Kratom has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand, Indonesia, and New Guinea for decades now. It is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Other members of this family include Coffee and gardenia. The leaves of this plant can be consumed by:
- Putting into capsules
- Boiling into tea
For the last 15 years, there has been a substantial increase in the rate of Kratom use in North America and Europe. Although the drug was first cultivated and used in Southeast Asia, it has been termed as illegal in Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia due to its addictive potential. Some chemical content found in Kratom may affect the functioning of your medications.
If you use Kratom either as a pill or capsule, you will start observing some effects within 5 minutes. Here are some of the notorious health effects and benefits described in that may be a result of the consumption of Kratom products.
Loss of appetite
If you regularly take Kratom be ready to experience significant weight loss not ignoring eating disorders. Since there is a restriction of calorie intake, the body can have extreme weight loss within a short time of Kratom consumption. Therefore, if you observe such signs, seek quick medical attention before further health complications.
The bowel and digestive system will begin to slow down after frequent abuse of Kratom products. Though this is not a serious problem, it can turn to be very annoying to empty your bowels though they are hard to pass. If the problem is not treated immediately, it could cause cancer of the colon and makes it to rupture if measures are not taken seriously.
Your skin may begin to flush while the face appears reddish purple. Additionally, there have also been bouts of nausea and frequent inching reported. These problems may last for hours thus causing a lot of discomforts. Other peoples will experience irritation that can lead to loss of sleep at night.
Just like any other drug, you can become dependent on the drug such that you can’t do without. If you are an addict and you abruptly stop using Kratom, for sure you will experience uncomfortable withdrawal that may include:
- Aggression and Insomnia
Liver and Kidney Damage
When Kratom products are used for a long time, liver and kidney will completely get damaged. When the liver fails to perform efficiently, the kidney is entitled to filter all the toxins from the body. At times they can be overworked which may lead to kidney failure.
Imagine feeling exhausted upon waking up. No matter in what dosage you take Kratom, you will always fall asleep at any time of the day. Even if you sleep the whole day, you will never feel refreshed.