Mitragyna speciosa powder is quite a unique herb because different doses will have very different effects. This is because the active alkaloids in the Kratom plant work both as a stimulant and a sedative. Kratom will have a different effect depending on how much is taken, and the person taking it, and because of this, it is advisable to begin with small doses until you know how your body will react.
Stimulant Level (Low Dose)
At this level, Kratom will help you feel more alert, with more physical energy, and for some people, more sexual energy. Most people will become more talkative, sociable, and friendly, and many find it easier to do hard, boring physical activities. Many will enjoy these effects, but some may find that it makes them uncomfortable and edgy.
Sedative Level (High Dose)
At this level, you will normally be less sensitive to emotional and physical pain; you will look and feel calm, and have a general pleasurable feeling, and may even enter a trance-like state. Some people may experience some sweating or itching, and possibly nausea; however, if you lie down ad relax the nausea should pass quickly.
Many people in this state find that it is pleasurable to lie down in a darkened room and listen to music, and many have even entered the ‘waking dream’ state, which was popular in the 19th century. These effects will usually last about six hours, and the higher the dose, the stronger the effects will be.
The following dosage recommendations apply to Kratom leaves, and not extract. Because people vary in sensitivity to Kratom, and different batches vary quite a lot in potency, these are only rough guidelines, and should begin with a low dose whenever you are using a new batch of Kratom. Some people find that they are very sensitive to Kratom, and even small doses may produce adverse effects such as prolonged vomiting. If this happens to you discontinue use and find an alternative herb.
Begin using Kratom in small doses of between 2-6g, this should produce mild, stimulant like effects.
7-15g can produce medium stimulant like effects, or sedative effects depending on the person and their tolerance level.
16-25g produces strong sedative like effects, and is too much for people who are very sensitive to Kratom.
26-50g is too much for most people and produces very strong sedative like effects.
Are There Any Risks?
When Kratom is taken alone, and not mixed with any other drug or herb, the biggest risk is falling asleep. Because of this you should never drive, or operate machinery after using Kratom. Even if you feel stimulated, you can become sleepy extremely quickly.
Is Kratom Addictive?
While there have been a few reports of people becoming dependent on Kratom after years of daily use, if used responsibly, it is not addictive. If used occasionally rather than daily, there is almost no risk of becoming dependent. But with almost any drug, including coffee, alcohol, and tobacco, if used daily for a long period of time, it can become a habit that is hard to break.
Kratom is available in many forms and from many vendors. Be sure to use a trusted vendor such as Kratom Liquid and Liquid Kratom.
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