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Is the Kratom Safe to Use?

Kratom was never so popular a few decades ago. Fortunately, some botanists were a bliss for the world to discover Kratom from the dense Southeast Asian forest.

In case you are wondering what Kratom is, it is a tree which has miraculous health benefits.

Almost everyone uses coffee or tea in routine for being active, how about the similar effects with high intensity are available in pure powder or capsule form?

It will certainly be a happy moment for all the users which need a natural boost.

What is Kratom and why is it famous?

Kratom is the new alternative to various chemical-based medicines.

At a time, it is anti-anxiety, anti-depression, analgesia, energy booster, stimulator, mood enhancer, confidence builder, sedating agent and opiate withdrawal support.

What else would anyone need if Kratom is here to help?

Kratom is now famous as a medicinal and recreational support in the entire world. It is an easy, simple and self-help method to get all the up listed benefits.

Kratom is available in following forms;

  • Raw leaves
  • Delicate Leaves Powder
  • Loose Capsules
  • Compressed Capsules
  • Tinctures

There are over 20 alkaloids which make Kratom highly reactive.

The mechanism of action which it follows includes binding to the opioid receptors in the brain and control the pain, addiction, stress, and dependency.

One can take any form of Kratom. Mixing it with other highly reactive compounds or medicines may result into overdosing. Also, it is not advisable to use Kratom in a high dose.

What if Kratom overreacts?

Kratom was previously not as under research like other medicinal plants. However, now it has become a study topic. The effects which it shows are mainly from user experiences.

There are no clinical trials to show these results. Since it is native to Southeast Asia, it has been a traditionally useful plant.

It has the role in local medicine too. The doctors and scientists now suggest the dosage and overdosing guidelines.

Is Kratom legal to use?

As the effects of Kratom help to create a soothing and relaxing effect, it is confused for its legal status.

Due to lack of research, Kratom was long shady for being an illegal way to relax the mind and body.

Most of the current investigations and data suggest it to be legal, in fact medicinal. Still, you may not find it in a few states of the USA where it is illegal.

There are not many shops of Kratom anywhere, and one must order online to buy it.

The companies are USA based mostly, but they import Kratom from its natural areas for the genuine quality.

Also, it is not legal in Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar and a few other countries for its addictive potential.

What does Kratom offer to users?

There are some effects which Kratom offers to all its users. Some of them are short-term whereas rest are long term. Here is a complete list of how can Kratom help you.

The short-term Kratom effects

As per Oxford online dictionary, short-term means;

Occurring in or relating to a relatively short period.

It suggests that the short-term effects of Kratom are those who are only visible for a few times i.e. 1-2 hours. They are never long lasting and go away on their own.

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The different chemicals of Kratom make it show some effects which change on its own.

These short-term effects are common with minimum or low dosage i.e. 1-5 grams. For enhanced strain, it may start working even in 0.5-2 g dose.

These effects start to show up in 5-10 minutes and last up to a couple of hours only. For some users, this is a good thing as it’s not addictive and harmful.

Whereas other may want a great boost of effects, so naturally they won’t like it. Some common short-term effects are;

  • Energy raise
  • Mental alertness
  • focus
  • concentration
  • mood enhancement
  • The increase in libido
  • Positivity

If a user increases the dose to moderate which ranges between 5-10g, the effects are added up.

They now include the following:

  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation and calming effect
  • Symptoms of opiate withdrawal
  • Sedation
  • Pain control and management

The long-term Kratom effects

The online Oxford dictionary supports the long-term effect as;

Occurring over or relating to an extended period.”

So, long-term effects are those who will benefit you for long, even if you skip or stop using Kratom. The long-term effects include the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Hyperpigmentation (Rare)

Is dosage of Kratom important?

Obviously, it’s the dosage that determines the effects which you will experience. Low dosage is only stimulatory, and there are no as such variety of effects which it can bring.

A moderate dose of 5-10 gram has the highest chances of multiple benefits. Only the small and medium dose is safe if anyone needs a precautionary dose.

High doses usually help with anxiety, Pain, Energy, and Euphoric effects. This high dose can bring the addiction for the user who is not desirable.

An extreme high dosage invites substance abuse and side effects altogether, so it is never advisable.

Is Kratom a safe choice?

There are huge debates on is Kratom helpful or damaging the body. The side effects only appear if someone takes an extra high dosage.

The high dosage is never recommended to any user. It may initiate the effects like;

  • Blushing
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Pupillary constriction (tiny pupils)
  • Rashes

These effects are not serious, and they go away on their own.

If you continue using the high dose, it may turn into a worse form. Any dose over 10-15 grams of Kratom is highly damaging.

Can Kratom be addictive?

Kratom addiction is another risk other than side effects. This is the most significant danger which can hit anyone who is not careful about dosage design.

The chemicals of alkaloids are highly reactive, and if the user is extremely high, they can show the results same as that of opioid drugs i.e. heroin and oxycodone.

This fact suggests that Kratom is not addictive, but it has a high potential of being one. Long-term users often share experiences of Kratom addiction for which they experiment with strains and matching it with other stimulants.

However, the risk of addiction is as minimum as zero in small and moderate Kratom dosage.

Kristie Leong
Kristie Leong is a medical writer, researcher and a blogger with 13+ years of experience. She maintains her own personal health blog as well. She owns knowledge base that covers a wide range of medical fields and she loves to express her health knowledge through her words. Expert in medical marijuana, CBD oil, Kratom, Kava, Matcha and other botanical.

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