Physical and psychological effects of Kratom

Your Kratom experience is quite heavily influenced by the type of Kratom and the amount of which you consume. Additional factors like previous use and body size can also influence its effects, so make sure you read our ‘Dosage‘ page if you are relatively new to this wonderful herb.

When used in small doses, Kratom has stimulant effects, boosting mood and energy. Larger doses often have more sedative-narcotic effects. However, you will need to adjust your dose depending on the type of Kratom you consume.

For example, Thai Kratom is often far more powerful than Indonesian and Malaysian Kratom. The reason for that is that the chemical compount of kratom can depend on a number of things. Think of the variety of the plant, its age, its environment, the time of harvest, etc. Similarly, kratom resins usually hold 3x more of the active ingredient (mitragynine) than drief leaves or powdered kratom products.

So find yourself a trustworthy, reputable supplier and follow their instructions. Starting with a smaller dose that you can build up over time is not only easier on your body but you will experience and appreciate the full range of effects that Kratom has to offer.

Kratom’s Top 10 Reported Effects

There are a number of different effects that are ascribed to Kratom.
Here’s the 10 most commonly reported:

  1. Alleviates pain
  2. Treats ailments
  3. Boosts mood
  4. Increases energy levels and alertness
  5. Increases concentration
  6. Reducing social anxiety
  7. Stress-reducing / relaxing
  8. Improves sleep quality
  9. Relieves opiate withdrawal symptoms
  10. Enhances sexual prowess

How Can Kratom Help You?

These effects are known to help fight depression, migraines, pain from arthritis, muscle and back pains, diarrhea and even vascular and chronic pain. Others are simply using Kratom to replace harmful and addictive prescription painkillers, to cope with long working hours or to help regulate blood sugar levels. In smaller doses, Kratom makes for an excellent aphrodisiac, whilst higher (sedative) doses are especially popular with insomniacs and those suffering from anxiety and stress-related illnesses.