If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly on the hunt for new herbs. There are plenty out there.
Recently, I came across Kratom. This herbal compound is unique and far different than the alternatives. Kratom is predominately utilized by teenagers, but it is really a good herb for anyone who wishes to feel great for a temporary period of time.
What exactly is Kratom? What do you need to know about the substance before using it? I’ll tell you all about this herbal compound below.
- 1 The Basics
- 2 How Is Kratom Taken?
- 3 Why Use Kratom?
- 4 Legality
- 5 Positive Kratom Side Effects
- 6 Negative Kratom Side Effects
- 7 Where To Buy Kratom
- 8 Using Kratom Safely
Kratom or Mitrogynia Speciosa, which is an herb that is commonly found in Myanmar, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is actually a large tree and is capable of growing up to 9m tall.
While the herb was commonly used by the native people of the aforementioned country, it has since been banned in all three. Kratom is actually legal in many countries.
How Is Kratom Taken?
Are you interested in taking Kratom? Let me tell you that there are plenty of ways to do so.
When I take it, I prefer chewing on the leaves. This is the most traditional method of consumption. However, there are plenty of other ways to consume it. You can buy it in a powder or resin. Still, I chew on the leaves since it is much easier and more convenient. The taste isn’t great. Nevertheless, I can tolerate it and you can as well. I have heard that someone has actually managed to create a form of kratom that can be used intravenously.
Why Use Kratom?
It is possible to use kratom for a wide assortment of purposes. I tend to use kratom to experience the euphoric effect that is delivered. Other people use kratom as a form of pain relief. It can also be used to combat opiate additions and to alleviate diarrhea. Really, there are tons of reasons to use kratom. I have used it as a pain reliever as well. It works exceptionally well for this specific purpose.
I should also point out that Kratom might not be legal in your country. It has been banned in many areas, including Southeast Asia. In many European countries, the herb is actually legal to possess.
In the United States, you can possess the herb. However, the FDA recently put it under watch. With this in mind, I suspect that the government may take a closer look at kratom in the future. It is best to use it now before the government can act.
Positive Kratom Side Effects
I can tell you from experience that Kratom has a wealth of side effects. Some are negative, but the majority will be positive.
One of the most notable positive side effects is stimulatory. When used in small quantities, kratom is capable of energizing the user. In fact, the symptoms will feel very similar to what you would expect from drinking a cup of coffee. Kratom is also capable of improving the user’s mood and cognitive functions. If you’ve been battling depression, you may receive benefits from kratom.
I have also noticed that the substance can help improve concentration. Before a big test, you can use kratom to help you cram all of the information into your head.
Another great benefit of kratom is the fact that it behaves like a relaxant. It needs to be taken in bigger doses to achieve this side effect though.
Additional perks of Kratom can be found below:
- Can improve sexual performance
- Improves sociability
- Aids In sleep
- Reduces pain
Really, the perks of kratom go on and on.
Negative Kratom Side Effects
As mentioned above, kratom has positive and negative side effects. If you do not know how to use the herb properly, you may take too much and you’ll probably experience problems. This is why it is absolutely pertinent to learn how to use the herb correctly! Despite the recent uproar, I have never heard anyone dying from kratom use. So, you shouldn’t have to worry about that. Plus, you shouldn’t experience anything too bad unless you’re taking extreme amounts of the drug at once.
Nevertheless, there are some negative side effects. The most notable and common include fatigue, nausea, constipation, stomach aches, and drowsiness. To avoid these side effects, you should never take too much of the herb. Stick with the recommended dosage to avoid problems.
Where To Buy Kratom
So, are you interested in getting your hands on Kratom? If so, you’ll need to learn where to buy the drug.
Let me tell you that it is incredibly difficult to find Kratom in any local stores. You might get lucky enough to find a local kratom vendor, but I really wouldn’t count on it. If you’re going to find kratom in your local area, you’ll need to check out the local head shops. They may carry some. I found a few local shops in my area that do indeed stock kratom. Instead, you’ll be better off sticking with online vendors.
This is the easiest and most convenient way to get your hands on the kratom you want. The only drawback is the fact that you’ll have to wait for it to be shipped to your house. Shopping online offers a wealth of benefits. For instance, it is completely legal and you can keep your purchase private. On top of that, you’ll be able to read reviews and testimonials to ensure you’re getting what you want.
Using Kratom Safely
I have taken too much Kratom once or twice and it is never fun. With this in mind, you’ll want to learn how to use the herb safely to avoid problems.
First and foremost, you need to learn how to control your dosage. In the beginning, you should try to stay within two grams of leaves or powder. You should never exceed 10 grams. If you do, there is a good chance that you’re going to get yourself into trouble.
It is also a good idea to avoid mixing kratom with other substances. After all, you’ll never know how the two substances will interact with one another.