Although we must point out again that the research results you will read here should not be taken at face value, the animal studies and human user surveys that we will present are numerous and promising. However, the results can, at times, be contrary. In any case, this is a new field and lacks large-scale human clinical trials, so we can only extrapolate based on the available findings. Without further ado, here are some of the more notable psychosomatic issues that kratom appears to be effective against.
Kratom For Pain Control
Effective pain control is one of the most sought-after benefits of kratom and the main cause of the plant’s popularity. Several studies and a research review have already presented and extensively discussed the analgesic effects of mitragynine.
The most relevant research, however, is very recent. According to a 2020 study in rats, mitragynine successfully reduced chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain. The rats were injected with oxaliplatin (a chemotherapy drug) and treated with mitragynine for 5-7 days. At low doses of 5 or 10 mg/kg, this compound significantly reduced the pain experienced through interaction with α-adrenergic receptors, revealing that it also affects the adrenergic system. This study is essential as it is the first to give us insight into the biochemical processes behind the pain-relieving effect of kratom.
The best kratom strains with a strong analgesic effect are Maeng Da Red and Bali White Vein and Red Vein.
A low dose of 2 grams is effective in treating pain. The effect lasts four to six hours and is effective for osteoarthritis, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, and others.
Kratom For Inflammation
In addition to treating pain as a symptom, kratom has also proven effective in relieving the root cause of many localized pains: inflammation. Although this mechanism of action is not sufficiently understood, it is thought that through its inhibitory action on the parasympathetic system, mitragynine may cause contraction of blood vessels and exhibit its anti-inflammatory effect. The strains and doses for inflammation are similar to those taken for pain control.
Kratom For Focus And Energy
Kratom has been shown to have stimulant effects when taken in low doses. This translates into greater energy and concentration. The assumed mechanisms of action contributing to this effect are:
Its adrenergic effect can affect levels of norepinephrine, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating heart rate and blood pressure, widening airways in the lungs, and narrowing blood vessels in non-essential organs. Together, it increases alertness and arousal and speeds up reaction time.
Its anxiolytic effect allows concentration by reducing stress. Its mood-enhancing effect is supposedly achieved through the release of endorphins and serotonin.
Its cognitive effects supposedly come from the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter linked to the control of activities in the areas of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and attention.
The best-recommended Kratom strains looking for energy and focus are Red Vein Maeng Da, All Bali Strains, Green Malay, Red Vein Borneo, White Vein Thai, and White Vein Sumatra, PaylessKratom kratom powders etc. To achieve mild stimulant effects, it is enough to take small doses between 1 and 4 grams.