Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to SouthEast Asia. Kratom has become increasingly popular in the west over the past 10 years. Kratom is a member of the coffee family and is famous for its pain relieving and energizing properties. Kratom is also used for mood enhancement.Kratom has a chemical called mitragynine. This chemical works like other opioid drugs such as codeine and morphine . Codeine and morphine are the drugs that help you in relieving pain.
In recent times people usually take it to relieve chronic pain. Kratom in low doses helps you relieve pain but is higher does it acts as a sedative. There is no scientific evidence that proves or supports its uses.
The main ingredients or substances of kratom are the alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These substances are proven to have pain relieving, anti inflammatory or muscle relaxing effects. This is the reason Kratom is often being used to ease the effects.
It is exciting to know that Kratom has many benefits, that is the reason it is used as an aid to break opioid addiction also reduces the chemical needs for opioids.
Benefits of Kratom Capsules
Kratom leaves are generally used as tea powder in the US or sometimes it is found in capsules or pills. Using kratom capsules is a smart way to get rid of pain. It is always recommended to use a digital scale while using kratom powder. Maintaining a consistent dosage would be difficult without using a digital scale. Since kratom is a powerful stimulant it is advised to use it carefully. Here are some of the benefits of kratom.
With so many benefits and reports from users kratom is certainly a topic of research to bring it as an alternative to opioids.
Here is a small report for one of the users who is a husband and a father of 2 children. He describes how kratom has helped him to come out of mental stress and depression.
I am a 29 year old husband, father of two daughters, and a college student pursuing higher education. In December of 2013, I moved from Florida to Texas, and by doing that, lost my doctor who was prescribing me 75 Percocet 10mg every two weeks for some issues with my lower back, namely two ruptured discs and psoriatic arthritis. When I got to Texas, I went through the most miserable three weeks of my life. The withdrawals were really bad. My body ached all over. I was severely depressed. I spent the next few months doing anything I could to find pain pills to ease my withdrawals and pain. After about 6 months, in late summer of 2014, I found kratom. The change that kratom has brought to my life can not be overstated. I have been using kratom to treat my lower back pain and anxiety problems. I was in a dark place in my life in 2014. My then girlfriend – now wife – was pregnant with my first child while she was fighting breast cancer and finishing her second masters degree. I am a great father and a productive member of society. The stereotype that has come to be associated with kratom does not describe me at all; nor do I believe it describes the vast majority of people who use kratom rather than addictive, lethal narcotics. Kratom is not a research chemical or synthetic drug; it is a natural plant. A plant that has many, many medical uses, with little to no side effects.
As of 2018, the efficacy and the safety of kratom are very unclear. The drug was not approved as a reliving agent due the depth of research conducted in this field. In 2019, the United States food and Drug Administration stated that there is no practical evidence stating that kratom is safe or effective for treating any kind of pain or as a relieving drug.
Kratom has insufficient evidence to prove its effectiveness in :
There are many reports which proves kratom is beneficial, but there is no proven evidence. In the future with proper research kratom may have many potential uses.