Both new and experienced Kratom users love using it for the rich alkaloids properties. However, you might be wondering what are Kratom alkaloids and why are they important? If you’re like most people – you take Kratom because you know it makes you feel a certain way. We’ll be discussing what chemicals inside Kratom is the cause for you to get that feeling.
An alkaloid is a natural occurring – plant compound – that contains nitrogen atoms. The caffeine in a cup of coffee is a great example of what an alkaloid is. When you drink a cup of coffee you feel the stimulation from the rich alkaloids in that cup of coffee. Also, the alkaloid – morphine – comes from poppies that is prescribed for pain relief. These compounds tend to have strong physiological effects that make them very popular. When you take Kratom you’re getting over 40 alkaloids but the most significant ones are Mitragynineand and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These 2 compounds make up roughly 68% of the total alkaloid content found in Kratom.
In order to determine how much alkaloids a strain contains you’ll have to look at their lab results. Determining the potency can vary depending on many factors. Some of these factors include how they grew it, and when they grew it. This is what separates low quality strains from how quality strains; the number of alkaloids found in the Kratom. When you take top-shelf Kratom you’ll only need a little bit to get that stimulation. However, with low-grade Kratom you’ll need a lot more to receive those effects.
The Effect from Alkaloids
Mitragynine acts as an opioid agonist so this is the reason why people prefer Kratom over other opioids; Kratom does touch some of the opioid receptors that other heavy opioids touch. However, Mitragynine is not as powerful as other opioid drugs like heroin or oxycodone. Due to the different group of Alkaloids in Kratom, it doesn’t just act as an opioid agonist. Although Kratom has Alkaloids that act like an opioid agonist, Kratom itself is not an opioid substance. Therefore this is what can cause stimulation, euphoria, relaxation, and other positive effects. While Kratom comes with its share of positives and negatives – there is still more to discover.
People use Kratom for different reasons but a lesser known application is for a pre-workout drink. When taken at low doses Kratom can have energy boosting properties. This can help you find the motivation to start your workout. You will want to avoid taking high amounts of Kratom since it can have sedative properties; which is not good for working out. Also, high amounts of Kratom can potentially make you not feel muscle strains until way later. Therefore, low doses of Kratom is a better option when using it as pre-workout. However, you want to make sure you stay hydrated during your workout. This is to help prevent any muscle cramps or dehydration especially if it’s your first time working out on Kratom.
When taken at higher dosages it can have sedation like properties. You’ll want to caution yourself on taking too much at one time in order to avoid any negative side effects. Negative side effects can include vomiting – headaches – constipation – and other side effects. When taking high amounts you’ll want to follow the adjust to taste method instead of just taking high amounts at one time. This means that you start off with a good amount and wait 30 minutes before you take more. This way you can monitor how much you are taking and avoid feeling any negative side effects.
The Kratom Experience
Many Kratom users take it daily; although this may cause you to build up your tolerance levels. Many people like taking high amounts because of the sedation – opioid type effect. Low amounts of Kratom are known to cause – coffee like – energy levels in its users. This is due to the Alkaloids that are found in Kratom. To sum it all up – Kratom alkaloids are natural occurring compounds that are found in plants. The 2 main alkaloids you get from Kratom are Mitragynine And 7-hydroxymitragynine. A great way to start taking Kratom is our Kratom Capsules.