In the world of herbal supplements, Kratom has turned out to be a major breakthrough. In recent years, a world of benefits associated with this herb have been discovered and new ones are unearthed every day. In fact, it has been termed as a miracle herb because it can assist with a wide array of medical conditions such as diarrhea, insomnia, opiate withdrawal, pain and even low self-esteem and confidence issues. Kratom belongs to the Mitragyna Speciosa family and is a native to several countries in Southeast Asia. There are alkaloids found in the leaves of this plant that are responsible for the health benefits it can provide.
Some of the positive health impacts you will notice after Kratom consumption are highlighted below:
Impact 1: Stimulant Action
At low doses, you can experience the stimulant action of this herb. With this impact, you can work with minimum effort and for long periods. Stimulation basically makes you energetic and you will be able to feel the positive vibes around you. In addition, it also benefits your mental health as those who are suffering from fatigue and lethargy will get the right dose of motivation and energy with Kratom and it doesn’t come with the jittery and anxious feeling associated with other medications.
Impact 2: Analgesia
The alkaloids found in Kratom leaves have enabled it to work as a pain killer. These alkaloids directly impact the opiate receptors that are found in the central nervous system of the body. A message is sent to the neurons by the receptors and this results in the release of endorphins and enkephalins in the body, which are part of the analgesic pathways. They are able to suppress the pain signals so they don’t reach the brain. White Maeng Da, Red Maeng Da and Red Bali are the top Kratom strains that work as analgesics.
Impact 3: Mood Elevation
Almost all Kratom strains are able to make you feel optimistic and confident, but some of them tend to be more euphoric due to which they are able to elevate your mood. Bali and Borneo strains of Kratom, when taken at small doses, are able to induct a happy and positive mood. Malay, Thai and Maeng Da strains are also quite effective at producing a positive mood when taken in a dose between 1 to 4 grams.
Impact 4: Opiate Withdrawal
Even though it belongs to the opiate family, Kratom is not one, but it does have a similar action. In simple terms, the herb is just an agonist at supraspinal delta and mu opiate receptors. It is able to interact with the receptors without creating any long-term dependency. Moreover, Kratom can also come in handy for restoring your appetite to normal. The pain and sleeplessness associated with opiate withdrawal can also be combated with this herb and you also benefit from its anti-anxiety and mood elevation effects. Nausea, vomiting and cramps are some other symptoms of withdrawal that can be dealt with by consuming Kratom and cravings can also be reduced.