Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa is a tropical evergreen plant of the coffee plant family and is grown in Southeast Asia. This nutraceutical plant is known throughout the world for its many life changing benefits. One of the most renowned of the benefits being its effectiveness when dealing with pain management and opioid withdrawal assistance. What makes Kratom such a great option for pain issues is one of its main alkaloids, Mitragynine.
The American Kratom Association states that the main alkaloid found in Kratom, Mitragynine is a natural analgesic and is capable of relieving pain, preventing symptoms of depression and combating fatigue. Red and Green Vein strains of Kratom contain the highest amount of this effective alkaloid and so these are the strongest and most effective when taken for pain relief. These strains are used throughout the Kratom enthusiast world as an alternative to both prescription pharmaceuticals as well as Over the counter (OTC) pain relievers and in most cases quite effectively. Often times Kratom is the best option for pain relief due to its effectiveness and lack of crippling side effects that have been associated with western medicine. It is important to note that you should always consult your doctor before taking Kratom for assistance with opioid withdrawal symptoms, however studies have revealed that Kratom acts on opioid receptors, so it is most effective once opiates are out of your system.
There is a seemingly endless list of ailments that cause pain, but here are some that Kratom users have experienced relief from:
•Neck & Back Pain
•Opioid Withdrawal Pain
The Best Kratom Strains for Pain Relief
As we mentioned before Red and Green Vein strains of Kratom are the most common strains used for pain relief. More specifically though these Kratom strains tent to get give the most relief:
Dosing for Pain
The beginners dose is often recommended to be between 1-2 grams. This dose offering a gentle yet stimulating and very effective pain relieving response.
More experienced users looking for a more soothing and relaxing type effect are often recommended to take between 4-6 grams. For a more sedative like effect experiences users might take up to 8 grams.
Inexperienced users are highly recommended to start low and slow and as you have acclimated to the initial dose only then should you gradually increase as needed.