When it comes to Kratom there is something for everyone in terms of the benefits it offers. A lot of the experts always suggest that users constantly keep rotating the strain that they use, they say that it can be helpful in dealing with the tolerance levels of the users as well as dealing with the side effects. Stick around to learn more.
What happens in your body when you consume Kratom?
Mitragyna speciosa is another that it goes by, this plant is a part of the coffee lineage and is seen to grow naturally in the lush and dense jungles of Southeast Asia. You can find these trees growing in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Borneo Islands.
The native farmers of these lands pick these leaves and dry them. These leaves once they are dried are crushed into a fine powder. This fine powder is then packaged and shipped throughout the world, this is the powder that we buy online.
This plant is found to be rich in alkaloids and these are the active compounds found in the plant. The most potent active compounds found in these plants are 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine. The 7-hydroxymitragynine is seen to be the most potent of the active compounds found in the plant despite it not being available as abundantly as other active compounds, this is the strongest alkaloid found in the plant. It is the main reason for the plant’s analgesic effects on the users.
These active compounds Mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, and other alkaloids are seen to act on the opioid receptors present in our body. To new users, the ‘Opioid receptor’ can be a big red flag, but these opioid receptors are seen in all mammals and these receptors are activated by a lot of other substances, like Kratom or dairy products like chocolate, for example. So we would like our readers to know that It is not an opioid.
When it reacts with these receptors it is seen to bring about these effects:
These effects are the reason why millions of people have started using it to deal with a lot of different conditions and problems, like chronic aches or pain, anxiety, stress and sometimes insomnia. It is also been used by quite a few people to deal with opioid withdrawal symptoms. People that are suffering from Crohn’s disease have also claimed to have benefitted from its use.
Types and Strains
To new users just getting into Kratom, it can be quite overwhelming because of the number of options that are available to choose from. You may be wondering what strain may be the best pick for you, there are three main types, to begin with, these are:-
The red, white and green types.
People who are looking for robust relaxing effects or people looking to be able to cope with severe anxiety, this would be the strain that we would suggest, however, we would like for you to know that for people looking to stay energized, we would suggest they opt for a lower dose.
People looking to feel accelerating or stimulated we would suggest the white strains. This is also the variant for people looking to feel euphoric, it is often glorified by its users for its energizing and exhilarating effects.
This would be the strain for people looking to enjoy a wide range of the benefits that Kratom offers. However, it should be known that the effects the user’s experience are much milder than what they would experience when using the Red and White strains. It is suggested that people looking for an energy boost as well as an upliftment in their mood should go in for lower doses.
But other than these green, white and red variants you will also other Kratom strains to choose from. A strain is a subtype of the main Kratom types, and most of the time it is named based on where it originates from. However, this does not apply to exceptions like the Maeng Da variant which has nothing to do with where it comes from. Also, the fact that they are named after places does not apply to all types, like Thai kratom is quite a popular variant, but unlike its name would suggest it does not grow in Thailand but it is from the islands of Indonesia. Each of these variants has different sets of alkaloids and this is the main reason that people feel different effects of using different types.
Benefits of rotating strains
Using or rotating your variants can be very beneficial to its users. First of all rotating variants will help you get a whiff of all the strains and that way you can zero in on the type that is best for you. We would suggest that you keep a note of the effects that you feel on the different strains that you try, this includes the side effects(if any). This will help you pick a strain based on the effects that you want to experience.
Another great advantage of rotating strains is that you avoid building up a high tolerance level, these tolerance levels can be a big problem for a lot of people. When you rotate these variants you develop tolerance at a much lower rate and this can be very beneficial to people that are struggling to maintain their tolerance levels.
People that are new to Kratom can find that rotating variants can become quite expensive so we suggest our users to buy small quantities so that they can get to try the different strains that are available.