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
Increased sexual desire
Kratom at higher doses
Help with opiod withdrawal