What is kratom and what are its effects?

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Imagine that you walk around in the jungle in southeast Asia and you walk past a tropical plant called the Mitragyna speciosa or kratom plant, then you wouldn’t expect the effects that it gives when you take it. The plant has many positive effects on the body and is, therefore, a very interesting leave. In this blog, we will explore the world of kratom!

What is kratom?

Before we will tell you more about the effects, we are first going to tell what the effects are. Kratom is won out of the Mitragyna speciosa tree and can grow up to 30 meters and is won in southeast Asia such as Thailand, and Vietnam. The stimulating effects of kratom are caused by alkaloids such as 7-hydroxy mitragynine, mitraphilline. Kratom can be bought in three types which is white, red, and green. The color depends on the color of the leaves. The effects of all these types of kratom are different as well.

What are the effects of kratom?

In lower doses, kratom works stimulating. This means that you feel more alert, awake, social, and euphoric. You might notice that you feel more motivated and that you can concentrate better for prolonged periods of time. If you use higher doses then it will work more soothingly. This means that you are more relaxed, but also that you are more dreamy. We always recommend using smaller doses of kratom, before you start with higher doses.

As we have written earlier is kratom available in different colors. The color of kratom is caused by the different colors of the leaves. The effects of the leaves are different as well.

White kratom

White kratom leaves have a white vein in the leaves and are mostly known for their energizing and euphoric effects. Some people also get more alert and use it as a substitute for caffeine. You might feel yourself more motivated and can be used during a long workday.

Green kratom

Green kratom has green veins and a mix of both white and red kratom. It could give an energy boost but could also help you to concentrate. On the other hand, can kratom help you to get relaxed and feel more comfortable.

Red kratom

Red kratom is the best-known kratom. Kratom is mostly used to get more relaxed and to feel more comfortable. The leaf is also used to reduce pain or to relax the muscles. The relaxing effects mostly kick in when you use higher doses. If you use small amounts you can still expect some stimulating effects.

So what can you expect more from kratom?

Kratom is rich in alkaloids and other substances as well. The most important one is mitragynine. This molecule binds itself to the opioid receptors in the brain. This is also why some people use it as a substitute for opium. In most cases you could expect the following effects:

Kratom improves your mood

Just like caffeine is kratom known to improve your mood. This means that you could feel more positive and more euphoric. Just like caffeine helps you to get more energy, alert, and feel more awake without feeling restless. This means that it could help you to get more work done or when it works stimulating you while doing mentally hard work.

Kratom as a socializer

Kratom is known for its stimulating, but also relaxing effects. This means that you feel more comfortable even though you are interacting with strangers for example. This means that it could help you to interact better with strangers, family, and friends.

Kratom works relaxing

When you use higher doses, kratom could help you to feel more relaxed. This is due to the euphoric effects of kratom. It helps you to ease your mind, and to get your muscles more relaxed. This also means that it can help you to sleep better when you feel restless when you are trying to sleep.

Kratom as a stimulant

Kratom can also help you to increase your libido. Kratom could be used as an aphrodisiac and could it help to get better in the bedroom as it increases sexual sensation and excitement.

Is Kratom addictive?

As you have read earlier is kratom used as a substitute for opium. This also means that it can be physically and mentally addictive. Don’t use it for prolonged periods of time and always use the recommended maximum doses. Just like other smart drugs don’t participate in traffic and don’t combine it with other drugs, medicines, or alcohol.

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