The Kratom that is commonly sold today in Western Pharmaceutical Markets is derived and processed from Kratom plants and trees found almost exclusively in provinces of Southeast Asia. For centuries, Kratom was used among the natives of these countries for its numerous medical benefits before being utilized by the Western Markets. Laborers would often chew the leaves or consume the powder of this plant to stave off fatigue or manage severe injuries caused by workplace hazards. It has additional effects as a stimulant or mental relaxant as per the strain. The benefits of Kratom are wide-ranging and almost immediately effective, and in many ways, it is the western medicine equivalent to herbal medicine. So what are some of the benefits you can look to Kratom for?
- Pain Relief
Due to the high level of alkaloids present in the different strains of Kratom, the most well known to be mitragynine and 7-hydro-mitragynine, it has the effect of increasing the dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. This shift in hormone levels can both increase the body’s ability to rapidly recover from pain, and desensitize pain receptors throughout the body. This makes Kratom ideal for treating migraines, arthritis, and other painful ailments.
Certain strains of Kratom contain higher levels of alkaloids that are released into the body on consumption. These strains give the user large bursts of energy and can enhance one’s physical tolerance. It increases the flow of oxygen to the blood and keeps hormone levels optimized to best treat ailments like chronic fatigue.
- Sexual Enhancer
Since Kratom acts as both an analgesic and a sedative, the result of this on sex organs is usually low sensitivity, which can lead to high stimulation. This is notwithstanding the fact that Kratom is in itself a stimulant, and the high levels of alkaloids present to increase the hormone levels in the body and act as a sexual enhancer.
- Stronger Immune System
Studies have shown that the stimulant and sedative effects of Kratom can have a positive effect on the immune system. Frequent and long-term users of Kratom have reported minimum other ailments such as colds, coughs, fevers, etc, and speedy recovery time. Data has been linked to the effect of Kratom as an antinociceptive, which involves the blocking of harmful stimulus.
- Withdrawal Recovery
Kratom has also been found to have a use in addiction and withdrawal recovery. For people suffering from an addiction to alcohol or narcotic, the process of weaning off the substance can be long, painful and seemingly impossible. Kratom is ideal for helping people in this process as it has a similar effect on the receptors stimulated by opiates and alcohol but is not addictive.
- Mood Enhancer
All strains of Kratom in some way act as a mood enhancer, as the alkaloids released in the body on consumption, result in an increase in serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. Serotonin is the hormone that is released in your brain causing you to feel joy and happiness, and dopamine has been linked to reward-motivated behavior of the human mind. Some strains of Kratom are so effective in this regard, that they are taken specifically for the joyous effect, also known as being in a state of euphoria.
- Stress Relief
Kratom plays a huge role in stress relief and anti-anxiety treatments. Not only does Kratom naturally increase the levels of hormones like serotonin and dopamine, which helps treat depression, but it is also known for having an anxiolytic property to help people that suffer from severe anxiety attacks or chronic stress.
- Improved Focus
Certain strains of Kratom, particularly the white and green strains, are commonly known for their use in the treatment of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder). This is because Kratom has been linked to an enhancement in one’s focus and concentration, allowing users to carry out tasks more efficiently, by stimulating a feeling of motivation and drive.
- Managing Insomnia
For many people who can’t sleep at night, Kratom is an easy and natural solution to insomnia. Of the numerous effects, Kratom also acts as a sedative and is not addictive. So before turning to sleep pills, insomniacs should first give Kratom a try.
- Treating Diabetes
Believe it or not, use of Kratom has been linked back to the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. While there is still more to be discovered and understood, the stimulant and analgesic properties of Kratom have been known to treat peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients.