What is Kratom & How can it benefit you?
Kratom. You’ve probably heard the name pop up here and there. But what exactly is it? In its original form, it is a species of plant, with the scientific name Mitragyna Speciosa, that is native to a number of Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
The leaves of this plant were found by the locals to have certain properties and were chewed by laborers and workers to battle fatigue and treat digestive troubles. It was discovered that this incredible plant, that is relatively easy to cultivate and widely available in these countries had more properties than one would think.
After much research, it was discovered that the properties that Kratom displayed when interacting with the human physiology are caused by the presence of a number of alkaloids in the leaves of this plant. The primary alkaloids found in Kratom are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Realizing that these alkaloids can do more good than harm for people, Kratom began to make its way to the modern world of pharmaceuticals.
In western medicine, this plant has made its appearance in the form of powders, capsules, extracts and in some select places, is even available for sale in the form of Kratom candies. The amazing thing about Kratom is that there are multiple strains of Kratom available, and the different strains of Kratom have varying levels of alkaloid content, with some having higher concentrations of Mitragynine and others having high levels of 7-HMG.
This consequently also affects the potency of the various effects felt, with some strains giving you more of one effect and less of others. Lets put an end to all this conjecture and just deal with some of the benefits that Kratom can provide for you:
This is one of the properties that Kratom is most popular for. All strains of Kratom have the property to treat at the very least mild pains and aches and joint inflammation even in small doses. Some strains, however, have extremely potent analgesic properties, such as Maeng Da Kratom, which is best known for its pain-relieving effects and stimulation.
That is why these kind of strains are heavy in demand globally and help people who suffer from chronic pains worldwide, such as arthritis patients or people going through chemotherapy, to manage their suffering and carry on with their daily lives, unhindered by their ailment or illness.
If you’re someone with a high-pressure lifestyle that is constantly on the move or working, or alternatively if you’re someone that struggles with stress management, Kratom can really help you. Borneo strains of Kratom have proven to be a great aid for stress relief and as it is easily produced and commonly available, it is also among the least expensive of Kratom strains available.
Bali Kratom is a close second and can also be extremely effective in treating people with social inhibitions or prone to anxiety attacks. These strains create a relaxing and calm sensation in the user and help you to separate the worries in your mind from the tasks at hand so you can get through the day with fewer worries.
Most strains of Kratom also double as an anti-depressant, helping to uplift the user’s mood and help them to develop a more positive disposition. This can be done with strains like the Borneo and Bali Kratom that relaxes the individual and makes them feel lighter. But there are also strains that are highly stimulative and increase the energy levels of the user, which is especially effective when dealing with symptoms of depression like fatigue, exhaustion, and disinterest.
For insomniacs everywhere, Kratom is a great alternative to both over-the-counter and prescription medications. This is because certain strains have properties that make them ideal for use in sedation. Many users have also noted feeling calm, happy and in some cases euphoric before drifting off to a peaceful sleep. There are different colors of most strains available, that take on their names from the color the leaves turn during the drying process. Most strains of red-veined Kratom are effective as sedatives.