If you are new to the world of Kratom, you’re probably wondering how it can grant you the incredible effects it offers. This plant, most commonly found in Southeast Asian countries, is used to treat pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, and many other conditions that can disrupt our day-to-day lives. Kratom is given its incredible properties because of a number of alkaloids present in the leaves of this plant. The leaves are what is consumed, in the form of Kratom capsules and Kratom powders, to treat our ailments. Research is still being continued with regards to what makes Kratom so potent and other effects it can have on the body. The main types of alkaloids present in Kratom are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG). Mitragynine is the chemical that gives Kratom most of its medical properties. It is an anti-diarrheal aid, anti-malaria, a disinfectant, and an energizer, increasing the production of adrenaline. It also has analgesic properties. 7-HMG also has analgesic properties and can be used for coughs and diarrhea. It is the main element in Kratom that gives Kratom its psychoactive effects. The other alkaloids known to be present in Kratom are (listed in alphabetical order):
Ajmalicine – This alkaloid helps to decrease aggregation of platelets in the body and can inhibit the formation of thrombus. It can also inhibit an increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system and acts as a Cerebro-circulant. It helps to relax the muscles and reduce spasms, and also gives Kratom is sedative effects.
Corynoxeine – This alkaloid acts as a calcium channel blocker and can help decrease blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.
Corynoxine – This alkaloid aids in improving mobility.
Corynantheidine – This alkaloid acts as an opioid antagonist, and can induce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal in users for further treatment.
9-Hydroxycorynantheidine – This alkaloid works also works as an antagonist for opioid effects.
Epicatechin – This alkaloid helps to avoid oxidative damage, and also helps to fight off infections, bacteria, diabetes, hepatitis, viruses, leukemia, and numerous other ailments.
Isopteropodine – This alkaloid acts as a stimulant for the immune system
IsoMitraphylline – This alkaloid also works a stimulant for the immune system, as well as helps to fight against leukemia.
Mitraphylline – This alkaloid works as a vasodilator which allows it to help the muscles relax. It can also help to stimulate the immune system and combat hypertension and amnesia.
Speciophylline – Much like a few other alkaloids, this alkaloid has anti-leukemic properties.
Rhynchophylline – This alkaloid works as a muscle relaxant, a calcium channel deterrent, and can also help to combat hypertension, arrhythmia, and inflammation.
Paynantheine – This alkaloid is among the most actively working vasodilators present in Kratom.
Tetrahydroalstonine – This alkaloid affects the sympathetic nervous system and blood sugar levels.
Speciogynine – This alkaloid works mostly to enhance the existing vasodilating effects of paynantheine.
Speciociliatine – This alkaloid also replicates the effects of opioid withdrawal.