Kratom is the name of a tree from the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. Also known as mitragyna speciosa, it is grown in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, growing naturally in warm climates. Its leaves are dried and used to make tea or encapsulated and sold as a supplement.
Kratom powder is a natural supplement that can suppress your appetite for you to get to a healthy weight. There are different strains of Kratom; these strains include White Vein Kratom, Maeng Da, Indo, Borneo, Bali, and Thai. The Thai strain is the one that has been made most popular as an appetite suppressant. Apart from being a natural appetite suppressant, Kratom can also give you a burst of energy. To promote weight loss, you can take anywhere from 2g to 5g a day.
You can find kratom leaves, powder, and capsules in some health food stores, vape shops, and online specialty stores. The most common uses of it are to relieve pain, depression, and opioid addiction. The two most active compounds found in kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, work on opioid receptors, but with fewer side effects.
Kratom has been used for hundreds of years in Asia as a natural home remedy. Traditionally, it has been used to treat:
- Libido Enhancement
- Muscle cramps
However, while modern science has lent some support to these and other traditional medicine claims, much more research is needed.
Kratom has been studied as a potential sexual enhancement supplement. Researchers examined several clinical studies and reported findings regarding the aphrodisiac effects of kratom. They concluded that kratom is an effective plant-based sexual enhancer.
Kratom comes in three different strains, which all are effective relievers for chronic pain. White vein, green vein, and red vein varieties provide pain relief by attaching to opioid receptors.
Although kratom targets opioid receptors like morphine and codeine, it is considered an atypical opioid. Kratom selectively inactivates specific signals, which may explain the more tolerable side effects compared to typical opioids.
Kratom has many mood-enhancing effects. Reports show that kratom is an effective treatment for opioid addiction. It has been proven to help alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of morphine and ethanol.
Other studies show that kratom has the potential as an antidepressant and a hunger suppressant. In one animal study, researchers determined that kratom lowers corticosterone levels in mice. Elevated corticosterone levels are associated with depression.