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There is a lot of research going on about Kratom and its diverse effects on the human body and mind. Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa is a wonderful plant acting as a herb by producing positive and promising effects on the body.
Let’s enhance our information by learning some interesting facts about Kratom.
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Kratom contains more than 25 active alkaloids such as mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These alkaloids tend to boost the pain relieving effects in the body while acting as a sedative and also acting as a mood enhancer.
Mitragynine is an indole based alkaloid which is present in its highest activated form in the leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa of Southern Asia, commonly known as Kratom. The consumption of Mitragynine dates back to the nineteenth century where it was widely used as a herb to cure illnesses.
In Southeast Asia, mitragynine in the form of Kratom leaves is commonly used by workers and laborers who want mild stimulating effects and nothing that is too harsh for the body.
Effects of Kratom
Kratom is available in different types and varieties with their mild, moderate and extreme effects respectively. It directly effects the brain which gives off signals of calmness and coolness to the body. These signals relax the body overall giving a general feeling of happiness to the person, for the time being.
It depends from person to person and their personal preference as well as their condition and situation to which they decide which strain suits them best.
Low dosage (1-5g) has proved to increase energy and alertness as well as decreased appetite.
Moderate doses (5-10g) can cause a calm and relaxed effect on the mind because the sedative kicks in.
High dosage (10-15g) can cause extreme effects like numbess and no feeling of pain because by now, a lot of Mitragynine is rushing through the blood.
The level of effect also depends on the quality of best Kratom powder, the consumer’s physical endurance level, body weight and what type suits him.
What suits one, might not suit the other.
Even though there are hardly any negative reviews about Kratom, but that doesn’t mean that Kratom is always beneficial and healthy to use. Over dosage of Kratom can cause extremely harmful effects on the body and mind.
The scientific research about Kratom has failed to prove that it is harmful, especially because of its chemical component Mitragynine which is believed to contain healing properties.
Researchers have found that the alkaloids present in Kratom bind to the chemical receptors in the brain and have the tendency to lead to addiction. This signifies that excessive use of Kratom will not only make you addicted to it, but also behave in a similar way as other do.
Kratom is considered as a drug in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia and is banned over there because of its consistent abuse amongst the natives.
Symptoms from Kratom Withdrawal
A lot of people might vouch for different types of kratom strains but what we really need to understand is that not every product works the same way on different people because they have specific tolerance levels and might not be able to get the desired effects like someone they heard did.
It is better to try and test the strains by yourself to see if it works well for you. Continuous use can lead to addiction and when you decide to quit, that might be too late. Lets see some of the withdrawal symptoms commonly occurring to people who stopped using Kratom:
- Runny nose
- Mood swings
- Violent behavior
- Body pains
- Irritated feeling
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