Kratom- Dosage and Side effects

What is Kratom?

First thing first, Kratom or ketum or Mitragyna speciosa all are same, so no need to get confused with the names. Kratom is a native tree of Southeast Asia and is used in traditional medicine since the 19th century. It has numerous benefits and uses, like it can be used as an anti-diarrheal medicine, a painkiller and also as a recreational drug.

Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry at University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, studies kratom and says while he believes the raw substance holds great promise for opioid withdrawal, he has deep concerns about how it is bought and sold.

“I definitely believe there is legitimacy to using kratom to self-treat an opiate addiction. I believe it from the standpoint of the material we know is pure and unadulterated and good. I just don’t know if all products available are consistently pure and good,” McCurdy explains.

Kratom Dosage:

Guide to discover your required dose of Kratom

As a beginner, try to take just 2-3 grams on an empty stomach in the morning. After consumption, wait for around 30 minutes to see the result of Kratom on your body. If the effect of Kratom on your body is not observed, then you can increase the dosage and add 1-2 grams more to it.

If you weight around 68 Kg, irrespective of gender, a lower dose of 1.5 grams may even be enough. Please make sure that Kratom overdose is not at all recommended and should be strictly avoided.

Effects of Kratom:

  •         Vomiting
  •         Sweating
  •         Constipation
  •         Itching
  •         Respiratory depression
  •         Liver toxicity
  •         Tremors
  •         Hallucinations

Since the drug is addictive too, it can also affect your mental state.

Addiction effects may include:

  •        Loss of sexual excitement
  •        Loss of weight
  •        Darkening of skin