Mitragyna Speciosa, also known more commonly as Kratom, derives from the regions of Southeast Asia. It is part of the Rubiaceae family (the coffee family). This plant has been used for different ailments for centuries. Some of those ailments include pain relief, energy boost, mood enhancement, relaxation, anxiety, depression and so much more.
When people hear the name ‘Kratom’, I usually get, “That doesn’t sound safe,” or, “Never heard of it”. Many of my customers thought the same thing, Hell, I thought the same thing, at first. Now that I have done the research and tried it for myself, my opinion has changed a lot. I hope this article helps you in making the decision about Kratom for yourself.
There are many different types of Kratom out there. It’s hard to know even where to begin. I’m going to give you the easiest way to narrow down what strains to try and what may not be for you. There are three main types: Red Vein, White Vein, and Green Vein.
Red Vein is known more for its relaxing, pain relieving properties, it also gives a more calming effect. which is great for those that want something that’ll help them at the end of a long day, where you just want to get comfortable and wind down.
White Vein is used more for energy, concentration, and focus. it also helps fight fatigue. White vein Kratoms are not so much used for pain relief. (Although, I’ve had some tell me it helps with pain)
Green Vein is a combination of both white and red. The effects include mild energy boost, enhanced alertness, focus, and some pain relief.
These are just some guidelines to help point you in the right direction. Everyone is different and may get different effects from kratom.
From my personal experience, Kratom has been great for me. I was skeptical at first, just like a lot of people. It took me a long time to decide to finally give it a shot. I went into it with no expectations. Kratom has helped me manage my anxiety, PTSD, ADD, and even made my OCD more manageable, which even surprised me. I can get more done that I need to at work, focus on one task at a time, and it helps slow down my thoughts so I can think more clearly. I don’t take Kratom on a daily basis, and I’ve never felt like I needed to.
There are a lot of good things to say about Kratom, when used correctly. With Kratom, less is more, and you always want to start with the lowest dose for most people. I recommend 1/2 a teaspoon or 1 gram to start. When Kratom is used incorrectly, just like anything else, you can wind up having some side effects which include but are not limited to: Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhea, Tiredness, and Dizziness. You should always talk to your doctor before taking kratom to make sure it will not interfere with other medications.
Visit www.americankratom.org and www.theconversation.com for further information on kratom, the science behind it and its uses.
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