Incredible virtues for everyone
List the virtues of Kratom always cause bewilderment. Nature has given us a magical product that:
• Incredibly effective fight against pain
• is a natural anxiolytic that reduces stress
• is an anti depressant that improves mood
• is a powerful muscle relaxant that relaxes back tensions
• is an anti inflammatory
• is an anti Diarrheal
• reduces the feeling of tiredness
• has a stimulating effect similar to caffeine
• is an effective antitussive
• allows withdrawal of opioid addicts (heroin, opium, morphine) or alcohol or cigarette smoking
Kratom belongs to the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The peasants have been using it since time immemorial for its stimulating effects before a day of hard work under the sun and heat. The stimulating effect seems to come mainly from the mitragynine contained in Kratom.
Research on this aspect shows that this alkaloid has paradoxical effects. In general, the stimulating effect would depend on the dose ingested: Mitragynine induces a stimulating effect at low dose (1 to 5 mg) and a sedative effect at high dose (beyond 5 mg).
It should be noted here, that each one reacting differently to Kratom, a personal approach of the product will be only able to judge the effect for a given individual.
Kratom has always been used by local people as natural pain relief (accidentology, menstrual pain, artritis, ..). This effect is induced by the combination of several alkaloids naturally contained in the leaf of the tree. There are more than 40 but, currently, the most known and in the process of research are:
- Mitragynine Pseudoindoxyl
Low Side Effects
Laboratory tests are now confirming popular wisdom: kratom is an amazing substitute for most morphine-derived drugs. It induces a powerful painkilling effect and low side effects. In particular, it does not create, contrary to opiates, a dangerous respiratory depression (it is not possible to kill mice by administering them doses of Mitragynine 6 times higher than the lethal dose of morphine [Macko et al (1972)] )
NOTA BENE : Analysis of mitragynine content in kratom juice from various geographical locations in northern Peninsular Malaysia, where kratom is regularly consumed, indicates a daily consumption of 0.3 to 5.1 mg/kg, with no serious side effects despite prolonged use (Hassan, Z., Mustapha, M., Vineswaran, N., Yusoff, N.H.M., Suhaimi, F.W., Rajakumar, V., Vicknasingam, B.K., et al. 2013. From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: Physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse and addiction. Neuroscience and Biohavioural Reviews 37: 138–51.).