Kratom is a plant that grown in Southeast Asia. Its leaves have psychotropic and opioid-like pain-relieving effects. People from the USA has shown the great and growing interest in kratom because it can be a good alternative to opioid pain relievers. Some people want to experience the psychotropic effect of kratom.
Before using kratom we advise you to read some information about its side-effects. The more you know the better choice you will make because things aren’t as clear-cut as you may think.
What are the side-effects of kratom?
Kratom can cause a variety of different effects, like:
- Dry mouth;
- Loss of appetite;
Such side-effects can be observed when people overdose kratom or use it every day without knowing the right daily amount. Scientists say that if a person takes below 7 grams of kratom every day, he or she will not feel anything that listed above.
The long-term side-effects of kratom
People who use kratom on every day basis for years can have such symptoms like:
- Sleep problems;
- Withdrawal symptoms.
There has also been research that proves long-term kratom use leads to liver and kidney damage. Kratom makes these two filter toxins harder.
The other thing you should know: if you mix kratom with other drugs or medications it can make the side-effects worse or bring additional effects.
So, from both sides kratom can be dangerous if not knowing how to use it properly. And it leads us to the next question we need to highlight in this article.
Don’t forget that kratom is opioid-like herb and that means it is possible to overdose from it. Of course, you should take higher doses to feel something that is listed above, and kratom overdose is not like an opioid overdose, but you should be aware of circumstances.
Overdose of kratom is when you feel health side-effects like hallucinations, tremors and aggression. With all of it you can have slurred speech, heavy or shallow breathing, lethargy and impaired motor skills.
Users who are concerned with building up a kratom tolerance should always take the lowest dose needed to obtain the desire effects. Another way to avoid tolerance is by switching between strains since they all have different alkaloids and effects on the body. Lastly, Users can always do a “kratom cleanse” to flush it out of their systems.
“Kratom cleanse” means stop using kratom altogether for a few days to prevent kratom built up in your system. “Kratom cleanse” could also help with the tolerance development and slow it down considerably. Cases of kratom overdose and death have been reported, but in every case, there was a mixture of other substances involved including alcohol, gabapentin, benzodiazepines, fentanyl, cocaine and heroin.
We are not health professionals and have written this post for informational purposes only.