStimulates with pain relieving properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Red Vein Kali||Sedative properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Red Vein Thai||Similar effects as Bali|
Fewer side effects associated with correct kratom dosage
|1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Red Indo Kali||Similar effects as Red Vein Kali||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Green Vein Kali||Stimulating strainContains pain-relieving properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Green Indo||Increases energy levelsReduces pain||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|White Vein Thai||Euphoric properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|White Vein Kali||Euphoric properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|White Vein Indo||Similar effects as Red IndoPain-relieving properties||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Super Indo||Similar effects as BaliReduced euphoric effects||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Super Green Malaysian||Stimulating propertiesReduced euphoric effects||1/2 to 3 tsps.|
|Ultra-Enhanced Indo||Heightened euphoric effectsReduces social anxiety||1 gram or less if combined with powdered leaf|
|Gold Reserve Extract||Potent strain by using highly concentrated Kratom alkaloids to natural Kratom leave||1 gram or less if combined with powdered leaf|
|ISOL-8 Extract||An outlier with stimulating properties as caffeine||1 gram or less if combined with powdered leaf|
|Natural Enhanced White Sumatra||Created using 90% pure alkaloid extraction using the White Vein Kratom strain and combining it with the White Vein Leaf strain||1 gram or less if combined with powdered leaf|
|Natural Enhanced True Thai||Created using 90% pure alkaloid extraction from the White Vein Kratom, combining it with the White Vein Leaf Kratom||0.25mL or more|
Advice for Kratom Capsules Dosage
New users taking Kratom need to maintain a stable dosage, as developing tolerance for a particular Kratom strain after a while is a common. If you are taking Kratom in capsule form, follow the instructions on the package. Each bottle will inform you on the amount of Kratom contained in each capsule.
If you are taking Kratom in powder form, you should make tea it instead of smoking it.
Here are a few ways to take it:
- Apple Juice Method — Eat one teaspoon of Kratom powder, put it in your mouth, and wash it down with a tall glass of water. For new users, the correct Kratom dosage is to eat two teaspoons each day, increasing the dosage after three to four days have passed.
- Yogurt Probiotic Method — The bitter taste of Kratom can make it difficult for a person to swallow it. If that is the case, you can combine Kratom powder with yogurt. Add three teaspoons of Kratom powder into yogurt and eat it. You can add more yogurt to the mixture if you want.
- Protein choclate Shake — Like the yogurt method, in this method, you need to add one and half a teaspoon of Kratom powder into a protein shake. The reason you are decreasing the Kratom dosage in this method is because protein shakes contain several proteins and nutrients, which are good for your health, but with a possibility of unwanted side effects. Therefore, you need to monitor the results on your health as you gradually increase the Kratom dosage.
- Tea Mango Method – In a pot of water, add Kratom powder and let it boil for 30 minutes or more. Turn off the stove, let it sit, and then strain off the liquid. You can drink Kratom tea either hot or cold.
How to Moderate Usage
People take Kratom, also known as Biak, Ketum, Kakuam, Ithang, and Thom, in pill, capsule, and extract form. Some people chew its leaves or brew the powdered or dried leaves in boiling water and drink it as tea. Other times, people smoke the leaves or add them to food.
How Kratom affects opiate withdrawal
Kratom acts both as an opioid and stimulant. Kratom leaves contain two types of compounds, 7-α-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine. These two compounds interact with the brain’s opioid receptors, producing pleasurable, sedative, and pain-relieving effects. Mitragynine interacts with other brain receptors to produce stimulants effects. Consuming large amounts of Kratom heightens these effects. Consuming it in small amounts, increases energy levels, decreases anxiety, making the person more sociable, and improves mental alertness.
The Health Benefits of Kratom
Here is a list of health benefits of Kratom:
- Relieves Pain
7-α-hydroxymitragynine contains alkaloids, thus giving it the same pain-relieving effect as morphine, but without being highly addictive. The alkaloids attach themselves on the opiate receptors in the central nervous system. This enhances the release of endorphins and enkephalins, which will numb the pain receptors in your body.
Some of the conditions it treats include osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, joint pain, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Treats Addiction
Even though Kratom is not an opiate, it activates the delta Opiate and supraspinal mu in the brain, it does help curb cravings in addicts, trying to overcome their long-term dependency on a certain drug.
Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal include reducing cramps, nausea, vomiting, pain, sleeplessness, and anxiety
- Reduces Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
People suffering from anxiety, depression, or stress can take Kratom to calm and relax their nerves. A psychostimulant, it releases serotonin and endorphins in the brain, elevating the mood. It will make a person become more confident and sociable.
7-α-hydroxymitragynine will reduce anxiety symptoms such as heart palpitations, insomnia, sweating, muscle cramps, hyperventilation, and more. Some of the conditions it can treat include chronic stress, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, among others.
- Increases Focus
Kratom can enhance mental alertness by influencing the brain’s opiate receptors and alkaloids, periphery, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxy mitragynine. It will help people work harder for longer hours without losing their focus due to the release of acetylcholine.
It increases a person’s focus by releasing serotonin and dopamine, which further increases the attention span, mental alertness, and motivation to complete the task.
- Increases Motivation Levels
Kratom activates the opioid receptors in the brain, causing the person’s motivation levels to rise. It offers people an adrenaline rush, which causes the person to complete a task, thanks to the sympathetic nerves releasing noradrenaline and adrenaline. It also promotes the release of serotonin and dopamine, two essential chemicals in the brain needed to boost motivation.
6. Promotes Heart Health
The leaves on Kratom contain chemical components, which benefit the body’s arteries, hormones, and blood vessels, and blood pressure levels by lowering it. It works to prevent various heart diseases by relieving the tension on the cardiovascular system. Consuming Kratom can decrease a person’s risk of developing atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
7. Treats Sexual Erection Disorders
Kratom contains aphrodisiac properties, which functions to treat sexual disorders such as erectile dysfunction in men and low libido in women and men.
8. Regulates Sleeping Night Cycle
People suffering from insomnia or night terrors can take Kratom to regularize their sleep-wake cycle. Certain types of Kratom strains contain sedative properties, which induce sleep, allowing a person to sleep for longer without waking up in the middle of the night.
9. Decreases Inflammation
Kratom contains potent anti-inflammatory properties. People suffering from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoidarthritis generally take it to reduce inflammation.
10. Treats Drastic Diarrhea
The body’s parasympathetic nervous system influences a person’s gastrointestinal tract. Kratom regulates the parasympathetic nervous system and slows down peristalsis to reduce diarrhea, thus making this an effective treatment for people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
11. Acts as Preventative Antioxidant
According to researchers, Kratom’s antioxidant properties can lower risk of cancer. The reason for this is because the antioxidants found in Kratom have the same effect as the body’s own antioxidants, glutathione, and dismutase, and together, they prevent the development of free radicals.
12. Aids Weight Loss
Kratom’s calming and mood enhancing effect can help people avoid sugar and lose weight in the process. People with a sugar addiction or a tendency to overeat or binge eat can take 7-α-hydroxymitragynine to satiate their appetite, controlled by nerves located in the hypothalamus of your brain. People who are overweight or want a more toned physique can take Kratom to reduce their appetite and lose weight.
13. Reduces Fatigue
Kratom can reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue by promoting the circulation of blood and improving the oxygen levels in the blood. Together, these will function to boost the person’s metabolic processes and increase their energy levels, lasting for two to six hours.
What Are the Side Effects of Kratom?
Here is a list of common side effects Kratomcan cause:
- Tongue numbness
- Dry mouth
- Urgency to urinate
- Thyroid problems
You should not take Kratom in large doses, but follow the 7-α-hydroxymitragynine dosage on the bottle or packaging, as doing so, can cause difficulty breathing, brain swelling, seizures, live damage, and even death. Consult with your doctor prior to taking Kratom, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from alcohol dependence, and/or a mental disorder.