Kratom Powder Uses and Safety
Kratom powder is a derivative of the completely natural and organic Mitragyna speciosa kratom plant, grown primarily in Thailand and other parts of Asia. Kratom produces a stress relieving energy through your entire body, and rejuvenates every the most inundated body. It is legal, safe, and a powerful weapon in the battle against everything from chronic arthritis pain to chemo therapy side effects. This miraculous Asian remedy has been used for centuries as a medical treatment for a variety of ailments and is finally available in the United States.
Traditionally, the leaves are picked fresh and chewed for the effects it produces. However, living in the United States means that most kratom is imported, or at the very least must be ordered online to enjoy. This means that the leaves you will receive are dried so that they will last longer. Not only are they not as easy to enjoy, but the leaves are also bitter. Some people crush and make tea from the leaves, but the bitterness of the flavor does not go away in tea. Kratom powder is a reliable alternative to the dried leaves that not only has a diverse method of consumption but can also be made more concentrated.
You can absolutely use the powder in a tea, as is the use for other types of kratom, but the advantage of having it in a powder means you can essentially mix the kratom into anything you would like. Kratom powder over your morning cereal, on sandwiches, or in milkshakes is not out of the question. It is also administered in capsules, which can be taken once a day with your daily vitamins. You can order them this way, or you can buy the powder and empty capsules separately and make your own. If you prefer capsules, however, it is best to buy them already constructed, because you might not get consistent dosages on your own.
Before ordering kratom powder, make sure you know the potency. Often times powders can be much more potent than the leaf. If you do not pay attention, you might not get what you were expecting. However, in most cases, the added potency is a fantastic benefit. Especially in the use of pain management, the more potent kratom powder is an incredible advantage. Large quantities of kratom can be concentrated into the powder, and a diverse range of strains can be administered in the same fashion.
How Safe Is Kratom?
If taken responsibly, and by itself, Kratom is extremely safe. If over used, Kratom may become habit forming, and because of this, it is best to use it occasionally, rather than daily. When first taking kratom, it is recommended that do not use it more than once or twice a week. This is best practice to ensure that taking kratom does not become a habit.
Are There Any Health Concerns?
If you consume kratom responsibly, it is unlikely that you will experience any health issues. In Thailand, where some people consume large quantities of Kratom daily, those dependent on it have lost weight, developed dark pigmentation of the face, and if they quit abruptly, have experienced withdrawal symptoms, which may include; muscle aches, runny nose, diarrhea, muscle aches and jerking, irritability, and uncontrollable crying. As with almost any substance, some people may find that they have an allergic or other reaction to kratom, even if they use it responsibly.
Can Kratom be Taken With Other Substances?
It is recommended that Kratom not be mixed with stimulant type substances or drugs such as; coffee, amphetamines, yohimbine, and any illegal drugs because of the risk of over-stimulation or increased blood pressure.
It is also recommended that you don't take Kratom with large amounts of alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, or any other type of drug that affects the nervous system. This is because there is a possibility that combining these may cause over-sedation and possibly respiratory distress.
You should also not combine Kratom with any type of MAO inhibitors because serious and even fatal reactions can occur when mixing these with monoamine drugs, and Kratom contains monoamne alkaloids.
There are some combinations that users have claimed to be both pleasant and safe. You can combine kratom with regular black tea, and many have mixed it with tea made from red poppy flowers, and tea made from blue lotus.
It has also been combined safely with small amounts of alcohol; however Kratom and large amounts of alcohol should be avoided.
Many people enjoy smoking tobacco, or herbal smoke while under the influence of kratom, but when doing this you should make sure that you don't fall asleep and drop lit materials.