Kratom is referred to the leaves of a tree called mitragyna speciosa tree. These leaves resemble big oval mint leaves. The mitragyna speciosa tree is native to Southeast Asian countries, and Kratom has been used successfully in Thailand and other Asian countries as an effective traditional medicine for centuries. According to Forbes, the leaves are typically dried and powdered first and then sold in some diverse forms usually, as tablets, capsules, liquid, or a powder. Kratom is utilized as medicine and a recreational drug. Because of safety concerns, Kratom is under a ban in some US states.
Kratom is used for effective withdrawal from morphine, heroin, and other such opioid drugs. It is helpful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, cough, and several other health issues. The use of Kratom could prove to be unsafe at times and in some cases. Kratom could trigger serious side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, withdrawal, liver damage, and death. Because of the side effects, people are warned and educated against the use of Kratom products.
The Right Dosage
Administering Kratom effectively is crucial. You should measure its dose accurately before using it. Remember that at low doses, you would be experiencing mood-boosting and stimulating impacts. Keep in mind that at moderate doses, you could experience the impact that would be very much like a ‘sedative-euphotic-analgesic’ or stimulant. Do not forget that strong doses could culminate in sedative and pain-relieving impact. Remember that at the perfect dose, or threshold, the impact is going to be subtle and safe.
When consumed by mouth, Kratom could prove to be unsafe for people. It can trigger several side effects and that may include nausea, tongue numbness, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, urination urges, aggression, delusions, hallucinations, and often thyroid issues. If administered in large doses, Kratom could trigger a seizure, breathing difficulties, brain swelling, liver damage, and sometimes, even death.
Moreover, constant or regular use of Kratom could lead to dependence. People who have been using Kratom regularly may start experiencing diarrhea, decreased appetite, spasms, and muscle pains, watery eyes, twitches, anxiety, anger, trouble sleeping, fever, and hot flushes, once they stop using Kratom products for good.
Pay Attention to Precautions and Warnings
- During pregnancy, Kratom is unsafe if consumed by mouth. Babies are born with withdrawal symptoms if their moms used Kratom during their pregnancy. We know that these babies will require special therapy and treatment for addiction to Kratom.
- Even though there is no concrete evidence that Kratom is unsafe for use while breastfeeding, it is a wise idea to avoid using it to ensure total safety.
When Can You Experience Kratom Effects?
The impact of Kratom can be felt within 20 minutes up to 40 minutes. However, many factors could be affecting how quickly it will be absorbed into your system. Your body can absorb it more quickly if you are on empty stomach. It is best to use Kratom 1hr before or 1 hour after a meal or an hour before. If somebody uses Kratom frequently, it will be taking longer to feel the Kratom effects. Moreover, hydration is another important parameter to consider. Excessive water consumption while taking a Kratom dose could end up weakening the effects while too little water consumption could lead to dehydration.
For achieving the best results, it is of pivotal importance to determine the right amount for your specific requirements. Avoid overdosing.