Kratom Effects are often highly misunderstood as are it's potential side-effects. Many rush out to buy Kratom with little understanding of what it is, it's history and it's medicinal properties and either end up disappointed or overdo things and have a bad experience.
Mitragyna speciosa is actually classified, by nature off it's effects, as a Stimulant, a Depressant, and an Intoxicant. Sounds a lot like alcohol, doesn't it? The plant has a long and interesting history from it's origins in Southeast Asia. A lot can be determined about it's effects and side effects simply by studying up on the history and the herb's role in the many cultures.
In essence, the main alkaloids in it are structurally related to psychedlics, but their activity is much different. The main effects given off by the herb seem to be similar to opioid drugs. Generally with opioids, there is a problem with difficulty breathing and this is not the case with Kratoms. In fact, mitragyna speciosa has been used by many as suppress the effects of opiate withdrawal and also as an effective pain killer.
Other Kratom Effects that may be expected? Possible giddiness and sense of well-being is common. Other predominant effects are enhanced energy and cough suppression. Some have taken Kratoms as a treatment for diarrhea as it has a high fiber content. Others use Kratom and the stronger Kratom extracts to prolong sexual intercourse.
Are there possible side effects, as in negative, with Kratom use? Of course. However, they're actually quite rare. Side effects can include such things as dry mouth, irregular urination, loss of appetite, and nausea. Daily use of mitragyna speciosa in high doses over extended periods of time can result in darkening of the skin, nervousness and aggression. If use of Kratom gets to these levels, it is possible to develop some level of dependence on the herb that will require a withdrawal period. Generally the highest concentrations of the alkaloids will be in the Kratom extracts and kratom resin.
Overdose of mitragyna speciosa is possible, though not fatal. Should someone consume entirely too much of the substance in one sitting, the possible outcome would be hallucinations, delusions, tremors, nausea, problems with motor coordination and aggression. To date, there are no known cases of overdoses with fatal or irreversible consequences, even with the extracts.
Does this mean that mitragyna speciosa is perfectly safe for everyone and anyone to take? No, don't be stupid! Obviously, if you have other serious health issues, or are pregnant, or are under 18 - this is not something that you should be experimenting with. However, if you don't fit into one of those categories and want to give it a try, be sure to purchase only through trusted sources. There are plenty of fakes being sold online and caution is still important when it comes to what you put in your body. Check out our Kratom Reviews before making your next move.