Plant name: Mitragyna Speciosa
Common Names: Kratom, Ketum, Thang, Icthang, Kakuam, Kraton, Thom, and Biak-biak
IMPORTANT ACTIVE ALKALOIDS IN KRATOM ARE MITRAGYNINE AND 7-HYDROXYMITRAGYNINE. THESE ALKALOIDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STIMULATING EFFECTS AND SOME OTHER BENEFICIAL REACTIONS
Kratom acts as a ¼-opioid receptor.
Kratom is quite unique, in that, in low to moderate doses it will commonly be stimulating, and in large doses, it has a more sedative effect.
The level of effect, like any other supplement, depends on many factors including body weight, physiological makeup, tolerance level and so on.
As a stimulant, used in low to moderate doses, the user will experience an analgesic effect along with physical energy, alertness, increased libido, sociability, improved mindset or mood, focus and an overall improved attitude.
In some cases when taken in large doses, an individual may experience edginess similar to being over-caffeinated.
As a sedative, used in higher doses, an individual will experience an effect that helps one fond calmness and feel physically, emotionally, relaxation,and have some anti-depression, and anti-anxiety attributes
Used in excess, it may result in a prolonged sleep. There are reports of impaired motor function in this state as well.
The pharmacological effects of Kratom on humans, including its effectiveness and safety, are not researched and studied in-depth.
Most side effects of Kratom are thought to be mild. However, isolated side effects such as psychosis, convulsions, hallucinations, sweating, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, dizziness, and confusion have also been reported.
There have been reports stating that the plant carries the potential for addiction and can lead to withdrawal symptoms in users who decide to stop using without tampering down.
Usage: Most use this for energy throughout the day and some may find that it has other attributes to help with pain even though this claim has not been evaluated by the FDA. All claims are hearsay and are not scientifically to prevent or help any ailment.