It is not uncommon to find people dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, mental exhaustion, sleeplessness, and depression. Most people struggle to stay motivated and to be productive in their everyday lives. There are a lot of solutions that can help to deal with these problems, but not all of them are effective and long-lasting.
Nowadays many people prefer to use natural remedies, of which Kratom has become very popular.
Mitragyna Speciosa, commonly called Kratom, has been a pillar of Eastern medicine since the 19th century and has been used to successfully treat patients with different conditions.
The powerful effects of Kratom provide relief for anxiety, intense physical pain, depression, and poor mood, lack of productivity, lack of sleep and motivation.
Kratom is a tropical evergreen plant that is found in South East Asia. The plant belongs to the coffee family and is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, and several others.
Kratom has ‘opioid’ properties that are primarily pain-relieving in nature. It has also been known to bring about stimulant-related effects.
Kratom products are made from the leaves after they are crushed and ground into a fine powder. However, like some other natural plants, its leaves can be chewed.
Effects of Products Based on Origin
The effects of the Kratom product will slightly differ depending on the country of origin, and the color of the leaves. For example, products made from plants found in Bali are more sedating and will be more effective to keep a person calm and relaxed.
Plants from Thailand have more strengthening effects and can be very energetic.
On the other hand, products from Indonesia have more multifaceted effects and can have energetic, moderate, and sedative effects. While Malaysia produces leaves that have moderate effects between sedating and energizing.
From the above explanation, we can detect three types or strains of the plant product that come with different effects.
- The fast strain is an energy booster that improves mood, motivation, boosts confidence and productivity.
- The slow strain has relaxing effects that calm the body and mind, induce a feeling of peace and sometimes happiness.
- The moderate strain is a balance between the fast and slow strain; it boosts your energy and improves your mood while keeping you calm and relaxed.
Kratom in Its Different Forms
You can purchase kratom products in many forms, but we will dwell on three most popular forms: Capsule, Powder, and Tinctures.
It is important to note that all forms of Kratom are to be ingested in one way or the other, but you should never smoke it for any reason.
Capsules serve as some form of covering for the powdered substance, taking away the smell and bitter taste that is associated with the powdered product.
If you cannot stand bitter taste then you should opt for Kratom in its capsule form for easier ingestion.
The powdered substance can be taken directly and then washed down with water or a drink to wash off the not-so-pleasant taste. Many people cannot stand taking it in its powder form because it is very bitter. But it works faster in powder form than a capsule.
Tinctures are liquid extracts and concentrate from the plant. They are less bitter than the powdered form and take effect faster than both powdered and capsule forms.
You can either choose to put a drop of the extract under your tongue and swallow or add a few drops to your meal or fruit drink.