This is a plant from Southeast Asia which has become increasingly popular in the West over the past ten years, as said by Andrew, who has been a user and an importer. It is known to be wrapped of an enigma wrapped in gelatin capsule.
The capsule is a member of the coffee family well known for its painkilling properties and its energizing properties. It’s leaves come in red, green, and white strains. The white strains are energizing, the red ones have seductive and painkilling properties, and the green strains are there between the two.
Southeast Asia has used its leaves since time immemorial. It is mostly used in folk medicine as stimulant (low dosage), sedative (high dosage), painkiller, cough, and addiction, medicine for diarrhea, recreational drug, and treatment for opiate addiction.
When you are new to Kratom, it is better to start at a low dose and after that experiment on what you think. There are different dosages of Kratom. It all depends on the user and the form in which it will be taken.
its powder is usually ingested instead of being smoking, that is in the following ways;
the procedure is to boil it first, within thirty minutes, let it settle and then remove the liquid. Some of the users said that the method is better because it has more consistent effects, but then it is time-consuming to prepare.
It can is be consumed hot or cold.
Toss and wash method
It is the fastest and simplest way to consume. The method is usually done by measuring your dose and pouring into your mouth. Follow with a gulp of enough liquid immediately, and swill it before swallowing.
Add to yogurt
Many users use the method to avoid the taste of its powder. It is discouraged since it’s best taken on an empty stomach to attain effects.
Add to a protein shake
Similar to drinking with yogurt, but now the difference is you will be taking it with more calories.
This is a convenient way if you want to avoid the taste of the Kratom, but the disadvantage is that it comes in different sizes, that are 00 sizes and can only hold 0.5 grams of powder, and if your dosage is 5 grams, then you need to take 10 to attain the effect required.
Side Effects and Risks
263 people had called U.S poison centers in 2015 after using Kratom, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common complaints included feeling agitated, rapid heartbeat, or nauseous.
The American K. Association cautioned that its use is not safe for pregnant women and children.
Short-term effects include nausea, itching, sweating, constipation, and diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, liver damage, and seizures. While the long-term effects include: weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination, tremors, fatigue, and insomnia.