THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KRATOM BENEFITS
You've all been hearing about kratom and how crazy this plant truly is. Maybe you've visited the nootropic subreddit and heard the chatter about how kratom can get you high AF. But that's not all kratom is good for.
It's been called a “magical plant” and with good reason. As we've reported in the past, kratom has many powerful health benefits, but here we will take a comprehensive look at just what this incredible herb can do.
Bob Marley famously said, “Herb is the healing of the nation.” Most people would assume he was talking about marijuana, but if we consider kratom's legality in Jamaica, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Bob was rappin' about the raw power of the Mitragyna speciosa plant.
As a peace-promoting chill AF cat, Marley would have undoubtedly appreciated the benefits of kratom. These benefits include: euphoria, pain relief, stimulation and sedation.
A user on Bluelight has said, “the kratom euphoria is better than Vicodin.” Comparing his experiences on both substances, the user concludes that Vicodin gives the user a sense of euphoria, but in his words, “Kratom gives you euphoria like a thoroughbred racehorse and somehow makes you feel 6 ft. 4 in and bulletproof.”
This is a not uncommon reaction to kratom. It is known to increase sociability, produce a sensation of invincibility, instill confidence and induce a state of calm. Kratom's euphoric effects produce a sense of happiness and ecstasy, acting similarly to MDMA. This is largely due to the active alkaloid Mitragynine.
Table of Contents
- 1 WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR EUPHORIA?
- 2 WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR ANXIETY
- 3 WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR PAIN RELIEF?
- 4 HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR KRATOM TO KICK IN?
- 5 HOW MUCH KRATOM DO YOU USE?
- 6 THE TOP KRATOM STRAINS IN 2017
- 7 KRATOM USER EXPERIENCES
- 8 HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR KRATOM TO GET OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM?
- 9 CONCLUSION
WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR EUPHORIA?
Most recreational kratom users seek out kratom for its euphoric effect. Without a doubt, the best kratom strains for optimal euphoria are green and white vein kratom strains.
What makes green and white vein strains so unique are their ability to keep the user energized throughout the psychoactive experience, thus preventing the crash associated with most nootropic “highs.”
Of all kratom strains, Maeng da kratom is generally considered to be the top of the heap when it comes to eliciting euphoric effects. Maeng da leaves contain a high concentration of alkaloids and are extremely potent.
Green Malay is another strain with a reputation for being strong and long-lasting. Green Malay is cultivated in the wilds of Malaysia and, like Maeng da, contain a large amount of active alkaloids. Our Super Green Malay is organically grown and contains no stems.
For those seeking a clean high, White Vein Borneo offers clarity and euphoria along with a tactile effect that makes for a full body high.
Strains like Maeng da offer a range of benefits including euphoria, anxiety relief, enhanced focus, increased concentration, antidepressant effects, increased sociability and pain control. It alleviates stress and lasts longer than other strains.
All of our kratom strains have an excellent aroma and offer long-lasting effects, but these are among the best strains for euphoria.
WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR ANXIETY
Many people are turning to kratom as a natural alternative to the dangerous pharmaceutical antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications pushed on them by Big Pharma. They're tired of terrible side effects like night terrors, suicidal thoughts, agitation, liver failure, respiratory depression and urinary depression, effects associated with mainstream drugs like Lyrica, Prozac, Cymbalta and others.
Fortunately for those suffering from anxiety and depression, kratom is not known to cause many adverse effects. Of the limited number of mild kratom side effects, the most common are loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth and sweating. Some users also complain about pupil dilation, but as the song goes, “The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.”
Other adverse effects include nausea and itching, but typically these only occur in users who take kratom in large doses. As we've said before, it is advisable to start with the lowest dosage possible before slowly titrating your dosage as time goes on.
The best kratom strains for anxiety include Green Vein Borneo, Bali, Red veins and Indo. Indo kratom and Borneo kratom are similar in the sense that they yield powerful anxiolytic effects, instilling a zen-like state of calm and significantly reducing stress levels.
Bali is also good for this purpose, but users should be aware that Bali strains are known to cause nausea and apoplexy (what some users refer to as “the wobbles”). Bali is generally one of the more cost-effective brands of kratom, but for those looking for a more potent kratom powder, look no further than Borneo.
Indo kratom is renowned for its analgesic and sedative qualities as well as its mood-enhancing properties. It is one of the most popular kratom strains for opiate withdrawal, substantially reducing withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, cramps and restlessness.
WHAT TYPE OF KRATOM IS BEST FOR PAIN RELIEF?
Kratom has been used to treat chronic pain conditions for thousands of years. As a folk medicine, it was a prevalent remedy among native factory workers across Southeast Asia. Today, it is used to facilitate improvement of pain in those afflicted with Fibromyalgia and other immunological conditions that cause chronic widespread pain.
For those looking for a natural alternative to prescription pain killers, kratom is one of the most viable options available.
Maeng da, Red Vein Thai and Red Vein Kali are among the best kratom strains for analgesic purposes. Red Vein Kali kratom has a sedating and opiate-like effect, working to ease pain while suffusing the user with a feeling of euphoria and well-being.
Red Vein Thai also inspires a sensation of calm and well-being with far fewer side effects than other kratom strains. Maeng da, on the other hand, is enjoyed by many because of its ecstasy-like effects and opiate-mimicking properties.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR KRATOM TO KICK IN?
One of the things users commonly report about kratom is how great it is in terms of longevity. The effects of kratom generally last for anywhere from five to even six hours after consumption. But users want to know, “How long does kratom take to kick in?”
Generally speaking, and this is dependent upon several factors including weight, diet, strain and dosage, kratom takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to take effect. If you take kratom on an empty stomach, you will likely experience the advent of effects in a shorter period of time.
Most users have said that kratom takes effect within a half hour to 45 minutes when taken on an empty stomach. This is the most advisable way to take kratom, but first-time users should be sure to take the lowest possible kratom dosage when they start out.
HOW MUCH KRATOM DO YOU USE?
Traditional kratom powder dosages range from 2 to 8 grams. Novice users who are just discovering the wonders of kratom now should consider starting with 2 grams before working their way up to 4 to 6 grams. At this dosage, the effects will be subtle but enjoyable.
It is at 2 to 4 grams that kratom offers mild stimulant effects. When you reach 4-6 grams of kratom, the effects can also include subtle sedative effects. For those seeking pain relief from kratom, you should consider taking anywhere from 6 to 8 grams as this sedative dose is the one that best exhibits kratom's natural analgesic qualities.
It is imperative that users understand that these recommended dosages only apply to traditional kratom powder and are not the recommended dosages for the far more concentrated kratom extracts or specially-blended “enhanced” kratom formulas.
Kratom extracts are highly concentrated and should be used with extreme care. For more on kratom extract and the best doses for first-time users, you should visit this helpful dosage guide.
THE TOP KRATOM STRAINS IN 2017
Every year, kratom gets better and better as vendors improve their laboratory and factory conditions and beef up their quality control measures. Third party testing is among one of the many ways that companies ensure that customers will receive the best and purest kratom possible.
Some of the best kratom strains currently available include:
- Ultra Enhanced Indo
- Super Green Malay
- Red Bali
Ultra Enhanced Indo is a superior strain of kratom that has larger leaves than tradional kratom can contains the largest amount of alkaloids of any kratom strain. UEI kratom is so potent that it elicits incredible effects at just 0.5 grams! UEI kratom is ideal for treating anxiety and depression as its alkaloid content has major anxiolytic and euphoria-inducing properties.
Super Green Malay is second only to UEI kratom for its long-lasting effects and sedative, pain killing qualities. Super Green Malay is harvested from live kratom plants that are indigenous to Malaysia. 1-3 is all it takes for Super Green Malay to make a real difference.
While Super Green Malay's effects are considered mild but pleasing, Red Bali is the best strain for a full body experience. It puts your mind at ease and provides a host of benefits including improved sleep, anxiety relief and increased concentration. Whether you're suffering from depression just looking to relax, Bali's got your back.
KRATOM USER EXPERIENCES
When it comes to selecting a kratom vendor and a kratom strain, it is useful to do your homework. The nootropic community are exceptionally vocal about their experiences with different kratom vendors and kratom brands.
The Reddit community are especially vocal, making it the perfect place to start researching brands and companies. One user on Reddit responded to a post asking for Red Bali recommendations. The poster was seeking the most potent Red Bali kratom and the replies were detailed and informative.
One user said, “I really like the premium red bali from socal ($25/4 oz). It actually has one of the most unique tastes i've ever had for kratom also. Kind of reminds me of cinnamon a little bit.
“However, I think the regular red hulu ($25/250g) is just as good for half the price.”
Other responders concurred, saying that socal is a “top notch vendor.” Other suggestions included CentennialHarvest for their red borneo ($20/250g), noting that they offer a $20 sampler with 8 different kratom strains.
Some people like to pair kratom with alcohol and other drugs. While we do not recommend combining kratom and alcohol, as they tend to intensify each others' sedative effects and potentially impair one's motor skills, it is worth taking a look at the experience users have had on kratom and alcohol.
One user on Bluelight took 5 mgs of Valium with Kratom Super Indo Stem and Vein Powder and drank a “few cheap beers.” He said that the buzz was “fantastic,” writing, “It's definitely got its own characteristics, warming like vicodin, kind of trippy, ever so slightly like marijuana...but enjoyable.”
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR KRATOM TO GET OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM?
A lot of new kratom users are concerned about kratom showing up on a drug test. The good news for most users, particularly those who are going for a new job and hoping to pass a lab screening, is that kratom isn't something that most companies test for.
As we've documented in the past, there are few laboratories testing for kratom. However, if you have reason to believe that you are going to be tested for kratom usage, you have nothing to worry about. Kratom only shows up in a urine test six hours after dosing with kratom.
While the amount of time can vary depending upon how much kratom was consumed and whether or not the user has a healthy metabolism, the overwhelming odds are in your favor if you've gone at least one day without taking kratom prior to testing.
In summary, kratom is a multifaceted herb that offers a wide range of health and wellness benefits. Among nutraceuticals, it is pure perfections for those looking to partake both recreationally and medicinally. While kratom is considered a research chemical, it has been an established folk remedy for ages and deserves to be treated as such.