Besides cannabis, there is another organic substance that is known to be very potent to function as a painkiller, Kratom. It’s widely used in traditional Southeast Asia, but today, many countries have started to consider banning this plant simply because there have not been enough clinical trials and studies. Kratom, especially the high-quality strains possesses other potential medical benefits as well. It treats chronic coughing, digestive ailments, diabetes, and even opioid withdrawal syndromes.
Nevertheless, Kratom is not without side effects. Remember that you must maintain the dosage low if you decide to consume Kratom-based products. If you take a high dose, here are the consequences:
Just like other analgesic drugs, Kratom can get you high. If you consume it in a large dose, you’ll become drowsy. Your alertness decreased, and you will surely become more relaxed. This effect may not seem like a problem if you take Kratom in a controlled situation. But if you think Kratom can replace CBD (Cannabidiol) in terms of its therapeutic effect, then you are wrong. Do not ingest Kratom if you want to deal with your anxiety before a job interview or any other stressful professional conducts.
Having said that, if you have taken Kratom before, and you know your limit when you microdose, then you are welcome to test out your resistance against Kratom’s psychoactivity.
Loss of Motor Coordination
Kratom’s effects are less predictable compared to cannabis, especially if you overdose on it. One of several other dangerous side effects is the loss of motor coordination. You may experience a series of muscle tremors and seizures if you consume too much Kratom.
Moreover, there is another form of Kratom that has been refined, Krypton. It combines Kratom with O-desmethyltramadol, and together, they can have a powerful depressive effect.
Therefore, it is best not to take Kratom before operating any machines or driving. Not only will you put yourself in danger but also other people.
Nausea and Vomiting
If you are a first-timer analgesic drug user, then you probably have to think twice before taking Kratom. Start with a small dose as Kratom can cause nausea and vomiting. If you have a history of travel sickness, do not aggravate these side effects. Avoid taking Krato while traveling or driving.
Severe Weight Loss
Another precaution that you must take is that Kratom can suppress your appetite effectively. Your body thinks that it can survive by consuming Kratom alone, but in reality, you will experience severe muscle loss. People who use Kratom for years show this effect.