Kratom is a unique product that can have a wide variety of effects. Generally, in low or moderate dosage it acts as a stimulant. In higher dosages it acts as an analgesic and a pain killer. Like any supplement these effects can be impacted by a variety of factors, such as tolerance and body weight and can vary from person to person.
Stimulating effects can include an increase in physical energy, mood, alertness, focus, and an improved overall demeanor. Sedative effects can include a lower sensitivity to pain, euphoria, relaxation, anti-depressant, and anti-anxiety.
People often used kratom for pain-reduction opposed to over the counter medicines due to it's more pronounced effects. Some examples of the types of conditions are; migraines, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, and general muscle pain.
Kratom has been effectively used to help individuals quit both prescribed pain medication and illegal narcotics. This is due to the pain killing and mood lifting effects that can aid in the transitional phase to sobriety. Kratom is used to help combat the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
With kratom being able to act as both a sedative and a stimulant people often use kratom to help improve their overall mood. Due to these varying effects some people use kratom to help manage some symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Some people use kratom as a substitute for coffee. Some strains of kratom help to promote alertness and wakefulness. It is also used for an increase in concentration, motivation and endurance and to combat feelings of fatigue and drowsiness.
One of the most common ways individuals take kratom is in the form of powder. Powder can be mixed directly with water or juice and drunk. Powder can also be mixed into an applesauce or a yogurt and eaten.
Some people prefer to buy dried kratom leaves and use them to brew a tea. To do this, the leaves are crushed and added to a teapot filled with water. The pot is then strained to eliminate the remnants of the leaves. This process is repeated a couple of times and then all the accumulated water is reboiled to concentrate the total liquid to approximately 1 cup of tea.
Capsules are the easiest method for most people to consume kratom, however it is the most most difficult to obtain. This is due to the status of kratom not being illegal, yet not approved by the FDA. This means kratom cannot technically be sold directly for human consumption, so most vendors opt not sell capsules. However, making your own pills at home is always an option.
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