Is Kratom a Nootropic

Kratom, while not specifically a “nootropic” has many nootropic qualities that can range from heightened focus and memory to lowered anxiety and a mild euphoria. Kratom is typically used by people looking for a safer, legal alternative to opiate-based drugs, as well as to help those patients dealing with chronic pain.

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a plant-based substance founded originally in the native areas of Southeast Asia (near Thailand and Malaysia). Kratom is a globally used supplement and is typically taken in powder, where users dissolve the powder in water, steam and brew the powder into a tea, or chew the leaves straight.

Kratom Nootropic Qualities

Kratom, while not as much of a nootropic in its mind enhancing qualities as something like Phenylpiracetam or Adrafinil, has many nootropic qualities of its own that even these popular smart drugs lack. These include relaxation, significantly diminished anxiety, heightened sensory output, and drowsiness stronger than most herbal nootropics, even those such as L-Theanine and Ashwagandha.

Kratom Benefits

In High Doses
Kratom, when taken in high doses, creates opiate-like effects such as drowsiness, euphoria, a general feeling of well-being in the body, sensitivity to touch, loss of anxiety, loss of inhibitions, and greater sensitivity to other GABA-involved drugs, such as Alcohol. For Kratom, always keep in mind that high doses tend to make you drowsy, calm and euphoric, whereas low doses do the opposite, still creating a calming effect but having a much more exciting and stimulating quality overall. For high doses of Kratom take 5-10 grams. Low doses? Use 500 milligrams to 3 grams. The most popular strand of Kratom for low doses is Red Vein Borneo.

In Low Doses
A low dose of Kratom is typically used by individuals looking to increase productivity, lower anxiety, and have more energy throughout the day. A typical low dose is 500 milligrams to 3 grams in one sitting, and can be re-dosed as much as needed throughout the day, as the typical length in which Kratom lasts is 4-6 hours. The most popular strain of Kratom for low dose stimulation is Green Vein Borneo Kratom.

Kratom Side Effects

Side effects of Kratom are relatively mild and are never serious. These typically include loss of appetite, upset stomach, mild headache, increased thirst, and drowsiness. If you eat normally throughout the day while taking this and be sure to drink plenty of water (whether taking low doses, or in using high doses) these side effects will be much less intense, and will hardly manifest themselves at all.

Kratom Dosage

The dosage of Kratom for stimulation is 500 milligrams to 3 grams at a time. Whereas dosage for drowsiness and a “downer” type feeling is 5-10 grams or more in one session. Always start with the lowest effective dose, and increase from there as needed.

What will I feel when taking Kratom?

Kratom’s typical effects are relaxation, drowsiness, diminished anxiety, euphoria, increased thirst, loss of appetite, and a feeling of social well-being. Kratom is a very popular nootropic both in the United States and Canada and overseas in parts of Asia.
This is a guest post from James at

2 Responses

  1. Hell yeah
  2. Yes I'm on methadone and I'd like to see about how this helps lower my dose

This blog is strictly for informational purposes only. Kratom has not been evaluated by ther FDA and we do not promote the use of Kratom for human or animal consumption. Consuming Kratom can lead to documented health risks and also has addictive potential. Our company does not endorse consumption and any information relating to such is for educational purposes only. Our blog also does not endorse or claim legal advice. Please do your research on laws in advance. Please accept these terms to continue reading the article.