Researchers found more than 20 biologically active chemicals in Kratom. These chemicals vary on different strains, so you get a different result each time. So what does Kratom feel like when you take it?
Stimulates and energizes
Some Kratom strains like the White Maeng Da, Green Hulu, and Super Yellow give you a boost of energy and energizes you for the day. Since these can act as stimulants, these are best taken at low doses. Some farmers in Thailand often consume Kratom to help them get that energy they need to do what they need for the day.
Relaxes and calms
Others use Kratom to help them relax and calm them down. There are claims that the mere scent of Kratom was able to provide soothing and relaxing relief. Some find that taking a Kratom tea or capsule at the end of a stressful day or during the times when they feel highly strung or unsettled helps.
At present, there’s no medical evidence that suggests that Kratom does help you relax significantly. Most of the reports are anecdotal, and some experts believe it’s just a placebo.
Lifts your mood
Research on Kratom is still limited in terms of how it can affect your mood. However, in some studies, Kratom has shown potential in lifting you up and provide a sense of euphoria. The mood-elevating properties of Kratom are most commonly found among the green-vein variety. Depending on the strain, though, you can get this mood-boosting quality along with an invigorating burst of energy.
There are also white-vein varieties that give you that balanced fell of energy and improved well-being. You can also look for some red-vein varieties that also give you a sense of overall-relaxation, which is ideal during the afternoon or evening.
You need to know that these effects are dose-dependent, and the intensity can vary from person to person. Depending on how strong your Kratom preparation is, you can feel the effects within minutes. The duration can also last for 5-10 minutes or up to 2 hours, so dose accordingly as needed.
Of course, there are also some side effects that you need to be aware of. When you take too much that your body can handle, you’ll be experiencing:
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle pain
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Increased urination
- Appetite loss
- Labored breathing
In some instances taking in more than 15g of Kratom resulted in reduced breathing or heart rate, leading to sedation. For this reason, you need to be careful about how strong and how often you take Kratom.
As of now, the US Food and Drug Administration hasn’t given its approval on using Kratom therapeutically. If you’re planning on using Kratom for prolonged use, make sure to consult with our physician. This is essential, especially if you have some pre-existing health conditions or taking any form of maintenance meds. Use Kratom responsibly and always be mindful of how your body reacts to the botanical.