Can Kratom Help With Opiate Withdrawal?
First off, if you are being prescribed pain medication, consult your doctor before making any changes. If you are buying painkillers illegally, kratom could be a tremendous help.
Kratom is a plant that is harvested from large trees of the Rubiaceae or coffee family. In many cases, Kratom may help with opiate withdrawal. Dutch colonial botanists had given it a genus name called ‘Mitragyna’, for the stigmas of the first species resembled the shape of a bishop’s miter.
It is a known fact that traditional herbal medicines are being used for centuries as medicinal cures. On the other hand, Kratom is used to withdraw opiates. Kratom leaves are green in color and glossy but can be converted into a thick extract to make it useful for medical purposes. In addition, Kratom herbs are used for making tinctures.
How could kratom help withdrawal from opiates:
Kratom mimics the effects of opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and so on. The major alkaloid in Kratom, Mitragynine, is a partial opioid against producing similar effects to morphine.
Another interesting minor alkaloid of Kratom is 7-hydroxymitragynine that is reported to be more powerful than morphine. However, both Kratom alkaloids activate supraspina mu-and delta-opioid receptors, are the major reasons that the plant reduces withdrawal symptoms as well.
Best Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal
While many prefer white strains for the energizing effects, the best Kratom for opiate withdrawal seems to be red strains. They are also known as Red Indo/Thai/Borneo Kratom. They tend to have powerful effects on pain and relaxing qualities. Thus, it is one of the most desirable for opiate withdrawal than other stimulating types of Kratom.
The Red Vein types are preferable because they have the capability to give relief to a greater degree.
Quantity to take for Opiate Withdrawal:
Kratom has the main alkaloid named Mitragynine, which is an opioid agonist. It means that it sticks inside opioid receptors in your brain. However, these kinds of receptors influence your mood and pain levels. This is how kratom can produce opiate-like effects.
Mitragynine can produce pain relief and euphoria like morphine, although it is not same as a morphine high. The main difference between Kratom and Opiates is that Kratom prefers delta-opioid receptors first, while morphine and other opioid drugs tend to the mu-opioid receptors.
If you take large quantity of dose, Kratom is able to work more powerfully and activate mu-opioid receptors. The difference between Kratom’s empathy for either delta or mu-receptors depends on the dosage that effects from stimulating to sedating.
Kratom will have more stimulating and mood enhancing effects at lower dosages of about 2-3 grams. It will have more sedating and pain killing effects a at around higher doses. As a general rule, we should use as little as possible to get the desired result.
While extracts and resins are concentrated versions of kratom, I personally stay away from them. They tend to drastically increase tolerance to kratom, requiring more to get the desired results. I prefer the natural product in small doses as needed. I recommend using kratom powders.
In this way, While kratom may opiate withdrawal, it has not been approved by the FDA. Kratom has been used for hundreds of years in other countries. Many use this fantastic plant to avoid the use of harmful chemicals.
Do your research and be wise. If you’re going to buy kratom, just make sure it’s from a trusted kratom vendor like Kratom Exchange.