Kratom

Kratom

Kratom

Kratom can cause effects similar to both opioids and stimulants.

 

Two compounds in kratom leaves, mitragynine and 7-α-hydroxymitragynine, interact with opioid receptors in the brain, producing sedation, pleasure, and decreased pain, especially when users consume large amounts of the plant.

Mitragynine also interacts with other receptor systems in the brain to produce stimulant effects.

When kratom is taken in small amounts, users report increased energy, sociability, and alertness instead of sedation.

Kratom at lower doses

1-5 grams

Stimulant:

Alertness

Anti-anxiety

Anti-social disorder

Anti-inflammation

Muscle relaxant 

Increased sexual desire

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S

E

S

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E

S

Kratom at higher doses

Sedative

Euphoric

Help with opiod withdrawal

Fibromyalgia

Scoliosis

Hypertension

5-25 grams