It has been widely known that the United States is suffering from a huge epidemic with Opiates. State and federal lawmakers are acting quick based upon public urgency to implement more funding to help with the “opioid crisis.”
Yet, it appears the government may be standing the way of real progress by implementing a possible national ban on the sales and use of Kratom.
Mitragyna Speciosa is grown in the Southeast of Asia. For hundreds of years, locals and farmers in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia have used Kratom for different medicinal reasons.
This caught on in the United States, and many people began using it as a remedy to combat addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
How bad is addiction in the U.S? And why are former addicts and current Kratom consumers choosing certain strains of Kratom over others to offer relief?
Withdrawals And Addiction Crisis
How big of a crisis is opiate addiction? In 2015, CBS reported that more than 1 out 3 Americans were prescribed opioids. The CDC says the number of opiate prescriptions have quadrupled between 1999-2014.
People who suffer from withdrawal from opiates typically experience the first symptoms after 8-10 hours from the last time they took the drug. The symptoms are most intense within 72 hours and can last up to a week. Psychologically, they could last longer.
During this time, depending on the severity of addiction, an addict may experience:
l Aches and pains
l Muscle tightness
l Abdominal cramping
l Severe loss of energy
l Hot and cold flashes
A Natural Remedy
Because Kratom is legal in most states, that has brought upon a great amount of mainstream usage. This usage has transferred into success after success stories.
Aside from Maeng Da Kratom, most people are reporting that red vein Kratom, whether that be Indo or Borneo, is the strongest against withdrawals.
Many users have experienced positive results against some of the symptoms that were listed above. They’ve noticed the following:
l Mood stabilization
l Soothing feelings
l Pain relief
l Less to no anxiety
These are incredible side effects to delete, and now you can understand so many people are passionate about keeping Kratom legal and available.
How It Works And Dosage Suggestion
You have natural opiate receptors. Kratom has natural compounds that penetrate your receptors, thus, signaling your pain receptors and endorphins to shut off the pain and relax the central nervous system. The alkaloids, Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, are two of the more important alkaloids out of the 25 found in red vein Indo kratom. This is why it’s more effective, because of the higher concentration levels of alkaloids.
For a beginner, realizing that red vein is a strong strain of Kratom, you won’t need much at first. Of course, this all depends individually. Historically, based upon many user accounts, start with a gram or 1.5 grams. Wait about an hour, and if you don’t feel anything, up it to another .5 to 1.0 gram. After a couple of hours, continue to increase until you find your sweet spot.
The Final Say
While red vein Indo Kratom has a proven and more established record with relieving opiate withdrawals, this isn’t to say other forms of Kratom can’t do the same. It’s not unheard of to blend or combine different strains of Kratom, yet, ultimately the best Kratom for you will come by test and trial.
Having said that, Kratom continues to defy “Big Pharma” and “Big Government.” While being multiple purposeful, Kratom is showing why so many addicts are getting the help they need safely without harming themselves with more chemicals.