Kratom is a tree species that originates from Indonesia. Its leaves are responsible for the production of the psychoactive effect. Its leaves are known to produce both sedation and stimulation effects. There are various strains of kratom; causing drowsiness while others are referred to have the pleasing caffeine stimulation. In this, it tries to generate more stimulating effects at lesser doses but becomes more sedating once the dosage is increased. It is legalized in many countries of the world and is mostly sold online in gas stations and specific shops. It enhances one’s productivity, improving moods and reduction in anxiety. There are particular rules in the administration of the drug. The right amount of medicine should be taken putting into consideration the prescription indicated. Otherwise, the drug will have zero or no effect. It helps in weaning away from heroin habit.
Advantages of Kratom drug
It enhances moods and brings a sense of positivity to the people. It also acts as a stimulant where it improves focus and helps in the clarifying of thoughts. Kratom is useful in someone’s health in reducing weight, hypertension, controlling diabetes. It is also a sexual enhancer by increasing libido and in the reduction of anxiety which is brought about by fear of interacting with people. It eliminates insomnia, excess sweating, and nausea with less sided effects. It is an analgesic where it reduces pain compared to other methods of relieving pain.
Heavy consumption of stable doses of kratom drug causes vomiting, nausea, and dysphoria.
Forms of kratom
Extracts- it is acquired by boiling the leaves in water, citrus liquid or alcohol.
Raw powder- this results from drying its leaves and powdering.
Capsules- these are filled with its powder. It is a better form since they are bitter and therefore people opt it put in pills which are easily digestible and fast.
Dosages vary depending on the freshness and strength of the plant. Freshly dried leaves are said to be the most powerful and the dried leaves are not commonly found in South East Asia. Since 2014, there have been four common grades of kratom leaves sold in the commercial market. The super, premium and enhanced classes. Several companies use terms like ‘organic commercial grade’ as the least powerful (5-30 grams dried leaf), ‘super’ (2-8grams), ‘instant premium or ‘premium’ (2-15 grams) and ‘super enhanced’ (1-5 grams)
Many suppliers do not use these labels in their products. Usually, a teaspoon of this dried leaf is generally between 1.5- 2.0 grams while 1 milliliter of the same dried leaf is 0.3-0.4 grams.
Ways of administration
Putting the powder in the mouth, taking water, mixing it and swallow is the most accessible form. Putting the powder in drinks or food is another way of administering the powder. The last method is by taking kratom in pills form which makes the long time to feel the effect hence someone consumes a larger dosage.