As someone that’s suffered with anxiety their entire life, i was intrigued to read about something called Kratom. Never heard of it? I hadn’t either, but after pouring through as much information as i could get my hands on, I’m definitely interested. Kratom comes from the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant. It derives from Southeast Asia, and has been used there for many years.
I looked through reviews on several different pages, because i wanted to know what actual users had to say about it. Most of the reviews i found were positive and encouraged me to look further. However, after searching through many different pages for information; I found that a lot of them had differing information on which strains were actually best for anxiety. This had me turning back to the reviews. After reading the testimony of several different users i decided that it tends to be different for each person taking it. Everyone had their own strain that they loved and felt worked best.
I found one website that seemed particularly helpful in understanding the different strains and their uses. I will share some of what i found with you. According to kratomscience.com, Bali is rated as the most relaxing. Both white vein thai and indo had a pretty high rating for relaxation, and so did Red Kali. These three also scored very low on stimulating effects. This is good news for anxiety sufferers.
I still had a couple more questions, how long does it last, and how long will it take for me to feel it’s effects? From what I’ve read, Kratom can be expected to last about 5-6 hours. If you consume it on an empty stomach it will take effect within half an hour to an hour. A little longer if you’ve eaten recently. My next question was about it’s legality. Most states do not have any laws making Kratom illegal. According to kratomnews.org Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Vermont, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, Sarasota County(Florida), San Diego, California, Jerseyville, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado are the only places in the U.S that have banned Kratom. I looked into this and found differences of opinions; some saying that it’s perfectly safe and other saying it could have dangerous side effects and even lead to addiction. The most commonly reported side effects i was able to find were nausea, sedation, itchy skin, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and constipation. Most users claimed this was when you take a higher dose, and that you should always start with a very low dose. The recommended dose I saw most often was 4 grams or less. If you’re experiencing anxiety on a daily basis and haven’t been able to find relief with anything else, this could be what you’re looking for! A little caution never hurts, be sure to start on a low dose and research which strain may be best for you.