What Is Kratom Used For?
Anyone that uses kratom has their reasons for doing so, these reasons can vary a lot. For those of you that have never used kratom before, you may be wondering what is kratom used for. While we can’t make medical claims, a lot of us that use kratom have experienced a wide range of benefits due to taking kratom. Before we discuss what kratom is used for, I want to make sure you know what kratom is.
Kratom, also referred to as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical tree that originates from Southeast Asia. The kratom tree has a long history in this part of the world as its been a part of the “culture” here for centuries. While the kratom tree has basic benefits, its the kratom leaf that holds special abilities. This is because kratom leaves have special compounds known as alkaloids that interact with your opioid receptors in your brain.
Now, since kratom reacts to your opioid receptors, you can experience opiate-like effects. Some people refer to this as stimulation, euphoria, the kratom high. In fact, kratom can produce a lot of different effects, we’ll be discussing what kratom users commonly say about kratom. You’re going to learn that kratom can be consumed, but it’s also used for other purposes.
What Is Kratom Used For?
As I touched on above, there’s a lot of different benefits the kratom community has spoke about, many we’ll be talking about here. To understand how kratom can effect you, first you have to understand the different kratom strains and how each type can effect you.
How many kratom strains are there? We’re often asked how many types of kratom are there? It depends on who you ask.
Now, there’s 3 main types of kratom, red vein, white vein and green vein. Now, yellow vein is rare but thanks to its growing popularity, more people are accepting yellow vein kratom as a true kratom strain. Either way, all 4 of them are available on the market.
How do different kratom strains effect you?
Red Vein – Most kratom users agree that red vein kratom is the most powerful strain out of them all. Users have reported that red kratom is great for pain relief, stimulation and euphoria.
White Vein – White kratom is often labeled as the “energetic” strain. There’s a long list of effects users say they feel taking white vein, like focus, concentration, alertness and energy.
Green Vein – Green kratom is a medium between red vein and white vein. Most would agree that green vein is subtle, not as intensive as the other 2 main kratom strains. Users refer to effects such as mild pain relief, mild stimulation and a great energy booster.
Yellow Vein – Although yellow kratom is relatively new, it has a growing popularity. Users have said you can feel effects such as pain relief, mood enhancer and subtle energy.
Most Common Kratom Effects
While we’ve already discussed some of the specific effects users feel when taking kratom, there’s a lot of reasons men and women take kratom. Let’s take a look at all the different effects that many of us have felt using kratom.
- Mild Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Opiate Withdrawal
- Alcohol Withdrawal
- Stimulating (Low Dose)
- Sedative (High Dose)
- Sexual Desire
- Intestinal Issues
- Recreational Purposes
Kratom Has Been Used For Centuries
Over the last decade, the popularity of kratom here in the United States has exploded. As more people experience the benefits of kratom and share their stories, more are being attracted to what kratom has to offer. While kratom is relatively new here, kratom has a long history that dates back centuries.
Kratom, also labeled as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical tree that originates from Southeast Asia. The kratom tree has been used by ancient tribes for centuries. There’s many stories that about kratom farmers working in the fields and they would chew the kratom leaves for energy. If you didn’t know, it’s the kratom leaf that holds all the power as the leaf has special alkaloids that give you the effects kratom gives you.
The old timers used kratom on cuts as a local anesthetic. Kratom was also used for coughs and intestinal injections. In Thailand, it was even used as a snack to welcome guest.
Why Kratom Has Become Popular
It’s no secret that kratom is popular, but why? Everyone has theories, here’s mine.
(1) Opiate Crisis – A lot of people that use kratom do so because they are/were addicted to pain pills. The opioid epidemic is real and when you’re addicted to these pills, it grabs your soul. All you think about is pills and how you can get more. It becomes the priority in your life. You can’t understand that unless you’ve walked that path. Kratom provides them a level of relief that other things can’t give you.
Studies have shown that kratom is less addictive than opiates like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone, A lot of users feel kratom is safe, they like the idea of having a natural kratom supplement versus chemically manufactured pills.
(2) Kratom Is Affordable – Kratom is also affordable. It won’t break the bank to buy a kilo of kratom. Depending on your kratom dose, a bag of kratom can last for a long time. Many of our customers make their order last for the whole month. New users have a lot of questions about dosing, most of them are trying to figure out the right dose of kratom. Everyone is different, everyone reacts to kratom differently, so the only way to find your right dose is by experiencing kratom for yourself.
(3) Kratom Advocates – Thanks to the efforts of kratom advocates, kratom vendors and the American Kratom Association, we’ve been able to spread the word all around the world. You guys and gals have also chosen to share your story of kratom. I know that’s not the easiest thing to do, do kudos to you for doing that.
(4) Easy To Buy Kratom – There’s a lot of kratom vendors out there that have kratom for sale. Due to this, you can buy kratom online easier today than at any other time in the past. You still need to do your due diligence and research before you buy kratom. Unfortunately, there’s people out there cutting the kratom they sale, adding low cost herbs into the kratom. I hate it, but there’s little you can do about it. You need to get properly informed so you don’t make the mistake of buying bad kratom.
Here at Kratom Exchange, all of our kratom is pure. We’ve made a big effort to ensure our kratom is always high quality, fresh and consistent. That’s why a large percentage of our customers return again and again. Always make sure you’re buying kratom from a trusted and established vendor.
Wow, kratom is used for a lot of different reasons. Everyone has their reasons. I’ve always shared my own reason for trying kratom, I was in a bad place a few years ago. I was depressed. Doctors would write me xanax, pain killers, I felt like “death.” Long story short, I heard of kratom, gave it a try and it changes my life. Ever since, I’ve been fighting for it every day, doing everything I can to spread the word.
No matter what your reasoning, I hope you find the answers you seek with kratom. As always, if you have any questions, just let us know.