Effect: Stimulating and Soothing
Use: Shake well. Use half to 1 bottle at a time.
Sale and use under the age of 18 not permitted. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use in case of high or low blood pressure, heart and/or lung complaints, diabetes, pregnancy, when using medication, drugs or alcohol.
Recommended dosage: 5 to 10ml
In addition to your own body weight and sensitivity, the dosage also depends a lot on the strength of the kratom. Normally, 5-10 grams of dried leaves should be enough for inexperienced users. The dosage can be slightly lower with kratom liquids, which are usually stronger than regular leaves (5-10 ml). The same goes for extract. Kratom is not addictive when used responsibly and no more than once or twice a month. More experienced users will feel the need to increase the dosage after some time.
Kratom in higher doses tends to have sedative effects, regardless of which strain is used.
Mild Effect: < 5ml
Fair/Good Effect: >5ml
Strong Effect: > 5-10ml
Kratom has a strong effect on your mood and energy. It reduces fears, while the feeling is described as happy, strong and active, with a calm mind and a strong will to work. Thai workers use it to get through the working day. The effects are felt after 5 to 10 minutes and can last for several hours.
Most people call the effects stimulating and euphoric at a low dose and sedative at a higher dose. This can probably be explained by the fact that mitragynine stimulates the delta opiate receptors in small amounts, but as the dose increases, the more and more the mu-opiate receptors stimulate. These are the same receptors that are stimulated when you take opium-based drugs.
Although the main alkaloids in kratom are related to psychedelic substances, kratom does not appear to have psychedelic effects. The main effects are similar to those of opiates: analgesic and cough suppressant, but also narcotic and euphoric. These effects are approximately comparable in strength to codeine.
Some sources claim that kratom, like other opiates, increases sexual desire in women and can reduce erection problems in men. The positive effect of mitragynine on mood and a reduction in anxiety are probably responsible for this. Other effects of mitragynine include decreased muscle tone, local anesthesia and central nervous system depression.
Direct negative effects can include dry mouth, increased urination, decreased appetite and constipation. Unlike opiates, mitragynine usually does not cause nausea or vomiting. Intensive use can result in a mild form of lethargy.
Kratom is not a medicine, but can have a positive effect on things like:
– Improved concentration
– Energy deficiency
– Relief of pain
– Reduction of “craving” in addictions