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In this article, we will talk about kratom. We’ll discuss what it is, how to use it and doses, its types, and its side effects.

Kratom Dosage Per Day

kratom is used by people to self-treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. This treatment is not FDA approved.  It is also used to treat chronic pain and similar conditions. Little is known about the kratom dosage but it generally depends on the age, sex, body mass, and health status of an individual. According to a study conducted in 2018 on 8049 people, most people said that a dose of up to 5 grams of powder 3 times a day was adequate to experience effects.

General guidelines to indicate doses and their effects.

CATEGORYDOSEEFFECTS
Low to moderate1-5 gramsIncreased energy and focus
High 5-15 grams·         Pain relief·         Opioid like “high”·         Increased risk of side effects
Risky>15 grams·         Sedation·         Increased risk of serious side effects

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical tree that grows in parts of Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand. The active ingredient is found in the leaves of the tree. This plant is a member of the coffee family. There are various strains of the tree and they come in red, white, and green. The red strain has properties of painkilling and sedative, the white strain is energizing, and the green strain lies somewhere in between

It is widely used as a cheaper alternative to treat chronic pain. Sometimes it’s also used to get one off opioids but it often backfires for obvious reasons. One drug cant helps you go off another drug.

Kratom is illegal in many countries and there are efforts to restrict access and to regulate the substance in others.

Side Effects

There a few side effects that might be caused due to the ingestion of kratom. These include-

·         Nausea

·         Sweating

·         Itching

·         Psychotic episodes

·         Liver damage

·         Death due to overdose

·         Dry mouth

·         Constipation

·         Dizziness and drowsiness

How Is It Used?

Kratom comes in many forms such as capsules, powder, ground-up leaf in pill, raw leaves, extracts, and tincture. Sometimes the leaves are eaten fresh or dried or even boiled to be consumed as tea. Kratom can also be smoked or vapourised.

How and in what form kratom is ingest also affects the effect it has but there is no evidence that can guide and help with regard to which method is preferable.

It usually takes 5-10 minutes for kratom to show effects and these effects last for around 2 hours at low doses and 5 hours at high doses.

Uses And Types

There are various issues that kratom can apparently help with. These are a few-

·         Depression and anxiety

·         Pain and muscle aches

·         Fatigue

·         High blood pressure

·         Diarrhea

·         Post-traumatic stress disorder

In addition, it has some useful properties such as anti-inflammatory, immunity-enhancing, and appetite-suppressing.

There many strains of kratom that have varying effects on the body and mind. Primarily all types of kratom have 3 strains among them- red, white, and green.

Maeng da increases energy while also inducing feelings of well being, reducing pain, and makes one talkative sometimes.

Indo, from Indonesia, is less stimulating but it relieves pain and increases relaxation in turn helping with anxiety.

Bali kratom primarily helps to relieve pain-related conditions like depression and chronic pain.

Green Malay is said to help with anxiety,  pain and provides energy and focus if taken in low doses. A high dose has a more sedative effect

Thai kratom stimulates a euphoric “high” and helps with pain relief

Borneo is said to have a more sedative effect and hence helps with anxiety and stress

Malaysian strains provide a balance between stimulating and sedative effects. It lifts mood, relieves pain, and increases energy and focus.

There isn’t enough research to validate any of these properties.

Conclusion

In this article, we talked about kratom. We discussed what is it, how to use it and doses, its types, and its side effects.

FAQ: Kratom dosage per day

How can I use kratom?

Kratom comes in many forms such as capsules, powder, ground-up leaf in pill, raw leaves, extracts, and tincture. Sometimes the leaves are eaten fresh or dried or even boiled to be consumed as tea. Kratom can also be smoked or vaporized. How and in what form kratom is ingest also affects the effect it has but there is no evidence that can guide and help with regard to which method is preferable.

What are the different types of kratom?

Maeng da increases energy while also inducing feelings of well being, reducing pain, and makes one talkative sometimes.
Indo, from Indonesia, is less stimulating but it relieves pain and increases relaxation inturn helping with anxiety.
Bali kratom primarily helps to relieve pain-related conditions like depression and chronic pain.
Green Malay is said to help with anxiety, pain and provides energy and focus if taken in low doses. A high dose has a more sedative effect
Thai kratom stimulates a euphoric “high” and helps with pain relief
Borneo is said to have a more sedative effect and hence helps with anxiety and stress
Malaysian strains provide a balance between stimulating and sedative effects. It lifts mood, relieves pain, and increases energy and focus.
There are various strains of the tree and they come in red, white, and green. The red strain has properties of painkilling and sedative, the white strain is energizing, and the green strain lies somewhere in between

Can I take kratom and weed together?

One can ingest kratom and weed together but it isn’t advisable as it can lead to a chemical imbalance in the body of the individual. This imbalance can lead to adverse side effects such as headaches, fatigue, paranoia, heart palpations, insomnia, and many more. Medically, it’s not a good idea to take both together.

Are there side effects of kratom ingestion?

There a few side effects that might be caused due to the ingestion of kratom. These include-
·         Nausea
·         Sweating
·         Itching
·         Psychotic episodes
·         Liver damage
·         Death due to overdose
·         Dry mouth
·         Constipation
·         Dizziness and drowsiness

Can kratom be taken for depression and anxiety?

Kratom is known to help with depression and anxiety because of its mood-lifting properties. It also gives the body a boost of energy and focus. There is not enough research conducted to verify this data but users do report relaxed body and mins and upliftment in mood and energy levels.

Citations

https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/what-is-kratom-capsules-dosage-effects-of-high

https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/kratom-for-depression#types

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