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.
Effects of Kratom
If you use Kratom either as a pill or capsule, you will start observing some Kratom effects within 25 minutes. A number of kratom effects are there. However, the main benefits of taking kratom are
- Boost Energy and focus
- Enhance mood and concentration
- Depression and Anxiety Relief
- Pain Relief like back and chronic pain
- Analgesic and relaxation effects
To find which kratom is best for a specific effect, it is well known that white veins are good for boosting energy, focus, and mood, red veins kratom have analgesic and relaxation effects like pain relief. While green veins kratom have milder effects of both red and white plus are mood enhancing and euphoric effects. So red and green are the best kratom for anxiety and pain relief. Apart from these effects, kratom has some negative effects as well, which are described below.
Negative Effects of Kratom
Here are some of the notorious health effects and described in that may be a result of the consumption of Kratom products.
1. Loss of appetite
If you regularly take Kratom to 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 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 discomfort. 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
5. Liver and Kidney Damage
When Kratom products are used for a long time, the 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 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.