Here’s a list of the major benefits of Kratom.
Kratom has more then 40 alkaloids, but it’s the mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine that helps control pain by attaching to these opioid receptors, which, in turn, reduce pain perception. Acting just like a prescription painkiller, the natural alkaloids present in kratom will have an effect on opiate receptors in the central nervous system. The brain will react by releasing enkephalins and endorphins which are peptides which activate the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect.
Even with just a small dose, the analgesic effet can last up to 6 hours, therefore people with osteoarthritis, back pain, chronic migraine, joint pain and more, can definitely see in kratom a long lasting pain relief solution.
In an online survey made in 2014, searchers found that kratom users in the United States tend to be middle-aged, middle-income people living with pain. Most of the over 8,000 survey respondents said that they were using kratom to treat pain or improve their mood.
The opioids properties of the kratom works as much as a plain killer as well as a stimulant. The stimulant effect the leafy natural remedy, depends on the dosage of the user. A small to moderate dose (1-5g) will have an energizing feeling for a few hours. Most of consumer who enjoy it for its stimulant effet will micro dose on a daily basis allowing them to feel less fatigue threw out the day and be much more productive.
It is noteworthy that those who have used kratom products for pain management tend to view the stimulant effects of kratom as being more desirable than the sedative effects of traditional opioids.
A low dose (1-5g) will act as a stimulant, a moderate to higher (5-10g) dose will have a pain killer effect, although a higher dosage, between 10-15g, may be euphoric or dysphoric depending on the consumer.
Mitragynine is the primary alkaloid element from the leaves of kratom and will release numerous neurotransmitters to the brain, increasing the user’s mood and relieving pain. More specifically, those neurotransmitters are serotonin and endorphin, which are considered has ¨happy hormones’’ because they are scientifically proven to enhances positive feeling like pleasure and happiness.
A 2010 official study conducted on mice investigated the effect of mitragynine as an effective anti-depressant on psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. The study clearly demonstrated that mitragynine exerts an antidepressant effect by significantly reducing the concentration of corticosterone in the mouse. Corticosterone is a hormone involved in the regulation of energy level and stress responses of mice and it is highly similar to cortisol, which is the hormone produced by the human body responsible for the same energy and stress regulation.
As mention previously, the effect of kratom always depends on the dosage taken by the consumer. A smaller dose gives a stimulant effect although a higher dose will have a sedative and analgesic effect. Kratom helps to manage factors that affect the quality of sleep such as physical pain, stress, anxiety or muscle tension, but also people you suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep deprivation. Hence, it helps to relax and to achieve a more placid and uninterrupted sleep.