We’ve got answers! Below are the most frequently asked questions from new Kratom users.
Frequently Asked Kratom Questions
What Is Kratom?
Kratom, or mitragyna speciosa, is an evergreen tree related to the coffee family that is native to Southeast Asia. The leaves of this tree have been in use for centuries in the traditional medicine practices of these areas. Today, the leaf is renowned for its effectiveness as an alternative to harsh prescription opiates and other pain medications. Among other uses, Kratom leaves are very effective at relieving pain, as well as the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
What Are the Benefits of Kratom?
As mentioned before, Kratom is commonly used to treat pain and chronic pain conditions. However, it has many other uses. Kratom can work as a mood and focus booster. It can also produce drowsiness and cause sedation. Many use it to relieve social anxieties and depression.
One of the largest benefits of Kratom is that it does not come with the same serious and often deadly consequences of opiate use. While opiate overdose can lead to deadly respiratory depression, Kratom does not activate the same response in the body. It is for this specific reason that Kratom has been in use for centuries to treat pain in a safe, natural manner.
How Does Kratom Work for Pain?
You now know that Kratom works for pain, and reportedly does so well. But, how does that actually work? Kratom interacts with the same receptors in your brain as an opiate. However, Kratom is not an opiate. It does effectively block your brain’s reception of painful stimuli. Effectively reducing or stopping pain symptoms.
How Do You Take Kratom?
Our Kratom comes as a powdered form of the dried Kratom leaf, either on its own or packed into capsules. The loose powder can be added to smoothies or taken on its own, chased with a juice or water. Kratom capsules make taking Kratom easy, by simply measuring out your dose by capsule and taking what you need.
We always recommend that you start small with your Kratom dose. It’s also a good idea to keep a log of when you take Kratom, how much, and how it makes you feel. In this way, you can find the sweet spot of a Kratom dose for your needs.
Are There Types of Kratom?
There are many different types of Kratom! First, there are Kratom colors. These colors refer to the veins in the leaves themselves, and correlate to the maturity at which they were harvested. Kratom colors have some broad characteristics:
- Red Vein Kratom — Offers the most potent pain relief. Also the most sedative of the colors. Great for night time.
- White Vein Kratom — Almost like a coffee replacement, many choose white vein Kratom for the start of their day. Improves focus and mental clarity, with a boost in energy.
- Green Vein Kratom — a sort of middle road between white and red veins. Green Kratom offers moderate pain relief while calming the mind. Many people reach for green strains to calm social anxieties.